The Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) was established at the University of Calgary in 1976 to foster advance study and research in a broad range of subject areas reflecting its multi-disciplinary and multi-faculty orientation. It supports research in traditional Humanities disciplines such as languages and literature, history, religious studies, philosophy, as well as in philosophical and historical aspects of the social sciences, arts, sciences, and professional studies. The humanities are not conceived as a specific group of academic disciplines, but as forms of study that examine what is human - typically guided by literature, history, social and physical settings, artifact, visual and performing arts.
Applications are especially invited from scholars of established reputation, although less-established scholars are eligible if they hold a doctorate or equivalent qualification at least two years prior to the Fellowship's tenure. Awards are primarily intended for scholars on sabbatical or release-time leaves to provide opportunity for a research visit to the Institute. Preference will be given to candidates whose work could be well supported at the University of Calgary and it is of value to more than one academic area.
Assistance offered beyond Honorary Fellow status is modest, consisting of secretarial support and an office in an active research environment.
The term of the fellowship will normally be one year. The fellowship will commence September 1, 2013. The Fellowship is not renewable.
Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) at the University of Calgary brings together the University Library, Archives and Special Collections, The Nickle Arts Museum, and the UofC Press. LCR develops, preserves, and provides access to large collections of print, digital and three-dimensional objects, and archival materials. This unique organizational structure provides a key strategic advantage to researchers and makes information - regardless of format - readily available. LCR has a number of subject specialists including Subject Librarians, Special Collections Librarians, Archivists, and Curators.
Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct their research at the Institute. They will be expected to share their research in a public lecture and in an in-house seminar, and to involve themselves in the community of scholars working at the Institute. The Institute's support should be acknowledged in all oral and written publications that result from the research supported.
An electronic PDF version of the application must include:
To be submitted to the Institute at email@example.com
Applications are sent to the attention of the Director, The Calgary Institute for the Humanities, the University of Calgary The results of the competition will be made known early in the new year. The deadline for applications is the last Friday of October.
Further information is available from the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 (telephone: 403-220-7238; fax: 403-282-7822; e-mail: CIH@ucalgary.ca; web page: http://www.ucalgary.ca/cih).