Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Center for Social Science Scholarship
The purpose of this fellowship is to support significant social science research by tenure-track or tenured faculty in the UMBC College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, resulting in a submittable product by December 2021.
Applications are welcome from any tenured or tenure-track faculty pursuing social science research in any CAHSS department. Fellows will receive a $6,000 award during the summer of 2021. Up to three fellowships will be awarded.
By December 2021, each Fellow agrees to complete a submittable product, which can include an external grant or fellowship proposal, journal article, policy paper, book manuscript, or book chapter; upon completion, Fellows shall provide a copy of this submitted product to the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship. Fellows who are preparing an external proposal are expected to work with MIPAR for pre- and post-award assistance.
Interested faculty should complete and submit an application consisting of this downloadable 2-page cover sheet and proposal that adheres to the specified guidelines. The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed and ranked by members of the Center for Social Science Scholarship Advisory Board, according to the following criteria:
- Quality of proposed research project;
- Significance of the project in its field;
- Publishing/funding potential of the work;
- Qualification of the faculty member to carry out the work, including the requisite expertise in the topic area and prior research productivity;
- Likelihood that the proposed work can be successfully completed with fellowship support and that it will result in a submittable product within the specified time period;
- Approval and recommendation of faculty member’s department chair.
For more information, interested faculty may contact Christine Mallinson, Director, Center for Social Science Scholarship.
Funds for this fellowship are provided by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), and the UMBC Vice President for Research.