Scholarships for Advanced Students in French and Italian

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The Department of French & Italian announces the following research awards available to graduate students: The FRIT Graduate Research Summer Travel Award; The Bulatkin Summer Prize; The French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize; The Rymer Award; and The Astier Travel Grant.

FRIT Graduate Research Summer Travel Award

The FRIT Graduate Summer Research Travel Award is designed to provide 4-5 PhD students in French or Italian at any point in their careers an award of $750-1500 to offset the cost of summer travel to conferences, symposia, archives, or other research-related sites. All FRIT graduate students are eligible to apply for these awards, and preference will be given to students who did not receive the Bulatkin Summer Research Prize or the French, Francophone, and Italian Studies Research Prize. To be eligible, applicants must also seek funding from outside of FRIT. Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. a letter explaining the applicant’s research project, or conference/symposia involvement (maximum 600 words), and accomplishments made to date in the graduate program;
  2. a cv; 
  3. a letter of support from the adviser; 
  4. a budget; 
  5. a list of other funding for which they are also applying.

Bulatkin Summer Prize

The Bulatkin Summer Prize is designed to provide one PhD student in French or Italian at the dissertation-writing stage with summer support in the amount of $6200 to allow them to make substantial progress toward the completion of the dissertation. To be eligible for summer 2019, the student must successfully defend the dissertation prospectus no later than March 1, 2019.
Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. a letter that includes a) a one- to two-page abstract of the dissertation; b) a brief statement on where they are in the writing process and what their projected defense date is; and c) what their specific goal for the summer is (i.e. the research for and writing up of a certain chapter, the revision of several chapters, etc.).
  2. a current cv
  3. a letter of support from the dissertation adviser
  4. a projected summer budget that includes living expenses (whether in Columbus or elsewhere) and any research expenses their project may require.
  5. A list of other funding for which they are also applying  

At the end of the summer the recipient must submit to the graduate chair and his/her advisor a brief letter describing what s/he accomplished. Selection will be made on the basis of: 1) strength of the proposal, 2) nearness to completion of the dissertation, 3) applicant’s academic record in the program. 

French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize

The French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize is designed to provide two PhD students in French or Italian at the dissertation-writing stage with summer support in the amount of $6200 to allow them to make substantial progress toward the completion of the dissertation. To be eligible for summer 2019, students must successfully defend the dissertation prospectus no later than March 1, 2019.

Applicants must submit the following documents:
1) a letter that includes a) a one- to two-page abstract of the dissertation; b) a brief statement on where they are in the writing process and what their projected defense date is; and c) what their specific goal for the summer is (i.e. the research for and writing up of a certain chapter, the revision of several chapters, etc.).
2) a current cv
3) a letter of support from the dissertation adviser
4) a projected summer budget that includes living expenses (whether in Columbus or elsewhere) and any research expenses their project may require.
5) A list of other funding for which they are also applying  (*see list below of some possible funding sources)

At the end of the summer the recipient must submit to the graduate chair and his/her advisor a brief letter describing what they accomplished. Selection will be made on the basis of: 1) strength of the proposal, 2) nearness to completion of the dissertation, 3) applicant’s academic record in the program. 

Rymer Award

The Judith Marquis Rymer and Glenn Rymer Travel Award, in the amount of $1000, offers financial support to graduate students in French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese for study abroad fees and travel expenses. The Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese alternates the disbursement of this award from year to year (FRIT will disburse the award in 2019, then in 2021, etc.). Applications must include a brief letter describing the study abroad program in which the applicant plans to participate and the reasons for which s/he has chosen it, a current cv, a letter of support from the adviser, and a list of other funding for which they are also applying. The recipient must be making good progress toward the degree, and priority will be given to non-native French or Italian speakers who have not had many opportunities to study abroad.

Astier Travel Grant (for Students in 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies only):

The Astier Travel Grant, in the amount of $1,000, is awarded to one PhD student working on a topic in 20th/21st-century French or Francophone studies. Typically, the travel grant will be used for travel to archives and/or research centers in support of the dissertation research, but applicants do not have to be at the candidacy stage to apply. Applications must include a letter explaining the applicant’s research project, a current cv, a letter of support from the adviser, and a projected budget for the travel. A student who has already received this grant may apply for and receive it a second time if the project merits it and they they are the only eligible applicant.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

Please submit applications electronically to Sonya Afanasyeva

Applications reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee.