Visiting Humanities Fellows

Funding Agency:
University of Connecticut

The UConn Humanities Institute invites applications for residential fellowships. Fellowships offer a stipend, office space, and all the benefits of a Research I university. Just as important, we offer community and time for scholars to write, argue, engage, and create.

We invite and welcome fellowship applications from scholars in all disciplines and encourage applications to articulate clearly the project's value to the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients are expected to produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools. These fellowships do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or the preparation of institutional curricula. These fellowships cannot be deferred.

Visiting Humanities Fellows receive a stipend of $50,000, faculty library privileges, an office in the UCHI suite, and assistance in locating housing. They are expected to participate in Institute activities including bi-weekly teas, colloquia, and related scholarly events. Visiting Humanities Fellows will also offer a public lecture on their research during the course of the fellowship year. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of nine to ten whole months. Fellows are required to be in residence for the academic year. Ordinarily, fellowships run from late August (fellows may begin tenure August 15) through May. Fellowship recipients will not be allowed to defer a UCHI fellowship. Finally, Visiting Humanities Fellows are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

UCHI Visiting Scholar fellowships are intended for scholars with a significant record of scholarly accomplishment. Applicants with a Ph.D. or terminal degrees in their field must have held their advanced degree for at least four years. Independent scholars—such as writers, museum professionals, and artists—need not have a terminal degree to apply, but must have an advanced record of professional accomplishment. Independent scholars with terminal degrees must have held that degree for at least four years. Former UCHI fellows are welcome and eligible to apply for fellowships five academic years after completion of their UCHI fellowship (i.e. 2018-19 fellows are eligible to apply for 2024–25 fellowships).

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

February 1, 2024