Grants and Fellowships
Full-time Clark faculty in the humanities may apply for mini-grants (up to $500) and major grants (up to $5,000) to support research, teaching, and other programs and collaborations in which they are involved. The Higgins School circulates guidelines and issues a call for applications for the major-grant cycle in the fall and for mini-grant cycles in the fall and spring. One major-grant recipient per year may be designated the Alice and Milton Higgins Faculty Fellow. The Higgins School particularly is committed to supporting untenured or recently tenured faculty.
Mini and major grants are routinely awarded in the following categories:
- Individual faculty research or creative activity, for expenses such as travel, materials, equipment, or other professional expenses.
- Activities linking humanities departments; creating partnerships between humanities departments and other departments across the University; creating partnerships between humanities department/s and local cultural institutions, to include joint seminar programs, research projects, exhibitions, public programs, teaching activities, and regional, national, and international conferences.
- Support for early-career faculty. For untenured or recently tenured faculty, competitive grants for summer work on teaching, research, or creative projects.
- Support of individual faculty members and undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities for course development and other work related to teaching, acquisition of library or other learning materials and equipment, and undergraduate and graduate research or creative activity.
Higgins Faculty Fellowship
The Higgins School supports a group of twelve fellows each fall. Part of the New Commons initiative, the Higgins Faculty Fellowship is intended to build a dialogic community for scholarly and pedagogical concerns and, along with the dialogue symposium and team-taught courses, serves as a resource and springboard for interdisciplinary collaborative pedagogy. To this end, full-time faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences are invited to apply in the spring semester to be fellows in the following fall.
Fellows are expected to attend all or most of the symposium events and meet briefly afterwards for conversation. Fellows also participate in two retreats during the semester. For their time and in support of their commitment, fellows receive a $1000 stipend.