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Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program


We are now accepting Big XII Faculty Fellowship applications.

All applications are due by July 1, 2020!

The University of Kansas is participating in a program to stimulate scholarly initiatives through the creation of an academic community within the institutions in the Big XII Athletic Conference.  The Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions to exchange ideas and research.  Faculty may work on collaborative research, consult with faculty and students, offer a series of lectures or symposia, acquire new skills, or take advantage of a unique archive or laboratory facility.  

The Big XII schools include: Baylor University, Waco, Texas; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma; University of Texas at Austin, Texas; Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; and West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Program guidelines and application form can be downloaded here

Please Submit your Completed Application Packet HERE

Past Recipients 

2019-2020
  • Jamene Brooks- Kieffer, University Libraries
  • Darren Canady, English
  • Geng Chen, Mathematics
  • Sara Gregg, History
  • Kyoungchul Kong, Physics and Astronomy
  • Jian Li, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
  • Scott Watson, Music
  • Stephanie Zelnick, Music
2018-2019
  • Elizabeth Asiedu, Economics
  • Christopher Beard, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Sherry Fowler, Art History
  • Mugur Geana, Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Maki Kaneko, Art History
  • Steve Leisring, Music
  • Ian Lewis, Physics and Astronomy
  • Lin Liu, Mechanical Engineering
  • David Slusky, Economics
2017-2018
  • Rick Devlin, Geology
  • Genero Mendez, Music
  • Ben Sherwood, Business
  • John Symons, Philosophy
  • Clayton Webb, Political Science
2016-2017
  • Colin Roust, Music
  • Jarron Saint Onge, Sociology
  • Hugo Sheward, Architecture
  • Nathan Wood, History
2015-2016
  • Huazhen Fang, Mechanical Engineering
  • Thomas Huang, Design
  • Suzanne Shontz, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Paul Stevens, Music
2014-2015
  • Jordan Bass, Health, Sport, and Exercise Science
  • Mary Fry, Health, Sport, and Exercise Science
  • Yunfeng Jiang, Mathematics
2013-2014
  • Rafe Brown, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Joe Colistra, Design
  • Michael Krueger, Visual Art
  • Krzysztof Kuczera, Molecular Biosciences
  • Kapila Silva, Architecture, Design & Planning
2012-2013
  • Philip Gallagher, Health, Sport, and Exercise Science
  • Jennifer Gleason, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Trent Herda, Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
  • John Keating, Economics
  • Andreas Moeller, Geology
  • Chris Petr, Social Welfare
  • Sherrie Tucker, American Studies
  • John (Philip) Vardiman, Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
2011-2012
  • Ben Chappell, American Studies
  • Sherry Fowler, History of Art
  • Heather Getha-Taylor, Public Affairs and Administration
  • Felix Meschke, Business
2010-2011
  • Santa Arias, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Phillip Barnard, English
  • Brent Steele, Political Science
2009-2010
  • Christina Bejarano, Political Science
  • Chris Depcik, Mechanical Engineering
  • David Johnson, Psychology/Gerontology
  • Xingong Li, Geography
2007-2008
  • Tamara Falicov, Film and Media Studies
2003-2004
  • Gregory Cushman, History 


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