5. veljače 2018.

Stipendije za EASP program obrazovanja u polju arhivistike

Stipendije za EASP program obrazovanja u polju arhivistike

Do 6. travnja se može prijaviti na natječaj za dobivanje stipendije za EASP program obrazovanja u polju arhivistike. Više informacija o natječaju nalazi se u sljedećem tekstu.

Applications for the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI) Emerging Archival Scholars Program (EASP) scholarships are now open. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018. Participants will be notified of acceptance by April 20, 2018.

The Emerging Archival Scholars Program (EASP) is a recruitment and outreach program to encourage students at the undergraduate and graduate levels from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the archival field to consider undertaking doctoral education focusing in Archival Studies. Archival Studies is a multidisciplinary field that examines the social, cultural, political, and technological imperatives and professional practices of record keeping and remembering in society. The program, which was first implemented in 2012 with support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is designed to introduce students to the nature of doctoral education and the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career, e.g., as a professor, in the archives field. Our goal is to stimulate and begin to nurture the growth of a new and more diverse generation of scholars who are versed in interdisciplinary research that addresses issues in Archival Studies, broadly conceived.EASP scholars will have the opportunity to attend the annual week-long summer AERI Institute and participate in additional mentoring and research opportunities throughout the following year: the program provides selected scholars with opportunities to learn more about the archival field and state-of-the-art work that is underway; about doctoral studies and academia as a career; to be introduced to schools that offer relevant doctoral programs and to engage with some of the faculty and doctoral students associated with those programs; to receive specifically-designed mentoring on how to prepare for and apply to doctoral programs; to get to know other students and faculty with diverse backgrounds with a view to developing a sense of community, identifying mentors or role models, and encouraging research collaborations; and to strengthen further their applications to doctoral programs by undertaking and potentially publishing an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member who is an AERI participant.

Applications for scholarships are open to students who are US citizens or permanent residents at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are considering a doctoral degree in Archival Studies who are underrepresented in the field nationally or internationally. To promote continuity of support and peer-to-peer mentoring, those who have been EASP Scholars in prior years and who wish to attend AERI again and plan to report on their research activities or otherwise contribute to the program are also eligible and encouraged to apply for scholarships.

The Emerging Archival Scholars Program is also open to students from underrepresented groups who are nationals of other countries who are not eligible for IMLS-funded scholarships and a small amount of bursary support is available through AERI that will be allocated on a competitive basis. Those wishing to apply for bursaries should complete both the attached EASP application form and the AERI2018 application form and note that they are requesting consideration for a bursary.

For more information on how to apply to EASP or potential bursaries, if you require further documentation, e.g., explaining the program to a funding agency, or if you have other inquiries, please contact Dr. Kelvin L. White, EASP Program Co-Chair, kwhite@ou.edu.