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 2018-19 Theme is Sephardic Identities, Medieval and Early Modern.
Applications are due by Oct. 9, 2017.
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.