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.

  • Public Humanities Fellowship at Chicago Humanities Festival

    The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) PhD Fellowship is an opportunity for an advanced PhD candidate in the Humanities or Humanistic Social Sciences to support a Mellon Foundation-funded pilot Neighborhood Initiative. The Mellon Foundation Officer’s Grant will support sustained community engagement in order to identify local priorities and establish collaborative partnerships in a cluster of South Side neighborhoods starting December 2020 through October 2021.

  • Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshops

    Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshops aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy through a series of summer workshops. Graduate students selected for this program will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and holders of important non-faculty positions in colleges and universities (academic administrators, student services professionals, librarians and archivists, development officers). Applications for the virtual workshop are due November 1, 2021.

  • 2021 Grand Research Challenge: Reciprocity and Redistribution

    The 2021 Grand Research Challenge: Reciprocity and Redistribution provides opportunities for scholars across humanities-centered disciplines to collaborate across institutions on innovative interdisciplinary projects.  The theme of the new funding cycle (extending from 2020 to 2025 ) is “Reciprocity.”  As with other HWW themes, this one can be interpreted in many ways, but researchers are encouraged to propose humanities projects that enhance our connections with communities, and/or promote distributive justice within them. Deadline November 15, 2021.

  • Resident Graduate Scholar

    The UIC Institute for the Humanities is pleased to continue the Resident Graduate Scholar Program in 2021-2022. 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: April 6, 2021

  • NEW Humanities Innovation Grants

    The Institute for the Humanities announces new Humanities Innovation Grants, designed to fund work in the humanities that explores new theories, archives, methodologies, interdisciplinary connections, applications, and public engagement. The Institute will sponsor 1-5 grants each academic year, between $1,000 and $10,000 per grant.