2016-2017 Faculty Research Fellowships (Recommender)

  • Application Deadline: November 14, 2016
    Instructions: This form should be completed by the department chair, dean or external referee. If you are not the department chair, dean or external referee, please return to the award competition page to choose the correct form.

    The NYU Center for the Humanities offers Research Fellowships to full-time faculty at NYU in the humanities and art disciplines, including but not limited to history, art history, music, philosophy, cultural studies, literary and language studies, religious studies, drama and performance studies, cinema studies, and gender studies. Fellows are expected to be present in New York within the University community for the entire year of their residency. They will meet on a weekly basis to discuss their work-in-progress and that of invited guests, and will participate in Center activities.


    All full-time faculty at NYU in the humanities and art disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants may not have had an NYU-supported leave in the year preceding the Fellowship year. More than one applicant from the same department may apply. Prospective fellows should be at a stage in their research and writing that will permit them to be in residence at NYU for the totality of the Fellowship year.


    The teaching load of Faculty Fellows will be reduced by up to 50%. Fellows’ remaining course load will be two or more courses, and must include one undergraduate course. Fellows will receive regular salary and benefits through their home department and school. The Provost’s Office will contribute up to $15,000 toward the teaching replacement costs and benefits of the Fellows’ departments.

    Course Release

    Faculty members must consult with their department chair regarding their intent to apply, and agree on a reasonable course load for the Fellowship year that will minimize the impact on undergraduate teaching. Chairs should write a brief letter in support of the applicant and indicate the department’s willingness to free the Fellow from specified teaching assignments and administrative responsibilities. Fellows in consultation with their chair may choose to reduce their teaching load by one course each semester or by two courses in either the fall or spring semester.

    Selection Criteria

    Successful proposals will clearly define a research problem that can be investigated in a one-year project period; will provide a self-contained account of what will be done, how and why; and will demonstrate the likelihood of a significant contribution to the field. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise and ability to successfully undertake the project. In selecting a cohort of Fellows, the Selection Committee will be particularly interested in identifying scholars who represent a diversity of fields and methodological perspectives, and who have demonstrated the ability to engage with other scholars in interdisciplinary conversations. The creative work of applicants in the arts disciplines must involve substantial historical or humanistic research.

    Review process

    Fellows will be selected by the NYU Center for the Humanities Fellowship Selection Committee, composed of senior faculty appointed by the Provost, based on review of the proposal, the C.V., and an external reference.

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