Summer Faculty Fellowship Application

Summer Faculty Fellowship 2024 application closed on November 1st.

Applications for Summer 2025 will open in September 2024.

The Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) is open to full-time tenure-track, tenured faculty and full-time librarians who are involved in an active program of scholarship. SFF defines scholarship to include: discovery, integration, application, and teaching.  The program provides 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 paid during the summer pay periods (summer 2024).  


All full-time tenure-track, tenured faculty and full-time librarians with the following stipulations:  

  • Faculty who received an SFF award in the previous two summers (2022 or 2023) are not eligible
  • Faculty receiving summer research stipend/salary from another SU funding program or endowed chair are not eligible
  • Faculty receiving a summer stipend/salary from an external grant or fellowship are not eligible
  • 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)

Proposal Requirements

Applications will only be accepted through the online form including a cover sheet (online questions) and an upload for your proposal narrative.

The proposal should be a maximum of 5 pages single spaced. Please be sure to write your proposal for an audience of colleagues not in your discipline, addressing the following sections:

  • Introduction, significance and purpose of the project (How does the project contribute to significant questions or knowledge in your discipline?)
  • Description of the project, including goals, expected results, and timeline
  • Benefits of the project to applicant’s research program and specifically how the program will be advanced
  • Previous levels of research support received and summary of results, and specifically if your research has benefited from a previous Summer Faculty Fellowship.

You will also be asked to upload your CV, including an relevant trainings, presentations, or publications. The CV should be a maximum of 5 pages single spaced.

Review and Notification

The review committee is made up of nine faculty members from across campus whom have previously received a Summer Faculty Fellowship or other internal SU funding.

Selected recipients will be notified in early 2024. All applicants will receive feedback in early 2024. 

SFF Review Criteria

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