Short Term Residencies

Applications due April 1st, 2019

The Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) is pleased to announce two, new short-term residencies. The annual ACMRS Short-Term Residency will enable scholars who have earned a Ph.D. in a pre-modern field to pursue their research for a period of four to six weeks. The residency is designed to allow scholars to focus on finishing projects for publication. The Director of ACMRS and senior members of ACMRS’ in-house press can provide publishing advice and mentoring. Each resident will present their work in a public lecture, showcasing their scholarship. Opportunities for graduate student mentorship are also available.

ACMRS was established in 1981 by the Arizona Board of Regents as a state-wide, tri-university research unit that bridges the intellectual communities at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. Located centrally on the campus of Arizona State University, ACMRS is charged with coordinating and stimulating interdisciplinary research about medieval and early modern literature and culture.

Our mission is to enable and promote the most expansive, creative, and daring scholarship in medieval and renaissance studies. We do this not only by fostering a vibrant intellectual community for the faculty at our three universities, but also by publishing forward-looking, vanguard research through our in-house press. ACMRS promotes work that is historically grounded and theoretically expansive, with the aim of advancing dialogues that reach into the present moment and point us to different, more inclusive futures. Moreover, we develop projects that explore complex topics in an accessible manner so as to reach as wide an audience as possible. In keeping with the ASU charter, we believe that our success in realizing the vision for pre-modern scholarship should be judged not by whom we exclude, but whom we include, and how they succeed.

A new model: In line with ACMRS’ mission, the ACMRS Short-Term Residencies are designed to be as inclusive as possible and allow maximum flexibility. As such, the residencies may be held for a period of four to six weeks; a portion of the residency may be conducted remotely; or the residency may be divided into shorter segments over the course of the award year. Each residency carries a stipend of $7500.

Eligibility: Candidates must have earned the doctoral degree in a pre-modern field by the time of application. Scholars of color and members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application: Please submit a project description of no more than 1,000 words, outlining the research that will be undertaken during the period of residency; a curriculum vitae; and 2 letters of recommendation by April 1st, 2019 to Ayanna Thompson, Director of ACMRS, at ayanna.thompson [at] asu [dot] edu. Please indicate your preferred residency period and how you wish to structure the tenure of the award in your cover letter. This year’s residencies should be held between July 2019 and June 2020.

Please contact Susan J. Dudash at susan.dudash [at] asu [dot] edu with any questions about applying.