Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellowship

The Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellowship supports graduate students enrolled in the Doctoral Certificate in Collaborative Humanities. The fellowship relieves students in the second, third, or fourth year of their doctoral program from all teaching duties in their home department.

The fellowship does not extend the student's funding clock. Graduate fellows receive a full stipend for the academic year, $500 research award, tuition, the health services fee, and health and dental insurance. Students already scheduled for a fellowship year, with approval of the student's program, may defer that fellowship to a later year.

The Doctoral Certificate in Collaborative Humanities promotes interactive forms of cross-disciplinary work oriented toward the most challenging questions facing humanities research today. Collaboration is built through research practices dedicated to thinking together across disciplines and geographical locations. Participants pursue these forms of inquiry through teaching models and student practices that experiment with group presentations, collaborative online discussions, co-authored seminar papers, and other forms of intellectual partnership. Read more about the Collaborative Humanities Initiative.

Eligibility

The fellowship is open to Brown University students pursuing doctorates in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Students currently in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of their doctoral program may apply to hold the fellowship in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year, respectively.

Students can apply whether or not they have started the sequence of collaborative seminars and have formally enrolled in the certificate program.

Application

Applications open on January 4, 2021 and close on Friday, March 5, 2021.

If you are not currently formally enrolled in the doctoral certificate in collaborative humanities, please submit:

  1. The doctoral certificate application through UFunds (under Doctoral Certificates) including your statement of purpose, completion timeline, C.V., and letters of support. Fellowship recipients will be asked to provide the project description at a later time.
  2. The fellowship application, including a writing sample of 10 to 25 pages. Please note: you must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form.

If you are already enrolled in the doctoral certificate in collaborative humanities, please submit:

  1. The fellowship application, including a writing sample of 10 to 25 pages. You can also submit, if desired, a revised version of the certificate statement and completion timeline you provided at the time of application for admission in the doctoral certificate. Please note: you must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form.
  2. If desired, an updated letter of recommendation from your advisor may be sent to [email protected].

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications are reviewed by the governing board of the Cogut Institute.

Questions? Please contact Damien Mahiet, Associate Director.