International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) Research Fellowships support individuals engaged in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the socio-cultural context. Fellowships may not be used for research designed to further pedagogy in rhetorical speaking and writing.
Fellowships are designed to support research projects that may be completed within one year. Fellowships are for US$5000.00 (or the equivalent) and are delivered to recipients on or about 1 January of the award year. Fellowship recipients are expected to work full time on award projects for at least two months during the award year.
To encourage a younger membership, ISHR will seek to award one of its annual fellowships to a promising graduate student and/or post-doc.
Applications for Research Fellowships are accepted from researchers regardless of their national or institutional affiliations. Independent scholars, graduate students, and faculty at colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of ISHR in good standing at the time of their application.
Applicants for ISHR research fellowships must be within 10 years of having completed their terminal academic degrees.