University of Connecticut UConn Humanities Fellows Program 2018, USA

Publish Date: Dec 21, 2017

Deadline: Feb 01, 2018

UConn Humanities Fellows 

UConn Humanities Fellows will retain their regular appointments and salaries with 3 course R-T-D ( release from teaching duties) status, except for one semester advanced course they will teach in their discipline. They will be released from departmental and administrative duties, but they will retain responsibility for the supervision of graduate advisees. The Dean of CLAS will compensate their departments so as to replace their instructional time. Applications follow the NEH form so that, with revision, they can be readily adapted for submission to NEH and other external fellowships. UConn Humanities Fellows will have an office and are expected to be in continuous residence at UConn for the term of the award. They are expected to participate in Institute activities including bis weekly teas, colloquia, related scholarly events, and offer a public lecture on their research during the course of the fellowship year. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of from nine to ten whole months. Fellows may begin tenure August 15. Fellowship recipients will not be allowed to defer a UCHI appointment to the award of a fellowship from another agency. 


All applicants must have held a Ph.D. for at least two years prior to the start date of the fellowship year. UConn full time, permanent faculty are all eligible to apply for UConn residential Humanities fellowships.

Priority is given to UConn faculty applicants who have not held a leave (sabbatical or other) in the 12 months preceding the academic year (September 1) of the fellowship. Former faculty fellows are eligible to apply for the academic year five years after completion of their UCHI fellowship (i.e. 2017-18 fellows are eligible to apply for 2023–24 fellowships). Others are welcomed to reapply as they wish. Finally, UConn Humanities Scholars are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

Proposal Evaluation:

Applications for UConn Humanities Fellows are evaluated by independent, external reviewers from different disciplines within the humanities broadly conceived. In all cases, the following criteria will be used in evaluating applications for Fellowships:

● Significance of the contribution that the project will make to knowledge in the specific field and to the humanities generally;

● Quality and/or promise of the applicantʹs work as an interpreter of the humanities;

● Quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project;

● Likelihood that the applicant will complete the project. 

Application Checklist

Submit (1) electronic submission of the application materials in a single pdf document to ( to be received by February 1st) Application should contain the following:

➢ Application cover sheet (follows)

➢ Narrative Ø For editions or translations only, a two-page sample Ø For database projects only, a one-page sample entry

➢ One-page bibliography for the project

➢ Two-page résumé

Additional materials, such as books, articles, copies of course outlines, appendices, attachments, tapes, slides, etc., should not be submitted in support of applications. Transcripts and placement files should not be sent.

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