Wilson Faculty Research Fellowship

A one-term faculty fellowship for senior faculty in the Arts & Sciences.


Supported with funds provided through the bequest of Mary Tolford Wilson, wife of deceased Dartmouth Professor, Arthur M. Wilson, the Wilson Faculty Research Fellowship is awarded to promote research, teaching, and writing in the fields of Biography, History, and Government.


Full Professors or Associate Professors of the Arts and Sciences in the areas of study of government, history, and biography who have submitted a Senior Faculty Grant Application. A fellowship may not be used during a tenure review or terminal year.


No application is necessary.  The recipient will be selected from those eligible faculty from Senior Faculty Grant applications. 

If combining a fellowship and sabbatical, a separate request must be submitted to the department chair for the sabbatical approval.


One term of released time and supplemental research funds of $2,000 in lieu of Senior Faculty Grant of $700.  

Note: Acceptance of the fellowship carries a commitment to return to the faculty for no less than one year.

Fund Administration

Fellowship supplemental funds are administered by the Arts and Sciences Finance Center (ASFC). The faculty member is the responsible account holder for the award. All invoices, business expense reimbursements, and requests for payments are required to be submitted to the ASFC.

In utilizing the allocations provided by this award, individual faculty must adhere to all Dartmouth policies and procedures and must meet all Internal Revenue Service stipulations regarding appropriate expenses and required documentation. All expenses must be reimbursed within the fiscal year in which they are incurred. Accounts should not be overspent. In the event, repayment or reallocations of expense must occur. All items purchased with funding are property of the College. Upon departure from the College, use of the funds and disposition of purchased property is at the discretion of the College.

Please contact the ASFC with any questions.

Expenses and Reimbursement

The Allowable Expenditures and Ineligible Reimbursements listed below are provided for immediate guidance. The Business Expense Policy details these and other expenditures and reimbursements. If there is a question concerning the eligibility of an expense, the expense should be reviewed with an analyst in the A&S Finance Center.

Allowable Expenditures

  1. Business related travel expenses
  2. Business related postal or shipping charges
  3. Capital Equipment, research equipment, materials and supplies
  4. Membership in and/ or to professional organizations and periodicals (not lifetime memberships)
  5. Professional licenses or certification fees; and membership in and/or to professional organizations and periodicals.  Lifetime memberships are not allowable.
  6. Scholarly materials (books, journals, periodicals, subscriptions, etc.)
  7. Specialized software and databases, computer peripherals, and data collection costs
  8. Student support for Dartmouth purposes
  9. Dartmouth contracts with Qualtrics to provide survey tools to all employees and students. Survey services through other vendors will require additional justification

Payments to individuals for services such as editing, researching, and indexing for publications are allowable, though not eligible as reimbursement. In these cases, invoices for these services are paid directly by Dartmouth as outlined in the Procure to Pay Guide.

Ineligible Reimbursements

  1. Faculty salaries — release time during an academic year or extra salary during a free term
  2. Lifetime memberships in and/ or to professional organizations and periodicals
  3. Office furniture for work or home
  4. Out-of-pocket payments directly to individuals for services (e.g. editing, researching, and indexing payments are paid directly by Dartmouth as outlined in the Procure to Pay GuideContact the ASFC for details.)
  5. Promotional expenses for book publications

Cumulative Report

Recipients are required to submit a brief report describing the results of their research to their Department Chair and Associate Dean.