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Funding & Awards


Hightower Speaker Funds

Each year Emory College receives funds from the Hightower endowment, which memorializes the late Robert E. Hightower Sr. This endowment provides funds to bring outstanding visiting lecturers to Emory.

The College has typically committed funds of $75,000-$100,000 annually. These include small allocations for partial funding of a single speaker to larger amounts to support conferences with several speakers.

Pedagogy Mini-Grant Request

Emory College offers mini-grants to support faculty teaching. A mini-grant should be used for an activity directly related to a class you are teaching during the semester. Anyone currently teaching in ECAS is eligible, including tenure-track faculty, lecture-track, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty and graduate students.  The request can be up to $350.

Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

The Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award is made annually in each of the three divisions (humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences) and is presented at Commencement in May. Winners are selected by a committee of distinguished faculty, previous award recipients, and students.

Award recipients hold a record of excellence in teaching, having made major contributions in their academic discipline to curriculum development, pedagogy, and educational innovation. They have earned the respect of colleagues both at Emory and in the larger academic community.

We will contact all of the nominees and their department chairs to notify them of the nomination. If nominees wish to be considered for this award, we will ask them to provide a current CV, a two-page teaching statement, a recent three-year run of the summaries of course evaluations for all College courses, and any other supplemental information related to teaching that they wish the selection committee to consider. Nominations that are not chosen for the award in a given year will be held and reconsidered for three years.

George P. Cuttino Award

This award is named in honor of the late George Peddy Cuttino, a member of our history department from 1952 to 1984 known among several generations of Emory students not only as a teacher, but also as a guide and counselor beyond the classroom. The successful recipient of this prestigious award should exhibit a similar record of exceptional mentoring of students. We invite nominations from any member of the Emory College faculty. Nominations that are not chosen for the award in a given year will be held and reconsidered for three years.

Named Chairs in Emory College of Arts & Sciences

Samuel Candler Dobbs: Full professors who have shown extraordinary accomplishment and considerable future promise in research and teaching. ECAS customarily identifies one Samuel Candler Dobbs chair/ year in each division. Samuel Candler Dobbs Professors receive a modest salary adjustment and an annual research fund of $4,000/year. 

 

Goodrich C. White: Full professors who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary service to the university and by strong accomplishment in research and teaching. One Goodrich C. White chair is customarily identified each year. Goodrich C. White Professors receive a modest salary adjustment and an annual research fund of $4,000/year.

 

Winship Distinguished Research Award: Tenured faculty (generally associate professors showing stellar progress toward promotion to full professor, or recently promoted full professors on a steep upward trajectory) who demonstrate singular accomplishments in research. Such recognition should honor achievement and further scholarly research and research-based teaching. Winship Professorships are awarded for a three-year term.  ECAS generally identifies one Winship Distinguished Research Professor per division each year. Winship Distinguished Research Professors receive a salary enhancement of 5,000/year for a three-year term, and a 3,000/year research fund. The additional salary is then rolled into the faculty member’s base pay.

Distinguished Teaching Professorships

The three distinguished teaching professorships listed below recognize faculty who have played a key role in departmental/program efforts to enhance teaching/mentoring/advising/curricular development.

Appointees for all three professorships are expected to maintain active teaching contributions to their departments and to offer pedagogical and curricular leadership to the College, including a variety of programming/events, individual teaching mentorship, and collaborations with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE). The NEH and Nat C. Robertson professors will also serve on a newly formed advisory committee on pedagogy and curriculum.

Appointees of all three professorships receive a modest salary supplement of $5,000, annual travel/research funds in the amount of $3,000, and additional monetary support for programming undertaken to improve College teaching. Faculty are expected to continue to contribute to the core curriculum of their departments. One course reduction in the regular teaching load will be considered upon review of individual proposals. Nominations that are not chosen for the award in a given year will be held and reconsidered for three years.

 

Arthur Blank/NEH Chair in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

Awarded to tenured faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a record of exemplary teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical rigor and innovation. Threeyear term.

 

Masse-Martin NEH Professorship

Awarded to tenured faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a record of exemplary teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical rigor and innovation. Threeyear term.

 

Nat C. Robertson Professor of Science and Society

Awarded to an outstanding senior scholar-teacher, open to lecture and tenure track faculty who addresses the nexus between science and society and have a record of exemplary teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical and curricular innovation. Three-year term.

Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellows

The Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowship, named in honor of our late colleague Alfred B. Heilbrun, Jr., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, and funded through a generous gift from his family, this wonderful Fellowship offers an opportunity for heightened engagement in research and scholarship, and plays an important role in supporting a vibrant Emeritus community.

 

Any faculty who have not previously received this award and have achieved emeritus status on or before September 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. The program will support two fellowships in the amount of $10,000 each.

 

The criteria for selection includes:

  • The relationship of the proposed project to the candidate's previous research.
  • The feasibility of completing the project within the term of the Fellowship.
  • The pertinence of the research to resources available at Emory.
  • The overall value of the research to the applicant's field or discipline.

Fellowship recipients will be asked to agree to the following conditions:

  • Submission of a written report to the Committee upon completion of the Fellowship.
  • Formal acknowledgment of Fellowship support in any published work that results
  • Attendance at receptions and social gatherings sponsored by the Committee.

Application details:

  • Detailed description of the planned research project to be undertaken during the term of the fellowship
  • Budget detail of the research expenses
Curriculum vita that includes activities undertaken since gaining emeritus status

Winship Awards for Senior Lecturers and Professors of Pedagogy/Practice/Performance

The Winship Awards, typically one or two per academic year, will provide a one semester leave (i.e. a release from both teaching and service) and an extra $1,500 budget for professional expenses during the year of the award. (This amount will be in addition to each winner’s standard annual allotment from departments for professional expenses). Winners of the Winship Awards for Senior Lecturers and Professors of Pedagogy/Practice/Performance may take their leaves during either semester of the following academic year. During this leave, the Winship award winners will pursue activities described in written proposals that accompany their applications. These activities should foster their professional development related to their teaching. Projects may include (but are not confined to) engaging in research that has a direct impact on the applicant’s teaching; producing textbooks, laboratory handbooks, or other pedagogical tools; receiving specialized training either locally or elsewhere; carrying out research on outcomes of courses or measures of learning; mounting an exhibition, writing a script, or putting on a performance; establishing community initiatives and partnerships; or developing Blackboard websites for courses. Faculty who have received a Winship Award (or another such leave, such as URC) are eligible to reapply after six academic years of full-time teaching since their previous leave.