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Frequently Asked Questions About Research Fellowships

Can I apply for both a research fellowship and a teaching fellowship in the same year?

Yes, faculty can apply for both the Teaching and the Research fellowships in the same year, assuming they meet the eligibility criteria for each fellowship. If awarded both fellowships, faculty can take both.

Who is eligible for the Senior Humanist Fellowships?

Any full professor (or associate professor who has been in rank for a minimum of five full years at the time of application) who meets the requirements for an OHC Research Fellowship will be considered automatically for the Provost's Senior Humanist Fellowship.

How many copies of my application should I turn in?

7 total: Your original plus 6 complete, collated and stapled copies of the entire packet (cover sheet, all application materials and c.v.).

Where do I turn in my application?

All applications should be submitted directly to the OHC office, 154 PLC Hall. (CAS faculty are no longer required to submit their applications to the CAS Dean’s Office.)

Is the application deadline the same for everyone?

Yes. All applications are due at the OHC on the date indicated on the fellowship application materials. (CAS faculty no longer need to turn in their applications early.)

The fillable fields in the cover sheet pdf are not active on my internet browser. What should I do?

Download the form and then open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The form fields will be active.

Which signatures do I need on my cover sheet?

All non-CAS faculty must obtain signatures from both their department head and dean on their cover sheet. CAS faculty need only obtain their department head’s signature on their cover sheet. (CAS faculty no longer need to obtain a dean’s signature. This is a new policy which applies to CAS faculty only.)

I’m not sure if my project is “humanistic.”

Contact Jena Turner, Associate Director, at or 346-1001.

What do I do if my dean/department head is out of the country? Can I get an extension?

No late applications will be accepted, and no extensions are possible.  However, if your dean or department head is unavailable to sign in person in time for you to submit your application by the deadline, we will accept temporary approval by e-mail if it is received on or before the regular deadline.  A hard copy of the fellowship proposal cover sheet with actual signature(s) must be submitted to the OHC as soon thereafter as possible. If an acting dean/department head or other signatory designee has been appointed, their signature will be accepted in lieu of that of your dean or department head.

Am I allowed to serve on committees or engage in other administrative duties during my OHC Research Fellowship term?

Research fellowships require that the fellow's department release him or her from teaching for the term during which the fellowship is held. Ideally OHC fellows are also released from all or most administrative duties whenever possible during their fellowship term. However, the extent to which fellows are exempted from service or administrative duties during the fellowship term varies widely from department to department and sometimes from one year to the next. Fellows must come to an agreement with their department heads concerning their responsibilities during the fellowship term.

Can I see a copy of a successful application from a previous year?

We have a selection of successful applications that you may view at the Oregon Humanities Center. Please contact Melissa Gustafson at (541) 346-3934 to make an appointment.  You will not be permitted to make copies or remove the application samples from the OHC.

I'm required to give one public, off-campus presentation to a non-academic audience. Is there a list of suggested venues?

There is a list of venues here.

I don’t see my question here.  Who should I contact?

Contact Jena Turner, Associate Director, at or 346-1001.



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