Faculty Fellowship Applications

Application Deadline:
Monday, November 7, 2022

IAS residential fellowships are designed to allow fellows to participate in and benefit from the IAS’s interdisciplinary community of scholars. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at the Institute, where they can benefit from the community of scholars and share their work across disciplines. Each faculty fellow is provided with private workspace and a computer in the IAS’s offices in Northrop on the Twin Cities campus. Fellows are required to attend the weekly Residential Fellows work-in-progress seminars, and fellows are expected to participate in other activities of the Institute, including attendance at public programs.

Scholars who are engaged in collaborative work may apply in teams of two or three as faculty fellows. Those applying as part of a team may include the same general project description in their individual applications, but each must also include at minimum a paragraph describing precisely what her or his contribution to the final project will be. Applications from faculty applying in teams will be evaluated on individual merit as well as part of the group.

The Institute covers half of the fellow’s B-base salary and fringe for the semester in residence, up to a maximum of $35,000. (This will cover half of a semester’s salary and fringe of faculty whose B-base salary is below $104,800; the home college is responsible for the fellow’s remaining salary and fringe.) Fellowships are intended to give the faculty member time to work on research and creative work, therefore faculty members may not teach (regular or overload) during their fellowship semester. Residential fellowships are not leaves; fellows may still have non-teaching responsibilities in their home departments. IAS Advisory Board members and faculty who had IAS residential fellowships in 2018-19 or later are not eligible. All other University of Minnesota regular faculty from the five system campuses are eligible. Fellowships are open to faculty at all ranks; we encourage applications from assistant and associate professors. Fellows from the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses will receive $10,000 for relocation expenses during the fellowship semester. 

We strongly encourage applicants to discuss with their department chair/head, in advance of applying, the implications of a semester’s teaching leave. All applications are subject to departmental and collegiate approval for this leave.

An information session about IAS Faculty Fellowships featuring Jennifer Gunn (former Director, IAS) and Susannah Smith (Managing Director, IAS). Recorded October 8, 2020.

You can also review this Powerpoint, which includes tips on what makes a good proposal.