Nominations open for eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Chancellor Faculty FellowsThe nomination window is now open for the eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers.

The program was created in 2014 as an integral part of the Academic Strategic Plan. In the past seven years, 82 fellows have been named from a wide array of disciplines, reflecting the breadth of Vanderbilt’s intellectual and creative endeavors.

Chancellor Faculty Fellows is a competitive program for faculty at Vanderbilt open to newly tenured associate professors, or faculty of the equivalent rank in the law school. The program’s goal is to support the professional development of the awardee. Those selected hold the title for two years and receive $40,000 each year to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.

Only deans can nominate candidates for consideration by the provost and chancellor. Deans will work with their respective department chairs and faculty to conduct the nomination process.

Eligible candidates must be full-time tenured faculty who were promoted in rank with tenure within the past five years, or have their tenure effective at the start of the upcoming academic year. Detailed information about the program and eligibility is available on the Office of Faculty Affairs website.

Nominations must be submitted via InfoReady by Feb. 25, 2022. Questions about the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program, including the nomination process, may be directed to Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs (, or Jennifer Pietenpol, executive vice president for research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (