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External Fellowships 

The Humanities Center will not be hosting external fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

Internal Fellowships

Internal fellowships will be awarded to four members of the University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences faculty at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor. 

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 8, 2020 to December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021 to May 15, 2021. Two internal fellows will be chosen for each semester. You may specify a preference for the fall or spring semester when you apply. 

Fellows will receive an allowance of $5,000 for research and travel related to their project.

Applications should include the following:

  • 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