CFP: 2019-20 Graduate Interdisciplinary Working Groups

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Deadline: October 28, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute welcomes proposals from new or existing working groups organized around any topic of cross-disciplinary concern in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences. We are especially interested in projects that relate to the FHI’s 2019-20 and 2020-21 Annual Theme World Arts, but will be happy to consider proposals on other subjects as well. To be eligible for an award, a group needs to be convened by two or more PhD students in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences. Conveners may also include MFA students in Experimental and Documentary Arts or Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis. Group members may include faculty, staff, and other constituencies, but conveners need to be graduate students.

Selected groups will each receive up to $1,000 in financial support for meeting expenses (e.g. meals), purchases of books and other materials, attendance at screenings/performances/museum exhibitions, and a public event such as a guest lecture by an external scholar. Award funds may not be used for research or conference travel by individual group members. If needed, conveners may apply for additional financial support for public events.

To apply, please complete the online application by October 28, 2019, 11:59pm. Required proposal materials include: a brief description of the Working Group project; CV for each co-convener; and a preliminary, non-binding list of other graduate students, faculty, or others who may participate in the group.

Questions? Email FHI Associate Director Christina Chia.