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Humanities Without Walls Call for Proposals and Pre-Doctoral Applications:

2016 Request for Proposals on "The Global Midwest"

The OSU Humanities Institute will be accepting applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to "The Global Midwest." Qualified applicants will be tenure-line faculty at any of the Humanities Without Walls consortium institutions. Research teams must include scholars from at least two consortial institutions in order to be eligible for funding. Proposals are due October 15, 2015.

Further information:<https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward?emailId=72073&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu%2Finitiatives%2Fglobal-midwest%2Fglobal-midwest-rfp.html&emailAddress=livingston.28@osu.edu&factsReferenceId=

2016 Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop

The OSU Humanities Institute will be accepting applications for fellowships from pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential 2016 summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities discipline, and who are considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. The workshop will be held in the summer of 2016 (dates to be determined). Applications are due November, 1, 2015.

Further information:https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward?emailId=72073&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu%2Finitiatives%2Fpre-doctoral%2Fpre-doctoral-cfa.html&emailAddress=livingston.28@osu.edu&factsReferenceId=

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Call for Proposals: Humanities Institute Working Groups and Pilot Working Groups

The Humanities Institute would like to invite colleagues to submit proposals for collaborative working groups that will pursue topics of interdisciplinary interest.  Working groups will be supported for at least one year with: funding, meeting space in Knight House, and administrative assistance.  Renewal of support for a second year will be based on an evaluation of the group’s activities during its first year. Groups should be led by two (or more) faculty members, preferably from different departments, with at least one in Arts & Humanities, and group participants are encouraged to come from across the university and possibly the local community as well.  Collaborative work can take a variety of forms, which include public lectures, workshops, and seminars.  A minimum of three scheduled events is suggested.  Participation by graduate students is encouraged.  Groups are asked to write brief annual reports, and to define an appropriate outcome (conference, print or digital publication, new course or outreach initiative) for the conclusion of their work. 

Proposals for working groups (1-2 pp. max.) should briefly describe the topic, explain how collaborative work in this area will be productive, sketch the activities planned, describe the anticipated outcome, and include a tentative budget (for up to $4,000 per year, though groups that want, after two years, to expand the scope of their collaboration with a larger research or outreach project will soon be able to apply for a working group implementation grant).  Proposals should also name the faculty who would organize and lead the group.  Groups led by faculty from two (or more) different departments are preferred.  

The Humanities Institute would like, as well, to invite colleagues to submit proposals for semester-long pilot working groups whose function is to facilitate collaboration on the formulating of topics for a working group: ideally, then, a pilot working-group will lead directly to the formation of a working group.  Pilot groups will be supported with funding, meeting space in Knight House, and administrative assistance.  Proposals should identify the group’s shared area of interests, explain why collaboration in this area seems desirable, and outline planned activities.  Proposals should also include a tentative budget (for up to $1000), and name the faculty who would organize and lead the group.  Here, too, groups should be led by faculty from two (or more) different Arts/Humanities departments. 

Please send proposals electronically to Elizabeth Lantz (lantz.38).