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Humanities Research Group

HRG Fellowship




As part of its ongoing mandate to foster research in the humanities, broadly-defined, the Humanities Research Group is offering a fellowship for next year.  Full-Time University of Windsor faculty with research or creative projects in the arts, humanities, or in theoretical, historical, or philosophical aspects of the social sciences are invited to apply. Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.


Humanities Fellowships

The HRG Fellowship is designed to provide a University of Windsor faculty member with the time necessary to complete major research or creative projects and to prepare the results for publication, presentation, or performance. Fellows will be affiliated with the HRG and will deliver a public lecture presenting and/or about their work. HRG Fellowships carry an award of one term (two courses) release time from teaching, during which, fellows will be expected to engage in full-time research. Regular full-time faculty members, tenured or tenure-track, are eligible to apply, with preference given to tenure-track applicants.


The HRG Fellowship is specifically geared toward tenure-track researchers/artists in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, who are working on ambitious projects and will benefit most from the time that this award allows. We seek to make a significant impact on researchers by supporting them to complete work that would not otherwise be doable within the timeframe, and to reward work that is underway, and with a full-semester of dedicated work, on track for completion within the calendar year of the award. For example, a 2021-2022 fellowship should be submitted for publication, performance or exhibition, etc., before January 1, 2023.


There is no application form. Applicants should submit a three page application, outlined below, a CV, and their head of department must email a brief email of support, CCed to the applicants, in advance of the deadline.


Letters of application should include one page covering each of the following:


1. The Project: a one page abstract describing:

-How this project fits into your broader work or creative practice.

-The significance of the project within your field (and beyond, if applicable.)

-Who will be impacted by your project? How?


2. Significance, Timeline and Deliverables: one page detailing:

-Why this support from the HRG is vital to your project.

-Where are you in the process? How much is underway and how much is left to complete? When do you reasonably anticipate completion?

-What are the deliverables? When will they be delivered, what audiences will they reach and by what methods?

-What expressed or committed external support, if any, do you have for this project already? For example, include specifics about: grants awarded or submitted, expressions of interest or contracts for publication or exhibition, published or exhibited excerpts, that relate directly to the project you are applying for.


3. Audience and HRG Stakeholders: one page that outlines how the HRG audience of UW students, faculty, and broader community members will benefit.

Please include a rationale for how your project will:

-Resonate with and engage HRG audience members

-Bring new audiences to the HRG

-Acknowledge this support from FAHSS and the HRG


4. A curriculum vitae, a regular CV is preferred to an eCV


5. A brief email from the applicant’s head in support of the application. Nothing beyond a brief statement of support from your head of department is required. Emails of support should be addressed to the HRG Director and sent to:, and CCed to the applicant.


Please Note:

-The HRG will consider all applicants who are full-time faculty at the University of Windsor but gives priority to early career scholars.