Faculty Scholars in Residence
The Faculty Scholars program is jointly sponsored by the Institute, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the commonwealth campuses. This program supports faculty research in the humanities leading toward major projects, such as a significant publication. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are especially encouraged. The Faculty Scholars Program will provide up to eight faculty members with one semester release time from teaching, and a $1,000 mini-grant for research expenses and/or materials.
A Collaborative Model
While we invite individual faculty members to apply, we especially encourage groups of 2 to 3 faculty who plan to work on a single project area to apply together. This group may also invite a graduate student to apply as part of the Graduate Student Scholars program to work with them. Applications that conform to this collaborative model will be given special consideration in the selection of residents.
Application Deadline (2024-2025): October 23, 2023
For more information, please visit the Faculty Details and Application page.
Graduate Student Scholars in Residence
This program will provide up to nine students in the humanities with either one course release in the fall or spring semester (GSR program) or a $4,000 summer award (GSSR program). This program enables students to devote an entire semester or the summer to work on their dissertation project. Students are required to be in residence at University Park for the duration of the grant period.
Graduate Student Summer Residents (Summer 2024): February 5, 2024
Graduate Student Residents (Fall 2024/Spring 2025): March 18, 2024
For more information, please visit the Grad Student Details and Application page.
Please note: The Humanities Institute also participates in the Center & Institute Fellows Program in conjunction with departments in the College of the Liberal Arts. This program grants graduate student awardees additional affiliation with the Humanities Institute during the student’s humanities dissertation release semester. To apply for this award, please follow the guidelines found here. Graduate students may receive both this fellowship and an HI Residency in the same year, though not the same semester.
The purpose of the colloquia is to bring together scholars from interdisciplinary fields around a theme, topic, or project. The Institute will function as an intellectual home for up to five groups each academic year, and will provide publicity for events and arrange rooms for meetings.
Application Deadline (2024-2025): March 25, 2024
For more information, please visit the Colloquia Details and Application page.
Global Humanities Research Impact Grants
The Humanities Institute is happy to announce a new funding opportunity in partnership with The Center for Global Studies at Penn State. Global Humanities Research Impact Grants are now being offered to support Penn State scholars pursuing advanced global humanities research with a grant of up to $5,000 for international research travel.
Application deadline: September 9, 2023
See funding and application details here.