CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a Field Studies Program in London, England from May 4–May 19, 2015.
Word & Image: Field Studies Program in London, England, May 4–May 19, 2015
Of the transformative nature of images, Neil Gaiman, Carnegie Medal winner and author of the acclaimed graphic novel series, The Sandman, writes: “People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter. Dreams are real. But they are made of images.”
Travel to London, England for a rigorous, two-week field studies program that allows you to consider the interplay between words and images found in unique locations, texts, or other resources, which would normally be unavailable. This interdisciplinary field studies program takes place May 4–May 19, 2015, and is designed to complement a semester of directed research through a Dietrich School department in spring 2015.
Under the direction of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies John Twyning, the London field studies program explores the often elusive, yet always-vital role images play in shaping research. To serve the needs of a diverse group of students, we will embed ourselves for two weeks in a city that offers equally-rich academic and cultural experiences for students of the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. You will learn how images, when witnessed in-person, complement, contradict, and transform your research. While you will conduct the majority of your study independently, at locations decided by you and a faculty mentor, planned cultural activities and daily group discussions will enhance your project.
In two pre-trip meetings with your peers, you also will discuss the thematic similarities and differences between your diverse projects. Students who would like to join this community of scholars, and who are excited to transform their research with images are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted from any Dietrich School undergraduate who:
· is in good academic standing,
· has earned a minimum of 30 credits in academic work,
· has declared a disciplinary major,
· has a faculty mentor within the project discipline responsible for oversight of the project, and
Interested students should complete the following steps and email requested information as a single PDF file to the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015:
· Secure a Dietrich School faculty mentor for directed research for spring 2015.
· Complete the Cover Sheet (see attached).
· Write a two-page description of the proposed research project, specifically explaining how two weeks of research in London at the end of the spring term will enhance the project. The description should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font and using 1-inch margins. No more than two pages should be submitted (excluding citations). Appendices and addendums are not allowed.
· Provide a complete academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
· Confirm that you will not simultaneously hold any other spring research awards, for example, OUR awards or University Honors College fellowships.
If you are accepted into the program, you will:
· Enroll for 1—3 credits of directed research (or equivalent) in a Dietrich School department.
· Complete the Learning Agreement provided by the OUR with your faculty mentor. The Learning Agreement defines expectations of the faculty mentor and the student for spring semester research, plus the two weeks of research in London, to take place at the end of the spring semester.
· Provide a copy of your Learning Agreement to the OUR (email to email@example.com).
· Work diligently on your research project for the duration of the program, fulfilling the conditions of the Learning Agreement, and Enroll in 1 credit of directed research while you are abroad (OUR covers the cost of this credit).
· Agree to a one-time payment of $250 and a deposit payment of $250. The deposit will be returned at the start of the program.
Please note that you do not have to be enrolled for research credit at the time you apply, and the deposit, payment, and a copy of the Learning Agreement will only be required once you have been admitted to the program.
CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION
Cover Sheet _____
Two page description of project _____
Complete academic transcript _____
Email applications as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015.