Advancing research and knowledge in the humanities is central to our mission. We aim
to reach beyond department silos, not only in the College of Humanities but also in
other campus areas, and often cultivate projects that transcend traditional disciplinary
and departmental boundaries. We support faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate
student research in the following ways:
Faculty Research Fellowships
Internal and external faculty fellowships provide scholars with the time and support
to conduct research that makes significant contributions to humanistic knowledge.
Internal fellowships are awarded for one semester while external fellowships cover
the academic year.
Fellows at the Tanner Center not only pursue their own projects, but also join a community
of scholars. During the Spring semester, fellows workshop their papers alongside their
peers in open discussion. Individual meetings with the center's director and other
fellows guide research and shape written drafts. Fellows also present their research
to a broader audience during our public Work-in-Progress Talks, also held in the spring. Since 2006, we have hosted more than 100 Work-in-Progress
Talks originating from research conducted by our residential fellows. These workshops
and talks produce results. Many fellows publish work undertaken at the center in articles,
important academic journals, and books with respected national and international publishers
including Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Princeton.