University of Colorado Boulder — Sabbatical Fellow, Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization

Sabbatical Fellowships

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applications for sabbatical researchers to visit and serve as Fellows in Residence. Faculty in fields or with sabbatical projects related to the mission of the Center are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to those whose work closely aligns with the year’s theme.

Though it is assumed that sabbatical fellows will spend much of their time conducting their own research, the Center would expect them to participate in Center bi-weekly seminar talks and to remain active participants in Center activities.

Sabbatical Fellows will be appointed as Visiting Research Professors, given office space in the Center, and University of Colorado privileges. Where possible, applicants should make every effort to bring their own funding to remain in residence. If such support is not possible, however, candidates with only part time support can apply for additional support from the Benson Center to match the home institution’s contribution (for instance, one semester of salary support to match the home institution’s sabbatical salary, plus a yearlong appointment in the Benson Center). As University of Colorado employees, Fellows supported with such a stipend will be eligible for University of Colorado faculty benefits, including health insurance, as well.

Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit:

  1. Executive summary of your proposed project (up to 200 words)
  2. A statement indicating how your work will fit in with the Benson Center’s mission (up to 3 pages)
  3. CV or résumé
  4. Relevant writing sample (up to five pages)
  5. Three professional references (full letters not necessary for the first round of evaluation)

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their appropriateness to the mission of the Center and alignment with this year’s theme: “Community and Disunity?”

Please collect these documents into a single pdf and send to with the subject heading “Sabbatical Fellowship Application.”