CROSSCURRENTS

2015 Annual Research Colloquium

Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project related to the theme of “Mission and Media:Shaping the Beloved Community,” with access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Union, Auburn, and Jewish Theological Seminaries.


We invite applications from scholars and writers, artists and activists, as well as those involved in the not-for-profit sector, who are interested in faith-rooted work shaping a more just and peaceful world and are eager to explore ways and means of enhancing their impact and extending their reach through use of various traditional and social media.  Projects might include:

About the Colloquium

The Colloquium had been offered for thirty years. Since 2012, CrossCurrents has partnered with Auburn Seminary in continuing this program. It brings together "fellows" (scholars of religion, sociologists, clergy, artists, activists and others) who have worked on questions such as those outlined above and offers an opportunity for in-depth scholarly exploration of commonalities and differences. By creating an environment conducive to research, open reflection and scholarly inquiry, participants are encouraged to learn from others who have studied different or convergent topics, bringing perspectives from their different fields.

In addition, fellows will be given the opportunity to participate in Auburn’s Media Training and will be encouraged to consider ways to bring their work to public audiences. The program includes single room housing in Union Seminary in Manhattan. Alternative arrangements are up to the candidate (the cost of the single housing may be made available in such cases). 

At the Colloquium, fellows spend the month of July together, pursuing individual research as well as gathering as a group for focused and facilitated discussions. Those who are selected for a fellowship are referred to as "Coolidge Scholars" after William A. Coolidge, the principal benefactor of this program. Each Coolidge Scholar works on his or her own project, but benefits by being able to collaborate with others. The collegial relationships that develop within the group are a crucial element of this program and one of its distinctive aspects. The work of the fellows is eligible for publication in the journal CrossCurrents.

If you have further questions about the content of the Colloquium, please contact:

Colloquium Logistics and Schedule
The Colloquium takes place July 6-31, 2015. (Housing will be available beginning July 1.) The daily schedule allows a balance of structured and unstructured time, including:

The Colloquium is residential and provides fellows with room and board (vegetarian/kosher food available) and access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Teachers College, Union, Auburn and Jewish Theological Seminaries. Participants are required to pay a $125 registration fee upon acceptance plus the cost of travel to New York City.

Eligibility and Application 
The successful applicant will be capable of writing for a publication of the caliber of CrossCurrents. Normally, fellows will hold doctorates; some will have professional degrees or ordination; a few will qualify by reason of equivalent experience.  For ideas on the types of projects we encourage, please check the CrossCurrents website to view back issues of the journal. 

  1. Title and brief description (1-2 pp.) of the applicant's proposed project.
  2. A brief resume including religious affiliation or preference (if any), academic standing and professional experience. 
  3. The names, titles, institutional addresses and telephone numbers of two references. (You do not need to have these persons write a letter; we will contact references as needed.)

Applications are due by February 2, 2015. They can be submitted at: https://charles33.wufoo.com/forms/crosscurrents-auburn-research-colloquium-2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, VISIT:
www.crosscurrents.org/colloquium.htm

If you have any further questions about the Colloquium or would like to explore the appropriateness of a project you are thinking about, please contact:
Charles Henderson, CrossCurrents, Executive Director
Email: colloquium@crosscurrents.org
Telephone: 917-439-2305

If you have any further questions about the Colloquium or would like to explore the appropriateness of a project you are thinking about, please contact:
Charles Henderson, CrossCurrents, Executive Director
Email: colloquium@crosscurrents.org
Cell: 917-439-2305