ISS Faculty Fellows Program
Fall 2012 Residency
Call for Nominations
In addition to its interdisciplinary theme projects, the ISS periodically selects junior social science faculty to be fellows-in-residence at the Institute for a semester of research on a project of their choice. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the next ISS Faculty Fellows Program, which will be hosted by the Institute during the Fall 2012 semester.
The primary purpose of this in-residence program is to advance the careers of Cornell University’s most promising junior faculty members in the social sciences. The program is designed to support assistant professors in the 2-3 years just prior to tenure review, and associate professors just prior to the review for promotion to full. The program is also designed to create an environment of intellectual exchange and an appreciation for interdisciplinary scholarship.
Up to 10 fellows will be in residence for the Fall 2012 semester. During this semester the faculty member is expected to spend the majority of his or her time at the ISS working on a research project of their choice (whether individual or collaborative). Thus, fellows are expected to be granted one-half year of teaching release by their Deans and chairs. Each fellow is also excused from "heavy" administrative responsibilities for the semester so that they can concentrate full-time on their research activities. Fellowswill receive a research grant of $10,000 to support their chosen project. Fellows’ home departments will receive $5,000 to partially offset course reductions.
Deans are asked to nominate their most promising assistant and associate professors, targeting social scientists whose work illustrates a high level of quality as well as productivity, shows creativity and imagination, and demonstrates current as well as future impact in the field. Nominations are due November 18, 2011. For more information regarding the nomination and selection process, see Fellows Search Guidelines.