Institute for Research in the Humanities University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship Call for Applications 2019-2020
The Institute for Research in the Humanities will offer two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for 2019- 2020 to be awarded to a scholar from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, the Kingdon Fellowship sponsors scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities. They may explore various forms of the Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religions to other aspects of society within or outside of Europe.
Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Institute throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. Kingdon Fellows are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute by attending the weekly Monday afternoon seminars (3:30-5:00 PM) and presenting their work at one of the seminar meetings. Monday seminars are followed by an informal Tuesday lunch discussion (Noon-1:00 PM) for those who are interested in further discussion of the Monday presentation. Fellows are also encouraged to attend other Institute events, as time and interest permit. Please consult the Institute’s website (irh.wisc.edu) for more information about other Institute fellowships and activities.
• The Institute encourages applications from senior scholars as well as junior scholars with research projects that are well advanced.
• Faculty members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are not eligible for the fellowship.
• Independent scholars with the Ph.D. are eligible to apply.
• Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application (11/1/2018 at the latest); we will not accept applications from graduate students expecting to have the doctorate by the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Projects to revise the doctoral dissertation should involve substantial expansion, new research, and/or new conceptual frameworks; the proposal should clearly explain how the project relates to the dissertation.
• Former Kingdon Fellows are eligible to apply after ten years from the end date of their prior Kingdon Fellowship.
• Applicants for the Kingdon Fellowship whose research focuses on religious studies in Europe before 1700 are also eligible to apply for the Institute's Solmsen Fellowship program; separate applications for the Kingdon and Solmsen Fellowships are required.
• Proposal, up to 1,500 words (about 5 double-spaced pages of 12-point font). The proposal should address the significance of the project, how it will be accomplished, and the specific work plan for the period of the grant. Clearly state the intended product of your research. For book projects, an outline of chapters is highly recommended. For revisions of dissertations, substantive change is expected; explain how the book will differ from the dissertation.
• Bibliography, publications (not your own) relevant to the project, up to 2 pages.
• Curriculum Vitae, including work forthcoming and in progress.
• Application Form (available only online via Interfolio after July 15, 2018: includes questions about project title and 100-word abstract of project).
• Three letters of recommendation that address the significance and feasibility of the proposed research, quality of the proposal, qualifications for the project, and past work. (Must be submitted online via Interfolio. See below for more details.)
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