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Forms and Funding

Click a category below to learn more about our available supports and eligibility requirements. Once officially launched, each call will provide specific instructions on how to apply.

View or download our current "Key Dates & Deadlines" list for general reference.

Questions? Email

Book Survey

Did you or another current Syracuse University faculty/staff member or student write or edit a book this year (copyright 2024) that contributes to the humanities, broadly conceived? Tell us about it in this brief survey ... any time before December 15, 2024. Eligible books are showcased at an annual spring celebration.


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

The Humanities Center has modest co-sponsorship funding available to support free, inclusive activities (i.e., no tickets or registration fees required) that align with our mission and take place within the academic year. We generally cannot support events that overlap 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 -- a minimum of 2 weeks lead time is required.


Questions before you submit? Email

Syracuse Symposium

Syracuse Symposium events range from scholarly lectures and book talks to exhibits, film screenings, theater, music, and dance performances, workshops and more, relating to the annual theme.

Proposals for our 2024-25 series on the theme "COMMUNITY" were due March 1, 2024.

Faculty Fellowships

Download a sample HC Faculty Fellowship (Maxwell) Call for Proposals / application form.

Application deadline: mid-fall 2024 (please check back!)

Graduate Student Fellowships

Two (2) fellowships will be awarded to students who have reached candidacy and are entering their final year of completing dissertations in an eligible Ph.D. program in the College of Arts and Sciences (English, Philosophy, Religion, or 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 eligible areas of study within the Humanities.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have passed qualifying exams and/or the prospectus defense (or equivalent) and demonstrate clear promise of completing their dissertation or project during the fellowship year.
  • Applicants must already be advanced to doctoral candidacy in one of the following departments in Arts and Sciences: English, Philosophy, Religion, or Writing Studies Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Fellows must be on campus and in residence at the Center throughout the academic year, meet regularly about their research, and participate in Humanities Center activities and events.
  • Fellows are expected to give a public presentation about their dissertation research to engage graduate students and faculty across the Humanities.

Download a sample Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship application form.

Next application deadline: early February, 2025 (please check back!)

Humanities New York and its nine partner universities comprising the Humanities Centers Initiative, invite grant proposals from advanced graduate students in support of public programming and projects.

Projects that are underway or in development are highly encouraged, with collaborations between two or more students. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded the Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellowship or Public Humanities Grant.

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 that engage with issues of social justice and equity are particularly welcome.

Download the HNY call for proposals.

Applications due March 31, 2024!

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

In this brand new biennial offering, two (2) post-doc fellows will be selected for two-year terms (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.

Next call for applications: Fall 2025 (please check back!)

Watson Visiting Professor

Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities

Now awarded biennially, the Humanities Center invites proposals for potential candidates -- prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists -- to serve an on-campus mini-residency as "Jeannette K. Watson Professor" during a flexible time-frame equivalent to 2 business weeks. Proposals are reviewed by members of the Advisory Board.

View or download a sample Watson Proposal form.

Next call for proposals expected in Fall 2024 for a Spring 2026 residency.

CNY Humanities Corridor

Learn more about funding and research supports available for collaborative groups and activities across the 11 institutions of the CNY Humanities Corridor:

HC Room Request

The Humanities Center has two reservable spaces (maximum capacity = 30) prioritized for humanities scholarship and research activities, especially those supported by the Humanities Center and CNY Humanities Corridor. Read through this online Room Request form for other room details and policy notes.

NOTE: Due to the sheer volume of such requests, HC spaces are not available for students' film / video projects.

Logo Library

The Humanities Center and CNY Humanities Center lockups are available for use under appropriate circumstances. Contact or with questions.

To apply a logo to your HC- or CNY Humanities Corridor- supported publicity, select an image below for "SAVE AS..." options.

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CNY Humanities Corridor Lockup, full color

CNY Humanities Corridor Lockup, black and white


Choose a "Landscapes" design to help promote your partnered event (use the "Save-Image-As..." download function on your computer):

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