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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Humanities Fields

Society for the Humanities Fellowships


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Society for the Humanities at Cornell University
Cornell University
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/20/23 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International scholars for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in humanities fields. The program is a year-long residential fellowship in New York. Eligible applicants hold PhDs and are currently working on topics related to this year's theme of Silence.

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars and artists whose projects reflect on the 2024-25 theme of Silence. For more information, see the Theme of Silence Description at

Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and discussing readings based on the yearly theme.

The nature of this fellowship year is social and communal—fellows forge connections outside the classroom and the lecture hall by sharing meals following the weekly seminar and attending post-lecture receptions and other casual events throughout the year. Fellows live and work in Ithaca, NY, and are expected to be in their offices on campus frequently. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community.

Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties.

Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2024-25 focal theme of “Silence.” 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, 2023. 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. International scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. Cornell University is a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University also recognizes a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply is September 20, 2023. Awards will be announced by the end of December 2023.

Number of Grants
Up to six fellows will be appointed.

Estimated Size of Grant
Each Society Fellow will receive $60,000.

Term of Contract
The fellowships are held for one year (August through July).

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you need accommodations in order to complete the application, please contact Society staff at

Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
A. D. White House
121 Presidents Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853

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