Research Faculty Teaching Fellows

EVPR Office Annual Programs
Thursday, January 29, 2015
FY2016 Research Faculty Teaching Fellows Program
In order to enhance the interaction across the Institute’s teaching and research activities, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) announces the FY2016 Research Faculty Teaching Fellows Program. This program seeks to leverage the expertise in cutting-edge research programs into instructional programs that enhance the teaching missions in the academic units.

Information Session
An information session for prospective fellows will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to Gail Spatt ( by Monday, January 5, 2015. Please indicate any dietary restrictions. Current and former fellows are encouraged to attend and share their experiences. The location will be posted on the application website as soon as it's confirmed.

The program provides resources for partial coverage of salaries and fringe benefits, but does not cover indirect costs. Fellows receive a maximum of 25% salary support per three-unit course per semester for: preparation, instructional effort, and student/academic unit interactions. Please note that additional funding from the teaching unit may be required, and that fellows are only eligible for funding from the EVPR during the semester in which they are teaching.

Eligible Parties
Research faculty who work outside of the academic units (e.g., GTRI, EI2, OIT, and Centers reporting to the EVPR). Research faculty within academic units are also eligible to apply, provided that teaching is not already one of their standard job responsibilities.

Award Timeline
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Recipients Notified: Friday, May 1, 2015

Submission Process:
Submit your application at  New for FY16: applicants do not need to collect financial information and signatures in advance, as that information will be routed electronically. However, applicants must provide the appropriate contact information for the parties who will authorize those approvals.
Priority will be given to proposals from research faculty who are:
  • Seeking initial teaching experience
  • Offering new, innovative courses based upon their unique expertise
Fellows will receive training and support through the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. This will include a Course Design Studio during the summer (June 5, 8, 10 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and a Research Faculty Teaching Fellows Learning Community that will meet bi-weekly during the semester in which each fellow is teaching. Attendance at the summer Course Design Studio and the Learning Community meetings throughout the year are required elements of the program.
The objectives of the Research Faculty Teaching Fellows Program are to:
  1. Strengthen the relationships and encourage an on-going collaboration between academic faculty and research faculty who are outside of the academic units.
  2. Enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Supplement and complement the scholarly expertise within the academic units with the research faculty’s expertise through:
    1. Development of new, advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses that bring cutting-edge research concepts into the classroom, or
    2. Enhancement of existing, advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses with cutting-edge research concepts, or
    3. Participation in other instructional related activities as approved by the academic unit.
    4. Allow for short-term expansion of instructional staff in the academic units for routing teaching requirements; however, such cases will require demonstration of exceptional need by the academic units.
Research faculty who participate in this program are expected to become involved in other activities that would be appropriate for the academic unit in which they are teaching. Such activities may include: maintaining office hours outside of the classroom for student consultation; serving on committees; advising students; developing team-taught courses; and collaborating on proposals for instructional and/or research projects.
Final approval will be made by the Executive Vice President for Research and the Deputy Director of GTRI based upon the anticipated contribution to the Institute’s overall mission and the availability of funds. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2015.
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