Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus semester-long leaves for faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences to pursue research and creative work that leads to publication, exhibition, composition, and performance.

The Fellowship supports a weekly seminar at which eight to ten colleagues gather over a meal to discuss projects as well as broader topics of relevance to university faculty. The Director of the Faculty Fellows Program—a faculty member and former Fellow—facilitates the weekly meetings


IAH Faculty Fellowships support work in which the arts or humanities play a central role. We welcome proposals from faculty in the natural and social sciences if the proposed project focuses on the arts or humanities.

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in tenure-track positions of all ranks in or beyond their second year at UNC are eligible to apply. Fixed term faculty in or after their fourth year are also eligible if they will be returning to their department the following semester. The Institute seeks a blend of ranks and disciplines for each class of Fellows.

Past Fellows may apply for an IAH fellowship five or more years after their previous award.

Joint proposals from two faculty members are accepted.


Application Process

The application process begins in the fall of each year for the next academic year. Applicants may apply for either the fall or spring semester of the following academic year.

The Faculty Fellowship application process is online. All supplemental forms are uploaded as part of the online application.

The application includes:

  1. An online application
  2. A current curriculum vitae (Abbreviated to five pages, please click here for application guidelines), to be uploaded in the application (.docx or .pdf).
  3. A four-page project statement  (Please click here for application guidelines) to be uploaded in the application (.docx or .pdf).

The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 IAH Faculty Fellowship was Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:59PM.

IAH Fellows are selected by the Institute’s Faculty Advisory Board, comprising of previous IAH Fellows. We seek a blend of ranks and discipline in each group of Fellows.

Project Proposal Workshop

UNC faculty preparing proposals in the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences are invited to attend the IAH Faculty Fellowship Proposal Workshop led by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Faculty mentors will lead small-group workshops to provide feedback and guidance to colleagues as they prepare applications for IAH Fellowship applications. The workshop will be held on Monday, August 29th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Register for the Proposal Workshop
IAH Faculty Fellows Application

For more information, contact:

Philip Hollingsworth
Coordinator for Faculty Programs
(919) 843-5464