The Center for Religion and Cities invites graduate students, experienced scholars, ethnographers, practitioners, and public intellectuals to apply for the Fellowship in Public Scholarship. Applicants should be engaged in an ethnographic research project, community-based research, or otherwise working at the intersection of public scholarship, academic inquiry, and listening. Applicants should be interested in how their work can contribute to public scholarship and be willing to explore and implement deep listening practices in their research and work contexts. We welcome applications from graduate students, community organizers, and leaders in cultural organizations such as museums, universities, and nonprofits.
Through a series of bi-weekly meetings, participants in this program will learn together about models of deep listening, consider avenues of pursuing public scholarship, and have time to workshop and reflect on individual projects. Chosen fellows are expected to attend all meetings and complete surveys and reflections to track growth in listening and awareness of public scholarship. At the end of the fellowship fellows will have the beginning of a piece of public scholarship that the CRC will help publish to a larger audience. Recipients receive an honorarium of $2,500.