Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Carlos Ramet, Saginaw Valley State University
contact email: 

The Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan awards funded residential fellowships each year to support original research or creative work on Marshall Fredericks, Ken Follett, or Theodore Roethke using one of SVSU's three principal archival collections in the humanities.  Advanced graduate students in doctoral or MFA programs, or recent graduate degree recipients in art, popular culture, literature or other relevant disciplines in the humanities, are invited to submit proposals for a multi-visit research residency with the goal of public presentation of the findings through a conference paper, published article in a scholarly journal, or other appropriate outlet.  Creative projects will also be considered, such as the development during the residency of a series of poems based on Saginaw locations associated with Roethke's life and career to be discussed and analyzed in a public forum.

FFR Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000, round-trip domestic economy airfare or vehicle mileage reimbursement, accommodations on or near campus, and a meal allowance per working day (Monday through Friday when the University is in regular, official session).

The FFR Graduate Fellow serves as a regular resource and resident scholar for an anticipated 160 hours of service, preferably during the spring or summer months.  The residency may be completed either through regularly scheduled days on campus or through consecutive days during a four-week period and includes two-to-three guest lectures in SVSU undergraduate classes.

Applications are accepted online at and will be reviewed when submitted.

For more information on eligibilitiy requirements and the application process, please visit; email; or call SVSU College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences (989) 964-4062.


Carlos Ramet earned his Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds a master in arts from San Francisco State University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Southern California.  Currently the Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences at SVSU, he is the coordinator of the Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities and has also been manager of various endowed lecture programs and arts/community impact initiatives.  Ramet is the author of two books of criticism and interpretation, both on the popular novelist Ken Follett, is a member of the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, and has served as a trustee for the Theodore Roethke House Museum.