The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have approved a grant of $600,000 to Humanities New York to provide ongoing funding for the Public Humanities Fellowship, which offers support, mentoring, and training for graduate students in the humanities at nine partner universities to develop a public-facing humanities project, often in cooperation with a community group or nonprofit organization.
Humanities New York reports that since its inception in 2013, the Public Humanities Fellowship has been awarded to over 60 students. “Former Fellows have launched careers in both academic and non-academic fields, due in many cases to the experience of the Fellowship and the projects they created,” an announcement sent to the press said. “All of the universities involved have provided wholehearted support of the project and its goals, to the extent that the initial six partners since have expanded to nine.”
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