Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards

A University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship provides tenured Professors with a unique opportunity to focus on their research or creative activities. Fellowships are managed by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement (VCRE) and provide a one-year release from teaching and service duties in addition to a $3,500 cash award.

Conti Fellows are chosen based on their record of outstanding accomplishments in research and creative activity and on their potential for continued excellence, particularly regarding the project that would be undertaken during the Fellowship period and as proposed in their nomination materials. Accomplishments in research and creative activity as a UMass Amherst faculty member are paramount. Distinguished teaching or meritorious service will not enhance a nomination unless it is an integral part of the work to be undertaken. Conti Fellows are expected to continue as members of the faculty for at least one year post-Fellowship.

Past Recipients

How To Apply: 

Nomination Procedures

Deadlines

  • Nominees due to corresponding Academic Dean's Office by December 3, 2021.
  • Dean's Nominations due to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement by January 7, 2022. 

For More Information: 

Please contact Christine Burnett in the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement Office at 545-5270 or by email.