Research Fellowships provide OSU faculty with resources to pursue research and writing projects, opportunities to share and discuss their work among a community of scholars, and occasions to introduce their ideas to a diverse and interested public audience. NOTE: Due to scheduled Autzen House renovations, the fellowship program will be on hiatus for the 2020-2021 academic year. We will resume accepting applications in the fall of 2020 for 2021–22 fellowships, and we look forward to reading your proposal.
Provide funds to a school in support of one quarter, usually two courses, of teaching release for fellows to pursue writing and research full-time. Fellows receive office space in the Autzen House, participate in interdisciplinary luncheons and other activities, and present their research to a public audience as part of our works-in-progress lecture series.
Provide targeted funding to be applied toward specific research needs detailed in the application. Examples of potential uses for flex funding include: archive research travel, a one-course release, production expenses for film or other media projects, etc. Combinations of funding use are acceptable, and applications should be supplemented with an estimated budget and description of costs.
Provide support for research projects that seeks to connect the physical, biological, or technical sciences with perspectives or methodologies common to the humanities. These fellowships, offered in partnership with the Provost’s Office, are contingent upon available resources. Support funds sponsor a one-course teaching release, and awards include the use of office space in the Autzen House for one term.
Depending on available funds, at least four to six residential fellowships, two flex fellowships, and one humanistic science fellowship may be awarded each year by the advisory board in consultation with school directors. All fellows will receive administrative support and optional access to office space in the Autzen House.
Fellows participate in the community of scholars at the Autzen House, present their research in one work-in-progress talk during the fellowship year, and attend presentations by other fellows as well as additional events (opening reception, quarterly luncheons, etc.) as often as possible.
Application forms and evaluation criteria generally follow the National Endowment for the Humanities outline so proposals may be easily adapted for submission to external fellowship opportunities. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the evaluation criteria listed below and to read sample narratives for projects awarded support by the NEH. If you have questions, consult the FAQ's before contacting the Center.
Package all required materials into a single pdf file. Name the file [LAST NAME-APP]. Email this file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center will send a confirmation email once your materials have been received.
< 300 word abstract
Narrative proposal, no more than 6 pages
Supplementary materials requested in form
Applications will be evaluated by the Center Advisory Board, and the total resources available to a fellow will be determined by the Center in consultation with school directors. Reviewers are asked to consider the following criteria adapted from NEH guidelines:
Additional criteria pertain for a flex fellowship:
And for a humanistic science fellowship: