Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

Nov 2, 2016, 10:57 AM

Fellowship opportunities available through collaborative partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest


The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $32,700.  All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. 

How It Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at Big Ten Academic Alliance member universities apply directly via the Smithsonian’s Online Application Appointments (SOLAA). From 2017 forward, it will be possible for more than one award to be granted per campus. Fellowships awarded in future years could number as many as two dozen or more in one cycle.

Application Instructions
See Application Guide for full details on how to apply. The application materials must be submitted electronically between September 6, 2016, and December 1, 2016, at 5 PM through https://solaa.si.edu.


Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate

The Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate is a collaborative effort of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) that aims to recruit candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution.

With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program will place 30 new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master’s degree recipients in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts into tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges over a period of 5-6 years.

Faculty who are hired into the selected tenure-track positions at an ACM college, and who are eligible to be designated as a Faculty Fellow, will have a reduced teaching load for the first year and second year of their tenure track (or an extended fourth-year leave, at the discretion of the college). Successful candidates will also receive other support, including campus-based mentoring along with consortial workshops to provide the Fellows a rich introduction to teaching, scholarship, and professional development at residential liberal arts colleges.

Eligibility for Faculty Fellowships
The Fellows Program is open to all qualified candidates and encourages applications from individuals:

  • from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, and/or first­-generation college students;
  • who have followed non­traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages; and
  • who have demonstrated a commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.
In the 2016-2017 hiring cycle, ACM Colleges are eligible to designate Faculty Fellows in the following areas:
Beloit College: History; Media Studies
Carleton College: African and African American Studies; Political Science
Cornell College: Religion
Grinnell College: English; History
Knox College: Classics; Educational Studies (elementary education)
Lake Forest College: Psychology
Lawrence University: Ethnic Studies; Music Theory
Monmouth College: Political Science; Psychology
Ripon College: Psychology
St. Olaf College: Music Department; Joint appointment in Religion and Environmental Studies
Find out more or register your interest in being considered for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the liberal arts colleges of the ACM.