The Madison Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for faculty from across all academic disciplines to focus on a sustained inquiry and exchange around a timely issue or question in faculty career planning. Madison Fellowships are self-directed, self-facilitated groups.

Madison Fellowship - Level I

This semester-long program invites members of the JMU faculty with various perspectives and from varied academic disciplines to participate in a small, intentional community where intellectual debate and cross-fertilization can flourish. Minimally, group members meet twice each month for planning, discussions, guided readings, and/or presentations.

Madison Fellowship - Level II

The Level II Madison Fellowship Program allows alumni from Level I Fellowships to continue their Madison Career Fellowship experience with funding support from the CFI.  MCF alumni can apply for Level II funding to support progress toward defined goals related to the Level I experience. Funding is limited to $2,000 per fellows group, per semester and can support fellowship related travel, data collection, resource development, or other needs related to fellowship goals.  Applications must include participation from at least 3 members of the Level I group. Each applicant group will determine the type of support needed to conduct the activities and achieve project goals (e.g., conference fees, books or resources, workspace, software, food). The CFI reserves the right to allocate resources based on appropriateness for project, equitable distribution of resources, and/or availability of funds. A committee will review applications and determine support. Level II Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  All monies awarded in the spring semester must be spent by June 1.

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Past Madison Career Fellowships
  • On the Cusp of Tenure: A Faculty Peer Mentoring Group (Spring 2021)
  • Read and Dialogue: Burnout (Online Reading Group) (Spring 2021)
  • Life and Career Stories of Faculty of Color (Spring 2020)
  • Integrating Administrative Leadership in Your Career Plans (Fall 2018)
  • Legacy Career Planning : How Can Senior Faculty Finish Well? (Spring 2018)
  • Facilitating Diversity Dialogues (Spring 2017) 
  • The Full-Professor Paradox: Renewal and Legacy Building (Fall 2013)

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