About the application

The GC was awarded a $415,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote and expand public humanities practices at CUNY through the Center for the Humanities.

The grant will support a new iteration of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, which provides an opportunity for collaboration among faculty, students, and arts professionals at CUNY as well as civic and cultural leaders throughout New York City. This new seminar will build on our successful pilot program, which concludes in fall 2016 with a series of public talks, workshops, performances, classroom initiatives, and publications. The relationships forged between CUNY faculty and students and their civic and cultural partners in the public sphere during the pilot have led to an astonishingly diverse array of meaningful creative, intellectual, digital, and civically minded projects with deep and far-reaching impact. The Center for the Humanities is thrilled to carry this work forward!

For more information about the kinds of projects produced by the the pilot program, view here.

or further inquiries, please email Kendra Sullivan.

“We deeply appreciate the creative and innovative structures that have been proposed to create stronger intellectual and collaborative links across CUNY’s senior and community colleges, the latter’s constituent communities, and the various ‘publics’ of the City of New York,” said Eugene M. Tobin, senior program officer in the program for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The seminar will begin in spring 2017 and meet for two years to develop public scholarship around four new research themes. Participants will include senior faculty advisors; faculty co-leaders from senior and community colleges; doctoral students who will serve as digital fellows and teaching fellows; doctoral students who will receive course credit for their project-based participation; adjuncts and creative professionals; and civic and cultural partners. The participants will be selected by an advisory committee representing the GC’s diverse intellectual community.

Click the following links to view the calls for participation, and application information for:

CUNY Faculty Coleaders (extended deadline October 28, 2016)

Student Teaching Fellows for GC Doctoral Students (extended deadline
November 18, 2016)

Center for the Humanities' Digital Publics Fellows for GC Doctoral Students
(extended deadline November 18, 2016)

Image credits (from left to right, top to bottom): Photo by Marina Massaro; Warren K. Leffler, Poor People's March at Lafayette Park and on Connecticut Avenue, June 18 1968, Public domain; Dona Ann McAdams, John Bernd, New York City, 1980s, courtesy the artist; Sasha Wortzel, Benjamin Haber and Sandy Stone at the Queer Circuits in Archival Times conference, 2016, courtesy the artist.