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External Opportunities for Faculty

Grant Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Scholar Program

The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for a wide audience. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program.

  • Receipt Deadline February 1, 2017 for Projects Beginning September 2017

Fellowship Opportunities

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers

Applications are accepted for fellowships and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must submit their applications by one of the three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15, June 15, or October 1. It's advised that applicants should apply at least six months in advance of their preferred start date. Visit the website for more details.

Calls for Papers

Submissions accepted for possible publication in The Community College Enterprise: A Journal of Research and Practice. The journal accepts work primarily from community college educators and administrators and is published in the Fall and Spring. It accepts papers on topics such as: alternative learning strategies, learning, student success, retention, developmental education, leadership, teaching and learning strategies and interactive learning. Visit the journal's website for more details.

Manuscripts welcome for possible publication in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The journal accepts papers on college and university teaching in the following categories: research, integration, innovation and inspiration. Papers may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines and may address a general or specific audience. For more details, visit the journal's website.

The Journal of College Reading and Learning welcomes submissions for possible publication. The journal publishes investigations on the reading, writing, thinking and studying of college learners. Visit the journal's website for more details.

Article submissions invited for possible publication in American Music, a quarterly journal devoted to all aspects of American music and music in America. The journal also accepts books, recordings and multimedia items for review. Visit the journal's website for more details.