Global Urban Humanities Initiative-Townsend Fellowships for Spring 2017

Global Urban Humanities Initiative-Townsend Fellowships for Spring 2017

Call for applications: Deadline April 1

DSC_1746The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GloUH) is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity for faculty and graduate students engaged in the study of contemporary and historical cities. The Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows will comprise an interdisciplinary group of scholars investigating urban form and experience by engaging the methods of the arts and humanities, the humanistic social sciences, and environmental design.

The group of approximately six faculty members and three doctoral students will meet on Mondays from 12 to 2 p.m. throughout the Spring 2017 semester to discuss their research.

The goal of the Fellowship program is both to further the development of hybrid methods of investigating cities and also to enrich research that is firmly rooted in a single discipline. In weekly meetings participants will explore methodological and theoretical questions with the aim of advancing the emerging field of urban humanities. Through discussions by faculty and doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines, which may include anthropology, architecture, art history, city planning, geography, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, performance studies, rhetoric, etc. we hope to generate new insights into urban life.

Assistant and Associate Professors and Lecturers SOE: will receive one course release for one semester (assuming a 2-2 teaching load). Application information and forms are available at

Full Professors: there is no application form. Senior faculty will be invited by the Principal Investigators to join the group to complement the mix of junior faculty and graduate students and will receive a stipend of $2,000. For information, please contact

Doctoral Students: will receive a $18,000 stipend. Application information and forms are available at

Applications are due April 1, 2016 by 5 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the Global Urban Humanities Initiative website at, including the Academic Program and Symposia pages in order to better understand the goals of the Initiative, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Questions about the fellowship may be addressed to Susan Moffat, GloUH Project Director, at The Global Urban Humanities Initiative is a joint venture of the Arts & Humanities Division and the College of Environmental Design. Co-Principal Investigators are Dean Anthony J. Cascardi and Dean Jennifer Wolch.