• study the compositional context of a violin sonata composed by Sergei Prokofiev, and consider the extent to which an artist’s work can be separated from its sociopolitical environment;
  • study the works of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in Oslo and Hamburg;
  • interview members of a Salvadorian community in Italy to better understand how their unique experiences have resulted in the formation of communities there;
  • analyze the changing significance of Ibn Arabi’s theology to the Naqshbandi, a spiritual order of Sufi Muslims, and perform close analysis of classic texts from both Arabi and the Naqshbandis;
  • conduct research in Berlin on the Weimar gay rights movement and its attitudes towards male prostitutes;
  • travel internationally to work on archaeological projects;
  • study the effects of wetlands on denitrification rates within agriculturally dominated stream systems to explore the potential for wetlands to mitigate the effects of agricultural runoff and more broadly investigate solutions for restoring the Gulf of Mexico dead zone;
  • visit the New York City archives to examine the 1968 Ocean Hill-Brownsville public schools decentralization conflict and the subsequent New York City-wide teachers’ strikes, considering its impact on the Jewish identity politics of the United Federation of Teachers;

These are just examples of projects that have been funded.  Other topics are welcome! Students are urged to consult with the Director of Student Fellowships early in the process of drawing up their proposals.