Purdue University Scholarship of Engagement

Fellows Program 2018-2019


The purpose of the Scholarship of Engagement Fellows Program is to foster the development of the scholarship of engagement for faculty throughout the Purdue system in support of the promotion and/or tenure process.

Program Description

Six faculty members from the West Lafayette campus, three faculty members from Purdue Northwest and three faculty members from IPFW, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, will be chosen to participate in this program designed to span the 2018-2019 academic calendar year. These individuals will work with a panel of senior faculty mentors from the Purdue system who have a history of successful scholarship of engagement.  This program will focus on the following:  (1) understanding the scholarship of engagement; (2) documenting impact; (3) evaluating impact.  Fellows will receive direct feedback from mentors on their promotion document, based on the scholarship of engagement.

Scholarship of Engagement Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,500 to be used for activities related to the expectations below:


Fellows will be expected to actively develop their scholarly engagement portfolio during the fellowship. Fellows will:

  • Identify and describe a project with societal benefit and scholarly output
  • Work with faculty mentors to develop appropriate short/long-term goals for this project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scholarship of engagement through completion of a scholarly work

Fellows will also be expected to attend and present a poster at the Office of Engagement's Annual Scholarship of Engagement & Service Learning Summit in Spring 2019.

Application Process

Scholarship of Engagement Fellow candidates are required to submit a written application for the program. The application must include the following components:

  1. A brief statement (1-2 pages) of interest in the Scholarship of Engagement program and why this program will augment the individual’s successful academic career
  2. A brief description of the individual’s proposed engagement project
  3. Examples of past experience with the scholarship of engagement, if applicable
  4. A statement of support from the department head and dean (email is sufficient; no formal letter required)
  5. A curriculum vitae

This is a highly competitive program so applications must be submitted to Lisa Duncan (llduncan@purdue.edu) by no later than the end of business on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Final decisions will be made and communicated to the applicants by the end of business on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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