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How to Apply for the Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows Program

Participation Guidelines and Application Details 

Participants commit to a series of six meetings, each approximately three hours, between October 2021 and March 2022. 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 Wednesdays from 1–4 p.m. and will be conducted both remotely and in-person (alternating), if safe to do so.

  • October 13, 2021 (in person)
  • November 10, 2021 (remote meeting)
  • December 8, 2021 (remote meeting)
  • January 5, 2022 (in person)
  • February 2, 2022 (remote meeting)
  • March 2, 2022 (in person) 

UC Davis is committed to making its programs accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate in this program because of a disability, please contact with information regarding the requested accommodation or include the information in the program application.

Additionally, Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows are asked to complete one public-facing blog post (or equivalent communication opportunity) about their engaged scholarship, for publication on the Public Scholarship and Engagement website. Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows who complete the program and required blog post will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in an Academic Enrichment Fund (review AEF guidelines).

Application requirements

The selection criteria include: a well-conceived plan for a new publicly-engaged avenue of research/scholarship, a specific plan for deliverables and outcomes, and how the PSFF program is likely to help the Fellow pursue their goals. Examples of clear deliverables or outcomes that Fellows may propose to pursue during the Faculty Fellows program include but are not limited to: 

  • submission of a proposal to a competitive external funding agency, or external fellowship program
  • planned public exhibition
  • publication of public scholarship in an academic or professional journal

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