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The Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship Fund of The Dallas Foundation is designed to support the research of women medievalists with tenure below the rank of full professor. Award amount: $15,000 and is normally paid directly to the recipient.
Eligibility: Applicants must be women who hold a Ph.D. in any area of medieval studies and who are full-time tenured associate professors in an academic department in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates who are “caught in the middle” in the promotion ladder, as described in the MLA report “Standing Still: The Associate Professor Survey.” Budgets for Fellowship applications may include not only research costs, but also the costs of freeing up applicants’ time, for example, relief from summer teaching, daycare and/or eldercare expenses, and the like. In all seriousness, candidates from previous years are urged to reapply.
Mentoring: A special feature of the Fellowship is that it will connect the recipient with a mentor in her scholarly field.
Timetable: The application period is from October 15th through January 31st. Completed applications must be received no later than January 31st. The award will be announced by February 28th.