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Archie Malloch Graduate Fellowships in Public Learning

Value: Up to $6500 (amount may vary from year to year)
Duration: 1 September to 31 December or 1 January to 30 April
Number of awards available: 1 in Fall term; 1 in Winter term
Application deadline: 20 February 2015 (5:00pm)

2015-16 Fellowships

IPLAI invites applications from exceptional graduate students in any discipline who are completing interdisciplinary humanities-based PhD or MA theses that fit well with the goals and programs of the Institute. Recipients of the Malloch Graduate Awards must have completed all course requirements for their degree programs as well as the majority of their thesis research.  Priority will be given to doctoral candidates, but master's students are eligible to apply. The awards are intended to fund the completion of the students' dissertation and relieve them from other obligations such as teaching. Malloch Graduate Fellows will be invited to participate in the full range of events offered by the Institute and to develop their work in collaboration with the Faculty Fellows, as appropriate. During the fellowship term they will also be invited to lead a seminar on their work for an interdisciplinary audience of faculty and students. Malloch Fellows are expected to be in residence during the term of the fellowship; the award is not intended to fund research travel or other extended absences.

(Please note this call for applications marks a change in the format and administration of the Malloch Fellowships.  IPLAI will no longer be inviting nominations for prospective first-year recipients from admissions committees.  Senior graduate students are invited to apply for the awards directly.)

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Thesis summary or abstract with projected completion date. (Thesis does not need to be fully completed during the period of fellowship.)
  • CV
  • Statement of interest outlining the proposed program of work for the fellowship period and the reasons why affiliation with IPLAI during this time would be of benefit. Please also indicate a preference for either the fall or winter fellowship term. (1-2 pages)
  • Letter of recommendation from a McGill faculty member who can speak directly to the applicant's research project, the proposed program of work, and the projected completion date.

Application materials may be sent or delivered to the following address on or before the posted deadline, or sent electronically. For e-letters of reference, please ask referees to write email subject lines as follows: "Letter of Reference -- Student First Name, Student Last Name."

Archie Malloch Graduate Fellowships in Public Learning
Dr. Sheetal Lodhia
Executive Director
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
McGill University
3610 McTavish St., rm 22-6
Montreal, QC

sheetal [dot] lodhia [at] mcgill [dot] ca

To read the profiles of past fellows click here.