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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sibley -Kwiat Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support Applications due Wednesday, March 2nd at 12:00 p.m. NOON

The American Studies department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley  / Joseph J. Kwiat Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support. This is a $3,000 fellowship and up to two (2) fellowships may be awarded. Eligible applicants are pre-ABD students who are in their first or second year who are in good standing and pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-March.

Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who does not have other summer fellowship support and who best does the following:
1) Clearly establish significance of the research (e.g. archive to investigate materials; explore an important historical or cultural site; develop preliminary interviews),
2) Submit a sensible schedule for project work

How to Apply:
Submit a 1-2 page essay describing the research project you will be pursuing this summer. In the description, also answer the following questions:
What is your research topic and what is its significance?
How will you spend your time on the project over the summer?

Recipients of the Sibley / Kwiat Graduate Fellowship are required to submit a report summarizing their research activities and outcomes by August 19th, 2016.

Submit your application to Melanie at 
stein196@umn.edu by the Wednesday, March 2nd  at 12:00 p.m. NOON deadline

CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Fellowship Applications due March 2, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. NOON

The CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) encourages graduate students enrolled in graduate programs housed within the college to partner with a College of Liberal Arts (CLA) faculty project advisor on projects of shared interest. The program provides GRPP Fellows with a summer research stipend of $4000 for summer 2016.   Applicants will be notified of results in mid-March. 

The competition is open to graduate students in CLA. Students are ineligible if they have incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on their transcript. Previous recipients of this award are also not eligible to apply a second time. As a condition of the award, CLA GRPP Fellows may not hold summer appointments in excess of .25 FTE. Students receiving other University of Minnesota fellowships, including department fellowships, during the period are ineligible for the CLA GRPP Fellowship. Students may hold external fellowships if the request is approved by their department's CLA GRPP selection committee. Students may not register for courses, except during May term, while they hold a CLA GRPP Fellowship.

Application procedure:

-Applications must be submitted by a graduate student currently enrolled in a graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts with the endorsement of a tenured or tenure-track CLA faculty member.
-A graduate student may not participate in more than one application for each round of funding.
-The application materials should include the application form (see attached), the project proposal, a budget proposal (see attached), a two-page curriculum vitae, and a U of M graduate transcript (unofficial).

Selection criteria:

-The quality and significance of the scholarship or creative work proposed
-Value of the experience to the graduate student's academic development
-The value of the fellowship for the scholarly/creative achievement of the project
-Evidence that the student is making timely progress toward degree

Recipients of the GRPP Fellowship are required to submit a report summarizing their research activities and outcomes by August 19th, 2016.   

Submit your application materials (including application form signed by you & your faculty project adviser) to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

Application form:

GWSS Spring 2016 Colloquium Series

THE GENDER, WOMEN, and SEXUALITY STUDIES DEPARTMENT is pleased to announce their Spring 2016 Colloquium Series. There will be four talks this spring occurring on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30pm on 400 Ford Hall (unless otherwise noted). The first talk will be this Friday, February 12th and will be delivered by Dr. Roozbeh Shirazi. 


Graduate School Grant Writing Workshop

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is hosting a workshop titled “Grant Proposal Writing to Fund Your Interdisciplinary Research” and will be held this Friday, February 12th from 10:00am – 12:00pm in 330 Bruininks Hall. Click here for more information and to register.

WashU Lecture in Film and Media Studies Position

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS is pleased to announce applications are open for a one-year lecture position in the Program in Film & Media Studies. Lecturer teaches three courses each semester and should have a broad and thorough knowledge of film history and film analysis. Click here for more information and to apply.

Michigan Tech Archives Travel Grants

MICHIGAN TECH ARCHIVES are pleased to announce applications are open for their 2016 Archives Travel Grant program. The grants provide up to $750 towards travel costs to conduct research at the Michigan Tech Archives. Click here for more information and to apply.

Penn DCC Postdoc Fellowship

THE PENN PROGRAM on DEMOCRACY, CITIZENSHIP, and CONSTITUTIONALISM (DCC) is pleased to announce applications for their one year Postdoctoral Fellowship are open for 2016-2017. The fellowship is open to any discipline but their research is pertinent to the theme which this year is “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Race/Gender.” Click here for more information and to apply.