Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards

A University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship provides faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their research or creative activities.  These 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.

Fellows are chosen based on their record of outstanding accomplishments in research and creative activity and on their potential for continued excellence, particularly with regard to 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.  In this instance, distinguished teaching or meritorious service will not enhance a nomination unless it is an integral part of the work to be undertaken.  Conti Fellowship recipients are expected to continue as members of the faculty for a least one year post-Fellowship.

How To Apply: 

Nomination Procedures for 2016-2017

  • Nominees due to corresponding Academic Dean's Office by December 4, 2015.
  • Dean's Nominations due to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement by January 8, 2016. 

For More Information: 

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