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Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows 2024 Call for Applications

The Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows (PSFF) is a competitive fellowship program that seeks to acknowledge and reward exemplary individuals who are working toward a specific public scholarship goal. We encourage all eligible faculty, researchers and continuing lecturers to apply.

Public scholarship is broadly defined as research, teaching and learning that has an impact for the public(s) beyond the university. At UC Davis, we see this work as being broad and inclusive of different forms of scholarship that vary by discipline and types of scholarly activity.  

Visit the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement for more information. Questions should be directed to Applications are due May 15, 2024. 

More about the program

Examples of outcomes that Fellows may pursue during the Faculty Fellows program include but are not limited to: 

  • writing a public scholarship focused manuscript for an academic or professional journal
  • writing a book chapter, book proposal, or similar that is for a non-university audience
  • planning a public exhibition, performance, conference, or colloquium
  • writing for public audiences
  • creating a multimedia project, including a documentary

Participants commit to a series of six meetings on Fridays from 12-3 pm between October 2024 and March 2025.

We will provide concrete tools and facilitate opportunities for faculty across all disciplines to collectively cultivate a culture of engagement at UC Davis and meet their specifically designed and stated goals. Topics covered include: 

  • identifying challenges and benefits of engaging in public facing work 
  • avenues for publishing public scholarship 
  • strategies for communicating scholarship with audiences beyond academia 
  • representing public scholarship in tenure/promotion files, and 
  • envisioning futures of public scholarship at UC Davis

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