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Congratulations: Anna Rosensweig a Hella Mears Fellow!

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Anna was awarded a Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship for Summer 2012 for her dissertation, "Tragedy and the Ethics of Resistance Rights in Early Modern French Theater."

Kudos to Tracy Rutler, who will be spending next year in France on a Fulbright Fellowship to research her dissertation project, "Family Remains: The Politics of Legacy in Eighteenth-Century French Literature."

"Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice"
Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies, July 17 - July 29, 2011
University of Minnesota

A ne pas oublier: fabula.org!

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Fellowship: Institut Français d'Amérique (1/15/11)

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The Institut Français d'Amérique announces the annual competition for fellowships to support research in France for Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D. recipients. Up to four $1500 awards are available for maintenance (not travel) during research in France for a period of at least one month in the summer or fall of 2011.

Dépêche de Montpellier: Liz Panting

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At the end of a really busy semester, MA student Liz Panting found some time to write us from Montpellier. She's spending the year on one our department's Fellowships as a lectrice at UPV...

Fellowship: Middlebury College Dissertation Fellows (1/21/11)

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Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship ($30,000, renewable up to two years)

The Graduate School, on behalf of the Provost's Interdisciplinary Team, is pleased to announce that it will award a limited number (approximately 10) of one- and two-year Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for 2011-12 to outstanding Graduate School students with interdisciplinary dissertation topics who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's 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.

Recipients of the 2011-12 fellowship will receive a stipend of $22,500 for the academic year beginning September 2011, plus full tuition. Eligible recipients are also covered by comprehensive health insurance, including subsidized dependent and dental care.

A select number of students will receive a two-year award. Award of fellowship funds for the second year will be contingent upon satisfactory degree progress and active participation in the host center or institute, as documented by the student's adviser, DGS and center/institute mentor. The stipend in 2012-13 will be determined by spring 2012.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows must register in the Graduate School as full-time students each semester. Fellows may hold supplemental support up to the value of a 25-percent graduate assistantship from any source in each semester. Awards may not be deferred beyond the original award period.

The competition is open to Ph.D. students by application, with endorsement by the student's graduate program and college dean/associate dean. Successful applicants are likely to be students who will be in the second, third, or fourth year of their program in the 2011-12 academic year and who are making timely degree progress. Students who have passed the preliminary oral examination are eligible, as well as those who have not yet passed this exam. Students who have received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are not eligible.

Directors of Graduate Studies are responsible for assisting the student in preparing the application file and submitting the completed application to the Graduate School Fellowship Office by the specified deadline. The following information must be included in the student's application:

1. the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship application form

2. a three-page statement, written by the student, that:
describes the proposed interdisciplinary research or scholarly project
explains how the student's scholarship will benefit from residence at the center/institute at which the student proposes to study

if the application is for a two-year award, provides justification for two years of support
3. the student's c.v. that includes documentation of the student's involvement in, or contributions to, research, scholarly or creative activities (e.g., publications, abstracts, presentations at professional conferences or university seminars, exhibits)
4. a letter of support from the director of the research center or institute at which the student intends to study; in addition to supporting the student's application, the letter from the center/institute director must:
a. demonstrate how the student will benefit from an affiliation with the center/institute and how the center/institute will benefit from the student's participation
b. identify the resources the director will commit to the student in terms of:
study space funds for student travel to a professional conference (directors are encouraged to provide $2,500 for activities related to the student's professional development)
c. explain how the center/institute would be an appropriate host site for the student, e.g.:
the mix of disciplines represented among its faculty related to the student's interdisciplinary interests, the diversity of faculty research interests and methodologies
regular, events that feature faculty members' work opportunities for students to feature their work other support the center/institute might provide (financial support, mentoring, professional development opportunities)
5. letter(s) of support from the faculty member(s) at the selected research center or institute with whom the student plans to study
6. a letter of support from the student's academic adviser/co-advisers
7. a letter of support from the Director of Graduate Studies of the student's major program; the DGS's letter may focus principally on the overall academic quality of the student and the student's scholarly potential
8. transcripts from each college or university attended (photocopies are acceptable, including the University of Minnesota transcript)
9. an up-to-date copy of the official degree program form, if the student has filed it.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with prospective mentors and host center/institute directors early in the application process to ensure that the student and research project are a good match for the host site.

The review will be conducted by a committee of the Graduate School Fellowship Office.

Selection of recipients will be based on the following criteria:
• the importance of the research and the clarity with which it is conveyed to the non-specialist
• the potential for the student to make an unusually significant contribution to the field
• the degree to which the proposed or current research manifests the student's independence, originality, and resourcefulness
• the potential for the research project to incorporate methodologies from more than one discipline
• the synergy that can be created by the student and faculty member working together around the interdisciplinary topic or problem
• the comparative strength of the student's academic record
• the clarity, coherence and strength of the letters supporting the student's application

Special attention will be given to the interdisciplinary nature of the current or proposed dissertation research and the willingness of the particular center or institute and its faculty to host the student during the fellowship year.

The DGS and dean of the student's program will be notified of the outcome of the student's application in March.

Please direct questions about these awards to the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 612-625-7579 or gsfellow@umn.edu.

Fellowship: CGES Berlin (due 12/3)

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The Center for German & European Studies is now accepting applications for our 2011 Minnesota Goes to Berlin fellowship. Open to U of M system undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year; minimum age 20; demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency desired but not required.

Live and work in Berlin! Spend 1 month living with a German host family and serving as a native speaker resource person in an elementary school. You will also conduct research on a topic of your choice, explore Berlin's culture as a group and participate in organized social and cultural programs.

Fellowship package includes:

* room and board with host family
* international health and liability insurance for 1 month
* public transportation pass
* stipend of EUR 150
* $500 grant towards airfare reimbursement

For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/internships.htm#USAgoesBerlin

Deadline is *Friday, December 3, 2010 by 4:30 p.m.*

Center for German & European Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-7705
Fax: (612) 625-0528
Email: cges@umn.edu

FLAS information sessions

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The Institute for Global Studies and the European Studies Consortium are happy to announce the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship competition for summer 2011 and the 2011-12 academic year.  All departments are encouraged to nominate up to four graduate students (for both summer and academic year) for each competition.  Nominations are due to IGS by February 11, 2011.  Competition priorities and eligibility information are available here:

International: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/grad/fundflas.html
Europe: http://esc.umn.edu/funding/flas.html

These fellowships provide opportunities for students to pursue foreign language study, with primary emphasis on advanced study in the less commonly taught languages (any language other than French, German, or Spanish).  During the academic year, graduate students are provided with a $15,000 living stipend and up to $18,000 in support for tuition and mandatory fees.  The summer award provides a $2500 living stipend and $5000 in tuition/fee support.  (Note: departments are no longer required to cover tuition overages.)

Later this month IGS will hold information sessions for students interested in the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 400 Ford Hall, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, 2-207 Carlson School, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (special emphasis on professional schools)

Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, 260 Social Sciences, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Laura Seifert
FLAS Coordinator
Institute for Global Studies
214 Social Science Building
P: 612.624.6527
F: 612.626.2242

Nominations for Stout-Wallace Fellowships due 5 November

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For graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of the Ph.D. (i.e., normally students currently in their second or third year of graduate study). One nomination per department. Stipend: $22,000, plus tuition.

Instructions at:

Draft applications due to the department (Front Office by NOON, Friday 5 November).

Draft applications should include:
1) Draft application form, signed by the DGS (to confirm that we have talked about your application)

2) Draft research proposal, including title of project.
• Up to three pages, double-spaced, 12 point type, with margins not less than one inch, and title at top of page.
• Your proposal should describe the proposed research or study you plan to pursue in the coming academic year.
• If you choose to include key references, they must fit within the three-page limit.

3) Personal biographical statement.
• One page, single or double spaced, 12 point type, with margins not less than 1".
• Your statement should provide an account of the various sources, influences, and previous efforts that led to your choice of academic discipline and research area, while filling in any gaps in your record. It should offer a picture of your motivation and purpose as well as a description of long-range personal and professional plans and goals. It should not be an extension of the Research Proposal section.

4) A current University of Minnesota graduate transcript (unofficial)

5) On one page, an explanation of any "Incomplete" grades (if applicable), as well as a note offering the names of your two recommenders, and confirming that they have both agreed to write you letters of support.

Our nomination will be announced by 15 November, with the final application due at the Graduate School by 1 December.

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