About the Fellowship


The Humanities Center Fellowship program brings together scholars from various disciplines – both within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as from other colleges of Northeastern University – around a common theme.

The Fellowship program provides a focused period of time for Northeastern Humanities Fellows to pursue research, to collaborate with others around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community.

Fellows will receive:

  • One (1) course release;
  • Release for tenure-track faculty from most service duties in one’s department for the year;
  • Access to Humanities Center resources (which may include staff and space).

The program facilitates productive discussions and collaborations among the participants around a major theme, with a view toward the development of joint projects, conferences, publications, and/or major grant applications.

Expected duties include:

  • Bi-weekly meetings among fellows with a rotating schedule of research reporting and collaboration;
  • Research colloquium presentations (audience is NU faculty, staff, and students);
  • Yearly summit that celebrates the theme and shares the research of all fellows

The Humanities Center

Building on Northeastern University’s tradition of linking scholarship and society, the Northeastern Humanities Center was founded in 2008 to foster conversation and collaboration among politicians and writers, philosophers and scientists, historians and health-care providers, journalists and entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers, researchers and practitioners, and others. The Center seeks to bring together thinkers who can help define the critical questions that need addressing and also respond imaginatively to topical issues as they arise. Through working groups, forum discussions, symposia, seminars, workshops, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Center will support a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for different perspectives, experience, and expertise.

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