C3 Faculty Funding

Inaugurated in 2019, the Faculty Funding program is a new mechanism to support the hiring of faculty members from groups underrepresented in higher education.

If, through a national search or a C3 New Scholars Series, departments or programs at affiliate LADO institutions identify candidates from underrepresented groups whom they would like to hire, schools can apply for funding to support the first two years of a tenure track position plus start-up funds for research and travel. Any faculty members hired using these funds will be full faculty members, subject to the same terms and conditions of appointment as other incoming faculty.

Funding will be extended to institutions that seek new perspectives on their curricular offerings and pedagogy and that see value in engaging PhD (or MFA) candidates from underrepresented groups in this pursuit. Preference will be given to new hires in departments or programs that previously held a C3 New Scholar Series.

This tenure-track funding is restricted to fields supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, specifically the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Please be aware that there are two application cycles per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. For more information about this opportunity, please see our Call for Proposals or email C3 Director Rachel Hynson.

Recently-funded Proposals:
  • Bowdoin College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Reed College
  • Union College

> Faculty Funding description
> Call for Proposals
> Application Guidelines
> Criteria for Evaluation