The College of William & Mary announced today that it will begin offering new faculty fellowships for tenure-track faculty in the Mason School of Business accounting program. Thanks to a generous $3 million donation from alumnus Frank J. Wood ’74, the new fellowships will help to attract and retain top talent and increase the competitiveness of the business school.
The Frank J. Wood ’74 Faculty Fellowships will recognize and reward tenure-track faculty with summer faculty fellowship research awards. Peer institutions offer similar rewards for faculty research, and the Mason School’s ability to offer similar opportunities will enhance the accounting faculty’s development — and by implication their effectiveness in the classroom — giving them incentive to remain and grow at William & Mary instead of leaving to advance their careers at other institutions.