2017-2018 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Call for Fellows

By Imagining America | April 21, 2017

Fellowship Application

PAGE’s 2017-2018 Call for Fellows is inspired by Imagining America’s conference provocation to consider how community engagement, public scholarship, and/or creative art practice challenge conventional relationships that exist among knowledge, institutions, communities, and public life. All applicants will be asked to respond to a brief 500-700 word essay (prompts below), answer three short answer and three logistical questions, and submit a bio, CV, and photo.

People of color, international students, non-US citizens, persons with a disability, veterans, queer-identified, genderqueer and/or trans persons, first generation students, and/or people from working-class backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Note: Only students who are affiliated with Imagining America member institutions are eligible for this award.

Please pick one of the prompts below to guide your 500-700 word essay. We are most interested in understanding the publicly engaged roles and commitments that inform your thinking, practices, or scholarship. The new cohort of fellows will have the option to revise their responses for the PAGE Blog Salon

  • As an engaged scholar and/or artist, how do you negotiate your own privilege and intersectional position – in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, citizenship, and/or national origin – in the spaces of your engagement? How can we challenge the hierarchies between and within institutions, communities, and forms of knowledge towards personal and structural transformation?
  • What does it mean to succeed or fail at public engagement or public scholarship? What creative potentials or unexpected challenges have emerged in your engaged work?
  • How do you see knowledge that is produced through the humanities, design, and/or arts advancing democratic values in higher education? How and where do you see opportunities for advancing this kind of work in your field(s) of study (i.e., curricular or co-curricular program development, engaged teaching or scholarly practices)?

In addition to the essay, please provide short answers (50-100 words) to the following questions in the boxes below:

  1. What brought you to graduate school and what has led you to stay?
  2. What are your roles and commitments as somebody who is publicly engaged? If you are not currently publicly engaged, what roles and commitments would you like to foster?
  3. What collaborative projects might you envision from your participation in PAGE?

And lastly some logistical questions:

  1. Where are you in your graduate study and when is your anticipated graduation date?
  2. If accepted into the 2017-2018 Fellow cohort, are you able to attend the Imagining America national conference in Davis (Oct 12-14) and PAGE Summit (Oct 11) this year?
  3. If you will need additional travel support beyond the $400 honorarium, please tell us about your required need and what level of additional support you would require to make participation possible.
  4. Please include a 50-word bio.
  5. Attach your CV and a photo. If selected, the photo will be used on Imagining America’s website as part of the announcement of our new cohort of fellows.

Deadline and Dates

***The submission deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017***

Applicants will be notified by June 30th. Participation in the program begins with an informal webinar in August. Applicants must be available to attend the PAGE Summit on October 11 and the IA Conference on October 12-14 in Davis, California.

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About PAGE

PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the theoretical and practical frameworks for public engagement; fosters a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and creates opportunities for collaborative knowledge production. The PAGE consortium, made up of alumni and allies of the program, promotes opportunities for mentorship and peer support from IA’s network.

Imagining America (IA) invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for a 2017-2018 PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive a $400 honorarium to attend a Fellows Summit on October 11 and the 2017 Imagining America national conference, from October 12-14 in Davis, California. Fellows can apply for additional modest travel support.

Fellows also commit to participating in a yearlong working group to promote collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects. PAGE alumni and Fellows will work together to organize monthly conference calls around themes and questions relevant to the needs of publicly engaged graduate students. In doing so, PAGE looks to foster a cohort of Fellows interested in pursuing collective and innovative scholarly and community engaged practices. Fellows are asked to be active participants in the Imagining America network through writing for the IA blog and related journals and presenting at regional meetings, campus workshops, or other related professional convenings.

Students at all stages of their graduate programs may apply to be PAGE Fellows. Applicants must be graduate students during the entire 2017-2018 academic year, but do not have to be planning a career within higher education. This award is open to all graduate students within the Imagining America network.