Faculty Fellows Program Description

Program Description: 
The UVA School of Architecture’s Center for Design and Health (CDH) seeks applicants for its next class of Design and Health Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellows program seeks to foster interdisciplinary work on a range of scholarly research dealing with design for health, from design of hospitals and health care facilities to community-scale planning for safe and healthy cities and towns. A wide range of topics is encompassed by the CDH, from aging in place and patient-centered design, to community food systems, to green or biophilic design, among others. The Faculty Fellows program seeks to assist faculty from around Grounds in developing long term scholarly agendas that will advance our knowledge about the health implications of design and planning of the built environment, and will help to accelerate innovative and exemplary practice in health-based design and planning.
Chosen Faculty Fellows will receive a $3000 stipend to support their research and scholarly work. In addition, Fellows will have access to the resources and faculty affiliates of the Center for Design and Health, and will be encouraged to actively participate in the academic life of the UVA School of Architecture.
Fellowships will begin on September 01, 2016, and extend for a calendar year (though in certain cases a one semester fellowship period is a possibility). During that time, Fellows will be expected to interact and collaborate with relevant faculty in the Architecture School and to participate in the intellectual and scholarly life of the Center and School. Fellows will be expected to give at least one lecture or organize one colloquium about their research during the period of the fellowship.
Full time faculty members in any department or school, other than the School of Architecture, at the University of Virginia are eligible. Three fellows will be selected for 2016-2017. These will be chosen based on their potential to make significant and unique contributions to the intersection of health and design.
Applications are due June 1, 2016. They should include the following: A Personal Statement describing current and future work and how the Fellowship will help to advance this work; a list of potential collaborators in the School of Architecture; proposed budget, a letter of support from your Department Chair or School Dean; and an up-to-date copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae. Applicants will be notified by July 1, 2016.

Send application materials to:
Jenny Roe, jjr4b@virginia.edu