Call for Applications to 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

Call for Applications to 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in General

Call for Applications to 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

GritoBlast!  The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame announces their annual Young Scholars Symposium.

The visiting professor for this year is Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami.

Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. The ILS seeks applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations.

Successful nominees will attend Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Gonzalez Maldonado and ILS faculty fellows.

ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events, which will take place April 6-7, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of their dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of their proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of their progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s expertise and mentorship will enhance their research.

Application materials should be submitted no later than January 15, 2017 to