Fellowship applications are accepted from both tenured and untenured faculty as well as from recent Ph.D.’s without a tenure-track position and professors emeriti. Where appropriate, applications are accepted from independent artists, documentary film-makers, and writers.
Depending on rank, experience, and length of stay at the Institute, Fellows receive compensation ranging between $45,000–$66,000. Additionally, University of Michigan health benefits are available for fellows who carry a 50% or greater appointment for four consecutive months.
Applications are reviewed by the Institute’s Steering Committee and at least two external evaluators drawn from the Institute’s Academic Advisory Board.
The 2019-20 Theme is Yiddish Matters.
Applications will be available for submission beginning Aug. 15, 2018.
Applications are due by Oct. 8, 2018.
Application Link Coming Aug. 15, 2018
If you are interested in beginning to prepare your application, you may download this sample application. This is for your information only, please do not submit the sample application.
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts Faculty Eligibility:
All LSA faculty eligible to apply must be tenure–track, full–time faculty members engaged in major scholarly and/or creative projects in the humanities and/or interpretive sciences. They must have completed two consecutive terms of full–time teaching since their last leave of any kind. As this is a scholarly activity leave, terms on this award do not count toward sabbatical. Further, LSA faculty may apply to only one of the following in a given year: (1) Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, (2) Institute for the Humanities, or (3) Michigan Humanities awards.
University of Michigan Emeritus faculty members are not eligible for the fellowship.
* Note: Past Frankel Institute Fellows, not from the University of Michigan, must have a 4 year break before they are eligible to apply.