Call for Applications
The Concha Delgado Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellows Program
The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is pleased to announce the seventh year of the CAE Presidential Fellows Program. These fellowships are intended to support professional development and mentoring in the field of educational anthropology for scholars early in their academic careers. The program now proudly bears the name of educational anthropologist Concha Delgado Gaitan, and CAE has set up an endowment fund for this program.
Up to eight (8) fellowships will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Each fellowship includes:
1. The establishment of mentoring relationships with senior scholars in the field of educational anthropology, including face-to-face meetings at the Annual AAA Meetings in November 2016.
2. Participation in a professional learning community with the new cohort and previous presidential fellows and mentors.
3. A $300 travel grant to be used to attend the November 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
4. An expectation that the Fellow will contribute to CAE activities and initiatives in the future.
Eligibility. The fellowship is open to junior scholars who will have completed their doctoral degrees by August 2016 but no earlier than 2012. Scholars from underrepresented groups and institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Procedure. Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. Updated curriculum vita.
2. A statement of no more than 2 single-spaced pages (1,000 words) that responds to the following prompt:
The Concha Delgado Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellowship is aimed at supporting junior scholars as they navigate their early careers as post-Ph.D. educational anthropologists, in ways that contribute to their success within the academy or the world of K-12 education policy and practice. In their work, Presidential Fellows should also work toward the advancement of CAE’s missions(See Mission Statement). Given this context, how do you see your scholarly and professional work contributing to this larger vision? What would you contribute to the cohort of Fellows, if you are selected, and to the larger CAE community? (Think about your contributions in terms of the things you know and care about, and how you would bring those perspectives to the work.) What mentoring supports do you think might help you in order to make such contributions?
3. One letter of reference and the names/contact info of 2 additional referees.
Selection procedure. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of established CAE scholars, chaired by the past-president of CAE. The review process takes into account the quality of the application, the fit between CAE’s mission and the applicant’s work, and the need for mentoring. Within each cohort, the reviewers try to ensure a broad range of interests.
Application Deadline: June 6, 2016
Submit all application materials electronically to: [email protected]
Applicants will be notified of their award status by the middle of July.
Anne Ríos Rojas
Brendan H. O’Connor
Nga-Wing Angela Wong
Juliette de Wolfe
Ariana Mangual Figueroa
Toni Cela Hamm
Chatwara Suwannamai Duran
Ursula Aldan, University of San Francisco
Dottie Bossman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Patricia Lopez, San Jose State University
Matha Sanchez, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Mark Robinson, Loyola University, Chicago