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Graduate Student Fellowship Program

Dresher Center for the Humanities Residential Fellowships


 Application Deadline is April 25th for Fall 2014 – Deadline extended to May 2nd

The Dresher Center for the Humanities invites applications for two graduate student research fellowships. Funding will be given for the fall semester and will support and promote promising research in the humanities. The fellowships are open to all UMBC doctoral and master’s level students working on humanities-related research projects that will culminate in a dissertation or thesis.

Fellows will reside two days a week in a shared office in the Dresher Center during the fall semester and receive up to $1,000 to be used for research travel, materials, or other directly-related research expenses. Fellows will be expected to give a presentation as part of the “CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now” lunchtime series and attend other Humanities Forum and Dresher Center events and workshops.

After the fall semester, fellows will submit a statement summarizing the work accomplished during the semester and their progress towards completion of the dissertation or thesis.

Click here for Residential Graduate Student Fellowship Application
Fall 2013 Dresher Center Graduate Residential Fellows

Emek Ergun is a doctoral candidate in UMBC’s Language, Literacy, & Culture Program and an adjunct instructor for the Gender and Women’s Studies Department. She is currently writing her dissertation, exploring the ways in which the feminist virginity knowledges of an American book, Virgin, traveled from the U.S. to Turkey through her politically-defined translation. Her advisor is Dr. Carole McCann, Chair of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department. Emek was recently awarded the National Women’s Studies Association’s Graduate Scholarship for 2013.

Teresa Foster is a doctoral student in UMBC’s Language, Literacy, & Culture program. She is currently researching and writing a dissertation on eighteenth-century British convict transportation to the American colonies. Her advisor is Dr. Marjoleine Kars, Chair of the History Department. Teresa earned a MA in Historical Studies and a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies from UMBC. She is also the recipient of the 2013-2014 Maryland Historical Society Wing Graduate Research Fellowship.