Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet

The Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet is a collaboration between the Center for Ballet and the Arts and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. The jointly sponsored fellowship is designed to support scholars working on a topic that relates to both Russia and ballet. Fellows will work in residence at CBA and will also have access to the community and resources of the Jordan Center. Fellows will be chosen based upon agreement of both Centers’ review committees.

Fellowships are open to scholars interested in pursuing original projects. There is no age requirement. Applicants must show exceptional promise and/or have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their field. Applicants must have a PhD or appropriate terminal degree. Students are not eligible for this fellowship.

Fellows are in residence for 1 to 4 months in either the fall or spring academic semesters.

Fellowship awards include:

  • A monthly stipend of $3000, prorated to actual dates of residency
  • Use of Center office space, studio and conference rooms
  • For non-NYC fellows, housing in NYU faculty housing, if available
  • For non-NYC fellows, round-trip transportation to NYC
  • For international fellows, facilitation of J-1 visa (sponsored by NYU); including reimbursement for visa costs

The Fellow is expected to:

  • Work at the Center for the majority of their residency.
  • Attend events organized by both Centers, which may include:
    • Weekly Fellows’ presentations
    • Monthly Center events
    • Two performances
  • Lead a presentation on their research area / project, if valuable to their work. The scheduling of this seminar or lecture/demonstration will be determined in conjunction with both the Jordan Center and the Center for Ballet and the Arts staff at the start of the residency.
  • Submit feedback on the fellows program as requested by the Center staff.

Online application components:

  • An application form
    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please include publications and awards (up to 3 pages)
  • 2 work samples – You may upload documents or include URL links. Please do not submit compilations.
  • 3 letters of recommendation, 2 required and 1 optional letter of recommendation – You will be asked to provide the name and email for your referees. We will send each referee an email with instructions on how to submit a recommendation.
    • Ideal referees will be able to accurately speak to the applicant’s ability to achieve the goals set out in the project proposal. Referees should be briefed by the applicant on the project proposal and the applicant’s goals for a fellowship at the Center. Referees should also have an understanding of your career and your contributions to the field.
  • All application materials must be in English.
  • If an applicant is not offered the Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet, his/her application will automatically be placed into consideration for a Resident Fellowship.

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