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Fellowship opportunities at the Humanities Center

Each year, the Humanities Center supports outstanding faculty and graduate student research with a range of highly competitive fellowships.

Faculty Fellowships (up to 4)

  • Two faculty fellows from the College of Arts and Sciences
  • One faculty fellow from Arts and Sciences whose research directly relates to the Syracuse Symposium theme for the corresponding academic year
  • One faculty fellow from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Meet our current and former Faculty Fellows. Faculty Fellowships are awarded for the spring semester and include some research funds while in residence. A call for proposals typically occurs in the fall for fellowships in the following academic year. Applications are reviewed by members of the Center’s Advisory Board. Faculty who have held Humanities Center Fellowships in prior years may not re-apply. See our Forms page for more information.

Dissertation Fellowships (up to 2)

Meet our current and former Dissertation Fellows. Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowships are one-year awards carrying a stipend with benefits comparable to graduate fellowships offered by The College of Arts and Sciences. Fellows are provided with office space and awarded some funding to support their research while in residence.

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 the Writing Program). The project must show evidence of strong humanities content and methods and contribute to advancing the Humanities. See our Forms page for more information.

Engaged Humanities Postdocs (2)

In this newly-launched biennial offering, two postdoctoral fellows are selected for two-year terms (e.g., July 1, 2024 - June 2026) -- an ideal opportunity for scholars interested in combining publicly engaged research, teaching, and programming as preparation for academic or professional careers. See our Forms page for more information on future calls for applications.

Meet the inaugural Engaged Humanities Postdocs.

Public Humanities Grants (2)

Humanities New York invites grant proposals from advanced graduate students in support of public programming and projects. All projects must be public-facing in some way: intended for public audiences, engaging members of the public as collaborators, or partnering with community groups. Projects of any format or type will be considered; however, projects that engage with issues of social justice and equity are particularly welcome. Grantees will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops and networking events held by the HCI partners, designed to introduce them to different skillsets and to experts of the public humanities, in order to enrich their practice. Find updated application information at our Forms page, as it develops. Meet current project grantees and former Public Humanities Fellows.

View or download AY21 Fellows announcement.