Apply for Scholarly Retreats

Tulane Scholarly Retreats for Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. Applications due by April 15, 2021.

The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one-week residencies during Academic Year F2021-S2022. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made independently, though collaborative and/or cross-discipline team applications are also eligible. This opportunity may be considered similar to an artist residency, writing fellowship or grant-in-aid. Past honorees have used the retreat to analyze data, write an article, prepare for a conference or begin a new project.

DATES Residencies may be requested for one week between August 2021 and June 2022. These residencies are not meant to interfere with existing service responsibilities or classes; however, applicants should plan on immersing in the retreat as much as possible with a minimum of four overnight stays.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION April 15, 2021 with notification by June 11, 2021

ELIGIBILITY Open to Tulane University faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students (at the thesis or dissertation stage) with awards expected in each category. Open to any discipline or area of research though preference will be given to environmental and/or cross-disciplinary scholarship. Scholars of color are encouraged to apply.

Collaborative teams of up to two awardees can be in overnight residence and must share the award. Depending on safe social-distancing recommendations for the new academic year, there is ample space for teams of up to 10 for daytime use. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about a collaborative proposal.

AWARD Up to $1,000

A Studio in the Woods provides room, utilities and work-space. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals and to cover other personal living expenses.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Applications are due by midnight PST on April 15, 2021

And upload a proposal no more than two pages in length, that addresses the following:

  • Background statement
  • Rationale and motivation for retreat
  • Scope of work for your time in residence
  • Proposed outcomes

Please direct questions to Cammie Hill-Prewitt at [email protected] or 504-407-4410.