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The Honors Faculty Fellows Program is a one-year fellowship designed to facilitate faculty involvement with honors students through creating and executing extracurricular events during the academic year; fellows receive a budget of up to $2,000 to spend on honors enrichment programming during the fall and spring semesters, plus a $2,000 stipend at the end of their first fellowship year. A second-year renewal may be available upon completion.

"Past Fellows have introduced running clubs, philosophy movie nights, simulations, explored public service, hosted book clubs, meditation groups and various lectures,” explains Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, DMA, associate dean in the Honors College and professor of voice in the Department of Music.


  • Who is eligible to apply?

    Full-time regular faculty who have the approval of their department chairs and Deans and have outstanding records of teaching, research, and service.

  • What types of programming have Faculty Fellows offered in the past?

    Faculty Fellows offer programming that aligns with their academic and personal interests. Prior Faculty Fellows have given lecture series on economics, interpersonal communication, and gender. Recent Fellows have led Tai Kwon Do and self-defense classes, film clubs, simulations, and a lecture series on health care systems in other countries. They've also engaged students in running clubs, helped students build greater resiliency and coping skills, shared insights on overcoming imposter syndrome, and hosted a science fiction book club. You can find additional, detailed examples of Faculty Fellows projects in this UAB Reporter article.

  • What are the terms of the fellowship?

    Fellows serve for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. They receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the end of the fellowship year and a budget of up to $2,000 to spend on honors enrichment programming.

  • What is the expected time commitment?

    We ask that Faculty Fellows offer programming in both fall and spring semesters. Over the course of an academic year, we anticipate that faculty will devote between 15-20 hours to being a fellow.


Please submit the following application materials no later than April 1, 2024:

  • 2-3 page proposal for your fellowship year that specifically outlines what types of academic enrichment, experiential learning, and/or community building programming you plan to offer if selected as an Honors Faculty Fellow. YOUR PROPOSAL MUST BE SIGNED BY BOTH YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND YOUR DEAN.
  • Brief statement of interest in being an Honors Faculty Fellow. What excites you about this opportunity? Why do you want to participate?
  • CV

You may email these materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions? Contact the Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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