The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is pleased to announce the continuation of its Lindsay Young Visiting Faculty Fellowships in 2017-18. Thanks to the generosity of the Aslan Foundation, the Institute will offer Visiting Fellowships through late spring 2018. These non-service Fellowships are intended to bring scholars from Tennessee and the neighboring region to UTK, where they can make use of research resources in medieval and Renaissance fields to further their research agendas and take part in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellowships are open to scholars with terminal degrees at all regional institutions of higher education as well as credentialed independent scholars, but preference will be given to faculty teaching in the state of Tennessee. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $600/week.
Applicants may request a fellowship term between one and eight weeks. Applications will be evaluated by the Lindsay Young Fellowship Committee, which will also make final determinations on the duration of the award. The costs of travel to and from Knoxville are also covered by the Fellowship. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to arrange their plans to take advantage of the various conferences and workshops offered by the Institute. Fellows will have library privileges for the duration of their Fellowship and are expected to acknowledge the support of the Institute in publications arising from their tenure of the Fellowship.
Apply for the Fellowship
To apply, please send electronically the following as a single document:
- a brief cover letter that provides the title of the proposed project and indicates the desired duration/dates for the fellowship
- a curriculum vitae
- a research plan of no more than 1,000 words. The research plan should indicate the particular holdings in UT’s Hodges Library that the applicant plans to use.
Applications should be sent to the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline for fellowships held between November 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, is September 15, 2017.
Visiting Fellows are responsible for making their own housing accommodations for their stay. The Marco Institute will gladly provide suggestions for housing resources and place fellows in contact with the UT Housing Office upon request.