Humanities Researchers Can Apply to be 2012-13 IATH Fellows

January 25, 2012 — The University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities is seeking applications for 2012-13 residential and associate fellows.

U.Va. faculty members involved in humanities research through any department are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 1.

Non-U.Va. faculty also can apply for visiting fellowships, which have no application deadline.

The institute interprets humanities very broadly: past fellows have been from anthropology, architecture, art history, engineering, humanities, English, history, landscape architecture, music and religious studies.

Resident fellowships are two years and include office space at the institute, located in room 319 of Alderman Library, project design and development assistance, use of equipment and software, training, computer programming, budget resources and assistance in securing additional grants and gifts to support the research project.

Associate fellowships last one academic year, and include consulting services on project design and technical issues, equipment loans and grant assistance.

The institute awards one residential and one or more associate fellowships each year.

A residential fellow's home department must commit to a half-time teaching release for the first year and partial support for a research assistant.

Those interested in applying should contact Daniel Pitti or Worthy Martin to discuss proposals, or call 434-924-4527. Guidelines can be found online here, and the application form is available here. Fellows will be selected by the end of March, and fellowships will begin June 1.

Visiting fellowships are designed for non-U.Va. faculty. Visiting fellows are not required to be in residence in Charlottesville, and the fellowships can take a variety of forms: a month-long residency in Charlottesville, a year-long networked editing project, an international conference to discuss metadata standards, and so forth.

Visiting fellows might spend all or part of the fellowship period in residence at the institute's offices or conducting research at other institutions. The actual fellowship period, work performed and end product will vary from one project to another.

These fellowships are awarded on an ad hoc basis, and success depends in part on the demands placed on available staff resources and adequate financial resources. The institute cannot provide funding to visiting fellows, but will provide advice and guidance to help applicants secure appropriate funding.

There is no fixed application deadline for visiting fellowships. The institute suggests that applicants contact them at least six months before they wish to begin, and allow more lead time if financial support is required.

Interested individuals and groups should send a letter of interest, a one-page project description and a statement of funding needs and resources to Pitti or Martin, or call 434-924-4527.

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