Helen R. Whiteley Center

Intended Uses of the Whiteley Center


The Whiteley Center offers a serene and comfortable environment for scholarly work and creative activity.  Scholars can work in solitude or in small teams of collaborators, and interact with other HRWC visitors or scientists working at FHL.  The Center welcomes applications from scholars or artists of any discipline, whether independent or associated with a university or scholarly institute, locally or abroad.

The mission of the Center is to support the completion or significant advancement of well-defined projects. Applicants are expected to outline specific scholarly or artistic goals to be accomplished during their visits. Visits range from a few days to three months. The Center is not intended to be a place for the accumulation of new data, for committee or administrative work, or for loosely-defined departmental retreats.  It is a phrontistery -- a space for study and thinking.




The Mcfarlane Art Studio is 15' X 20', with natural and electric lighting, water, sink, and a cement floor. Applicants should check on the suitability of this studio for their use before requesting to reserve it in their application.

The facilities of the Whiteley Center are for adults, although scholars with families can typically be housed elsewhere on the FHL campus.  Children accompanied by adults are welcome to visit the cottages, but the cottages are not intended for overnight stays by children or for babysitting.  Pets are not allowed on the campus, and smoking is not permitted in buildings.