CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences

The Lane Cooper Dissertation Fellowship

This award provides a scholarship grant of up to $17,000 for the 2017-18 academic year to a CUNY undergraduate of superior character, attainments and promise.  This undergraduate will have completed the sophomore year. The award is meant for a student who aspires to become a college or university professor of the humanities. The donor, Professor Lane Cooper, specifically mentioned the following priority subject areas:

(a) Greek

(b) Latin

(c) English Language & Literature
especially in the periods of Old & Middle English


(d) Philosophy & History, including both ancient and medieval.

Applications and nominations are due at 9 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and must be sent via email and email attachments to Email attachments must be in the form of pdf files.  Earlier applications and nominations are preferred. The email subject line should say "Lane Cooper nomination."

There is no reason why the excellent applicants and nominees from the earlier competitions should not be renominated, assuming that they meet all the fellowship criteria. People who are renominated will be considered on an equal basis with new nominees..

The nomination form, which includes more details about the award, can be downloaded at

Members of the CUNY Acad
emy will review the applications and nominations.

The Lane Cooper Fellowship is funded by the New York Community Trust and derives from the bequest of Professor Lane Cooper.

The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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