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Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2018-2019

The focal theme for 2018-2019 is “AUTHORITY.” Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. The Invited Society Scholars will be Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University, Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University, and Holly Hughes, Professor of Theatre and Drama at University of Michigan.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2018-2019 focal theme, AUTHORITY. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.  Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2017.  The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.


Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via AJO fellowship #9274 on or before OCTOBER 1, 2017. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.

1. A curriculum vitae

2. A one-page abstract describing the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (no more than 300 words)

3. A detailed statement of the research project (1,000 – 2,000 words). Applicants may also include a one-page bibliography of the most essential materials to the project.

4. A course proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester and enrollment is limited to fifteen advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course proposal should consist of:

a. A brief course description suitable for the University course catalog (50-125 words)
b. A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
c. A list of the essential texts for the course

5. One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)

6. Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before OCTOBER 1, 2017.

To apply, go to: 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/9274

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274
Email: humctr@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2017.

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Note: Extensions for applications will not be granted. The Society will consider only fully completed applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that ALL documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society before the closing date.


 

The Society for the Humanities:

The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large.


Fellowships:

Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $50,000. Applicants living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs.

Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one seminar related to their research. The seminars are generally informal, related to the Fellow's research, and open to graduate students, suitably qualified undergraduates, and faculty members. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses.