Eligibility 

Program Expectations and Requirements

Award

Application Process and Content

Application Criteria

Eligibility

  • The Faculty Fellowship program is available to all OREGON STATE ADVANCE Seminar graduates from STEM departments.
  •  Applicants must document their eligibility with their college dean and academic unit administrator before applications will be considered (see “Application Process and Content”). The statement from the academic leader should indicate
    • How the work will be included in the position description; for example, the work may be included as service, assigned duties, scholarship, etc.; and,
    • A commitment to include the work for positive consideration in the performance review/evaluation for tenure and/or promotion. 
  • The fellowship recipient is expected to advance initiatives within their home unit/college that are congruent with the goal and objectives of OREGON STATE ADVANCE as stated above.

Program Expectations and Requirements

  • Faculty Fellows will be appointed for a 12-month term with the expectation that approximately 80 hours will be dedicated to fellowship-related work during that time period. A more detailed distribution of effort will be determined in collaboration with the OREGON STATE ADVANCE Leadership Team once fellows are selected with a general expectation for meaningful engagement as a fellow over the course of the appointment period.
  • Engagement as a fellow includes an expectation for making intellectual and process contributions to the work of ADVANCE at Oregon State University 
    • Participating in and promoting some of ADVANCE’s university-wide initiatives;
    • Attending at least one ADVANCE-sponsored event during the appointment period; and,
    • Helping the fellow’s college make progress on college-specific initiatives that are congruent with the goal and objectives of ADVANCE.   Precise details regarding these contributions will be incorporated into the discussion about distribution of effort.
  • A written report of the project’s accomplishments and plans for ongoing work will be required at the end of the fellowship. If appropriate, participating in an ADVANCE panel to share the work is encouraged.

Award

Each fellow is given a $3,000 award, which will be managed by the ADVANCE program. Funds must be spent within the 12-month award period. Award funds may be used for any state-approved expense such as:

  • Business-related travel expenses such as meetings of professional associations or for research activities; and business-related meals or hosted professional functions.
  • Books, journals, and other scholarly materials.
  • Manuscript submission fees.
  • Capital equipment, research equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Summer salary and OPE.

Application Process and Content

In year two, Faculty Fellows will be selected in Fall term with appointments beginning the following Winter term in order to create cohorts of fellows. For fullest consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by October 1, 2017 for fellowships beginning Winter term 2018*. Applicants are notified when applications are processed and are notified of the fellowship competition outcome by October 15, 2017.

*Fellowships may begin in Fall term if desired. Please discuss with ADVANCE staff.

Complete applications consist of the following:

    1. Contact information. 
    2. A two-page curriculum vitae. 
    3. A statement (approximately 200 words) of the contribution (tasks and significance) you want to make toward the goal and objectives of OREGON STATE ADVANCE. 
    4. A proposal (no more than 500 words) describing the current/planned initiative your unit/college is taking on. Clearly state the objective(s), significance, and your intended contribution.
    5. A completed Eligibility Form signed by the academic unit administrator and college dean. Please download an Eligibility Form from the OREGON STATE ADVANCE website.

Send both your completed application and the Eligibility Form directly to Cynthia Lopez, Project Manager, ADVANCE@oregonstate.edu. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Application Criteria

Fellows will be chosen by the OREGON STATE ADVANCE selection committee after an initial screening process. Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • The promise of a specific task/project being proposed that furthers the goal and objectives of ADVANCE at Oregon State University.
  • The proposed project’s potential interest/applicability to other units across the university.
  • The perception of the selection committee with regard to the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interaction and to contribute to sustaining a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice.

Research instruments, findings, papers, and other materials funded by the OREGON STATE ADVANCE Faculty Fellowship program will be maintained centrally and shared widely by OREGON STATE ADVANCE.