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Faculty Fellowships

2020/2021 Warren Center Fellows Program  

"Imagining Cities"  

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31   

The Topic.  The Robert Penn Warren Center will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the broad theme of “ Imagining Cities .”  All approaches to this question are welcome.  

The Program.  Fellows will convene on a regular basis to discuss  scholarly work-in-progress.  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. Each Fellow will also give a public talk or organize a public event related to their research.  

Who Can  Apply.    Faculty from all ranks in A&S, Blair, Peabody, and Divinity are invited to apply. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible for course release. RPW will provide non-tenure track faculty with $3000 in professional development funds.    

Note:   This is a residential fellowship. All Fellows, including those on leave, are expected to be 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. Preference will be given to candidates who reflect on the specific aspects of their work that could benefit from collaborative, interdisciplinary engagement with other colleagues. All materials will be reviewed by the RPW Director and the Center’s Faculty Advisory. They will recommend a slate of candidates to the A&S Dean and where appropriate, the Deans of Blair, Peabody, and  Divinity Fellowships  will be limited to one every four years.  

Send all application materials (CV, statement) with Faculty Fellowship in the subject line to Terry Tripp by  January 31, 2020.  

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