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Weekly Grad Newsletter - 9 May 2019

Deadlines / Good To Know

May 31: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr, May.
June 1: Stay on track with your writing goals over the summer by taking the Graduate College's GC 512 (CRN 21841) Tu/Th 10:45 am-1:15 pm, Taft Hall 308, Summer II term. UIC English alumnus Vin Adiutori is teaching. You can reach him at

Happening Soon @UIC

May 20: Summer I (4-week term) begins
May 22: Add/drop deadline for Summer I
June 13: Instruction ends for Summer I
June 17: Summer II (8-week term) begins
June 21: Add/drop deadline for Summer II
Aug 7: Instruction ends for Summer II
Aug 21: Comp Camp
Aug 22: Department Orientation


Dan Magers has won a Diversifying Faculty in Illinois fellowship for 2019-2020.

Bob Ryan published a piece in Avidly called "My University in Ruins."
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NEW ASAP: Grant writing position at the Field Museum: Government and Foundation Relations Manager.
NEW May 10: SUMMER job: 25-50% GA in Grad College.
NEW May 19: Postdoc at Colorado State in the School of Education, the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP), and the Caminos Program.
NEW May 21: AAST jobs; send letters and CVs to Briana Hanny
  • Admin and Program GA (50% FTE): Position will provide support to the Head, the Assistant Director, and the Business Manager of the Department of African American Studies. We seek a motivated, self-directed individual who will take initiative and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently. Preferred candidate will have prior experience in an office setting as well as in event programming. Must be able to work both independently and in coordination with other office staff and faculty. Flexibility is necessary, especially the ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks. Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Social Media GA (25% FTE): Under the direction of the Head and Assistant Director, this position is responsible for developing strategies to increase an audience on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, etc., as well as maintaining and updating our web presence. We seek a motivated, self-directed individual who will take initiative and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently. Must be able to work both independently and in coordination with other office staff. Flexibility is necessary, specifically the ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks. Applicant should have experience with social media platforms and ways to utilize these tools for information and publicity purposes.
NEW  May 28: Program Specialist in the NEH (Washington DC). FT, $69,581 to $90,461 per year.
NEW June 15: Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities has been reopened.
NEW June 16: 2-year postdoc fellowship at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) (Arizona).

Seminars, Conferences, & Other Events

May 18: Ryan Netzley (SIU-Carbondale), "Unlearning Value: Praise, Risk, and Repetition in Paradise Lost" Milton Seminar at the Newberry, 12-2 pm.
NEW May 30: InterCcECT mini-seminar on the new narcissism with Chris Breu, 5 pm at the Red Lion pub.
June 22-26: Marxist Literary Group's Institute for Culture and Society at UIC (CFP below).
Aug 12-16: WriteOut! Retreat for grad students working on race and/or ethnicity. FREE structured writing time!
Sep 13: Department Open House
Oct 4-5: English Institute at University of Chicago.
Oct 24-25: The Refugee Crisis conference at the Institute for the Humanities.
Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.

Funding & CFP Deadlines


**Special resources for international students**
From Duke University: opportunities for DACA and undocumented students and for international students.
From Immigrants Rising: List of Graduate Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of Citizenship Or Legal Permanent Residency.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) website.
International Scholarships website.
Non-US Citizen Scholarship, Grant & Fellowship Opportunities google doc compiled by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

**The UIUC Fellowship Finder lets you search for grants & fellowships by deadline, amount, and other categories/filters**

!!! May 11: University Library Research Awards; $300 for any research project(open to undergrad and grad).
May 13: Gilder Lehrman fellowships. $3K to support research in American history at archives in New York City.
May 15: Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence.
May 15: Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall programs application deadline. (Including "Reading Catalan for Research Purposes"!)
May 28: Newberry Seminar for Fall 2019, "The Archive: Theory, Form and Practice."
May 31: Submit to The Image of Research competition and win up to $500 dollars.
June 1: $500 Normal Mailer Graduate Writing Award deadline. For grad student work about or inspired by Normal Mailer.
June 1: Korean American Scholarship Fund open to those with Korean heritage of any citizenship (including Korean nationals studying in the US). Extra funds may be given to non-Koreans, including descendants of veterans of the Korean War. $500-$5000.
Aug 15: National Sporting Library & Museum Fellowship. $2K/month, 2 months or less.


**The UPenn CFP forum is a good place to search for CFPs, especially those in a specific subfield or for graduate students.**
May 31: Oversound Chapbook Prize. 15-30 pg MS; $18 to enter, $1000 prize.
June 1: Breakwater Review submissions (previously unpublished poetry, fiction and creative nonficiton around the theme of climate change).
June 3: Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library.
June 3: Seminar in European Art at the Newberry Library.
June 15: Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference "Backward Glances: Mediating Resistance" in Dept of Radio/TV/Film.
Aug 16: Corridors--The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference 2019. Near Detroit, no registration fee.


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