The Institute for Research in the Humanities will hold a competition for up to two Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowships for UW-Madison faculty for one-semester research grants in 2013-2014. Projects must focus directly on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity, foster comparative study of these issues, and have clear significance for the humanities. The REI Fellowship projects can be focused on any racial/ethnic/indigenous groups, historical periods, and regions of the world, including but not limited to the United States. In addition to applications in the humanities, applications in the social sciences and sciences will be considered if they demonstrate a potential for comparative, theoretical, and/or interdisciplinary conversation with the humanities. Applications in the creative and performing arts with a substantive research component in the humanities will also be considered.
REI Fellows participate in the interdisciplinary life of the Institute and undertake full-time research for one semester. They receive their regular salary and are released from teaching and service during the semester of the fellowship. Letters and Science faculty on the tenure-track or tenured are encouraged to apply. UW-Madison faculty budgeted outside the College of Letters and Science may apply for REI Fellowships, and if selected, they will need to arrange funding through their own college or school. Full application information and applications forms are available on the Institute’s website.
Applications are due Oct. 15, 2012.