Additional Opportunities

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) selects ten students in their sophomore year to join a tightly-knit research community during junior and senior years to conduct independent research in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Fellows attend regular seminar meetings (twice per month) with this cohort to discuss their projects, hear from faculty speakers, learn skills for effectively conducting and presenting research, and receive support in the graduate school application process. MMUF exists to counter the underrepresentation of marginalized groups on college and university faculties nationwide through activities designed to encourage the pursuit of the Ph.D. in the humanities and social sciences.
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Harvard Summer Program in Hong Kong 
Deadline: January 31, 2019

This exciting new Harvard Summer School study abroad program allows students to spend eight weeks (June-July 2019) in Hong Kong learning about China’s global interconnections, past and present. Two intensive 4-week courses balance learning from different social science perspectives about global patterns of migration and China’s historical interaction with the U.S.—with particular focus on how Hong Kong plays a central role in these global processes and why they matter for China’s future.

All coursework will be in English; no prior academic experience related to China/East Asian studies is required. Courses are designed to include significant opportunities for learning outside as well as inside the classroom and include many fieldtrips throughout Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta area. Students will live in dormitories on the Hong Kong Baptist University campus.

Applications are due January 31. Funding is available through OCS, the Fairbank Center, and the Asia Center but requires a separate application. More detailed information is available here.


Mellon Fellows Program
Deadline: January 30, 2019

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2019-20). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and mentoring from faculty members. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.

Learn more at this link



Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity
Deadline: February 28, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, is calling on young leaders, ages 5-26, to use art to explore how the social determinants of health play a role in shaping their lives and their communities, and what it might look and feel like to one day live in a world where everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy.

Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity aims to use art as a vehicle for collecting valuable insights from young people around the world about how the social determinants of health shape their lives and the lives of those closest to them. We hope the art, and the process of creating the art, will spark a dialogue about how our lives and our health are shaped by everything around us, and provide insight into how these factors support or hinder everyone’s chance of living the healthiest life possible.

Learn more about this program at this link