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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 below). 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. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. These fellowships are prestigious appointments and represent one of the ways the College of Letters and Science seeks to strengthen the opportunities for concentrated research by faculty in the humanities. 

REI Fellows are expected to attend the weekly Monday afternoon seminars (3:30-5:00 PM) and to present their work at one of these meetings. A follow-up lunch discussion is held every Tuesday (Noon-1:00 PM) for those interested in further discussing the Monday seminar. REI Fellows are also encouraged to attend other Institute events, as time and interest permit.

Individual faculty members on the tenure-track or tenured at UW-Madison 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. All REI Fellowship applications are also considered automatically for Resident Fellowships, without a separate application. 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. 


Applications are due Thursday, October 4, 2018. Notification of the awards will be in Late December 2018/Early January 2019. Review call for applications below for more information. Only applications submitted online through Interfolio will be considered. Link to the Interfolio application form for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available below on July 15, 2018.


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.