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The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University offers two options to scholars who wish to visit Fordham for a period of over six weeks: appointment as a Medieval Fellow or as a Visiting Fellow.
Medieval Fellows Program
In 1996, the Center for Medieval Studies initiated a Medieval Fellows program, which offers post-doctoral scholars the benefits of post-graduate research affiliation with Fordham University during one or two semesters of research in the New York City area. The appointment carries no stipend, but Fellow status includes library privileges and a carrel, a research-oriented email account, use of the gym at faculty rates, participation in all seminars and functions in Medieval Studies, photocopy privileges, and program stationary.
Medieval Fellows are expected to offer one lecture in his or her area of specialization during their term of residence and to abide by the regulations of those University facilities that he or she utilizes.Fellows are invited to participate fully in the Center's activities, including workshops, graduate prize competitions, and the annual Medieval Studies conference. In the last few years, one or more of the Fellows have served as judges for the graduate student essay prizes.
Candidates wishing to apply for Fellow status submit the following to the Director, Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405B, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax 718-817-3987) by June 15 of the academic year they wish their tenure to begin:
Announcements of the year's awards are in August;
generally at least one but no more than three awards are made in any
one academic year from a pool of applicants that numbers from three to
seven each year. The Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines
and stages in their academic careers. Several of the Fellows have been
recent PhD recipients from Fordham and other universities, one has been
a full professor who wished to spend her sabbatical in New York City,
while others have been mid-career scholars or academics from abroad.
The Medieval Fellows program has drawn a wide range of post-doctoral
scholars to Fordham for terms lasting from four months in the Fall (F)
or Spring (S) semester, to the entire year (Y).
Visiting Fellows Program
Scholars who intend to be resident in New York City for over six weeks may seek an informal, non-stipendary affiliation with the Center for Medieval Studies that allows them access to the Fordham University Library and campus facilities in order to consult with particular faculty and attend Center events. This status does not involve helping foreign scholars to get a U.S. visa.
To apply to be a Visiting Fellow, candidates should submit the following to the Director, Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405B, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax 718-817-3987), firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two months before their planned arrival:
Last modified: Oct 27, 2011