Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bonnie Wheeler 2013 Summer Research Fellowship

by J J Cohen

If you are eligible, apply! If you are not, donate!

The Bonnie Wheeler 2013 Summer Research Fellowship is open to women medievalists below the rank of full professor, and for 2013 offers up to $10,000 in financial support. Candidates from previous years are welcome and encouraged to reapply. In the two years since our foundation, our recipients have been Lorraine Stock (English, U Houston) and Lois Huneycutt (History, U Missouri). Applicants should register at and see the Application Instructions <> for details.

The Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship Fund of The Dallas Foundation is designed to support the research of tenured women medievalists below the rank of full professor. This year’s financial award is to be used during the period of June 1–December 31, 2013. In the future, if more funds are available, Wheeler Fellowships will be awarded for full-year and half-year projects, but the Fellowship Committee recognizes the need in the current economic climate for the immediate support of women scholars.

*Eligibility* Applicants must be women who hold a Ph.D. in any area of medieval studies and who are full-time faculty in an academic department. Preference will be given to candidates who are “caught in the middle” in the promotion ladder, as described in the MLA report “Standing Still: The Associate Professor Survey.” <>

Budgets for Fellowship applications are simple: include not only your research costs, but also the costs of freeing up your time—for example, relief from summer teaching, daycare and/or eldercare expenses, and the like.

*Mentoring*: A special feature of the Fellowship is that it will always connect the recipient with a mentor in her scholarly field.

*Timetable*: Completed applications must be received no later than January 31, 2013. The award will be announced February 28, 2013.

*Application Procedure*: Please register at and see the Application Instructions <> for details.
On this site you will also find more information about the Fellowship, its rationale and goals, and contact information.

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