Deadline: October 22, 2021

Applications are for the HuMetricsHSS Initiative Community Fellowship 2022 are now open. HuMetricsHSS Community Fellows are individuals who are engaged in transforming academic culture at their own institutions, whether by rethinking what forms of scholarship “count,” considering how indicators and metrics might be informed by values, or engaging their communities in values-inflected ways.

Comprised of individuals working in academic and nonprofit academic–adjacent sectors, the Humane Metrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative facilitates the creation of locally relevant values-based frameworks that enable scholars in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), academic departments, and institutions to tell more textured and compelling stories about the impact of their research and the variety of ways it enriches public life.

Funding

  • Each HuMetricsHSS Fellow or collaborative team will receive a one-time stipend of $4,500 for use over the course of the fifteen-month fellowship. This award amount is the same regardless of the number of collaborators.

Eligibility

  • Open to contingent, full-time, and tenure-line faculty, administrators, librarians, and staff from any US-based institution of higher education, including community colleges, tribal colleges, HBCUs, liberal arts colleges, and teachers’ colleges, as well as the entire range of research universities.
  • The HuMetricsHSS Commuity Fellowship is open to both individual and collaborative applications, but they ask that only one person serve as corresponding applicant for the purposes of selection.

Evaluation Criteria

Funding decisions will be made by members of the HuMetricsHSS Initiative team alongside a small panel of peer reviewers. Proposals will be evaluated according to several principles (in no particular order):

  • the potential for the Fellow(s) to make real change at their home institution;
  • the plan for fostering a community of practice around this work;
  • the plan for the Fellow(s) to communicate their work and the potential for others to learn from and adapt/continue/build on that work.

Application

Applicants should be prepared to provide information in the Applicant Portal, including:

  • their title, institutional affiliation, and current role;
  • a brief description of their current engagement with values-based practices;
  • a brief description of the institutional change they intend to undertake; and
  • the names and contact information for any collaborators (if applicable).

Click here to apply

For more information, visit HuMetricsHSS Initiative.

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