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UW-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Faculty Fellowships

The Institute for Research in the Humanities holds an annual competition for up to two one-semester fellowships for UW-Madison faculty with projects that focus directly on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in any part of the world and historical period and that foster comparative study of these issues with a clear significance for the humanities. Some social science and science faculty may qualify for these fellowships (see our website at the link below for more information). UW-Madison faculty budgeted outside the College of Letters and Science may also apply for REI Fellowships, contingent upon agreement from their deans or department chairs to continue their salary during the duration of the fellowships. REI Fellows receive their regular salary and are released from teaching and service duties for the semester of their fellowship so that they may undertake full-time research and participate in the intellectual life of the interdisciplinary community at the Institute. Fellows with additional funding (e.g., sabbatical, other grants) are invited to continue at the Institute for the entire academic year.

Individual faculty members on the tenure-track or tenured in the College of Letters and Science are encouraged to apply. Departmental nominations are accepted but do not necessarily increase the chances of success; departments should encourage all eligible faculty to apply without consideration of the number of applicants in each unit. The Institute seeks the most exciting research projects from candidates who can contribute to and benefit from the interdisciplinary dialogue in the humanities that the Institute fosters. These fellowships are prestigious appointments and represent one of the ways the College seeks to strengthen the opportunities for concentrated research by faculty in the humanities. 

Applications are due October 4, 2017 and will be available on Interfolio from July 15, 2017.


Applications must be submitted through the link above. 


For help using Interfolio, or with issues with letters of recommendation or other files, please refer to the documents below.