The fellowship search for the 2012–2013 seminar is now closed.
With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, The Committee on Globalization and Social Change offers the following fellowships to individuals who would like to participate in a research seminar on the selected theme for the upcoming year:
- 2012 Dissertation Fellowship
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
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.
The deadline for applications is February 7, 2012.
- 2012 Doctoral Student Fellowship
The Mellon Doctoral Student 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 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. Graduate Student Fellows are affiliated with one of three interdisciplinary Committees: theCommittee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, the Committee for the Study of Religion, and theCommittee 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. Graduate Student 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.
- 2012 Mid-Career Faculty Fellowships
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. 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 five pages)
Send a PDF of your complete application, including the signed application form, to globalization (at) gc (dot) cuny (dot) edu.
Inquiries should be directed to globalization (at) gc (dot) cuny (dot) edu
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7th, 2012
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship
This search is now closed.
The Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the CUNY Graduate Center is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship search for the academic year 2011-2012. Applications are invited from scholars whose research coincides with our theme for the year, “Solidarities: Politics and Ethics in a Global Age.”
The CGSC is an interdisciplinary working group of CUNY faculty committed to exploring the relationships among recent socioeconomic transformations associated with “globalization,” the political possibilities opened or obstructed by those transformations, and the intellectual frameworks through which to grasp these developments and relations. Doing so requires that we revisit inherited analytic categories and explanatory frameworks from the standpoint of these new historical conditions. One such category is solidarity.
Research foci might be organized around (but are not limited to) the following questions: Now that the institutions and ideologies underpinning those traditions have been dismantled, does the category “solidarity” retain descriptive power or critical purchase? What might the relevant units or scale of solidarity today? Conversely, can a renewed conception of solidarity help us to grasp certain aspects of the contemporary situation? Do we need to conceptualize new forms or practices of (global) solidarity as part of a (global) political project that might be adequate to our current challenges? Can solidarity allow us to think creatively about coming together within or across social formations that transcends the limitations of inherited oppositions between universality and particularity, unity and fragmentation, general standards or shared norms and relativism? Could a concept or politics of solidarity point toward new ways of reconciling democracy and plurality? If so, what are the ethical implications of a renewed conception of solidarity in an age of global circulation and interdependence? Solidarity might also signal long-distance support for multiple struggles in different places. Does “globalization” require and enable, or perhaps foreclose, new types of networked linkages as well as the technical, organizational, and imaginative resources for pursuing them? How does the global visibility of citizens actions, most recently in the Arab world, inform the terms of politics solidarity?
In addition to conducting their own research, Fellows will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar of the Committee and support other initiatives of the Committee, such as the promotion of conferences, guest lectures and symposia. Postdoctoral awards are residential and normally run for the academic year September-May. In addition to the stipend and a research space, Fellows have access to all CUNY research facilities.
Performs research in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. There is no teaching requirement for this fellowship.
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise. Also recommended are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Individuals already in tenure track teaching positions are ineligible for this fellowship.
To be eligible, candidates should have their doctoral dissertations in hand and must have completed their dissertations within five years of taking up the Fellowship.
Salary Range: $55,017
How to apply:
To apply, please send the following COLLATED by MAY 1, 2011:
- Six copies of a 500 word letter of interest in relation to the activities of the Globalization Committee
- Six copies of a 1000 word personal research plan
- Six copies of a curriculum vitae
- One copy of a representative article or dissertation chapter
- three letters of recommendation (can be sent separately or with your application, only one copy necessary) to:
Postdoctoral Search Committee
The Committee on Globalization and Social Change
The Graduate Center, Room 5109
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10016
**Please send hard copies only; e-mail applications will not be accepted. **