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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 nine students in the humanities with either one course release in the fall or spring semester (GSR program) or a $4,000 summer award (GSSR program). 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 Deadlines:

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

Graduate Student Residents (Fall 2019/Spring 2020): March 25, 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.