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Fellowship Program

With the support of the UT Chancellor’s Office, the Office of Research and Engagement, our affiliated arts and humanities departments, and the College of Arts and Sciences, the UT Humanities Center supports the creation of groundbreaking humanities research through our fellowship programs.

Past FellowsWe offer faculty and graduate-student research fellowships for members of the departments of English, History, Philosophy, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Classics, Religious Studies, Music, Theatre, and Art.* Currently we offer six faculty and four graduate-student full-year residencies and also offer full-year residencies to the MARCO Haslam Dissertation fellow, a doctoral student from the Department of English, and UT faculty who have won national humanities fellowships such as the ACLS or NEH fellowships.

In 2017, UT humanities faculty ranked #1 in the nation for numbers of NEH summer stipends and 4th among US public universities for NEH fellowships. The UT Humanities Fellowship Program contributes to this research productivity directly by requiring application to national award competitions as part of its fellowship application process.

The UT Humanities Center offers six Faculty Research Fellowships to full-time, tenure-stream faculty in its nine affiliated humanities departments to enable faculty to finish long-term research undertakings such as books and digital projects. A UTHC Fellowship is a full-year research release from teaching and service while in residency at the UT Humanities Center. Residency includes participating in the life of the Center by working daily in the personal office provided at the UTHC, presenting work in progress, and engaging with other fellows and with visiting scholars in once-weekly Chandler Seminars.

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The UT Humanities Center is piloting a new one-semester Digital Humanities Research Fellowship for a full-time, tenure-stream UT faculty member from any department on the UT campus whose digital work directly engages humanities research.

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The UT Humanities Center offers four Graduate Student Research Fellowships to Ph.D. students in its nine affiliated departments who are past comprehensive exams and writing their dissertations. A UTHC Fellowship is a full-year research release from teaching and service while in residency at the Center. Residency includes a personal office, access to our library liaison and to designated travel funds, publicly presenting research at Chandler Seminars, and engaging with distinguished visiting scholars.

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* If your department faculty’s research addresses key humanities issues and you wish the department to become a supporter of the UTHC and participate in this fellowship program, contact us at humanitiesctr@utk.edu.

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