Michigan Humanities Award

Duration of award: One academic term (fall or winter)
Award to grantee:
full salary and benefits, release from all teaching
Award to unit: Replacement instructors should be appointed as part of the unit's supplemental instruction budget model.  Department should contact their financial analyst with questions.


LSA tenured, full-time faculty engaged in major scholarly and creative projects in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Applicants must be in at least their one full year of teaching after a leave. Award recipients must have completed two terms of full-time teaching since their last leave of any kind. Faculty who apply for a fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities or the Frankel Institute are not eligible to apply for a Michigan Humanities Award and vice versa. Faculty who receive a Michigan Humanities Award may not reapply for another Michigan Humanities Award for five years after the award is used. Because of the central role they play in the evaluation process, current departmental chairs and directors are excluded from applying.  Awardees are given one term of full salary, benefits, and released from all teaching. No additional contribution is required from the unit.

Selection Panel

Selection panel named by the Dean of LSA

Selection Criteria

Merit of proposed project and record of scholarly and pedagogical achievement

Terms of Award

Fellowships may be combined with sabbatical, duty off-campus, external grants, and fellowships. Fellowships may be deferred for future use for up to two years. Because this is a scholarly activity leave, terms on this award do not add sabbatical credit.

Application Materials

1000 word proposal (maximum); current CV; letter of support from Chair(s) and/or Director(s)

Application Deadline

Friday, October 23, 2015 for awards for the following academic year

How to apply: Use the eGIF (electronic Gateway to Internal Funding) link (preferred):
(Confidential Chair/Director letter can be sent directly to Anne Curzan (humanitiesad@umich.edu) rather submitted thru eGif)

Date of notification:

End of December

Further Questions

Contact Peggy Westrick - LSA Research Process Senior Manager - (pegwest) - 734.647.2151

Last updated September 28, 2015

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