President’s Humanities Fellows Program
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces an annual Fellowship available to tenured members of the Emory University faculty in the professional schools and Oxford College for an academic year of study and residence in the Center. The purpose of the FCHI President’s Humanities Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing faculty with the necessary time, space, and other resources.
FCHI President’s Humanities Fellows will be released from their University teaching and service commitments for the academic year. An essential feature of the President’s Humanities Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory.
The FCHI President’s Humanities Fellows Program is designed to offer an annual opportunity to tenured faculty of Emory University in the professional schools and Oxford College who are pursuing research projects related to humanistic issues. President’s Humanities Fellows are chosen from those holding appointments in the professional schools and Oxford College. Salaries for the President’s Humanities Fellowship will be negotiated by the Office of the Provost, in consultation with the Dean of the applicant’s School.
Because the FCHI is a residential center, its intellectual life depends on collegial interaction. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time during both terms of the regular academic year and to take an active part in the life of the Center, as well as in the intellectual life of the larger University.
Currently, the President’s Humanities Fellows Program is limited to faculty already tenured in the professional schools and Oxford College of Emory University. Previous funding or released time for a related project may be taken into consideration when the application is reviewed.
Applications will be judged by external and internal academic evaluators on the promise and significance of the proposed research project, in relation to the applicant’s own work and that of other scholars; the intellectual distinction of the applicant’s previous humanistic work; and the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interactions that will substantively contribute to the FCHI and to the University. Evaluators will look for applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the group of Fellows and the mission of the FCHI. Evaluators will also seek variety and balance among the disciplines represented at the Center.
Upon notification of receiving an FCHI President’s Humanities Fellowship Program Award, the faculty member must agree to:
conduct research in residence full-time at the FCHI for the academic year;
take full responsibility for contributing to and maintaining an environment conducive to academic research while at the Center;
submit a final report of progress at the end of the Fellowship; acknowledge the FCHI in all work resulting from research and writing done during the Fellowship;
fulfill the Public Intellectual Contribution requirement; attend all Fellows’ lunches, lectures, and programs sponsored by the FCHI during their terms of residence;
immediately notify the FCHI of any other support or of any conflicts with the restrictions and conditions of this Fellowship Program;
and for three years following the President’s Humanities Fellows Program 2019 - 2020 THE BILL AND CAROL FOX CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC INQUIRY EMORY UNIVERSITY Fellowship, provide written reports to the Director of the FCHI detailing how their teaching and research has been influenced by the time spent during the Fellowship.