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Cornell University: Society for the Humanities Fellowship

Cornell University


The Society for the Humanities expects to appoint six to eight Fellows for 2005-2006. Each Fellow will receive $40,000 for the year. Fellows spend most of their time at Cornell in research and writing but are encouraged to offer an informal seminar related to their research.

Fellows include scholars from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. The fellowships are held for one year.

Fellows are invited to conduct a seminar during one semester. The choice of topic and the mode and level of instruction are at the pleasure of the Fellow, but 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.




Fellows should be working on topics related to the year's theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.

Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by October 1, 2004. They must have one or more years of teaching experience which may include teaching as a graduate student.


October 21, 2004

Application and for more information

Candidates should inform the Society of their intention to apply by returning the attached form immediately. The following application materials must be postmarked on or before October 21, 2004. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

A curriculum vitae and copies of two or three papers or scholarly articles that are each no more than twenty pages long. Do not submit books. Applicants who wish to have their materials returned should enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
A one-page abstract in addition to a detailed statement of the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (1,000-3,000 words). Applicants are also encouraged to submit a working bibliography for their project.
A brief (two-page) proposal for a seminar related to the applicant's research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester (fourteen weeks) and enrollment is limited to fifteen graduate and qualified undergraduate students.
Three letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. A letter of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate's proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to send their letters directly to the Society. Letters must be postmarked on or before October 21, 2004.
Send applications and letters of recommendation to:
Program Administrator
Society for the Humanities
A.D. White House
27 East Ave.
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1101
For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274

To view the printable application, click here.

For complete guideline and application information please contact:
Program Administrator
Cornell University Society for the Humanities A.D. White House
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853-1101
(607) 255-9274

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