Humanities Fellowships

UCHI offers up to twelve residential fellowships each academic year:

  • two Visiting Humanities Fellows,
  • six UConn Humanities Fellows, and
  • four UConn Humanities Dissertation Scholars

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: February 1.

UConn’s Humanities Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients are expected to produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools. These fellowships do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or the preparation of institutional curricula. These fellowships cannot be deferred.

 

Notifications: Applicants will be notified of the decisions by mid-April.

Fellowships:

Visiting Humanities Fellows (External):

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 from 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.

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UConn Humanities Fellows (Internal):

UConn Humanities Fellows will retain their regular appointments and salaries with 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 for up to 3 courses. 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 bi-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. 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 to the award of a fellowship from another agency.

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. 2016-17 fellows are eligible to apply for 2022–23 fellowships). Finally, UConn Humanities Fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

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UConn Humanities Dissertation Scholars:

To aid emerging UConn fellows, UCHI offers, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School, up to four residential graduate dissertation fellowships. Graduate Humanities Scholars receive a full graduate research assistantship to enable dissertation fellows to concentrate solely on completion of their Ph.D. dissertation. Teaching during the fellowship year is prohibited. Graduate students must have completed qualifying exams and prospectus and sufficient research so they can complete the dissertation during the year-long fellowship period. Students scheduled to defend in the Fall semester are not qualified for the fellowship. Graduate Humanities Scholars 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 bi-weekly teas, colloquia, related scholarly events, and offer a public lecture on their research during the course of the fellowship year. Finally, Graduate Humanities Scholars are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

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