Full-time SMU faculty members seeking additional funding for research projects in Spring or Summer 2018: Don’t forget to apply for a Sam Taylor Fellowship by Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Provided through the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Fellowships provide up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. They support research “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.”
Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions confronting higher education and society.
Funds provided through the Fellowships support a variety of research-related expenses, including travel and lodging for research in the United States or abroad, work at archaeological sites, costs of interview transcriptions, lab chemicals, and acquisition of photos for publications.
The Fellowships do not support instructional materials or equipment, salary replacement, or travel to conferences or other venues not associated with the specific project.
All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply, including faculty who have received fellowships previously. Last year, 21 SMU faculty members at all levels, in five schools and 15 departments, received Sam Taylor Fellowships. Award notices will be sent in November 2017.