The Alpine Fellowship competition is open. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
The Alpine Fellowship supports students who are dedicated to exploring cross-disciplinary questions of the contemporary age. The ideal students "seek to explore the connections across and between humanistic fields of study, build bridges across fields of study in the humanities, and creatively synthesize the arts, literature, philosophy, and other humanistic fields of inquiry." Recipients receive a fellowship award of up to $6,000 and a trip to the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Consortium in Fjällnäs, Sweden. The annual event includes prominent guests from around the world, representing the fields of theater, poetry, film, music, philosophy and the visual arts. In the last years the novelist Ian McEwan, the art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and the filmmaker Luc Jacquet have been among the guests. The theme for the 2020 Consortium is "Forgiveness and Retribution." Please find a detailed description of the theme here.
The fellowship is open to current graduate students at GSAS or Tisch. Students graduating in May 2020 are not eligible to participate. Selected students must be matriculated in their graduate program at the time of the consortium. Strong candidates include those whose work strives to build bridges across disparate fields of study in the humanities, while creatively synthesizing the arts, literature, philosophy, and other humanistic fields of inquiry.
Applicants must upload a personal statement (single-spaced, 2-3 pages), CV, and NYU transcript (unofficial copies can be downloaded from Albert) in a single PDF to the online application. The personal statement should speak to this year's theme, explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this opprtunity. One letter of support is also required and must be sent by the reference writer to firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 1, 2020 deadline.
There are additional opportunities in the categories of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Writing that you may wish to explore. These awards are managed directly by the Alpine Fellowship and can be found on their website.