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Call For 2022-23 Faculty Fellowship Applications

We are pleased to announce that ARPC is soliciting applications for its inaugural 2022-23 Faculty Fellowship Program. ARPC Faculty Fellowships are intended to help faculty make significant and measurable progress on a major research project by providing one course release, up to $5,000 in research funds, and the opportunity to share their work with an interdisciplinary cadre of colleagues. Eligible applicants must be full-time faculty (term or tenure line) conducting cutting-edge research in their field, related to racial justice and/or decolonial practice. Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or both of the following criteria:

  1. The receipt of a fellowship will make a measurable difference in the applicant’sprofessional advancement (eg: promotion to tenure, advancement to the next rank).
  2. The applicant’s continued presence at the university will contribute to increased racialdiversity, equity, and access.

ARPC Fellows are expected to present their scholarly work in progress at a faculty workshop. While the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt them from service and advising responsibilities. The award only releases faculty from one course offered during the 2022-23 academic year; it does not provide release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement. Funding for Faculty Fellowships is made possible through an endowment by ARPC supporters Jacqueline Cirillo Meisenberg and Richard Meisenberg. In addition to one general faculty fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year, ARPC also will be awarding the Jacqueline Cirillo Meisenberg and Richard Meisenberg Fellowship for scholarship that exemplifies the Center’s commitment to fostering transnational, relational, and/or intersectional research. In addition to the forms of support listed above, the Meisenberg Fellow will receive funding to bring a speaker of their choice to campus to engage on topics related to the fellow’s research.

Application Guidelines

A complete application should include:

  1. Project Description (1000 words maximum), including: a.
    1. The significance and contribution to existing scholarship in the field;
    2. How the project uses antiracist or decolonial methods and frameworks and/or works toward greater racial and social justice;
    3. Measurable research and/or writing goals for the term of the fellowship, including how meeting these goals will impact the applicant’s career advancement. Goals might include the completion of a book chapter or manuscript; the submission of an article, monograph, or major research grants; the set-up and implementation of a community- or field-based research initiative; or similar accomplishments.
    4. A brief description of the manuscript-in-progress to be presented and workshopped.
  2. Personal Statement explaining how the applicant contributes to increased racial diversity, greater equity and access, and/or improved well-being for students, staff, or faculty of color at American University. Applicants are encouraged to include information about their teaching, mentoring, advocacy, institutional service, community engagement, or other activities and experiences that contribute to diversity, equity, and access at AU.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum)
  4. Detailed Budget of research expenses related to the fellowship, up to $5,000.

All materials should be sent by email to by July 22nd, 2022. Fellowship recipients will be notified by August 5th, 2022, by email. Please direct questions to Sara Clarke Kaplan,