Interdisciplinary Institute

Presidential Fellowships

Presidential Fellowships

The Presidential Fellowship Program was launched to strengthen and expand the work of the Interdisciplinary Institute.

The key objectives of this new signature program are:

  • Fostering curriculum transformation
  • Supporting pedagogical innovations
  • Encouraging faculty collaboration
  • Nurturing professional development and innovation

Tenured and tenure track Merrimack College faculty members will be selected each year to join a community of scholars and spend one semester in residence at the institute. Presidential fellows will receive a stipend and a course release.

Presidential Fellows will participate in a bi-monthly seminar, open to the public, and explore new ways of engaging with faculty and students. Fellows may also pursue additional activities including:

  • Host interdisciplinary scholars
  • Develop new curriculum
  • Explore innovative pedagogies including team-teaching
  • Co-author publications and grants
  • Travel to regional, national & international conferences
  • Propose and participate in faculty retreats
  • Support interdisciplinary initiatives on campus