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HI Funding Opportunities

Faculty Scholars in Residence

The Resident Scholars program is jointly sponsored by the Institute, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the commonwealth campuses.  This program supports faculty research and creative activity in the humanities leading toward major projects, such as a significant publication. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are especially encouraged. The Faculty Scholars Program will provide up to eight faculty members with one semester release time from teaching, a $1,000 mini-grant for research expenses and/or materials, and the use of an office in Ihlseng Cottage. 

A Collaborative Model
While we invite individual faculty members to apply, we especially encourage groups of 2 to 3 faculty who plan to work on a single project area to apply together.  This group may also invite a graduate student to apply as part of the Graduate Student Residence program to work with them.  Applications that conform to this collaborative model will be given special consideration in the selection of residents.

Application deadline (2019-2020): October 29, 2018

For more information, please visit the Faculty Details and Application page.


Graduate Student Scholars in Residence

The Humanities Institute is pleased to sponsor a program of semester-long graduate student residencies for the academic year 2019-2020. This program will provide up to six students in the humanities with a semester of funding for the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as provide up to four students in the humanities with a $4,000 award for the Summer semester. The possible use of an office in Ihlseng Cottage may be provided, enabling them to devote an entire semester to work on their dissertation project. Students are required to be in residence at University Park for the duration of the grant period.

Application deadline (2019-2020): March 25, 2019

Graduate Student Summer Residents (Summer 2019): February 11, 2019

For more information, please visit the Grad Student Details and Application page.


Collaborative Colloquia

The purpose of the colloquia is to bring together scholars from interdisciplinary fields around a theme, topic, or project. The Institute will function as an intellectual home for up to four groups each academic year, and will provide publicity for events and arrange rooms for meetings. 

Application deadline (2019-2020): April 1, 2019
For more information, please visit the Colloquia Details and Application page.


Conference Support

The HI will host conferences, workshops, and lectures based on ideas proposed by faculty.  From small and specialized group gatherings to large conference events, the HI can support scholarly events in any area of the humanities, broadly construed.  Ideas for events can come from any group of faculty, including small, focused, research workshops as well as larger conferences.

We have discontinued the practice of the IAH to contribute support funds to independently organized events, in which the Institute played little to no part. Instead, all events will be sponsored by the Humanities Institute or in a partnership with a single or small number of other units at the University and will be promoted as an HI program.  The Institute can provide funding and organizational support in planning the event as well as space at Ihlseng Cottage if appropriate.

For more information, please visit the Conference Support Form page.