2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship
Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016
The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center and the New York Council for the Humanities announce the call for applicants for the 2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship. The fellowship awards are $8,000, plus $500 for research and travel. Fellows are also eligible to receive funds to support public programming they develop during the year.
Please review the information below from the Center for the Humanities about the fellowship and the application process. More information can be found on their website.
The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by the New York Council for the Humanities in partnership with seven New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship and work by the Fellow to explore the public dimensions of their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.
The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.
- The Fellow is required to attend a two-day orientation run by the New York Council for the Humanities at their New York City office on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
- During the Fellowship year, the Fellow will develop a plan to implement a public humanities project and identify community partners for that project.
- The Fellow will participate in webinars and workshops throughout the Fellowship year and attend a final meeting of the Fellows in June 2017.
- The Fellow will present the outcomes of their research and public work to the university community in coordination with The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center and submit a final report to the New York Council for the Humanities.
- During the course of the Fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in events sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Fellows are also eligible for project funds from the Council to support public programs developed during the course of their Fellowship. Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows are encouraged to work collaboratively with the Council to identify community partners, explore public humanities methods and programs, and share findings as their research progresses. The Graduate Center Fellows will be part of a cohort from these six other New York universities: Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, and Syracuse University.