C3 Faculty Funding

The Creating Connections Consortium is no longer accepting applications for the Faculty Funding program.

The Faculty Funding program, which concluded in 2020, was a 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 hired candidates from underrepresented groups, schools could apply for funding to support the first two years of a tenure track position plus start-up funds for research and travel. All faculty members hired using these funds are full faculty members, subject to the same terms and conditions of appointment as other faculty.

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

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

Faculty Funding Awardees:

  • Bowdoin College
  • Dickinson College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Haverford College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Kenyon College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Reed College
  • Smith College
  • Trinity College
  • Union College