American Literary Studies (ALS) announces the 2015-16 Elizabeth and George Arms Fund for American Literature Research Assistantship to assist and facilitate research and writing toward the completion of a doctoral dissertation in American Literary Studies.
The assistantship pays $16,500.00, depending on budget, over one academic year to support the completion of the dissertation. UNM Graduate Studies will provide dissertation hour tuition remission and heath care coverage for the ALS-Arms RA. The research assistantship must be held in lieu of a teaching assistantship granted in English or other UNM departments.
Duties for the ALS-Arms RA include: conduct research related to the dissertation; write dissertation chapters; submit written chapters to dissertation director and committee for review; revise research and writing; and submit final dissertation for review by the end of the assistantship year.
Qualified applicants must be ALS doctoral students completing a dissertation in American Literary Studies. At least two dissertation chapters must be completed and vetted by the dissertation director. Send hardcopy or electronic letter of application, CV, proof of completed chapters, proposed research and writing schedule, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be by the dissertation director, to Dr. Jesse Alemán (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline to submit materials: April 1, 2015.
Letters of application should describe the dissertation project, its significance, and detail the plan for the project’s completion. The dissertation director’s letter must address the student’s ability to complete the dissertation by the end of the assistantship.
The Elizabeth and George Arms Fund for American Literature is an endowed graduate award fund with the UNM Foundation in recognition of research in American Literature within the College of Arts and Sciences Department of English.
Send inquires to Dr. Jesse Alemán.