Bennett-Polonsky Humanities Labs
All full-time faculty in the humanities and the arts at NYU are invited to submit proposals. Partnerships with faculty in other disciplines are welcome, as are partnerships with outside experts, practitioners, or groups.
Proposals selected will receive up to $50,000 in funding that may be allotted as follows: up to four course releases for four faculty fellowships (each fellow’s Department or unit will receive up to $7,500 to be used for replacement teaching as needed) for a total of $30,000; up to ten graduate student stipends of $1,500 each for a total of $15,000 to provide summer or J-term funding for graduate student lab participants who wish to devote that time to research on topics related to the H-Labs; up to $5,000 for programming, events, web development, materials, and in support of a final showcase. (Variances from this model need to be pre-approved).
Proposals should include the following components:
- A cover sheet with the name of the proposed lab and the names and departmental/programmatic affiliations of the lab team.
- A short narrative (3-page maximum) of the H-Lab project explaining its intellectual significance and laying out the ideas, problems or questions to be explored by the lab and the methods for doing so. The narrative should provide an intellectual justification of the proposed H-Lab project, addressing the research and contributions it hopes to make and the form of the final product and of its dissemination.
- Description of H-Lab course(s):
- Graduate course title, instructor(s), sponsoring department and brief description (if the graduate participants will be enrolling in the first semester of the lab as a grad course; if they will be participating in another capacity, please specify.)
- Undergraduate course title, instructors, sponsoring department, semester offered, and brief description of the team-taught undergraduate course(s) that develop from the lab.
- Brief description of the 2-point H-Lab practicum that would accompany the undergraduate course(s) described in 3.2. (Explain what makes this 2-point course a “lab”.)
- A budget that itemizes the ways in which the lab plans to use its $50,000 annual funding, following the guidelines above. Please indicate whether there are any additional funds that the Lab will be able to draw upon (e.g. through existing projects and grants) or if there will be a need/opportunity to raise additional external or internal funds.
- Brief statement(s) of support from the Department Chair(s), indicating approval of possible course release.
Complete proposals must be submitted electronically via the online application as a single pdf or word file by February 1, 2019. Approval/support letters from Chairs may be included with the proposal or submitted separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters mailed to email@example.com should use the subject line “Humanities Labs Letter of Support for <Applicant’s Name>”. Letters must be submitted by the application deadline of February 1, 2019.
Questions regarding applications should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.