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APPLICATIONS | 2018-2019

Through the research fellowship program, the Tanner Humanities Center seeks to encourage, support, and disseminate important humanistic research. 

The deadline for University of Utah faculty applicants is October 3, 2017 to their department chair, and October 16, 2017 to the Center. Internal applicants will be notified on or before November 30, 2017.

The deadline for visiting faculty fellows is December 1, 2017.

The deadline for graduate fellows is March 1, 2018.

2018-2019 Internal Faculty Research Fellowship Application

2018-2019 Visiting Research Fellowship Application

2018-2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Please check back for updated applications and deadlines for the Mormon studies fellowship.

DEADLINE: FEB 10, 2017

The Tanner Humanities Center and the Environmental Humanities Program of the University of Utah announce a competition for the Annie Clark Tanner Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship seeks an environmental writer to offer classes in Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program.

Environmental Humanities aims to produce an interdisciplinary, intellectual, and creative space where students reflect on what it means to be "human" in a world of entangled human, animal, and other presences; that encourages creative and collaborative exchanges; and enables students to think in a forward fashion both about new forms of environmental leadership and stewardship, and about the intersection of ecology and environmental justice.

The fellowship will consist of a Spring 2018 semester-long residency, with possibilities to extend to include a second semester. The successful applicant will: 

  • Teach two classes: an Environmental Humanities Writing Seminar and a creative non-fiction writing course
  • Mentor students to cultivate their writing and analytical abilities
  • Deliver a work-in-progress talk during the semester in residence

 Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio that includes:

  1. One-page cover letter explaining your interest in the position and qualities as a teacher
  2. CV
  3. One page course description and a syllabus for each class
  4. Two peer recommendations

Please submit the above by February 10, 2017.

The successful candidate will have an office in the Tanner Humanities Center and be part of the Center’s fellow community. 

The position offers an honorarium of $50,000.

Please send your application material to Bob Goldberg, Tanner Humanities Center Director and Professor of History, University of Utah, at Questions can be addressed to Bob Goldberg or Jeff McCarthy, Director of Environmental Humanities, University of Utah,

DEADLINE: MAR 06, 2017

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is proud to offer its annual fellowship in the name of Marlin K. Jensen. Our Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program hosts prominent scholars with expertise in Mormon Studies or renowned artists who explore the relationship between faith and art in their work.

Marlin Keith Jensen was a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as the official Church Historian and Recorder from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, Jensen built bridges between the Mormon Church and the academy and worked to give the Church’s History Department international range, make its holdings more accessible to researchers, and publish primary materials. Jensen was made an emeritus general authority in 2012. 

The fellowship is flexible in terms of time commitment and tasks. Applicants are asked to submit a clear plan for their time as fellow, up to a semester in length, which broadens our campus and community’s understanding of Mormonism, its people, and institutions. Academic as well as independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

Possible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching a class for University of Utah students or life-long learners
  • Organizing a research interest group with faculty and students
  • Offering public lectures, panels, or performances
  • A combination of any of the above 

The fellowship offers an honorarium of up to $50,000. The exact amount of the honorarium will be determined by the Director of the Tanner Humanities Center and will be dependent upon the applicant’s time commitment and plan of activities. The successful candidate will have an office in the Tanner Humanities Center and be part of the Center’s fellow community. There are no additional benefits regarding medical insurance, housing, or transportation attached to the fellowship.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A three-page description of planned activities as fellow

In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to support your application. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 6, 2017. Send electronically to: Bob Goldberg, Tanner Center Director and Professor of History, University of Utah, at


DEADLINE: MAR 02, 2017

Are you a Humanities major and working on your Honors Thesis?  Then apply to be the next Honors Tanner Undergraduate Fellow. You will have the opportunity to work on and workshop your thesis, plus receive a $2,500 fellowship for Spring 2018. Additionally, you will have your own office in the Tanner Center and participate in fellow workshop meetings.

Application Requirements

  1. Cover letter Please state why you are applying, what is your background and what do you expect to get out of this fellowship.
  2. Resume (2-pages max)
  3. One-page overview of your Honors Thesis Please state what you are researching, what you expect the results to be and how what you learned will assist you in being an excellent Honors Tanner Undergraduate Fellow. 
  4. Letter of Reference Please ask someone who can attest to your research abilities to write this letter. Your thesis advisor would be a great choice. Letters needs to be emailed to Michelle Taliaferro, by the deadline. 

Complete application due Thursday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm, to Michelle Taliaferro. Applications can be dropped off at the Honors Center or emailed to

PAST APPLICATIONS (for reference only):

2016-2017 Internal Faculty Fellow Application.doc

2016-2017 Internal Faculty Fellow Application.pdf 

2016-2017 Visiting Faculty Fellowship Application (Word version)

2016-2017 Visiting Faculty Fellowship Application (PDF)

2016-2017 Graduate Student Fellowship Application (Word version)

2016-2017 Graduate Student Fellowship Application (PDF) 

2016-2017 Mormon Studies Fellowship Application (Word)

2016-2017 Mormon Studies Fellowship Application (PDF)

2015-2016 Visiting Faculty Fellowship Application.doc

2015-2016 Visiting Faculty Fellowship Application.pdf

2015-2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Application.doc

2015-2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Application.pdf


Last Updated: 12/27/17