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Link to Apply: FrameWorks Online Application

Before you apply, make sure you've familiarized yourself with the FrameWorks program.


In 2021-2022 successful FrameWorks Fellowship applicants will be asked to write critical articles that interpret the theme “Immunity.”

What does it mean to be immune? Is it the promise of freedom? A return to normal? A testament to collective scientific endeavor? The hard-won spoils of exposure? To what are we immune? Pathogens? Scorn? Truths that make us uncomfortable? Experiences that would humanize us? Forces that would oppress us? Is immunity a right? Luck? A privilege? Who is above the law? Who isn’t? Who decides?

Amongst many other associations, immunity suggests strength, callousness, imperviousness, indemnity, resistance, hope, relief, injustice … 

FrameWorks Fellows will interpret the theme and write an article about a cultural artifact that speaks to it. Such artifacts may include, but are not limited to, novels, plague masks, poems, philosophical texts, legal rulings, political rhetoric, video games, scriptures, performances, films, songs, art installations, city plans, paintings, sculptures, musical compositions, and so forth and so on.

If you’re open to it, immunity is everywhere.


Click here to fill in the online form.

Note: You must complete all fields. It is to your advantage to prepare offline first. You will be required to answer the following questions:

  • Why do you think you are a good candidate to be a FrameWorks Fellow? (Your answer cannot not exceed 200 words.)
  • What are some of the cultural artifacts that you might consider writing about and why? Please note, your answer must engage the 2021-2022 FrameWorks theme: “Immunity.” (Your answer cannot exceed 300 words.)

Additionally, you will also be asked to upload a current resume, an unofficial transcript.   

Finally, FrameWorks fellows have a higher likelihood of program completion and publication when they work with a faculty mentor they know. In fact, your application will be stronger if your consult with faculty as you prepare it. In the form, you will be asked if there is a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your mentor. When you submit your application, your faculty mentor will be contacted to confirm their agreement.

Please note that while such an established relationship is not necessary for acceptance into the FrameWorks program, it is recommended.    


  • Rising sophomores and juniors are invited to apply.
  • You need not be a student in the Honors College.
  • You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • You do not have to be a humanities major, but a strong humanities background is preferred.


If you have any questions, email Max Rayneard