Summer Fellowships

The College of Coastal Georgia offers Summer Fellowships for faculty, who are tenured or on tenure track, to engage in research, to seek external grant funding or to apply for internal grants for innovative projects. Faculty members, tenured or on tenure track, may apply for fellowships for which they will earn a summer stipend of up to the equivalent of 1 (one) summer pay 3-credit assignment to engage in research with a specific outcome for submission to a peer-reviewed publication within one’s field or related discipline, to apply for external funding from a recognized funding source, or to develop and implement an innovative project supportive of the College mission and funded internally. Fellowship recipients may combine Fellowships and teaching assignments to earn up to four maximum assignments for the same summer pay as the current standard for four assignments.

For more information about summer fellowships, please contact Dr. Laura Lynch, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Affairs, at llynch@ccga.edu.


Fellowships for Research and External Grants

  • Research that will result in writing a peer-reviewed submission. The proposal must include a description of the research being proposed or developed and identify the scholarly peer-reviewed publication(s) being considered.
  • Development of an external grant application. The proposal must describe the plans for the grant activity, identify the recognized funding source, and indicate the amount of funding being considered. If the grant involves Human Subjects Research, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required prior to submitting to the funding source.

Fellowships for Innovation Projects (Internal Funding)

  • Innovation grants will be considered for those faculty members, tenured or tenure track, whose proposed project promises to support the mission and goals of the College with innovative ideas, concepts and direction. The proposal for this grant must include the specific plan for implementation including timelines and specific measurable outcomes that show promise of sustainable growth or unique contribution.

Application and Review Procedure for Research or External Grants

The Summer Fellowship related to research and external grant funding should be presented on the Research and External Grant Funding Application form and submitted to your Chair and Dean no later than March 1 beginning in FY 2017. Once reviewed and approved by Chair and/or Dean, the application will be submitted to the Faculty Development Committee. The Faculty Development Committee will review all applications and present recommendations for each application received to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, after consultation with the Deans Council, will decide whether to give final approval for each of the applications.

Application for Internal Grants for Innovative Projects

Your applications for a Summer Fellowship related to Innovative Internal Grants should be presented on the Internal Grants for Innovative Projects Application form and submitted to your Chair and/or Dean no later than March 1 beginning in FY 2017. Once approved by the Chair and/or Dean, the application will be submitted to the Deans Council. The Deans Council will make a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who after consultation with the Cabinet and the President, will decide whether to give final approval to each of the applications.

Guidelines for awards

  • For each summer, the total number of grants funded across both areas of (1) research/external grants and (2) internal grants for innovative projects will be dependent on available funds as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • A faculty member may be awarded a Summer Fellowship in no more than three consecutive years. After a third consecutive fellowship, recipients should be well-positioned to develop and submit grant proposals designed to receive external funding from a recognized funding source.

Equitable distribution

  • The Deans' Council will submit a process for selecting Fellowship recipients that insures that opportunities for the Fellowships are equitably distributed across all disciplines and faculty ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Professor).

Post-summer responsibilities

  • By no later than November 1 following the summer fellowship, each candidate will present a report in writing to his or her Chair and/or Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

For research

  • The report must include a copy of the piece submitted for publication consideration and the recognized peer-reviewed destination.

For external grant applications

  • The report must include a copy of the grant application (including IRB approval if Human Subjects Research) that was submitted along with the approval forms including the signatures of the Dean, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Business Affairs.

For internal innovation grants

  • The report must include a description of the innovative summer project, the implementation plan and the assessment of the outcomes


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