The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to offer four Solmsen Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Solmsen Fellowships sponsor humanities scholars working on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art, music, and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome. The Solmsen Fellowship does not typically support editions, anthologies, or
Solmsen Fellows are expected to be in residence at the IRH throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendiary basis. Solmsen Fellows are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the IRH by attending the weekly Monday seminar (3:30 - 5:00 pm) and to give a seminar presentation. Fellows are also encouraged to join the informal lunches at the IRH, weekly afternoon teas, and other IRH events as time and interest permit.
The IRH encourages applications from senior scholars as well as junior scholars with research projects that are well advanced. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application.