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UW Cross-Discipline Academic Writing Fellows Program Seeks Applicants

August 8, 2022

Applications for the third year of the University of Wyoming’s Academic Writing Fellows (UWAWF) program are now being accepted.

The UWAWF program promotes greater scholarly productivity through retreats, writing groups, mentorship and community-building.

The program leaders hope to continue the program’s record of assembling a diverse set of participants from across colleges, disciplines and levels of experience, says Rick Fisher, director of UW Communication Across the Curriculum.

Fisher will co-coordinate the 2022-23 program with April French, a member of the inaugural UWAWF program and a senior academic advising professional in the College of Health Sciences.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 29, and notification of acceptance will be made Thursday, Sept. 1. The program will accept up to 10 participants. Participants must submit evidence of submission for at least two substantial academic writing projects by June 30, 2023.

Fellows during 2021-22 were Tracy Eckersley (Department of Visual and Literary Arts); Kristi Hansen (Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics); Katelyn Kotlarek (Division of Communication Disorders); Meredith Minear (Department of Psychology); Josh Montgomery (School of Teacher Education); Melissa Morris (Department of History); Grace Shearrer (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences); Anne Stevens (Department of Psychology); and Sukyung Yoon (Division of Social Work).

“Previous participants in this program describe substantial direct impacts on productivity and indirect impacts on their attitudes and approaches to writing. The outputs of the past two years are truly impressive,” Fisher says.

In fact, the 18 participants generated a total of over 100 products -- such as articles, chapters, books, book proposals and grants -- during their time in the program.

The program is a collaborative effort, with support from the Office of Academic Affairs and Communication Across the Curriculum. The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research has provided books for retreat discussions.

UW faculty and staff members interested in learning more about the UWAWF program can view the call for applications here.

For more information, email Fisher at

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