The Old Gold Summer Fellowship is a faculty development program that provides funding for summer work on an approved developmental project within the first three years of their appointment.


  • Applicant needs to be within first three years of UI employment

  • Tenure track assistant and associate professors are eligible

  • One award per faculty member

  • Must be nine month academic appointment

  • No more than two months of summer support is allowed during the summer when the award is received

The award is a fixed amount ($6,000) provided as summer salary. Each Old Gold Summer Fellowship is expected to result in at least one product of the proposed research/curricular development.

A complete original Old Gold Summer Fellowship application is due to your DEO by December 31.  The DEO letter of support and original application is due to Associate Dean Udaykumar by January 15. The College shall send a list of Old Gold Summer Fellowship recipients to the Provost by February 1.  The Old Gold Awardee must submit a brief report (1-2 pages) to their department DEO by September 1 and forwarded to Associate Dean Udaykumar by October 1.

Proposals for research and creative projects that will contribute to or provide preliminary data for a planned application for external funding, i.e. an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award or similar award proposal are preferred. However, the proposal may also be for improving instruction/curriculum development. Instructional/curriculum development proposals designed to support planned applications for external funding are preferred over instructional development proposals that stand alone. A summary of the UI general criteria for evaluating faculty development proposals is included on pages 4-5 of the linked document below.

Additional Information and Application Materials: coe_oldgold_application_summer_2020.docx