Overview

The application period for our 2022-2023 Fellowships has closed. Please check back in the Fall for information about the next application cycle.

 

External Fellowships 

External fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold tenure-track positions at other institutions. Faculty at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor may apply. The application deadline is January 15, 2022. 

Applicants’ proposals must address the theme of "Futures (Past and Present)." Projects might address:  climate change; modernisms and reassertions of traditions; intergenerational obligations; crisis and resilience; apocalyptic and utopian frameworks; Afrofuturism; futurisms and literary studies; movements for reform, revolution, and social change; science fiction; ideas of progress; concepts of human development across time, place, and culture; and the future of higher education for democratic citizenship.

Applicants may be in any field of humanistic study, including anthropology, art and art history, classics, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy, or religion.

Fellows will participate in the bi-weekly Humanities Center seminar and in the Center’s other workshops, conferences, and programs. They are expected to be in residence in Rochester and to play an active role in the Center’s community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Fellows will present the results of their research at least once during their tenure at the Center. Fellows will receive a stipend up to $60,000 (commensurate with experience and need), and may apply for funds to support research and travel, contingent on available resources. The fellowship period is September 1, 2022 to May 15, 2023. 

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A research proposal of no more than 1000 words
  • A C.V.
  • A writing sample
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

For further information, contact the Center’s Director, Joan Shelley Rubin, at joan.rubin@rochester.edu.

Internal Fellowships

Internal fellowships will be awarded to four tenure-track or tenured members of the University of Rochester faculty, with preference for Assistant Professors and those whose research is closely related to the theme of “Futures (Past and Present).”  Projects might address:  climate change; modernisms and reassertions of traditions; intergenerational obligations; crisis and resilience; apocalyptic and utopian frameworks; Afrofuturism; futurisms and literary studies; movements for reform, revolution, and social change; science fiction; ideas of progress; concepts of human development across time, place, and culture; and the future of higher education for democratic citizenship.

Applicants may be in any field of humanistic study, including anthropology, art and art history, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy, or religion and classics.

Fellows will participate in the bi-weekly Humanities Center seminar and in the Center’s other workshops, conferences, and programs. They are expected to be in residence in Rochester and to play an active role in the Center’s community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Fellows will present the results of their research at least once during their tenure at the Center.

Internal fellows will continue to receive their regular compensation from the University. During their time as a fellow they will be relieved of regular teaching responsibilities, though obligations for University service continue.  The fellowship periods are from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023 to May 15, 2023. Two internal fellows will be chosen for each semester. Applicants may specify a preference for the fall or spring semester when they apply. 

Fellows may apply for up to $3,000 in research funds if their needs exceed their departmental research accounts; awards will be contingent on the availability of Center resources. 

Applications should include the following and be sent to Joan Shelley Rubin by January 10, 2021:

  • A cover letter
  • A research proposal of no more than 1000 words
  • A CV
  • A letter of support from the Chair of the applicant’s department

For further information, contact the Center’s Director, Joan Shelley Rubin, at joan.rubin@rochester.edu.