New York Botanical Garden, Humanities Institute
Research Fellowship Food Humanities
|Location:||New York, United States|
|Position:||Doctoral Fellow, Fellow|
The Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden is pleased to offer a full-time residential Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship in the novel field of Food Humanities during the academic year 2022-23 for Pre- and Post-Doctoral students. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in topics related to the Food Humanities with special focus on the multi-cultural local communities in and around the Bronx, New York, including but not limited to, histories of food and urban agriculture, food justice and food security in the Bronx, Indigenous food traditions, and history of community gardens and urban farms.
The Humanities Institute is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible academic environment and further recognizes that diversity in our fellowship student body fosters excellence in programmatic and research initiatives.
Eligibility: Current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than 5 years since graduation date), who are U.S. citizens or international scholars currently authorized to work in the U.S. Students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tenure of Fellowship: Nine months (September 15, 2022 to June 15, 2023). Deferral of this Research Fellowship is not permitted. Fellowships at NYBG’s Humanities Institute are awards that place great emphasis on the exchange of ideas among fellows and the spirit of community within the larger institution. Fellows are expected to devote themselves fully to their research, and not take any other responsibilities during their tenure, give a presentation about their work, and fully participate in the Humanities Institute’s seminar programs.
Fellowship award: $50,000 (fifty thousand US dollars)
Deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is February 1, 2022, 6 pm (EST). Late applications will not be accepted. Awards will be announced in mid-March.
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|Primary Category:||Cultural History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Environmental History / Studies