Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship
Each year, funding permitting, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences awards the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship to one of its outstanding faculty members, in order to facilitate the completion of a major research project that requires significant release time. The fellowship consists of up to 2.0 credits of teaching release, but holders are expected to maintain their commitments to teach and supervise graduate students. A list of recent Awardees is presented at the end of this announcement.
- All FASS faculty members at the rank of assistant professor and above, holding tenured, or tenure-track appointments, are eligible to apply, but it should be understood this is the Faculty’s “senior” research award, and intended for applicants with a very significant track record of outstanding research.
- Faculty members who hold joint appointments may apply but at least 50% of the appointment must be in a FASS Unit.
- Faculty members holding an established Research Chair, and those on leave during any part of the award, are not eligible.
- Faculty members are precluded from holding the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship concurrently with another university or Faculty Research or Teaching Achievement award.
- Previous holders of the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship are not eligible.
- Applicants should have a major research or publication project in the final stages of completion.
Applications should include the following items:
- a current curriculum vitae;
- an outline of the project, specifying work already completed, and explaining the need for significant release time
- a description of the significance of the project;
- any pertinent correspondence with publishers (if applicable);
- a statement from the appropriate chair or director indicating awareness of the application, and the unit’s ability to manage the release
- If you wish to also be considered for a FASS RA, please indicate this on the front page of the application
Application and Selection Procedures
- applications and supporting documents must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed (Sarah.Mohammed@carleton.ca) by the Monday after the Winter Break.
- applications are adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board.
- holders of the Marston LaFrance Fellowship are required to offer a public presentation of their research early in the Winter term, arranged by the Office of the Dean
- the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship will be recognized at the annual FASS ‘vin d’honneur’ celebration.