The Center for Humanities & the Arts offers the opportunity for master's- and doctorate-level graduate students working in the humanities and arts whose scholarly profile fits within CHA’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) mission.

The AY 23-24 fellowship will cover tuition:

  • Tuition (up to 18 credits per semester for Master's candidates and up to 5 credits per semester for doctoral candidates)
  • Mandatory student fees, student health insurance, and a stipend equal to that of a 50% Graduate Part-Time Instructor. 
  • Recipients may not hold another appointment such as a teaching or research assistantship during the fellowship period but may hold a 0% appointment such as a grader or reader.

Deadline: January 20, 2023

 

Eligibility

This fellowship is designed to assist master's and doctoral-level candidates complete their degree so students must be entering their final year of study in AY 23-24. Candidates across campus working in humanities or arts whose scholarly profile fits within CHA’s JEDI mission may apply. Any eligible student may submit an application with the exception of students who have received yearlong fellowships and/or funding from CU Boulder or external sources

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will base their decisions on the following criteria:
1. The fit between the student’s scholarly profile and the CHA JEDI mission.
2. The quality of the applicant's research project
3. The quality of the applicant’s CV (presentations, publications, awards, creative work, etc.)
4. Probability of completing the dissertation within the award period (the higher, the better)
5. Other teaching-free fellowships the applicant has already received (the fewer, the better)

Application Procedures

Submit the following materials to chagrants@colorado.edu. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. A copy of CU Boulder transcript (official or unofficial)
4. A synopsis of your thesis, capstone project, or dissertation (750 words maximum)
5. A timeline detailing your degree completion (one page or less)
6. Examples detailing how your scholarly profile fits within CHA’s JEDI mission (one page or less)
7. Information concerning the following: Other research grants (internal or external) to which you have applied and all other forms of financial support you have received—specifically any internal and external fellowships you received or expect to receive to aid you in your completing your writing and research
8. Letter of support including an evaluation statement of the thesis, capstone project, or dissertation and the likelihood it will be completed within the fellowship period. This should be written by a dissertation advisor or another member of the dissertation committee. Letter of support can be included with the application or sent directly to chagrants@colorado.edu (750 words maximum)

Expectations

  • Recipients will be asked to submit a letter notifying the CHA upon completion of their thesis, capstone project, or dissertation. In addition, by May 1, please email chagrants@colorado.edu a 300-600 word summary (double spaced, 12 point font) of how the fellowship year aided in furthering your dissertation or thesis research. We’d like to know the impact of the award on your research and possibly include quotations on our website or other CHA materials. If you do not want this information shared with anyone outside of the CHA, please indicate that this information is for CHA eyes only.
  • Acknowledgment of the Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) is required on all promotional/published materials for projects funded by the CHA. Use this language for credit: “This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Center for Humanities & the Arts”
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