L&S Halls Visiting Scholar Fund

This document contains the memorandum detailing the uses and application process for the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund. Updated May 2024.

Link to original memo: Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholars Fund Call for Applications

Applications are due May 10, 2024.

TO: Chairs and Administrators of Departments/Programs:

African Cultural Studies
Afro-American Studies
Art History
Asian Languages & Cultures
Center for the Humanities
Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Communication Arts
French & Italian
German, Nordic and Slavic+
Institute for Research in the Humanities
Integrated Liberal Studies
Jewish Studies
Language Science Program
Medieval Studies
Religious Studies
Mead Witter School of Music
Spanish & Portuguese
Gender & Women's Studies

FROM: Eric Wilcots, Dean, College of Letters & Science
Grant Nelsestuen, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, College of Letters & Science

RE: Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund

The Halls bequest to the UW Foundation, for the benefit of "classical and modern literary studies" provides for a Visiting Scholars Fund, available to, and meant to be shared among, the eligible departments. The sole purpose of the fund is to enable departments and programs to bring distinguished visiting scholars in classical and modern literary studies to campus for visits ranging from one week to the entire semester during the academic year. During their residencies, they would give at least one public lecture as well as seminars or workshops on predetermined topics, meeting with undergraduate and graduate students. Efforts should be made to coordinate visitors with instructional programs already in place, such as a senior honors seminar being taught in a given semester, a topics course in the visitor's area of expertise, etc. Please note that the Halls Visiting Scholar funds are not to be used for a course (mini-course) uniquely taught by the visiting professor; they are to be used as enrichment to regular courses in a department’s timetable. Two or more departments may submit a joint request.

Funds may pay for travel, honorarium, and per diem expenses, and to host one or more receptions for the visitor. Money from the Halls Visiting Scholar fund will allow up to $400 for a reception(s). Please include a detailed budget in your application packet; calculate per diem expenses according to the UW Systems Lodging & Per Diem Calculator here). Airfare is limited to the lowest available fare.

Visiting scholars will be selected on the basis of departmental/program applications to a committee established by the Dean of the College of Letters & Science. The award is expected to circulate among departments. Applications should be made well in advance of the semester in which the visit will occur to enable all parties to make the necessary preparations for a successful visit. Please submit your applications as a single pdf file to Laura Dunnum at laura.dunnum@wisc.edu by Friday, May 10. Applications should be for the academic year 2024-25 (either semester I or II). Departments whose applications are approved will be notified in late May.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Laura Dunnum at laura.dunnum@wisc.edu.

cc: Jana Valeo, L&S Administration
Laura Dunnum, L&S Administration

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