Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Deadline January 14, 2022
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School of Criticism and Theory Tuition Fellowship

Funding Opportunity

The Cogut Institute sponsors two participants each year at the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) hosted by Cornell University. Sponsored participants are guaranteed a place in the program, with tuition paid by the Cogut Institute. Sponsored participants can be advanced graduate students or faculty members. An additional housing allowance of up to $1,000, reimbursed with proper documentation, is included for graduate students.

The School of Criticism and Theory, currently headed by Hent de Vries (New York University), is “an international program of study with leading figures in critical thought.” It is held every year between mid-June and late July on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Participants have the opportunity to join a six-week seminar as well as mini-seminars and lectures.

2022 session

Participants in the 2022 session will work in one of four six-week seminars offered by Adolph Reed (University of Pennsylvania) on "Beyond the Race/Class Dichotomy," Amy Allen (Penn State University) on "Marxism and the Problem of History," Andrew Cole (Princeton University) on "The Dialectic of Space," and Dagmar Herzog (CUNY Graduate Center) on "The Third Reich: Critical Controversies."

Each faculty member offers, in addition, a public lecture and a colloquium (based on an original paper) which are attended by the entire group. The program also includes mini-seminars taught by scholars who visit for shorter periods, and throughout the six weeks, distinguished theorists visit the SCT as lecturers.

Read more about the 2022 session


Applicants must be faculty members or doctoral students at Brown University.

Doctoral students should:

  • Have passed their exams and advanced to the dissertation writing stage.
  • Have the support of their advisor and director of graduate studies.
  • Not be beyond the sixth year of their doctoral program.


Applications for the summer 2022 program open on Monday, November 1, 2021 and close on Friday, January 14, 2022

You must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form. Applicants should submit:

  1. A statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should not exceed 1,000 words. It should describe current scholarly interests and plans and explain how the SCT might further those interests and plans. The statement should include information about courses taken and/or taught in criticism and theory.
  2. A C.V.

Letters of Recommendation

In addition, applicants should submit:

  1. Two letters of recommendation, to be emailed separately to [email protected]. Applications are not considered complete until letters of recommendation have been received.

Selections are made by the governing board of the Cogut Institute. Upon selection, sponsored participants will be asked to submit their statement of purpose and C.V. through the SCT application system and be provided with a letter of support from the Cogut Institute.


Questions? Please email [email protected].