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Summer Faculty Writing Workshop Series: Call for Applicants

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting applications for its 3-day virtual Summer Faculty Writing Workshop series. All faculty members who have a publication, book chapter, article, or other research or creative work are encouraged to apply by the application deadline of June 4th at 11:59pm EST! The series will be held June 23-June 25, 2021. Smith Institute invites you to dust off that draft, and join us to gain valuable tips for enhancing your writing productivity and garner support from your peers. For full eligibility requirements, please see below.

Summer Faculty Writing Workshop Series

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting applications for the Summer Faculty Writing Workshop held virtually, June 23rd-June 25th, 2021, to support faculty in enhancing success in their scholarly publications and/or creative works. The Summer Writing Workshop will allow up to 10 Faculty the opportunity to participate in a three-day workshop facilitated by the Smith Institute for Applied Research. The workshop is designed to encourage faculty to devote regular, uninterrupted time to their writing and serve as an excellent opportunity to launch or make progress on their personal or professional writing projects, as well as provide an environment of support and accountability and an opportunity to develop a network of peers outside of their departments or colleges. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the writing workshop will receive a $500 stipend for their participation. Completion of the Summer Faculty Writing Workshop, including participation in all workshop sessions and timely submission of summary report (due July 8th), is required for processing payment of the stipend. An additional $500 stipend will be awarded to those faculty/teaching staff who provide proof of a submitted document to a publisher or appropriate external party for the creative work by Friday, October 15, 2021 at 4:00p.m. EST.


Applications are due Friday, June 4th and can be accessed here. An application preview is available below.


  • Open to all JCSU faculty (full-time, part-time adjunct and teaching staff)
  • Must be currently working on a research or creative writing project that has not been published
  • Must be committed to the writing and/or creative writing process
  • Must be willing to attend all workshop sessions
  • Must submit a 2-page Summary report on how the workshop helped them improve their individual writing goals and build momentum in scholarly productivity, as well as next steps leading to publication. 


June 4th (11:59pm)Applications due 
June 9th   Participants Notified
June 23rd – June 25th (9:00am-3:00pm)3-day Workshop  
July 8th (11:59pm)2-page Summary Due

For additional information, contact Erika Dugo, Ph.D. at edugo@jcsu.edu or 704-378-1080.

APPLICATION Preview (applications must be submitted online)

Please enter your name (first & last):

Please enter your email address:

What is your employment status?

Please select your college or school:

Please select your department:

Please describe if you selected other for college, school, or department:

Please describe your primary writing goals for this summer. (1000 character limit)

What project(s) will you work on during the writing workshop this summer? Mark all that apply.

What do you hope to gain from participating in the summer writing workshop? Number only your first, second, and third priorities by typing 1, 2, or 3 in the boxes below.

Do you prefer to be assigned to a group with members who intend to work on projects similar to or different from yours? (e.g., books, book chapters, journal articles, etc.)

Do you prefer to be assigned to a group with members from similar or different academic disciplines?

As a requirement for the workshop, your project of choice must not be a body of work that is already published. Do you agree that the project chosen for the purpose of the summer writing workshop is unpublished?

Enter your initials to indicate that you have read the Smith Institute Summer Faculty Writing Workshop guidelines [insert link] and understand that if selected, you must provide Smith Institute with a professional photo and bio, and social media handles to engage as well as attend all 3 days of the virtual writing workshop beginning June 23-25, 2021 from 9am-3pm.

Apply now!

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