Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Post-Doctoral Fellows Program
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to three annual Post-Doctoral Fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. The purpose of the FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time, space, and other resources necessary to advance their work. In addition, the Program was created to give the Emory community access to a range of humanistic work by scholars from other institutions.
An essential feature of the Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory. Thus Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level undergraduate course on a subject of their choice during the spring of their fellowship year.
Post-Doctoral Fellows, who must have the Ph.D. in hand before the submission of their applications, are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship. Stipends of $45,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows. In addition, a research budget of $2,000 will be made available to each Fellow, along with shared office space in the Center and access to the Emory University Libraries.
The Ph.D. must be in hand before the application deadline of January 17, 2017. Post-Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the Fellowship.
The FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is designed to offer research opportunities both to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others working with humanistic issues. Research projects must be humanistic, but applicants may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. Especially appropriate are applicants whose research is likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars within the disciplines of the humanities.
Because the FCHI is a residential center, its intellectual life depends on collegial interaction. Fellows will be expected to be in residence full-time during both terms of the regular academic year and to take an active part in the life of the FCHI, as well as in the intellectual life of the larger University. Since a primary purpose of the Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to create a diverse community of scholars in residence at the Center as well as to introduce Emory University to promising work beyond its walls, preference will be given to applicants who are not currently affiliated with Emory.
Applications will be judged on the promise and significance of the proposed research project, in relation to the applicant’s own work and that of other scholars; the intellectual distinction of the applicant’s previous work; the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interactions that will substantively contribute to the FCHI and to the University; and the contributions that the applicant’s proposed course will make to the FCHI, the College, and the University.
Evaluators will look for applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the group of Fellows and the mission of the FCHI. Evaluators will also seek variety and balance among the disciplines represented at the Center.
Upon notification of an FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program Award, recipients must agree to:
- conduct research in residence full-time at the FCHI for the academic year;
- take full responsibility for contributing to and maintaining an environment conducive to academic research while at the Center;
- submit a final report of progress to the Director at the end of the Fellowship;
- acknowledge the FCHI in all work resulting from research and writing done during the Fellowship;
- teach an undergraduate course in the spring term of the Fellowship year;
- attend all Fellows’ lunches, lectures, and programs sponsored by the FCHI during their terms of residence;
- immediately notify the FCHI of any other support or of any conflicts with the restrictions and conditions of this Fellowship Program;
- for three years following the Fellowship, provide written reports to the Director of the FCHI detailing how their teaching and research has been influenced by the time spent during the Fellowship;
- and if applicable, return to their Emory University positions for the year immediately following their Fellowship.