The Office of Mission and Ministry is now accepting applications for faculty mission integration fellowships through the Edward D. Simmons Commitment Fund.
The fund was established in memory of Simmons and provides support to projects designed to advance the mission of Marquette University.
Faculty Mission Integration Fellowships (FMIFs) enable faculty to deepen their understanding of mission at Marquette by means of a course buyout so that they can develop programming to advance mission integration in a particular area of interest. For example, one person might want to develop a training program to help faculty integrate the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) more effectively into mechanical engineering courses. Another might be interested in integrating mission formation into the onboarding of new faculty or other employees. Another might be interested in putting together a symposium on “research as mission at Marquette.” Special consideration is given to proposals which are interdisciplinary, collaborative, promote diversity, advance the formation of hearts and minds and are scalable. Depending on the proposal, FMIFs may be for one or two semesters.
FMIFs will require that faculty participate in a study group with other FMIF faculty and one or more Jesuits. These study groups will provide a forum for discussing readings related to Jesuit mission, the relevance of Jesuit sources to their projects, and refinement of the program(s)/event(s) prior to launch. Projects will produce (a) program(s)/event(s) to be executed within the time of the fellowship. The program(s) or event(s) will then become available for use or adaptation by the Office of Mission and Ministry and/or other members of the Marquette University community to further integrate mission into the life of the university. Subsequent use of the faculty member’s project will be credited each time it is used. For more information and FMIF guidelines, click here.
To apply for a fellowship, please follow the link to the guidelines for the Faculty Mission Integration Fellowships. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Jim Pribek, S.J., at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (414) 288-1780.
The submission period has been extended to Tuesday, March 22.