Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) Internal Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

The Graduate School will be awarding up to 15 year-long Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) for 2010-11. American Studies may nominate up to three PhD graduate students. The fellowship award includes a $22,500 stipend. Internal Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) Internal Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

The Graduate School, on behalf of the Provost's Interdisciplinary Team, is pleased to announce that it will award up to 15 year-long Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for 2010-11 to outstanding Graduate School students with interdisciplinary dissertation topics who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of several designated University interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. The fellowship provides a unique study opportunity for our very best students with research and scholarly interests that complement those of the host center or institute and its faculty. Prospective fellows are asked to designate the host center or institute they believe is the best match with their dissertation topic, contingent upon a faculty member's willingness to work with the student during the fellowship year. Recent University commitments to increase the pool of Graduate School fellowships, and matching funds provided by several University-wide host centers and institutes, make it possible to support this number of fellows next year.

ELIGIBILITY American Studies may nominate up to three Ph.D students 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 are eligible.

INTERNAL DEADLINE: Because the Graduate School limits the number of candidates from each graduate program, American Studies has an internal deadline of 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Please submit the following information as an attachment via email to DGS Assistant, Melanie Steinman (stein196@umn.edu):

1. a three-page statement, written by the student, which describes the proposed research or scholarly project
2. a letter of support from the faculty member at the selected research center or institute with whom the student plans to study
3. The name of the institute or center where you would like to study
NOTE: Additional materials will be required of the three nominees the Department forwards to the graduate school. Those materials include a letter of support from the faculty member you will be working with and a letter of support from your adviser. Please inform these faculty members that if you are chosen as a nominee they will be asked to provide a letter of support.


We anticipate notifying students of nominations by March 12, 2010.

Please review the Graduate School call for proposals, found at: http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/Funding/fellowships.html

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