Gotham Center for New York City History – new fellowship program: “Writing the History of Greater New York”
The Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY’s Graduate School is now taking applications for its new fellowship program, awarding two scholars $40,000 each, for book manuscripts substantially near completion, that explore the history of 1) the “outer boroughs” (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx); 2) Long Island’s contributions to the development of the metropolitan region; or 3) Long Island and New York City with a metropolitan or regional lens. The award provides office space at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), as well as full access to the library consortium and its subscriptions. Benefits are not included. Favor will be given to independent and early-career professionals, but we invite all scholars to apply.
Writing the History of Greater New York
The Gotham Center is now taking applications for “Writing the History of Greater New York,” a fellowship program established with the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Two yearlong grants of $40,000 will be awarded by March 15th, 2020 to scholars with book manuscripts substantially near completion that explore 1) the history of the “outer boroughs” (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx), 2) Long Island’s contributions to the development of the metropolitan region, or 3) that integrate the history of Long Island and New York City somehow, approaching the fields of urban / suburban history with a metropolitan / regional lens.
The award provides office space at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and full access to the library consortium and its subscriptions. Benefits are not included.
Applying & Timeline
Applications must include PDFs of the following: an abstract, a statement of need, and a progress report (no more than three pages); a writing sample of no more than ten pages (longer, published articles based on the research are permissible, too); a scholarly C.V. (no more than two pages); and three letters of reference. The applications should be emailed to GothamCenter@gc.cuny.edu with the subject line: ‘Gardiner application.’ The deadline is December 15th, 2019.
Favor will be given to independent and early-career professionals, but we invite all scholars to apply.
A selection committee will notify the successful applicants by March 15th, 2020. The fellowship will begin on September 1st, 2020, and terminate on the same date in 2021. Questions should be addressed to the Gotham Center’s Director, Peter-Christian Aigner: email@example.com
Terms of the Award
Gardiner fellows will be expected to submit an excerpt of no less than 50 pages of new material in late December 2020, and once more in early May 2021, for peer review by two experts in their subject area chosen by the Gotham Center. Fellows will also submit their manuscripts to Pulitzer-winning historian and Gotham Center board chairman / founder Mike Wallace, for editorial guidance at end-of-term. During the year, fellows will assist the Gotham Center in developing public programming based on their research at partnering institutions in the metropolitan region.