Chancellor's Academic Fellows

The Chancellor’s Academic Fellows program is intended to assist mid-career and senior faculty who have an interest and/or talent in administration. It will allow faculty to explore senior administration without taking a break from their teaching and research. 


Fellows have the opportunity to intern for an academic year with the Chancellor, Provost, or Vice Chancellor for Research.  Internships will be begin in the Fall semester. Beginning in August, fellows will spend time with senior administrators at the university exploring the work and challenges of administration. They will meet once a month with the Chancellor’s Executive Committee to get a general overview of all the major units of the university and will be afforded exposure to different academic leadership styles and insight into senior decision processes.


All applicants must be senior faculty members (associate or above) who have been at the University of Arkansas for at least three (3) years.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest and/or talent for administration.

Criteria for Selection

A maximum of three fellows will be selected.  The fellowship will be for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Only senior faculty members are eligible for this fellowship.  Selection of the Chancellor’s Fellows will be based upon the merit and need of the proposal submitted as part of the application.

How to Apply

Interested faculty members should submit a letter of interest and current vita.  Applications also need to be endorsed by the faculty’s chair/head.  If a chair is applying, the endorsement should come from the dean. The letter of interest should address the candidate’s experience and expertise relative to the chosen research area, as well as suggested thoughts of key things they would like to do, or their approach, to move their selected area forward.  All application materials are to be submitted electronically via email to Applications are due close of business, Monday, June 3, 2019.


A stipend of $5,000, per semester (Fall/Spring), will be given to the academic unit from which the faculty member is selected.  This stipend is to cover one class if the candidate chooses to apply for release time.  This stipend can also be used to help support the candidate’s research agenda if there is no reduction in teaching load.