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Extension fellowships


To assist individual faculty and professional staff in continuing their professional development in support of the university outreach mission.


Up to $1000 per award will be granted. The total amount individuals may receive during their tenure with the university is $3000. Funds should offset expenses not covered through other sources. Applicants must submit a budget identifying anticipated expenditures and other sources of financial support, including personal contributions. Awards will not exceed actual expenses.

The number of awards granted will depend on the availability of funds in the Extension Fellowship fund.

Successful applicants must wait five years to apply for additional fellowship dollars.


Individual applicants must be:

  • Currently employed as a university faculty or professional staff member (Members of the vice chancellor for extension and engagement's immediate administrative staff, regional directors, campus extension administrators, and Fellowship and Awards Committee members are not eligible.)
  • Have two years of consecutive employment with the University of Missouri.


Proposals should be complete and clear, and must exhibit:

  • Benefit to the individual, organization and clientele.
  • Individual initiative and creativity.
  • Relationship to the applicant's professional improvement plan.

Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Applications must be submitted prior to the professional development experience. Bonus points will be awarded for applicants presenting at a conference; see the score sheet below.

Nominations and selection

Applications are reviewed quarterly. To be considered in a given quarter, applications must be received by January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1. Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice chancellor for extension. The committee — comprised of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement — makes recommendations to the vice chancellor, who makes the final selection.

Individuals selected to receive fellowships will be notified within 45 days.

Within one month of completing the activity, individuals must send an email to the Vice Chancellor summarizing the experience and its benefits. A copy also should be sent to the Fellowship and Awards Committee Chairman, Andrew Zumwalt.


Only email applications will be accepted. After completing the application individuals must send it to their supervisor, who will forward it to the committee. Supervisors: send applications via email to [email protected].

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Award location

Award will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent (Galaxy)