Evaluation Criteria for ACLS Fellowships Have Changed

John Paul Christy, Senior Director of U.S. Programs at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), recently spoke at a virtual meeting of the Colleges of Liberal Arts – Sponsored Programs group (CLASP). He spoke at length concerning the ACLS’ fellowship offerings and its strategic plan. Of particular note to… Continue reading »

2020-2021 Ford Foundation Fellowship Application Deadline Dec. 10, 2019

Faculty planning a sabbatical in 2020-2021, please take note. Applications for the 2020-2021 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship program are due December 10, 2019. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships are one-year $45,000 awards that support full-time research at appropriate nonprofit institutions of higher education or research, normally in the United States, including universities,… Continue reading »

Become a Fellow at the National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships for the period September 2019 through May 2020. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply. Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of… Continue reading »

Fast Facts for Prospective Faculty

“In the gentle light of the Berkshire hills, Williams pursues a bold ambition: to provide the finest possible liberal arts education. If the goal is immodest, it is also bracing: elevating the sights and standards of every member of the community, encouraging them to keep faith… Continue reading »

NCFDD-National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Williams is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. As a member of NCFDD, our faculty have access… Continue reading »

Supplemental Funding Request Form

As described in the Faculty Handbook (Section II.O), faculty members at Williams are provided with modest research and travel allowances on an annual basis. In addition, a number of fellowship and grant competitions provide opportunities for more substantial awards, and some departments and programs have funds… Continue reading »

Spending Policy for Faculty using College Funds

Detailed travel and business expense guidelines can be found on the controller’s office website.  Faculty members often have questions not specifically covered by those quidelines, so this page is meant to provide a supplemental overview and summary of spending policies as they apply to research and… Continue reading »