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 2021-2022

Applications due – Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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 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 Office of the Provost no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

• 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 and; deliver the print copy to George Washington Hall, 109.

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 Friday, October 15 — the Provost’s Office sends all electronic copies of the Jepson applications to the members of the Sabbatical, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards Committee and also notifies the Committee how many Jepsons may be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year.

By Monday, November 22, 2021 — Chair of the Sabbatical, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards Committee notifies the Provost of the Committee’s recommendations.

By Friday, December 17, 2021 — Provost notifies applicants of recommendations to be made to the Board of Visitors about Jepson Fellowships for 2022-2023.

By Friday, February 24, 2022 — Jepson Fellows for 2022-2023 receive final award letters.

Jepson Fellows Awarded for 2019-20 and Their Project Summaries

Jepson Fellows Awarded from 2004-2019

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