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HI Funding Opportunities


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 (2020-2021): October 28, 2019

For more information, please visit the Faculty Details and Application page.


Graduate Student Scholars in Residence

The Humanities Institute is pleased to sponsor a program of semester-long graduate student residencies for the academic year 2020-2021. 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.

Application Deadlines:

Graduate Student Summer Residents (Summer 2020): February 10, 2020

Graduate Student Residents (Fall 2020/Spring 2021): March 23, 2020

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. 


Collaborative Colloquia

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 (2020-2021): March 30, 2020
For more information, please visit the Colloquia Details and Application page.