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The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017


Deadline:

December 15, 2016


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THE AWARD PROGRAM

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support for systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive.

Along with the research portfolio, selectors will examine evidence of deep campus service and mentoring commitments early in each candidate’s career, with a focus on creating inclusive opportunities for underrepresented scholars at all levels. At the same time, the Malkiel Scholars Program will work to strengthen the community for these emerging leaders within their disciplines by building a network around them and encouraging careers that focus on diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION

Applicants eligible for the Malkiel Scholars Award will be assistant professors in tenure-track appointments who are pursuing tenure. They will have successfully passed the standard third-year review or their institution’s equivalent no later than January 29, 2017 and will be in the fourth or fifth year of the tenure-track appointment. Applicants who would be considered for tenure during the award year will be ineligible.

FIELDS SUPPORTED

Malkiel Scholars may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes addressed in Dr. Malkiel’s scholarship and career—that is, topics related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. Examples might include changing perspectives on civil rights; legal, social, and organizational responses to social change (such as affirmative action or community organizing); women in leadership; single-gender higher education; the history of coeducation in higher education; and the evolution of social institutions and movements from 1900 to the present.

The Malkiel Scholars Award will recognize junior faculty candidates who not only balance research, teaching, and service but in fact give great weight to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars. The selectors will focus on and privilege service and leadership activities that address and ameliorate underrepresentation on campus, and give preference to candidates who embody a high standard of excellence.

SELECTION

Along with the research portfolio, selectors will examine evidence of deep campus service and mentoring commitments early in each candidate’s career, with a focus on creating inclusive scholarly communities on campus and in the discipline. Ten Malkiel Scholars Awards will be made in 2016–17.

All applications will first be screened for eligibility by Foundation staff and then be reviewed by a three-member selection panel. The selectors are faculty and university administrators who are familiar with Dr. Malkiel’s work and career, and who are themselves experienced in faculty development.

A group of finalists will be invited for interviews, and panelists will make the final selection of ten Fellows. Interviews will take place in mid-March 2017, with awards announced in early April 2017.

APPLICATION OVERVIEW

In addition to an online application and a C.V., Malkiel Scholars 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 15, 2016. Applicants who will not yet have passed the third-year review at that point, but who anticipate doing so before January 29, 2017, may submit subsequent confirmation that they have passed the review.

THE AWARD

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive.

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November 15, 2016




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