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Research and Teaching Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, online and part-time students are welcome to apply, provided that they are able to fully participate on-campus beginning in fall 2021. Fellowship activities will take place remotely during spring 2021 but are expected to resume in-person fall 2021. The Fellowship does not offer fully-remote opportunities at this time.
Yes! We welcome all MLIS students, including HiLS. Please note the Research & Teaching Fellowship has a three-semester involvement limit. Students in HiLS or students completing their degree part-time should strategically plan when they apply for the Fellowship
No, typically Fellows do not work throughout the summer. We do receive some requests for instruction over the summer and limited teaching opportunities are available to interested Fellows
Field Study is a required component of the Master of Library Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of Maryland. You can pursue your Field Study as part of the Fellowship. During the final semester, facilitators will pair you with a UMD librarian for a 60-hour "teaching as research" project. This project, combined with your Fellowship duties, will fulfill the Field Study component requirements of the MLIS degree.
Yes. You will not be assigned a "teaching-as-research" project if you chose this option. You are expected to participate in all other Fellowship activities during the third semester
Yes! In fact, most Fellows also hold a 10-20 hour assistantship position on campus. Fellows work ~5-10 hours a week through the Fellowship (which can be structured as an overload for a GA position) and can set their own instruction schedules to best fit with other commitments.
No, to be considered, applicants must commit to three consecutive semesters. Programs run from Spring to Spring. If a three-semester commitment fits your degree plan, you're welcome to apply.

Congratulations! Applications open every Fall semester. To be considered, applicants must commit to three consecutive semesters. Programs run from Spring to Spring. If a three-semester commitment fits your degree plan, you're welcome to apply.
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