Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships

Event Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Sponsored by: Modern Language Association (MLA)

Only Faculty are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

The Whiting Foundation has invited the MLA to make nominations for Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships for pre-tenure and recently tenured faculty members. Guidelines for the fellowships, which award $50,000 for fully developed public engagement projects and $10,000 for developing new projects, are available online.

Any MLA member who is not tenured or who has earned tenure since the 2012–13 academic year is eligible to apply for a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which rewards and encourages humanities work that engages a community beyond the university. Information about the most recent cohort of Public Engagement fellows is available here, and you can also access information about the 2017–18 and 2016–17 cohorts. More information on the Whiting Foundation’s $10,000 Seed Grants can be found here.

The MLA may nominate up to four members for consideration for these fellowships.

How to Apply

Please follow the Whiting guidelines for proposals, identify your primary MLA forum affiliation most closely related to the proposal, and submit your proposal to by 15 April. If more than one submission is received from the members of a given forum, we will ask the relevant forum executive committee to rank the proposals for the MLA Whiting Committee. The MLA Whiting Committee will be made up of Executive Council members and MLA members who are especially active in public engagement.

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