Dresher Center Residential Fellowship Program for UMBC Graduate Students (App. Due 4/25)

The Dresher Center for the Humanities invites applications for two graduate student research fellowships. Funding is intended to support and promote promising research in the humanities among graduate students at UMBC. The fellowships are open to all UMBC doctoral and master’s level students working on a humanities-related research project that will culminate in a dissertation or thesis. Fellows will reside two days a week in a shared office in the Dresher Center during the fall semester 2014 and receive up to $1,000 to be used for research travel, materials, or other directly-related research expenses. During the fall semester, fellows will be expected to give a presentation as part of the “CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now” lunchtime series and attend other Humanities Forum and Dresher Center events and workshops. After the fall semester, fellows will submit a statement summarizing the work accomplished during the semester and their progress towards completion of the dissertation or thesis.

Application: Interested students should submit the following by April 25: 1. A cover sheet with your name, academic department, the name of your research advisor, and a short title for the research project. 2. No more than three double-spaced pages discussing the humanities focus and intellectual significance of the project, the methodology and your ability to undertake the project, and the part or stage of the project that will be supported by the fellowship. 3. Your current C.V. of no more than two single-spaced pages. 4. A letter of support from your research advisor. 5. A one-page description of the research that will be conducted during the semester.

Application materials should be submitted by email to Jessica Berman, Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities (jberman@umbc.edu), and cc’d to Natalia Panfile, Dresher Center Program Management Specialist (natalia.panfile@umbc.edu).

For more information see the Dresher Center for the Humanities website.

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