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For the Record

January 16, 2008

January 16 – 30, 2008

Wisconsin Week, the newspaper of record for UW–Madison, carries legally required notices for faculty and staff.

Center for the Humanities call for proposals

The Center for the Humanities’ A.W. Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities are supported annually by a multiyear grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Center is now accepting proposals for five workshops for the 2008–09 academic year.

Now in their eighth year, the workshops are study-discussion groups centered on a broadly conceived theme, and they are designed and led by UW–Madison faculty and academic staff. Workshops are provided with a great deal of freedom to define the nature of their activities. Information on current and recent workshops can be found at UW–Madison Center for the Humanites.

Workshop proposals should be developed by a group of at least four individuals, at least one of whom must be a student (graduate or undergraduate), and no more than two members can be from the same department. Proposals should specify the intended theme of the workshop, describe the target audience, and indicate whether outside speakers (if any) will be involved. Preference will be given to groups that are not already organized programs on campus. Workshops funded in the current year may reapply.

Each of the five workshops selected for funding receives a budget of $5,000. These funds can be used to purchase materials, pay honoraria and travel costs for outside speakers, establish a Web site, promote workshop activities, and cover other related expenses. Workshops are encouraged to supplement the center’s funding with other sources of support.

Proposals should be in the form of a brief narrative outlining the theme of the project and providing information on the group leadership. Proposals can be no longer than three single-spaced pages, and four copies should be submitted. Some of the general criteria used in selecting workshops for funding include:

  1. Breadth of interdisciplinary interest
  2. Signs of graduate student and faculty active involvement in the planning process
  3. Creativity of new research or intellectual plans for the workshop; demonstration of what new knowledge or new kinds of exchange will be made possible by the group
  4. Feasibility

The deadline for 2008–09 proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Groups will be notified within four weeks of the deadline. Submit proposals to: The Center for the Humanities, 218 Memorial Library, 728 State St., Madison, WI 53706.

For additional information, visit UW–Madison Center for the Humanites, call 263-3412, or write

Global Studies accepting fellowship applications

Global Studies awards Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants to doctoral students interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues; and Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.

These fellowships are awarded in memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson (In Memoriam, Kloeck-Jenson Family). Kloeck-Jenson was born in Minnesota in 1965 and received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in 1987. After two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, he began studying for his doctorate in political science at UW–Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships. He and his family traveled to Mozambique so that he could undertake fieldwork on rural poverty in Zambezia province. While conducting his dissertation research, Kloeck-Jenson was appointed the project director in Mozambique for UW–Madison’s Land Tenure Center. On June 23, 1999, Scott, his wife, Barbara, and their two children, Zoe and Noah, were killed in a car accident in South Africa. This internship is named after Kloeck-Jenson because of his commitment to international understanding and research serving social justice.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 22. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison. Projects related to global studies themes will receive particular attention. Specific requirements for each fellowship, further details and application materials are available at Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships.