Apply for Scholarly Retreats

Tulane Scholarly Retreats for Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. Applications due by April 13, 2020.

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 F2020-S2021. 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 2020 and May 2021. 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 April 13, 2020 with notification by June 12, 2020

ELIGIBILITY Open to Tulane University faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students (at the thesis or dissertation stage) with awards expected in each category. Adjunct faculty are eligible but preference will be given to full time faculty. Open to any discipline or area of research though preference will be given to environmental, collaborative, and/or cross-disciplinary scholarship. 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 a stipend as follows:
Faculty: up to $1400/week
Post-doctoral fellows: up to $900/week
Graduate students (at thesis/dissertation stage stage): up to $650/week

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 13, 2020

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
  • State your requested stipend amount (see award levels above)

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