Mellon Awards $500k To NY Humanities Council

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UniversityThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the New York Council for the Humanities a grant to support and expand their Humanities Centers Initiative to 42 new Public Humanities Fellows over the next three years.

The Humanities Centers Initiative is a collaboration between the Council and seven research universities: New York University, CUNY Graduate Center, Columbia University, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Buffalo, Cornell University, and Syracuse University.

Each university hosts two Public Humanities Fellows, humanities graduate students selected for a one-year tenure that includes a stipend as well as training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship. Fellows propose projects that they develop over the course of the year. A list of fellows and their projects can be found here.

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