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Faculty Fellowship Program

2019-2020 FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS - KAPLAN INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 14, 2019*
*With two reference letters due no later than 1/16/19

THE KAPLAN INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES invites faculty members working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences, Bienen School of Music, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing and Communications, and the School of Communication to apply to become Humanities Institute Fellows. Faculty may apply for a 50% teaching reduction, or, funds permitting, a full year of supported leave. These fellowships enable Northwestern faculty to pursue independent research in the humanities while immersed in an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

WHAT ARE HUMANITIES FELLOWS?
Fellows join a vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across disciplines at Northwestern to discuss research in the humanities. Activities include:

HOW ARE THE FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED?
Three senior humanities scholars from outside Northwestern, completely unaffiliated with the university, evaluate applications for scholarly merit. Fellowships are judged on the originality, quality, clarity, and importance of the proposed research project as well as the applicant’s ability to contribute productively to an interdisciplinary group. Final selections are based on the external reviewers’ rankings and the need to ensure distribution across rank and department.

WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBILITY?

The following applies to ALL APPLICANTS:

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:

For applicants from Weinberg:
Only those eligible for a leave in 2019-20 may apply to expand the normal one-quarter leave into a full-year leave. Teaching reductions do not count against a faculty member’s ongoing “leave clock.”

Applicants from Bienen, Medill, and the School of Communication must also secure approval from their Dean in addition to their Department Chair.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Please visit our Online Application Instructions and review all instructions on the page prior to clicking through to the Application Portal, as you will not be able to save an incomplete application. Submit your application electronically BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format (not MS Word). Letters of reference (2) are due two days later; these will not be accepted beyond January 16, 2019.

IMPORTANT: APPROVALS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
To indicate the approval of your Department Chair (and Dean, when applicable), please forward your email correspondence signaling the approval—or request the Chair/Dean to email their approval directly—to Tom Burke at thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.

All other application materials must be submitted via the online application portal.

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