Visiting Faculty Summer Fellowship

Kutztown University will award up to 5 non-stipendiary Kutztown University Visiting Faculty Summer Fellowships for visiting faculty from other institutions of higher education. The fellowships will provide visiting fellows with room and board in on-campus accommodations for three weeks. Fellows are expected to take up their fellowship in June. Fellows are responsible for obtaining and financing their transportation to Kutztown University and within the area.

This fellowship provides recipients uninterrupted time to write, read or work on scholarly projects. Each fellow will be hosted by a KU Faculty member and given access to university computing and library systems. Additionally, fellows will be in close proximity to archives or research facilities in nearby cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. 

Visiting fellows will be asked to attend a one-day informal symposium with other visiting fellows and Kutztown University faculty to discuss their research. Visiting fellows are asked to acknowledge Kutztown University in any publications or production that derive from the fellowship and to provide the University's library with a hard copy of the publications. Through these fellowships, Kutztown University seeks to cultivate national and international academic connections and increase the possibility of collaborative projects.

Eligibility: All areas of academic discipline and all levels of academic rank are eligible to apply. Particularly welcome are early-career individuals and scholars completing projects.  

Application Deadline: Applications for the fellowships are competitive and must be submitted by email to the Director of Grants & Sponsored Projects ( by 4:00 p.m. (EST) on January 14, 2022. Candidates will be selected by Kutztown University's Professional Development Committee and will be notified by the end of February.   

Applications must include the following: 

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Project Narrative
  • Abbreviated CV (2 pages)
  • Academic Administrative Letter of Endorsement (from Chairperson, Dean, or recent Graduate Advisor)

Application Cover Sheet and Project Narrative Requirements