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Harrison Middleton University Fellowship in Ideas






Partially Funded


United States


Male, Female

Language of instruction:

Eligible Countries

All Countries,


The HMU Fellowship in Ideas is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment. The Fellowship offers emerging scholars exposure to the history of ideas in Western civilization, networking opportunities amongst an array of academicians, lifelong learners, readers, and thinkers from a broad range of disciplines, and credited authorship in two university publications.

The Role of the Fellows

  • Over the course of nine months, the HMU Fellow in Ideas will:
  • Participate in virtual Socratic discussions with university faculty and other Fellows.
  • Contribute two entries to the Harrison Middleton University Blog.
  • Publish a book review in HMU: Dialogues, Harrison Middleton University’s biannual newsletter.


The successful applicant must:

  • Have received a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree (in any field).
  • Have an interest in the humanities and the great ideas of Western civilization.
  • Have outstanding reading, writing, and communication abilities.
  • Commit to writing two blog entries for the HMU Blog and one book review for HMU: Dialogues.


The successful applicant to the HMU Fellowship in Ideas will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A $500 stipend.
  • The opportunity to participate in virtual Socratic discussions with university faculty and Fellows.
  • Online publication in the HMU Blog and HMU: Dialogues.
  • At the conclusion of the Fellowship term, a complimentary set of three Great Books Foundation publications.

How to apply

Please provide the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A biographical statement of no more than 500 words that addresses your background as a student, your interest in the humanities, and your interest in the HMU Fellowship in Ideas.
  • An appropriately cited expository essay of no more than 1500 words plus works cited page, applying your interest to a great idea in the humanities related to one of these concentrations: imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science.
  • Submit your application (PDF) and writing samples as attached Microsoft Word-compatible documents to by November 1, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to participate in an interview by Zoom. 


Harrison Middleton University

Harrison Middleton University is a not-for-profit private distance-learning university offering Master of Arts, Doctor of Arts, and Doctor of Education programs in the humanities. Like a handful of traditional, brick-and-mortar liberal arts colleges, Harrison Middleton University focuses its scope on the teachings of the Great Ideas and Great Books.

In addition to degree programs, Harrison Middleton University offers continuing education units in humanities.

Harrison Middleton University was founded in 1998. It is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). On September 20, 2017, DEAC was granted renewed recognition as an accreditor from the United States Department of Education for a period of five years.

On June 25, 2015, Harrison Middleton University was approved by the Arizona SARA Council to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education Its office is located in Tempe, Arizona.

Harrison Middleton University partnered with the Great Books Foundation on the publication of Great Ideas in Popular Culture, three anthologies on music, film, and television: Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music; Double Features: Big Ideas in Film; and Tube Talk: Big Ideas in Television.






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