The Center for the Humanities invites applications for the Research Scholar Award, a three-year distinction offering research funding in its first and third year.
The Award is given to an Associate or Full Professor undertaking a major research or creative project in the humanities.
Projects eligible for the award include, but are not limited to, work culminating in a book; a collection of artworks or compositions; a film, website, or other work in the new media; a novel, memoir, or full-length play; a collection of short stories, poems, or essays. Rarely will a single peer-reviewed article be considered the sole appropriate outcome of the scholarship proposed for this award.
The award confers a $3,500 research support fund or a $3,000 summer research stipend or course reassignment funding in each of the first and third years of the project. Renewal of funding in the third year is contingent upon demonstrated progress toward completion in the first two years of the award period. The conferral of course reassignment requires authorization of the Dean and recipient’s department chair or program director.
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Please note that the 2018-2021 HRSA recipient will be formally announced at the fall 2018 Stalnaker lecture. The next application deadline for this award will be late August 2019, with the award recipient being announced in fall 2019 (for a 2020-2023 award cycle).
Because of the wide range of potential projects upon which applications for the Research Scholar Award may be based, the following criteria are meant to guide applicants generally as they compose their applications. They do not, however, exhaust the range of considerations that the Board of Directors may take into account as it deliberates among proposals.
In addition to addressing the criteria above, proposals should also include:
Those considering applying for this award are strongly encouraged to consult with the Center's Director in advance of submitting an application. Preliminary inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials should be submitted in confidence to email@example.com.
Eric Saylor (2018-2021), Professor of Music History
Darcie Vandegrift (2016-19), Associate Professor of Sociology
Renee Cramer (2015-18), Professor of Law, Politics and Society
Jennifer Harvey (2014-17), Professor of Religion
Nancy Berns (2011-2014), Professor of Sociology
Timothy Knepper (2010-2013), Professor of Philosophy