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2020-2021 Black Studies Project Dissertation Fellowship

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2020-21 DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DEADLINE EXTENDED - DUE MAY 22, 2020)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2020-21 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,434.61 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2020-21 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.  

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year

2) Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline

Application Materials:

  1.  Application Form
  2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
  5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair  

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (bsp@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of June 8, 2020, by email.  

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY May 22, 2020.

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu

2020-2021 Black Studies Project Graduate Research and Travel Grants

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT (BSP @ UCSD)

ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT: 2020-21 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before November 1st, 2020 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Applications are due no later than Monday, April 6, 2020. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Information about the Travel Grant cover sheet can be found atTravel Grant Cover Sheet Form

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and theme of importance to Black Studies
  • Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one pdf:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.

2019-2020 Black Studies Project Dissertation Fellowship

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2019-20 DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE 5/10/19)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2019-20 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,250 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2019-20 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD
Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2019-20 academic year
2) Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline

Application Materials:
1. Application form 
2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
3. Curriculum vitae
4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (ektodorova@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance:
Fellowship recipients will be notified on Monday, June 3, 2019, by email.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 10th,
2019 @ 5:00 PM PST

Please address questions to:
Katia Todorova
Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project
ektodorova@ucsd.edu

2019-2020 Black Studies Project Faculty Fellowship

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2019-20 FACULTY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE 5/10/19)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2019-20 Faculty Fellowships. BSP Faculty Fellowships are intended to help faculty make significant progress on a major research project by providing one course release up to $8,000 and the opportunity to share their work with an interdisciplinary cadre of colleagues in the field of Black Studies. Eligible applicants must be ladder-rank, Senate faculty conducting research in African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to scholarship that explicitly engages the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below).
 
In addition to advancing their research and/or writing, BSP Faculty Fellows are expected to participate in the 2019-20 BSP Faculty workshop for scholarly works in progress. Each Faculty Fellow will be responsible for organizing two workshop sessions for participants to give and receive feedback, including one on their own work. Faculty Fellows must be in residence during the fellowship term. While the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt him or her from service and advising responsibilities. The award releases faculty from one course offered during the 2019-20 academic year; it does not provide release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD
Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative an innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.

Application Guidelines:
A complete application should include:

  1. Project description (1200 words maximum), including:
    1. The significance and contribution to existing scholarship in Black Studies;
    2. Any engagement with Black Studies Project’s three areas of focus (Intersectional Analysis of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Transnational and Diasporic Studies, Social Justice Movements);
    3. Your research and/or writing aims for the term of the fellowship.
  2. Workshop proposal, including:
    1. A brief description of the specific work you plan to share with an interdisciplinary group of Black Studies scholars;
    2. Potential scholars who you would be interested in inviting to share their scholarship at the BSP Faculty Workshop.
  3. Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  4. Letter from the applicant’s department chair, indicating approval of release time if an award is made and attesting to the timeliness of writing seminar and course release in helping applicant to complete the project in order to further their career goals.

All materials should be sent to Katia Todorova (ektodorova@ucsd.edu). Fellowship recipients will be notified on Monday, June 3, 2019, by email.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 PM PST

Please address questions to:
Katia Todorova
Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project
ektodorova@ucsd.edu
 

2019 Black Studies Project Graduate Research and Travel Grants

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT (BSP @ UCSD)
ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT: 2018-19 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

Due: Monday, March 18, 2019

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before October 4, 2019 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices. Applications are due no later than PM Monday, March 18, 2019. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Information about the grants and the Travel Grant cover sheet can be found athttps://bsp.ucsd.edu

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and themes of importance to Black Studies
  •  Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one PDF:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu]
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.