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Weekly Grad Newsletter
12 September 2019

Coming Up: Events & Deadlines in the Next Week

Sept 12: Last day to waive or change Campus Care coverage
Sep 13: Opening Colloquium w/Prof Coviello, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Sept 13: Last day to Apply to Graduate this semester
Sept 13: Apply for LAS/Department Travel funding for Fall 2019 (up to $500, PhDs only).
Sep 14: "Art Speaks: I Am" at Cartherine Edelman Gallery featuring Carrie McGath, Angelica Davila, and Carla Barger, among others.
Sep 19: Javier Zamora at UIC Latino Cultural Center, 11 am.
Sep 19: Program for Writers Reading Series at UIC Latino Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.
Sept 20: One-on-One with Rebecca Hazelton and Carrie McGath. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.

Congratulations!

PhD student Laura Jok has been awarded a Stories Matter Foundation Masters Award.
PhD student Dan Barton has a poem, "Clearing the Garden," in the latest issue of Grist.
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Save The Date - UIC events

Sept 26: Institutions Working Group Book Discussion: Anderson, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (And Why We Don't Talk About It).
Oct 25: Roundtable on academic publishing. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.
Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.

Nov 8: Mika Turim-Nygren mock job talk, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Nov 15: Colloquium: Tanya Agathacleous, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Nov 22: Colloquium: Marta Caminero-Santangelo, 305 pm, 2028 UH.
Dec 5: Department holiday party.
Dec 6: Sarah Buchmeier mock job talk, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.

Outside events

Sep 29: First Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library with Vicky McAlistair: "Insularity, Interaction, and Integration: The Environmental and Ecological Impacts of the Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland." 3-5 pm.
Sep 29: Stories Matter Foundation Masters Award Ceremony, honoring Laura Jok and other Masters Award recipients. 3-5 pm at StoryStudio Chicago. Free and open to the public.
Oct 10-11: "Reading the Ministry in the Americas, 1492-present" conference at the Newberry Library.

Funding & Grants

In addition to any opportunities shared here, you can find more information, including the UIUC Fellowship Finder, on the MA Funding and PhD Funding pages.

Sep 23: President's Research in Diversity Travel Award application; $600 for conference travel.
Oct 1 (deadline for submission of materials to DGS Office): Provost's Graduate Research Award; $5,000 is available for pilot grants (or preliminary research) so that students can then have stronger applications for funding from external sources.
Oct 1 (deadline for submission of materials to DGS Office): Award for Graduate Research;
$1000 to $3000 to support grad student research; competitions in Fall and Spring.
Oct 15: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies. $5000 to support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.
Nov 1: Rockefeller Archive Research Stipend; must contact the archive by Oct 15. Up to $5000.

Postdocs & Fellowships

In addition to any opportunities shared here, you can find more information, including the UIUC Fellowship Finder, on the MA Funding and PhD Funding pages.

Nov 1: Lyman T. Johnson Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Fellowship recipients pursue an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more Univ of KY professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research related activities. Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department's overall graduate education and research mandates.
Nov 1: University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellows Program; 12-month term, renewable up to one term.
Nov 1: Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowship;  Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support a year.

CFPs

In addition to any CFPs shared here, check the UPenn CFP forum.

Sep 15: "How we work together: ethics, histories and epistemologies of artistic collaboration." Nov 8 in Ottawa, Canada; funding for most travel and accommodation secured by organizer.
Oct 15: 2020 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student conference at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies.
Oct 15
:
2020 CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute, "Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Global Context." June 1-10, 2020, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Deadlines

Sept 30: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in June, July, Aug, Sept (open to MAs).
Oct 31: Graduate Student Council Award (up to $275) application due for travel in Q3 (8/1-10/31).
Nov 1- Nov 4: Prelim Exams.
Dec 9-13: Finals Week.
Dec 18: Grades due.

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Miscellany

The UIC Great Cities Institute released two fact sheets about population loss in Chicago.

DGS Office Hours, Fall 2019

Prof. Coviello: 1 pm-4 pm Tue., 1 pm-5 pm Wed., and by appointment
Vicki: 10 am-6 pm Mon.-Thu., 9 am-5 pm Fri. (lunch 1:30-2:30)
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