Since its founding in 2016, the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute has aimed to serve the Hopkins community as a focal point for humanities and social sciences departments, programs, and centers across the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Our newest initiative, the AGHI Faculty Fellowship, aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, inspire creative collaborations, and forge communal bonds.

The core of the Fellowship is built around biweekly Friday lunches: convivial gatherings centered on work-in-progress presentations and discussions. Complementing the vibrant intellectual activities that go on within departments, these gatherings offer faculty—together with IHS students and AGHI Graduate Research Fellows—the opportunity to convey the essence and relevance of their work to and receive feedback from colleagues outside their own disciplines and beyond the traditional parameters of classrooms, departments, and institutional hierarchies.

Applications are open for the 2024-2025 academic year. All full-time KSAS faculty are eligible and invited to apply.

For the academic year 2024-2025, up to nine Faculty Fellows will be selected from the full range of humanistic departments, disciplines, and ranks, including emeriti. All Faculty Fellows will be expected to attend the Friday lunches, present their work to the group, and find ways to involve students in their projects. They will each receive $5,000 in additional research funds, half of which are unrestricted, and half of which are intended to facilitate meaningful graduate and/or undergraduate student engagement.

To see our Faculty Fellows for 2023–24 and learn more about their research, visit the AGHI directory.

AGHI Faculty Fellowships will be awarded for interdisciplinary work that especially promises to benefit from and contribute to the intellectual community that emerges from these conversations. Please submit a one- to two-page description of your project, in which you highlight how you intend to involve students in your project.

Complete the application via Interfolio. The deadline to complete has been extended to March 26th.

Contact [email protected] for questions.