Summer Fellowships for Faculty

Summer 2022 application now open!

The purpose of this fellowship is to support significant social science research by tenure-track or tenured faculty in the UMBC College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, resulting in a submittable product by December 2022.

Applications are welcome from any tenured or tenure-track faculty pursuing social science research in any CAHSS department. Fellows will receive a $6,000 award during the summer of 2022. Up to three fellowships will be awarded.

By December 2022, each Fellow agrees to complete a submittable product, which can include an external grant or fellowship proposal, journal article, policy paper, book manuscript, or book chapter; upon completion, Fellows shall provide a copy of this submitted product to the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship. Fellows who are preparing an external proposal are expected to work with staff in MIPAR, the grants administration unit housed within CS3, for pre- and post-award assistance.

Interested faculty should complete and submit their application by FEBRUARY 15, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed and ranked by members of the Center for Social Science Scholarship Advisory Board, according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of proposed research project;
  • Significance of the project in its field;
  • Publishing/funding potential of the work;
  • Qualification of the faculty member to carry out the work, including the requisite expertise in the topic area and prior research productivity;
  • Likelihood that the proposed work can be successfully completed with fellowship support and that it will result in a submittable product within the specified time period;
  • Signature of approval from faculty member’s department chair on the cover sheet (a letter of support is not required).

For more information contact: Christine Mallinson, Director or Felipe Filomeno, Associate Director.

Funds for this fellowship are provided by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), and the UMBC Vice President for Research.


Prior awardees include Marina Adler (SAPH), Keisha Allen (EDUC), Dena Aufseeser (GES), Amy Bhatt (GWST), William Blake (POLI), Bambi Chapin (SAPH), Christy Chapin (HIST), Sarah Chard (SAPH), Dennis Coates (ECON), Jeffrey Davis (POLI), Amy Froide (HIST), Tim Gindling (ECON), Irina Golubeva (MLLI), David Greenberg (ECON), Brian Grodsky (POLI), Andrea Kalfoglou (SAPH), Douglas Lamdin (ECON), Jiyoon Lee (EDUC), Tania Lizarazo (MLLI), Camee Maddox-Wingfield (SAPH), Christine Mair (SAPH), Marvin Mandell (PUBL), Susan McDonough (HIST), Zoe McLaren (PUBL), Nancy Miller (PUBL), Sara Poggio (MLLI), Bob Rubinstein (SAHAP), Dena T. Smith (SAPH), Nianshen Song (HIST), Fernando Tormos-Aponte (PUBL), Christelle Viauroux (ECON), and Noor Zaidi (HIST).