Faculty Fellowships

Faculty fellowships provide teaching relief and research support for tenured and tenure-track faculty pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Fellows receive a one-course teaching reduction during the year and $1,000 for research expenses. Recipients participate in the bi-weekly Fellows Seminar, where all members present part of their work-in-progress for critique to a lively interdisciplinary group of faculty and doctoral students. Fellows also present their research as a public lecture during the year.

Eligibility
Tenured and tenure-track faculty working on research projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are eligible. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award. Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Previous recipients of the Fellowship may reapply four years after the end of the last fellowship year. Simultaneous application to external fellowships is encouraged.

Advanced Graduate Scholar Award

Advanced Graduate Scholar Awards provide financial support to resident doctoral students pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts, the Klein College of Media and Communication, and the Tyler School of Arts. Awardees receive a stipend to work full-time on the dissertation for one semester. The award also includes health benefits, one tuition credit, and $500 in research funding. Recipients must attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar, where they present part of their dissertation for discussion and critique.

Eligibility Applicants must be CLA, Klein, or Tyler Ph.D. students in good standing who have completed all course and exam requirements for the degree and will be elevated to candidacy by the start of the fellowship term (see Graduate School Policies and Procedures 02.27.13). Recipients must complete the degree no later than one year following the academic year of the award. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award. Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director. Previous recipients of the Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship, the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Grant, or the CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award are ineligible.

Advisory Board

The CHAT Advisory Board helps shape the future of the Center. Board members evaluate all of CHAT’s fellowship and grant applications, and assist the director in expanding existing programs and developing new ones.

  • Sanjoy Chakravorty - Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2022
  • Brian Creech - Associate Professor of Journalism and Media and Communication, Klein School of Media and Communication, 2020-2023
  • Orfeo Fioretis - Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, 2021-2024
  • Paul Garrett - Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2022
  • Shana Goldin-Perschbacher - Assistant Professor of Music History, Boyer School of Music and Dance, 2020-2023
  • Cristina Gragnani - Associate Professor of Italian and Chair of the Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic Languages, College of Liberal Arts, 2020-2023
  • Lara Ostaric - Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2022
  • Víctor Pueyo Zoco - Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2022
  • Mónica Ricketts - Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2022
  • Bryant Simon - Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts, 2021-2024
  • Ashley D. West - Associate Professor of Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art, 1400-1700 and Graduate Director in Art History, Tyler School of Art, 2020-2023