Grants | 7 February 2019

CFA: Apply to be a THI Public Fellow

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THI invites application for our Public Fellows program. Public Fellows contribute to research, programming, communications and fundraising at companies, non-profit organizations, or cultural institutions and gain valuable experience applying their skills and expertise outside the academy. Learn more about the Public Fellows program at the Info Session on Feb 21.

We offer two different fellowship opportunities. Call details are listed below. All applications are due April 10, 2019.

  • 2019 Summer Fellows work for up to 250 hours with a partner organization during the summer quarter. THI provides funding and helps create partnerships where possible.
  • 2019-2020 Year Long Public Fellows commit to 3-quarter-length internships with companies, non-profits organizations, or cultural institutions. Fellows meet as a cohort throughout the year to share knowledge and gain additional skills in communicating their public work for multiple audiences. The year-long fellowship will enable students to have a greater impact on partner institutions and further develop their own interests and skills.

THI has developed relationships with local organizations, including those below, but UCSC students also develop and sustain their own relationships with partner institutions.

 

Questions? Please contact Rachel Deblinger, Research Program Manager, THI at rdebling@ucsc.edu

 


THI PUBLIC FELLOWS SUMMER 2019

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Amount: Up to $5,000

Number of Fellowships: TBD (based on the availability of funds)

These fellowships provide the opportunity for humanities doctoral students to contribute to research, programming, communications and fundraising at non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, or companies and are meant to allow the students to apply and expand their skills in a non-academic setting while engaged in graduate study. Majority of the work should be completed during Summer 2019. Students are welcome to find their own partner organizations or to pursue opportunities from organizations listed below.

Applicants are required to attend the Info Session on Feb 21 or meet with THI staff to discuss their proposed project before the application deadline.

Please consider the following questions in writing your application and communicating with your proposed mentor: (1) Does the organization understand the project you will be working on? Does the project fit the proposed 20 hour/week arrangement?; (2) How does the partner organization and the specific project you propose fit into your career trajectory or your goals for exploring career options?; (3) Who will serve as your mentor at your partner organization and what will that mentorship look like?

Fellows will receive:

  1. A fellowship stipend of up to $5,000 (for up to 250 hours of work, at the rate of $20 per hour)
  2. Mentoring from The Humanities Institute and from partner organization

 

Eligibility: The student must be:

  1. Enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the humanities departments
  2. Be within normative time and in good academic standing
  3. Enrolled in at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.
  4. Enrolled in the program at least through Fall 2019.

 

Application consists of:

1) Cover Letter (1-2 pages) outlining your interests in a specific position and your qualifications (your research focus can but need not align with the project)

2) Resume (1-2 pages)

3) Work agreement – no more than one page – signed by the applicant and a dedicated mentor at the partner organization. The work agreement should address the work that has been agreed on, the timeline for the project, and its deliverables.

4) A signed form from the department Graduate Director stating that you will be within normative time and in good academic standing during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. (Download Form here.)

 

Partner Organizations:

A list of possible organizations you can work with in Santa Cruz County is available on the program webpage. Students are also welcome to find their own partner organizations.

 

APPLY NOW

*PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into your ucsc.edu Google account to use this application form.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Deblinger, Research Program Manager at rdebling [at] ucsc.edu

 


THI PUBLIC FELLOWS 2019-20 (3 Quarter Opportunity)

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Stipend Amount: $8,000/quarter (tuition and fees for in-state students fully covered)

Number of Fellowships: TBD (based on the availability of funds)

These fellowships provide the opportunity for Humanities doctoral students to contribute to research, programming, communications and fundraising at companies, non-profit organizations, or cultural institutions. This extended fellowship allows students to apply and expand their skills in a non-academic setting through impactful projects that benefit their partner organizations.

Year long fellows will join and contribute to a cohort of Public Fellows. Throughout the year, the cohort will meet regularly with THI staff to address challenges and reflect on their ongoing projects.

Partner organization should be located in Santa Cruz County. Exceptions can be made for partners in the greater Bay Area if the organization is open to an ongoing relationship with THI. Consider pursuing opportunities from organizations listed below.

Before applying, students are required to meet with THI staff by April 1 (contact info below).

Applications will be evaluated based on a range of criteria. Please consider the following questions in writing your application and communicating with your proposed mentor: (1) Does the organization endorse the project you will be working on and does the project fit the proposed 20 hour/week arrangement?; (2) How does your project fit with the organization’s goals? (3) How does the partner organization and the specific project you propose fit into your career trajectory or your goals for exploring career options?; (4) Who will serve as your mentor at your partner organization and what will that mentorship look like?

Fellows will receive:

  1. A fellowship stipend of up to $8,000
  2. Mentoring from The Humanities Institute and partner organization

 

Eligibility: The student must be:

  1. Enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the humanities departments
  2. Be within normative time and in good academic standing
  3. Enrolled in at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.
  4. Enrolled in the program at least through June 30, 2020.

 

Application consists of:

1) Cover Letter (1-2 pages) outlining your interests in a specific position and your qualifications (your research focus can but does not have to align with the project)

2) Resume (1-2 pages)

3) Work agreement – no more than one page – signed by the applicant and a dedicated mentor at the partner organization. The work agreement should address the work that has been agreed on, the timeline for the project, and its deliverables.

4) A signed form from the department Graduate Director stating that you will be within normative time and in good academic standing during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. (Download Form here.)

 

Partner Organizations:

A list of possible organizations you can work with in Santa Cruz County is available on the program webpage. Students are also welcome to find their own partner organizations.

 

APPLY NOW

*PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into your ucsc.edu Google account to use this application form.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Deblinger, Research Program Manager at rdebling [at] ucsc.edu