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Applicants sought for 2013-14 SU Humanities Center-CNY Humanities Corridor Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship
Fellowship has been established in partnership with New York Council for the Humanities
The SU Humanities Center and the New York Council for the Humanities have announced the call for applications for the 2013-14 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.
The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, to encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, to develop skills for doing so and to strengthen the community of the public humanities in New York State. The yearlong 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 serving public audiences.
Syracuse University Fellows will be part of a cohort of fellows from these New York State universities: City University of New York Graduate Center, Columbia University, New York University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Cornell University, which is also a member of the CNY Humanities Corridor.
Requirements: Fellows are required to attend a two-day orientation and facilitation training in New York City run by the New York Council for the Humanities on Monday, Aug. 12, and Tuesday, Aug.13, 2013. Fellows will then spend the fall semester researching methods in the public humanities and developing a plan to give a public dimension to some aspect of their scholarly interests. As part of this process, fellows will identify potential community partners for this work. The spring semester will be devoted to executing some type of public humanities program with one or more community-based partners. Finally, fellows will be asked to present about the outcomes of their research and public work to the university community (to be customized by the university) and to submit a final report to the New York Council for the Humanities.
During the course of the fellowship, each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in programs, workshops, conferences and advocacy events sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Each fellow is also eligible for additional project funds from the council to support programs developed during the course of the fellowship. Throughout the fellowship, fellows are encouraged to work collaboratively with the council to identify community partners, to explore possible methods and program formats and to share findings as their research progresses.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled graduate students in a humanities field at one of the six participating universities. Applicants need not have performed publicly engaged scholarship before but will have the opportunity to explain previous experience in the application materials.
Duration and Stipend: The duration of the fellowship is August 2013 to May 2014, including mandatory attendance at the two-day training Aug. 12-13 in New York City. The fellowship stipend is $5,000 plus travel funds to attend the August training and other fellowship-related events that may occur over the course of the fellowship. The fellowship is supported in part by Daniel and Joanna S. Rose. Fellows selected from Cornell University and Syracuse University will be partially supported by the CNY Humanities Corridor grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit an online application, including CV and references, by Friday, Feb. 1. The link to the application is here: nych.wufoo.com/forms/x7p9a5/.
Applicants will be notified of final decisions by April 1.