Apply Now: Sabbatical Fellowships at CU-Boulder’s Benson Center

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University of Colorado-Boulder:  Sabbatical Fellowships at the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization


The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applications for sabbatical researchers to visit and serve as Sabbatical Fellows on an ongoing basis. Faculty in fields or with sabbatical projects related to the mission of the Center are eligible to apply.

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 bi-weekly faculty seminars and other activities.

Sabbatical Fellows will be appointed as Visiting Research Professors, given office space in the Center, and University of Colorado privileges. Applicants should make every effort to bring their own funding to remain in residence. If such support is not possible, candidates with 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 faculty benefits, including health insurance.

Application Instructions

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. a curriculum vitae or resume;
  4. a relevant writing sample (up to five pages);
  5. three professional references (full letters not necessary for the first round of evaluation);
  6. and a statement indicating the sort of financial support you are looking for.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their appropriateness to the mission of the Center.

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

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Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis



About the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization:

The mission of the Benson Center is to explore the culture, languages and ideas of the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to modern society. The Center is especially concerned with the values that emerge from that tradition, and their ongoing role in the institutions of the United States. Integral to this mission is the Center’s commitment to fostering research, debate and dialogue on the fundamental issues of our time – moral, political and economic. Our aim is to promote a lively and balanced conversation that respects both conservative and liberal ideals, thus fostering the full diversity of political, economic and philosophical perspectives on the CU Boulder campus.

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