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2011-2012 Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship - Due Friday, January 14, 2011

Posted: December 02, 2010

The Center for the Education of Women has announced the competition for the 2011-2012 Mary Malcomsom Raphael Fellowship for graduate women students in a humanities or social science field of LSA. Candidates must be nominated by their department by February 25, 2011.

The department deadline is Friday, January 14, 2011.

This fellowship was established in 1985 for women graduate students in a humanities or social science field in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. It is intended as an award of high distinction and is presented to women held in the highest esteem by their faculty. Fellowship recipients are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and their potential to make a contribution of exceptional usefulness to society. The Fellowship is provided through an endowment established by the late Margaret Earhart Smith in recognition of her friend Mary Malcomson Raphael, a singularly resourceful and creative woman, who "had a gift for evoking power in people above and beyond their ordinary capacity."
Eligibility: Women graduate students enrolled for the 2011-2012 academic year in a social science or humanities doctoral program in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts who have completed at least four terms at the University of Michigan at the time of application.
Department nomination is required.
Selection Criteria: Evidence of academic excellence and capacity for intellectual growth.
Clarity of scholarly and professional goals.
Potential to make a contribution (broadly defined) of exceptional usefulness to society.
Nomination Procedure: Each department is invited to submit one nomination by Friday, February 26, 2010 to the Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty 2289. The original plus three copies of all nomination materials provided. Please submit the four packets of materials, with the information in the following order:
1. Departmental letter of recommendation which takes note of the Fellowship Selection Criteria AND a statement of what financial support the department anticipates providing the candidate for 2011-2012 and subsequent years.
2. Two additional letters of recommendation from people knowledgeable about the candidate's qualifications.
3. Candidate's two page personal statement regarding her scholarly and professional goals, AND a two page description of her scholarly work.
4. Candidate's vita or resume; current address and phone number.
5. Transcripts for all candidate's graduate work at the University
6. Candidate's projected 2011-2012 budget indicating how she expects to finance education and living expenses without the Fellowship (budget form attached).
The Mary Malcomsom Raphael Fellowship is provided by the Mary Malcomsom Raphael Fund. The amount of the fellowship will be determined by individual need, and more than one may be awarded.
A department may choose to re-nominate a student who was previously nominated but was not selected as a fellows.
Awards will be announced in mid May 2011.


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