University of Connecticut Visiting Humanities Fellowship Program 2018, USA

Publish Date: Dec 21, 2017

Deadline: Feb 01, 2018

Visiting Humanities Fellows

Visiting Humanities Fellows receive a stipend of $45,000, faculty library privileges, an office in the UCHI suite, and assistance in locating housing. They are expected to participate in Institute activities including bi-weekly teas, colloquia, and related scholarly events. Visiting Humanities Fellows will also offer a public lecture on their research during the course of the fellowship year. Applicants must have held the Ph.D. for four years. Independent scholars and writers must have an advanced record of professional accomplishment. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of nine to ten whole months. Fellows are required to be in residence for the academic year. Ordinarily, fellowships run from late August (fellows may begin tenure August 15) through May. Fellowship recipients will not be allowed to defer a UCHI fellowship. Finally, Visiting Humanities Fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.


All applicants possessing a Ph.D. must have held the doctorate for at least four years prior to the start date of the fellowship year or possess a record of professional accomplishment. Applicants need not have advanced degrees to be eligible to apply for Visiting Humanities Scholar fellowships. University or college teachers, independent scholars or writers, or museum or library professionals are all eligible to apply for UCHI Visiting Scholar residential fellowships, regardless of nationality. Persons whose situations do not fit into any of the above categories should explain their circumstances in a letter attached to the application. 

Proposal Evaluation:

Applications for Visiting Humanities Fellows are evaluated by UCHI’s Advisory Board. 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

➢ 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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