Extension fellowships

Purpose
Extension Fellowships assist individual university faculty and professional staff members from the University of Missouri campuses in continuing their professional development in support of the university outreach mission. This includes regional faculty and staff.

Eligibility
Individual applicants must be:

  • Currently employed as a university faculty or professional staff member (Members of the Extension Vice Provost's immediate administrative staff, regional directors, campus extension administrators, and Fellowship and Awards Committee members are not eligible.)
  • Have two years of consecutive employment with the University of Missouri

Criteria
Proposals should be complete and clear, and must exhibit:

  • benefit to the individual, organization and clientele
  • individual initiative and creativity
  • relationship to the applicant’s professional improvement plan

Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Applications must be submitted prior to the professional development experience. Bonus points will be awarded for applicants presenting at a conference; see the score sheet (DOC).

Amount
Up to $1,000 per award will be granted. The total amount individuals may receive during their tenure with the University is $3,000. Funds should offset expenses not covered through other sources. Applicants must submit a budget identifying anticipated expenditures and other sources of financial support, including personal contributions. Awards will not exceed actual expenses.

The number of awards granted will depend on the availability of funds in the Extension Loan and Fellowship Fund.

Wait time between applications
Successful applicants must wait five years to apply for additional fellowship dollars.

Application and selection process
Only email applications will be accepted. After completing the application, individuals must send it to their supervisor, who will forward it to the committee. Supervisors: Send applications via e-mail to Lisa Wallace.

MU Extension Fellowships application form (DOCX) updated January 2013

Fellowship score sheet (DOC)

Applications are reviewed quarterly. To be considered in a given quarter, applications must be received by January 1, April 1, July1 or October 1. Nominations will be reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the Extension Vice Provost. The committee — comprised of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the UM campuses, and the Vice Provost's Office — will make recommendations to the Extension Vice Provost, who will make the final selection.

Individuals selected to receive fellowships will be notified within 45 days.

Reporting outcomes
Within one month of completing the activity, individuals must send an email to the Vice Provost summarizing the experience and its benefits. A copy also should be sent to the Fellowship and Awards Committee.  Chairman, Lisa Wallace.