Fellowships

For the 2019-2022 fellowship competition, four fellowships will be awarded; applicants had the option to apply for more than one fellowship pertinent to their research and teaching. The application deadline was August 22, 2018, at this time we no longer accept applications.

1. Two Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN)

Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows (see list below). The fellowship’s responsibilities include both research and teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year). The fellow will either participate in a team-taught course or offer a self-designed course, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas.

2. One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)

This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in humanities disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows (see list below). The fellowship’s responsibilities include both research and teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year). In the fall semester of the first two years, the fellow will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages. In the spring semester of the first year, the fellow will offer a self-designed course either in the host department or an interdisciplinary program. In the spring semester of the second year, the fellow will offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate course in Humanistic Studies. This course might take a more intensive look at materials from “Approaches to Western Culture,” or offer an interdisciplinary approach to the fellow's own area of humanities expertise. The fellow will be called upon to lead or contribute to occasional activities designed to build a sense of community among undergraduates in the Humanistic Studies Program—the Program offers local and international field trips, an undergraduate society, workshops and other opportunities.

3. One Fellowship in LGBT Studies

The Fund for Reunion/Princeton BTGALA (the LGBT Alumni Association of Princeton University) and the Society of Fellows are co-sponsors of a fellowship to be awarded to a scholar working on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender issues in any of the disciplines represented in the Society (see list below), and particularly in new and emerging fields. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research in any scholarly areas that will make a positive contribution toward public discourse around contemporary LGBT issues. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or an interdisciplinary program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches only one course and devotes the final semester to full-time research. The LGBT fellow is also encouraged to share research interests with the wider campus community, with the aim of creating a sustained dialogue on issues related to LGBT equality.