Faculty Fellows Program

The Swearer Center is piloting a faculty fellowship program in which faculty, lecturers and postdocs contribute to the academic rigor, quality and leadership of specific Swearer programs, including the Royce Fellowship, the Storytellers Fellowship, the Social Innovation Fellowship and the Engaged Scholars Program. In some cases, they may also inform the development of new programs, such as a CBLR Fellows program that will build on Brown's strong tradition of curricular peer mentoring and assist faculty teaching CBLR-designated courses.


The Swearer Center Faculty Fellowship is a one-year term, which may be renewed. The term appointment provides $10,000 per year to the faculty member’s home department. By mutual agreement of the faculty member, the academic department, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Swearer Center, the funds may be used for a teaching reduction or for some combination of summer salary support, research support, and/or research/teaching assistant support. Fellows are also eligible for a one-time curriculum development award of up to $4000 for the development of a community-engaged course.

The responsibilities of the Faculty Fellow will extend across the academic year, and Fellows will be invited to participate fully in the learning community of the Swearer Center. Fellows will be supported by the dedicated program staff at the Swearer Center as well as the Director of Faculty Engagement and Research.  


All full-time faculty at Brown are eligible to apply. Applicants may not combine the Swearer Center Faculty Fellowship with other 2019-2020 fellowships that include course release. More than one faculty member from a department/unit may apply. Faculty Fellows must be in residence for the duration of the academic year.


Applications for any open 2020-21 Faculty Fellowships will be announced in late fall 2019. To learn more about the 2019-20 Faculty Fellowships, see the 2019-20 Faculty Fellows and the full call for nominations and applications.


Julie Plaut, Assistant Dean of the College and Director, Faculty Engagement and Research, Swearer Center: [email protected].