Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize Applications due April 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

Josephine Fowler, known as Josie to her friends, died of breast cancer
in 2006, just three years after completing her Ph.D. in American
studies. Her life spanned just 49 years, but was by any measure
remarkably rich, impassioned, and accomplished. In tribute to Josie's
amazing spirit, friends and colleagues have established a fund to
provide an annual $250 award for the purchase of books to a U of M
American studies graduate student doing research in the areas Josie
valued and changed with her life and labor--work that documents and
fights for positive change in the world. The prize, established in
Fall 2007, is intended to facilitate the purchase of books helpful to
the recipient's dissertation. Through this prize Josie will continue
to serve as a model of how to meld committed activism and principled
scholarship.

Eligible applicants are students in good standing pursuing a Ph.D. in
American Studies whose research is in the areas of: labor history,
Asian immigration, the history of the American Left, the pursuit of
peace, or other topics that are related to work on social justice and
change. Along with $250.00 to cover the cost of books, the recipient
will also receive a copy of Josie's book, Japanese & Chinese Immigrant
Activists: Organizing in American & International Communist Movements,
1919 - 1933.

Applicants will be notified of results in late April.


Criteria:
Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who best does the following:

1) Demonstrates how their dissertation contributes to the study of
peace and justice
2) Explains how the books purchased with this grant will aid their dissertation.


How to Apply:
In a 1 page essay, describe your dissertation topic and its
relationship to the areas listed above. Please list what books you
want to buy and how they will aid your dissertation research.

Submit your application to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by the April 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. NOON deadline.

Audrey Christensen Award Applications due April 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

The American Studies department announces the Audrey Christensen
Award. Up to two recipients will be awarded $500.00 each for the
purchase of books for use in research and study. All students in good
standing pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies may apply. American
Studies was given a small endowed fund to allow graduate students to
create a library for their research and study.

NOTE: The conditions of the award require that funds be used only for
books and no other media. In addition, given the nature of the award,
the cost of the books can only be reimbursed. We are unable to
provide an outright grant of funds. This is an award for fiscal year
2015; all funds must be expended between July 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016
and any unused monies will remain in the department. If you receive
the award, you will be expected to report on the books you purchase
with the donor.

Applicants will be notified of results in late April.

Criteria:
Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who best does the following:

1) Clearly describe the connection between books requested and their research
2) Explain how receipt of this grant will aid their education.


How to Apply:
In a 1 page essay, describe what books you want to buy and how they
will aid your education and dissertation research.

Submit your application to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by the April 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. NOON deadline.

Music and Sound Studies Grad Student Colloqium

MUSIC AND SOUND STUDIES, an interdisciplinary graduate student group, is seeking papers for a graduate student colloquium, held the evening of April 24, 2015. Any research dealing with sound phenomena as well as creative projects will be considered. The deadline to submit an abatract and a tile is March 31st to Solveig Mebust at mebu0002@umn.edu.

US Department of Education Doctoral Research Fellowship


THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION is announcing fellowship opportunities for doctora research abroad. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) funds students in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The application Deadline is April 28th, 2015. Click here for more information.

Overview:
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 2015.

Eligibility:
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


Deadline:
Submit your application materials (including application form signed by you & your faculty project adviser) to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by March 26, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

http://www.cla.umn.edu/departments/gradGrpp.php

Attachment: American Studies Department GRPP 2015 Application and Budget Proposal American Studies GRPP 2015 Application & Budget Proposal form(1).doc

2015 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship Deadline Approaching

GRADUATE STUDENTS: The deadline for the 2015 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships offered by the Center for German and European Studies is approaching on March 16th, 2015. The fellowship provides summer support in the amount of $5,000 (to full-time graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts who specialize in German & European Studies. For more information, click here.

Penn Program DCC One year Post Doc Fellowship

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to theme "Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy." The stipend is $53,800. The application deadline is March 15th, 2015. Click here for more information.

GLBTA Programs Office Dissertation Fellowship in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies

The GLBTA Programs Office and the Steven J. Schochet Endowment Advisory Board are pleased to announce the creation of a new dissertation fellowship in Queer, Trans, And Sexuality Studies.

About the Fellowship:

The Schochet Interdisciplinary Dissertation Fellowship in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies provides $9,000 plus fringe for one semester per academic year to a graduate student who is pursuing research in the areas of queer, trans, and sexuality studies. This fellowship is for ABD students and is considered a dissertation fellowship.

DEADLINE for application submissions is March 15th, 2015. Click here for application.

Extended Deadline for Spring Grad Commencement Participation: Friday, March 6

The deadline to register for Spring Grad Commencement Participation has been extended to Friday, March 6.
The joint commencement ceremony for Graduate Students of the U of M's College of Science and Engineering, College of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and Medical School basic science programs will be held Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at Mariucci Arena.

To register, please go to https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/ase-commencement/students/registration

AWomansParis.com Internships

Now in our fifth year, a commitment to publishing compelling interviews and stories for our readers continues at AWomansParis.com. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities former student interns include: Ichigo Takikawa Takikawa, Alyssa Noel, Michelle Hum, Elyse Rozina, Allison Haberstroh, Andrea Johnson, and Kaitlyn Hillard.

Internship openings: Media Manager Wordpress, Analytics Manager, Social Media Manager, Copy Editor, Publishing Editor, Art Director, and Illustrator. For job descriptions, contact: Barbara Redmond at barbara@awomansparis.com

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