Fellowship Writing Series: Kickoff

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

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Registration: 10:00-10:30 a.m.

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 Series to see if this series is appropriate for you. From July through early September, participants will draft proposals and participate in one peer editing workshop (August-September, TBD) to hone the narrative portion of Fellowship applications (with a focus on the ACLS [American Council of Learned Societies] due ~Sept. 30; Fulbright due Sept. 15, and others, e.g., Stanford due: Oct. 1 and NHC [National Humanities Center] due: Oct. 7.)  

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

  • Attend the July 15 session(s) for the specific Fellowship(s) that interest you: Categories and Requirements is a 1-hour webinar/opportunity dedicated to going over each opportunity’s instructions:
  • Meet 1-on-1 with Donna or send her your draft at least one week prior to submitting, for the peer review process
  • Prepare a draft narrative for review by committed colleagues one week in advance of your peer review workshop (Registration capped at 20 T/TT Faculty who have attended the Kickoff AND/OR the Categories and Requirements workshops. Sessions TBD by your/your colleagues’ availability via Qualtrics: e.g., 8/5, 8/6, 8/9, 8/26, 8/30, 9/2, 9/3)
  • Peer review 3-5 of your colleagues’ proposals
  • 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 series, 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 who are interested in applying for a Fellowship this Fall.

When: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Where: This webinar 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 each 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 a great 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 (potential options in Qualtrics: 8/5, 8/6, 8/9, 8/26, 8/30, 9/2, 9/3)

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 3-6. This workshop will provide space to discuss any feedback/suggestions from colleagues. 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.