Note: Due to COVID-19, we will be pausing the RIO Faculty Fellows program in 2021. Applications for the 2022 cohort will open in September 2021.


Applicants must be tenure-track assistant or associate professors, and must be able to attend the program retreats in their entirety.


Applications must include:

  • A short statement describing the applicant's scholarly work and how this fellowship will enable them to advance 
  • Details on what goals the applicant wishes to pursue with the aid of this training
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two supporting letters from tenured faculty (at least one from a CU Boulder faculty member)

Criteria for Evaluation

Letters should highlight the applicant's potential to lead significant collaborative projects, develop vision and deliver novel and impactful scholarly work.
  • Demonstration of Leadership and Collaborative Potential 
    Vision, inspiration, collaboration and interpersonal intelligence
  • Demonstration of Service 
    Ability to engage in roles that serve a broad community
  • Demonstration of Research
    Novelty, creativity, interdisciplinary, collaborative work, publication and follow through

** We recognize the value of having a rich diversity of disciplines and perspectives represented in our cohort, thus we strongly encourage candidates to apply across the campus.

** Applicants who have family or dependent care needs should speak to Kirsten Rowell about accommodations and ways to support you during our retreats.  

Questions? Please contact Program Director Kirsten Rowell: