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Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship

The Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship award is a named version of one of our regular Faculty Fellowships. This Fellowship, providing a one-term research grant is awarded annually to a non-tenured member of the faculty who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and promise as a scholar. The holder of this Fellowship will be designated as the Class of 1962 Fellow and be entitled to a research fund of $1200. Fellowships may not be used in the sixth year in the rank of Assistant Professor. Details of the Fellowship follow.

To apply for a Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship, the candidate should apply for a regular one-term Faculty Fellowship but should write "1962 Fellowship" at the top of the proposal. Procedures and deadlines are the same as those for Faculty Fellowships and Senior Faculty Grants. A 1962 Faculty Fellowship application must include specific supplementary information from both the candidate and the department or program. This document shall be used as a guideline only by the candidate and the department/program in developing the supporting materials for the application; it is not to be filled out. Applicants not selected for the 1962 Fellowship will automatically be considered in the regular Faculty Fellowship pool. There is no need to submit two applications.

A call for applications will be announced each fall.

The Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship

Background

The Class of 1962 established this Fellowship with two aims: to acknowledge the lasting importance of exceptional teaching at Dartmouth, and to support outstanding junior faculty members in research projects. The Fellowship was awarded for the first time in 1983.

Eligibility

Candidates may be nominated from the Humanities, Science, and Social Science Divisions of the College as well as from the Interdisciplinary Programs.

Criteria

Excellence in teaching takes many forms: inspiring classroom performance through presentations and lectures; skilled leadership of seminars and tutorials; sensitive academic counseling of undergraduates. Candidates will be selected for having manifested these qualities and for possessing outstanding potential for significant contributions to scholarship. Candidates are advised to address in their research proposal the following three questions:

  1. What are the specific objectives of the proposed research?
  2. What is the research design or analytic method to be used?
  3. Why is the project important to the applicant's field of study and his or her professional or intellectual development?

The Department or Program Chair has an essential role to play in the deliberation of the Class of 1962 Fellowship Committee. A thoughtful, objective assessment of a candidate's teaching record and research proposal will not only aid the committee in making a decision, but will also give the candidate the best opportunity to be selected. Sources of direct evidence to which the Chair could refer that would be of great help to the committee are: reports of departmental class visitations, student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, and reviews of the applicant's research, writing or other professional work.

The candidate has the responsibility to submit a clear explanation of the research proposal that can be understood by non-specialists. It is also suggested that the candidate include with his or her proposal the following:

  1. A current vitae,
  2. A list of courses taught at Dartmouth and elsewhere,
  3. A list of College committee assignments and extra-curricular but teaching-related activities,
  4. Summaries of performance evaluations of any type that might help in the committee's review, and
  5. A short list of important citations of their work

When the Chair of the Department or Program has received all applications for the 1962 Fellowship, he or she should address a letter of recommendation to the Associate Dean and send it along with all of the information the candidate has provided. The Associate Dean will forward all of that information, together with his or her own letter of recommendation, to the Dean of the Faculty. The Dean will see that all material is submitted to the members of the 1962 Fellowship Committee in a timely fashion. The Committee's slate of candidates for the Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship will be presented by the Dean to the Committee Advisory to the President for their action.

After the Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship has been awarded, the accounting for the fellowship takes place in the Fiscal Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The contact person in this office for the fellowship is Erin L Bennett. The fellow will submit all properly completed and signed travel vouchers, request for payment forms, miscellaneous income payment vouchers etc, to the contact person for this program for reimbursement.

Last Updated: 2/15/10