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Call for Applications – “Northeastern Humanities Graduate Student Fellows”

The Northeastern Humanities Center
Resident Fellowship Program: “Northeastern Humanities Graduate Student Fellows”
Call for Applications for 2013-14

The Northeastern Humanities Center invites applications for its inaugural Resident Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 academic year. We hope to fund two “Northeastern Humanities Graduate Student Fellows.”

The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2013.  The fellowship period will be September 2013 through May 2014.

The Humanities Center Fellowship program will bring together scholars from different disciplines – both within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as other colleges of Northeastern University – around a common issue of humanistic import.

2013-2014 Theme: Viral Culture

For 2013-14, the theme will be “viral culture.” The expression “viral culture” could be said to name a mode of circulation and transmission of information, ideas, and biota across time and space. We think of “viral culture” as engaging an array of important and emergent contemporary phenomenon—related to areas as diverse as social networks, the internet, new media, public health, sexuality, marketing, and globalization—but viral culture has roots, as well, in fields as diverse as the history of public health, economics, literature, transportation, and print culture. With this theme, we invite scholars working in diverse fields and periods to consider the ways in which the viral transmission of memes, diseases, electronic signals, print texts—of varied forms of culture— inform new research.

NU Humanities Graduate Fellowship

Northeastern Humanities Graduate Student Fellows will join a group of between four and six faculty fellows.

This graduate fellowship program seeks to provide a focused period of time to pursue dissertation research and writing, to collaborate with others around a common theme, and to share work with the Northeastern community. Fellows will receive:

Eligibility

Program Goals

The program facilitates productive discussions and collaborations among the participants around a major theme. Expected duties include:

Required Application Materials

If you are interested in becoming a Northeastern Humanities Graduate Student Fellow, submit all application materials and the required letters via hard copy and email to Erika Koss at e.koss@neu.edu by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Fellowship recipients will be notified by April 25, 2013.

Approved applicants will be required to submit a one-page mid-year report and an end of year report.

If you have further questions regarding these Fellowships, please contact Erika Koss by phone at 617-373-6812 or e.koss@neu.edu. For additional information, please visit the Northeastern Humanities Center website: http://www.northeastern.edu/humanities/.

Published On: March 1, 2013 |
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