IPRH Campus Fellows

IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, who spend the year engaged in research and writing.

Fellowship applications are typically distributed in early fall of the year prior to the fellowship year, with a submission deadline of early December and an announcement date of early March. Faculty Fellows are provided with one semester of release time and research funds. Graduate Student Fellows are given a stipend and a tuition and partial fee waiver for the academic year of the award. All Fellows are expected to maintain residence on the Illinois campus during the award year, and to participate in IPRH activities, including the yearlong Fellows Seminar.

2019–20 IPRH Fellowships

IPRH is pleased to announce that its 2019–20 Fellowship year will be a themeless one. IPRH occasionally suspends its fellowship theme, as was the case for the 2014–15 academic year.

The projects proposed to IPRH for 2019–20 Fellowships may investigate any subject. The proposals will be evaluated on the scholarly excellence and promise of the project, the applicant’s preparation/readiness to undertake the proposed research, the quality of the narrative proposal, the case made for how the IPRH experience/seminar would be beneficial to the project, and the letters of support.

IPRH welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with an interest in humanities and humanities-inflected research. IPRH is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work, both within the humanistic disciplines, and between the humanities and the arts.

Fellowship RFPs

Faculty Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship

Current Fellows

See current Campus Fellows

Past IPRH Fellowship Themes

  • Race Work (2018–19)
  • Paradigm Shifts (2017–18)
  • Publics (2016–17)
  • Intersections (2015–2016)
  • Themeless (2014–2015)
  • The Body/Bodies (2013–2014)
  • Revolution (2012–2013)
  • Borders (2011–2012)
  • Themeless (2010–2011)
  • Representation (2009–2010)
  • Disciplinarity (2008–2009)
  • Rupture (2007–2008)
  • Beauty (2006–2007)
  • Belief (2005–2006)
  • Difference (2004–2005)
  • Violence (2003–2004)
  • The South (2002–2003)
  • The Means of Reproduction (2001–2002)
  • Cities (2000–2001)
  • Institutions of the Visual (1999–2000)
  • Diaspora, Identity, and Expressive Culture (1998–1999)