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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Nomination

American Studies has just received notice from the Graduate School about the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF). American Studies may nominate one PhD graduate student. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $22,500. Internal Deadline: February 23, 2009.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that it will award a minimum of 14 year-long Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for 2009 -10 to outstanding Graduate School students whose current or proposed dissertation topic is interdisciplinary and who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University-wide, interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. These awards are intended to provide a unique study opportunity for our very best students whose research and scholarly interests complement those of the selected center or institute and its faculty.
ELIGIBILITY American Studies may nominate one Ph.D student for the IDF. The most likely nominees are those who will be in the second, third, or fourth year of their program in the 2009 -10 academic year and are making timely degree progress. Students who have passed the preliminary oral examination will not be precluded from receiving an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship award.
Please include the following information with a three-page statement describing the proposed research or scholarly project and how study with the faculty at the Institute or Research Center chosen would enhance your dissertation topic.
*Your Name
*The Institute or Research Center where you would like to study.
*The name of a faculty mentor who has agreed to work with you at the research center or institute where you would like to study.
Submit the information to DGS Assistant Marie Milsten Fiedler (m-fied@umn.edu, Fax: 612/624-3858 or put into her box in 104 Scott Hall) no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 23, 2009. Students will be notified of nomination by March 5, 2009.
The Graduate School call for proposals for 2009-10 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/Funding/fellowships.html.