Fenwick Fellow Program


The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. Up to TWO Fellowships of $5,000 each may be awarded each academic year.  The program guidelines include funding for an additional fellowship for a project proposal that specifically aligns with the Libraries’ ever-increasing initiatives in the area of digital scholarship (e.g., digital humanities, data-focused research, development of digital content and curation). As always, the selection committee will be especially interested in research projects that make substantial use of the Libraries' resources and services.

In all cases, the awarded funds are to be designated towards the acquisition of library research materials and/or digital infrastructure and tools that may be needed for the Fellow’s research project, as well as for associated research costs (e.g., research assistant support, survey costs, defrayal of conference costs when specifically required for the Fellow’s research project, and other related incidental costs). In addition, the Fellow is given use of a technology-equipped office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 24, 2020 – August 6, 2021).

Please note that only tenured, tenure-track, and term (multi-year appointment) faculty at George Mason University are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals.  It is advised that previous Fenwick Fellow awardees do not submit proposals.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the University Libraries begins accepting applications for this year's Fenwick Fellow competition.  The deadline for applications is Monday, June 1, 2020. We plan to announce the 2020-2021 AY Fenwick Fellow at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.  For additional information, please contact Debra Hogan, Executive Specialist to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, at:  703-993-2491 or dhogan1@gmu.edu.