Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship Application
Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.
If research travel is part of your fellowship, please provide all details and a budget as expected at this time. Decisions will take into consideration any adjustments to plans affected by COVID-19.
This fellowship is for an academic year. Funding is not normally available until September 1 of the fellowship year and activities must be completed by the 31st of August of the following year. (For example: AY 2020-21 runs 9/1/20 – 8/31/21)
The Glasscock Center for Humanities Research annually funds up to ten Graduate Research Fellowships at $2,000 each. Departments can nominate up to two graduate students to be considered for these awards. To be eligible, students in affiliated departments have to be working on a Doctoral dissertation or Masters thesis but could be at the initial stages of their projects. Students are expected to work closely with their advisors on a project description, rationale for the grant, and budget. The budget might include conference participation and travel, fieldwork or archival work, or it might simply be for research materials. The outcome should be a dissertation or a thesis, or a significant portion thereof. We also encourage applications which connect with diverse communities through publicly engaged scholarship.
Glasscock Center Graduate Fellows will make up the community of scholars who populate the Graduate Colloquium Series. They are required to participate for a semester in the Graduate Colloquium Series and use the experience as a tool to improve their own writing and projects and help each other to improve the quality of the work being produced as a group. In collaboration with the Center of Digital Humanities Research, additional funding may be available for projects which include a digital humanities component, e.g., digital exhibits, data visualization and analytics, and digital editions.
Please check with the financial aid office to confirm that your financial aid will not be affected by receipt of this or other awards.
Students must have both the Director of Graduate Studies’ and the Department Chair’s approval to be nominated. Applications should go through a rigorous selection process at the departmental level before being nominated to the Glasscock Center by the Department Chair. The selection process at the department level may be done by a departmental committee that is already assigned the task of evaluating students, by a committee that includes the Graduate Director, or a committee that is created for the purpose of selecting a nominee. In some cases, the committee may consist of graduate students. Students may only receive the Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship once.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Student should complete the application and upload the signature form with approval from Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head. Due to COVID-19, please obtain electronic signatures. If this is not possible, then a brief email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) approving the application, from the relevant departmental person/s noted, will also be accepted. Each department can name up to two candidates to be put forward for selection.
Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Applicants are normally notified of award decisions by three weeks from the application deadline.
We recommend answering application questions in a Word document and saving it for your records before pasting it into our form for submission.