University of Iowa Applicants
Are tenured or tenure-track University of Iowa faculty or researchers with a continuing position. Emeriti faculty may also apply.
May apply more than once (preference will be given to applicants who have not been a Fellow-in-Residence in the past five years).
Commit to being in residence full-time during the semester of the award working on the proposed project.
Agree to participate in bi-weekly discussions of Fellows' work-in-progress.
Are available to participate in occasional lunches and other opportunities for intellectual engagement with the community gathered at the Obermann Center.
Are tenured or tenure track faculty members.
Reside in or near Iowa City during the period of the residency (close enough to commute to the Center daily).
Meet all other requirements for UI applicants.
Please submit the following materials in a single PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call Jennifer New at 335.4034.
A cover sheet: Please include your name, department, desired semester, the award releasing you from all teaching responsibilities, and a signature indicating that the DEO(s) has approved a full-time residency if the application is successful.
A curriculum vitae: No more than three pages.
An abstract of the proposed project (in third person), including a title (100 words or less) that will be used on our website if you become a Fellow.
A project description: This 3-5 page, single-spaced description should be clear and comprehensible to reviewers from a variety of disciplines; it should clarify how working at the Obermann Center and participating in the bi-weekly Fellows’ seminar will benefit the project and how the applicant’s participation will benefit the other Fellows. Given that the Fellows-in-Residence program is increasingly competitive and that we have limited space, please state specifically how often you anticipate using an office at the Center. The description should include the following.
Please use these categories as headings to organize the description.
- An overview of the project and methodology.
- The significance of the project.
- A brief plan that indicates work that has been completed, the present status of the project, specific goals for the semester in residence, and a timeline for the project (which may extend beyond the semester of the award).
- The anticipated outcome for work completed during the residency and for the larger project, including publication, performance, or exhibition plans; conference presentations; grant applications; impact on teaching; or plans to share discoveries with groups or communities outside academe. (Again, please discuss projected outcomes for a general audience of non-specialists. That may mean including a few sentences to clarify where your project intersects with existing work in your field.)
- How you hope to benefit from and contribute to the multi-disciplinary intellectual community of the Center generally and participating in the bi-weekly Fellows’ research seminar specifically.
- The amount of time you anticipate working at the Center.