Skip to main content
Vanderbilt Background Photo

Faculty Fellows

College of Arts and Science faculty have many opportunities to receive support and rewards for their innovative work—at the college and university level—at every point in their career.

Dean's Faculty Fellows

Deans faculty fellows logoThe Dean’s Faculty Fellows Program launched in 2018 to support junior faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression as they work towards tenure. Fellows are selected by a committee from among many highly competitive nominations for their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in their respective fields. They hold the title for two years and receive additional support for their research. View the list of recipients.

Chancellor Faculty Fellows

chancellor's faculty fellows wordmark

Arts and Science faculty are frequent recipients of the university's esteemed Chancellor Faculty Fellowships each year. Vanderbilt is committed to supporting and retaining outstanding faculty who have recently received tenure. By investing in a select group of younger scholars from across the campus, Chancellor Faculty Fellowships not only advance their careers at a critical time, but also provide a forum for them to share their academic interests with others on campus that build and enrich our One Vanderbilt community. Learn more about the program, and see a list of A&S Chancellor's Faculty Fellows.


Immersion Scholar Grants are awarded to faculty who have proposed Immersion experiences and/or research that innovate or further the mission of their department and add depth to the Immersion experiences of our students. Learn more about Immersion Scholar Grants and see a list of our most recent awardees.

Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education,  generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a collaboration among five colleges and universities: Berea College, Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College, and Vanderbilt University. The partnership supports faculty development on all campuses involved; seeks to improve graduate education at Vanderbilt, while preparing students to meet the needs of diverse types of institutions; and enhances undergraduate education at partner schools.