: If seeking basic administrative and clerical support, faculty should not apply for a faculty-initiated fellowship position. Instead, please see student hourly wage positions
(below). Violations of this guideline may impact future funding decisions.
The timeline for this form of funding is provided in the table below. Faculty should submit their proposals directly to the director of their division by the listed deadline. After this date, the division director and department chairs meet and decide which proposals to recommend for funding to the Dean-Provost.
Once the Dean-Provost approves the proposals, they are announced to faculty, and subsequently to students. Students then apply to faculty members, who make the decisions and announce them according to the timeline. Guidelines for student applications and announcements will follow departmental or divisional formats, to be determined.
Selected students have one week to reply if they accept the position. All paperwork must be submitted by April 15. After this date, unfilled positions will be closed. Deadlines for summer 2014
|Stages ||Deadlines for Spring 2014 ||Deadlines for 2014-15 onwards |
|Faculty submit proposal(s) to division directors ||February 14 ||December 2 |
|Target date for announcements of approved projects to faculty ||February 21 ||December 15 |
|Students apply to faculty ||March 7 ||February 7 |
|Faculty decisions are announced to students ||March 14 ||February 14 |
|Students reply to faculty ||March 28 ||February 21 |
|Students submit paperwork and housing application that includes start and end dates to the division director. ||April 15 ||April 15 |
As a faculty member, students may approach you with ideas or proposals for research projects beyond the normal scope of your regular research. Such a project may receive university funding so long as you agree to supervise the project and provide guidance to the student researcher.
Students and their advising faculty member should apply for funding jointly. Click to learn more about student-initiated fellowship applications
Student Hourly Wage Positions
Research assistantships will also be available for students to support faculty research that may not have the format of a student project. These positions will involve hourly pay. To obtain this type of funding, faculty must apply to the Research Council
, according to posted guidelines. In exceptional cases it may fund graduating seniors.