At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Academy of American Franciscan History 2012-13 Dissertation Fellowship

The Academy of American Franciscan History is accepting applications for four dissertation fellowships, each worth $10,000.  As many as two of these fellowships will be awarded for  projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in Latin America, including the United States Borderlands, Mexico, Central and South America.  Up to another two fellowships will be awarded to support projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in the rest of the United States and Canada.

Projects may deal with any aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family, including any of the branches of the Family, male, female, tertiary, Capuchin, etc.  The projects will be evaluated by a selected group of scholars who will make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Academy.  The recipient must be engaged in full-time research during the period of the fellowship. The applicant must be a doctoral candidate at a University in the Americas, and the bulk of the research should be conducted in the Americas.

To apply for a fellowship, please provide a 10-page abstract of the proposed research.  This abstract should include the title and principle arguments of the dissertation, a research plan, listing repositories where the research will be conducted, and a time-table outlining all phases of the research up to and including the conclusion and successful defense of the dissertation.  The applicant must also provide three letters of support for the project, one of which must be from the chairman of the dissertation committee / major advisor.  The deadline for applications will be
February 1, 2013.  Awards will be announced in April, and may begin as early as May.

As a condition of the fellowship award, the Academy will reserve the right of first refusal to publish any work funded under the provision of this program.  The Academy has a fifty-year history of publishing works dealing with the history of the Franciscan Family in the Americas.  Any royalties or other considerations resulting from publication will be separate and distinct from the dissertation fellowship.

Application Information:

To apply, or for further information, please address all materials to:
Dr. Jeffrey M. Burns, Director
Academy of American Franciscan History
1712 Euclid  Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709-1208
or 510-548-1755 or

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