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Application Deadline for the McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows Program

October 28

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows program offers junior and senior humanities students the support needed to concentrate on their coursework and develop research and creative projects, work collaboratively with a select group of peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. Fellows attend, help plan, and promote the Center’s various programs, putting them in meaningful contact with their peers and faculty, as well as the public. Fellows also act as student representatives of the Center’s mission on campus and in the community.

Benefits and Duration

MHC Undergraduate Fellows receive $4,000 per semester for two consecutive semesters to create an ongoing overlap of activity and personnel. The current cycle of funding is for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2020. Fellows will work individually with Financial Aid to ensure their eligibility to accept the MHC Undergraduate Fellowship. An MHC Undergraduate Fellowship can be rescinded after the first semester if the Fellow does not fulfill the duties as outlined below.

Duties and Expectations

In addition to attending MHC events and programs, fellows participate in a bi-weekly group meeting with a Fellows Coordinator (MHC humanities professional, faculty member, MHC Director) to discuss their coursework, research, and MHC’s programs. Fellows must present their research to a live audience on campus, and are expected to attend events involving MHC supporters.

Application Process

Fellowships are competitive. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 28. Interested persons are requested to read over the new proposal instructions and formatting guidelines on the website below before applying, and give faculty advisers sufficient notice to write letters of recommendation. Prior to winter break, two or three fellows will be chosen to begin their two-semester terms in the spring 2020 semester.

Instructions, proposal guidelines, and the application portal can be found at: https://umaine.edu/mhc/grants-scholarships/for-students/the-clement-and-linda-mcgillicuddy-humanities-center-undergraduate-fellowship/

Questions? Email mhc@maine.edu.