Arts & Humanities Fellows Program - Application

The annual selection of new fellows recognizes extraordinary scholarship and creativity among Texas A&M faculty members who are engaged in the humanities or the creative arts.

The Arts & Humanities Fellowship Program invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and creative arts pursuing projects that embody exceptional research. Primary goals of the program are to support significant advancement or completion of a major piece of scholarly or creative work and increase external fellowship application success. Projects may be at any stage of development. 

Fellowship Details

  • $15,000 awarded in the first year of the three-year fellowship.
  • Fellows are able to use their funds to support the advancement or achievement of their project without restriction.
  • All forms of scholarly research and creative projects are supported. The Fellowship does not support faculty teaching activities, such as the preparation or revision of textbooks or curriculum development.
  • The Fellow and their project will be made visible to other scholars and general audiences through an online showcase of animated shorts featuring outstanding research and scholarships generated by the program’s fellows.
  • Completed applications must be submitted through infoReady no later than 9 p.m. Central Daylight Time, April 21, 2023. Notification of awards will be sent via email during June 2023.



  1. be a Texas A&M PI eligible faculty engaged in scholarship in the humanities or creative work in the arts. Proposals in the social fields are eligible if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, political philosophy, history of psychology).
  2. have had a lapse of at least one year between the new application and the completion of their last A&H Fellowship.


Applications Requirements

Applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Proposal (no more than five pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Up to two additional pages of images, musical scores, or other similar supporting non-text materials [optional]
  • Bibliography (no more than one single-spaced page)
  • Resume (no more than two single-spaced pages)
  • NOTE: A budget is not required

Arts & Humanities Fellowship Application

Evaluation Criteria

Peer reviewers in this program are asked to evaluate all eligible proposals on the following five criteria:

  1. The potential of the project to advance the field of study in which it is proposed and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge.
  2. The quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature.
  3. The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the work within the proposed time frame.
  4. The scholarly record and career trajectory of the applicant, taking into account relative advantages and constraints on resources for the proposed project and over the course of the applicant’s career.
  5. Public accessibility to, and community benefit from, the scholarly or artistic works of the proposed project.

Questions concerning the Arts & Humanities Fellows Program should be directed to: