Current Associates and Fellows Research Appointments

Each year, the tenured and untenured University of Illinois faculty are invited to submit scholarly or creative proposals for consideration by the Center’s permanent Professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed Associates and Fellows and awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming academic year.

In accordance with the Center’s mission, these appointments provide an incentive to pursue the highest level of scholarly achievement. They also provide faculty members with an unusual opportunity to explore new ideas and demonstrate early results.

With the Professors, Associates and Fellows form the intellectual core of the Center for Advanced Study community. They are invited to participate in CAS events and have opportunities to present their work to the CAS community. Thus, each year brings together the established and the new in an ever-changing flux of ideas and disciplines.

CAS Research Appointment Application form

Jozsef Balog
Mathematics
Associate 2016-17

Manisha Basu
English
Fellow 2016-17

Xinyuan Dai
Political Science
Associate 2016-17

Jerry Dávila
History
Associate 2016-17

Jane Desmond
Anthropology
Associate 2016-17

Rosa Espinosa-Marzal
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate 2016-17

Benjamin Grosser
Art & Design
Fellow 2016-17

Prashant Jain
Chemistry
Beckman Fellow 2016-17

Auinash Kalsotra
Medical Biochemistry
Beckman Fellow 2016-17

Negar Kiyavash
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
Associate 2016-17

Thomas Kuhlman
Physics
Beckman Fellow 2016-17

Paul Kwiat
Physics
Associate 2016-17

Eduardo Ledesma
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellow 2016-17

Christopher Leininger
Mathematics
Associate 2016-17

Zhi-Pei Liang
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate 2016-17

Jeffrey Martin
Anthropology
Fellow 2016-17

Cynthia Oliver
Dance
Associate 2016-17

Michel Regenwetter
Psychology
Associate 2016-17