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# Become a Fellow

UConn Humanities Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Visiting Humanities Scholars, UConn Humanities Scholars, and UConn Graduate Humanities Fellowships are year-long and allow for time and space to research, write, and collaborate on work that extends and celebrates humanities scholarship. Take advantage of the time and space UCHI fellows are afforded as well as UConn’s research facilities, archives, special collections, and museums with ideal proximity to Hartford, New Haven, Boston, and New York City.

## Fellowship Opportunities

The UConn Humanities Institute invites applications for residential fellowships. Fellowships offer a stipend, office space, and all the benefits of a Research I university. Just as important, we offer community and time for scholars to write, argue, engage, and create.

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.

In addition to the Folger Fellowship, UCHI offers up to twelve residential fellowships each academic year in three categories:

• two Visiting Humanities Fellows (external)
• six UConn Humanities Fellows (internal)
• four UConn Humanities Dissertation Scholars

Deadline for Application: February 1, 2020, 11:59 pm

### UConn Humanities Fellows

UConn Humanities Fellows will retain their regular appointments and salaries with R-T-D (release from teaching duties) status. They will be released from departmental and administrative duties, but they will retain responsibility for the supervision of graduate advisees. The Provost’s Office will compensate their departments so as to replace their instructional time up to 4 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 internal 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.

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. 2018-19 fellows are eligible to apply for 2024–25 fellowships). Finally, UConn Humanities Fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

### UConn Humanities Dissertation Scholars

To aid emerging UConn fellows, UCHI offers — with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Fellowship Fund — 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.

### Folger Fellowship Offerings

UConn's Consortium membership and its “Early Modern Studies” initiative provide a range of opportunities for students, staff, and faculty; all are encouraged to take part regardless of school or department. Our UConn community members may take advantage of Folger opportunities by applying for their fellowships and scholarly programs, which include workshops of varying lengths held in D.C.