Faculty Fellows Application Guidelines
Deadline: September 28, 2012
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. Faculty 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 the University, such as the Faculty Scholars award. A selection committee convened by the Center will award up to five fellowships.
Criteria for Selection
Applications will be judged on the basis of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the proposed project; the significance the work is likely to have in the applicant’s field and in the humanities broadly conceived; and the probability that the fellow will complete his or her project or a substantive and well-defined segment of the project.
The Center is particularly interested in encouraging humanities faculty to seek external funding for subsequent phases of their research. For this competition we will give priority to ONE fellowship, at either level, to proposals that detail plans to apply for outside funding. Applicants should identify potential funding sources and deadlines, and discuss how that funding would further the applicant's research.
1. Cover Sheet– Click here for template.
2. Proposal Narrative - No more than three single-spaced pages in 12 point type to include the following sections. Be sure to write for a non-specialist, cross-disciplinary panel of reviewers.
a. Executive Summary – Write a brief, one-paragraph executive summary of your proposed research.
b. Project Description – Provide a more detailed description of your project and your experience in relation to this specific work.
c. Impact – Address the significance of your proposed work in your field and for the humanities in general.
d. Work Plan– Outline the anticipated timeline for your proposed work, including potential publishers, if applicable.
e. Additional Funding for Subsequent Research – For priority consideration, identify outside funding sources with deadlines and detail your plans to apply. This section may be appended to the three-page narrative limit.
3. Project Bibliography of no more than one page.
4. Vita of no more than two pages.
5. Endorsements from appropriate chairperson and dean.
6. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Center for the Humanities. (See below.) At least two of the letters must come from recommenders outside of UNH. Letters should address the significance of the research and the abilities of the applicant to engage in the project.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2012
Please submit cover sheet, proposal narrative, bibliography, and vita by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of endorsement and recommendation should go directly to the Center for the Humanities via mail, fax, or email.
Mail: Mary Jo Alibrio, Center for the Humanities, 305 Huddleston Hall, UNH, Durham, NH 03824
Email: (PDF format on institution stationery, signed) email@example.com