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Dissertation Proposal Development University Initiative Grant

February 17, 2017

The Social Science Research Council has selected the University of Minnesota as one of five national recipients of a Dissertation Proposal Development University Initiative grant.

“Capacity Building for 21st Century Scholarship: Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development at the University of Minnesota” is a three-year program to develop and institutionalize training across departments to help graduate students prepare effective dissertation and grant proposals. It seeks to achomplish this through increasing exposure to perspectives of multiple academic disciplines. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program is led by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in partnership with the graduate school, the College of Liberal Arts, university libraries, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, the race, indigeneity, gender and sexuality studies initiative, as well as other units.

The grant provides humanities and social science graduate students early in their education with intensive, interdisciplinary workshops and exploratory summer research experiences. Twelve UMN graduate students will be selected for participation in 2017. More information and how to apply can be found on the IAS website.