Tuition Fellowships - School of Criticism and Theory

The Cogut Institute for the Humanities will sponsor two participants in the 2018 summer session at the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University. Sponsored participants can be senior graduate students or junior faculty members. Selections are made by the Governing Board of the Cogut Institute, and selected participants are guaranteed a place in the SCT program, with tuition paid by the Cogut Institute.  A housing allowance of up to $1000 (reimbursed with proper documentation) is included for graduate students. 

SCT is “an international program of study with leading figures in critical thought.”  It is held every year between mid-June and late July on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY.  In the summer of 2018, six-week seminars will be offered by Emily Apter (New York University), Faisal Devji (St. Antony's College/Oxford University), Michael Puett (Harvard University), and Carolyn Rouse (Princeton University).  The director of SCT is Hent de Vries (Johns Hopkins). 

The nominated graduate students must:

  1. already be supported (i.e., is a continuing student with support in the department)
  2. have passed their exams and advanced to the dissertation writing stage
  3. have the support of their advisor and DGS
  4. not be beyond the sixth year

Candidates must submit the application form (see below), a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation. The statement of purpose must be of no more than two pages, describing current scholarly interests and plans and how the SCT might further those interests and plans. The statement should include information about courses taken and/or taught in criticism and theory.


2018 Application will be posted soon.

Applications open November 28, 2017.  Deadline for 2018 cohort:  January 17, 2018.

General information about SCT 2018

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