Old Gold Summer Fellowships

The Old Gold Summer Fellowship Program is a developmental program for probationary tenure-track assistant and associate professors with nine-month appointments. The award must be taken during the first two years of tenure-track appointment at The University of Iowa. Details of eligibility are usually described in the faculty offer letter.

The College requires that the faculty member submit to the DEO an application form and proposal for teaching and/or research development during the fellowship period, along with an abbreviated CV. (The CLAS application form is available here.) The DEO reviews the proposal and endorses it by signing and forwarding it, with the abbreviated CV, to the Dean. Applications are ordinarily due to the DEO in early December and to the Dean in late December.

This award provides recipients with funding for summer work to carry out the activities described in the proposal, which may center on research activities, creative work, or instructional development. Each summer fellowship is expected to result in at least one project for publication, exhibit, performance, or instructional use. Awards are a fixed $6,000, split in the following manner:

  • a salary stipend of $3,000 (from which taxes and fringe benefits will be deducted),
  • tax-exempt funds of $3,000 that may be used to support, travel, equipment, or other research or instructional development needs.

Within two months of the conclusion of the award period, the Old Gold Awardee must submit a brief report (1-2 pages) to the DEO, with a copy to the CLAS Dean's Office, describing the activities and outcomes of the project.