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Research Group Faculty 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 2022-23.

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, Honors College, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Health Sciences will receive a $4000 stipend and also one course replacement during the fellowship year. Fellows in the UW Libraries will receive an equivalent amount of release time. Fellows not on the tenure-track will receive a $5000 stipend, but no course replacement, unless the fellow receives approval for the course replacement from their dean or unit director. In the academic year after the fellowship, participants will receive a $500 stipend to help sustain their research projects.

Please note a change from previous years: the Humanities Research Group program will be for the entire academic year; we will select one cohort of fellows to be in residence throughout fall 2022 and spring 2023.

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 be in residence during the entire fellowship year.

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, which is modeled on the application 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.) All application materials must be received by the application deadline.  Applications that are late, incomplete, or that violate the format requirements described below (including page limits) will not be considered. By following these guidelines, applicants will therefore have advanced drafts of proposals to submit for external funding and for publication.

The deadline for application is 10 January 2022. Fellowships will be announced on approximately 14 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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Laramie, WY 82071

Email: humanities@uwyo.edu

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