The CCSS is currently not soliciting proposals, however, you may view the details regarding future submissions here.
The primary purpose of the CCSS Faculty Fellows Program is to nurture the careers of Cornell University’s most promising faculty members in the social sciences, with a special focus toward supporting the research of early-career faculty. The goal is to provide time and space for high quality social scientific scholarship with the potential to result in the completion of ambitious projects. The program is also designed to create an environment of intellectual exchange and an appreciation for interdisciplinary scholarship.
The CCSS Faculty Fellows program is a year-long fellowship with one semester in residence at the CCSS. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time working on a chosen research project during their residency semester. Thus, fellows are expected to be granted one-half year of teaching release by their Deans and Chairs to coincide with their residency semester. Fellows are also excused from heavy administrative responsibilities for their residency semester.
Fellows attend regular lunches during the entire academic year of the fellowship, at which they discuss each other’s research, professional development issues, and current topics and new directions in the social sciences.
Fellows can request research funds up to $8500 to be used for expenditures directly related to the research and scholarly activities proposed in their applications. Fellows will also receive $500 per year for three years following the fellowship to compensate them for reporting on their results and progress.
This year, the CCSS has sufficient resources to increase the funds provided to partially offset course reductions from $5,000 to $10,000. This support is provided to the primary department or primary college of the Fellow, depending on the practice of the Fellow’s college/school.
Like other highly prestigious fellowship programs (e.g., the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences [Stanford], the Russell Sage Foundation Fellows Program, and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study), the CCSS Faculty Fellows Program does not expect fellows to work on a common topic.
The CCSS Faculty Fellows Program will occur every year.