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 their teaching load reduced by one half during the time of the Fellowship.

Jepson Fellowship DEADLINES FOR 2023-2024

Applications due – Monday, September 11, 2023

DOWNLOAD the complete Guidelines for Jepson Fellowship

DOWNLOAD the Jepson Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

Please note these important requirements regarding the procedure for Jepson Fellowships applications. 

  • One signed print copy of the application and one electronic copy of the application (in pdf format) must be received by the respective Dean no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023. Applications must include the cover sheet.
  • Please assemble the application in one complete file (the cover sheet followed by all the separate parts required, as explained in the instructions in the Guidelines for Jepson Fellowships). Email the electronic copy to your Dean and deliver the print copy to their office.

Some years ago, 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.

Additional Deadlines

By Monday, October 2, 2023 — Deans forward recommendations to the Provost; at the same time, Deans send electronic copies of all Jepson proposals to the Provost and to the Chair of the Sabbatical, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards Committee.

By Wednesday, October 25, 2023 — Recommendations from the University Committee on Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards due to the Provost (sent directly from the Committee Chair to the Provost).

By November 6, 2023 — Provost Notifies Applicants About Recommendations to be made to the Board of Visitors for 2024-2025 Jepson Fellowships –

November 17, 2023 — Board of Visitors Approves Jepson Fellowships (Board Meeting)

By December 4, 2023 — Jepson Fellowship awardees for 2024-2025 receive final award (docket) letters.

Jepson Fellows Awarded for 2023-24

Jepson Fellows Awarded from 2004-2022

Direct questions about the Jepson Fellowships program to the Office of the Provost, George Washington Hall, room 109.