School of Media & Strategic Communications

2017 Lisa John Faculty Fellowship


$3,000 Lisa John Faculty Fellowship

The OAB Education Foundation Faculty Fellowship program provides an opportunity for faculty members at Oklahoma's broadcast schools to update their skills and develop closer relationships with radio and television broadcasters.

Eligibility:  Any member of the broadcast faculty of an Oklahoma college or university is eligible to apply.

Fellowship Period: The Fellowship lasts four weeks.  It must be served during the summer months of 2017 and scheduled at a time mutually acceptable to participant and station.  A week is 40 hours.

Location:  OAB will attempt to provide a radio or television faciity within a close proximity to faculty participant.  Applicants should indicate radio or television preference and specify the area in which they would like to work.  Applicants should not contact stations regarding serving a fellowship at their facility.  

Fellowship Program:  Participant is required to meet with officials of the broadcast facility and develop a four-week program, including a detailed work schedule.  This work program must be submitted to the OAB office for approval at least two weeks prior to the start of the fellowship.  Any variances from the approved program must be submitted to OABEF for approval.

Grant Payment:  $1,200 upon completion of 1st two weeks, $1,200 upon completion of 2nd two weeks, and $600 upon submission of a written report within 45 days of completing the program.

Letter of Agreement:  An agreement must be signed by participant, station and OABEF seven days prior to commencement of the program. A copy of the Fellowship work program should be attached to the Letter of Agreemewnt.  Failure to comply with this section and development of the work program within specified time periods will automatically disqualify the participant.

Forfeiture:  If participant fails to complete program or does not submit a written paper within specified time, any monies due will be forfeited.

Application:  To fill out an application, click here:  www.oabok.org/Careers/scholarships.html.  Applications must be submitted to the OAB office by February 10th, 2017.  Applications will be judged by a panel of Oklahoma broadcasters.  The recipient will be notified on February 17th, 2017.