Writing for the Public Fellowship

  • Are you applying to the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers

University-Newark for the Public Humanities MA track for start in fall 2017 semester?

  • Are you a writer interested in making American culture, history, and socio-political

issues more accessible to broader audiences?

  • Do you want to or currently work at one of the following locations: historical sites,

museums, and archives; schools and colleges, cultural institutions and non-profits?


If you answered with an enthusiastic “Yes” to at least one of these questions, apply to the

competitive Rutgers University-Newark Writing for the Public Fellowship!


Benefits : Fellows may pursue their degree on either a full- or part-time basis and will receive

tuition remission for a 3-credit graduate course per semester. Fellowships may be renewed in

subsequent years, with eligibility determined by your satisfactory progress in the program.


Eligibility : Fellows must take at least one graduate course in American Studies at Rutgers

University-Newark with an emphasis on writing for the wider public and/or public humanities

during both the fall and spring semesters of the 2017-18 academic year. They will also be

expected to take specialized courses that cultivate skills in the public humanities and in

American studies, while also fulfilling the broader requirements of the 30 credit MA program.


Deadline : June 30, 2017. Don’t forget to tell us why you would be the best candidate for this

award in your application personal statement! (Application guidelines found here:


To express your interest in the fellowship program, please email the Program Director in

American Studies, Dr. Jason Cortés ( jasoncor@newark.rutgers.edu ) and the Associate Director,

Dr. Mary Rizzo ( mr1133@newark.rutgers.edu ).https://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/node/645/edit