The College and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s call for the Arts Fellows Program for Arts & Sciences faculty. This fellowship applies to both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty. Last year, the inaugural group of Arts Fellows was selected by nomination only; this is the first year a school-wide call for proposals is being announced. In this coming cohort, up to ten Arts Fellows will be appointed to pursue creative and/or scholarly work and to develop arts courses to expand interdisciplinary initiatives in the arts. Fellows will take their residency in 2017-2018.

The Arts Fellows Program emerged from a committee that met in 2014-2015 and was comprised of department chairs and program directors in the arts. This committee analyzed arts-related research and teaching activities in A&S and in other units across the University to identify ways to expand intradepartmental, intra-school, and interdisciplinary initiatives in the arts.

Fellows will work on individual creative and scholarly pursuits and meet regularly as a group. Among the expected outcomes of the residency is the design of a new course, based on the research conducted during this fellowship, that will contribute to the integration of the arts across the curriculum. The course itself may be taught in the subsequent year.

Each Fellow will receive summer wages in the amount of $10,000 ($6,500 to support their individual research and creative work and $3,500 for course development).

Applications should include:

  • A two-page statement on the research or creative work to be undertaken during the fellowship
  • A page-long plan for curriculum development
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of two referees
  • Approval from the chair of relevant department or program

Fellowship applications would be selected on the basis of the:

  • Quality of the proposal for research or creative work
  • Track record of the applicant relative to opportunity
  • Potential for curriculum innovation

The application deadline is January 30, 2017. Please submit proposals to Emily Daniel and feel free to contact her with any questions. Fellows will be announced by March 1, 2017.