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Fellowship, proposal, and co-sponsorship forms

Click a category below to download application forms for Fellowships, Proposals, and Co-Sponsorship requests.  You can also download our most recent "Key Dates & Deadlines" sheet for reference.

Completed forms should be emailed as attachments to (unless otherwise noted in application instructions).

Did you or a fellow Syracuse University faculty/staff member or student publish a book this year (copyright 2019) that contributes to the humanities, broadly conceived? If so, please tell us about it in this brief survey!

The Humanities Center will host its 5th annual campus-wide book celebration of 2019 books in Spring 2020. Help us recognize all the great work being done in the humanities across the university!

Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities

Each year, the Center invites proposals for potential candidates to serve as the following year’s Jeannette K. Watson Professor over a flexible time-frame equivalent to 2 business weeks, to be negotiated. Proposals are reviewed by members of the Faculty Advisory Board.

Download a sample Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor proposal form from our prior cycle.  An updated proposal form will be available soon.

Deadline: Noon, Friday, November 8, 2019 (for a spring 2021 residency)


Humanities Center Fellow (2) Arts & Sciences

Download a sample application form.
Deadline: Noon, Friday, January 24, 2020

Humanities Center Fellow (1) Arts & Sciences "Symposium"

Download a sample application form.
Deadline: Noon, Friday, January 24, 2020

Humanities Center Fellow (1) Maxwell School

Download a sample application form.
Deadline: Noon, Friday, January 24, 2020


Dissertation Fellowships (2)

Following an early spring application and review period, two fellowships are awarded to students completing dissertations in an eligible Ph.D. program in The College (English, Philosophy, Religion, and Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition). The dissertation or project must show evidence of strong humanities content and methods and contribute to advancing one of the disciplines of study within the Humanities.

Download a sample application form.

Deadline: Noon, Friday, February 7, 2020

Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellowships (2)

The Syracuse University Humanities partners with the Central New York Humanities Corridor and Humanities New York for this opportunity. Begin by registering at HNY's application log-in page.

View / download a sample call for applicants, from 2018-19.

Deadline: Noon, Friday, February 14, 2020

Symposium Press Sheet (for current partners)

Current Syracuse Symposium partners use the "Press Sheet" form to submit finalized event details, due as outlined in agreement letters and/or planning meetings. Contact with questions.

[NOTE: This template is for Symposium partners only. For all other HC CO-SPONSORSHIPS, please use the "Publicity Info Sheet" under that section on this page.]

Download the Symposium Press Sheet.

Symposium Branding (for current partners)

Syracuse Symposium event organizers are encouraged to apply the "SILENCE" image to any publicity generated for their 2019-20 Symposium events. [Right-click an image to download.]

  • grayscale version applies any time of year (fall or spring)
  • blue version applies for FALL events
  • green version applies for SPRING events


 Syracuse Symposium "Silence" - Fall 2019 banner in grays and blue

 Syracuse Symposium Silence banner for Spring 2020

Symposium 2020-2021 "Futures" event proposals

An updated proposal form for next year's theme of "FUTURES" will become available this fall. Download a sample proposal form from our prior cycle.

"Futures" Deadline: Noon, Friday, February 28, 2020


Co-Sponsorship Request Form

To broadly support humanities research and public engagement, we foster connections across the University and with the wider community through co-sponsorships and other collaborations.

The Humanities Center has modest co-sponsorship funding available for events that align with our Mission.  It is our policy to avoid supporting events that overlap or conflict with others on our schedule, therefore, please refer to our calendar listings as you plan.

Co-sponsorship proposals are considered on a rolling basis through the year, but it is to your advantage to apply as far in advance of your event date as possible.

Download the Co-Sponsorship Request form.

Co-Sponsored Event Info Sheet

If / when the Humanities Center supports your event with a co-sponsorship, please submit finalized event details as early as possible, via this Publicity Info Sheet emailed to

[NOTE: SYMPOSIUM partners should use the Symposium-specific "Press Sheet" under that section above.]

Room Requests

The Humanities Center seminar room (Tolley 304) and/or library (Tolley 300) may be requested by faculty or staff for meetings, small workshops, etc., as appropriate and available.

Email your completed request form at least 1 week in advance of desired event date to

Download the Humanities Center Room Reservation Form.

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The Humanities Center lockup is available for use under appropriate circumstances. Contact with questions.

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HC Logo with URL

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