21st Century Global Dynamics summer research fellowships

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:00 AM

The 21st Century Global Dynamics Research Fellowships provide a stipend of $7,500 to PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. Fellows work under the direction of a Mellichamp Professor, providing support for research in one of the cluster’s four areas of emphasis: gender and Islam, human rights, political economy, and media & culture. Research duties are multi-faceted and will be based on the nature of the professor’s current projects. Fellows must be in residence during the term of the award and log twenty hours of work per week. They must secure approval for any other on-campus employment during the fellowship quarter. In some cases, fellowships may be renewed for an additional quarter. During the award quarter the fellow is also encouraged to plan and submit a 1200-1500 word essay on their research for publication in the online journal global-e


1. Human Rights and Global Governance - We are seeking an advanced PhD student with training and interests in human rights, world politics, law and/or global governance issues. The Fellow will conduct research for publications in international human rights and 21st century globalization. Ability to work 20 hours a week in Summer 2019 is required.

2. Media & Culture - We are seeking an advanced PhD student with background and interests in such areas as media, globalization, institutional studies, and cultural geography. Working twenty hours per week during Summer session, the Fellow will conduct research and provide publishing support for Professor Michael Curtin and the Mellichamp Global Dynamics Initiative.

3. Gender and Islam - We are seeking a PhD student in the field of Art History with research strength in European Art History and detailed knowledge of the history of graphic arts in 19th and 20th centuries as well as the secondary literature on the subject. In addition, the student should be familiar with the miniature art of the Middle East, especially Iran. The Fellow will research a series of articles on the topic of European artists and graphic artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, their impact on modern arts and journalism up to the present time. Additionally, the student will search recent scholarship on the history of miniature art in Iran and the Middle East and the continuing impact of that art in 20th century Middle East. Ability to work 20 hours a week in Summer session is required.

Application deadline for the Summer 2019 Fellowship is ‚ÄčFriday, March 29. Please send all required application materials as a single PDF to vfaessel@ucsb.edu by 5:00 PM. You will receive a confirmation email within three business days; award letters go out within 7 business days of the deadline.

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