Summer Faculty Fellowship


Download the application here: 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Application

About the Program The Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) is for individual tenure-track,tenured faculty and full-time librarians who are involved in an active program of scholarship. SFFP defines scholarship to include: discovery, integration, application, and teaching.The program aims to provide salary support for efforts to build on previous scholarly or creative endeavors (e.g., for the writing of scholarly products or grant proposals) or to move projects in a new direction (research that could provide the basis for future proposals).The fellowship amount is $7,100 total; paid in three installments during the summer pay periods.

Eligibility: All full-time tenure-track, tenured faculty and full-time librarians who did not receive a 2016 or 2017 SFFP Award, with the following stipulations:

  • Faculty holding endowed chairs are ineligible if they receive research funding as part of the chair.
  • Faculty receiving summer research funding from another SU funding program are not eligible.
  • Faculty receiving a summer stipend/salary from an external grant or fellowship will not be considered.
  • Recipients may not teach more than one summer course.
  • Full-time employment the subsequent year is required for receipt of funds (faculty on sabbatical will be counted as full-time employees during their sabbatical).

Application process:Submit the completed proposal by email to or to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) in the University Services Building, Room 203, by noon November 10, 2017

Proposal Format: The project proposal should be at least 11-point font size with one-inch margins and maximum of five pages in length.Proposals should include the following:

  1. Proposal Submission Cover Page
  2. Project proposal, written for an audience of colleagues not in your discipline and addressing the following areas:
  3. Introduction, significance and purpose of the project (How does the project contribute to significant questions or knowledge in your discipline?),
  4. Description of the project, including goals, expected results, and timeline,
  5. Benefits of the project to applicant’s research program and specifically how the program will be advanced,
  6. Previous levels of research support received and summary of results, and specifically if your research has benefitted from a previous Summer Faculty Fellowship.
  7. Brief professional vita (maximum length 5 pages)
  8. Specify whether the project will need IRB approval. If the project involves human subjects, you may need to go through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) review after the fellowship is awarded.You can find the IRB policies and procedures at Notification of IRB approval for SFFP projects should be provided to the Director of OSP by the end of April 2018.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Clarity of proposal - needs to be easily understood by readers not in the discipline (10 pts.)
  2. Significance of topic within the applicant’s academic discipline (10 pts.)
  3. Project’s potential to advance the applicant’s program of research (10 pts.)
  4. Realistic project completion timeline (10 pts.)
  5. Results from previous research support or potential for continued scholarship (10 pts.)

Announcement of Awards: Applicants will be notified by January 2018.

Fellowship Requirements: Summer Faculty Fellowship recipients are required to submit a report on the results of their work to the Office of Sponsored Projects by November 1, 2018.

Questions: Contact Rebecca McColl, Director, OSP (Ext. 6161 or