PSO Fellowship Program

Program Description

The Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Fellowship Program provides support for tenure-track and tenured professors to immerse themselves in the work of a PSO unit for one semester. The experience provides opportunities for Fellows to enhance their academic courses, conduct research (e.g., applied, community-based, policy, program evaluation) and apply their academic expertise to outreach initiatives. An anticipated outcome of the Fellowship experience is the sustained involvement with Public Service and Outreach once Fellows return to their academic departments.


Permanent, full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty members who have an interest in immersing themselves in the work of one of UGA’s PSO units are eligible to apply.


An interested faculty member writes a proposal (in consultation with the Director of the PSO unit with which the faculty member is seeking to work, and her/his Department Head) and secures approval for the proposal from the PSO Unit Director and her/his Department Head and Dean. The proposal is then submitted to the Vice President for consideration by Friday, March 24, 2017. Subsequently, each applicant meets with the Vice President to discuss goals for participation in the program.

Proposals should communicate the interest and enthusiasm of the proposer; the proposer’s anticipated enhancements to course curricula, teaching techniques, and research projects; and the anticipated long-term impact that the experience will have on the proposer’s sustained involvement with PSO.


The Vice President for PSO provides $15,000 to a Fellow’s home department, which may be spent as the Department Head deems appropriate.

Fellowship Expectations

A PSO Fellow and her/his hosting PSO Unit Director meet with the Vice President at the beginning, mid-point, and end of the Fellowship semester. In addition, a PSO Fellow provides a written report about her/his experience at the end of the Fellowship semester.


Contact Paul Brooks, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, at or (706) 542-6167.