Fellowships & Research Support


On-Campus Fellowships

IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, who spend the year engaged in research and writing. The application period typically begins in 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-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. Learn more about the IPRH Campus Fellowships.

IPRH-Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships: Emerging Areas in the Humanities

In January 2015, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant of $2,050,000 to IPRH to support the development of emerging areas in the humanities. The funds will be used to support fellowships for Illinois faculty and graduate students, and undergraduate interns. The grant also provides support to bring post-doctoral fellows to the university, creating robust research groups in three areas: Bio-Humanities, Environmental Humanities, and Legal Humanities. These complex areas of inquiry require applications of historical, literary, and visual thinking to advance knowledge across cultures and time. These fellowships will permit both artists and humanists to engage in research that more firmly links them to studies of the biological/medical world, in-depth intellectual involvement with ecological and environmental issues, and the intersection of the humanities with the law. Learn more about the Emerging Areas in the Humanities Fellowships and Internships.

IPRH New Horizons Summer Faculty Research Fellowships

IPRH is pleased to offer funding opportunity designed to help faculty at the tenured Associate Professor level maximize the summer for research at a critical juncture in the arc of their professional careers. Learn more about the IPRH New Horizons Summer Faculty Research Fellowships.

Training in Digital Methods for Humanists Fellowships

This is a mid-career faculty development initiative designed to confront head-on the challenge of equipping humanities scholars with the digital tools, computational methods and technological expertise they need to catch up with or keep abreast of changes in scholarly research, teaching, publication and communication. Learn more about the Training in Digital Methods for Humanists Fellowships

IPRH-Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship

This fellowship offers one tenure-track or tenured faculty in a creative writing or fine and applied arts discipline an artist-in-residence experience at Ragdale, one of the largest interdisciplinary artists' communities in the country. Learn more about the IPRH-Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship.

NEH Summer Stipend Awards

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Learn more about the NEH Summer Stipend Awards.

IPRH David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship

This paid internship is available for undergraduate students majoring in humanities disciplines. Learn more about the IPRH David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship.

IPRH Research Clusters

The IPRH Research Clusters initiative enables faculty and graduate students in the humanities and arts from the University of Illinois campus to develop questions or subjects of inquiry that require or would be enhanced by collaborative work. Learn more about IPRH Research Clusters.

IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities

These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. Learn more about the IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities.

Reading Groups

Reading Groups may be formed around any topic or theme; they need not be coordinated with the IPRH theme for this or any other year. Learn more about IPRH Reading Groups.