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 Fellows: Professional Grant Development Spring 2020

Fellows group will meet on Mondays 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, and 3/30 from 2:00-4:00 PM in Rose Library.


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Applications are due by Mon, 27 Jan at 12 PM.

Professional grant development involves finding grants and mastering techniques for preparing, writing, and winning grants from various funding agencies.  Join this community of faculty, in various stages of the grant proposal process, to advance a project.  This Madison Fellowship is a self-directed community focused on mentorship, connecting with campus resources, and mutual accountability.  Participants will share their individual needs and define the group focus for the semester. Participants will meet twice a month this spring.  After the first meeting, the group will reach out to appropriate JMU campus entities, such as the JMU Office of Research and Scholarship, to get their needs met.  The group could also choose to use the time to focus on writing grant proposals.  Newcomer participants will be joining a faculty community that met in the fall on this topic.


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 (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.

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Past Madison Fellowships in Scholarship

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