Now Accepting Applications: Keeler Family Intra-University Professorships

Chris Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, 1:24 p.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty

Applications are now being accepted for the Keeler Family Intra-University Professorships, a faculty development program for tenured faculty at mid-career.

Program Information

The purpose of the program is to increase collaboration and synergy across disciplines.

The program will provide one semester free of departmental responsibilities in order for the faculty member to engage in substantive exchange and interaction with faculty members in another discipline that will result in the development or expansion of ongoing interdisciplinary research and teaching collaboration. The professorship may be taken in either the fall or spring semester of the next academic year. Activities that may be proposed in the fellowship plan include the advanced study of research techniques or theory in the other discipline, joint planning or piloting of innovative interdisciplinary coursework or preparation and project development for a multi-investigator interdisciplinary research proposal. In all cases, the need for and benefits of the additional expertise and training in the other discipline must be clearly established.


Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are due by Friday, April 9, 2021, 5 p.m. Applicants, units/departments, and dean/vice chancellor offices must use the online submission form to transmit application documents to our office.

Please see the attached document or visit the faculty development website for all necessary details.



J. Christopher Brown
Vice Provost for Faculty Development