University Of Chicago Faculty Fellowships
Residential Fellowships at the Institute enable seven members of the University faculty to pursue independent humanistic research each year, free of their regular teaching and administrative responsibilities for two quarters. These awards emphasize no single theme but rather the excellence, the originality, and the importance of the individual project. In the Humanities Division and in the Social Sciences Division, all tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible to apply. Calendar announcement with more details >>
Affiliated Faculty Scholars
Uiversity of Chicago faculty who have their own sabbatical funding may apply to affiliate with the Institute to participate in the activities of the Faculty Fellowship Program.
Curricular Planning Groups
While most of the Institute's projects have potential curricular implications, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the Franke Institute has also funded projects specifically geared to curricular planning. These awards aim to enhance the curricular planning activities of UC faculty groups and to connect them with other Institute activities. University faculty interested in this Program are encouraged to discuss their initial ideas with the Director.
Faculty Working Groups
Seed grants are available to small UC faculty groups to pursue collaborative research ideas that are not yet ready for major external funding. Stressing conversations across departmental and even divisional boundaries, these awards foster collaboration, creativity, and risk-taking research among the diverse scholars, genres, and disciplines of the humanities. Some of these projects receive multi-year Institute funding while others are developed in order to attract appropriate external funds. University faculty interested in this Program are encouraged to discuss their initial ideas with the Director.