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

Antonios Augoustakis
Classics
Associate 2014-15

Venera Bekteshi
Social Work
Fellow 2014-15

Robert Brunner
Astronomy
Associate 2014-15

Jianjun Cheng
Materials Science
Associate 2014-15

Wendy Cho
Political Science
Associate 2014-15

Soon-Jo Chung
Aerospace Engineering
Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Kathryn Clancy
Anthropology
Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Karin Dahmen
Physics
Associate 2014-15

Neal Dalal
Astronomy
Fellow 2014-15

Augusto Espiritu
History
Associate 2014-15

Kevin Ford
Mathematics
Associate 2014-15

Eduardo Fradkin
Physics
Associate 2014-15

Philip Godfrey
Computer Science
Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Vera Hur
Mathematics
Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Yi Lu
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Fellow 2014-15

Areli Marina
Art History
Associate 2014-15

Faranak Miraftab
Urban & Regional Planning
Associate 2014-15

Thomas Nevins
Mathematics
Associate 2014-15

Catherine Prendergast
English
Associate 2014-15

Leslie Reagan
History
Associate 2014-15

Charles Schroeder
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Valeria Sobol
Slavic Languages & Literatures
Associate 2014-15

Mara Wade
German
Associate 2014-15

James Whitfield
Entomology
Associate 2014-15

David Wright
English
Associate 2014-15