The forms of argument, analysis, invention, and communication that take place through writing are vital to scholarship and innovation in every field at the university. The Faculty Writing Initiativeoffers a suite of programs to support the writing process that drives faculty research and helps it assume a public voice. The Manuscript Review Award offers faculty members in-depth peer engagement with a scholarly manuscript so that it becomes a leading and field-changing book. Our Scholarly Publishing Symposium aims to demystify an industry undergoing rapid change. We also facilitate Peer Grant-Review Workshops, Public Writing Series, annual Writing Retreats, ongoing weekly Writing Support sessions, and a Summer Writing Boot Camp.
Manuscript Review Award
The Manuscript Review Award, offered to six scholars annually, helps faculty members publish thought-provoking, field-changing books. Awardees receive a formal manuscript review plus a workshop/seminar led by an external senior scholar.
Two-day retreats offer uninterrupted writing time in the company of colleagues. We host Writing Retreats each year, open to all faculty universitywide, with lunchtime guests offering inspiration and writing advice.