University of Colorado - Boulder, Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization
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Summer Institute Fellowships, June 29 - July 24, 2020
The University of Colorado's Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applicants to a four-week Summer Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The Institute is open to scholars holding a PhD (or disciplinary equivalent) who are conducting research on some topic that falls within the scope of the Center’s 2020-21 theme, "Community or Disunity?"
Participants will receive a $5000 honorarium, office space and library privileges. The honorarium is intended to cover all travel and business expenses. Participants are expected to be in residence in Boulder for all four weeks of the Institute, and to participate in the daily life of the program, which will include both collaborative seminars and social activities.
Applicants may come from any academic field, but must have a research proposal that relates to the Institute’s theme. Applicants should also demonstrate an interest in contributing to the Center’s mission to foster a diversity of perspectives within the University and to engage with the values of Western civilization.
Applications should include the following materials:
- A cover letter, setting out both the applicant’s interest in the mission of the Center and the research project to be pursued over the four weeks of the Institute;
- A curriculum vitae;
- The names and email addresses of three references; and
- A sample piece of research.
Sabbatical Fellowships, AY2020-21
The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applications for sabbatical researchers to visit and serve as Fellows in Residence. Faculty in fields or with sabbatical projects related to the mission of the Center are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to those whose work closely aligns with the year’s theme.
Though it is assumed that sabbatical fellows will spend much of their time conducting their own research, the Center would expect them to participate in Center bi-weekly seminar talks and to remain active participants in Center activities.
Sabbatical Fellows will be appointed as Visiting Research Professors, given office space in the Center, and University of Colorado privileges. Where possible, applicants should make every effort to bring their own funding to remain in residence. If such support is not possible, however, candidates with only part time support can apply for additional support from the Benson Center to match the home institution’s contribution (for instance, one semester of salary support to match the home institution’s sabbatical salary, plus a yearlong appointment in the Benson Center). As University of Colorado employees, Fellows supported with such a stipend will be eligible for University of Colorado faculty benefits, including health insurance, as well.
Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit:
- Executive summary of your proposed project (up to 200 words)
- A statement indicating how your work will fit in with the Benson Center’s mission (up to 3 pages)
- CV or résumé
- Relevant writing sample (up to five pages)
- Three professional references (full letters not necessary for the first round of evaluation)
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their appropriateness to the mission of the Center and alignment with this year’s theme: "Community and Disunity?"
Please collect these documents into a single pdf and send to BensonCenter@colorado.edu with the subject heading "Sabbatical Fellowship Application.”
Benson Center Interim Director Dr. Benjamin Hale, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Ancient History
Religious Studies and Theology
World History / Studies