Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award
The application deadline is December 2, 2019.
In addition to an online application and a C.V., Mellon Faculty Leaders Award applicants must submit short essays describing their research/publication plan, their service priorities and commitments, and their career objectives. The application portfolio must also include an abstract of a current manuscript, conference paper, or article, along with a brief explanation of the relationship of this work to the tenure portfolio; a simple budget for use of the award as part of the Award proposal; and two letters of recommendation by senior colleagues. References should speak to the applicant’s scholarly promise as well as to her/his demonstrated affinity for teaching, advising, and service.
Applicants will also submit sample syllabi of courses developed since the start of the tenure-track appointment in the current institution, as well as lists of advising assignments and department- or university-level service assignments.
Deadline for all applications: December 2, 2019 at 5 pm EST. Applicants who will not yet have passed the third-year review at that point, but who anticipate doing so before January 29, 2020, may submit subsequent confirmation that they have passed the review.
Please read closely the application instructions below.
A complete application for the Mellon Faculty Leaders Award Program consists of these required components:
- • A submitted online application
- • Two (2) letters of recommendation from senior colleagues that speak to the applicant’s scholarly promise as well, to her/his demonstrated affinity for teaching and advising, and to her/his commitment to service and inclusion.
- • PDF files, submitted online, of the required supplemental items:
- ◦ A curriculum vitæ
- ◦ An essay describing the applicant’s research/publication plan and career objectives (maximum of 750 words)
- ◦ An essay describing the applicant’s commitment(s) to service and ways in which such service contributes to building a more inclusive community on campus and/or in the profession (maximum of 750 words)
- ◦ Abstract of a current manuscript, conference paper, or article, along with a brief explanation of the relationship of this work to the tenure portfolio
- ◦ A simple budget developed using this template.
- ◦ List of courses developed since the start of the tenure-track appointment in the current institution, as well as sample syllabi for two courses of the applicant’s choosing
- ◦ List of advising assignments
- ◦ List of department- or university-level service assignments.
- • Note: Please prepare these materials in 12-point Times New Roman font. Label all files as “LastnameFirstname_Item_MFLAward.pdf”.
- ◦ Examples:
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Please leave these PDFs separate—you will be submitting eight files, not one.
About the Online Application
- • Go to the application site. It is recommended that you save the Web page as a bookmark.
- • Create an account and fill out the required information.
- • Click the SUBMIT button before December 2, 2019 at 5 pm EST.
- • Return to your account page and scroll to the bottom. Click on “submit supplemental items.” Upload your eight supporting PDFs, as listed above, in the supplemental items section of the online application.
About the Letters of Recommendation
- • To register your recommenders in the online application, return to your account page and scroll to the bottom. Click on “submit supplemental items.” In the recommendation request section, click on “start” next to each listed letter of recommendation to initiate an email request to your recommender.
- • After entering your recommender’s name and email address, you will have the opportunity to include a personal note in the notification email. It is strongly advised that you provide a “submit by” deadline in this area for your recommenders.
- • Once you have started the process, your recommenders will receive an email requesting they submit a letter on your behalf. They have the option to accept or decline this request. Recommenders who accept the request will be taken to an online form where they will enter some information before uploading and submitting their recommendation letter. If a recommender declines your request to provide a recommendation, you will be notified by email. If you receive a “decline” notification, you will need to return to your account page and “start” a new recommendation process with a different recommender.
- • You also have the ability in this same area of your account page to change a recommender by clicking on “cancel” and then following the procedures to “start” a new recommendation process with a different recommender, or to “resend” a request to one of your recommenders, if necessary.
- • You will be able to track receipt of your letters of recommendation in the “supplemental items” section of your application. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that they have submitted their online recommendation prior to the deadline, December 2, 2019 at 5 pm EST. We strongly recommend that letters of recommendation be submitted as early as possible to ensure they are received prior to the deadline.
- • All document submissions must be properly labeled. Incorrect file labeling may delay the processing of the application.
- • Inquiries may be directed to [email protected].
- • Once again, the deadline for all components of the application is December 2, 2019 at 5 pm EST. It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted at least one day prior to the application deadline, to ensure the documents have been received.
- • You will be able to log in and return at any time to your account to edit your personal information, change your password, start and/or complete your application, and verify receipt of supplemental items.