UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships , USA

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UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships

The Faculty Fellowship Program of the Institute for the Humanities seeks to support research in the humanities, to strengthen teaching in the humanities, and to foster interdisciplinary dialogue at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2018 – 2019, the Institute will offer six year-long fellowships. The fellowshipsrelease faculty from all formal teaching and administrative obligations during the fellowship year.


Institute fellows are required to be in residence during the fellowship year and to spend full time on their writing and research.  Fellows are also expected to present a public lecture and lead an informal workshop on the fellowship project, participate in all fellows’ lectures and workshops, and to attend other Institute events whenever possible.

UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility

All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty in humanities and related disciplines at the rank of assistant professor and above are eligible to apply for this award.  Those faculty who have been Institute fellows are eligible to apply for a second fellowship five years after their former fellowship elapsed ( 2012 – 2013 or earlier ).  Those who have had two fellowships are eligible to reapply ten years after their last fellowship elapsed ( 2007 – 2008 or earlier ). Former Fellows must apply for new projects.

In response to questions about the appropriateness of particular projects for fellowships, the Institute has adopted the broad definition used by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Application Form

A complete application will include :

  • Materials from applicant
  • Three (3) reference letters

Applicant materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF file to huminst@uic.edu. Candidates are requested to use the following convention when naming the PDF file : 2018 – 2019 Lastname-Firstname.pdf ( For example : 2018-2019 Smith-Matilda.pdf )

The PDF file should include, in this order :

  • One cover sheet
  • One proposal, roughly 1500 words. Proposals should describe the project concisely and clearly for a multi-disciplinary evaluation panel and address its relevance to current directions of research in the field. Please double-space proposals and use 12-point type.
  • One bibliography, not to exceed one page.
  • One CV

Three letters of reference concerning the project from appropriate scholars outside of UIC. Letters should be sent directly to the Institute for the Humanities and can arrive via mail :

Institute for the Humanities ( MC 206 )
701, South Morgan Street
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL. 60607
Fax : 312/996-2938
Email : huminst@uic.edu.

The Application form should be submitted on or before 6th November, 2017.

UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Important Dates

1Last Date for Submission of Application Form6th November, 2017

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.