Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society

October 25, 2016
Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5pm on the deadline; applications must include a project title, the name(s)/CV(s) of the faculty sponsor(s), a ~250 word abstract, a project narrative, and a budget.

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Deadline: October 25, 2016 (for projects beginning July 2017)

Program Description

The Neubauer Collegium provides financial, strategic, and administrative support for research projects that enable University of Chicago faculty to pursue complex questions that require collaboration and are informed by a humanistic perspective. The Neubauer Collegium encourages experimentation in the conceptualization and implementation of collaborative work.

Types of Financial Support

The Neubauer Collegium offers strategic, administrative, and financial supports to all funded projects. Applicants are encouraged but not required to consult with the Neubauer Collegium prior to submitting a proposal. The following categories of funding are guidelines:

Research Projects: The Neubauer Collegium provides a range of funding for research projects from seed awards of $10,000-$25,000/year to a small number of large-scale awards of up to $100,000/year. Seed-level awards are intended for projects at early stages of development, or for projects that need strategic funds to explore new research trajectories. All levels of funding may be multi-year (1-3 years). 

Visiting Fellows: In addition to supporting Visiting Fellows affiliated with specific research projects, the Neubauer Collegium also supports Visiting Fellows whose work will contribute more broadly to the intellectual and creative life of the campus community. Proposals for visitors may be submitted by any individual or group of faculty, and should describe how the Visiting Fellow will catalyze or strengthen collaborative research on campus. We welcome proposals that include sabbatical funding for the visitor while on leave from his/her home institution.


Proposals may originate from teams of collaborators in any discipline or unit of the University of Chicago, provided humanistic modes of inquiry are central to the pursuit, and provided University of Chicago faculty are engaged in the principal research activities. Current members of the Neubauer Collegium Faculty Advisory Board are ineligible to apply.

Prospective applicants should download the Neubauer Collegium Application Guidelines and are invited to consult with staff at the Neubauer Collegium. Contact Brigid Balcom to arrange a meeting at or 773.702.6030. 

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