The Graduate Awards Committee has extended the deadline for the Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize. The $250 book prize is awarded to a student 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. DEADLINE: Feb. 18, 2009
Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize Application
Due: February 18, 2009 - No later than 4:30 p.m.
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 begun a fund to provide an annual $250 award 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, available for the first time 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.
Eligibility: All 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.
Fellowship: Up to $250.00 to cover the cost of books. The recipient will also receive a copy of her book, Japanese & Chinese Immigrant Activists: Organizing in American & International Communist Movements, 1919 – 1933 at the March 9, 2009 Core Faculty Meeting.
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.
Criteria: Available funds will be allocated to the graduate student who
1) Demonstrates how their dissertation contributes to the study of peace and justice, and
2) Explains how the requested books will aid the dissertation.
Submit the Completed Application to:
Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize
Attn: Marie Milsten Fiedler
Department of American Studies
104 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
If you have any questions, please contact the DGS Assistant Marie Milsten Fiedler by email
(firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 612/626-9590).