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Faculty Fellows

CWPS Faculty Fellowships 2019-2020

The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) was established to serve the needs of faculty and a student body with an interest in the discipline of Performance Studies, expressly through a global lens. CWPS works to offer a multidisciplinary space for artists, performers, scholars, and the community for intellectual interactions and public performances.

Grant awards in the amount of $5,000 are available to individual faculty members to pursue research projects by traveling to various sites, domestically and internationally. We encourage inventive ideas, especially those that involve thematic support for Performance Studies, including ethnography and performance as research. Recipients of the Faculty Fellowship funding awards should meet the following expectations during the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Present their research as part of the CWPS Faculty Lecture series;

  • Provide a synopsis of research for CWPS website;

  • Attend CWPS networking events when possible, including CWPS Fellowship Luncheon, and guest artist receptions and performances;

  • Become a CWPS “Faculty Affiliate.”

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, and recipients will be notified by Friday, April 5. Awards are to be used during the summer of 2019.

Proposals should include: (1) Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Fellowship Online Application Form; (2) an explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words; (3) a current CV for each principal organizer/participant no longer than 3 pages; and (4) a budget detailing anticipated costs and all sources of support (pending and confirmed).

Successful proposals should demonstrate long-term scholarly impact, enhance the learning outcomes and experiences of U-M students, extend international collaborations, and leverage other sources of support. Funds may be requested for pilot projects or to supplement existing projects, however, priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received CWPS summer research funds. Previous faculty awardees should wait a period of two years before re-applying.

If funds are awarded but cannot be used because of unforeseen circumstances, awards must be returned in full to CWPS immediately. Recipients may re-apply for funding during the next funding cycle.

Please direct inquiries to: Ingrid Racine, CWPS Program Specialist, to