Spring Creek Project Faculty Residency

Spring Creek Project Faculty Residency

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Location: The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

This residency provides the time and space for an Oregon State University faculty to work on a writing or research project aligned with the mission of the Spring Creek Project. Residents receive exclusive use of the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek for one week during Oregon State University’s winter or summer breaks. The cabin, located within a nature reserve, offers a profound experience of concentrated solitude and simple living that is conducive to curiosity, reflection and sustained focus. 

Faculty may apply individually or with a collaborator. The collaborator is not required to be affiliated with Oregon State University.

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Residency Details

Oregon State University faculty and instructors working in any discipline who are engaged in a project aligned with the mission of the Spring Creek Project are eligible to apply. Those working on projects at the intersection of environmental science and writing, art, music, the humanities or interpretive social science would be a good fit.

Within four weeks of concluding their stay at Shotpouch Cabin, residents will submit a one-page letter describing their experience and how the residency influenced their work.

Summer residency session dates: 

  • July 29–August 4
  • August 7–August 13

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 4. All applicants will be notified of status approximately one week after the application deadline.

Applications are accepted online via Submittable. The application form consists of a few short answer questions and a space to upload a one-page narrative letter that describes the proposed project and communicates how the work aligns with the mission of the Spring Creek Project.

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Dedicated to creating conversations among writers, philosophers, artists and others in the humanities and environmental sciences, the Spring Creek Project works to nurture collaborations among people with various ways of seeing, understanding, and expressing the relation between humans and the rest of the natural world. A committee composed of writers and researchers familiar with this mission will review all applications.  

Faculty will be notified of the selection committee's decision approximately one week after the application due date.


For more information, please contact program coordinator Joy Jensen at [email protected].

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