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Summer Faculty Research Fellowships

Dresher Center Summer Faculty Research Fellows
Application Process

The Dresher Center for the Humanities and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) invites applications for Summer Faculty Research Fellowships (SFRF). Funding is intended to support and promote significant humanities research at UMBC. Dresher Center Summer Research Fellows (individuals or groups) will receive support for summer 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.

Proposals are welcome and will be considered from all full-time, tenure-track UMBC faculty pursuing humanities research in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Proposals will be reviewed by the Dresher Center Advisory Board

The application deadline for 2015 Dresher Center Summer Faculty Research Fellowships is
February 15, 2015.

Click the link below for a fillable PDF application. Download the application and attach it in an email, along with your proposal, to

Dresher Center 2015 SFRF Application

For more information on the Dresher Center SFRF contact:

Dr. Jessica Berman, Director
Dresher Center for the Humanities
Performing Arts and Humanities Building 217
Voice: 410-455-6798

Previous Dresher Center Summer Fellows:

Summer 2014

Lisa Pace Vetter (Political Science),
“Political Theory and the Founding of American Feminism”

Fan Yang, (Media and Communication Studies),
“Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and the Postsocialist State in Globalization”

Summer 2013

Rebecca Adelman (Media and Communication Studies),  “The Shadow Rules of Engagement: Visual Practices, Citizen-Subjectivities, and America’s Global War on Terror”

Kathryn Bell (Visual Arts),  “Mapping Memory: Sherman’s March and America”

Amy Bhatt  (Gender and Women’s Studies), “At Home in Globalization: Gender, Labor and the Migrant Household”

Christine Mallinson (Language, Literacy, and Culture), “Minding the (Opportunity) Gap: Building Partnerships with Schools of Education to Address Systemic Language-Based Challenges in STEM Education”

Marjoleine Kars (History), “Gendering Rebellion: Women and the Berbice Slave Uprising, 1763-1764”

Susan McCully (Theatre/Gender and Women’s Studies), Eva Muson (Theatre), and Michele Osherow (English/Judaic Studies), “Leah’s Dybbuk: Adapting and Revisioning Ansky’s Play through a Feminist Lens”

Summer 2012

Craig Saper (Language, Literacy, and Culture), “Biography of Robert Carlton Brown, 1886-1959″

Edward Larkey (Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication), “Transculture Television in Germany”

Elizabeth Walton (Dance), “Paul Taylor Revealed: The Man Behind the Dance”

Summer 2011

Tamara Bhalla (American Studies), “Between History and identity: Readers, Recognition and Authenticity in South Asian- American Literature and Community”

Christopher Corbett (English), “The Borderland of Fable: Myth in the Nineteenth Century American West”

Preminda Jacob (Visual Arts), “The City Beautiful Movement in Chennai, India: Contemporary Mural Painting Confronts Urban Blight”