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Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 20, 2015

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD
career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for
requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be
actively writing their dissertations, and not have received the funds
previously.

The request should include:

1) Your name, student ID, Dissertation Title and a statement that you
have not received these funds previously.

2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation if you do not have a
Graduate School approved thesis proposal on file.

3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up
to 1 page). Be as specific as possible about the use of archives,
libraries, interviews, writing schedule, etc.

4) A letter from your adviser confirming that you have completed
enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the
dissertation.


Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the 12:00pm NOON
on April 20, 2015 deadline. You may expect a response to your request
by early May.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 20, 2015

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD
career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for
requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be
actively writing their dissertations, and not have received the funds
previously.

The request should include:

1) Your name, student ID, Dissertation Title and a statement that you
have not received these funds previously.

2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation if you do not have a
Graduate School approved thesis proposal on file.

3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up
to 1 page). Be as specific as possible about the use of archives,
libraries, interviews, writing schedule, etc.

4) A letter from your adviser confirming that you have completed
enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the
dissertation.


Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the 12:00pm NOON
on April 20, 2015 deadline. You may expect a response to your request
by early May.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 20, 2015

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD
career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for
requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be
actively writing their dissertations, and not have received the funds
previously.

The request should include:

1) Your name, student ID, Dissertation Title and a statement that you
have not received these funds previously.

2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation if you do not have a
Graduate School approved thesis proposal on file.

3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up
to 1 page). Be as specific as possible about the use of archives,
libraries, interviews, writing schedule, etc.

4) A letter from your adviser confirming that you have completed
enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the
dissertation.


Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the 12:00pm NOON
on April 20, 2015 deadline. You may expect a response to your request
by early May.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 20, 2015

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD
career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for
requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be
actively writing their dissertations, and not have received the funds
previously.

The request should include:

1) Your name, student ID, Dissertation Title and a statement that you
have not received these funds previously.

2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation if you do not have a
Graduate School approved thesis proposal on file.

3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up
to 1 page). Be as specific as possible about the use of archives,
libraries, interviews, writing schedule, etc.

4) A letter from your adviser confirming that you have completed
enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the
dissertation.


Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the 12:00pm NOON
on April 20, 2015 deadline. You may expect a response to your request
by early May.

MPC Diversity Fellowship

THE MINNESOTA POPULATION CENTER is recruiting students for the MPC Diversity Fellowship. Through this fellowship, students will gain a professional mentor, while learning side by side.with another student on quantitative data analysis skills. Graduate students receive $20 per hour pay and undergraduates receive $10. The application deadline is March 31st, 2015. Click Diversity Fellowship Short Flyer Summer 15.pdffor more information.

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.

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.

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