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Annual Fellowships

Since 1977, the Institute has offered Annual Fellowships to faculty members at the University of Calgary. Only full-time faculty are eligible to apply, although rank or tenure are not considered as criteria for eligibility.

Awards are given to support specific research projects. Typically, though not without exception, the projects can be completed within the year for which the fellowship is given. Success in the competition for fellowships is based on assessment of the scholarly record of the candidate and the quality of the research proposal. Assessment includes evaluation by scholars in other universities who serve as evaluators.

Annual Fellowships provide the recipient with release from a portion of their teaching obligations for an academic year. Fellows remain in residence at the University of Calgary. They do not receive a direct grant from the Institute. Rather, the home department of a Fellow receives funds to assist with release from teaching duties during the award.

For the duration of the award, Annual Fellows become members of the Institute and they are provided with an office and administrative assistance. Annual Fellows thus form the nucleus of a centre of advanced research that changes in identity from year to year but is ongoing because it is a community of active researchers whose work is deemed to be of high quality by their peers.

The Institute has created opportunities for concentrated periods of research and awarded more than 100 Annual Fellowships to University of Calgary scholars since 1977. Without such leave time, the scholarly output that is crucial to a university's mandate and that is a carefully considered element in hiring and promotion decisions would be substantially reduced. Annual Fellowships have been won by scholars from a wide range of disciplines including: anthropology, archaeology, art, classics, communication & culture, drama, education, English, French, geography, German, history, kinesiology, law, linguistics, music, nursing, philosophy, political science, religious studies, Slavic studies, sociology, social work, Spanish, and University archive studies.

Call for Applications for 2019-2020

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for Fellowships to full time faculty at the University of Calgary to conduct research at the University during the academic year 2019-2020. All scholars with teaching appointments at the University that continue through the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to apply. Awards are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants whom the committee judge to be on the verge of a significant scholarly advancement may be considered for the Wayne O. McCready Resident Fellowship for an Emerging Scholar. Candidates will be considered from the general pool of applicants; no separate application or information is required. Similarly, the Naomi Lacey Fellowship will be awarded to an applicant from the general pool.

Full-time faculty of the University of Calgary who have previously held an Annual Fellowship are eligible for a second Annual Fellowship five years after the completion of the first Annual Fellowship. Applications from previous Annual Fellows will not be considered separately but will be considered within the pool of all applications. In addition to considering the merits of the new project, however, special attention will be paid to the productivity resulting from the first Fellowship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must contain (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a detailed statement of the research proposal with a five page maximum; (iii) a descriptive title and abstract of 150 words; and (iv) a brief statement from the applicant’s Head of Department indicating the Department is aware of the application. Scholars outside of the traditional humanities disciplines should make clear the humanistic orientation of their project.

TERM OF FELLOWSHIP

The term of the fellowship will normally be one year. The fellowship will commence September 1, 2019.

OPEN HOUSE

Interested faculty are invited to attend an open house on October 9th at 3pm at the Institute (Biological Sciences Room 588). The Director and former fellows will be in attendance to answer questions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Please submit your application to the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, BI 588, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4  or email cih@ucalgary.ca. The deadline for applications is the 23rd of November 2018.

2019-2020 Frances Spratt Student Fellowship - Call for Applications

PURPOSE

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a Graduate Student Fellowship to be held at the Institute for up to twelve months beginning September 1, 2019.  Graduate students in the final phase of their PhD dissertation are eligible for this Fellowship, and the dissertation should involve a topic that reflects the academic mandate of the Institute as outlined above.  Awards are subject to budgetary approval. The Fellowship is not renewable. 

The Graduate Student Fellow will have an office in the Institute with limited administrative support. This is a resident fellowship and the fellow will be expected to maintain a regular presence at the Institute during working hours. The fellow will be expected to share their research in an in-house lecture, and to involve themselves in the community of scholars working at the Institute.  The Institute’s support should be acknowledged in all oral presentations and written publications that result from the research supported.

ELIGIBILITY             

Applicants at the time of tenure will be registered as full-time students at the University of Calgary.

The stipend is $5,000 Canadian.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must contain (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a detailed statement of the research proposal (including the research question, context, objectives, methodology and contribution to the advancement of knowledge) as well as a description of what you hope to accomplish during the fellowship, making it easily understandable to an interdisciplinary committee (5 pages maximum including bibliography); and (iii) a descriptive title and abstract of 150 words.

The application should also include a confidential letter of appraisal from the applicant’s supervisor sent directly to the CIH. The letter should comment on the applicant’s time to completion, the current stage of the applicant’s research and the merits of both the applicant and the project.

OPEN HOUSE

Interested graduate students are invited to attend an open house on October 9th at 3pm at the Institute (Biological Sciences Room 588). The Director and former fellows will be in attendance to answer questions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Please submit your application to the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, BI 588, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 or email cih@ucalgary.ca. The deadline for applications is the 23rd of November 2018.

 

Visiting Fellowships

Scholars are invited to apply for visiting fellowships at the Institute for a period of 3 to 12 months. Awards are primarily intended for scholars on sabbatical or release-time leaves to provide the opportunity for a research visit to the Institute. Preference will be given to candidates whose work could be well supported at the University of Calgary and is of value to more than one academic area. The fellowship does not come with any financial assistance. Successful fellows will be provided with an office, administrative support and library privileges. Fellows will be expected to give a public lecture while at the Institute and to participate in the community of scholars at the Institute. 

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and research proposal to cih@ucalgary.ca

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