Campus Fellowships

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

Typically the application period begins 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 HRI activities, including the yearlong Fellows Seminar.

2023–24 HRI Fellowships: Themeless

HRI is pleased to announce that its 2023–24 Fellowship year will be a themeless one. HRI occasionally suspends its fellowship theme, as was the case for the 2019–20 academic year.

The projects proposed to HRI for 2023–24 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 interdisciplinary experience offered by the Fellows Seminar would be beneficial to the project, and the letters of support.

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

All Fellows are expected to maintain residence on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus during the award year, and to participate in HRI activities, including the yearlong Fellows Seminar.

See the links below for specific guidelines. The submission portal will open on September 1, 2022.

Fellowship RFPs

Faculty Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship

Current Fellows

See current Campus Fellows

Past HRI Fellowship Themes

See past Campus Fellows and themes under History