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Solmsen Fellowships

The Institute for Research in the Humanities will offer five Solmsen Fellowships for 2019-2020 to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Solmsen Fellowships sponsor scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome. The Solmsen Fellowship does not typically support editions or translations. 

Solmsen Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

Applications are due Thursday, November 1, 2018. Notification of the awards will be in March 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 2019-2020 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.