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Public Humanities Fellowships

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed in partnership by the Society for the Humanities and the New York Council for the Humanities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship involves a combination of training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship and a project by the Fellows that explores the public dimensions of their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization. The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve both those scholars who have a record of working with the public, as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities.

Cornell University Fellows are part of a cohort from eight other New York universities: The City University of New York Graduate Center, Columbia University, New York University, University of Rochester, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, and Syracuse University. The Fellowship is supported jointly by the New York Council for the Humanities, participating humanities centers, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Community Partnership Grants

Community Partnership Grants pair Cornell graduate students with a regional organization having received competitive funding from the New York State Council for the Humanities, such as a library, community center or a museum, to support a campus-community collaborative public humanities project. For the humanities centers and participating graduate students, these grants help them build new relationships outside of the university, strengthen their focus on public programming and develop new audiences for the humanities scholarship happening at their universities. For the Council partner, the grant builds capacity, deepens the scholarly underpinnings of their programming, and helps them finds new audiences within the university community.

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