Junior Faculty Manuscript and Research Colloquium
Each Assistant Professor or Associate Professor on Term in the FAS is eligible for a one-time grant to support an occasion where they will receive high-level professional feedback on their academic work.
The FAS will provide up to $3,000 in support of a pre-publication book colloquium or a small conference where the faculty member will receive in-depth engagement with their research. Funds may also be used to support participation in a mentoring workshop sponsored by, for example, an academic organization, learned society, or a funding agency such as the NIH or the NSF.
Events funded with this support should be timed to maximize the impact of the intellectual engagement with the scholar’s work prior to their formal review at Yale.
Interviews with past Junior Faculty Manuscript and Research Colloquium grant recipients
- Jennifer Allen (History)
- Sarah Bush (Political Science)
- Joseph Fischel (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
In light of travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, during the 2021-2022 academic year faculty may use Junior Faculty Manuscript Colloquium funds to provide honoraria to external readers or discussants who take part in virtual/remote symposia, conferences, roundtables, etc. Funds that may have otherwise been used for travel costs may be reserved to for future opportunities for feedback on academic work or may be used to fund editorial support.
Each pre-tenure ladder faculty member in the FAS is eligible to receive this grant once. Funds may only be used to support events where the faculty member will receive dedicated feedback on their work. Allowable costs include honoraria for outside readers, travel expenses, meals, or other necessary costs directly related to the event.
Assistant Professors or Associate Professors on Term should confer with their mentors and chairs about the best timing and use of the funds. The department chair, with input from the Assistant Professor or Associate Professors on Term, will prepare a short written request and budget that describes the event, its participants, and the means by which engaged intellectual feedback will be offered to the faculty member.
Prior to the event, chairs should send requests directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with Junior Faculty Manuscript and Research Colloquium in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.