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 2019-2020
Applications due – Monday, September 9, 2019
DOWNLOAD the complete Guidelines for Jepson Fellowships
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 Associate Provost for Academic Affairs no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; deliver the print copy to George Washington Hall, 309.
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.
By Friday, September 13 — the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs ends 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 Jepson’s may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.
By Friday, October 11 — Chair of the Sabbatical, Fellowships, and Faculty Awards Committee, notifies the Provost of the Committee’s recommendations.
By Friday, November 1 — Provost notifies applicants of recommendations to be made to the Board of Visitors about Jepson Fellowships for 2020-2021.
By December 3, 2019 — Jepson Fellows for 2020-2021 receive final award letters.
Direct questions about the Jepson Fellowships program to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, George Washington Hall, room 309.