Deadline: October 15, 2020

Applications are open for the Harrison Middleton University Fellowship in Ideas 2021. The HMU Fellowship in Ideas is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.

The Fellowship offers emerging scholars exposure to the history of ideas in Western civilization, networking opportunities amongst an array of academicians, lifelong learners, readers, and thinkers from a broad range of disciplines, and credited authorship in two university publications. Except for conference attendance, all activities of the HMU Fellowship in Ideas may be carried out from any location with adequate telephone and internet access.

Fellows’ Roles

Over the course of nine months, the HMU Fellow in Ideas will:

  • Participate in virtual Socratic discussions with university faculty.
  • Contribute two entries to the Harrison Middleton University Blog.
  • Publish a book review in HMU: Dialogues, Harrison Middleton University’s biannual newsletter.

Benefits

The successful applicant to the HMU Fellowship in Ideas will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A $500 stipend.
  • The opportunity to participate in virtual Socratic discussions with university faculty.
  • Online publication in the HMU Blog and HMU: Dialogues.
  • At the conclusion of the Fellowship term, a complimentary library of five Great Books Foundation publications.

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  • Have received a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree (in any field).
  • Have an interest in the humanities and the great ideas of Western civilization.
  • Have outstanding reading, writing, and communication abilities.
  • Commit to writing two blog entries for the HMU Blog and one book review, based on a Great Books Foundation publication to be determined, for HMU: Dialogues.

Application

Please note that there will no conference attendance for the 2021 Fellows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A biographical statement of no more than 500 words that addresses your background as a student, your interest in the humanities, and your interest in the HMU Fellowship in Ideas.
  • An appropriately cited expository essay of no more than 1500 words plus a works cited page, applying your interest to a great idea in the humanities related to one of these concentrations: imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science.

Submit your application and writing samples as attached Microsoft Word-compatible documents to information@hmu.edu.

For more information, visit Harrison Middleton University.

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