Chancellor’s Faculty Programs Applications Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the College nominee for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award is Callan Bentley.

Now is the time for eligible faculty to consider applying for two other opportunities.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education or discipline specific programs. The fellowship provides between $7,500 to $12,500 in tuition assistance and a leave of absence of one year to pursue full-time graduate study. It pays the recipients three-quarters of their salary during their leave with continuation of insurance, retirement, seniority, and other employee benefits.

Detailed information is available here.

The Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professors Program provides release time and summer stipends over a two-year period for faculty members to complete a self-directed educational project. Recipients can receive up to $7,500 in reimbursable expenses related to their teaching/learning project, a $3,000 stipend for two consecutive summers, and release time for four courses over a two-year period. Last year, Walerian Majewski won this prestigious award.

Detailed information is available here.

Each of these awards has very specific eligibility requirements and those interested in applying should go the Virginia Community College System links listed above. Interested applicants should submit a two-page statement to the Awards Committee no later than Monday, November 25. 

• Those interested in the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Awards:

– Please specify the degree that you are pursuing and the university that you will be attending.

• Those interested in the Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professors Program

– You will need to address the self-directed project that focuses on community college teaching and learning.

Send Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program and Commonwealth Professors Program proposals to Mariella Abanto at


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