Graduate Funding Opportunities

National Humanities Center Virtual Workshops

Applications from students are invited for attendance at upcoming virtual institutes sponsored by the National Humanities Center.  These institutes support the NHC's current commitment to virtual teaching and online classes.  The Baker-Nord Center is able to fund three students for each institute.

How to Create Meaningful Online Learning Experiences is a five-day Virtual Graduate Student Winter Residency (December 7-11) that will focus on building community in an online course.  In additional to workshops focused around online learning and remote teaching, the institute will feature discussions around inclusive pedagogy and curriculum, workforce preparation, and the state and role of the humanities in 21st century universities.   The cost per student is $750.

Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public is a five day Virtual Regional Winter Institute (December 14-18).   Students will learn how to storyboard and write an issue-based narrative with a public audience in mind as well as the technical skills to create a 30-minute podcast by the last day. The cost per student is $1,100.

Eligibility:

Full time PhD, second year MA students, and third year MFA students in the arts and humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University may apply.

To Apply:

Application Deadline: October 5, 2020

NHC Virtual Workshop Coversheet

Please download and fill out the application cover sheet and include:
1.    A statement of interest (maximum 500 words)
2.    Curriculum Vitae
3.    Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or research director. This letter should be emailed separately by the advisor to bakernord@case.edu and should clearly reference the applicant.

Applicant’s complete application (cover sheet, CV, and statement of interest) should be sent as a single document to bakernord@case.edu.


Graduate Affiliates Program

Award: $500 Stipend

Applications are invited for the Graduate Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in the humanities. Graduate Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the center on their work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Graduate and Faculty Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms.

Applications will be reviewed twice during the academic year. Candidates who apply unsuccessfully for the Fall Semester will automatically be considered for an Affiliate appointment in the Spring.

Eligibility

Funds are available to full-time Ph.D., second year M.A. students, and third year M.F.A. students in the arts and humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

Selection Criteria

A subcommittee of the Baker-Nord Center will evaluate proposals on the basis of the quality of the research project and the center’s goal to present a range of topics across the humanities by graduate students at every stage of their research.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2020

To apply, please download and fill out the application cover sheet and send to the address below:

Graduate Affiliate Coversheet

In addition to this cover sheet, complete applications must include:

  1. An abstract describing the proposed project and its current status (maximum 500 words).
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or research director. In addition to commenting on the merits of the project, this letter should specify the applicant’s current status in the graduate program. This letter must be emailed separately by the advisor to bakernord@case.edu and should clearly reference the applicant.

Letter of Support should be sent as a separate email to bakernord@case.edu. Other Application materials should be emailed as a single PDF to: bakernord@case.edu.


Graduate Research Grant

Maximum Award: $500

Grants are available to graduate students to help defray expenses associated with MA thesis and dissertation research but not covered by departmental funding.

Eligibility

Funds are available to full-time Ph.D., second year M.A. students, and third year M.F.A. students in the arts and humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

Reporting

Resulting publications and presentations should acknowledge the support of the Baker-Nord Center. Please submit copies of any acknowledgements. Funds are available as reimbursement only. All awardees will be required to produce a final report (2 pages in length) before funds will be released. 

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted throughout the academic year, but applications received after April 1 will be considered at the start of the next fall semester.

To apply, please download and fill out the Application Cover Sheet and send it via email, along with all other application materials except the letter of support, to bakernord@case.edu

Letter of Support should be sent as a separate email to bakernord@case.edu. Other Application materials should be emailed as a single PDF to: bakernord@case.edu.

Campus Deliveries to:

Clark Hall Room 207
Location Code 7120

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