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Posted: 7/24/2023

Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) -- Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship

The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to offer two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for the academic year 2024-2025, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, the Kingdon Fellowship sponsors scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities. They may explore various forms of the Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religions to other aspects of society within or outside of Europe. The Kingdon Fellowship does not typically support editions or translations.

Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the IRH throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendiary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to university facilities.

The deadline for the 2024-2025 Kingdon Fellowship competition is: Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

• The Institute encourages applications from senior scholars as well as junior scholars with research projects that are well advanced. • Faculty members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are not eligible for the fellowship. • Independent scholars are eligible to apply. • Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application; we will not accept applications from graduate students expecting to have the doctorate by the beginning of the  academic year. Projects to revise doctoral dissertations should involve substantial expansion, new research, and/or new conceptual frameworks; the proposal should clearly explain how the project relates to the dissertation. • Former Kingdon Fellows are eligible to apply after ten years from the end date of their prior Kingdon Fellowship. • Applicants for the Kingdon Fellowship whose research focuses on religious studies in Europe before 1700 are also eligible to apply for the Institute's Solmsen Fellowship program. However, separate applications for the Kingdon and Solmsen Fellowships are required. 

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