The Provost’s Program for Academic Technology Innovation (ATI)

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

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Deadline: Early April

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Grantees

Competition Level: 4 grants were made in the 2007/08 competition; 11 applications had been submitted

Eligibility: All faculty and senior lecturers are eligible

The Provost’s Program for Academic Technology Innovation provides one-time seed grants of up to $50,000 for projects that focus on new and innovative uses of information technology in undergraduate learning, extend the instructional use of technology in graduate research and education, or involve extensive cross-departmental collaboration in the use of technology in an academic context.

Franke Institute for the Humanities Fellowship

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Deadline: Early February

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Fellows: David Finkelstein, Philosophy; Michael Kremer, Philosophy; David Martinez, Classics; Joshua Scodel, English; Ryan Giles, Romance; Verity Platt, Art History; Francois Richard, Anthropology

Competition Level: 7 fellowships are awarded annually; typically 6 fellowships are awarded to Humanities faculty and 1 fellowship is awarded to SSD faculty

Eligibility: In the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions, all tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.

Residential Fellowships at the Franke Institute enable seven faculty to pursue independent humanistic research free of their regular teaching and administrative responsibilities for two quarters.  These awards emphasize no single theme but rather the excellence, originality, and importance of the individual project.

The Women’s Board

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Deadline: Early March

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Grantees

Competition Level: 14 grants were awarded for 2010; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: All University projects in the following areas are eligible: Faculty Research and Support, Cultural Institutions and the Arts, Quality of Student Life, and Community Outreach

The Women’s Board provides support annually for University projects. They prefer to fund projects that could not go forward without their support. Most of the grants range from $15,000 – $30,000. The highest grant made for 2010 is $53,500; the lowest is $3,000. The WB does not make multi-year grants.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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The Humboldt Foundation offers support for scholars seeking to work in Germany. It offers multiple opportunities based on one’s experience, field, and proposed research. Please visit the Website to determine which is a good fit for you.

Deadline: Open

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows: Not available

Recent Chicago Fellows: Kenneth Dam, Law (07/08); Michael Geyer, History (07/08); Hisashi Yamamoto, Chemistry, (07/08); Jonathan Beere, Philosophy (06/07); David Wellbery, Germanics (05/06)

Competition Level: approximately 600 fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: the applicant cannot have spent an extended period in Germany prior to application

The Humboldt Foundation offers support for scholars seeking to work in Germany. It offers multiple opportunities based on one’s experience, field, and proposed research. Please visit the Website to determine which is a good fit for you.

Fulbright Scholar Program

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Deadline: August 1 (receipt)

Submission Method: Electronic or Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Jack Friedman, Anthropology (06/07); Austan Goolsbee, Economics, (06/07); Colleen Grogan, Political Science (06/07); Mark B. N Hansen, Film Studies (06/07); Stephanie M. Latkovski, Linguistics (06/07)

Competition Level: 800 U.S. faculty and professionals are sent abroad annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen; permanent residency is not sufficient. A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year period preceding the date of application is ineligible. A letter of invitation from the host institution is typically required.

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research. The opportunities are many and broad; please visit the Website to find an opportunity that is right for you. The opportunity typically provides a monthly stipend, living expenses, and funds for research.

In addition to the traditional program, the CIES offers other Fulbright opportunities, including the Senior Specialists Programs (short-term), the Distinguished Chairs Program, the Fulbright German Studies Seminar, and more.

La Napoule Art Foundation

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Deadline: July 1 (receipt)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: None

Competition Level: 8 residencies are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: No particular requirement

La Napoule Art Foundation offers Artists-In-Residence a unique environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity at the Château de La Napoule in the South of France. Each session, eight Resident Artists of different nationalities and disciplines (literature, music, design, film, visual and performing arts) are selected by a committee of notable art professionals. The La Napoule Art Foundation seeks applications at two levels: a) artists of national or international distinction, with well-established reputations, for whom a change of scenery might offer fresh inspiration; b) emerging artists with a record of solid achievement and potential, for whom an appointment as a Resident Artist might contribute to professional advancement.

Studio/work space, living accommodations and all meals are provided by the Foundation. Artists requiring additional funding for travel, materials, equipment, or home expenses, should apply to other sources for support. The session runs from February to March.

Luguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities: The Bogliasco Fellowship

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Deadline: January 15 for fall-winter quarter, April 15 for winter-spring quarter (receipt)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Robert Bird, Slavic (2009/10); Rebecca West, Romance (2002/03); Elizabeth Asmis, Classics (2000/01); others not available

Competition Level: Approximately 50 fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: No particular requirement

Bogliasco Fellows are in residence at the Luguria Center near Genoa, Italy for one month or, in some cases, a half semester. In special circumstances, residencies of other lengths may be approved. They are provided with living quarters (bedroom with private bath), a separate private studio, and full board. These fellowships are awarded to qualified persons doing creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts.  A project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation.

The fellowships are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year, spring-winter and winter-spring. A stipend is not provided; travel costs are assumed by the fellow.

The Luguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities also offers the following special fellowships. All persons who are awarded Bogliasco Fellowships are automatically eligible for Special Fellowship status. No additional materials are required.

Aaron Copland Bogliasco Fellowship in Music
The Aaron Copland Foundation has provided funding for a Fellowship reserved for an American composer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Roger Sessions Memorial Bogliasco Fellowship in Music
An anonymous donor has graciously provided the funding for this Fellowship, which is reserved for an American composer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Compagnia di San Paolo Bogliasco Fellowships
The Compagnia di San Paolo, one of the most important foundations in continental Europe, has provided the funding for two Special Fellowships reserved for scholars in the Humanities.  These Fellowships provide reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Genoa.

Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship in Dance
The Jerome Robbins Foundation has provided the funding for a Fellowship reserved for an American choreographer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Bogliasco Fellowship in Visual Arts
An anonymous donor has graciously funded a Fellowship in art history.  This Fellowship reimburses travel expenses to and from Genoa and provides a cash stipend.

Bogliasco Special Fellowship in the Visual Arts
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, a Special Fellowship has been established for those working in the Visual Arts. This Special Fellowship has no restriction on nationality. In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, a cash stipend is provided.

John Burroughs Bogliasco Fellowship in Literature
Established by George Capen Bitting, this Special Fellowship is named in honor of the American naturalist and essayist who was active in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. Along with Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs was an important practitioner of the American literary genre, the nature essay. This Special Fellowship is awarded, without restriction on nationality, to persons working in creative writing. In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Leo Biaggi de Blasys Bogliasco Fellowship
Named for the Swiss industrialist whose bequest enabled the establishment of the Bogliasco Foundation and Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, this Fellowship was created by members of the Biaggi family. It is awarded, without restriction of discipline, to persons living in those parts of the world where the cost of travel to Genoa may be prohibitive. The Leo Biaggi de Blasys Bogliasco Fellowship provides reimbursement of travel expenses and a modest cash stipend.

The Rockefeller Foundation: Scholarly Residencies at the Bellagio Center

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Deadline: ~ December 15 for August 17 – November 30, 2010, residency; check website for other deadlines

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Fellows: Could not locate

Recent Chicago Fellows: Dario Maestripieri, Biology (07/08); Robert Bird, Slavic (06/07)

Competition Level: 12 scholars and scientists are in residence at any one time; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Former residents must wait 10 years before reapplying; third residencies are not offered.

The Center, near Lake Como, Italy, typically offers one-month residencies for no more than twelve scholars and scientists at a time. Individuals in any discipline are welcome to apply. Space is reserved for academic projects as well as projects that align with the Foundation’s mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s benefits are shared more widely.

A Bellagio residency provides time for critical thinking, disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. Residency cohorts include artists, writers, NGO practitioners, policymakers, scholars, and scientists from around the world. Meals and informal presentations of work provide an opportunity for residents to engage with one another.  During special dinners, residents also have the chance to interact with the participants of international conferences that are hosted in various buildings on the Center’s property.  The combination of private time for work and reflection and informal gatherings is an important part of life at the Center.

Residencies are typically four-weeks in length, however, shorter or longer periods may be available. Applicants need to submit a statement describing why an alternate length of time is requested. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. Room and board are provided. Residents must pay for their own airfare and local transportation. Travel assistance is awarded in a separate process after one has been invited to Bellagio. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project.

The Camargo Foundation

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Deadline: ~January 12

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Vera Klement, Art, retired (05/06); Karen Pagani, pre-doc Comparative Literature (French Lit/Philosophy), (06/07)

Competition Level: the number of awards and applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Academic projects must have a connection to France or Francophone cultures. Artistic projects do not have this requirement. Proficiency in English is required.

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers, and visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and new media artists) pursuing creative projects.

The Foundation’s campus, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, includes thirteen furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an artist’s studio with darkroom, a composer’s studio, and a studio for either an artist or a composer. Residencies are one semester (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May) and accompanied by a stipend. A stipend of $1,500 is available.

The Newberry Library

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Deadline: ~January 10 unless noted otherwise

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Liesl Olson, English, Harper Schmidt Fellow (09/10); Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology (07/08); Kathleen Conzen, History (06/07); Carla Mazzio, English (04/05) 

Competition Level: 1-3 fellowships in each category are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Must have PhD at time of application

Long-term Fellowships: Newberry long-term fellowships and awards are available for periods of six to eleven months.  These fellowships support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Library’s scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows’ seminar.  The stipend for these fellowships ranges from $25,000 to $70,000.  Applicants may combine these fellowship awards with sabbatical or other stipendiary support.  Scholars may apply for any of the long-term fellowships using the same application.

ACM/GLCA Faculty Fellowships. Application deadline: March 2, 2009* for the 2009/10 academic year. These fellowships support faculty from the colleges of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. as they teach a small group of select undergraduate students in an advanced research seminar, while doing their own research. Fellows can come from any of the colleges in ACM or GLCA, from any discipline. More information is at http://www.acm.edu/newberry/faculty.html. Potential applicants should contact John Ottenhoff at ACM ((312) 263-5000; jottenhoff@acm.edu).

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars. Application deadline: September 28, 2009*. The American Council of Learned Societies has a program supporting advanced scholarly work in the humanities. The Newberry Library is one of the residential sites. For information on how to apply, go to www.acls.org.

Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History. Lloyd Lewis Fellowships are awarded to post-doctoral scholars pursuing projects in any area of American history appropriate to the Newberry’s collections. The fellowship carries an academic-year stipend of $50,400.

Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship. The Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship is for post-doctoral scholars who wish to use the Newberry’s extensive holdings in late medieval and early modern history and literature. Preference will be given to projects focusing on Romance cultures, including work that draws on sources from the colonial Americas. Topics in Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American studies are especially welcome, as are translation projects. Recent recipients of the PhD are encouraged to apply. The tenure of this fellowship is six months with a stipend of $25,500.

Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications are invited from post-doctoral scholars in any field relevant to the Library’s collections for awards to support residential research and writing. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,400.

Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women. This award is designed for a post-doctoral woman at an early stage of her academic career whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and who would benefit significantly from six months of research, writing, and participation in the intellectual life of the Library. The applicant’s topic should be related to the Newberry’s collections; preference will be given to proposals particularly concerned with the study of women. The tenure of this fellowship is six months with a stipend of $25,500.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars to support projects in any field appropriate to the Library’s collections. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three years’ residence. Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships for three years preceding the proposed period of residency. The fellowship carries an academic-year stipend of $50,400.

Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship in Art History. The Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship at the Newberry Library will enable a scholar to advance a project of significance about historical American art using resources in any collections in Chicago. Studies may focus on painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, or photography. Applicants must have held the Ph.D. for at least three years prior to September 1, 2010. The fellowship carries an academic-year stipend of $70,000 for a full professor and $50,400 for an Associate or Assistant Professor or independent scholar. The award includes a stipend for a graduate student research assistant and a modest budget for local travel. The Terra Foundation Fellow will participate in the Newberry’s community of scholars, offer two public lectures, and be available to visit at least one graduate seminar in the Chicago area. For more information about this fellowship, click here.