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Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars


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Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Assistant Professor Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde

PRINCETON, NJ (May 5, 2021) – The Institute for Citizens & Scholars has named 39 new Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2021–22 academic year.

The Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Citizens & Scholars, seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects.

The program provides Fellows with a six-month or one-year sabbatical stipend (up to $30,000); a research, travel, or publication stipend (up to $1,500); mentoring; and participation in a professional development retreat. For 2021, 16 junior faculty members will receive 12-month Fellowships, 21 will receive six-month Fellowships, and two will receive six-month Adjunct Faculty Fellowships.

The 2021 Career Enhancement Fellows work in such disciplines as African American studies, English, women’s and gender studies, sociology, and more. They come from a variety of institutions from across the country. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, Fellows represent unique perspectives within their disciplines and are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion on campus through service and research. (Full list of Fellows, institutions, and departments below.)

Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellows are awarded a six-month stipend (up to $15,000) and matched with a mentor from a professional network of tenured former Career Enhancement Fellows. The Fellowship period is intended to provide Fellows with time and resources to focus on the research and scholarship necessary to secure a tenure-track position.

Administered at Citizens & Scholars since 2001, the Career Enhancement Fellowship has supported more than 400 junior faculty members, creating a robust network of scholars committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.