The Harrison Middleton University in the USA is inviting applications for its Fellowship in Ideas for those who have an interest in the humanities and the great ideas of Western civilization in 2021.
Harrison Middleton University is a great idea, great works, great conversations, distance-learning university that offers graduate education in the humanities with concentrations in imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science. Harrison Middleton University promotes student-faculty scholarship through research, discussion, and the development of collaborative publications.
The HMU Fellowship in Ideas is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.
Worth of Award
The successful applicant to the HMU Fellowship in Ideas will enjoy the following benefits:
- A stipend to cover travel, registration, and related expenses for attendance at a regional Great Books event.
- The opportunity to participate in Socratic discussions with university faculty.
- Online publication in the HMU Blog and HMU: Dialogues.
- At the conclusion of the Fellowship term, a complimentary library of five Great Books Foundation publications.
The successful applicant must:
- Have received a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (in any field).
- Have an interest in the humanities and the great ideas of Western civilization.
- Have outstanding reading, writing, and communication abilities.
- Be able to attend a regional Great Books event.
- Commit to writing two blog entries for the HMU Blog and one book review, based on a Great Books Foundation publication to be determined, for HMU: Dialogues.
How to Apply
Please provide the following:
- A completed application form.
- A biographical statement of no more than 500 words that addresses your background as a student, your interest in the humanities, and your interest in the HMU Fellowship in Ideas.
- An appropriately cited expository essay of no more than 1500 words plus works cited page, applying your interest to a great idea in the humanities related to one of these concentrations: imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science.
- Submit your application and writing samples as attached Microsoft Word-compatible documents to [email protected]
- Shortlisted candidates will be requested to participate in an interview, either by telephone or Skype. The successful applicant will be notified by Harrison Middleton University on or before December 1, 2020.
Deadline: Application closes on October 15, 2020.