OHC Faculty Research Fellowships
The Oregon Humanities Center seeks to encourage, support, and disseminate important humanistic research through its program of Faculty Research Fellowships. These fellowships are for UO tenure-related faculty only, and are awarded on a competitive basis through an application process.
A Term Free of Teaching to Engage in Full-Time Research
OHC Faculty Research Fellowships provide faculty a term free of teaching (i.e.:, a single course buy-out during the research term) to pursue research full time as part of a community of scholars. Fellows present Humanities Center Work-in-Progress talks as well as off-campus public presentations related to their work.
Types of OHC Research Fellowships
Regular OHC Faculty Research Fellowships—these are open to all regular tenure-related UO faculty whose research is in a humanities-related field. This is the original OHC Faculty Research Fellowship program.
VP for Research and Innovation (VPRI) Completion Awards—these fellowships are for faculty who wish to use the fellowship term to finish a project (article, book, book chapter, or edited volume) to be submitted for publication at the end of or immediately following the fellowship term. Applicants must indicate on their application form that they wish to be considered for this award, and they must complete the additional one-page form describing the status of their project and specific plans for completion. These fellowships are sponsored by the VP for Research and Innovation.
Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowships—these fellowships are for senior humanities faculty only. (Recipients are Full Professors, or Associate Professors who have been in rank for five years or more at the time of application.) No separate application is required, and you do not need to specify that you are applying for the Senior Humanist Fellowship. The review panel will be notified as to which applicants are eligible to be considered for this award. Senior faculty will also be considered for the other fellowship types for which they are qualified. As the name implies, these fellowships are sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Ernest G. Moll Faculty Research Fellowship in Literary Studies—this fellowship is awarded to the most outstanding proposal(s) in the field of literary studies. In addition to a term off from teaching, the Moll Fellowship provides recipients with $1,000 in research support to be used during the fellowship year. The Moll Fellowship is funded by a private OHC endowment.