CHE Research & Writing Awards

Eligibility Criteria
All Graduate Associates (MS/MA & PhD) of the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) are eligible to apply.

Award Information
This is a one-time special funding opportunity provided to Graduate Associates to support the continuation of their research and writing progress during the pandemic. Flexible funds are provided to cover the wide range of expenses incurred by graduate students necessary to ensure progress in their research and writing (including rent). These awards will not contribute to the lifetime maximum total of $5,000 per Graduate Associate in research/travel funding from CHE. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the CHE Steering Committee. Applicants will be notified of the subcommittee’s decisions no later than January 1, 2021.

As conditions of award acceptance, awardees are required to:

  • Remain actively enrolled in an MS/MA/PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Submit a summary report to CHE’s Director detailing how the CHE award enabled/enhanced their academic experience and professional development by September 1, 2021.

Supplemental Information
CHE’s mission is to deepen the understanding of the changing relationship between people and the environment over time. Applications should demonstrate relevance to this mission.

Applications should include the following:

  • A current CV
  • A brief summary of the applicant’s involvement with CHE activities and programming during their graduate career (800 words maximum)
  • A description of the research and/or writing to be undertaken and how it will advance/enhance the applicant’s academic progress and professional development (1500 words maximum)
  • A diversity statement describing whether or how the applicant’s proposed research addresses issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or environmental justice; or issues specific to a marginalized group.
  • A statement of how the award will be used to support the applicant’s research and writing progress.
  • A statement of support from the applicant’s thesis advisor (800 words maximum)

Award Amount
Awards of $1,000 are available to CHE Graduate Associates enrolled in a UW-Madison PhD or MS/MA program.

Deadline
15 December 2020

Contact: Rachel Gurney, rgurney@wisc.edu

Award
$1,000
Organizations
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Deadline
12/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a current CV
  2. Please provide a brief summary of your involvement with CHE activities and programming during your graduate career (800 words maximum)
  3. Please provide a description of the research or writing to be undertaken and how it will advance/enhance your academic experience and professional development (1500 words maximum)
  4. Please indicate whether your proposed research addresses issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or environmental justice; or issues specific to a marginalized group. If yes, describe how.
  5. Please describe how the award will provide much-needed support to maintain progress in your research and writing.
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