FAQ: Teaching Fellowships

Can I submit an application in hard copy (print)?

All applications must be submitted via email to: ohcapplication@uoregon.edu. The OHC is no longer accepting hard copy, paper applications.

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.

Please note that faculty may not apply for both a Wulf and a Coleman-Guitteau fellowship.

I am applying for a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship. Do I get $4,000 in course enrichment funds as well as the regular $1,000 course enrichment fund for a Teaching Fellowship?

No, you will receive one or the other, but not both. You must submit a budget of up to $4,000 in case you get a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship, and another budget of up to $1,000 in case you are not awarded a Professorship but are awarded a regular Teaching Fellowship instead.

Must both applicants for a Team Teaching Fellowship meet the minimum qualifications (i.e. tenure related, or NTTF who has been at .50 or more for at least three years at the time of application)?

Yes.

If I have recently had an OHC Research or Teaching fellowship, how long must I wait before applying again for a Teaching Fellowship?

You can apply for a Teaching Fellowship each year. There is currently no waiting period for reapplying.

Is the application deadline the same for everyone?

Yes. All applications are due on the date indicated on the fellowship application materials. All applications and departmental approvals must be received by the deadline. Applicants should submit their materials in advance so department heads (and deans, if outside of CAS) have time to send their approval message(s) before the deadline.

Who needs to approve my application? Do I need to get signatures?

All non-CAS faculty must obtain approval from both their department head and dean. CAS faculty need only obtain their department head’s approval. All approvals should be given via email and sent to: ohcapplication@uoregon.edu.

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

Contact Jena Turner, (541) 346-1001 or Paul Peppis, (541) 346-7017.

What do I do if my dean/department head is out of the country or otherwise inaccessible via email? Can I get an extension?

No late applications will be accepted, and extensions are not allowed. However, if your dean or department head is unavailable to reply to the application email and grant permission by the deadline, we will accept the approval of an acting dean/department head who has been granted signature authority by your dean or department head.

I am applying for a team-taught course. What materials do we need to submit?

You and your co-applicant should each submit a complete application, which will be joined following submission. Check the box on the fillable application form indicating that it is a team-taught application, and supply the name of your co-applicant. This “cover sheet” and your CV will be your own, but your Narrative Proposal and course syllabus should be identical to that of your co-applicant. This is to ensure that 1) your department heads are reviewing and approving the same thing, and 2) nothing is omitted when your proposals are joined together following submission. This will be done by OHC staff, so the review panel will have a single packet to read.

I have had an OHC Research Fellowship within the past three years. Am I eligible now to apply for a Teaching Fellowship?

Yes. The three-year waiting period applies to Research Fellowships only. The Research and Teaching fellowship programs do not conflict. You can apply for both in the same academic year.

May I teach Summer Session or hold another UO appointment if I have been awarded an OHC Teaching Fellowship?

Yes, as long as you devote a minimum of four consecutive weeks to course development during the summer preceding the academic year in which the course will be taught. OHC will coordinate with your unit and with HR to confirm that your summer salary from OHC will not result in you exceeding 1.0 FTE.

Can I hold a faculty Summer Research Award and an OHC Teaching Fellowship in the same year?

Yes, as long as you devote no more than 8 weeks during the summer to the research project because you must devote four consecutive weeks to course development during the summer in preparation for teaching your new course.

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

Contact Jena Turner, (541) 346-1001.