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.

Fall 2018 Madison Fellowship: Writing a Book (Faculty Community)

Group will meet on Wednesdays; Sep 26, Oct 03, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, and Nov 7 from 8:30-11:30 AM.

Location: Rose Library room 3313.

Apply by Mon, Sept 10 at 5 PM.

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Several JMU scholars have indicated a need to connect with others in a semi-structured, supportive environment to advance their own book project.  This Madison Research Fellowship is a response to that identified need.  Writing a book can be a lonely endeavor that requires serious discipline, intellectual labor, and support from a broader community of scholars.   Participants in this Madison Research Fellowship will advance a scholarly book project in a supportive community of JMU scholars.  Weekly meetings, starting late September, will feature a combination of semi-structured, peer driven conversations, and work time to advance a scholarly book project.  Faculty members at different stages in the book writing process (writing a book proposal, drafting chapters, editing/revising, and polishing/finishing) are welcome to apply to this group.


Facilitator: Ed Brantmeier, Ph. D.  Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education and Center for Faculty Innovation.

Fall 2018 Madison Fellowship: Sustaining Feminist Scholarship at JMU (Faculty Community)

Group will meet on Fridays; Sep 21, Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 30 and Dec 7 from 12:30-3:30 PM.

Location: Student Success Center and Madison Union.

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Apply by Fri, Sept 14 at 3 PM.

Do you consider your scholarship feminist or would you like to work toward a feminist scholarship project with interested colleagues? Are you interested in exploring questions about how JMU can support a feminist scholarship community?

Join JMU colleagues in a faculty community dedicated to sustaining feminist scholarship both on-campus and in our own research projects. Participants will have the opportunity to write together weekly in an unstructured accountability group and will meet monthly to discuss scholarship progress and the following questions: “What makes scholarship feminist? How do we sustain feminist scholarship at JMU?”

Facilitator: Becca Howes-Mischel, Ph.D., Anthropology

Madison Fellowship - Level II

The Level II Madison Fellowship (Madison Research Fellows) Program allows alumni from Level I Fellowships to continue their MRF experience with funding support from the CFI.  MRF 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.

Past Madison Fellowships in Scholarship

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