Faculty Affairs

Provost's Faculty Fellow Program

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About the Program

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows program offers a unique faculty leadership development experience while the Fellow works on issues that help advance the university’s strategic goals and priorities. Working with the Provost’s Office, this Fellow will have the opportunity to coordinate a university-wide project and engage with administrative and faculty leaders across the university.

This year we will select one fellow to assist and to enhance the Research Enterprise.

The Fellow will work closely with academic administrators who will provide mentoring and share their insights into higher education administration. The Fellow’s project will focus on one or more areas related to advancing research and technology transition at Wright State. Examples of topical areas include:

  • Developing a research mentorship program to support early-career or mid-career faculty.
  • Increasing awareness of research and opportunities to encourage multi-disciplinary research.
  • Fostering engagement of undergraduate students with research and experiential opportunities.
  • Strategies to increase tech transition and encourage entrepreneurship opportunities for students and faculty.
  • Work with the vice provost for research and innovation on a grant writing workshop.

The Provost Faculty Fellowship will begin in August 2024 and continue to May 2025 with the opportunity to apply for a second year, contingent on progress toward agreed-upon goals/outcomes and the availability of funding.

Tasks for the 2024-2025 academic year will include: refined project development and implementation of identified outcomes of the project, monthly meetings with the Provost’s Office staff and the vice provost for research and innovation, and collaboration with key faculty and staff who are involved with their project.


Applications must include:

Submissions are due by 3 p.m. on April 19, 2024, via email to Kathleen.friedman@wright.edu.

Please submit the above three items as a single document with the following file name structure: Last name, First name, College, PFFP application.

Additional Information

Fellows will receive one three- or four-credit discretionary offset per each semester during the academic year.

Faculty eligible for the Provost’s Faculty Fellows program include tenured professors, associate professors, or senior lecturers. Faculty who hold an administrative position are not eligible, except for directors and department chairs (who are eligible to apply).

Provost’s Faculty Fellows may not take on overload teaching assignments during the academic year of their term as Fellows.

The Fellow will be selected based on their contributions to the university, demonstrated interest in one of the project areas identified above, demonstrated leadership qualities, and career aspirations. They will be notified by May 10 and will begin their fellowship in August.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Madhavi Kadakia, vice provost for research and innovation, at madhavi.kadakia@wright.edu.