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Stephen H. Weiss Fellowships

There are three award categories:

Presidential Award
Provost’s Teaching Fellowship Award
Junior Fellowships Award


Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows Award

In recognition of the importance of undergraduate teaching, the Board of Trustees has established the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowships. Each fellowship is a university-wide award for a tenured faculty member who, in addition to a respected scholarly career, has a sustained record of effective, inspiring, and distinguished teaching of undergraduate students and of contributions to undergraduate education. The title, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, is a permanent designation, and recipients receive a $5,000 a year award, for five years, as long as they continue to hold a professorial appointment at Cornell. Faculty are permitted to hold the title simultaneously with any other named professorship. List of past winners.

Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellowship Award (new in 2016)

In order to acknowledge and encourage innovative undergraduate teaching among non-tenure-track faculty, the family of the late Stephen H. Weiss ’57, chairman emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, has expanded the long-standing Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowships to include a new university-wide award. The Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellowships will be made annually to non-tenure-track individuals with a major commitment to teaching (normally Lecturers or Senior Lecturers, Professors of the Practice, or Clinical Professors; in exceptional cases, Research Associates and Senior Research Associates with significant teaching accomplishments may qualify). Recipients will receive $3,000 per year award, for five years, as long as they continue to hold a professional appointment at Cornell. “Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellow” is a permanent designation that may be held with any other academic title.

Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellowship Award (new in 2016)

In order to acknowledge and encourage innovative undergraduate teaching, the family of the late Stephen H. Weiss’57, chairman emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, has expanded the long-standing Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowships to include a new university-wide award. The Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellowships will be made annually to two early-career, tenured professors (typically Associate Professors) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. Even though teaching excellence is the principal criterion for selection, Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellows should also be notable scholars in their chosen fields.  Recipients will receive $3,000 per year award, for five years, as long as they continue to hold a professorial appointment at Cornell.  Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellows may use the title during the five-year term of their award.


Historic List of Weiss Fellow Winners

Contact the  Weiss Coordinator for further information.

 

 


 

Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm