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Faculty Residential Fellowships


UCHI offers up to eight residential fellowships each academic year. Up to six of these are allocated to junior (tenure-track) and senior faculty at the University, and up to two are awarded to visiting scholars. For all faculty residential fellowships - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JANUARY 15.

Faculty Residential Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities, or independent scholars and writers.

Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools.

Faculty Residential Fellowships support projects that can be completed during the tenure of an award or those that are part of a long-term endeavor. Applicants must have held the Ph.D. for four years. Independent scholars and writers must have an advanced record of professional accomplishment.

Faculty Residential Fellowships do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories. Neither do they support surveys of courses and programs or the preparation of institutional curricula.


Faculty Residential Fellowships, EXTERNAL - Funds, Tenure, and Conditions
External fellows receive a stipend of $40,000, faculty library privileges, and assistance in locating housing and are required to present a public lecture in their discipline in spring semester. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of from nine to twelve whole months. Fellows are required to be in residence for the academic year.

Fellowship recipients will not be allowed to defer a UCHI fellowship to the award of a fellowship from another agency. Fellows may begin tenure August 15. Ordinarily, fellowships run from late August through May.

Applicants are required to submit three letters of reference.

All fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

Faculty Residential Fellowships, INTERNAL - Funds, Tenure, and Conditions
Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of from nine to twelve whole months.

Priority is given to UConn faculty applicants who have not held a leave (sabbatical or other) in the 12 months preceding the academic year (September 1) of the fellowship. Additionally, priority will be given to applicants who indicate they are also applying to external funding agencies. Fellowship recipients will not be allowed to defer a UCHI fellowship to the award of a fellowship from another agency. Former faculty fellows are eligible to apply for the academic year five years after completion of their UCHI fellowship (i.e. 2003-2004 fellows are eligible to apply for 2009 - 10 fellowships).

Applicants are required to submit three letters of reference.

Internal fellows will retain their regular appointments and salaries with R-T-D (release from teaching duties) status, except for one semester advanced course they will teach in their discipline. They will be released from departmental and administrative duties, but they will retain responsibility for the supervision of graduate advisees. The dean of CLAS or their school will compensate their departments so as to replace their instructional time. Applications follow the NEH form so that, with revision, they can be readily adapted for submission to NEH and other external fellowships. Fellows are provided with offices, computers, and printers in the UCHI suite and are expected to be in continuous residence at UCHI for the term of the award. They are expected to participate in Institute activities such as informal lunches and colloquia, and more formal events. Early in their residency fellows are expected to give a short, informal presentation on their research to their colleagues, in addition to a public lecture later in their tenure.

Fellows may begin tenure August 15. Ordinarily, fellowships run from late August through May.

All fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

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