Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, and in fall 2010 welcomed the first Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities, supported by a six-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thanks to the continued generosity of the Mellon Foundation, IPRH continues to support post-doctoral research with a new fellowship program, starting in fall 2016. The IPRH also serves as the administrative locus for the Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls consortium.
IPRH coordinates and hosts lectures, symposia, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics, and provides awards that recognize excellence in humanities research to faculty and students. IPRH supports faculty-driven initiatives through its Research Clusters initiative, and provides support to faculty and graduate student reading groups.