The URI Center for the Humanities has limited funding available for junior faculty in the humanities who are seeking a course release to help complete a research project. Preference will be given to those scholars who expect to come up for tenure within three years following the award of the fellowship. Funding will be provided to humanities departments to hire a replacement instructor for the individual receiving the fellowship. The Center expects junior scholars to consult with department chairs to determine the most appropriate time to apply for a fellowship. Only tenure-track faculty members are eligible.
An electronic copy of your written statement must be submitted to the director. Additionally, please mail or hand-deliver eight copies of your application to:
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
University of Rhode Island, Center for the Humanities
Swan Hall, 175G
Kingston, RI 02881
For more information, you may call the Director at 874-5700.
Name of faculty member: _______________________________ Department: ______________
Campus address: _________________________________________________________
Telephone number: ______________________ E-mail:______________________________
Title of research project: ___________________________________________________
Preferred semester for the course release: ____ fall ____ spring ____ either
Academic year in which the mandatory tenure review must occur: __________________
Name of department chairperson: ____________________________________________
Chair signature: _________________________________ Date: ____________________
Chair comments, including how the course release will affect course offerings.