The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is pleased to partner with the Office of the Provost to provide a series of summer workshops to prepare faculty to apply for the national Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program through the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program awards $200,000 fellowships to support exceptional scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that addresses critical issues in our society.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Aondover Tarhule said: “The Carnegie Corporation of New York funds these fellowships specifically to engage the expertise of scholars from the humanities and social sciences in helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing social problems. Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are necessary to this process because they are trained to understand and address society’s underlying constructs and institutions.”
Applications to participate in the summer workshop series in preparation for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program are open to all faculty. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2022, and applicants will receive notification of their acceptance by April 30, 2022. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 23, June 8, and June 20.
Faculty who are selected to participate in and complete the summer workshop series will work to complete a research proposal for the fellowship and will receive a $250 stipend from the Office of the Provost.
The Office of the Provost will review proposals and select one junior and one senior scholar as nominees from Illinois State University for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, potential impact on the field, and plans to share findings with a broad audience.
Dr. Roberta Seelinger Trites, interim associate vice president for academic administration, said the Provost’s Office welcomes the chance to support this opportunity for professional development: “Faculty members who apply to participate in these workshops will be afforded the opportunity to gain competitive grant-writing skills and to enhance how they communicate about their own civic engagement work.”
More information and the workshop application can be found on the CCE website.