|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dear Full-Time Faculty in LAS, I am writing to invite applications to the Undergraduate Research Assistance Program (URAP) for Winter and Spring Quarters of 2023. The URAP is a faculty grant that will pay an undergraduate student of your choice to serve as a research assistant on your project for up to two quarters. The student receives remuneration for their time; the faculty member receives the student’s paid support. The URAP is open to both term and tenure-line faculty members. Information about the URAP, and a link to the application portal, is available at the LAS Internal Grants Page. The application portal will open tomorrow, October 1; the firm application deadline is October 31, 2022. Both the faculty member and student complete applications, so you’re encouraged to explore the guidelines and forms, and have conversations with prospective student co-applicants early in the application period. For any needed assistance with the application submission, please email Erica Godfrey in the LAS dean’s office. Peter Vandenberg, Ph.D.|
Executive Associate Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
990 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-2458
Fulbright is a prestigious scholarship that funds students to either study/ research or teach English overseas for an academic year. It is open to students of all disciplines and goes to 140 countries. A student must have graduated to receive a Fulbright, but she can apply as early as the Fall of her senior year. Graduate students and alumni are also eligible. Click on the press release above for more information.
Dear Cowbirders,Cowbird has always been a home for people from many different backgrounds, countries, ages, professions and perspectives. You can find stories and photos here that you wouldn’t find anywhere else—we think it’s a big part of what makes Cowbird such a special place.But there are so many voices still not being heard. Using Cowbird (and just about any website) requires privileges—a computer, internet access, technical skills—that many people don’t have.That’s why we’re launching a new initiative, Unheard Voices, to significantly deepen our commitment to helping people tell their stories and give them a supportive, welcoming home.We’ll be awarding grants to two multimedia storytellers, journalists, or photographers, to enable them to work with communities whose voices aren’t normally heard, and help share their stories through Cowbird.Our hope is to help create many more community story collections along the lines of this Pine Ridge collection and this collection on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.You can learn more about Unheard Voices and the fellowship opportunity here, and read more about the groundbreaking Pine Ridge Storytelling Project that helped inspire this fellowship.Sincerely,
Jonathan, Isaac, Nathan, Schuyler and Dave