Apply for ByWater Institute Scholarly Retreats

ByWater Institute Scholarly Retreats for Tulane Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. Applications due by March 13, 2024.

The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees using the lens of any field or discipline to examine environmental challenges, issues, or questions. One-week residencies will be awarded during the Academic Year F2024-S2025 providing a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made independently, though collaborative and/or cross-discipline team applications are also eligible. This opportunity may be considered similar to an artist residency, writing fellowship or grant-in-aid. Past honorees have used the retreat to analyze data, write an article, prepare for a conference or begin a new project.


DATES Residencies may be requested for one week between August 2024 and June 2025. These residencies are not meant to interfere with existing service responsibilities or classes; however, applicants should plan on immersing in the retreat as much as possible with a minimum of four overnight stays.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION March 13, 2024 with notification by May 8, 2024

ELIGIBILITY Open to Tulane University faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students (at the thesis or dissertation stage) with awards expected in each category. Open to any discipline or area of research with an environmental component. Scholars of color are encouraged to apply.

Collaborative teams of up to two awardees can be in overnight residence and must share the award. There is ample space for teams of up to 10 for daytime use. Contact us at if you have questions about a collaborative proposal.

AWARD Up to $1,000

A Studio in the Woods provides room, utilities and work-space. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals and to cover other personal living expenses.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Applications are due by midnight PST on March 13, 2024.

  • Complete the application form below

And upload a proposal no more than two pages in length, that addresses the following:

  • Background statement
  • Rationale and motivation for retreat
  • Scope of work for your time in residence
  • Proposed outcomes


Please direct questions to Cammie Hill-Prewitt at