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The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites applications for the Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. A Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow will receive a stipend of $72,000 for two semesters and will be provided with office space, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.

Applicants must not be a current employee of the City University of New York.

In return, the Fellow is expected to carry out work regularly at the Graduate Center, which is located in Midtown at 365 Fifth Avenue, and to participate in the intellectual and academic community of ARC and the Graduate Center. In practice, this means using the office provided on a regular basis, attending ARC events, giving presentations to a seminar and/or a public audience, and sharing work-in-progress with doctoral students and faculty.

Applicants would have outstanding records of published research and scholarship in book history, textual studies, print culture, digital humanities, and new media studies. The holder of the fellowship will come to the Graduate Center to do research on the nature of the printed book in the digital age, the changing nature of knowledge production, organization, preservation, and dissemination, in both print and digital media, concentrating specifically on dynamic relationships between print and digital publication streams. Topics may include how digital media and the internet change reading, writing, and research; how technology impacts the role of the research library and scholarly communication; how technology will impact access to knowledge or intellectual property rights; and the changing value of the printed artifact in a digital age.

In addition to dovetailing with existing Graduate Center digital initiatives, the Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship will build on the strong relationships that the Graduate Center has with area archival institutions such as the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the New York Historical Society. The fellow will be required to embark on collaborative projects and joint seminars that include instructing graduate students in the use of special collections, archives and repositories with the librarians, curators, and technologists of these and other New York institutions.

Applicants should complete the application form below:

Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Application Form

Additional questions can be e-mailed to

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 18, 2016.

*All salaries are subject to Federal, State and City statutory deductions.