[URBANTH-L] ANN: Quandrant Fellowship (U Minnesota)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 14 13:28:33 EDT 2009

*Call for Applications: Quadrant Fellowships*

Scholars pursuing interdisciplinary work are invited to apply for a
semester-long Quadrant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to be
held in academic year 2010-2011. Quadrant is a joint initiative of the
University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly
publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a catalyst and
incubator of research and discussion across disciplinary boundaries.

Complete applications should be sent to the postal address given below
and *postmarked by November 20, 2009*. Please note that the fellowship may
not be used for work toward a degree and is not open to faculty or staff at
the University of Minnesota.

During their semester in residence at the IAS in Minneapolis, fellows
will receive a stipend of up to $30,000, depending on rank and
experience; fellowships include medical and dental coverage. At the IAS,
fellows will participate in weekly lunches, coffees, and public lectures
with a lively interdisciplinary community that includes University of
Minnesota fellows and other Quadrant fellows. They will also be involved
in at least one of Quadrant's research and publishing collaboratives:
Design, Architecture, and Culture; Environment, Culture, and
Sustainability; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. Fellows will
give a public lecture and will present a work-in-progress in a workshop
setting with their Quadrant collaborative group or groups. In addition,
they will work directly with an editor from the University of Minnesota
Press to develop their manuscripts for submission. Manuscripts submitted
to the University of Minnesota Press will undergo standard peer review
and Press board approval process.

*Application Procedures*

To apply for a Quadrant Fellowship, please submit *five* copies of the
following materials to the mailing address <#mailing_address> given below:

   * Your research proposal (no longer than 1,500 words). Describe the
     research or creative project you will undertake during your
     residence. Indicate which of the four Quadrant Groups you would
     like to join; if you would like to join more than one, please
     indicate this. Include a discussion of how participation in an
     interdisciplinary setting as part of Quadrant would advance your work
   * An abstract of your proposal (200 words)
   * A curriculum vitae

In addition, ask *three* people familiar with your work and this project
to submit letters of support directly to the address below.

All application materials, including letters of support, should be sent
to the following postal address and *postmarked by November 20, 2009*:

Professor Ann Waltner, Director
Institute for Advanced Study
University of Minnesota
131 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fellowship offers will be made in February 2010, pending renewal of funding.

Quadrant is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information, please visit these pages:
About Quadrant <http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrant.php>

<http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrant.php#design>About Quadrant's
Environment, Culture, and Sustainability Group

Call for Applications <http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrantapply.php>

If you have questions, please contact the Quadrant Coordinator, Anne
Carte <mailto:cart0227 at umn.edu>r, at cart0227 at umn.edu.

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