The New School ICSI Summer Session on Humanities and Social Sciences 2017, USA

Publish Date: Oct 10, 2016

Deadline: Dec 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 11, 2017 12:00 to Jun 17, 2017 12:00


Advanced doctoral students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply to participate as Fellows in one of the three seminars (applicants may only select ONE seminar).

There are 60 available seats (20 per seminar).

If you do not attend the New School for Social Research and have previously been a Fellow at ICSI, you are eligible to apply again; however, we will accept no more than 2 previous Fellows per seminar.

New School PhD students/candidates who have not previously been Fellows at ICSI are eligible to apply and, if accepted, attend tuition-free; we will accept no more than 2 Fellows per seminar from the New School.

Successful applications will be those that demonstrate a compelling rationale for joining the particular seminar for which the candidate is applying, significant intellectual preparation, and a commitment to critical and creative thought in a collaborative environment.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition includes the weeklong seminar (including 5 Master Classes and 5 Workshops), one public lecture by each of the three faculty, one communal lunch, and the opening and closing receptions. Tuition does NOT cover travel, housing, or food. Tuition fees for all Fellows are below-cost, thanks to funding from the New School's Board of Trustees and private gifts.

Tuition Fees

Full Tuition

PhD students/candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and contingent faculty: $900
Junior faculty (tenure-track): $1,100
Tenured faculty: $1,500

Reduced Tuition

Students and faculty: $400

Priority for reduced-tuition scholarships will be given to applicants from the Global South (Latin America, Asia, Africa, and parts of the Middle East), though in some cases we may consider scholars at institutions in Southern and Eastern Europe, and in very rare cases, scholars at resource-poor institutions in the United States and Canada. Please make sure you fully answer all questions regarding funding in the application below to help us determine your eligibility for scholarships.

Travel Grants

All applicants who reside more than 125 miles from New York City will be considered for travel grants of either $200 or $1,000 to defray the cost of traveling to New York City. If awarded a travel grant, Fellows will be reimbursed up to either $200 or $1,000 of travel expenses, which will be disbursed upon arrival the week of June 11, 2017.


All participants have the option to be housed in the shared residences at Kerrey Hall in the University Center. With wonderful views of the city and easy access to the ICSI seminars, each suite is equipped with a full bathroom, a kitchen with a full size refrigerator, cabinets, cooktop and microwave, a telephone, and a dining table and chairs. The bedrooms are fully furnished and have individual room temperature controls and cable TV jacks. The entire building is set up for Wi-Fi internet access. The residence has an abundance of amenities and large common spaces, including a main TV lounge, study room, a laundry room, and a gym.

The cost for a shared room in a suite (suites have either 2 or 3 bedrooms) from June 11-17, 2016 is $450. If you would like a private room in one of the suites, the cost is $550 (prices are subject to change and should be confirmed with University Housing). Check-in will also be available the day before the Seminar Week starts, June 10th.


The online application for the 2017 ICSI Summer Seminar is available here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified with admissions decisions by the end of January. If accepted, a $100 deposit is due by February 15, 2017, with the balance due by April 15, 2017.

For more information click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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