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Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Funding Opportunities

NEW: Baker-Nord Center Affiliates Program

Faculty Affiliates Program:

Award: $1,000 Research Fund
Application Deadline:  15 May 2015
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:  15 May 2015
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.

Undergraduate Affiliates Program:

Award of $200 Stipend
Nomination Deadline:  Start of the Fall Semester 2015
Nominations are invited from departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center for the Undergraduate Affiliates Program in the humanities. Undergraduate Affiliates will deliver will be expected to attend presentations by Graduate and Faculty Affiliates and will act as ambassadors for Baker-Nord Center events to their peers. They will be asked to write a paragraph about their experience for inclusion on the website.

NEW: Baker-Nord Center Faculty Fellowships

BNC Faculty Fellowship:

Award: Release from teaching service for the Spring 2016 semester
Application Deadline: 1 September 2015
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 spring semester of 2016. The Fellowship provides a reduction in 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 impact of such an award at this point in the applicant’s career.

Successful candidates are responsible for reporting to their colleagues through the BNC on the accomplishments achieved during the term of their fellowships. Each 2016 BNC Fellow will submit a written report, not to exceed 500 words, to the BNC by September 1, 2016, describing the work completed and plans for publication or other distribution. In addition, each 2016 BNC Fellow will deliver a presentation of the project at the BNC during the academic year 2016-2017.

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Event Co-Sponsorships:
    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.