Fellowship Writing Program: Kickoff

Who: T/TT Arts and Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Faculty interested in applying for a Fellowship with deadlines this Fall. (RE: Fulbright: If you are in the social sciences/sciences, please contact Vanessa.Worthy@colorado.edu to see if this is right for you!)

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

If you are interested in joining the program, please watch the brief (11-min) Kickoff here. 

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 Donna Axel at this brief kick-off introduction to RIO’s Fellowship Writing & Peer Editing Program to see if this virtual program is appropriate 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 Sept. 28;  Fulbright due Sept. 15; NHC [National Humanities Center] due Oct. 6; Stanford [SHC] due Oct. 1; or others—just let us know!) 

Because this is a program, in addition to this Kickoff event on July 13, we ask faculty to commit to the following:

  • Attend one of the following “Categories & Requirements” sessions: During this 1-hour virtual session (and 30-min. re: Fulbright session), Donna Axel will go over the Categories & Requirements for specific fellowship opportunities.
    • Friday, July 15th: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, July 15th: 11:00-11:30 a.m. (Fulbright)
    • Thursday, July 21st: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, July 21st: 5:00-5:30 p.m. (Fulbright)
  • 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: Friday, July 15 & Thursday, July 21, 2022

Where: These events will be hosted via Zoom

Register for whichever session(s) is of interest:

Categories and Requirements is a 1-hour webinar for faculty interested in applying for a Fellowship this Fall. 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. 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.

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.