Application for LASER/Humanities Institute Graduate Fellow Program

guy studying at library talbe with bookshelves behind herLASER and the Humanities Institute are accepting applications for the LASER/Humanities Institute Graduate Student in Residence Fellows program. This collaboration between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Humanities Institute is designed to support research in the area of Latino and Latin American Studies.

LASER/Humanities Institute Graduate Student in Residence Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis based on accomplished work of the highest distinction and on the promise of further outstanding achievements in the areas of diversity, inclusion and with an emphasis on scholarship on the global Latin/o Americas.

The program will support one junior and two advanced graduate students starting in July 1, 2017. Fellows will be in residence for two semesters at the Humanities Institute and will receive support for research, travel, and professionalization. The fellows will present the findings of their research at the annual Latino Role Models Day in April, 2017.

Applications process for 2016 has ended.

 

Eligibility

  • Students enrolled in an MA or PhD program at the Ohio State University. Those applying to be LASER/HUM fellows at the junior level require good standing with the university. Those applying to be advanced LASER/HUM fellows should have completed preliminary course work.
  • Applicants who have previously held a LASER/HUM fellowship are not eligible to reapply.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials under single cover to Dr. Frederick Aldama (aldama.1@osu.edu).

1. Cover letter including contact and biographical information

2. Curriculum vitae (CV)

3. Statement of significance.

  • Junior LASER/HUM Fellow applicants provide a 
concise statement on your 
research interests
    (250-word maximum)
  • Advanced LASER/HUM Fellow applicants provide a 
concise statement on your 
research topic
    (250-word maximum)

4. One reference letter: Applicants should submit ONE letter of reference. Referees should direct their letters to aldama.1@osu.edu.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers representing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Humanities Institute. Selections will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of scholarly promise and distinction

  • Quality and precision of research topic and project as it relates to an enriched understanding of the Latin/o Americas

  • Good standing with the department and university
  • Contribution to as well as benefit from the programs of the Humanities Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Questions? Inquiries should be directed to Frederick Aldama [aldama.1@osu.edu].