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Resident Faculty Fellowships

The Institute for Research in the Humanities holds an annual competition for up to six one-semester Resident Fellowships for UW-Madison faculty in the College of Letters and Science who are working on a project of significance for the humanities. UW-Madison faculty budgeted outside the College of Letters and Science may also apply for Resident Fellowships, contingent upon agreement from their deans or department chairs to continue their salary during the duration of the fellowships. Resident Fellows receive their regular salary and are released from teaching and service duties for the semester of the 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 remain at the Institute for the 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.

Resident 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. Resident 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. 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 is available below.


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.