Short Term Residencies
ACMRS Short Term Residencies
The ACMRS Short Term residencies enable scholars who have earned a PhD in a premodern 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.
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 $7,500.
As an early career scholar, the ACMRS Short Term Residency at ASU has been an incredible resource. I was able to get advice on the publishing process, ask questions about writing my first book/book proposal, and get feedback on drafts of my manuscript chapters. In addition, I was thrilled to connect with my residency cohort-fellow Cameron Hunt McNabb and to explore the intersections of our work on disability in medieval and early modern theater and performance over the course of the year and during our time at ACMRS.
Assistant Professor, Queens College
The ACMRS Short Term Residency supported my intellectual growth and my commitment to social justice at a time of global crisis. I benefitted greatly from the wisdom, guidance, and mentorship of the Center’s director, Professor Ayanna Thompson; the editorial insight of Dr. Geoff Way; as well as the community and camaraderie of my fellow short-term resident, Dr. Letha Chi’en. Most importantly, ACMRS’s remote residency format provided the material conditions, particularly consistent and reliable childcare, to focus on my book project without the need to physically separate from my little children.
Mira Assaf Kafantaris
Assistant Professor, Butler University
Although plans for my Short Term Residency at ACMRS were derailed due to the pandemic, there was always a built-in flexibility in the fellowship that made it possible for me to apply in the first place, as someone with a young family who is unable to take extended solo research trips. Even from afar, the residency gave me a critical boost in the preparation of my book manuscript that culminated in securing an advance contract, and I was able to grow my professional network across disciplines and institutions. I’m so grateful to have been a recipient of this award, and will continue to look for future opportunities to cross paths with members of the ACMRS community.
Gabriel de Avilez Rocha
Assistant Professor, Brown University
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The ACMRS Short Term Residency affirmed the kind of work I was doing in the field and offered sincere, generous support. The flexibility of the fellowship without artificial constraints accommodated the parameters of my life circumstances and enabled me to determine what best suited my project. Real support for real research for real-life scholars: ACMRS is the real deal.
Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University
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Candidates must have earned the doctoral degree in a premodern field by the time of application. Scholars of color, members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy, and early career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2023-24 Short-Term Residencies are due Monday, February 6th, 2023 by 11:59 pm (MST).
Please submit a project description of no more than 1,000 words outlining the research that will be undertaken during the period of residency, including your preferred residency period and how you wish to structure the tenure of the award; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for two references familiar with your research.