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Call for Proposals 2021-2022

The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is pleased to announce its call for proposals for 2021-2022 fellowships and grants, as well as Event Co-Sponsorships, Manuscript Review Virtual Workshops, and Publication Subventions in the 2020-2021 academic year. These programs are supported by the Robert and Margaret Rothman Endowment for the Humanities, Tedder Family Endowed Research Award in the Humanities, David Yulee Endowment, Humanities Endowment, and Jerome A. Yavitz Fund. Additional support is provided by the UF Honors Program, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UF College of the Arts, and Director Barbara Mennel’s Waldo W. Neikirk Professorship. The Humanities Center encourages proposal submissions from faculty (and, in relevant instances, graduate students, staff, and community partners) working in the humanities at the University of Florida.

The PDF guidelines below describe these programs in greater detail and list application procedures. Please send any queries about these initiatives to humanities-center@ufl.edu

2020 Virtual Ph.D. Student Winter Residency at the National Humanities Center (deadline Friday, September 25, 2020)

Ph.D. students from UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for a virtual residency at the National Humanities Center for the period of December 7-11, 2020. The residency is titled: How to Create Meaningful Online Learning Experiences. Throughout the residency, students will participate in an online learning environment that models best practices for undergraduate teaching in the digital world. Students will work with a diverse team to identify and map solutions to an instructional challenge; identify a compelling topic from research and scholarship to develop instructional materials; develop materials for the university classroom; write, revise, and publish classroom-ready lessons in the Center’s digital repository; and develop skills that are marketable and valuable in the job search. Up to four Ph.D. students will be selected to participate.

2020 National Humanities Center Virtual Winter Regional Podcasting Institute for Ph.D. Students (deadline Friday, September 25, 2020)

Ph.D. students from UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for a virtual institute for the period of December 14-18, 2020 organized by the National Humanities Center in partnership with the Digital Humanities Center at San Diego State University. This institute, Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public, will teach students how to communicate humanities expertise in the accessible and publicly-responsive format of the podcast. Through this immersive week-long virtual workshop, students will learn storytelling and gain technical training while working in cross-university and interdisciplinary teams to storyboard an idea, create and collect audio content, and edit and publish a broadcast-ready podcast. One Ph.D. student will be selected to participate.

UF Nomination: 2021 Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences (deadline Saturday, October 31, 2020)

Ph.D. students working in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are invited to apply for one competitive nomination to attend a virtual three-week summer workshop organized by the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) initiative for the period of July 19-August 6, 2021. HWW is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities in the U.S. Midwest. HWW is holding its first national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. If selected by the HWW selection committee, the HWW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Fellow will receive a $5,000 award.

Library Enhancement Program in the Humanities (deadline Friday, November 6, 2020)

This grant program allows faculty and graduate students to expand the existing UF libraries collections in areas in and related to the humanities that are currently underserved. Resources may include print, digital, or audio-visual media that enhance scholarly research and teaching in the humanities as well as related disciplines. Requests that address the needs of broader UF constituencies beyond the immediate applicants are judged especially favorably. The Center expects to make two awards of up to $4,000 each.

Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching in the Humanities (deadline Friday, November 6, 2020)

Organized in conjunction with the UF Honors Program, this grant encourages faculty members in different units to collaborate in the classroom by creating innovative undergraduate interdisciplinary courses in the humanities. This program intends to enhance the curriculum and long-term scholarly opportunities in the humanities and related disciplines. The Center expects to award two team-taught courses in 2021-2022. Grants include course development funds of $1,500 to each instructor and $5,000 compensation to represented academic units.

PILOT PROGRAM: Virtual Book Manuscript Review Workshops in the Humanities (deadline Friday, November 6, 2020)

This new, pilot program invites untenured, tenure-track faculty members in the humanities to receive feedback on their complete draft book manuscripts from one external and one internal specialist in a virtual workshop setting. These workshops, which will be organized by the Center, will enable junior scholars to connect and network with senior scholars in their field and at UF in the context of their research interest. The Center expects to award four virtual manuscript review workshops to take place in the spring 2021 semester.

Support for Speaker Series and Workshops in the Humanities (deadline Friday, January 15, 2021)

This grant program supports faculty, curators, and graduate students in organizing one-day events or longer-running programs, especially ones that require collaboration between different humanities and related constituencies. Events may be virtual or in person between May 2021 and June 2022. The goals of the events are to present scholarship, foster the exchange of interpretations and ideas, and make these accessible to an audience coming from a variety of disciplines as well as the wider public. The Center expects to award two to four grants of up to $5,000 each.

Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowships in the Humanities (deadline Friday, January 15, 2021)

With the objective of supporting faculty of all ranks to advance their careers, these fellowships allow recipients to make significant progress on existing creative/research projects, as well as engage in professional development or design new research projects. The funds may not be used for conference attendance or curriculum development. The fellowships may be taken as travel funds or summer salary in summer 2021, subject to UF travel restrictions and associated taxes and UF fringe. The Center expects to award four fellowships of up to $3,000 each.

Programs in the Public Humanities (Statement of Interest deadline, Friday, February 5, 2021; Final Proposal deadline, Friday, March 5, 2021)

This grant program is designed to encourage and enhance collaborations between UF and off-campus individuals, groups, and organizations by supporting public programs rooted in one or more humanities discipline. These programs will draw on the humanities expertise of both UF and community partners as co-applicants. Funded programs, which may be virtual or in-person, will engage public participants in thoughtful and informed dialogues outside of the UF campus between May 2021 and June 2022. The Center expects to award three grants of up to $3,000 each.

2021 Summer Residency for Ph.D. Students at the National Humanities Center (deadline anticipated Friday, March 5, 2021)

The Center expects to invite Ph.D. students in the humanities to apply for a residency at the National Humanities Center, anticipated in July 2021. The call for proposals will be issued in spring 2021. Please visit the National Humanities Center’s page for Graduate Student Programs for more information on past residencies.

2021 National Humanities Center Summer Regional Institute for PhD Students (deadline anticipated Friday, March 5, 2021)

The Center expects to invite Ph.D. students in the humanities to apply for a regional podcasting institute organized by the National Humanities Center in conjunction with the San Diego State University Digital Humanities Center, anticipated in June 2021. The call for proposals will be issued in spring 2021. Please visit the National Humanities Center’s page for Graduate Student Programs for more information on past regional institutes.

Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowships and Rothman Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities (deadline Friday, March 26, 2021)

Doctoral candidates working on humanities dissertations are invited to apply for $2,000 fellowships to advance their dissertation research and writing. These fellowships may be used toward research expenses, including but not exclusively travel expenses, related to the dissertation project between summer 2021 and spring 2022. Projects with interdisciplinary appeal are particularly encouraged. The Center expects to award two Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowships and four Rothman Doctoral Fellowships.

Reading Groups in the Humanities (deadline Friday, March 26, 2021)

This grant program supports reading groups engaging in scholarly exchange on a shared topic of interest related to the humanities. Their long-term goals may be to explore the possibilities of a shared research agenda, deepen interdisciplinary knowledge, or simply learn from each other. Groups must be led by a faculty member of any rank, and may include advanced graduate students, staff members, and community members during the 2021-22 academic year. The Center expects to be able to award four reading group grants of $500.

2021 Public Humanities Internship Program for Ph.D. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (deadline TBA)

The Center expects to invite Ph.D. students in the humanities to apply for a second year of public humanities internships during summer 2021. Interns will work on specific projects contributing to the missions of non-profit environmental, cultural, or educational organizations. Graduate students will expand their professional skills and network while gaining meaningful humanistic work experiences beyond an academic setting. The call for proposals will be issued in spring 2021. Please view the guidelines below from the summer 2020 Public Humanities Internships for more information.

Publication Subvention in the Humanities (Rolling deadline)

With support from the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UF College of the Arts, the Center invites faculty who have or are negotiating a contract with an appropriate press to publish a book manuscript in the humanities are invited to apply for required or optional publication subventions. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be awarded throughout the year. Only faculty authors with a signed book contract from an appropriate press for a scholarly book that will undergo or has undergone an academic peer-review process are eligible to apply. The level of subvention funds ranges from $1,000 to $1,500.00 for first-time applicants and $500.00-$750.00 for second-time applicants within a two-year period.

Co-Sponsorship for Humanities Events (Rolling deadline)

The Center co-sponsors events, such as conferences, workshops, and classroom speakers, organized by faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students that engage the humanities. In the academic year 2020-21, co-sponsorship for such events, which may be virtual or take place on campus or in and around Gainesville, generally takes the form of $200.

 

External funding is also available for research and writing, collaborative work teaching initiatives, and public and digital projects. Explore more funding opportunities.