Apply for Scholarly Retreats

Tulane Scholarly Retreats for Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. Applications due by May 20, 2019.

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- to two-week residencies during Academic Year F2019-S2020. 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 cross-discipline team applications are encouraged. 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 or two weeks between September 2019 and May 2020. 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 per week.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION May 20, 2019 with notification by June 14, 2019

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 collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts. Up to two awardees can be in overnight residence at any given time, though there is ample space for teams of up to 10 for daytime use. Contact the Studio if you have questions about a collaborative proposal.

AWARD AMOUNT Recipients will receive the following award:
Faculty: up to $1400/week
Post-doctoral fellows: up to $900/week
Graduate students (at thesis/dissertation stage stage): up to $650/week

Applicants are required to submit a budget and budget justification to describe the intended use of support with the understanding that: (1) awards may be used for local travel, incidental supplies related to the proposed scholarly retreat activity, or salary support under the following conditions; (2) salary support is akin to summer salary and cannot be used for teaching or academic year salary relief or for supplemental compensation; and (3) A Studio in the Woods provides full room and board including food, utilities and work-space. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals with groceries provided and to cover other personal living expenses.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Applications are due by midnight PST on May 20, 2019

Submit to [email protected] 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