Jepson Fellows

A generous gift to the University from Alice Andrews Jepson ’64 and Robert Jepson, her husband, enabled the creation of the Jepson Fellows Program.  This initiative is designed to enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain the highest quality junior faculty members and to support them in their quest for promotions and tenure.

Each Fellowship award is for one full academic year, and the recipient will have his or her teaching load reduced by one half during the time of the Fellowship.

Jepson Fellowship DEADLINES FOR 2015-2016

Applications due – September 7, 2015

Awards for 2016-2017 Jepson Fellowships announced – December 4, 2015

DOWNLOAD the complete Guidelines for Jepson Fellowships

DOWNLOAD the Jepson Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

Please note this important requirement regarding the procedure for Jepson Fellowships applications. 

One print copy of the application and one electronic copy of the application (in pdf format) must be submitted.  Both the print and the electronic copy must be received by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2015. Deliver the print copy of the application to George Washington Hall, room 309.  Email the electronic copy to

The Committee on Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards developed a short list of suggestions for those proposing to submit a Fellowship application. In addition, the Committee has identified several recent applications that might serve as good models. Click here to view the suggestions and to see the example proposals.

Jepson Fellows Awarded for 2015-16 and Their Project Summaries

Jepson Fellows Awarded from 2004-2015

Direct questions about the Jepson Fellowships program to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, George Washington Hall, room 309.