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Paul and Francena Miller Research Fellowship

Established to assist faculty in the social sciences and humanities in the pursuit of their scholarly and professional projects, the fellowship supports Liberal Arts faculty in their significant contribution to the larger academic and professional discourse of their discipline or disciplines by the publication or public presentation of their own scholarly or professional work.

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

The Miller Fellowship is awarded to two tenured or tenure-track faculty members whose projects are at the advanced stage of completion, such as a book manuscript, work of art, or other scholarly or creative project. The fellowships are intended to provide the means to secure time and resources for research, writing, and/or composition to bring the project to completion. A committee of three faculty members who have previously been awarded the fellowship select recipients from submissions formally requested each spring for the upcoming academic year. Recipients are ineligible to apply for five years.

Application Process and Deadline

A CFS is usually sent out in December for a Mid-January deadline. Submissions are reviewed in January - February and recipients are named in Spring. The application should include a detailed description of the nature of the project, its significance to the larger academic and professional discourse of the applicant's discipline/disciplines, a statement specifying the intended finished product (e.g., manuscript for publication, exhibition, performance, or other completed work) by which this project will enter public discourse, a clear indication of the amount of work on the project already completed to show clearly that the project is at the required advanced stage, a provisional timetable for work remaining in the completion of the work, and a budget outline for how the fellowship funds will be used (typically, though not limited to, course releases to equal a full quarter leave from teaching). The fellowship is not intended to supplement faculty income, and receipts for any non-course release uses must be submitted to Israel Brown, CLA Budget Officer.

Presentation of Award

Each awardee receives a $12,000 fellowship, typically used for a course release in the upcoming academic year, and any costs related to the completion of the project. The announcement is made at a College of Liberal Arts General Faculty Meeting in March or April.

Questions

Dr. Babak Elahi, Associate Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
bxegsl@rit.edu
585-475-5235

2011-2012 Award Recipients

Laura Shackelford - Department of English

Lauren Hall - Department of Political Science

Conerly Casey - Department of Sociology and Anthropology

For more information on the Paul and Francena Miller Research Fellowship,
visit http://www.rit.edu/cla/awards_and_grants.php#5

Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching

For more information about the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, visit http://www.rit.edu/eisenhart

Joseph Fornieri

Joseph Fornieri
2010-2011

Keith Jenkins

Keith Jenkins
2009-2010

Andrew M. Herbert

Andrew M. Herbert
2008-2009

Timothy Engström

Timothy Engström
2007-2008
1993-1994

LaVerne McQuiller Williams

LaVerne McQuiller Williams
2005-2006

David Suits

David Suits
2002-2003

David Neumann

David Neumann
2001-2002

John T. Sanders

John T. Sanders
2000-2001
1979-1980

James Campbell

James Campbell
1999-2000
1991-1992

Dane Gordon

Dane Gordon
1996-1997

Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan
1995-1996

Michael Joseph Vernarelli

Michael Joseph Vernarelli
1986-1987

Fred L. Wilson

Fred L. Wilson
1985-1986

Sarah Huff Collins

Sarah Huff Collins
1982-1983

Houghton D. Wetherald

Houghton D. Wetherald
1981-1982

Boris Mikolji

Boris Mikolji
1976-1977

Julian Salisnjak

Julian Salisnjak
1974-1975

Pellegrino Nazarro

Pellegrino Nazarro
1973-1974

Houghton D. Wetherald

Houghton D. Wetherald*
1971-1972

Stanley McKenzie*

Stanley McKenzie*
1969-1970

*Award for Distinguished Young Teacher

Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

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Patrick Scanlon

Patrick Scanlon
2011-2012

 

Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Eric C. Nystrom

Eric C. Nystrom
2008-2009

Sean Sutton

Sean Sutton
2003-2004

Joseph Fornieri

Joseph Fornieri
2001-2002

Debra Fromm Faria

Debra Fromm Faria
1996-1997

Keith Jenkins

Keith Jenkins
1993-1994

David Neumann

David Neumann
1989-1990

Trustees Scholarship Award

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
2006-2007

James Winebrake

James Winebrake
2009-2010