Texas Tech University

Alumni College

Alumni College fellows showcase the excellent research of Texas Tech humanities scholars. Each year, the Humanities Center selects up to twelve fellows, who receive funding and who present their work at Alumni College, a public lecture series held in conjunction with Homecoming.

Call for Applications

Deadline: December 8, 2023

Fellowships of $3,000 will be offered in support of faculty research in any facet of the humanities. Proposals must indicate a clear trajectory of scholarly outcomes, with funds available as of May 1, 2024, to be used by August 31, 2024. Applications are to be made via the Competition Space portal. The submission deadline is December 8, 2023.

The criteria for these fellowships include a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and clearly articulated goals. The aim of these fellowships is to foster world-leading research in the humanities at TTU.

Funds may be used as expense money for goods, travel, or activities in accordance with university and state policies (for instance, materials, assistance with transcription of interviews, research assistants, translators, or other expenses associated with conducting and disseminating one's research.) Funds may, alternatively, be taken as summer compensation, which will be taxed and out of which fringe benefits will be taken.

The applicant will be asked to provide a 100 word abstract, a 500 word narrative, a preliminary budget and an abbreviated CV.

Successful applicants will be expected to present their research at a Fall 2024 event in conjunction with the University's Homecoming Week activities, sponsored by the Humanities Center, and geared toward a general interest audience including both the TTU and Lubbock communities. If you expect to be traveling during the Fall 2024 semester, please notify the Humanities Center.  Please note that the Humanities Center does not award Alumni College fellowships to faculty in consecutive years, so 2023 fellows are ineligible for this cycle.

Applications are due before midnight on December 8, 2023. Winners will be announced no later than February 9, 2024.

Click here to apply.

Adjudicators will be members of the Humanities Center Board.

2022 Alumni College Fellows

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