FAQ: Teaching Fellowships

Why did the OHC move to an electronic application submission process?

The OHC moved to an electronic submission and review process in the 2018-19 academic year in order to improve applicant, authorizer, reviewer, and staff experiences. The electronic platform will save resources and time, be more accessible to applicants, authorizers, and reviewers who may be traveling, and be more in line with comparable review panels elsewhere on campus and in other granting agencies. The 2018-19 year is a pilot year for this new process, and OHC staff will continue to track and respond to issues that arise throughout the process.

Can I still turn in a hard copy application?

No, 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 $4,000 budget in case you get a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau, and a $1,000 budget in case you are awarded a regular Teaching Fellowship instead. (The maximum you will receive is $4,000.)

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)?


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. Hard copy, paper cover sheets with signatures are no longer necessary and should not be submitted; 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 no extensions are possible. 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?

Each of you should submit a complete application, indicating on the fillable application form that it is for a team-taught course, and supplying the name of your co-applicant. Your applications will be joined following submission. Each application must be submitted and authorized by the home department by the application deadline. Please note: your “cover sheet” and CV materials will be your own, but your narrative proposal and course syllabus should be identical to that of your co-applicant. Your proposals will be joined together following submission, so the review panel will have a single packet to read.

If you are applying for a team-taught Coleman-Guitteau or Wulf course, all of the above will be true, plus each of your application packets will include a Coleman-Guitteau or Wulf statement, which should be identical to that of your co-applicant.

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 if I have been awarded an OHC Teaching Fellowship for the following AY?

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.

Can I hold a faculty Summer Research Award if I have an OHC Teaching Fellowship for the following year?

Yes, as long as you devote no more than 8 weeks during the summer to the research project, and a minimum of four consecutive weeks to course development during the summer preceding the academic year in which the course will be taught.

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.