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About the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program

Named to honor the life and contributions of the late Margaret MacVicar, Professor of Physical Science and Dean for Undergraduate Education, the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program recognizes MIT faculty who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to the teaching and education of undergraduates at the Institute. Together the Fellows form a small academy of scholars committed to exceptional instruction and innovation in education.

MacVicar Faculty Fellows are selected on the basis of merit through an annual nomination process. The Fellows are appointed by the Provost upon the recommendation of an Advisory Committee, composed of faculty and two current MIT undergraduates.

All full-time members of the regular faculty are eligible for appointment as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, regardless of rank or any concurrently held position, such as an endowed chair. Fellows receive $10,000 per year of discretionary funds for educational activities, research, travel, and other scholarly expenses. Tenured Fellows are appointed for a ten-year term. Junior faculty members are eligible for a three-year Fellowship, which can be converted to a ten-year Fellowship if tenure is granted, with the total duration of the appointment not to exceed ten years.