Application Process

Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Sponsor

The Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Academy is made possible by the generous bequest of Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis. Dr. Mavis received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was a professor of Civil Engineering at several universities and was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Maryland from 1957-67. He died in 1983. This fellowship is for students working on their PhD in the College of Engineering who are planning to become an engineering professor.


Advanced doctoral students (passed qualifying exam) in the College of Engineering who express an interest in academia are eligible to apply. Fellows must be enrolled as a full-time student during the fall and spring term while in this program.

Requirements and Expectations

The MF3 Academy is a full academic year program – fall and spring terms. Starting Fall 2017, MF3 Fellows will register for ENG 591 both fall and spring semesters where a variety of workshops, activities, seminars, and events are held each week to improve their knowledge of faculty responsibilities. MF3 Fellows will be required to attend class and meet the required expectations.

Application Process

To be considered for the 2020-2021 MF3 Academy, applications must be received by 5 pm on March 27, 2020. Applications must be submitted in one single PDF document by your home department to the Office of Graduate, Professional and Online Programs (  Engineering department’s Graduate Academic Office will submit all applications into a box account by the deadline.  If you have questions, please contact

Application Materials

  • Mavis Application Cover Sheet Form.
  • Statement of Interest that describes why you want to participate in the program (1-2 pages max).  Please address goals and accomplished you hope gain from this program.
  • Statement of your career goals and interests (1-2 pages max).
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Letter of endorsement from your Department Head stating that you will be given a teaching assistantship during the fellowship.
  • Letter of Recommendation from your research advisor that includes a commitment to serve as your academic mentor and to send you to a professional conference to present research results within the next two years.

Questions about the MF3 Academy may be directed to the Office of Graduate, Professional and Online Programs by email.

Selection Process

MF3 Fellows are admitted on a competitive basis. Selected fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year will receive an award of $2,000 for participating in the program, which is paid in two installments and is dependent on fellows completing the required milestones/assignments.  Fellows will be announced by April 30, 2020.