Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Post-Doctoral Fellows Program

Post-Doctoral Fellows Program - Two Year Fellowship

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for two years of research, writing, teaching, and residence at 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 semesters of their fellowship years.

Post-Doctoral Fellows must have the Ph.D. in hand before submission of their applications. These fellowships are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship.  An annual stipend of $47,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows.  In addition, an annual research fund 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.

Post-Doctoral Fellows Program - One Year Fellowships

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to two Post-Doctoral Fellowships. This Post-Doctoral Fellowship funds one academic year of research, writing, teaching, and residence at 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 semester of their fellowship year.

Post-Doctoral Fellows must have the Ph.D. in hand before submission of their applications. The Fellowships are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship.  Stipends of $47,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows.  In addition, a research fund 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.

Qualifications

The Ph.D. must be in hand before the application deadline of January 16, 2019. 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.  The Center encourages applications from scholars 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 for two years 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.

Applicants will be expected to present a completed project that, at the end of the fellowship, could be sent to a press for consideration.

Application Instructions

You may apply for either the one year fellowship or the two year fellowship, but not both.

Please read all of these instructions before starting the online application process:

GUIDELINES:

You will first need to gather the following information and required documents:

  • E-mail information for your three recommenders – recommenders are automatically notified via Interfolio to submit/upload their letters to your file.  Be sure to leave enough time so that your letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline. 
  • Any current and previous project funding information, including other pending applications
  • Previous leave information, if applicable

Required documents – prepared and ready to be uploaded (specific instructions for each document located below):

  • Application
  • Department Chair’s letter approving leave (if applicable)
  • Project Abstract / Interdisciplinary Statement / Project Description / Project Timeline
  • Curriculum Vitae
  •  Course Description Worksheet

The application submission deadline is January 16, 2019.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are uploaded to Interfolio and submitted.  Incomplete applications cannot be considered after the deadline.                                                           

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Application:  Available on our website. Type on screen, save and upload.
  • Department Chair’s Letter Approving Leave: Required for applicants who currently hold regular academic appointments elsewhere. Please have Department Chair email letter directly to foxcenter@emory.edu with Applicant: (Your Name) in the subject line.
  • Project Abstract / Interdisciplinary Statement / Project Description / Project Timeline:  Please place together in one complete document file for uploading:
    • Project Abstract:  100 words maximum, 12-point type, double-spaced
    • Interdisciplinary Statement:  100 words maximum, 12-point type, double-spacedIn the Interdisciplinary Statement, applicants should indicate how residency at an interdisciplinary humanities research center would enhance their work.
    • Project Description:  1000 words maximum, 12-point type, double-spaced   Applicants should describe the specific research planned for the period of the FCHI Fellowship, explaining the basic humanistic ideas, problems, or questions to be explored.  Included should be explanations of the objectives and significance of the project, and the methodology to be employed.  The project description should make clear any preliminary work already completed, the present state of the proposed research, and any stages to be completed after the FCHI Fellowship ends.  Applicants should detail the expected results of research conducted during the Fellowship period, including the ultimate forms of public presentation of their results (books, journal articles, lectures, papers, public humanities projects, etc.).
    • Project Timeline:  1 page maximum  An outline of plans and goals for the project during the Fellowship years, including expected dates of completion for each, should be included.  Applicants should be as precise as possible about activities planned for the Fellowship period.  Please remember that Fellows are expected to be in residence at the FCHI full-time each semester.
  • Curriculum Vitae:  no more than 3 pages
  • Course Description Worksheet: Available on our website. Type on screen (double-spaced), save and upload.  In addition to providing the opportunity for individual research and writing, FCHI Fellowships are awarded to promote an exchange of ideas among the Fellows during their time in the Center, as well as to encourage interactions between the Fellows and the Emory community.  During the spring of their fellowship years, Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to offer an upper-level undergraduate course on a subject of their choosing, which will be offered in the College curriculum under the “Special Topics” heading of either Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) 385 or American Studies (AMST) 385.

ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURES:

Upon notification of an FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics Award, recipients must agree to: 

  • conduct research in residence full-time at the FCHI for two academic years;
  • 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 years;
  • 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;
  • if applicable, return to their Emory University positions for the year immediately following their Fellowship.

Final Project:  Applicants will be expected to present a completed project that, at the end of the Fellowship, could be sent to a press for consideration

PLEASE NOTE:

Because the Post-Doctoral Fellows Program was established in part 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, currently preference will be given to applicants who are not affiliated with Emory.

If you accept another fellowship before notification about the FCHI Program, please inform the FCHI as soon as possible so that alternates can be contacted promptly.

If for any reason a Fellow’s circumstances change (such as Sabbatical Leave, Leave Without Pay, or the receipt of any grant or award that conflicts with the restrictions and conditions of this Fellowship), and the grantee is unable to use the Fellowship during the academic year for which it was granted, the Fellowship will be forfeited.

If the project involves human subjects, approval from the proper Emory Institutional Review Board Committee (IRB) is required before Fellowship funding can be released.  For more information, please refer to the IRB website.

Deadline for Applications: January 16, 2019

Please contact the Fox Center at 404.727.6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu if you have questions about the Program or the online application.

The FCHI regrets that currently it is unable to provide any assessments of unsuccessful applications.

Application date
16 Jan 2019
Duration
1 academic year
Country
America United States South East
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 6 years
Grants available
3
Award granted
US$ 47.000 + research fund
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