Humanities Labs provide the opportunity for faculty to broaden the impact of their scholarly research. They aim to bring together faculty from the humanities and related disciplines in student-engaged research projects organized around a central theme. Embracing the true sense of laboratory experimentation familiar to the sciences, Humanities Labs will promote skill-building, hands-on experimentation and outcomes communicable to the Miami community and beyond.
The Humanities Labs involve three related parts:
Labs might involve the following:
Each faculty member will be awarded $2500 in professional expenses. Each Humanities Lab will also be awarded $5000 in lab fees to support materials, production, travel and other expenses associated with student participation in the lab project. Teaching Labs are funded initially for one year but should be envisaged as a sustainable program that could potentially result in multi-year investigations about important topics in the humanities.
Interested faculty are strongly encouraged to meet with the Humanities Center’s Associate Director (Pepper Stetler) to discuss ideas for the program. Applications should be no more than two single-spaced pages and should also include faculty applicants’ CVs.
Applicants should submit a proposal that explains:
Successful applications will demonstrate: 1) a persuasive and coherent description of the topic and its relevance to current research in the humanities; 2) the creative and innovative qualities of their project; 3) a well-defined plan for the lab including how the lab funds will be used; and 4) an excellent plan for inventive outcomes that contribute to pioneering new research and teaching methods in the humanities.
Please submit your final application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Please type “TEACHINGLAB” in the subject line of your message. Your message should contain your application document in the form of a PDF attachment named "[your last names] TEACHINGLAB_Application.pdf."