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Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Funding Opportunities

NEW: “Immigration” Seminar, Fall 2016

Immigration Seminar
Research Award: $3,500
Application Deadline: 1, July 2016
Applications are invited for participation in the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (BNC) themed seminar, to be held in Fall 2016 on the topic of Immigration.  This seminar will review a wide swath of historical and popular works (including film and fiction) that focus on the manner in which academics, politicians , historians, social scientists, and the public have chosen to examine, define, and depict the migration of people over time and space and also place what some wish to believe as a truly American phenomenon in a broader geographic and chronological context.The seminar includes weekly meetings throughout the fall semester 2016, with weekly meeting time to be determined by seminar participants.

 

Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowships
Application Deadline:  The spring deadline has passed, a fall deadline will be posted soon
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (BNC) invites all eligible tenured and tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor and above to submit applications for a BNC Faculty Fellowship during the academic year of 2016-17. A maximum of three Fellowships may be awarded. The Fellowship provides a release from teaching for one semester, accompanied by a release from service commitments. Supported projects will be in the field of the humanities broadly defined and proposals may be submitted by any qualified member of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. The proposals will be evaluated and ranked by an external advisory committee, which will take into account the following criteria: the intellectual quality of the research project; the applicant’s record of achievement and demonstration of promise; and the appropriateness of such an award at this point in the applicant’s career.

 

NEW: Undergraduate Research Grants

Undergraduate Research Grants
Maximum Award: $250
Application Deadline: 8, April 2016
Grants are available to undergraduate students in any of the departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center (Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater) to help defray expenses associated with a senior thesis or other research project not covered by departmental funding. Examples of eligible funding include, but are not limited to: travel to a collection; purchase of research materials; training in digital scholarship; server space; software; books or other materials.

 

Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Research Grants
Maximum Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year.
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to support faculty research, when it is not otherwise covered by departmental funds or individual research accounts. Examples of supported research activities include, but are not limited to, digital scholarship projects; technical assistance for research projects; materials or equipment acquisition; acquisition of library materials; research assistants.

 

Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants

Maximum Award:  $6,500
Application Deadline: 8 April 2016
The Center offers support for research and critical inquiry in the humanities through collaborative research projects. Examples of supported projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Thematic Seminars organized on the semester model with a targeted question or theme, typically incorporating an interdisciplinary approach and including participants from University Circle or other regional institutions. The Seminar would typically include at least one public event (e.g., a guest speaker, performance, academic symposium, public reading) which would be included in the Baker-Nord Center calendar.
  • Research Working Groups consisting of faculty and students, undergraduate or graduate, from Case Western Reserve University, focusing on a targeted issue.
  • Collaborative Reading and Writing Groups on a particular project or theme. The grant may be used to defray the costs of materials, speakers, or other expenses directly related to the success of the project.

 

Baker-Nord Center Affiliates Program

Faculty Affiliates Program:

Award: $1,000 Research Fund
Application Deadline:  8 April 2016
Applications are invited for the Faculty Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in the humanities. Faculty Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the Center on their work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Faculty and Graduate Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms.

Graduate Affiliates Program:

Award: $500 Stipend
Application Deadline:  8 April 2016
Applications are invited for the Graduate Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in the humanities. Graduate Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the Center on their work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Graduate and Faculty Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms. 

 

Faculty Research Travel Grants

Research Travel Grants:

Maximum Award:  $1,000 for domestic travel; $3,000 for international travel
Application Deadline: 8 April 2016
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to support travel to conduct research. Examples of supported research activities include, but are not limited to, travel to collections such as libraries, museums or other archives with materials not otherwise available; travel to a conference with direct impact on the applicant’s research; travel to a study center or research institute.

 

Graduate Research Grants

Graduate Research Grants:
Maximum Award: $500
Application Deadline: 21 October 2016
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to graduate students to help defray expenses associated with MA thesis and dissertation research but not covered by departmental funding.

 

Event Co-Sponsorship

  • The Baker-Nord Center offers co-sponsorships in support of faculty-initiated campus events that enrich the intellectual life of the University by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in the arts and humanities.Priority is given to projects that address the Baker-Nord Center’s annual theme and cross-disciplinary boundaries and/or partner with other Case Western Reserve University schools, University Circle institutions, and community organizations. In most cases, funding will be limited to $500.
  • Please submit your co-sponsorship application (click HERE) at least 10 weeks in advance of the proposed event date. Also, please email a brief biography (no more than one page) for each featured speaker(s) to bakernord@case.edu once the co-sponsorship request has been submitted.