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Fellowship Options

Academic Year Symposia 

This program allows participants to attend a three-day symposium 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.

Sample symposia agenda

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.

Spring Symposium 

Participants in this program attend a one-week symposia 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.

Sample symposium agenda

Lodging and meals will be provided by the GTF program while participants are on campus. 

Key Dates and Deadlines


Application Deadline

Program Dates

Academic Year Symposium



September 13-15, 2023
October 11-13, 2023
November 15-17, 2023
February 7-9, 2024
March 13-15, 2024
April 17-19, 2024

Spring Symposium


To be announced (Spring)

May 2024


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 regardless of rank.

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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
  • A one-to two-page description of the course or project that will be the focus of the fellowship year (For Academic Year applicants only - see project suggestions)

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 Spring Program.

Please send all correspondence to:

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


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