Faculty Fellowships

The Tower Center seeks to promote excellence in research and teaching by providing financial support for faculty at SMU.

Faculty Fellowships


The John Goodwin Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs offers faculty fellowships to support and enhance research and undergraduate instruction and to provide seed monies to conduct preliminary research that may lead to outside funding.  The purpose of these awards is to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness. These fellowships are open to the members of the SMU faculty whose work focuses on international relations, national security issues, comparative politics, political economy, and political institutions. Funds are generally not awarded for domestic or international conference travel. 

 

The Colin Powell Faculty Fellowships


The purpose of the Colin Powell Faculty Fellowship award is to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness.  The award is up to $2,500.  This fellowship is open to the members of the SMU faculty whose work broadly focuses on the following five research areas: (1) National Security & Defense, (2) Latino Public Policy, (3) U.S. Economy & Politics, (4) Japan & East Asia, and (5) International Politics & Economics.

Applications OpenDecember 15, 2019

Applications CloseFebruary 1, 2020


Sun & Star Japanese Studies Faculty Fellowship


The John Goodwin Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs offers a faculty fellowship to support and enhance research and undergraduate instruction and to provide seed monies to conduct preliminary research that may lead to outside funding.  The purpose of these awards is to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness.  Grants will also be made for the purchase of research materials, equipment, and supplies.  This fellowship is open to the members of the SMU faculty whose work broadly bears on U-S Japanese relations, or the culture, politics, or economy of Japan. 

 

    Teaching Fellows Program


    The Teaching Fellows program brings post-doctoral fellows to the SMU faculty, for non-renewable two-year appointments, to teach and lecture in the areas of world politics, international political economy, and international institutions. Each teaching fellow offers two courses per semester and is expected to be active in the student life of the campus.

    • Thomas Cavanna (2015-present) 
    • Paul Avey (2014-2015)
    • Tom Wong (2011-2013)
    • LaiYee Leong (2009-2011)
    • Chelsea Brown (2007-2009)
    • J. Mark Skorick (2005-2008)
    • Joel Westra (2005-2007)
    • Jonathan Keller (2003-2005)
    • Rhonda Callaway (2001-2003)
    • Steven B. Redd (2000-2001)
    • Cooper Drury (1998-2000)
    • Alex Tan (1996-1998)

    Learn more about the Tower Center Faculty Fellowships:

    Olisa Dellas | Manager of Student & Faculty Engagement | odellas@smu.edu 

    Learn more about the Teaching Fellows Program:

    Ray Rafidi | Senior Associate Director | rrafidi@smu.edu