Funded by the Center's general endowment and the Ben and Zelma Dorson Endowment in the Humanities, Faculty Research Fellowships provide a semester-long opportunity for junior and tenured faculty to pursue humanities research with no teaching obligations.
Recognizing that faculty demographics have changed, the Center will award up to four faculty fellowships a year with one interdisciplinary panel reading all applications. Although the panel will be urged to give special consideration to proposals from junior faculty, there will no longer be "senior" and "junior" categories. The Center's goal is to support excellence and innovation in humanities scholarship at UNH.
The Center is particularly interested in encouraging humanities faculty to seek external funding for subsequent phases of their research. Proposals that detail plans to apply for outside funding often gain a competitive edge in panel discussions. Applicants should identify potential funding sources and deadlines, and discuss how that funding would further the applicant's research.
Fellowships may be held in either semester. Fellows may occupy a research office in the Center on a space-available basis. Each fellowship provides replacement costs to the fellow's home department. Awardees are expected to participate in the Faculty Fellows Lecture Series in the year following their fellowship.
The fellowships are available to full time, tenure track faculty from any UNH department or program so long as their research falls within the humanities and their proposals are supported by their department chair and dean. Fellows may combine their fellowship with a semester-long sabbatical leave, if they have the endorsements of their dean and department chair. A selection committee convened by the Center will award the fellowships.
Faculty who have held Center for the Humanities fellowships are welcome to apply for a subsequent fellowship to be held at least five years following the previous award.
September 28, 2018. (Please share application materials with email@example.com by September 21, 2018 to ensure enough time for Dean Bostic to compose the required letter of endorsement. You must still submit your materials to the Center for the Humanities.)