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Taft Departments

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati offers funding for undergraduate, graduate, & faculty scholarship in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Cincinnati, limited to the following Uptown Campus departments and eligibility conditions:


  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • English & Comparative Literature
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Judaic Studies
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies


Eligibility

Taft-eligibility is limited to the following:

  • Undergraduates majoring in a Taft discipline, in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and including Economics, currently in the Lindner College of Business; or
  • Graduate students in a Taft discipline, in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and including Economics, currently in the Lindner College of Business; or
  • Tenure-Track faculty as defined in the current UC-AAUP contract, and who satisfy the following:
    • Are members of a Taft department in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, where membership in either the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences or a Taft department shall be determined by the faculty member’s primary bargaining unit appointment; or
    • Hold a joint-appoint, with at least one appointment in a Taft department in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences or in department of Economics, currently in the Lindner College of Business, even where such is a minority-share of the appointments; or
    • Members of the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, that hold a terminal advanced degree in a Taft discipline; or
    • Members of the department of Economics, currently in the Lindner College of Business, where membership in the department of Economics shall be determined by the faculty member’s primary bargaining unit appointment;
  • Emeritus Faculty that remain active within the University community and historically satisfy one of the above conditions are eligible for Taft awards (excepting fellowships), though they may be given a lower priority.
Part-time, non-tenure track faculty, and faculty holding affiliate status are not Taft-eligible.


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