The Michigan Society of Fellows Program

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Friday, August 17, 2018 9:20 AM

The Michigan Society of Fellows Program was created to promote academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. The objective of the Society ‚Äčis to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. 

Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. The Society seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2016, and September 1, 2019. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. 

The Michigan Society of Fellows Program
*Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2019. The annual stipend will be $60,000.


September 25, 2018