Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency Call for Applications

Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency Call for Applications
Deadline: November 15th, 2018

The Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residencies are available to tenure-line faculty in all disciplines for 1-3 weeks of dedicated writing time for scholarly pursuits of research or creative projects.  Fellowships are available July 1 thru July 31.  Faculty who have held a regular U of U faculty appointment for 1 year or more are eligible to apply.  These fellowships are designed to provide intensive, dedicated, writing time for faulty to work on their research/creative agendas.

The Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center (TNEHEC) and the Vice President for Research will award the faculty member $1,000-$2,000 (depending on length of stay) which is intended to help defer the cost of travel to and from the TNEHEC and to cover per diem to purchase food and supplies.  Fellows will be housed in “Thoreauian-like” cabins in University Village.  The Village consists of 11 cabins, a bathhouse and a kitchen/dining cabin.  Fellows may purchase meals for $45/day when courses are in session at the TNEHEC.

Criteria for evaluation of proposals

  1. Soundness and significance of the proposal
  2. Proposals potential benefit to the individual, the University and the community
  3. The chair’s evaluation of proposal

The application consists of the following:

  1. Part A completed by applicant
  2. Part B completed by department chair.
  3. Precise statement of what you intend to accomplish during the fellowship. The statement should be no more than 2 pages, single spaced.
  4. A 150 word abstract
  5. Statement of why the TNEHEC is an appropriate location for the fellow’s residency

Applications are due November 15th, 2018. Submit your application to Pat Aoyagi

Final Reports:  The recipient of the Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency must submit a 1 page, single-spaced, Final Report within one year after receiving the award.  The following information should be included in the final report:

  • What activities did you do with this fellowship?
  • What did you accomplish, discover, or create?
  • What kind of impact did the TNEHEC have on your research or creative project?

The committee will not consider a new application from an investigator until a final report from the previously awarded Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency is submitted.

Please submit your final report to Jake Jensen Chair, TNEHEC Summer Faculty Fellow Review Committee.

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