The primary purpose of the CoR Research Leader Fellowship Program is to enable research leaders to develop knowledge and skills in new research-support areas of interest. The core activity within the program enables Fellows to arrange short-term visits to other research institutions with strong programs and activities in the skill area to be developed. Fellows are expected to attend the New/Future VPR Workshop at the CoR Summer Meeting; to participate in professional meetings and additional training opportunities related to new areas of interest; and to develop content (publications, concept papers, presentations) related to challenges within new areas of interest with the intent of contributing to broader knowledge and providing unique perspectives on these topics.
Fellows will meet (video/teleconference) biweekly to discuss topics of interest and the possibility of collaborating on a project to contribute to future training and literature related to research capacity and competitiveness. It is not a requirement of the program to collaborate on these projects, but Fellows are strongly encouraged to document the new knowledge they are acquiring and to identify ways in which they can demonstrate their increased capacity and developing expertise.
The CoR Research Leader Fellowship Program will be 18 months in duration, with appointments of a cohort of 5-10 fellows to be made at the APLU CoR Summer Meeting each year. This timeline enables one cohort to overlap with another cohort of fellows for 6 months, allowing for onboarding of a new cohort by the previous cohort, peer mentoring, and other exchanges among cohort members. The 18-month term will also enable Fellows to conduct their campus visits, participate in the identified meetings and conference, and then complete a project to contribute to future training and literature related to research capacity and competitiveness.