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. Starting in 2017, up to TWO Fellowships of $5,000 each may be awarded. The program guidelines have been expanded to include funding for an additional fellowship for a project proposal that specifically aligns with the Libraries’ ever-increasing activities 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 an office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 28, 2017 – August 10, 2018).
The deadline for applications is Friday, May 5, 2017. We plan to announce the 2017-2018 AY Fenwick Fellow at the start of the Fall semester. For additional information, please contact Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, at: 703-993-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.