An Anschutz Distinguished Fellow is appointed annually by the Princeton University Program in American Studies.
Endowed in 1997 through the generosity of Philip and Nancy Anschutz and their daughters Sarah Anschutz Hunt ’93 and Elizabeth Anschutz ’96, the Anschutz fellowship program is designed to bring to Princeton for one semester annually a leading scholar or practitioner in American arts, letters, politics, or commerce. The chief goal is to widen the American studies community's intellectual horizons, and offer an accomplished figure an opportunity to take part in Princeton’s singular scholarly, teaching, and social life.
Applications are encouraged from those with non-academic as well as academic credentials. Junior scholars are also eligible to apply, but will be appointed only if their applications show promise of making an exceptional contribution.
Each fellow teaches one multidisciplinary seminar course for upper-division undergraduates. Generally, admission to the course is by application, with preference given to students enrolled in a certificate program offered by the Program in American Studies. Each semester consists of twelve teaching weeks, plus a one week break at mid-semester and a three-week reading and exam period. In addition to giving the course, each visitor delivers one public lecture to an audience drawn generally from faculty, graduate students, and interested members of the larger Princeton community.
Fellows are expected to reside on or near campus, unless they can arrange residency within comfortable commuting distance of Princeton. Fellows have access to all University scholarly facilities, including libraries and computers. There will be a fee for the use of University athletic facilities, if desired.
Each fellow will have a campus office near the Program in American Studies office, equipped with a computer, printer, and telephone. The fellow will be appointed as lecturer to an appropriate academic department as well as to the Program in American Studies.