Fellowship Program

OSU Resident Research Fellowship Program

Each year, the Center for the Humanities awards seven to eight fellowships in support of research professionals at OSU. The fellowship awards are open to scholars pursuing projects in traditional humanities disciplines as well as projects in the social and natural sciences that are historical or philosophical in approach and that address questions generally associated with the humanities.

Resident Research Fellows receive both a stipend providing release time for one or two terms and the use of an office in the Autzen House for the entire academic year. The primary emphasis is on individual research and writing. Fellows contribute to interdisciplinary intellectual life at Oregon State by participating in the Center’s public lecture series and other programs.

Our Resident Research Fellowship Program promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among scholars and encourages interaction between the fellows and the general community of OSU students and faculty. The Center supports a diverse and inclusive vision of the humanities. The fundamental mission of all Center programs is to enhance the vitality and quality of humanities research and teaching at Oregon State University.

The deadline for 2016-2017 OSU Fellowship applications is Thursday, January 14th, 2015 at 5:00 PM. 

OSU Fellowship Application (PDF) (Word)

To submit, please email a signed, scanned pdf of your completed application to centerforthehumanities@oregonstate.edu or send one hardcopy via campus mail to Fellowship Program, OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House. Hardcopies may also be delivered to the Center at 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.



Does the applicant clearly define the subject of study, the problem at issue within this subject, and present an appropriate method of carrying out this study within the proposed award period?

Is the expected outcome of this proposal made clear, i.e., the publication and/or other presentations of the results of study?

What is the probability that this award will prove successful in enabling the applicant to achieve those results?

Does this proposal lie within the bounds of the humanities as defined above?

Does the proposal present a convincing case for the significance of this study?


Further information and application forms also are available by writing to Fellowship Program, The Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR, 97333-4506, or by calling (541) 737-2450.



The Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities program and the Horning Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History and Philosophy of Science have been suspended for the academic year 2016-2017. We plan to resume these programs in the future, so please check back with us next fall.