Fall Fellowship Writing Program: Launch

Who: T/TT Arts and Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Faculty interested in applying for a Fellowship with deadlines this Fall.

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Register Here! Please register using your CU Boulder IdentiKey Login email.

Are you planning to submit a proposal to one of the many Fellowship opportunities with a deadline this Fall? Would you like to reuse, repurpose and recycle that proposal at a later date or for another opportunity? Join RIO Proposal Writer Donna Axel at this brief 30-minute introduction to RIO’s Fall Fellowship Writing & Peer Editing Program to see if this virtual program is right for you. From July through September, participants will draft proposals and participate in one peer editing workshop (August-September, TBD) to hone the narrative portion of Fellowship applications (including, e.g., AAUW [American Association of University Women] due Nov. 1; ACLS [American Council of Learned Societies] due TBA, typically late Sept.; NHC [National Humanities Center] due Oct. 5; SHC [Stanford Humanities Center] due Oct. 1; Guggenheim due Sept. 16; or others—just let us know!

We ask faculty to commit to the following:

  • Attend the launch and ONE of these “Categories & Requirements” sessions: During this 1-hour virtual session, Donna Axel will go over the Categories & Requirements for specific fellowship opportunities.
  • Meet 1-on-1 with Donna and/or send her your draft one-two weeks prior to submitting your draft for the peer-review workshop. If you have already met with Donna regarding your specific proposal, you may skip this step.
  • Prepare a draft narrative for review by committed colleagues one week in advance of your peer review workshop. Sessions TBD by your/your colleagues’ availability.
  • Peer review 3-5 of your colleagues’ proposals in advance of the Peer Editing Workshop.
  • Participate in at least one peer review workshop (Aug.-Sept., TBD by faculty). If you seek peer review for more than one fellowship opportunity, you may participate in two groups.
  • Optional: As part of participating in this program, and on a first-come-first-served basis, Donna Axel offers to review your draft after you have incorporated any suggestions from the peer-review process.

Who: T/TT Arts and Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Faculty interested in applying for a Fellowship this Fall.

When: Wednesday, July 26th

Where: These events will be hosted via Zoom

Register for whichever session is of interest:

Categories and Requirements is a 1-hour webinar for faculty interested in applying for one or more of the Fellowships due this Fall. RIO Proposal Writer Donna Axel will demystify the solicitation by going over select opportunity’s instructions with a focus on the required categories and review criteria specific to the opportunity. In addition, Donna will highlight key ways to develop a strong proposal, including sharing sample categories used in winning narratives, as well as sample winning narratives. This is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you might have before beginning your draft!

Who: T/TT Arts and Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Faculty who are interested in applying for a Fellowship this Fall.

When: TBD, Faculty determine one convenient day/time per group

Where: These workshops will be hosted via Zoom

Availability: Registration capped at 20 T/TT Faculty who have attended the Kickoff AND/OR the Categories and Requirements workshops. Small groups for peer editing will be 2-5 faculty.

Facilitated by Donna Axel, faculty participate in one small peer editing working group of 3-5. This workshop will provide space to discuss any feedback/suggestions from colleagues, and each session will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. One week in advance of this workshop, faculty will exchange drafts and provide comments using the NEH categories and requirements/review criteria. Then, during this peer review session, faculty will discuss their comments and use the time to ask questions regarding drafts. Day/time TBD by faculty group.