The Madison Fellowship (or Madison Research Fellows) Program provides an opportunity for faculty from across all academic disciplines to enhance their new or ongoing research around a selected area or topic of study. 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.

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Current Workshops available

  • Madison Career Fellows
  • Scholarship - Madison Research Fellows
  • Teaching Fellows
Madison Fellowship - Level II

The Level II Madison Fellowship Program allows alumni from Level I Fellowships to continue their fellowship experience with funding support from the CFI.  Fellow 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).

All monies awarded in the spring semester must be spent by June 1 of the same fiscal year.

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 are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Past 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)
Past Scholarship Fellowships
  • Developing and Evaluating Equitable Teaching Practices (Fall 2022)
  • Building a Community Around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship (Fall 2021)
  • Building a Community Around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship (Spring 2021)
  • Centering Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Participatory Research (Fall 2020)
  • Building a Community Around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship (Fall 2020)
  • Professional Grant Development (Spring 2020)
  • Participatory and Equity Focused Scholarship (Spring 2020)
  • Advancing a Mixed-Methods Research Project (Fall 2019)
  • Professional Grant Development (Fall 2019)
  • Becoming Better Mentors (Fall 2019)
  • Writing a Book(Spring 2019)
  • Publishing & Promoting Feminist Scholarship (Spring 2019)
  • Sustaining Feminist Scholarship at JMU (Fall 2018)
  • Writing a Book (Fall 2018)
  • Engaged Scholarship Tier II (Spring 2017)
  • Engaged Scholarship (Fall 2016)
  • Transforming Self and Community (Fall 2015)
  • A Portfolio Approach to Teaching (Fall 2015)
  • Engaged Scholarship (Spring 2015)
  • Transforming Self and Community (Spring 2015)
  • Animal Welfare (Fall 2013)
  • Mixed Methods Research (Fall 2014)
Past Teaching Fellowships
  • Cheating Lessons (Fall 2016)
  • A Portfolio Approach to Teaching (Fall 2015)
  • Dig In: Using Case Study Methods to Foster Deep Learning (Fall 2014)
  • Integrating Pop Culture Into the Classroom (Fall 2013)
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