Humanities Research Fellowship (HRF)

The Humanities Research Fellowship (HRF), funded by the McEnerney Endowment in the Division of Arts & Humanities, supports faculty at critical junctures in their career by enabling awardees to take a one to two semester sabbatical with full pay before they have accrued sufficient sabbatical credits to do so otherwise. Preference will be given to those planning to complete or make significant progress on a major scholarly project central to promotion. 

Please  review both the HRF Call and Eligibility Criteria and the Application Review Questions before submitting an online application. 

HRF Call and Eligibility Criteria

Application Review Questions

Your application submission should consist of a single PDF document containing the following items in order:

  1. A brief title for your proposed project followed by a narrative project description of no more than five (5) pages (length limit is strictly enforced). Be sure you place your project in the context of related work in the field and indicate the present state of your progress towards completion of the project.
  2. A short CV listing scholarly publications and activities within the last five years.

Applications are due by 5pm October 16, 2023 - awards will be announced by the end of the Fall 2023 semester.

After the application submission period comes to a close, the Dean's Office will share complete eligible applications with Department Chairs. If you are a Chair applying to the HRF program, the Dean will appoint an external reviewer.

If you have any questions or technical issues, please contact Aimee Chang at