Monday, April 9, 2012

Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

The below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the UH-Manoa Department of English:
Announcing the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012
Notification of Award: April 27, 2012

For the next four years, the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Memorial Fellowship for the Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific will support one graduate student  each year pursuing the study of literatures of the Pacific (defined as Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian) at the graduate-level through the English Department, the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, or in any graduate program at UHM. Pacific literatures must be the primary focus of the applicant's studies and special consideration will be given to those students whose career goals include the teaching and dissemination of Pacific literary texts within the regions listed above. Funds are intended to be used for educational costs related to graduate study of literatures of the Pacific, including but not limited to tuition and fees, books, and costs for travel related to research or presentation of research.

Total Award: $18,000.

Applicants should arrange for 3 faculty letters of recommendation as well as statement of purpose (no more than 1 page, single-spaced) to be sent to Professor Laura E. Lyons, Graduate Director in English, KUY 402 by noon on Monday, April 23. Statements must address how the fellowship will enable the applicant's professional goals as well as the extent of their engagement with Pacific literatures.

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