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Thank you for your applications. The deadline for submission (2024-25) has passed.

Application Requirements

The Northeastern Humanities Center invites applications for its eleventh Resident Fellowship Program for the 2023-24 academic year. We hope to fund two CSSH Dean’s Graduate Student Fellows.


The application deadline is Thursday, February 22, 2024. The fellowship period will be September 2024 through May 2025.


2024 – 2025 Theme: Erasure


We are living at a moment of erasure and the threat of erasure. Examples include book censorship; revisionist histories and denialism; “alternative” truths; refusal to acknowledge impending crises such as climate change; undermining of democratic and academic institutions; limitations on freedom of expression; dismantling of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and obliterative forms of violence directed against people, populations, communities, and cultures. Erasure can invite forms of recovery and redress such as corrective histories; commemoration; archival research; art restoration; palimpsestic writing; and restorative justice. Digital humanities and AI join these traditional disciplinary approaches in providing opportunities for redress. Applicants should feel free to interpret the theme of erasure broadly. 


Initial Requirements and Eligibility:

· The program is open to Ph.D. candidates in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)

· Applicants must be funding eligible and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by July 31, 2024

· Abstract of project (approximately 100 words)

· A narrative (two pages, double spaced) that addresses the way in which the project connects with the Humanities Center’s mission and the Fellowship’s 2024-25 theme

· Statement of approval from Department Chair

· A letter of recommendation from one faculty member

To apply, please submit your application on the below link by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2024.
For any questions about the process, please email Lori Lefkovitz, Humanities Center Director, at