Junior Faculty Fellows Program

The Hariri Institute for Computing Junior Faculty Fellows aims to recognize outstanding early-career computational and data-driven researchers at Boston University and connect them with one another and the Institute community at large. It does so by bringing together a cohort of junior faculty members to partake in intellectual exchanges and integrative activities, and to probe the possibilities of interdisciplinary collaborations.

From social sciences, humanities, law, business and medicine – to engineering, computer science and statistics, the Junior Faculty Fellows Program is committed to engaging a community of researchers across schools and colleges at BU.

The 2017 nomination period has closed; nominations for the 2018 cohort of Junior Faculty Fellows will open in spring, 2018.

Annually, up to six Junior Faculty Fellows are appointed for a three-year term based on nominations submitted by any BU faculty member and evaluated by the Hariri Institute Steering Committee. Engaging Junior Faculty Fellows with the Hariri community in a variety of ways, the program provides each Fellow the opportunity to introduce research to a broad community in the Institute’s “Meet Our Fellows” series. In addition to a $10K stipend, Junior Faculty Fellows are presented with a special award plaque.

Candidates are Assistant Professors, on a tenure track where available, who pursue computing, computational, or data-driven research and have held a full-time appointment in any one of BU’s departments for less than three years.

Each spring semester, a handful of junior faculty members are selected for this honor, based on nominations submitted by members of the BU community and evaluated by the Institute’s Steering Committee. Nominations can be submitted by any BU faculty member other than the candidate. The nomination period for Junior Faculty Fellows takes place in early spring.

Nominations for the 2018 cohort of Junior Faculty Fellows will open in spring, 2018.

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