2021 Cornell University Residential Society Fellowships for International Researchers

The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in a productive, critical dialogue concerning the theme of afterlives from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives

Fellowship Details:

  • Eligible Countries: International
  • To be Taken at Cornell University, USA
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Worth: $55,000/awardee
  • Number of awards: 6
  • Duration of Award: The fellowships are held for one academic year. 
  • Application Deadline: 1st October 2020


  • Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives.
  • Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.
  • Applicants must have received the PhD degree before January 1, 2020. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the PhD after this date.
  • Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.

How to Apply:

The following application materials must be submitted online before the deadline. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page abstract describing the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (no more than 300 words)
  • A detailed statement of the research project (1,000 – 2,000 words). Applicants may also include a one-page bibliography of the most essential materials to the project.
  • A course proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester and enrolment is limited to fifteen advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course proposal should consist of:
  • A brief course description suitable for the University course catalogue (50-125 words)
  • A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
  • A list of the essential texts for the course
  • One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)
  • Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues in your field (from any institution) to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before OCTOBER 1, 2020.

For more information, visit the award webpage


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