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Resident Fellowships

The Institute for Research in the Humanities holds an annual competition for up to six one-semester Resident Fellowships for UW-Madison faculty who are working on a project of significance for the humanities. 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.

Individual faculty members on the tenure-track or tenured in the College of Letters and Science are encouraged to apply. UW-Madison faculty budgeted outside the College of Letters and Science may also apply for Resident Fellowships, and, if selected, they will need to provide evidence of funding through their own college or school should they be selected. 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.