STEM Fellowship Programs

The SIUE STEM Center has two faculty fellowship programs open to tenure-track and tenured faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The Research Fellowship Program aims to support faculty engaged in undergraduate educational research. The Community Impact Fellowship Program supports faculty as they leverage their research to create practices and products that engage learning communities in STEM. Both programs are designed to assistant faculty in future grant proposal development.

Chaya Gopalan, STEM Fellow 2017

STEM Community Impact Fellowship Program

This is a competitive fellowship, open to tenure-track or tenured faculty members. The STEM Community Impact Fellowship program will support faculty as they leverage their existing and active research program to engage area learners through STEM-based high impact community engagement products and practices (HICEPPs). Learners can include one or more of the following groups: PreK-12 students, SIUE undergraduate and graduate students, formal and informal educators, and lifelong learners. Examples of HICEPPs include, but are not limited to, the development of research-oriented PreK-12 curriculum, teacher workshops, service learning programs, and virtual learning communities. The applicant will work with STEM Center faculty and staff to develop their research into a practice and/or product that engages learning communities with the aim of including this product and/or practice as a component in future grant proposals. The successful applicant will be a STEM Community Impact Fellow beginning in fall of 2018. Fellows will share the results of their activities and final products and/or practices in a Community Impact Showcase in fall 2019, organized by the STEM Center.

Research Fellowship Program

This is a competitive fellowship, open to tenure-track or tenured faculty members, to engage in undergraduate education research aligned with the mission of the STEM Center to innovate ways to engage students in STEM. The successful applicant will be a faculty fellow with the STEM Center beginning in summer or fall of 2018, during which time the applicant will conduct a faculty-initiated research project. To support the faculty member’s research, the STEM Center will pay for one course release during the academic year and upon completion of the project, the fellow will be supported for travel to one conference to present the findings of the study.