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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CLA DEAN’S FRESHMEN RESEARCH and CREATIVE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The 2016-2017 CLA Dean’s Freshman Research and Creative Scholars Program and to ask you to share this information with your faculty and encourage them to participate. This program helps recruit exceptional students to CLA across the social sciences, arts, and humanities by offering incoming students a scholarship to work with a faculty member in some aspect of the faculty member's ongoing scholarly or creative work. Students are matched to faculty in the fall and participate in research in the spring. Matches are made between faculty members and freshman participants based on the available faculty, the requirements of the research opportunity, and the majors and interests of the students.  We make every attempt to match students’ interests with available research opportunities.  Feedback from both students and faculty who participated in 2016 was overwhelmingly positive.  

Our goal for this year is to offer 150 awards of $2,000 to exceptional CLA freshmen. Faculty members can receive up to $250 for related expenses. Students are expected to devote up to 10 hours of effort each week during the spring and are required to submit a poster presentation, short report, performance piece, or similar at the end of the semester. Students have the option of registering for 1-2 credits in order to engage in work beyond 10 hours/week, or to complete a more substantial report. For more details please view the program description at http://ugp.cla.umn.edu/research.

Faculty interested in including a talented freshman in their scholarly work for spring semester should respond no later than Friday, September 30, by completing the 2016-2017 Faculty Questionnaire for the CLA Dean's Freshman Research and Creative Scholars Program with their proposal information (form requires University of Minnesota email sign-in). Faculty can have more than one freshman research student.

The Director of Administration, Scholarships, and Awards Barbara Schwab would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.  She can be reached at 612-625-7994 or schwa133@umn.edu.

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (IDF) internal deadline: October 24, 2016 by 12:00 Noon.

The Graduate School's is offering the Interdisciplinary DoctoralFellowships (IDF), which includes $23,000 and full tuition. The American Studies internal deadline is based on the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) deadline. If you intend to apply and partner with a different center/institute, please inform Melanie (stein196@umn.eduby Monday, October 3, so she can review those center/institute requirements.


All materials required by the center/institute that you are applying to (with the exception of the letter of endorsement from the director of the center/institute) are due to Melanie by the Department's internal deadline of Departmental internal deadline is Monday, October 24th, 2016 by 12:00 Noon    

The instructions for applying to the IAS for an IDF can be found here:
http://ias.umn.edu/programs/idf/application-instructions/

For Graduate School (general) information about the IDF and the
centers/institutes that will house IDF fellows, please click here:
http://www.grad.umn.edu/about-interdisciplinary-initiatives-funding-opportunities/idf-17-18

RACE, INDIGENEITY, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES INITIATIVE (RIGS) THREE PART SERIES

RACE, INDIGENEITY, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES INITIATIVE (RIGS) is pleased to announce its three part series that focuses on reframing the dialogue around current issues: race, police, violence, and public health in the United States. 

Questions? -- Call 612-624-9440 or e-mail both@umn.edu

Click on flyer below for more details


THE MID- AMERICA AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (MAASA) & THE AMERICAN STUDIES JOURNAL RECEPTION



The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) & the American Studies Journal invite you to join us for drinks, food, and conversation at our 2016 ASA Reception on Friday, November 18th from 4-6pm at The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, Denver.


For more information, please contact Sarah Atwood (atwoo049@umn.edu) or click on the flyer below.


YALE UNIVERSITY'S CALL FOR PAPERS


YALE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce their call for papers for the 2017 American Literature in the World Graduate Conference. This conference hopes to broaden the scope of American Literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The conference will be held on April 7th, 2017. Click here for more information and to submit your paper.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,800 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project.    
Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Participating students have developed detailed knowledge of research methods while their faculty sponsors have gained the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students. 
To find out more about undergraduate research and the UROP program, visit http://ugresearch.umn.edu/opportunities/urop. Application materials for UROP are available on the web at http://ugresearch.umn.edu/urop/application-process.  The application deadline for spring 2017 projects is October 10, 2016.
UROP stipends are now paid as scholarships rather than as payroll. Please check with Financial Aid to determine if this will affect your aid package for the year.

If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at 612-624-4368 or nicho421@umn.edu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

THE AMERICAN STUDIES WRITING GROUP


THE AMERICAN STUDIES WRITING GROUP will meet every Monday from 4 - 5 pm in the Scott Hall Commons (105). All are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to submit writing of all kinds and in all stages to the group for feedback. For more information or to be added to the listserver, please contact Christine Bachman-Sanders at bachm087@umn.edu.