The Dresher Center invites proposals for new Faculty Working Groups in the Humanities. Dresher Center Faculty Working Groups are collaborative, interdisciplinary communities of scholars working on humanities projects, research concerns, or matters of public interest. The Dresher Center provides support for the formation of these groups in an effort to promote intellectual exchange and support research activity in the humanities among scholars across campus. Working groups meet regularly and can use their funds to travel to sites or archives, host speakers, explore technologies, create new resources or materials, or other similar activities.
Faculty Working Groups can apply for up to $1,000 in annual support ($500 per semester) for their first-year activities. While faculty may come from any UMBC department, priority will be given to groups with at least one member from a humanities department.
Fundable activities include travel to sites or archives, speaker presentations, use/purchase of technology, creation of resources or materials, and support for regular meetings or workshops, etc.
Deadlines for best consideration are November 1st for groups beginning in the spring semester and May 30th for groups beginning in the fall semester.
Current Dresher Center Faculty Working Groups may request supplemental funding for their second year and for subsequent years. To request continuation funding, download the instructions and request form:
Submit completed applications and continuation requests via email to email@example.com. Include the subject lines (as appropriate), “New Faculty Working Group Application” or “Request to Continue a Faculty Working Group.”