The Alpine Fellowship competition is open. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
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 $6,250 and a trip to the 2018 Alpine Fellowship Consortium in Venice in June, 2018. 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 2018 Consortium is "childhood." Please find a detailed description of the theme here.
The fellowship is open to any current graduate student at GSAS or Tisch. Selected students must still be matriculated at the time of the consortium. Strong candidates would 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 submit a CV, letter of support, personal statement (single-spaced, 2-3 pages), and NYU transcript. The personal statement should speak to this year's theme, explaining why and how you think you would be a contribution to this gathering. Unofficial copies of transcripts can be downloaded from Albert. Students and reference writers must submit the relevent documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 14 at 11:59 pm EST.