Independent Scholars Program
Associated Colleges' Center for Independent Scholars:
by action of the Associated Colleges' Board of Trustees in
1984, the Center for Independent Scholars offers its Fellows
the opportunity to pursue scholarly and professional interests
in ways generally unavailable to those not employed by academic
are persons who are pursuing serious scholarly work. This
work could include writing for publication, dissertation research,
writing and preparation for a conference presentation or other
scholarly expressions in a variety of formats, including creating
work in print and digital media. Applicants must hold at least
a master's degree and be unaffiliated with any institution.
must be a spouse or partner (as defined by the employee's
institution) of a full time faculty member who is employed
by one of the member institutions.
to the Center for Independent Scholars provides the Fellow
A place to work
appointment in an appropriate department
privileges at all member institutions
to others with similar goals
Fellow for the Center for Independent Scholars is expected
Make a yearly public presentation based on his or her scholarly
as a role model to unaffiliated academics and to students
support of the Center and the appointing institution in
publications, conference attendance and presentations
a yearly report of scholarly activities
as an Independent Scholar
must submit a letter of interest which includes an outline
of the proposed scholarly activity along with a vita. A letter
of support from an academic dean or provost or from a department
chairperson recommending the appointment should be included.
action on appointment is taken by the Associated Colleges'
Board during their quarterly meetings.
information is available from the offices of academic deans
or provosts and from
288 Van Housen Hall Extension
Potsdam, NY 13676