Syracuse University

Call for Applicants: Faculty Fellowship

The Civic Research Data Lab (CRDL) invites faculty at Syracuse University to apply for a Faculty Fellowship in memory of Patricia Hassett. This fellowship provides support to carry out a two-year empirical research project of the faculty member’s own design focusing on a federal program or federal enforcement policy or practice.

The Faculty Fellowships in memory of Patricia Hassett were established to honor the life and legacy of Patricia Hassett (1941–2009), the first female tenured full professor at Syracuse University’s College of Law. Patricia was a pioneer who championed the role of data to improve the functioning of government bodies, including the work of judges and the courts.

Faculty applying should be committed to the goal of government transparency, the pursuit of concrete engagement with real-world problems, and the support of an informed and engaged citizenry. The aim of the project could be to develop a publishable paper or be designed to support some broader civic goal.

Fellowships support the University’s new academic strategic plan:

This University “sits on traditional Onondaga Nation territory, the principal meeting place of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which is often described as the oldest participatory democracy on earth. Syracuse was a famous stop on the Underground Railroad and is adjacent to Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the U.S. women’s suffrage movement. Syracuse has been and continues to be a place that welcomes immigrants and refugees. Syracuse University has incorporated this rich history into its vision, and this academic strategic plan demonstrates an abiding commitment to community and engaged citizenship.”

Two faculty fellows will be selected in the current round and will work with researchers at the Civic Research Data Lab (CRDL), an interdisciplinary research team which focuses on federal agency roles in this country’s civic life.

Faculty Fellows will receive:

Either tenure-track faculty starting out in their career, or already tenured faculty are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and can start with the Fall 2024 semester. Faculty applications should be emailed to and include the following:

Potential applicants are welcome to contact the CRDL (315-443-3563) if they wish to discuss their research ideas before submitting their application.