Newhouse Fellowship


Applicants for external Newhouse Faculty Fellowships should submit by December 3, 2021. Applications can be submitted electronically through the portal. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants will be notified by the end of March or April of 2022 whether they have received a fellowship.

Please include in your application:

  1. A research proposal of no more than 1250 words, describing the project and plan of research for the proposed residency with brief bibliography. Please include a description of the broad theoretical framework of your project and how it contributes to contemporary debates or concerns within the field of humanities today.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. The names and contact information of two referees, whom you have asked to submit letters to support your application. We will send the referees a link to submit the letter. We ask that the letters of recommendation be submitted no later than December 17, 2021
  4. A cover letter that makes clear your reasons for wishing to work at the Newhouse Center; any contacts you might have with Wellesley faculty; and whether you are willing to be considered for an unstipended as well as a stipended fellowship (up to $50,000/AY).

Expectations for Newhouse fellows:

Fellows will be required to give a presentation on their project at the end of their appointment. Additionally, they will make one or two class visits to relevant departments. Fellows are also required to live in the Boston area and participate in Newhouse Center programs. Please contact the Director with any questions about the residency requirement.

Please note that for 2022-2023 Wellesley College reserves the right to postpone fellowships in the event that public health conditions worsen.