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Weekly Grad Newsletter
19 September 2019

Coming Up Soon: UIC Events & Deadlines

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, with Javier Zamora, Carla Barger, and Nestor Gomez.
Sept 20: One-on-One with Rebecca Hazelton and Carrie McGath. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.

Sept 23: President's Research in Diversity Travel Assistance awards will support student candidates who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at conferences related to issues of diversity or identity, such as those involving race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and national origin.
Sept 26: Institutions Working Group Book Discussion: Anderson, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (And Why We Don't Talk About It).
Sept 30: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in June, July, Aug, Sept (open to MAs).
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.
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Save The Date - UIC Events & Deadlines

Sept 25: "The Legacy of Columbus' Travels" by David Diego Rodriguez (Hispanic and Italian Studies Dept); part of the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series. Hum Inst, 3-4:30.
Sept 30: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in June, July, Aug, Sept (open to MAs).
Oct 25: Roundtable on academic publishing. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.
Oct 31: Graduate Student Council Award (up to $275) application due for travel in Q3 (8/1-10/31).
Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.

Nov 1- Nov 4: Prelim Exams.
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.
Dec 9-13: Finals Week.
Dec 18: Grades due.

Outside Events

Oct 12: Clare Crowston (UIUC) at the Newberry's Eighteenth Century Seminar: "Masters, Apprentices and the Enslaved: Regimes of Labor and Social Formation in Eighteenth-Century France and the French Atlantic," 1-3 pm.

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: University of Pennsylvania Katz Center Fellowship Program Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Humanities and Social Science is now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year on the theme of America’s Jewish Questions.
Nov 4: Short-term (1-6 month) research grants in Germany for doctoral students.
Nov 15: Florida Atlantic University Libraries / Huntington Library research fellowship. Accepted fellows will receive $2,500 for one month at the Florida Atlantic University Libraries in Boca Raton using the materials from the Weiner Collection, and $3,500 for one month at The Huntington in San Marino, California. Open to PhD candidates (post-exams).
Nov 19
Funded by the State Department, the Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

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.

Oct 15: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Wolf Humanities Center (UPenn). The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. 2019-2020 theme is CHOICE. Preference for interdisciplinary research.
Oct 15: Medieval Academy of America (MAA) - Schallek Dissertation Fellowship for Research on Late-Medieval Britain. $30,000. The fellowship supports an advanced graduate student who is writing a Ph.D. dissertation in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). It is intended to help defray research and living expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of study.

Oct 15: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) - Hench Postdoctoral Fellowship. Stipend of $35,000. Fellowships provide recipients with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible. No more than 3 years post-PhD.
Nov 1:
University of Colorado - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Faculty Diversity. $50,000-60,000 annual salary, additional funds for research and professional development. Fellowships support scholars in all academic fields whose creative work/research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Nov 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity - University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Stipend of $54,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3 & annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time $5,000 relocation expense. University provides medical, vision, dental & life insurance.
Nov 4: Year-long (7-12 month) research grants in Germany for doctoral students.
Nov 15: Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
$25,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.


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

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The Grad Studies Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20. The rest of the department remains open.

The Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies has released their 2020 Spring Events Program.

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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