The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellowship
Grant Available for UMaine Junior and Senior Humanities Students
The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows program offers junior and senior humanities students the support needed to concentrate on their coursework and develop research projects, work collaboratively with a select group of peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. Fellows attend, help plan, and promote the Center’s various programs, putting them in meaningful contact with their peers and faculty, as well as the public. Fellows also act as student representatives of the Center’s mission on campus and in the community.
Fellows will receive $4000 each per semester in the MHC Undergraduate Fellowship. Fellows will work individually with Financial Aid to ensure their eligibility to accept the MHC Undergraduate Fellowship. An MHC Undergraduate Fellowship can be rescinded after the first semester if the Fellow does not fulfill the duties as outlined above.
Duration and Duties
Fellowships last two consecutive semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall, to create ongoing overlap of activity and personnel). In addition to attending MHC events and programs, fellows participate in a bi-weekly group meeting with a Fellows Coordinator (MHC humanities professional, faculty member, MHC Director) to discuss their coursework, research, and MHC’s programs. Fellows must give one live presentation to a campus audience on their research, and attend an annual Fellows luncheon or dinner event (TBA). Fellows are selectively permitted use of the Center’s space in South Stevens Hall for study or other research-related purposes.
Fellowships are competitive. We launched this initiative in November 2018, funding two undergraduate Fellowships for part of fall 2018 and the spring 2019 semester; applications will be invited in January 2019, and two more fellows will be chosen to begin in spring 2019. Thereafter, applications will be invited regularly in October and March. We seek to build the program to accommodate a cohort of up to eight MHC Undergraduate Fellows at a time.
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