Faculty Fellowship

Temple faculty are given reduced teaching and a $1,000 research budget for the year.

Deadline for 2019-20 is November 11, 2019
Faculty Fellowships provide teaching relief and research support for tenured and tenure-track faculty pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Fellows receive a one-course teaching reduction during the year and $1000 for research expenses. Recipients participate in the bi-weekly Fellows Seminar, where all members present part of their work-in-progress for critique to a lively interdisciplinary group of faculty and doctoral students. Fellows also present their research as a public lecture during the year.

Eligibility
All tenured and tenure-track faculty working on research projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are eligible. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award. Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Previous recipients of the Fellowship may reapply four years after the end of the last fellowship year. Simultaneous application to external fellowships is encouraged.


Advanced Graduate Scholar Award

Advanced graduate students receive financial support for one semester to work on the dissertation in addition to a $500 research budget.

Deadline for Spring 2019 is March 18, 2019
Advanced Graduate Scholar Awards provide financial support to resident doctoral students pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts, the Klein College of Media and Communication, and the Tyler School of Arts. Awardees receive a stipend to work full-time on the dissertation for one semester. The award also includes health benefits, one tuition credit, and $500 in research funding. Recipients must attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar, where they present part of their dissertation for discussion and critique.

Eligibility
Applicants must be CLA, Klein, or Tyler Ph.D. students in good standing who have completed all course and exam requirements for the degree and will be elevated to candidacy by the start of the fellowship term (see Graduate School Policies and Procedures 02.27.13). Recipients must complete the degree no later than one year following the academic year of the award. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award. Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director. Awards made for Fall continue through the Spring term. Awards for Spring are for that semester only. Previous recipients of the Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship, the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Grant, or the CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award are ineligible.


Associate Graduate Scholar Award

The Associate Graduate Scholar Award provides research money to graduate students who have finished coursework or are in their third year. Students also participate in the Fellows Seminar and annual graduate student conference and receive a research budget. Four to six per year.

Application deadline for 2019-20 is April 15, 2019
The Graduate Associate Fellows Program
Graduate Associate Fellows join the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar and receive $1000 in research funding. Seminar participants enjoy a research-focused interdisciplinary forum when everyone presents part of their dissertation for critique over lunch by the full interdisciplinary group of graduate and faculty fellows. Discussions are lively and focus on methodological issues. The research award funds standard research expenses, including travel to conferences or archives, membership fees in professional associations, and book and equipment purchases.

Eligibility
This fellowship is available to Temple Ph.D. students in good standing who have completed all course and exam requirements for the degree and will be elevated to candidacy by the start of the fellowship term (see Graduate School Policies and Procedures 02.27.13). Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award. Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director. Associates remain eligible for all other CHAT Fellowships during the award year and may apply for them at any time. Students may only receive the Graduate Associate Fellowship once.

Application
Applications will be reviewed by faculty from outside your home discipline. When describing your project, bear in mind that you must communicate its significance to faculty from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Please submit:

  • A short cover letter identifying the fellowship you are applying for.
  • A research statement (2-3 pages) describing the project proposed for the fellowship year. Provide an overview articulating the central ideas, problems, or questions examined by the project.
  • A current C.V.
  • One confidential letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with your research, preferably the dissertation director, sent separately by the recommender.

Send all materials as email attachments to chat@temple.edu. Direct questions about the Award to Professor Petra Goedde, Interim CHAT Director, pgoedde@temple.edu, 215-204-9206.


Fellowship Coordination

Applicants for the Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship or CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award who do not receive an award can be considered for the Graduate Associate Fellowship on request, using the same application. You do not need to submit a second application.

Fellows Seminar

All CHAT Fellows participate in bi-weekly meetings to discuss the work-in-progress of the participants. Lunch is provided, and material is pre-circulated so that discussion focuses on responses to the work.

All faculty and graduate students holding fellowships or associateships participate in a bi-weekly set of meetings to discuss the work-in-progress of the participants. Lunch is provided, and material is pre-circulated so that discussion focuses on responses to the work.

Because participants come from a wide variety of disciplines and specialties, discussion focuses on the common-ground of methodological issues. The group brings a depth of experience and breadth of knowledge about theoretical sources that consistently offers each presenter a fresh set of ideas and references to improve their own work.

Within each discipline, we often raise new questions, unaware that research in another discipline may have already addressed the same basic issues. The interdisciplinary critique of the Fellows Seminar improves participant’s research by moving projects more quickly through the conceptual terrain that may have played a significant role in the history of other intellectual traditions. What is “new” in one discipline may be “old hat” in another.

The different perspectives of the participants and their ability to pose new questions often gives the presenter, whether faculty or graduate student, a fresh perspective on their own materials. Even when writers chose not to address the concerns of other disciplines, they develop a greater awareness of their own discplinary assumptions and the role they play in shaping their individual project.

CHAT/Temple Libraries Digital Scholars Program

The Digital Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Center for the Humanities at Temple and the Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries. It trains graduate students at Temple to apply digital research methods to humanistic or artistic material for their own research or creative projects. Students also participate in an international online collective and receive a $500 scholarship.

Deadline for 2019-20 is September 17, 2018
The Digital Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Center for the Humanities at Temple and the Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries. It trains graduate students at Temple to apply digital research methods to humanistic or artistic material for their own research or creative projects. Participants meet weekly in the Fall for an introduction to digital research techniques. In Spring, students work on their own projects and meet every two weeks. At the end of the year, all participants present their projects to the scholarly community. Students also are eligible to participate in an international online collective and receive a $500 scholarship.

The online program is organized by HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), the leading digital center for faculty, students, and librarians in the digital humanities. For complete information about the HASTAC website to see full program details.

Eligibility
Applicants must be an M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D. student in good standing at Temple University. Students in all schools, colleges, and departments are encouraged to apply.

Application
Please send a three-page statement (1000 words) proposing a digital research or creative project and explaining how you think it will further your work. This can be provisional, but you should touch on each of the following elements:

  • What digital material do you want to work with, and where will it come from? You do not need to have it in hand, but you do need to know what kind of data you need (a Twitter feed? Images? Maps? Texts?). Is it accessible?
  • What digital tools do you imagine using? Explain if you need an exhibition platform, mapping capability, textual analysis software, and so forth. Think in terms of function rather than specific programs.
  • Identify at least one online project similar to what you want to do.

  • Digital Scholars Program Application

No previous experience or familiarity with digital research tools is needed, but do explain your relevant skills and background.

Send your statement and C.V. as email attachments to dsc_fellowships@temple.edu. Direct any questions about the award to Professor Peter Logan, Digital Scholarship Center Academic Director, peter.logan@temple.edu, 215 204-8567.


Support the Humanities at Temple University

Since its founding in 2003, the activities of the Center have been supplemented by individual gifts. Your support enables us to enhance our programs and fellowships, directly benefiting the humanities at Temple. We welcome unrestricted gifts as well as those earmarked for specific programs. If you would like to discuss a donation, please contact us at (215) 204-6386 or chat@temple.edu. Please mail your contribution to:

The Center for the Humanities at Temple
10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall (025-45)
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

Director:
Petra Goedde, PhD
Associate Professor of History
1008 Gladfelter Hall
pgoedde@temple.edu


Assistant Director:
Kaete O’Connell
PhD Candidate, History
1007C Gladfelter Hall
kaete.oconnell@temple.edu


Administrator:
Yvonne Muchemi
1008A Gladfelter Hall
(215) 204-9209
ymuchemi@temple.edu


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