New Public Humanities Fellowship Available Through Humanities Institute

Release Date: December 12, 2012

BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute has announced a new $5,000 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year, offered in partnership with the New York State Council on the Humanities.

Institute Director Erik Seeman, professor of history at UB, says the fellowship will fund training for one doctoral scholar in methods of public scholarship and for exploration of the public dimensions of research in partnership with a community organization.

The fellowship will cover a period from August 2013 to May 2014.

Applicants must be PhD students enrolled in a humanities field at UB, a field that Seeman says will be "broadly defined," and have completed all coursework and oral exams by September 2012.

The stipend will cover the recipient's participation in a mandatory two-day training program in August in New York City, and fellowship-related events.

Interested applicants should submit an online application, including CV and references, by Feb. 1. The CV should indicate when the applicant achieved ABD status.

The application is online at

The winner will be announced April 1.

The new fellowship joins a wide selection of funding programs and awards already offered by the UB Humanities Institute.

These include faculty Humanities' Faculty Research Fellowships, Advanced PhD Fellowships, UB Libraries' Special Collections Fellowships, the Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Program, Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo Research Funding, funding for small research projects and fellowships to attend Dartmouth University's annual Futures of American Studies Institute.

Information on all UB Humanities Institute research and funding programs can be found at

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