The Center currently hosts the OSU Fellowship Program.
We have had to suspend our Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities program and the Horning Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History and Philosophy of Science for the academic year 2013-2014. We hope to be able to resume the programs in the near future. Please check back with us next fall.
OSU FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Each year the Center brings together a group of seven to eight OSU Research Fellows to pursue research and writing in an interdisciplinary environment. The Fellowships are open to OSU scholars pursuing projects in traditional humanities disciplines as well as the social and natural sciences that are historical or philosophical in approach, and that attempt to cast light on questions of interpretation or criticism generally found in the humanities.
OSU Fellows receive a stipend that provides release time for one or two terms, and Fellows may have offices at Autzen House for the entire academic year. The Fellowship is intended to encourage interaction among faculty from different disciplines. For their part, Fellows are asked to contribute to intellectual life at OSU by participating in Center programs, notably the lecture series.
Deadline for OSU Fellowship applications is January 16, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR OSU FELLOWSHIPS
Goals: This fellowship program is primarily concerned with offering research opportunities both for members of humanities departments as traditionally defined and for other scholars seriously interested in humanistic issues. The primary emphasis is on individual research and writing. Besides the opportunity to read and write, these resident Fellowship awards promote an exchange of ideas among fellows during their tenure in the Center, and encourage interaction between the fellows and the general community of students and faculty at Oregon State University. The fundamental concern of all Center programs is the vitality and quality of humanities research and teaching at Oregon State University. Primary criteria for evaluating Research Fellowship applications include the following:
Does the applicant clearly define the subject of study, the problem at issue within this subject, and present an appropriate method of carrying out this study within the proposed award period?
Is the expected outcome of this proposal made clear, i.e., the publication and/or other presentations of the results of study?
What is the probability that this award will prove successful in enabling the applicant to achieve those results?
Does this proposal lie within the bounds of the humanities as defined above?
Does the proposal present a convincing case for the significance of this study?
Further information and application forms also are available by writing to Fellowship Program, The Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR, 97333-4506, or by calling 541-737-2450. Although the forms are available electronically, the finished application will include ten copies of the completed materials. Sorry, applications cannot be accepted by FAX.