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Request for Proposals: Humanities Without Wall's Grand Research Challenge (Applications Due 11/15)

(posted 8/8/22)

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) seeks applications for the Grand Research Challenge initiative.

The Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge (GRC) funds collaborative and interdisciplinary humanities research projects that demonstrate a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution. These methods are at the heart of HWW's work to support humanities scholarship that is truly “without walls”; i.e., research that is not only publicly and community engaged but co-designed by all partners in recognition that expertise is located within not just within research universities but also in scholars located in a wide variety of institution types, occupational positions, and the communities.

HWW's third Grand Research Challenge will require applicants to build a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution into their project design that is clearly communicated in their proposal narratives, regardless of the research topic or theme.

Why Apply?

The Grand Research Challenge provides grants of up to $150,000 over a two-year period (January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025) for teams pursuing research with a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution.


To be eligible for funding, research teams must:


  • include participants from one HWW consortial partner institution and one or more of the following: Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), regional and community colleges, and community organizations (excluding for-profit entities)

Questions about the Grand Research Challenge may be addressed to HWW-info@illinois.edu.

Writing Centers of TTU Faculty Open House

(posted 8/5/22)

This open house is an opportunity to meet the writing center staff, learn about available services, and discuss how the writing centers can partner with you to promote students' writing efficacy.Brunch and prizes will be provided!

Please join us on September 9th, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM (come and go) at the Undergraduate Writing Center (3rd floor, Weeks Hall).

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Endowment of the Arts (NEH) Summer Stipend Program 2023

(posted 8/2/22)

The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program provides $6,000 grants for two consecutive, full-time months of research and writing.

Eligibility: Individuals who have completed their formal education and are U.S. citizens or foreign nations who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants may submit only one application to the Summer Stipends program per year.

This is a limited submission competition; TTU may nominate two proposals for this national competition. Faculty who wish to be considered to be a nominee should submit the following through InfoReady by 12:00 p.m. (noon) CST on August 5th, 2022.

For more information, please visit https://ttu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1872671

CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center Spring 2023 Conference

"Centers and Peripheries: The Global Premodern"

(posted 7/25/22)

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center at Texas Tech University invites proposals for papers and sessions for the international conference “Centers and Peripheries: The Global Premodern.” Recent decades have seen the study of the premodern past expand to include diverse geographies, peoples, objects, and texts, revealing parallels and interconnections across the globe, and challenging people to re-think how the more distant past continues to inform the present. These developments have challenged the assumed centrality of Europe and Western cultural norms in narratives of the premodern past by foregrounding interconnection and exchange with constituencies historically viewed as peripheral or subaltern.

This conference forms part of the Centenary celebration of Texas Tech University. Our goal is to gather scholars in person from across disciplines and across the world to reconsider the spatial and temporal borders of the premodern past (here understood broadly as the period before approximately 1800 CE). The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center encourages scholars working on premodern topics in any geographical domain, from any disciplinary perspective, to submit proposals for full panels or individual papers.

Submissions should be directed to: mrsc@ttu.edu. We particularly welcome submissions from graduate students, early career scholars, and postgraduate students, as well as collaborative abstract submissions. Please direct any questions to Jacob Baum, Interim Director, TTU Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center [email:

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022.  Please see this document for the full call for papers and sessions.

The Berlin Prize - Call for Applications

(posted 7/25/22)

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2023/24.

The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic relations in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest merit. Past recipients include anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers of fiction and nonfiction, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, political scientists, diplomats, and public policy experts. The Academy will also award a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellowship for a project that explores innovative approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the consequential impact of new technologies, as well as a Bayer Fellowship for a project in the area of biotechnology or public health.

Approximately two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester, but shorter stays of six to eight weeks are also possible. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy's lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Wannsee district of Berlin. 

For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Proposals need not focus on German topics, but the Academy is interested in projects that will resonate with Berlin audiences. The fellowship carries the expectation that recipients will engage with audiences in Germany on one or more occasions.

Fellowship candidates must be based in the United States. Candidates in academic disciplines must hold a PhD. The Academy seeks to support both established scholars and emerging scholars with strong records of peer-reviewed work beyond the dissertation, as well as writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study. Writers should have published at least one book with an established press at the time of application. Candidates working in fields such as journalism, film, law, or public policy must have equivalent professional experience and a strong body of work.

Please note that Berlin Prizes for visual artists, composers, and poets are determined in invitation-only competitions.

Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. Recipients will be notified in March 2023. The 2023/24 Berlin Prizes will be publicly announced in May 2023.

The application deadline for 2023/24 is Friday, September 30, 2022 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET).

To apply online, please visit: americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/

For inquiries, please contact Fellows Selection: tc@americanacademy.de; phone +49-30-804-83-0



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