Bailey Scholars Program Fellows

The Bailey Scholars Program (BSP) is offering the opportunity for graduate students (Masters and PhD) in any discipline to apply to be a Graduate Fellow with the program, furthering their development in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Please visit our website at for more information on the program.

The fellowship exposes graduate students to a learning community focused on innovative teaching and learning practices. Graduate students spend a semester paired with a faculty member of the program in the classroom where they learn about the pedagogy of a learning-centered organization. The other semester is spent working with the Graduate and Faculty Fellows in your cohort on a scholarship of teaching and learning project. Fellows have presented their work at national teaching, learning and outreach conference. Fellow receives $2,000 per year to help support project expenses and/or travel to a conference to disseminate findings.

Fellows work closely with others to ensure they meet their personal goals for the experience, and they are expected to engage in the program community to ensure they fully immerse themselves in the experience. Although the program lies within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, familiarity with that subject matter is not necessary as the focus of the fellowship is on the process(es) of learning rather than content.

To apply, you must be a Masters or Ph.D. graduate student in good standing and making progress towards your degree. Previous fellows are encouraged to reapply. Applications include a resume/CV and cover letter that includes your interest in the Bailey Scholar Program’s Graduate Fellowship and your philosophy on learning. The learning philosophy is similar to a teaching philosophy, but should focus on how you believe learning is best enabled. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Dr. Jeno Rivera at or 517-432-0732. 

Application materials for 2017-2018 fellows will be accepted from January 1, 2017 to March 1, 2017. Please send via email to Amy Leitch ( with BSP Graduate Fellow in the subject line.