Fellowship Options

Academic Year Symposia Program

This program allows participants to attend three-day symposia held six times over the academic year while also engaging in instructional improvement projects on their home campuses. The symposia include a combination of structured instructional and faculty development activities as well as self-directed activities designed to meet individual needs.

Participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation on campus to assist with travel expenses and meals. Lodging is provided by the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program.

Summer Symposium Program

Participants in this program attend a two-week symposium on the University of Georgia campus. The symposium includes a combination of structured faculty development and instructional activities and independent study on the part of each participant.

Participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation on campus to assist with travel expenses and meals. Lodging is provided by the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program.

GTF Alumni Directory

Use the directory to find past participants of the program from your discipline or institution.

Key Dates and Deadlines


Application Deadline

Program Dates

GTF Summer Program, 2018              February 2, 2018    

May 14-18, 2018

May 21-25, 2018

GTF Academic Year Program, 2018-2019                   April 20, 2018    

September 5-7, 2018

October 3-5, 2018

November 7-9, 2018

February 6-8, 2019

March 6-8, 2019

April 3-5, 2019


The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program is designed for faculty members who teach at accredited public or private colleges or universities, other than the University of Georgia, in the state of Georgia. Participants are selected on the basis of their teaching experience, their interest in continuing instructional and professional development, their ability to make a positive impact on their own campus, and a strong commitment by their home institution for release time and other forms of support for the duration of their participation in the program. Any full-time, regular faculty member can apply.


With appropriate encouragement and support from one's institutional colleagues, candidates should send a letter of interest and intent to participate to the President of the home college or university describing how participation in this program will benefit both the individual and the home institution.

If the President supports the request, the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program requires that the candidate submit the following:

  • A letter of nomination from the institution's president
  • Applicant's letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A one to two page teaching philosophy statement.

Applicants are encouraged to submit the application package electronically to Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the email address provided by the applicant.

Program guidelines stipulate that no more than two fellows from the same institution may participate simultaneously. Therefore institutions are encouraged to limit the number of candidates submitted for consideration to no more than two per program — two for the Academic Year Program, and two for the Summer Program.

Please send all correspondence to:

Governor's Teaching Fellows Program
Institute of Higher Education
Meigs Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6772

Contact Information

Program Coordinator
Marguerite Koepke
Emerita Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
College of Environmental Design
Adjunct Associate Professor of Higher Education
University of Georgia

Administrative Coordinator
Josh Patterson
Institute of Higher Education
University of Georgia