The Interdisciplinary Committee on the Study of Religion invites applications from recently tenured-faculty, CUNY doctoral students, and PhDs eligible for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, who would like to participate in a research seminar on the theme of Popular Religion.
All fellowship searches are currently closed. Applications for the 2013-14 academic year will be available in Spring 2013.
The deadlines for application for the 2012-13 academic year were February 1st (Postdoctoral Fellowship), February 7th (Doctoral Student and Dissertation Writing Fellowships), and February 10th (Mid-Career Faculty Fellowships).
MELLON STIPEND GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINE: February 7, 2012
The Mellon Stipend Fellowship is a five-year fellowship to assist in the recruitment of outstanding doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose area of interest and expertise falls under one of the broad categories of interdisciplinary science studies, religion, or globalization. The Mellon Stipend Fellowship provides a stipend $6,000 per year during the fellow’s first five years of study. There is no service requirement attached to the $6,000 stipend. Mellon Stipend Fellows are affiliated with one of three interdisciplinary Committees: the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, the Committee for the Study of Religion, and the Committee for the Study of Globalization and Social Change. Fellows participate, along with faculty and post-doctoral fellows, in the activities and intellectual life of the Committee. Mellon Stipend Fellows are expected to attend the Committee’s weekly seminar (zero credits) and public programs.
To be eligible to be nominated for this fellowship, an incoming student must hold an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship which carries a stipend of $18,000 per year and is awarded by the student’s doctoral program. The three Committees select Mellon Stipend Fellows from nominations submitted by the Executive Officer of the nominee’s doctoral program.
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION WRITING FELLOWSHIP: ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
DEADLINE: February 7, 2012
Applications are invited from students of the humanities and humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, religion, sociology, philosophy, political science, history, English, art history, and comparative literature who engage and transect our seminar topic. THIS FELLOWSHIP IS OPEN ONLY TO CUNY GRADUATE CENTER DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND YOU MUST BE LEVEL III BY MAY 2012. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, successful candidates will be granted $10,000 total for Fall 2012-Spring 2013 in return for a commitment to fully participate in the work of the Committee and in the weekly seminar. The basis for selection of participants will rest primarily on the relevance to the overall project of the work proposal submitted by applicants. In accord with the interdisciplinary aim of the program, selections will also be made with an eye to maintaining disciplinary diversity.
Doctoral Students must apply using the Graduate Center Provost’s Office Dissertation Fellowships and Awards Application. The link to the Doctoral Student application process can be found here: Doctoral Student Application Form. Please adhere to the guidelines detailed by the Provost’s Office.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: ELIGIBILITY and REQUIREMENTS
DEADLINE: February 1, 2012
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D-granting institution of CUNY, announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2012-2013 in the interdisciplinary Committee for the Study of Religion. The study of religion includes, but is not limited to, such areas of research as violence and sacred space, fundamentalism, popular religion, piety, and post-secularism.
Position will begin on September 1, 2012. The successful candidate will be housed in the Graduate Center’s new Committee for the Study of Religion (studyofreligion.gc.cuny.edu) and will be expected to pursue his/her own research related to one of the above fields. S/he will participate in a weekly research seminar with other Committee faculty and fellows; teach one graduate course; or organize, convene and, lead one research seminar or small conference. A fellow is also expected to participate more generally in the administration and programming of the Committee. S/he will have shared office space.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2009 at the earliest, or who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of February 1, 2012, are eligible. The September 1, 2012 appointment requires that the Ph.D. has been awarded. Also required are an interest in productive scholarship in one of the above fields, interdisciplinary interests, and the ability to work collaboratively.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample publication or dissertation chapter, and the names/addresses/email addresses for at least three references to Religion@gc.cuny.edu.
Please note we will contact references for shortlisted applicants.
Salary: $55,000 plus benefits and a small research/travel allowance.
MID-CAREER FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINE: February 10, 2012
Applications are invited from scholars of the humanities and humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, religion, sociology, philosophy, political science, history, English, art history, and comparative literature who engage and transect our seminar topic.With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, successful candidates will be granted up to a FOUR COURSE release from college teaching requirements, to be distributed acorss the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters at their department’s discretion, in return for a commitment to fully participate in the work of the Committee and in the weekly seminar. The basis for selection of participants will rest primarily on the relevance to the overall project of the work proposal submitted by applicants. In accord with the interdisciplinary aim of the program, selections will also be made with an eye to maintaining disciplinary diversity. Applicants must be tenured, and preference will be given to faculty in the early stages of career development (i.e. within ten years of receiving tenure).
A completed Faculty Fellow Application is comprised of four parts:
- Completed application form (religion.facform.2012.2013)
- (This should include the signature of the program Executive Officer for faculty with GSUC appointments, or of Department Chairs for non-GSUC appointments)
- 150 word abstract
- Project description (maximum 1500 words)
- a current short CV (maximum 5 pages)
Send your complete application in PDF format, including the signed application form, to religion (at) gc (dot) cuny (dot) edu.
Inquiries should be directed to RELIGION (at) GC (dot) CUNY (dot) EDU