The UT Humanities Center has announced two funding opportunities for faculty.
UTHC is soliciting applications from UT faculty who would like to invite a non- U.S. scholar to campus as part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The selected scholar will receive office space, up to $9,700 in addition to their Fulbright stipend, and will engage in a series of activities, including at least 4 public lectures.
UTHC is also accepting internal proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty to host conferences and symposia focused on humanistic research. Multi-disciplinary proposals are encouraged, and faculty are required to have applied for external funding for the event.
These opportunities present unique avenues for collaboration, global exchange, and intellectual growth within UT’s academic community. Interested faculty members are encouraged to explore and apply for these opportunities to enrich their research pursuits and contribute to the vibrant scholarly environment at UT.
Friday, September 15, 2023
The UT Humanities Center is soliciting applications from UT faculty who would like to invite a non- U.S. scholar to campus as part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The visiting scholar will need to win the Fulbright competition in their home country; if they do so, the Humanities Center will provide additional support for the scholar while they are in the US in the form of office space and up to $9,700 in addition to their Fulbright stipend. The scholar will be expected to work at the Humanities Center office, give at least 4 public lectures in some form, and engage in other activities of their choosing, to be negotiated with the Humanities Center Director and their host department.To participate in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the scholar must:
- be a citizen of a country participating in the Visiting Scholar Program. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are NOT eligible for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.
- possess a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application.
- Have sufficient proficiency in the English language to engage in U.S. academia and to carry out the proposed project.
Faculty interested in nominating a Fulbright candidate for UTHC support should submit the following:
- A brief 1- to 2-page description of the Fulbright scholar’s proposed project while they are on campus, with an explanation of how it will benefit both the UT researcher and the UT research/teaching community. If the UT faculty member is a research collaborator, this should be made clear.
- A general, draft timeline of activity for the visiting scholar: what they propose to do while on campus, and when
- The CV of the external scholar
- Brief departmental letter of support.
Friday, September 22, 2023
The Humanities Center is accepting internal proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty wishing to host conferences and symposia at UT primarily focused on humanistic research. Multi-disciplinary proposals are encouraged. Prior to applying to the Humanities Center, faculty must have applied for other funding support for the event, preferably from an external (non-UT) sponsor. Events must be concluded by June 15, 2024.
The application will require the following:
- 1 page project description
- Title of conference/symposium
- Logistical details: dates, estimated attendance, location, etc.
- Significance of event
- Itemized budget (maximum request of $4,000)
- 2 page faculty host CV
- Evidence of application for additional funding