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Faculty from all University of Minnesota campuses are eligible to apply for the IAS Residential Fellowship.

The Institute covers one-half of the fellow’s B-base salary and fringe (up to a maximum of $30,000) for the semester in residence; the fellow’s home college is responsible for the remaining one-half of the salary and fringe. Residential fellowships are not leaves; fellows may still have responsibilities in their home departments. Fellowships are intended to give the faculty member time to work on research and creative work; therefore faculty members may not teach (regular or overload) during their fellowship semester. Faculty members may not accept both an IAS fellowship and a single-semester or sabbatical leave in the same academic year. Faculty who had IAS residential fellowships in 2010-11 or later are not eligible. All other University of Minnesota faculty are eligible, including those from coordinate campuses.

Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at the Institute, where they can benefit from the community of scholars and share their work across disciplines. Each faculty fellow is provided with private workspace and a computer in the IAS’s offices in Northrop. Fellows are required to attend the weekly Residential Fellows lunches, where fellows share their work in progress. Fellows are expected to participate in other activities of the Institute, including attendance at events.

We encourage scholars who are engaged in collaborative work to apply in teams of two or three as faculty fellows. Those applying as part of a team may submit the same project description in their individual applications. Each applicant should also indicate precisely what her or his contribution to the final project will be. Applications from faculty applying in teams will be evaluated on individual merit as well as part of the group.

IAS residential fellowships are designed to allow fellows to participate in and benefit from the IAS’s interdisciplinary community of scholars. Potential applicants should consider whether they are looking to share their work and learn from others. Please note that proposals which address only the need for time off to write are generally not successful.

Click here for detailed instructions and link to online submission system.

Faculty wishing to apply to become Faculty Fellows for 2014-15 will submit the following. PDF documents are preferred. DO NOT leave any spaces in the title of your documents, or your reviewers will have trouble opening them.

1. Proposal abstract, which should not exceed 200 words.

2. Description ( no longer than 1,500 words) of the research or creative project that will be undertaken during the period of residence and a discussion of the ways that residency in the Institute for Advanced Study specifically would advance the project. Either specify the interdisciplinary nature of your project, or discuss how residency at the IAS would be particularly beneficial for your work. We are particularly interested in seeing how you envision the development of your project in the IAS’s interdisciplinary community, and how you see yourself contributing to that community. If your project has a connection to one of the Institute’s research/creative collaboratives, please describe the connection.There is no requirement that faculty fellows be affiliated with a collaborative, but if you see such connections, we want to know about them.

3. Complete curriculum vita.

Proposals are submitted online. Click here for detailed instructions and link to online submission system.

2013 Process: Applications for Faculty Fellows should be submitted for Departmental approval by midnight Friday, October 18, 2013. Departments will have until Wednesday, October 23 to approve applications.
Deans will have until Monday, October 28 to approve applications.

Visit this page for updated information about 2014 process and deadline information.

Ann Waltner may be reached at or 612-626-5149.
We hope to make decisions on fellowship recipients by the beginning of the spring semester.

Page updated December, 2013