Quadrant Fellows, University of Minnesota
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Scholars pursuing interdisciplinary work are invited to apply for a semester-long Quadrant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to be held in academic year 2010-2011. Quadrant is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a catalyst and incubator of research and discussion across disciplinary boundaries. Quadrant is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Complete applications should be sent to the postal address given below and postmarked by November 20, 2009. Please note that the fellowship may not be used for work toward a degree and is not open to faculty or staff at the University of Minnesota.
During their semester in residence at the IAS in Minneapolis, fellows will receive a stipend of up to $30,000, depending on rank and experience; fellowships include medical and dental coverage. At the IAS, fellows will participate in weekly lunches, coffees, and public lectures with a lively interdisciplinary community that includes University of Minnesota fellows and other Quadrant fellows. They will also be involved in at least one of Quadrant's research and publishing collaboratives: Design, Architecture, and Culture; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. Fellows will give a public lecture and will present a work-in-progress in a workshop setting with their Quadrant collaborative group or groups. In addition, they will work directly with an editor from the University of Minnesota Press to develop their manuscripts for submission. Manuscripts submitted to the University of Minnesota Press will undergo standard peer review and Press board approval process.
To apply for a Quadrant Fellowship, please submit five copies of the following materials to the address given below:
- Your research proposal (no longer than 1,500 words). Describe the research or creative project you will undertake during your residence. Indicate which of the four Quadrant Groups you would like to join; if you would like to join more than one, please indicate this. Include a discussion of how participation in an interdisciplinary setting as part of Quadrant would advance your work.
- An abstract of your proposal (200 words).
- A curriculum vitae.
In addition, ask three people familiar with your work and this project to submit letters of support directly to the address below.
All application materials, including letters of support, should be sent to the following postal address and postmarked by November 20, 2009.
Professor Ann Waltner, Director
Institute for Advanced Study
University of Minnesota
131 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fellowship offers will be made in February 2010, pending renewal of funding.
If you have questions, please contact the Quadrant Coordinator, Anne Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.