UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities 2014-15

Call for Nominations

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, on behalf of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Graduate Division, is now accepting applications for the UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities program, now in its fourth year. Part of the system-wide University of California Humanities Network, this program is designed to support advanced doctoral students in the final stages of completing their dissertations, and to encourage the collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue, and innovation that are fundamental to research in the humanities in the University of California. Along with Faculty Research Fellows, Graduate Fellows will be members of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, sponsored by the UC Humanities Network.

During the fellowship year, UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities will be affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, or, if appropriate, with a campus-based center, multi-campus research group or collaborative research project. Through the IHC or another center, the fellows will be expected to give a public presentation during their fellowship year. Fellows will be invited to participate in an annual meeting of UC Faculty Research Fellows and UC Graduate Fellows, and to submit a brief essay reporting on the fellowship year for inclusion in an e-publication disseminated by the UC Humanities Research Institute.

Support: A $22,000 stipend, payment of in-state fees and health insurance for the 2013-14 academic year, and up to $3,000 in research funds.

Eligibility: Nominees must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and be completing a doctoral dissertation. They must have advanced to candidacy, must maintain P2 graduate status during the 2013-14 academic year, and be in good academic standing. This fellowship may not be combined with another UCSB fellowship stipend or a teaching appointment.  Accordingly, recipients should not be nominated for continuing student fellowships.

Nominations: Departments may nominate up to two candidates. Nominations should include: a letter of nomination  from the dissertation chair; a description of the dissertation project; a progress report and timetable for completion of the dissertation during the fellowship year; and a CV. The description of the dissertation project should contextualize the dissertation within the broader field or fields in which it is based, explain its intended contribution and, where appropriate, indicate potential connections with a center or research group (maximum length of the project description: 8 doublespaced pages).

Deadline for nominations: Friday, February 22, 2013 / 5:00 PM

Notification of Awards: Friday, March 8.

The nominating department should assemble all application materials for submission. Please contact IHC Associate Director Emily Zinn with any questions: ezinn@ihc.ucsb.edu or 893-3137.

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