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.
OHC Faculty Research Fellowships provide faculty a term free of teaching 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.
Oregon Humanities Center Teaching Fellowships provide faculty members with summer support to develop a new undergraduate humanities course or substantially redesign an existing one. Faculty may apply individually or in collaboration with another faculty member. The course will be listed in the instructor’s home department(s). Proposed courses may be of any size, and they may be introductory or advanced. While courses developed under the OHC Teaching Fellowship program must be primarily intended for undergraduate students, they may also be open to graduate students. It is desirable that courses developed through the OHC Teaching Fellowship program be repeated.
OHC Teaching Fellowships provide $4,500 (plus OPE) in summer wages (up from $3,000) paid directly to the faculty member during the summer prior to the academic year in which the course will be offered. Summer wages are normally paid in one lump sum in July. In the case of collaborative applications, each faculty member will receive $4,500 plus OPE in summer pay.
Course Enrichment Funds
Teaching Fellowships can provide additional funding of up to $1,000 for course enrichment (e.g., for visiting lecturers, films, course materials, etc.). This funding must be explicitly requested at the time of application. Applicants seeking these funds must provide a brief statement of purpose and include a proposed budget as part of the fellowship application. The additional course enrichment funds may not be taken as salary. Course enrichment funds must be used by the last day of the term in which the course is taught. Course enrichment funds are awarded per course; they are not augmented in the case of collaborative or team-taught courses.
In lieu of regular course enrichment funds, faculty may in some cases be eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in enrichment funds through the Center’s Wulf Professorship or the Coleman-Guitteau Professorship.
The Wulf and Coleman-Guitteau professorships are awarded on a competitive basis to successful OHC Teaching Fellowship applicants who can demonstrate that their course meets the criteria of the professorship for which they are applying. A faculty member who wishes to be considered for a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship must attach to the Teaching Fellowship application the corresponding professorship application form. Applicants may apply for only one professorship.
- Applicants may apply for only one professorship—Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau.
- If a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship is awarded, the applicant will receive up to $4,000 in course enrichment funds but will not receive the $1,000 associated with a regular teaching fellowship.
- If a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship is not awarded, the applicant will still be eligible for standard course enrichment funds, if requested in the Teaching Fellowship Application.