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Faculty Applicants

Full-time tenure-track faculty fellows will be released from their ordinary duties for two semesters.   During one semester, the Humanities Center will provide funding for replacement teaching in the amount of up to $6,000 through the auspices of the Chancellor's Grants for Faculty Research. If more is needed to fully fund replacement teaching for that semester, the remainder is to be provided through negotiations with the faculty fellow's home College.

Faculty applicants must also have secured one additional semester's leave from all professorial duties from his/her department.  To secure the prerequisite full-semester leave, faculty members may use or combine the following means: 1) faculty development leave; 2) banked courses, 3) a pre-tenure semester leave, 4) a paid leave of absence, 5) a zero teaching semester, or 6) leave funded by an externally awarded fellowship.  Department heads will certify that the proposed full-semester leave properly uses one or more of the already existing procedures, and will provide approval for the fellowship, which requires faculty members to be released from all teaching and administrative responsibilities, with the single exception of dissertation supervision.  A letter confirming the semester's leave, co-signed by the department head, must accompany the application.

Furthermore, all applicants for Humanities Center fellowships must also apply for external national fellowships for the same project. Examples of such fellowships include but are not limited to the NEH, ACLS, and Guggenheim. To qualify, external applications must have been submitted no earlier than the fall semester of 2015, and may be submitted no later than the spring semester of 2017. External applications with deadlines after the Humanities Center deadline will be considered provisional: no Humanities Center fellowship award will be confirmed until evidence of an external fellowship application is received.  Two letters of support, (at least one must be external), should be submitted with each application.

Application Process

The deadline for applying to the center's fellowship program is December 1 of the current calendar year. Instructions for applying are given below and are also available here as a PDF document. We believe that this exciting new venture dedicated to helping those faculty members and graduate students working in the humanities will attract many applicants, so prospective applicants should not hesitate to contact us for further information.


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