Deadline: September 28, 2012
Funded by the Center’s general endowment and the Ben and Zelma Dorson Endowment in the Humanities, Faculty Research Fellowships provide a semester-long opportunity for junior and tenured faculty to pursue humanities research with no teaching obligations.
Recognizing that faculty demographics have changed, the Center will award up to five faculty fellowships a year with one panel reading all applications. Although the panel will be urged to give special consideration to proposals from junior faculty, there will no longer be "senior" and "junior" categories.
The Center's goal remains to support excellence and innovation in humanities scholarship at UNH. These changes are likely to increase the competitiveness of some of our awards, which we believe is a way to encourage excellence.
The Center is particularly interested in encouraging humanities faculty to seek external funding for their research. For this competition, we will give priority in the case of one fellowship to proposals that include a plan for applying for external funds for a subsequent phase of the research. Applicants should state clearly their interest in receiving priority consideration, and they should include a statement detailing their plans to apply for outside funding, identifying sources, deadlines, and discussing how the funding would further their research.
Fellowships may be held in either semester. Fellows may occupy a research office in the Center on a space-available basis. Each fellowship provides replacement costs to the fellow’s home department. Awardees are expected to participate in the Faculty Fellows Lecture Series in the year following their fellowship.
The fellowships are available to faculty from any UNH department or program so long as their research falls within the humanities and their proposals are endorsed by their department chair and dean. Faculty who have in the twelve months prior to application received external funding that provided support for a continuous period of research equal to at least one semester are not eligible. Fellows may combine their fellowship with a semester-long sabbatical leave, if they have the endorsements of their dean and department chair. But the fellowship may not combine with similar opportunities in or outside the University, such as the Faculty Scholars award. A selection committee convened by the Center will award the fellowships.
Faculty who have held Center for the Humanities fellowships are welcome to apply for a subsequent fellowship to be held at least five years following the previous award.