Central List of Opportunities

Opportunity Deadline Summary Who Can Apply
Research Clusters HRI Research Clusters enable faculty and graduate students in the humanities and arts from the University of Illinois to develop questions or subjects of inquiry that require or would be enhanced by collaborative work. Faculty
Humanities Research Lab Provides support for tenure-line faculty in the humanities or related fields who wish to take an existing undergraduate course and re-fashion it as a local community-based research experience. Faculty
HRI Research Prizes The HRI Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship. Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
HRI Summer Faculty Fellowships HRI’s Summer Faculty Fellowships are designed to help faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign maximize the summer in service of their ongoing professional development. Faculty
Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities The Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow engages in a research-based project using an interdisciplinary approach to engage audiences beyond the walls of the university. They also maintain a one-year residency with the Odyssey Project. Graduate Students
Graduate Fellowship Awards: Application Guidelines Applications are invited from current U of I graduate students for selection as HRI Graduate Student Fellows. Graduate Students
Faculty Fellowship Awards: Application Guidelines Applications are invited from full-time, tenured or tenure-track U of I faculty members for selection as HRI Faculty Fellows. Faculty
HRI-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities as Social Practice A one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities as Social Practice, which draws on interdisciplinary arenas of inquiry that have direct impact on contemporary issues.
Interseminars Graduate Fellowships Interseminars is designed to prepare graduate students to be adept at both navigating and actively shaping the kind of higher education landscapes and cultures they want to see in the 21st century. Graduate Students
Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge HWW’s third Grand Research Challenge will require applicants to build a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution into their project design that is clearly communicated in their proposal narratives, regardless of the research topic or theme they focus on. Faculty, Graduate Students
Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop A national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Graduate Students
HRI Director’s Fellows A professional development opportunity for tenured faculty in the humanities to cultivate new ways of thinking and doing humanities-based work on campus and beyond. Faculty
Odyssey Project Internship Undergraduate internship with the Odyssey Project, a program through the Humanities Research Institute that offers free college courses to qualifying members of the Champaign-Urbana community.
Humanities Gateway Internship This paid undergraduate internship is a partnership between the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and Illinois Public Media. Undergraduate Students
Communications and Outreach Internships The David F. Prindable Internship and the HRI Communications and Outreach Internship are paid internships in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Humanities Research Institute. Undergraduate Students
Interseminars Faculty Proposals The Interseminars initiative provides funding and administrative infrastructure for collaborative teaching, sustained interdisciplinary inquiry, and public- and community-facing research in the humanities and arts. Faculty
NEH Summer Stipends NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 to support full-time research and writing on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Faculty, Post-Doctoral
Reading Groups Faculty and graduate student reading groups meet regularly throughout the year and may organize public events on topics of interest to a broad range of disciplines. Faculty, Graduate Students
Seed Grant Seed Grant Funding of up to $2,000 awarded per collaborative team to support proposal development leading up to the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Grand Research Challenge application deadline in November 2022.
Humanities Without Walls Summer Bridge Experience A Humanities Without Walls pilot program in which UIUC PhD students use their strengths to make an impact while learning new skills and exploring new career paths.
HRI Supplemental Event Fund The Supplemental Event Fund (SEF) is designed to support events centered in the humanities and arts that have significant funding elsewhere on campus and are seeking supplemental co-sponsorship. Funds awarded on a rolling basis.
HRI–Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Legal Humanities Two Pre-Doctoral Fellows in Legal Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Graduate Students