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Faculty Fellowships

2019/2020 Warren Center Fellows Program

  "Borders and Belonging"

Application Deadline: Monday, March 18


The Topic.  The Robert Penn Warren Center will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the broad theme of “Borders and Belonging.”  This theme is inspired by the current climate around physical borders and questions about who belongs in the polity and by the debates over social inclusion and exclusion that have deep historical roots.  Borders and belonging are not only political or national, however, but can also be imagined in corporeal, economic, legal, representational, or religious terms—to name just some of the possibilities.

The Program.  Fellows will convene together on a regular basis to discuss and collaborate on research and public engagement linked to the Fellows Program theme.  The schedule and nature of the meetings will be established collectively by the Fellows, in consultation with the Center Director.  At the end of the appointment, Fellows will be expected to have completed an academic research project (such as an article, book chapter, or for more advanced projects, a book manuscript), a creative/artistic project, or a scholarly public engagement project.

Who Can Apply.  We invite all tenure-track and tenured faculty engaged in humanistic inquiry in any school of the University to apply.  Fellows with faculty appointments in the College of Arts & Science (6 Fellows) will receive one course release each semester.  If the fellowship year coincides with a semester of earned leave, the fellow may combine their two course releases to create a full year of paid leave. Fellows from outside A&S should discuss potential arrangements with their respective Deans.

Note:  This is a residential fellowship. All Fellows, including those on leave, are expected to participate fully, in person, in the collaborative work and scheduled meetings of the group.

To Apply. Applicants for the Faculty Fellows Program should provide a shortened version of their curriculum vitae (5 pages maximum) and a 1,000 word statement that describes their project, its relevance to the fellowship theme, and the work to be completed over the course of the fellowship.  All materials will be reviewed by the Warren Center Director and the Executive Committee.  They will recommend a slate of Fellows to the Dean of the College of Arts & Science, who will issue the fellowship awards. Fellowships will be limited to one every four years.

Send all application materials (CV, statement) by March 18, 2019 to Patrick Artus, Warren Center Seminar Coordinator.

For all questions, please contact Holly Tucker, incoming Director, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.