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Call for Proposals and Application 2023-2024.

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 Monday, April 10th. The fellowship period will be September 2023 through May 2024.




The Rosewood, Florida Massacre of 1922. The Kingdom of Hayti led by Henri Christophe in 1811. FTX. The Human Genome. Mars. The imagined spaces of Wakanda. The sites, locations, real or imagined, extant or existing digitally and online, and otherwise, or as part of the human body provide us with different ways of considering what world-making can mean across a variety of disciplines. The idea of world-making suggests that there are possibilities beyond the worlds we know right now. World-making presents thinking beyond the present to imagine worlds otherwise, worlds that we may not yet have access to, worlds that push past what might be possible. World-making invites creativity, necessitates building, and is inherently capacious. World-making asks us to be expansive in our thinking, building, imagining and theorizing. However, overly expansive utopian thinking has been used to oppressive ends. Proposals connected to any dimension of this broad field of inquiry, including literary, artistic, historical, socio-political, scientific, economic, ecological, media theoretical, philosophical, linguistic, as well as technology-focused perspectives are welcome. Dr. Régine Jean Charles, Director of Africana Studies and Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies will lead the year-long interdisciplinary conversation among fellows about their work.


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, 2023

· 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 2022-23 theme

· Statement of approval from Department Chair

· A letter of recommendation from one faculty member

To apply, please email your materials as one combined document to the Humanities Center at by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10th.


For any questions about the process, please email Tania Munguia, Administrative Operations and Events Manager, Humanities Center, at