Fellows Information

2020 DaVinci Fellowship

The mission of The DaVinci Institute is to promote a statewide creativity renaissance through lectures, workshops, professional development, research and advocacy.

The DaVinci Institute Board of Directors requests nominations for the DaVinci Fellowship.  This Fellowship funds creative projects, broadly defined, among Oklahoma’s higher education faculty.  Acting on the premise that creative thought and insight are fundamental components of extraordinary scholarship, invention, teaching, and performance across academic disciplines, the DaVinci Institute seeks nominees whose proposals for future projects reflect a high degree of innovation and creativity.  Each member institution may nominate up to two faculty members per year. Nominations require the signature of a representative of The Office of The Provost or Academic Vice President.

The recipients of this honor will receive a DaVinci “Vitruvian Man” medal and a $1000 grant they may apply to any aspect of completing the proposed project.

DaVinci Fellows will be asked to provide a brief presentation about the completed project to the board of directors approximately one year after receiving funding.  The board reserves the right to determine the time, date, and location of this presentation in consultation with each Fellow.

The deadline for applications is February 7, 2020

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All forms needed for reference and nomination for the 2020 DaVinci Fellowship can be found below in a downloadable PDF format.

2020 DaVinci Fellowship Award Selection Criteria

2020 DaVinci Fellowship Nomination Information Form

DaVinci Fellowship Rubric

Submit all of the documents in as few files as possible – preferably as one PDF. File labels should include the nominee’s name and “DaVinciFellowApp.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted electronically to davinci@osrhe.edu no later than February 7, 2020. All nominees will receive a notification of application receipt.Award recipients will be identified by February 21, 2020.

The Award Celebration will be held on April 3, 2020 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Awardee attendance at the DaVinci Awards Celebration is required, and the fellow’s home institution is expected to sponsor a table at the event to cover the awardee’s costs and help celebrate their achievement. More information on the Award Celebration can be found under “Spring Award Ceremony.”

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