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How to Apply to the CLIP Fellows Program

CHID CLIP Call for 2020-2021 Proposals

Due December 17, 2019

**2021-2022 Deadline and Theme To Be Announced Soon

2020-2021 Comparative History of Ideas Department (CHID) Collaborative Learning and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (CLIP) Fellows Program

Sensorial Investigations and Praxes


CHID recognizes the vital role that graduate student instructors and part-time faculty play in the creation and maintenance of the vibrant learning community in CHID and at the University of Washington. The CHID CLIP Fellows Program is designed to support their participation in innovative, collaborative teaching and research that incorporates faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in a diverse learning community organized around a central theme. In addition to fostering collaboration across disciplines, the CLIP Fellows Program provides structural and monetary support for research and teaching as well as professional development. This year, CHID seeks proposals with a focus on sensorial investigation and praxes. We especially welcome courses utilizing approaches that help us understand or utilize visual culture, sound studies, performance studies, and various cultures of taste, smell, touch and other forms of perception. We welcome applicants from the humanities, humanistic social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts



The CLIP Fellows Program supports two PhD Candidate or recent PhD instructors, whose work complements and resonates with each other in compelling ways, for a one-year research and teaching cluster. Co-authored by both applicants, the proposal should include a list of five thematically related undergraduate courses, either new or previously taught in CHID: four individually instructed courses (two courses per instructor) across two quarters, with one co-taught course offered in winter or spring. The proposal should also include a plan for the year that incorporates these courses into a larger framework of quarterly teaching- and research-oriented events, such as public talks, student presentations, pedagogy workshops, etc. It should also identify other UW faculty, courses, or programs that could potentially link to the cluster theme.

Preference will be given to proposals that encourage collaboration across disciplines and across levels (undergraduate, graduate, and faculty); that are oriented toward team teaching and undergraduate mentorship; that utilize innovative pedagogical models; and that have the potential to bring together unique cross sections of scholars and other interlocutors from UW and the larger community. Possible links to experiential learning activities like internships or study abroad programs are also encouraged.

Award Terms

Each CLIP Fellow will be funded at 50% FTE for the academic year to teach one course per quarter and will receive up to $2,000 in research funds. Graduate students will be paid at the Predoctoral Instructor level, as determined by the UAW/UW Academic Student Employee contract. Part-time faculty will be paid at a rate determined by CHID. Up to $1,000 of additional funding will be provided to support one related event, such as a workshop or a public lecture. Events must be open to the larger CHID community, including undergraduates.


Eligible applicants include: 1) current UW graduate students who will have advanced to doctoral candidacy by September 16, 2019, and who have at least one year of teaching experience and 2) individuals with recently earned doctorates.

How to Apply

Proposals should be a maximum of 3 pages and include the following sections:

  1. A brief statement detailing the cluster’s theme.
  2. Titles and brief descriptions of the five proposed courses, who will teach each course, and how the courses will be distributed over the year (one of the courses should be co-taught in Winter or Spring 2020).
  3. Brief (250 word) biographies of each applicant.
  4. A brief overview of supporting activities.
  5. A short list of possible linked courses or connections to faculty in CHID and across campus.

Email proposals as a single PDF to Alix Furness ( by midnight, December 17, 2019. Please contact Alix if you have any questions.

CHID gratefully acknowledges the support of the Simpson Center for the CLIP Program.