Faculty members who seek additional funding for Spring 2009 research projects should plan to apply now for a 2008-09 Sam Taylor Fellowship. The Fellowships award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at Methodist-related colleges in Texas. Last year SMU faculty in Chemistry, Theology, Political Science, and Religious Studies received awards.

Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the Fellowships, which support research “advancing the intellectual, social, or religious life of Texas and the nation.” The program does not award for instructional materials or equipment, nor for travel not associated with the Fellowship project.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • significance of the project
  • clarity of the proposal
  • professional development of the applicant
  • value of the project to the community or nation
  • the project’s sensitivity to value questions confronting higher education and society.

The deadline for application is Sept. 1, 2008; applications may be submitted beginning in early summer. Notification of awards is in late October. For more information, contact Kathleen Hugley-Cook in the Office of National Fellowships, 8-3325.