The Division of Academic Affairs has developed a new, streamlined process for the college’s three primary summer funding mechanisms: Faculty Fellows, Mission & Identity Fellows and Arts & Sciences Dean’s Summer Grants.

Internal summer funding is an essential resource for many faculty to progress in their scholarship and creative pedagogy. This new process will make applying for internal funding easier, raise awareness of these opportunities and provide broad support for our faculty. Application information and timelines can be found on the Academic Affairs wiki.

A new initiative to recognize engaged scholarship will also be rolled out with the new application process. Scholarship at Canisius is often engaged in meaningful ways with our community and mission. The offices of Academic Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion and Mission & Ministry want to raise up and recognize this engaged scholarship as well as encourage you to think about the ways in which your scholarship may now or in the future be connected to specific engagement priorities. Applicants for summer fellowships, CEEP and ISD will be invited to self-identify the ways in which their scholarship reflects a number of engagement priorities. Click here to read more about this initiative.

Many thanks to the deans, Sarah Signorino, Mary Rockwell, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson and the members of the Summer Fellowship Selection Committee for their input on the delivery of these initiatives and to the Faculty Senate for their unanimous endorsement of this new process.  Questions can be directed to Jenn Lodi-Smith, assistant vice president for academic affairs (faculty development), at

Click here to RSVP for a workshop Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00 am on the many ways Canisius can support your scholarship.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs