Current Competitions

Current Competitions

  • Faculty Fellowships

    All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in humanities and related disciplines are eligible to apply for Faculty Fellowships. Fellows make visible the interdisciplinary community at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and are released from all formal teaching and administrative obligations for the fellowship period so that they can pursue their scholarship. While in residence at the Institute, the fellows participate in workshops and deliver public lectures on their research.

  • Humanities Frontiers (Formerly Cutting Edge Issues in the Humanities)

    The Institute for the Humanities is excited to announce a Call for Proposals: “Humanities Frontiers” (formerly “Cutting Edge Issues in the Humanities”). The Institute will sponsor two workshops of 12 to 20 invited participants (we hope to schedule one in spring 2020 and one in fall 2020) focused on current conversations and debates in the humanities.  We envision these as focused discussions of cutting edge issues, theoretical problems, new research initiatives, or new methodologies.  Each workshop will combine UIC faculty and advanced graduate students with invited scholars.

  • Resident Graduate Scholar

    The UIC Institute for the Humanities is pleased to continue the Resident Graduate Scholar Program in 2020-2021. Resident Graduate Scholars will be provided office space and administrative support in the Institute for the Humanities. As Resident Scholars they will be invited to participate fully in the fellows’ lunch seminars and social events. Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Scholar status is intended for students in the writing stage of the dissertation process.

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

  • Public Humanities Fellowship at Chicago Humanities Festival

    The Public Humanities Fellowship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive six-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The assistantship provides full immersion in the operations of the country’s leading public humanities organization, and a mentored team environment.