"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."Read More
Research and Funding
The Society for the Humanities conducts several grant competitions for research, writing, and travel throughout the year. These grants are intended to foster the excellence in humanities research and writing for which Cornell faculty and graduate students are known. The Society places particular emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary projects that involve Cornell colleagues from across the various disciplines of the humanities. In addition, the Society is proud to provide funding for humanities events organized by Cornell’s distinguished faculty as well as sponsor six-eight Visiting Fellows each year.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
President's Travel Fund (CU grad students): rolling
Humanities Research Grants: October 18, 2022
Humanities | Impact Grants: October 18, 2022
Faculty Fellowships: October 31, 2022
Mellon Graduate Fellowships: October 31, 2022
HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop: November 1, 2022
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy: November 15, 2022
Rural Humanities is an Andrew W. Mellon-supported initiative in public and engaged humanities that uses the tools of the humanities to critically approach, learn from, make visible, and support the realities of rural America, particularly in Central-Western New York: its histories, cultures, challenges, and futures.
Society’s Rural Humanities initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, features a Radically Indigenous focus in the academic year 2021-22, collaborating with the American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program, Cornell faculty, and local community partners to offer a Spring Seminar and a Summer Practicum that address the past, present, and future of Indigenous lives in Central New York and beyond. Additionally, students and faculty can apply for funding to support radically Indigenous research projects.
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.Read More
Our Q&A series highlights former Fellows' monographs and other projects that grew out of the research done during their Fellowship year at the Society for the Humanities. In the following Q&A, Alexander Livingston, 2018-19 Authority Faculty Fellow, discusses his new edited collection of essays on th...Read More
Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, poet and associate professor of English at Duke Tsitsi Jaji, and Cornell professor of history Ed Baptist, talk with Annette about ’Singing Freedom,’ a multi-layered collaboration with leading Black American composers and performers to create musical responses to materials i...Read More
Humanities students studying an array of topics presented their work at the A.D. White House.Read More
"At stake in afterlives is, then, not only what lives on, but how such ‘living on’ occurs – its modalities, mechanisms, processes, and translations – in which something both recognizable and new, ongoing and ‘eventful,’ persistent and epochal is at work. Thus, we are interested in not only the after...Read More
This annual conference features outstanding Cornell senior student research in various humanities fields, student panel discussions, and oral presentations of student papers with postdoctoral and faculty respondents. The day will consist of brief presentations (approximately 10 minutes each) followe...Read More