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Teaching Fellowships for Advanced Students

Through collaboration with other institutions, the Graduate School offers distinctive teaching fellowship opportunities for advanced students: the Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program and the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program. 

The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program is open to applicants who are currently in their third, fourth or fifth year of study, with participation in the next academic year.

The Brown-Tougaloo program is open to fifth- or sixth-year students. 

For both, those who participate in their fifth year of graduate study will use one semester of a fellowship year.

Rising sixth-year applicants (i.e., those applying during their fifth year to participate during their sixth year of study) should signal in the Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) that they have applied to a teaching fellowship program.

Please see program details for each below.

Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program
The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program, a collaborative program between Brown University and Wheaton College, annually offers outstanding advanced graduate students the opportunity to experience faculty life firsthand at a liberal arts college.  Fellows teach a course for one semester.
Deadline: Second Friday in February

All applicants to the program must submit a cover letter and CV to Wheaton Associate Provost Gail Sahar. (Submit these two documents via email as separate pdf files.) Applicants’ cover letters should describe their credentials and teaching experience and their research agendas and intellectual interests. The letter, which should not exceed two pages, should include a description of the applicant’s teaching competencies broadly defined as well as a one-paragraph description of a new course the applicant proposes to teach at Wheaton.

In addition, all applicants must furnish to the Graduate School evidence of the endorsement of their Director of Graduate Study. This may be in the form of a brief email from the DGS to Associate Dean Vanessa Ryan; it need not be a full recommendation. 

Rising sixth-year students must also submit a Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) to the Graduate School contact by the second Friday in February, which is earlier than the general deadline. Be sure to reference interest in this program.

Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program
This program provides a semester-long teaching opportunity at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS.  Fellows teach up to two undergraduate courses (either during the fall or spring semester), engage fully in academic, administrative and intellectual life of faculty, and meet regularly with faculty mentor at Tougaloo College.

Requirements: Teaching experience required, i.e. TA or completion of 1 or more Sheridan Center teaching certifications.  Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Preparation: Obtain DGS approval, identify faculty mentor at Tougaloo College and develop course proposal.

Evaluation: Fellows will be assigned faculty mentor at Tougaloo College and check-in regularly with associate dean, recruiting and professional development of the Graduate School. Student course evaluations will be utilized, as well as feedback from faculty mentors at Tougaloo College.

Cost share by program: Supported equally 3 ways between Brown-Tougaloo Partnership, Graduate School, and Tougaloo College.

Contact person: Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD, Associate Dean, Recruiting and Professional Development, Graduate School