2017-18 Program Application Dates

FALL APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Program & date the program occurs                                                                  When to Apply

Obermann Center Fellows-in-Residence, Spring 2018                                                           Sept. 12, 2017

The Obermann Fellows-in-Residence program is rooted in our
mission: to support the work of individual scholars, while also
providing Fellows with the opportunity to enrich an individual,
discipline-specific project through interdisciplinary exchanges
with a lively intellectual community. This program is available to
anyone with funding such as a Career Development Award, a
Guggenheim Fellowship, or a postdoctoral award.
Fellows receive an office, a stipend ($1,000), and staff support.

 

Graduate Institute on Engagement & the Academy                                                                 Oct. 10, 2017

January 8–12, 2018

The Obermann Graduate Institute is a one-week interdisciplinary
Intensive seminar in which UI graduate students from across campus
and at any point in their graduate studies explore how public engage-
ment can enhance teaching, research, and creative work. This
program is co-sponsored by the UI Graduate College.
Participants receive a $500 stipend.

 

Humanities Symposium Director, 2020–2021                                                                            Oct. 10, 2017

One of the premier humanities events each year at the UI, the
Obermann Humanities Symposium is intended to advance
national or even international exploration of an important topic in
the humanities and to highlight the work of UI faculty.
This is a $35,000 award (pending budget); many recipients have applied for and
received additional funding from other UI offices. The Director(s)
 also receive significant staff support.

 

Interdisciplinary Research Grants, Summer 2018                                                                    Nov. 14, 2017

Working in pairs or trios, recipients of the Obermann Inter-
disciplinary Research Grants (IDRG) are focused on a collaborative
scholarly or creative project. IDRG groups work together for two or
four weeks at the Obermann Center during the summer.

Each collaborator receives $6,000 in research funding for a four-week
residency and $3,000 for a two-week residency, in addition to office space.

 

SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Program & date the program occurs                                                                  When to Apply

Obermann Working Groups, 2018–2019                                                                                  April 10, 2018

These groups of six or more faculty and upper-level graduate
Students meet once a month at the Obermann Center to explore
a shared intellectual interest. The groups, which are usually inter-
disciplinary, have met to discuss each other’s work, review each
other’s writing, or work toward a common goal such as a grant application.
Groups can apply for up to $1,000 to support their activities.

 

HASTAC Scholars, 2018–2019                                                                                                    April 10, 2018

Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory
Scholars are part of a community of graduate students from more
than 75 universities and come from dozens of disciplines. HASTAC
students work at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities
and sciences.
UI HASTAC Scholars receive $1,000.

 

Obermann Center Fellows-in-Residence, Fall 2018                                                                  May 8, 2018

The Obermann Fellows-in-Residence program is rooted in our
mission: to support the work of individual scholars, while also
providing Fellows with the opportunity to enrich an individual,
discipline-specific project through interdisciplinary exchanges
with a lively intellectual community. This program is available to
anyone with funding such as a Career Development Award, a
Guggenheim Fellowship, or a postdoctoral award.
Recipients receive an office, a stipend ($1,000), and staff support.