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Research Group Fellowship


The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research calls for UW faculty and researchers, regardless of rank, to apply for Humanities Research Group fellowships for Academic Year 2021-22.

Fellows will receive the opportunity to work together in a weekly Research Group meeting, in which fellows will workshop projects in progress. Tenure-track Fellows in the College of Arts and Sciences, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, Health Sciences, and the College of Education will receive a $3000 stipend and also one course replacement during the fellowship semester. Fellows in the libraries and American Heritage Center will receive an equivalent amount of release time. Fellows not on the tenure-track will receive a $5000 stipend, but no course replacement. 

Stipends are generously supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development; funds for course replacement are generously supported by the units named above.

Fellows will commit to the submission of a publication, performance, or exhibit of their work, or an external grant or fellowship proposal within twelve months of the receipt of the fellowship and to acknowledging the humanities research institute their final publication, performance, or exhibition. Fellows must also be in residence during the fellowship semester.

We welcome projects in the humanities, broadly defined. Interdisciplinary work is welcome, provided that the humanities content of the project is substantial. Fellows will be encouraged to share their work with the community; therefore projects with a public-facing character will receive special consideration. For questions about defining the humanities, please see the information by the Wyoming Humanities Council at this link: https://www.thinkwy.org/about-the-humanities/.

To apply for the Faculty Fellowship program, please follow the format below. This format is modeled on the application requirements for fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Wyoming Humanities Council, as well as the format generally accepted by university presses for book proposals. (For sample applications, see https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships.) The result will be that all faculty who apply for Humanities Research Group fellowships will therefore have advanced drafts of proposals to submit for external funding and for publication. 

The deadline for application is 11 January 2021. Fellowships will be announced on approximately 18 January 2021. Please send the completed application form in a single PDF to humanities@uwyo.edu with a copy to scott.henkel@uwyo.edu.

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