In alignment with UW’s 2023+ Strategic Plan, the purpose of the Presidential Fellows program is to elevate and facilitate faculty-led
projects that advance the university.
The celebration and promotion of teaching, research, extension, engagement, innovation,
inclusion, and service contributions to UW’s mission is a key execution strategy of
UW’s 2023+ Strategic Plan and the Presidential Fellows program contributes to this
All full-time UW faculty that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Proposals may be submitted on any topic that relates to the Strategic Plan, but special
consideration will be given the following areas of focus:
Wyoming Innovation Partnership
As the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) enters Phase II, UW seeks a Presidential Fellow to co-lead the university’s
advancement of this state-wide initiative. WIP’s primary objective is to modernize
and focus Wyoming’s efforts to develop a resilient workforce and economy. Key responsibilities
of the WIP Presidential Fellow would include
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms like ChatGPT have implications for higher
to lead the university’s efforts to address this emerging technology. Key responsibilities
Presidential Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the 2023-2024 academic
year as well as $5,000 to support other expenses (e.g., course release, conference
attendance). Proposals not awarded the Presidential Fellow designation may be funded at lower levels. Presidential Fellows in the areas of focus should expect to begin their work during
the summer 2023 semester and additional compensation will be provided for the summer
Most Presidential Fellowships will run from fall 2023 to spring 2024. Proposals for
special topics should be prepared to begin their work during the summer 2023 semester.
The time commitment varies based on the proposal, but applicants can expect to dedicate
four to 15 hours per week.
All funded proposals will submit a mid-term report in January 2024 and a final report
in May 2024.