Confluencenter Graduate Fellowships
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Up to $5,000
All graduate students are eligible who are either:
1) seeking a terminal degree of Ph.D., MFA, or DMA (as recognized by the Graduate College) in the College of Humanities (COH), Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) or College of Fine Arts (CFA).
2) seeking a terminal degree of Ph.D. in a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) administered through one of the above colleges (i.e. American Indian Studies; Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) with a significant research interests in arts, humanities and social sciences.
Applicants may be domestic or international students.
The Confluencenter Graduate Fellowships are designed to fund specific projects for eligible graduate students in an effort to build a community of scholars to advance innovative interdisciplinary research. Candidates for selection must demonstrate evidence of innovative scholarship or creative work that can advance a field in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Selected students will be part of the first cohort of Confluencenter Fellows and they will be expected to devote at least one semester to a special project under this program and to be available to present their results in a symposium, lecture series or public venue to be determined by Confluencenter. Fellowship recipients will be required to present their research and/or accomplishments before the end of the fiscal year. The names and photographs of award recipients will be posted on the Confluencenter website along with a description of their research.
Fellowship Project Guidelines and Eligibility:
Fellows will use the Confluencenter funds to develop a special project related to their research interest or to cover other expenses related to the project including:
Materials and equipment
Each applicant should submit as an electronic copy (PDF preferred) through the Confluencenter website:
• A brief summary of the project, including how it fits into the broader research context (maximum 500 words);
• Plans for a specific project to be undertaken as a Confluencenter Fellow (a maximum of 1250 words, not counting references, explaining the rationale and expected outcomes of the project);
• A concise explanation about how the requested funds will help to advance or complete the project;
• Budget for project expenses;
• A curriculum vitae;
• Two letters of support for the applicant. One must be from the department head or major advisor and one from any other faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work. Please directly your recommenders to the following section for instructions on how to submit their letters.
You must be logged in to the UA Webauth system to submit an application, so you will be redirected to a NetID login page if you are not already logged in. Please use this link to electronically submit your application documents via the Confluencenter website. If you experience problems logging in, please send us a message and we will arrange for you to email them. If you send your message before 4:30 p.m. on March 29, we will do our best to send you instructions on how to email your documents to the Confluencenter website administrator before the deadline.
Applicants need to specify the semester for which they are applying (Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or no preference).
Instructions for Faculty Submitting Letters of Recommendation:
If you experience problems uploading letters (such as not being able to log in to the submission page), we ask that you please click on the link below (not a link pasted into an email) and try to upload your letter(s) from there before contacting us by sending a message through the website. If you send your message before 4:30 p.m. on March 29, we will do our best to send you instructions on how to email any letters to the Confluencenter website administrator before the deadline.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel drawn from the Confluencenter's faculty advisory committee, graduate advisors, other faculty members, and community members.
Disbursement of funds will begin after July 1, 2013. Projects must be completed by May 30, 2014. Selected fellows will be notified via email by May 6, 2013.
Contact Confluencenter through the website (preferred)
Phone: (520) 621-5137