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Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Study

Welcome to the online application for the Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Study. Before you start filling out the online form, you should have your Duck ID and password ready for log in. Once you are logged in, you can access the application form by clicking on "Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Study Application."

Awards

These competitive fellowships offer a $13,000 research fund to tenure-track faculty in the creative arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences at UO.  The awards will go to highly productive or highly promising tenure-track faculty working in humanistic areas (a) for scholarly materials, travel, and other research expenses (copy editors, indexers, research assistants, subvention fees, etc.); (b) as summer, sabbatical, or fellowship salary; (c) or combined with other individual resources to cover the cost of a course release, with departmental approval, during the academic year.  The open-purpose funding permits scholars to put the award to its best use depending upon where they are in their progress on a given project; if taken as salary, the $13,000 will include OPE.

Scholars and creative arts faculty at the associate professor level, where research support is currently scarce, will receive priority for the Presidential Fellowships, but all tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.

Guidelines for Presidential Fellowship Applications

Eligibility

  1. Research or creative projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold an appointment in any department, college, or school.  The term “humanistic,” as used here, includes literature, philosophy, history, religion, the arts and the performing arts, the history, theory, and criticism of the arts, and historical or interpretive aspects of the social sciences, natural sciences, and the professions.
  2. Only tenure-related UO faculty are eligible to apply.  The applicant must hold a UO appointment during the academic year of the research fellowship.
  3. If an applicant has received funding from any other source(s) for the same or a closely related research or creative project, they must indicate when, from whom, how much support they have previously received, and how the current proposal differs from the project previously funded.
  4. If a fellowship recipient is denied tenure or issued a terminal contract before the fellowship year begins or for the fellowship year, the fellowship must be forfeited.
  5. The award period for the Presidential Fellowship may not overlap with another grant or fellowship funding period. 
  6. If you have received the Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Study in a prior year, you are not eligible to apply. 

Application Instructions

APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND CRITERIA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Complete all fields of the fillable application form below, writing in jargon-free language that will be clear to readers outside of your discipline.  Strictly adhere to the specified word count or page limits.

Paste the abstract into the fillable field and upload the narrative proposal and an abbreviated current curriculum vitae in the Project Description & Supporting Attachments section:

For Humanities Scholarship:

  1. A cover page that includes the applicant’s name, academic rank, department, school or college, and the title of the project;
  2. A current abbreviated CV (two pages maximum) that includes:
    1. Education (with dates of degrees)
    2. Employment history (with dates of positions)
    3. Publications
    4. Grants, fellowships, and awards
  3. A statement about the project (limited to two, single-spaced pages) that addresses:
    1. Conception and definition of the project: Describe the specific research project, explaining the basic humanistic ideas, problems, or questions to be explored.  Make clear the relationship of the project to your own past and future scholarly objectives.
    2. Significance of the project: Explain how the proposed project extends your existing body of work in meaningful ways. How does the proposed project relate and contribute to the larger field?
    3. Plan of work, methodology, and expected results: Specifically outline the plan of work, methodology, and schedule for the proposed project.  Make clear any preliminary work already completed and the present state of the proposed project.  State when the project will be completed and what form the completed project will take (book publication, article, chapter, digital project, etc.).  If publication or another form of acceptance of the results of the proposed research has already been arranged, provide this information in your proposal.
    4. Record of excellence: Your application must give evidence of continuous scholarly productivity and timely completion of projects (a sabbatical application whose proposal came to fruition in publication in the anticipated time period; scholarship completed and published in accordance with the proposed time line on an awarded grant or fellowship; a record of scholarly accomplishment that exceeds expectations for quantity, quality, timeliness, and continuity of productivity in your unit P&T and/or merit policies; honors, awards).

 

For Creative Arts Work:

  1. A cover page that includes the applicant’s name, academic rank, department, school or college, and the title of the project;
  2. A current abbreviated CV (two pages maximum) that includes:
    1. Education (with dates of degrees)
    2. Employment history (with dates of positions)
    3. Publications
    4. Grants, fellowships, and awards
  3. A work sample portfolio of 5-10 representative creative projects (can be a pdf containing images and/or links)
  4. A statement about the project (limited to two, single-spaced pages) that includes:
    1. An artist’s statement: Describe the nature and trajectory of your creative practice, including your methods, intentions and conceptual approach.
    2. The significance/value of the current project proposal: Explain how the proposed project extends your existing body of work in meaningful ways. How does the proposed project relate and contribute to the larger field?
    3. The career impact or anticipated results of the work: Does the proposed project relate to a specific career opportunity?  Are there plans for its exhibition, performance or publication?  Will award funding facilitate work that can significantly advance your professional trajectory?
    4. Record of excellence: Your application must give evidence of continuous creative productivity and timely completion of projects (a sabbatical application whose proposal came to fruition in the anticipated time period; work completed and presented within the proposed time line on an awarded grant or fellowship; a record of accomplishment that exceeds expectations for quantity, quality, timeliness, and continuity of productivity in your unit P&T and/or merit policies; honors, awards).

Deadline

Application documents must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.  There will be no exceptions for late applications.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of UO deans  and faculty members from CAS, DESIGN, and SOMD. Applicants will be notified via email before Spring break. 

Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Karen Ford, Dean for Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, at fordk@uoregon.edu. 

Questions about the online form should be directed to Rebeca Silva at 541-346-3902 or rsilvari@uoregon.edu. 

A complete Scholarly application includes:

  • Cover Page
  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Statement about the project (2 pages maximum)

 

A complete Creative Practice application includes:

  • Cover Page
  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Portfolio of representative work (5-10 pieces/projects; pdf)
  • Statement about the project (2 pages maximum)