How to Apply for the Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows Program

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Application Details 

PSE encourages current UC Davis Academic Senate and full-time, non-represented Academic Federation members of all ranks from any UC Davis location to apply. We also encourage individuals who meet these criteria, and who have also participated in other PSE programs to apply.

Participation Guidelines

Participants commit to a series of six meetings, each approximately three hours, between October 2020 and March 2021. Since this is a learning community, participants are expected to prepare for and engage actively in each session. Fellows are required to attend every meeting. Those who miss more than one meeting will not be eligible for the associated monetary award. The meetings are scheduled for the following Fridays from 1–4 p.m. on the Davis campus:

  • October 16, 2020
  • November 20, 2020 
  • December 11, 2020
  • January 15, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021

Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows who complete the program will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in an Academic Enrichment Fund (AEF). Fellows will receive the AEF award during the quarter they submit their public scholarship product to a peer-review journal or academic publisher. This must be completed by June 31, 2021. AEF guidelines are provided here.

In addition, each Public Scholarship Faculty Fellow commits to:

  • Including an acknowledgment of support from Public Scholarship and Engagement when the manuscript is published, and if a related product is publicly disseminated;
  • Writing a short blog post for the Public Scholarship and Engagement blog within one year of the fellowship.

In turn, Public Scholarship and Engagement commits to:

  • Planning and facilitating the Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows program workshops;
  • Identifying readings and resources about public scholarship production and dissemination.

The program’s aim is to cultivate a cohort of public scholars who will share their experiences after the program has concluded.

Apply to the Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows program

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed by a panel of individuals with knowledge of and experience with public scholarship, in consultation with PSE staff. The selection criteria include a well-conceived and clearly defined rationale for producing a piece that is a reflection of public scholarship, and representation from across colleges and schools.

Applications are now closed. If you have any questions about the Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows Program, please email