Building Emerging Leaders in Higher Education Planning
Q: Who is eligible to apply?
SCUP Fellow applicants must be full-time employees of a college or university. They may also be students while they are fully employed.
Q: When does the application process open?
Online Submissions Open: November 9, 2017
Online Submissions Close: January 31, 2018
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants will be notified of selection outcomes by March 31, 2017.
One to two applicants will be accepted for the 2018 SCUP Fellows Program. All applicants will be notified by telephone and/or email by February 28, 2018.
Q: How do I apply?
Please submit your application online. A worksheet with a preview of the application questions is available on the website. This may be helpful as you draft out the responses to the online questions.
Once you complete your online application, be sure to click the “submit application” button. You will receive an immediate emailed confirmation of your submission.
Q: When does the SCUP Fellows year begin?
The 2018-19 SCUP Fellows term will formerly begin on July 1, 2018, and will conclude on July 15, 2019. During the months of April, May, and June 2018 we will familiarize SCUP Fellows with the association and we match them to a SCUP member coach.
Q: What is required of a SCUP Fellow?
SCUP Fellow Project
SCUP Fellows initiate and complete a research project of their choosing that has a focus on some aspect of higher education planning during their project year. Projects should contribute to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning.
REQUIRED: The SCUP Fellow’s project journey and outcomes will be shared through a:
SCUP Fellows may also choose to submit an article, viewpoint, or planning story to SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education journal or present their work at a SCUP regional conference or symposium.
Q: What kind of planning interests SCUP?
Integrated planning builds relationships, aligns the institution, and emphasizes preparedness for change. It bridges institutional divisions so all efforts—from the president’s office to student affairs to academic departments to administrative units—work together to support an institution’s priorities, goals, and mission.
Below are some of the planning types our members engage in. Fellows are encouraged to be creative and engage more than one are of a campus as they design their project.
Campus Heritage/ Historic Preservation
Facilities Planning and Design
Governance and Leadership
Institutional Change Management
Landscape and Open Space
Risk/Crisis Management & Preparedness
Student: Student Life, Student Affairs
Visit the SCUP's Fellow page for topic examples of previously accepted research projects.
Q: What do fellows receive through the SCUP Fellows Program?
SCUP Fellows or their college or university agree to cover expenses beyond that which the fellowship program provides.