American Studies is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to four students currently enrolled in the Ph.D program. The fellowship includes a summer stipend of $4,000, and research funds up to $500. The deadline for application is Thursday, April 2, 2009.
CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program
American Studies is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to four students currently enrolled in the Ph.D program. One GRPP is available to support dissertation research. The other three fellowships support pre-dissertation research. Students are ineligible if they have incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on their transcript or it they have previously received a GRPP.
GRPP Fellows will be provided a summer research stipend of $4000 for summer 2009. American Studies will also provide up to $500 to cover the cost of materials, travel, and expendables associated with the research project. GRPP Fellows are eligible for summer health insurance coverage through CLA’s Office of Graduate Programs.
The application and budget proposal form is attached at the end of this entry.
A complete proposal in addition to the application and budget (up to $500) should include:
The research proposal including the following sections:
1. Background. Give a brief overview of the research project and place it in the context of the relevant research in the field of inquiry
2. Describe the anticipated outcome of the project (e.g. article, book chapter, an artistic work).
3. Explain the importance or scholarly/creative contribution of the project.
4. Explain how the project will contribute to your academic experience, professional development, and degree progress.
5. Describe the mentoring relationship that will take place between you and the faculty project advisor endorsing this proposal.
Plus the following attachment.
6. A two-page or shorter student curriculum vitae.
Selection criteria will include: the quality and significance of the scholarship proposed; the role of the faculty mentor in the summer project; value of the experience to the applicant’s development; the value of the fellowship to achievement of the project; and the applicant is in good standing.
Submit the American Studies application forms and supporting documents to DGS Assistant Marie Milsten Fiedler (firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 612/624-3858 or 104 Scott Hall mailbox) by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009.
See below for the application form.