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University of Minnesota
Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law
and History — Summer 2014

The Program in Law and History is pleased to invite applications for the Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for Summer 2014.

Description: The Program in Law and History is an interdisciplinary collaborative of faculty and law and graduate students interested in questions that address law in historical perspective. The program includes a year-long workshop/colloquium, an annual distinguished lecture, a range of courses cross-listed in Law and History, and the fellowship announced here to support summer research by a student.

The Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History is made possible by a generous gift from Kristine S. Erickson (’72) and Ronald A. Erickson (’60). The Fellowship for 2014 will support summer research in legal history by a University of Minnesota law student or graduate student in History or a related field. The Fellow will be expected to present from his/her summer research at the Legal History Workshop in Spring 2015 and to participate in the activities of the Program in Law and History for the 2014-15 academic year. The Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in either the Law School or a graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Students receiving other University of Minnesota fellowships during the period are ineligible, as are students holding summer teaching appointments.

Application Procedure and Requirements:
1) 1-2 page research proposal (single-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman), including a specific description of the project’s significance for legal history, the work the student will accomplish for the summer, and the expected outcome of the summer’s work (e.g., conference paper, scholarly article, dissertation chapter, etc.);
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a University of Minnesota law/graduate transcript; and
4) a one-page confidential letter of recommendation from advisor or other faculty member familiar with your research.

Application/Submission Deadline: All materials should be submitted electronically to Morgan Gooch (gooch010@umn.edu) no later than noon, Wednesday, May 1, 2014. Items 1-3 should be submitted via email by the student in one email. Item 4 should be submitted separately via email by the faculty recommender. All materials should include the subject line: "Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summer 2014"

Selection Criteria:

  • the quality and significance of the scholarship for the field of legal history;
  • demonstrated interest in legal history and the program in law and history;
  • evidence that the student is making timely progress toward degree.

Announcement of the award will be made by May 7.

Questions? Contact Barbara Welke at welke004@umn.edu

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