Yale University ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts
Deadline: November 1
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music seeks a group of Fellows from around the world to join its community of scholars and practitioners for one year. Scholars, religious leaders, or artists whose work is in or is turning toward the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts are invited to apply. Scholars in the humanities or in the social or natural sciences whose work is directly related to these areas are also encouraged to apply. Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects within a vibrant, interdisciplinary community. They may have the option to teach. Fellows will be chosen for the quality and significance of their work. The Institute maintains a commitment to living religious communities and seeks diversity of every kind, including race, gender, and religion.
The fellowship year lasts from September 1 to May 15. Fellows are expected to be free of commitments that would prevent them from devoting themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal and to live in residence within ten miles of the Yale campus. Fellowships are typically half of the fellow’s regular annual salary up to $60,000 per year. Stipends are paid directly to the fellows in regular monthly installments and are not paid directly to the fellow’s institutions. Fellows may apply for research funds, and the Institute will reimburse relocation expenses for fellows and their families up to a sum of $5,000. In rare cases (e.g., in the case of international or independent scholars or artists) Yale may provide health benefits.
Fellows commit themselves to meet weekly with their cohort and to share their work in at least one public presentation per semester. One presentation during the year will be a public lecture, while the other may be work-in-progress shared in the smaller, less formal gathering of fellows.
Fellows are also encouraged to teach a maximum of one course during their residency. Course proposals are made as part of their application and are reviewed by the appropriate department or school. They may also be invited to lecture in classes taught by Yale faculty throughout the year.
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