AAN Lilly and Adams Fellowship Applications Open Now

2018-19 Fellowship Programs on Teaching and Learning: Adams Academy, Lilly Fellows. Applications due April 30, 2018.


The MSU Academic Advancement Network is currently accepting applications for their next cohort of fellows. Proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2018. Please see the Lilly Fellowship and the Adams Academy program descriptions below for directions on how to apply.

The Lilly Fellowship Program

The Lilly Fellows program invites applicants for its 2018-2019 cohort. The program is intended to advance the University’s continuing efforts to support excellence in teaching and learning through scholarship. The program supports a cohort of six faculty or academic specialists with at least five years of service to the institution, with an opportunity to engage in a year-long exploration of robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching. The Lilly Fellows Program is designed to support Fellows who will become future leaders and models for their peers as well as to inspire a broad range of faculty at all ranks to pursue excellence in teaching through scholarship. To facilitate the participation of academics selected as Lilly Fellows, the Provost’s Office will provide $8,000 to each Fellow in the first year of their Lilly participation. Each Fellow’s home unit is asked to provide either $8,000 or one course release. Up to six Lilly fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 cohort. Fellows participate in monthly facilitated seminars and produce an individual research project on their teaching with support of a faculty mentor.

Read more about this year’s Lilly Fellows here (https://aan.msu.edu/teaching-learning/lilly-fellowship/).

Lilly Fellowship Call for Applications (https://aan.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Call-and-Application-Lilly-Fellowship.pdf).  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018.

The Adams Academy Program

The Adams Academy is named in honor of former MSU President Walter Adams and his wife and MSU faculty member emerita, Pauline Adams, in recognition of their sustained commitments to promote instructional excellence. The program brings together a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and academic staff for a year-long fellowship focused on teaching and learning. Adams Academy participants explore the literature on effective university teaching and learning practices and consider how this robust body of research can be used to guide instructional decisions in the courses they teach. Participants learn from and contribute to a community of teacher-scholars committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Each participant will be provided with $3,000 to be used for professional development in teaching and learning. The Office of the Provost will provide $1,500 in the first year of their Adams participation. Each Fellow’s home unit is expected to provide $1,500 in matching funds. Up to twelve Adams Academy members will be selected for the 2018-2019 cohort.

Read more about this year’s Adams Fellows here (https://aan.msu.edu/teaching-learning/adams-academy/).

Adams Fellowship Call for Applications (https://aan.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Call-and-Application-Adams-Academy.pdf).  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018.