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APPLY TO BE A FRAMEWORKS FELLOW

Link to Apply: FrameWorks Online Application

Before you apply, make sure you've familiarized yourself with the FrameWorks program.

2022-2023 THEME: CONSTELLATION

In 2022-2023 successful FrameWorks Fellowship applicants will be asked to write critical articles that interpret the theme “Constellation.”

You may interpret the term “Constellation” as broadly as you like. Consider it a point of departure, and inspiration, rather than a limitation for ideas you want to write about. Treat it as a guiding metaphor, or a theoretical concept, or a research topic. There are so many possible associations.

Constellations are points of reference in a mess of stars; the promise of home on landmark-less oceans; familiar patterns in an unfathomable celestial sphere; personality types; predictors of significant events; culturally specific; culturally ubiquitous; animals; mythical figures; objects; configurations; assemblages; clusters; space.

Find a cultural artifact that speaks to the theme as you interpret it. Such artifacts may include, but are not limited to star charts, novels, poems, philosophical texts, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, video games, scriptures, horoscopes, performances, films, The Bull of Heaven, songs, art installations, city plans, paintings, sculptures, musical compositions, and so forth and so on.

If you’re willing to look, you’ll see constellations everywhere.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Double check that you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Rising sophomores and juniors are invited to apply.
  • You need not be a student in the Honors College.
  • You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • You do not have to be a humanities major, but a strong humanities background is preferred.

Click here to fill in the online form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This application form requires you to fill out all fields before you can submit. The following fields, in particular, will need offline preparation

  • Has a faculty member agreed to serve as your FrameWorks mentor? Y / N
  • What is the name of the Faculty Member who has agreed / offered to serve as your FrameWorks mentor?

Experience has taught us that FrameWorks Fellows do better in the program when they work with faculty mentors with whom they have an established relationship. While you need not have a faculty mentor lined up to be eligible, preference will be given to applicants who do. While some applicants are encouraged to apply by faculty who volunteer their mentorship, typically prospective fellows take the initiative by approaching faculty with whom they have worked well in the past. CLICK HERE for useful tips.

Other prompts that will require advanced offline preparation:

  • Why do you think you are a good candidate to be a FrameWorks Fellow? (Your answer cannot not exceed 200 words.)
  • Propose a humanities-based research project that you would like to undertake as a FrameWorks Fellow. What would you write about, and why?  Please note, your answer must engage the 2022-2023 FrameWorks theme: “Constellation” (Your answer cannot exceed 300 words). [you are not committing to the project proposed in this field. Rather, we will use your answer to ascertain the quality of your writing and your grasp of humanities research. If you already have a faculty mentor, consider developing your answer to this prompt in consultation with them.]   

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Rising sophomores and juniors are invited to apply.
  • You need not be a student in the Honors College.
  • You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • You do not have to be a humanities major, but a strong humanities background is preferred.

Contact

If you have any questions, email Max Rayneard