The goal of the Coor Collaborative Fellowships is to promote collegiality, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary scholarship, research, and creative activity. Each semester, the Humanities Center will support the formation of one multi-disciplinary cohort of up to five UVM faculty members to examine issues of pressing concern in the humanities and fine arts. Members of the cohort that receive an award agree to meet six times per semester, provide a record of their discussions, and present the results of their collaboration in a public colloquium, symposium, or performance. In addition, cohort members will provide the Humanities Center a follow-up report on the impact of the Coor Collaborative Fellowship on their research and scholarship, an itemized account of their use of fellowship award funds, and agree to serve on future selection committees for Collaborative Fellows.
Past Coor Collaboratives include: Digital Humanities at UVM (2014-15), Environmental Humanities and Arts (2015-16), Race and Racism in Academia (2016-17), Liberal Arts in Prison Program (2017-18) Medieval Manuscripts and the Modern Humanities at UVM (2018-19), and Intermedia + Technology (2019-20). Reimagining African Art at UVM's Fleming Museum (2021-22), and Jazz Among the Arts (2023-2024).