The Media Research Institute (MRI) offers a competitive, academic year-long Fellowship for research projects that incorporate media with the aim of fostering democratic engagement, increasing civic awareness, and amplifying the diverse voices of our region. Projects must lead to publication or broadcast. The MRI encourages projects that are seeking external funding and have innovative applications.

Applications open starting February 1st, 2024 and are due by March 1st, 2024. An information session is held annually,  early in the spring semester. Full-time faculty and staff at GSU are eligible to apply.

Successful fellows can expect mentorship from a former fellow, production support from a Digital Learning & Media Design producer, access to a defined suite of production facilities and equipment, research time in the form of a three-credit course reassignment or equivalent work hours, and distribution and promotion of the final product.


Dr. Lara Stache, Communication, 2022-2023 Fellow

Dr. Stache will be creating a media package that centers the value of Gender and Sexuality Studies for understanding our lived experiences.

Professor Caron Jacobson, Criminal Justice, 2021-2022 Fellow

Professor Jacobson's work advocates for the use of service-learning in criminal justice curricula.

Dr. Rebecca Siefert, Art History, 2020-2021 Fellow

Dr. Siefert's TEDTalk-style video explores the influence of artist/architect Lauretta Vinciarelli on artist Donald Judd and examines issues of sexism and accreditation in Art History.