Fellowships

In the 2023-2026 fellowship competition, five fellowships were offered. Applicants could be considered for more than one fellowship category pertinent to their research and teaching:

1. Two or Three Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

These fellowships are open to applicants in all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The fellowships' responsibilities include both research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. The fellows will either participate in team-taught courses or offer self-designed courses in the host department and/or an interdisciplinary program. In addition, fellows normally take on some advising in their specialty or related research areas.

2. One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

This fellowship is supported jointly by the Humanities Council and the Society of Fellows and is open to candidates in the humanities disciplines represented in the Society. The fellowship’s responsibilities include research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. Courses are offered in a fellow’s host department and cross-listed with the Program in Humanistic Studies, possibly additional programs. In the fall semester of the first two years, the fellow will join a faculty team to teach in the Humanities Sequence, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The fellow will be called upon to lead or contribute to occasional activities designed to build a sense of community among undergraduates in the Program in Humanistic Studies, which offers local and international field trips, an undergraduate society, workshops and other opportunities.

3. One Fellowship in East Asian Studies

This fellowship is supported jointly by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Society of Fellows and is open to candidates in the humanities disciplines represented in the Society whose research focus is East Asia. The fellowship’s responsibilities include research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. Courses are offered in the Department of East Asian Studies and can be cross-listed with other programs or departments. For one semester in each of the first two years, the fellow is expected to co-teach the course East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations (antiquity to ca. 1600) or East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations (modern period to present). In addition, fellows normally take on some advising in their specialty or related research areas.

4. One Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies

The Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies is supported jointly by the office of the President at Princeton University and the Society of Fellows. The fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and affiliated social sciences. The selection committee particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship is driven by innovative, interdisciplinary, and historical ways of thinking, including interests in pre-modern and non-western cultures. In each of the first two years, the fellow teaches one course per semester in the host department and/or an interdisciplinary program, either team-taught or self-designed. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course. In addition, the fellow normally takes on some advising in their specialty or related research areas. 

 


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