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Department Fellowships and Awards

 
In addition to the Henry Mitchell MacCracken Fellowship, many other fellowships and awards are available to our Ph.D. students: Summer Fellowships for 1st year  Ph.D. Students,the Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship, the Penfield Fellowship,Comp Lit Student Travel Awards, GSAS Fellowships and Awards, and External Fellowships and Awards.

Also noted below are selected fellowships and awards received by Comp Lit students since 2007-2008.

Comp Lit Summer Fellowships for 1st year Ph.D. Students

The Department will make $1,000 in funding available to each of our 1st year Ph.D. students in the summer after his/her 1st year of study in the program.  These fellowships are primarily intended to support language training or research toward the dissertation.

To receive the Summer Fellowship, 1st year students must be in “good academic standing” as defined by GSAS*, and should submit a brief statement of purpose and up-to-date academic transcript to the Director of Graduate Studies.  The date for this submission will be announced annually by the department (usually the beginning of March).

Note: One extra year of summer funding at a higher level is currently available. We hope to be able to continue this funding in the future.

Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship

The Department awards this endowed fellowship to an outstanding student of Comparative Literature who has completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation.  There is no application for this award.

Penfield Fellowship

The Department awards this endowed fellowship to an advanced dissertation-level student studying in the area of belle-lettres, international affairs, and/or diplomacy.  There is no application for this award.

Comp Lit Student Travel Awards

Ph.D. students in years 1 through 5 of their studies can apply for a variety of travel award options to present papers at  scholarly or professional non-student conferences. Applications should be submitted to Laryssa Witty (lw90@nyu.edu).


Note:  We strongly advise that students apply for the GSAS Travel Grant for the first instance of conference travel (GSAS almost always awards first-time applicants; their travel grant is more than ours; their travel grant is also open to MA students).


Eligibility and Application

  • Applicants must be matriculated Ph.D. students in “good standing”* in the Department of Comparative Literature and cannot be past their 5th year.  Terminal M.A. students, Fulbright Scholars, non-degree candidates, Visiting Scholars, and Global Scholars are not eligible.
  • Travel awards are not made for attendance only, i.e., students must be presenting a conference paper.
  • Travel awards are not made for presentations at graduate student conferences.
  • Travel awards are not made to students on leave of absence or those maintaining matriculation.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter or e-mail of acceptance from conference organizers.

Award Options      

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students can apply for up to $400 in travel award. This can be either two $200 awards for two conferences OR $400 in travel award for one conference.
  • 4th and 5th year students can apply for another $350 travel award to one conference. If a student has not used one of the earlier $200 amounts, this $200 can be combined with the $350. (Both the $200 amounts cannot be carried into the 4th/5th years).

*GSAS Good academic standing = minimum GPA of 3.0; must have successfully completed 66 percent of credits attempted while at NYU, not including current semester; Courses with grades of IP, IF, N, W, and F are not considered "successfully completed."

GSAS Fellowships and Awards

Each spring and fall, the Graduate School of Arts and Science offers the opportunity to apply for various fellowships and awards designed to reward exceptional students who are actively engaged in thesis research or dissertation writing.  A list of current GSAS Fellowships and Awards appears below.  Contact Laryssa Witty for descriptions and details of application.

Fall:  Dissertation Writing Fellowships, Dissertation Research Fellowships, Dean’s Fellowships, James Arthur Fellowship, Elaine Brody Fellowship for the Humanities, Lane Cooper Fellowship, Torch Fellowship

Spring:  GSAS Summer Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Andrew Sauter Fellowship for Pre-doctoral Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Maizer Summer Fellowship, Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowhip, Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship, Margaret and Herman Sokol Post-doctoral Fellowship, Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Prizes, Dean’s Outstanding Student Teaching Awards, Arts and Science Prize Teaching Fellowship

External Fellowships and Awards

For information on external fellowships and awards, please contact the NYU Office of Student and Academic Life (OASL) at: 212-998-8060212-998-8060 or gsas.studentlife@nyu.edu.

Selected Fellowships and Awards Received by Comp Lit Students Since 2007-2008

Note: This listing does not include travel award recipients.

2017-2018

Emily Sibley
: Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

2016-2017

Amanda Perry: James Lougheed Award

2015-2016


Nienke Boer:
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

Daniel Howell
: Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

Michael Krimper:
GRI and Remarque Institute Fellowship

Amy Obermeyer
: GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship

Mert Reisoglu:
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

2014-2015

Emily Sibley: CASA Fellowship: Center for Arabic Studies Abroad

2013-2014

Anastasiya Osipova: Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

2012-2013

Nienke Boer:
  Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

Anastasiya Osipova: Dean's Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell

2010-2011

Magali Armillas-Tiseyra
: Dean's Dissertation Fellowship 2010-2011

Lori Cole - 2011 Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship

Patrick Gallagher - 2011 Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz:  doctoral fellow with the DFG (Deutsche Forschsgemeinschaft, a German Research Foundation) Graduiertenkolleg (Doctoral Research Group), Lebensformen und Lebenswissen ("Forms of Life and the Know-How of Living")

Katharina Piechocki: Dean's Dissertation Fellowship 2010-2011

Erica Weitzman: DFG Fellowship for the Graduiertertenkolleg "Lebensformen und Lebenswissen" at Europa-Universität Viadrina and Universität Potsdam

2009-2010


Magali Armillas-Tiseyra
: summer research grant from the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Haytham Bahoora
:   Post-doctoral fellowship: the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin (the Wissenshaftskolleg) as part of their "Europe in the Middle East: The Middle East in Europe" program.

Michiel Bot:  2009 Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship

Lori Cole: GSAS Predoctoral Summer 2010 Fellowship

Robyn Creswell: 2009-2010 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

Ozen Dolcerocca - Summer 2010 GSAS Predoctoral Fellowship

Patrick Gallagher: 2009-2010 Penfield Fellowship

Anna Krakus:  GSAS Summer Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Beata Potocki:  2009 Dean's Dissertation Award

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz:  doctoral fellow with the DFG (Deutsche Forschsgemeinschaft, a German Research Foundation) Graduiertenkolleg (Doctoral Research Group), Lebensformen und Lebenswissen ("Forms of Life and the Know-How of Living")

Magali Armillas-Tiseyra:  summer research grant from the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Erica Weitzman: DFG Fellowship for the Graduiertertenkolleg "Lebensformen und Lebenswissen" at Europa-Universität Viadrina and Universität Potsdam

Sonia Werner
: Summer 2010 FLAS Research Fellowship

Lorraine Wong:  2009-2010 Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship

2008-2009

Jieun Chang:  2008-2009 Anais Min Memorial Fellowship

Ipek Celik:  2008-2009 Penfield Fellowship

John Patrick Leary:  Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Erica Weitzman:  stipend in the DFG Graduiertertenkolleg "Lebensformen und Lebenswissen" at Europa-Universität Viadrina and Universität Potsdam

Anne Mulhall:  2008-2009 Fulbright

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz:  2008 GSAS Summer Predoctoral Fellowship

Robyn Creswell:  Summer 2008 MacDowell Colony Fellowship; ACLA/Mellon Fellowship

Katharina Piechocki:  Summer 2008 NYU Global Fellowship

Haytham Bahoora:  2008-2009 Arts and Science Prize Teaching Fellowship

Lori Cole:  2008 Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowship

Erica Weitzman:  Freie Universität exchange/scholarship

2007-2008

Christopher Apap:  2008 Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship

Haytham Bahoora: 2007-2008 Penfield Fellowship;CAS outstanding teaching award;
Arts and Science Prize Teaching Fellowship

Bregtje Hartendorf-Wallach:  2007-2008 Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship.

Jennifer Cayer: GSAS Dean's Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Humanities; GSAS Summer Pre-doctoral Fellowship; IFA-GSAS Forum on Visual Culture

Fernando Perez:  GSAS Summer Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Summer 2007

Micaela Kramer: Robert Holmes Travel and Research Awards for African Scholarship, Summer 2007

John Patrick Leary: Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowship, Summer 2007
Katharina Piechocki: NYU Global Fellowship (summer 2008 at NYU-in-Florence)

Jennifer Kaplan: ARCE Fellowship to Egypt; FLAS to Egypt

Ipek Celik:  Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Pu Wang:  4th Liu Li-an Poetry Award 

Robyn Creswell: MacDowell Colony Summer (Writing) Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz: DAAD German Studies Summer Research Grant