Samuel England awarded IRH Resident Fellowship

Samuel England of UW-Madison African Cultural Studies has been selected as the winner of the IRH Resident Fellowship competition for the 2023-2024 term.


The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) awards around 40-45 stipendary and non-stipendary fellowships to internal and external applicants each year. The College of Letters & Science and generous gifts to the Institute fund these fellowships, which are open to applicants in any discipline or field whose project has clear significance for the humanities.

The IRH Resident Fellowship is an annual competition for up to six one-semester resident fellowships for UW–Madison faculty in the College of Letters & Science who are working on a project of significance for the humanities. The IRH seeks the most exciting research projects from candidates who can contribute to and benefit from the interdisciplinary dialogue in the humanities that the IRH fosters.

Resident fellows receive their regular salary and are released from teaching and service duties for the semester of the fellowship so that they may undertake full-time research and participate in the intellectual community of the IRH. These fellowships are prestigious appointments and represent one of the ways the College of Letters & Science seeks to strengthen the opportunities for concentrated research by faculty in the humanities.

Congratulations, Sam, on this exciting accomplishment!