Center for the Humanities

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Junior Faculty Fellowships

The URI Center for the Humanities has limited funding available for junior faculty in the humanities who are seeking a course release to help complete a research project. Preference will be given to those scholars who expect to come up for tenure within three years following the award of the fellowship. Funding will be provided to humanities departments to hire a replacement instructor for the individual receiving the fellowship. The Center expects junior scholars to consult with department chairs to determine the most appropriate time to apply for a fellowship. Only tenure-track faculty members are eligible.


To Apply

Complete the cover page below and submit it together with the following:

  • An explanation of the research project, avoiding technical terminology (no more than three pages);
  • An explanation of how the research furthers scholarship in the humanities;
  • An account of how release from teaching one course in the requested semester will benefit the faculty member in completing the project and achieving tenure.

An electronic copy of your written statement must be submitted to the director. Additionally, please mail or hand-deliver eight copies of your application to:

Additionally, please mail or hand-deliver a hard copy of your application to:Director
University of Rhode Island, Center for the Humanities
Swan Hall, 175G
Kingston, RI 02881

For more information, you may email the Director at 

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