Maurice G. Eldridge Faculty Fellowship

The Maurice G. Eldridge Faculty Fellowship was established in 2011 by Eugene M. Lang '38 to honor the service of Maurice G. Eldridge '61, Vice President for College and Community Relations, to the College and its commitment to academic excellence linked to socially responsible civic engagement.

This fund supports a fellowship for a member of the faculty whose scholarship and teaching contributes significantly to community service and civic engagement, linking teaching and scholarship to real-world community-based engagement. It is to be awarded to a tenured member of the faculty through an application process administered by the Provost. The fellowship is held for a four year period, and during that time the Fellow is expected to design and implement curricular initiatives and commit to a program of scholarship that support the goal of addressing real-world problems through community engagement.

The fellowship provides a second semester leave, two course releases for the Fellow during the academic year(s) when the design and implementation of the curricular initiatives are underway, and a budget of $15,000 for project and dissemination projects. 

The Fellow may work in close collaboration with The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. The project is expected to include a dissemination component which might, for example, include a conference among colleagues at other institutions engaged in similar work. Tenured faculty will apply for the Fellowship with a long-term project in mind that combines both teaching and scholarship. The fellow will be selected by the Provost in consultation with the President, division chairs and the Executive Director of the Lang Center. 

An application consists of: 
1. a narrative proposal of not more than 5 pages describing the project, addressing both the scholarly and curricular components; 
2. a timeline for the work to be accomplished, including the leave schedule of the applicant and the likely timing of course releases; a budget for project and dissemination costs; 
3. a current curriculum vita; 
4. a letter of support from the department chair acknowledging that the schedule of course releases is consistent with the department's future course offerings. 
Applications are typically due in March with an anticipated start of September the same year. Note: A later start for the four year fellowship is possible, if the circumstances surrounding a compelling proposal dictate.