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Call for Applications: 2015-16 Publicly Active Graduate Education Fellows

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , , , ,
Imagining America invites graduate students from UNCG with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for a 2015-2016 PAGE Fellowship.

PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the theoretical and practical tools for public engagement; fosters a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and creates opportunities for collaborative knowledge production. The PAGE consortium, made up of alumni and allies of the program, promotes opportunities for mentorship and peer support from Imagining America’s network.

Learn more about the PAGE Fellows program from its 10th anniversary retrospective video.

Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for a 2015-2016 PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive $500 to attend a half-day Fellows Summit on September 30th and the 2015 Imagining America national conference, October 1-3 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Fellows also commit to participating in a yearlong working group to promote collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects. PAGE alumni and Fellows will work together to organize monthly conference calls around themes and questions relevant to the needs of publicly engaged graduate students. In doing so, PAGE looks to foster a cohort of Fellows interested in pursuing collective and innovative scholarly practices. Fellows are asked to be active participants in the Imagining America network through writing for the IA blog and related journals and presenting at regional meetings, campus workshops, or other related professional convenings. Additionally, each Fellow will be tasked with co-facilitating a webinar or workshop during the 2015-2016 academic year. Past examples include: book group discussions, virtual dinner parties, guest lectures, skill-building demonstrations, and music performances.

Graduate students at all stages of their MA/MFA/PhD programs may apply to be PAGE Fellows. Applicants must be graduate students during the entire 2015-2016 academic year, but do not have to be planning a career within higher education. This award is open to all graduate students within the Imagining America network; we do not require U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency to be a PAGE Fellow.

Note: Only students who are affiliated with Imagining America member institutions are eligible for this award (UNCG is an eligible member institution). For a list of member institutions, and more information about Imagining America, visit www.imaginingamerica.org.

***The submission deadline is Monday, May 18th***

To apply, visit http://imaginingamerica.org/consortium/student-networks/page/call-for-applications-to-the-2014-2015-imagining-america-page-summit-and-working-group/

Applicants will be notified by June 30th. Participation in the program begins with an informal webinar in August Applicants must be available to attend the PAGE Summit on September 30th and the IA Conference on October 1-3 in Baltimore, Maryland. If you cannot attend the PAGE Summit and IA Conference, you will not receive the stipend.

2015 IMAGINING AMERICA CONFERENCE

This year’s conference theme, America Will Be! The Art and Power of “Weaving Our We” presents an opportunity to think through the intersections of community, mentorship, diversity, real-world interaction, student success, and scholarship. The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do.

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate bold, creative and effective work that enables people to build and sustain the relationships that will link our stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address our collective challenges.

Reposted from ImaginingAmerica.org
Photo Credit: Lee Wexler/ImagesForInnovation.org