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UMBC is a major partner in a new NEH grant to transform narratives on race in Baltimore

Jessica Berman, director of the Dresher Center, comments, “This project will showcase the many ways that humanities scholarship and teaching at UMBC connect to civic life in Baltimore.” The year-long initiative will include engaging public programs and the creation of new educational materials and media that explore the way citizens of Baltimore are thinking about the narratives that influence the life and identity of the city. Read more here.

The Dresher Center Invites Proposals for Research Fellowships 

UMBC faculty are invited to apply for Dresher Center Research Fellowships. Full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty pursuing humanities research in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are welcome to submit proposals. Please visit the fellowship program pages under Research Support (or click below) for information and applications.

Dresher Center Summer Faculty Research Fellowships
Applications Due: February 15, 2016
Dresher Center Summer Research Fellows will receive support for research and assistance in developing extramural funding applications, book proposals, and grant project applications. Funding may also be used for the completion of book manuscripts, major articles, or projects of a similar stature.

Dresher Center Residential Faculty Research Fellowships
Applications Due: May 1, 2016
Two Faculty Research Fellows will reside in the Dresher Center in spring 2017. Funding is intended to support and promote significant humanities research at UMBC. Fellows will also participate actively in other Dresher Center programs.


Dresher Center Graduate Student Research Fellowships
Applications Due: March 15, 2016
The Dresher Center offers two residential Graduate Student Fellowships that are open to all UMBC doctoral and master’s level students working on humanities-related research projects culminating in a dissertation or master’s thesis. Fellowships will be awarded for the fall 2016 semester.