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University of Illinois Graduate College - Marion Morse Wood Fellowship in Interpersonal Communication

Deadline: Anticipated 1/2020 ( Previous deadline 1/28/2019 )

The Graduate College's Marion Morse Wood Fellowship Fund supports University of Illinois graduate students whose research focuses on interpersonal communication.  Two fellowships will be available for 2019-2020.  Previous recipients of the fellowship are not eligible.

Award Amount:

  • $12,000 stipend.
  • Waivers of tuition, service fee, health service fee, AFMFA fee, library/IT fee. In addition, the fellowship provides basic dental and vision insurance along with partial payment of the graduate student health insurance fee. Note: Students in approved cost-recovery or self-supporting programs are not eligible to receive tuition waivers and accompanying coverage of fees. This means that students in these programs may apply but, if selected, will receive only the stipend portion of the award.

Nomination Procedure:

Students must be nominated by their department. Applicants and letter writers should each submit their respective materials to the department's contact person (check with the department's Director of Graduate Studies to identify the appropriate contact person).  The department must then scan materials into a single pdf file, and the file should be named as follows: LastName, FirstName - DeptAbbreviation - Wood2019 (for example: Smith, John - Comm- Wood2019).   The pdf should then be uploaded to this online Box folder

The pdf should contain the following documents, arranged in the following order:

  1. Nomination Form, completed by the Director of Graduate Study or Department Head.
  2. CV (maximum three pages, with at least 11 point font and one-inch margins).
  3. Research Statement. Nominees should prepare a three-page narrative (double-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins) describing their research project. Statements should make explicit the project’s focus on interpersonal communication.  Given that applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee, the research statement should be written for scholars who may not be familiar with the nominee's discipline or particular line of research.  Nominees should address the following items in their statements:
    • Introduction/Problem Statement.  (In this section, the research question or hypothesis must be stated explicitly.)
    • Background and significance.
    • Preliminary research.
    • Methodology.
    • Timeline.
    • Expected outcomes.
  4. References Cited (maximum one-page, single-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins).
  5. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the applicant's advisor.
  6. Current transcript (unofficial will suffice).

Contact:
Ken Vickery, PhD
Director of Fellowships
Graduate College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
vickeryk@illinois.edu

 

Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Social Sciences; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; International Students; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Dissertation Research; Dissertation Write-Up; Fellowship/Grant; University of Illinois Students

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