2020-21 RCAH Graduate Fellows Applications Due

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:00am to 11:55pm

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), in collaboration with the Graduate School at Michigan State University (MSU), announces the RCAH Graduate Fellowship Program in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning for MSU graduate students. The RCAH is an interdisciplinary college with a strong commitment to social justice, civic engagement, the visual and performing arts, and world languages and cultures. The primary goals of the multidisciplinary program are to provide a diverse group of graduate students committed to a career in undergraduate education with professional development opportunities outside of regular classroom instruction; and to prepare Fellows to make meaningful contributions to the scholarship on teaching and learning in areas important to the RCAH.

Graduate students selected for this full-year program will participate in weekly meetings with other fellowship recipients, outside speakers, students and/or faculty members on topics related to undergraduate education; engage the scholarly literature on undergraduate teaching and learning; and complete a project that contributes to the life of the RCAH. Fellows will be encouraged and supported to disseminate project results peer-reviewed journals, and at conferences, including our year-end symposium. Each fellow will receive $7500 to help support project expenses and/or travel to a conference to disseminate findings.

To learn more about the RCAH Graduate Fellowship Program, an information session will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 via zoom from 3-4:30pm. To attend the info session, follow this link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/894375719
Final selection will be announced by the end of spring semester.

Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Full-time enrollment in a program leading to a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MFA, EdD) in an arts/humanities discipline, including (but not limited to) programs associated with the Colleges of Arts & Letters, Communications Arts and Sciences, Music, and Social Science.
  • Be in good academic standing and making progress toward their degree.
  • Have experience teaching undergraduates.

For further information or questions, please see the RCAH website (http://rcah.msu.edu) or contact Professor Joanna Bosse (jbosse@msu.edu) or Amber Waldburger (waldbur1@msu.edu).


Applications must be submitted via Qualtrics: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6RVEbWthQFOWuQB

The Qualtrics form will require you to upload PDF versions of the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. An essay (maximum 800 words) that addresses your professional goals and your reasons for applying. 

In addition, you will provide contact information for your graduate advisor or department chair who will be asked to submit a brief recommendation form via Qualtrics.  No letter required.

Applications due by March 31, 2020 Extended until April 10, 2020.