Still accepting applications: Fall 2020 Mellinchamp 21st Century Global Dynamics PhD Media Research Fellowship

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Friday, September 04, 2020 8:30 AM


The Mellinchamp 21st Century Global Dynamics faculty cluster recently announced graduate research fellowships that are open to advanced UCSB PhD students with a research emphasis that is aligned with the specific themes for this year.

Fellowships provide one academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus 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, globalization/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.

Fall 2020 Call for Applications

1. Digital Internship
The Fellow will support Mellichamp Professor Janet Afary on media research, content development, and student interaction for a digital internship program, with ability to update Wordpress, design PowerPoint slides, and upload videos for various websites and YouTube and generally troubleshoot. Some of the responsibilities include video editing. Work begins on September 14, 2020 and ends the first week of December. Must also be available for troubleshooting during this period. 

The deadline has been EXTENDED to September 10, 2020 at 5:00PM PST.

One academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus a stipend of $7,500.

Advanced UCSB PhD students with a research emphasis that is aligned with research on media & culture.

Required materials: 

  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s background and related interests and a CV

Send all required application materials as a single PDF to 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. For further information, contact Victor Faessel: or 893-4690.