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CT Academy of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for graduate students at Southern Connecticut State University to apply for a Connecticut Academy of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship runs from January 2017 to November 2017, and includes a $1,000 stipend.

 Chartered by the Connecticut Legislature in 1799 “…to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people,” the Connecticut Academy of the Arts and Sciences is the third-oldest learned society in the United States. Its purpose is the dissemination of scholarly information. For the past 200 years, the Academy has fulfilled this mission through lectures and extensive publications. The Graduate Fellows program is a new pilot initiative extended to selected Universities.

 Expectations of the Graduate Fellow:

 1.) The Graduate Fellow will be expected to attend the meetings of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. The meetings include a reception, a scholarly lecture, dinner and discussion. The Graduate Fellow will be the guest of the CT Academy at all of the meetings. There are four meetings in the Spring semester, and three meetings in the Fall Semester.  Meetings during the Spring 2017 semester are scheduled for Wednesday January 18; Wednesday February 15; Tuesday March 14; and Wednesday May 24. All meetings begin at 5:00pm with a reception, followed by a scholarly lecture at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:45pm. All meetings are held at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT., except for the May 24 meeting, which is held at the Oswenego Inn in Branford, CT. Fellows will receive detailed information about each meeting. Meeting dates for the Fall semester 2017 will be announced during the summer.

 Fellows will have the opportunity, at Academy meetings, to benefit from interactions with distinguished faculty who are members of the Connecticut Academy and who have similar research interests and experiences.

 2.) The Graduate Fellow will be expected to make a brief presentation regarding his or her thesis. The presentation will occur in the Fall 2017 semester. There will be a number of options for the presentation. For example, the Graduate Fellow may make a poster presentation at an Academy meeting during the reception. The Academy will make arrangements to accommodate the preferences of the Fellow regarding the presentation.

Eligibility Requirements:All graduate students whose special project, thesis or dissertation proposals have been approved are eligible to apply.

 Application Instructions:

1. The      Graduate Fellow Application must include a one-page description of the      approved project proposal and a two-page curriculum vitae

2. All applications must be printed (hard copy).

3. The deadline for the submission of your application is December 2, 2016, no later than 4 p.m. No applications submitted past the 4pm deadline will be considered.

4. The selected candidate will be notified by December 15, 2016.

 Please submit all applications (hard copy only) to:

Christine Caragianis Broadbridge, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation (GSRI)

GSRI office (EN B110)

Southern CT State University

 For further information, please contact the chairperson for the selection committee:  Dr. Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Director & Professor of Women's Studies. E-mail:;  Office: (203) 392-6133; (203) 392-6864