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Undergrads APPLY for the HRI Prizes for Research in the Humanities!

The HRI Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels.

Submissions are invited from scholars in all sectors of the university with focus on the humanities and humanities-inflected research. The awards will be presented at a reception on May 4, 2023.

View past prize recipients.

Application Deadline Date

Fri, 03/03/2023 – 5:00pm

Eligibility

The awards are open to all full-time University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and faculty (tenure-line and specialized). For details regarding the eligible date range for a published essay or a student’s essay for a course, please see the appropriate guideline category below.

The winners in the faculty and graduate student categories will receive awards of $500. For faculty, this sum is awarded as research funds deposited to the appropriate departmental account.

Application Guidelines

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form (if you open this PDF in Adobe Acrobat, it is a fillable form). The submissions must contain NO references to the applicant’s name or other identifying details. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration.

Please email the submission and the nomination form as two separate attached PDF documents to apply-hri@illinois.edu. Please note that scans of journals or book pages are not acceptable. Submissions should be in manuscript form, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with all identifying details removed (including self- citations or references), and conform to the length limitations specified for the appropriate entry category (faculty, graduate student, or undergraduate student).

Illinois Leadership Center programs

Blended Ignite– *Registration extended to Feb 1* The Ignite program focuses on skills necessary for effective group and organization development. Students who participate can expect to develop approaches to leading change initiatives, learn about systems thinking, and coalition building. At Ignite, students will work with other students to develop a plan for their own change initiative. There is an online component students must complete by February 3rd. Students will then attend a 3 hour session at the Illini Union ABC rooms on Saturday, February 11th from 9 am to 12 pm.

In-Person Imprint– The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13th. Students will have an opportunity to connect with alumni in their field to learn all about their transitions into the professional world.

Blended Inclusion– The Inclusion program focuses on concepts such as equity, equality, diversity, inclusion, and privilege. Students who participate will recognize the values of others and identify differing social identities in relation to leadership. Inclusion will have an online component, with modules due by February 24th and an in-person component on March 4th from 9 am to 12 pm in the Illini Union ABC rooms. Registration for Inclusion closes on February 20th.

Registration for all our i-Programs can be found here.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 😃

Sincerely,

Evan Lorenz, Ed.M.

(he, him, his)
Assistant Director

Illinois Leadership Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
290 Illini Union MC-384
217-333-0604 | leadership.illinois.edu
Click here to see upcoming programs and workshops!

Summer Job: DGS Peer Advisors

Looking for a summer job? The Division of General Studies is currently hiring Peer Advisors for Summer 2023!

Peer Advisors are an integral part of New Student Registration and will work closely with DGS advisors, staff, and campus partners to facilitate group meetings, presentations, and course registration for approximately 1,100 new students.

Qualifications include being a current Illinois student in good academic standing, being willing to work as a part of a team, excellent presentation skills, and knowledge of the course explorer website.

For application information, scan the QR code below or visit:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BdUzntW2e-DjO4mEy1CncH8AwfY18IiP/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106698173489989988776&rtpof=true&sd=true

Application materials are due by March 19, 2023 at 5:00pm. Materials or questions about the application should be sent to Sierra Hollenbeck, Coordinator for Recruitment and Admissions, at sholl14@illinois.edu

DGS Peer Advisor flier

Illinois Leadership Center Imprint i-Program

The Illinois Leadership Center will be hosting our Imprint i-Program on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment. The program is open for all students. Registration is open now and will close on February 13th. A link to register can be found here.

During this program, we will be inviting back Illinois Alumni spanning several decades as well as many professional fields.

Historically we have invited professionals from fields including but not limited to Accounting, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Finance, Law, and Public Health. During this I-Program students will be able to connect with these Alumni, serving as an opportunity for students to establish and practice maintaining networking opportunities for their future careers.

Sincerely,

EVAN LORENZ, ED.M.
(HE, HIM, HIS)
Assistant Director

Illinois Leadership Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
290 Illini Union MC-384
217-333-0604 | leadership.illinois.edu

Taking Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students in the Arts and Humanities who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.

As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will: 

  • Represent and promote OUR’s mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.
  • Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.
  • Support OUR’s social media campaigns.
  • Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.
  • Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).
  • Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.

Research looks different across various fields! How do you now if you have research experience? You probably have experience if you have:

  • Participated in a research-based course
  • Are interested in or are currently pursuing a senior thesis, capstone project, or independent study
  • Participated in a research program
  • Under the supervision of a graduate student, faculty, or research staff member:
    • Conducted literature reviews
    • Conducted textual analysis of different literature, artistic techniques, or traditions
    • Analyzed primary sources
    • Created new interpretations based on analysis of a piece
    • Conducted interviews, surveys, or focus groups
    • Developed a paper or creative work (e.g., story, artwork) on some of the previous steps

The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.

To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply 

Do research with impact this summer! $4K stipend included

Do research with impact this summer!
Spend your summer conducting research that makes an impact on our local community through the Community-Academic Scholars Program. Scholars from disciplines across campus work on a research project designed to directly benefit the community. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply to this interdisciplinary program. Selected students receive training, support, and a $4K stipend during the 10-week summer program. Learn more and apply by Feb. 6: go.illinois.edu/community-academicscholars

The Summer 2023 Community-Academic Scholar application period is now open. We have opportunities that may be of interest to students who are passionate about working toward solutions to many of the challenges facing our local and regional communities: mental and physical health, poverty, health disparities, and our society’s urgent need for racial and social justice. Please consider sharing the information below with undergraduate students in your networks.

We cannot stress enough that this program is truly open to all majors. Some of the best work comes out of the interdisciplinary collaboration that occurs between students and academic mentors from different fields!

Interested in spending summer 2023 abroad? Options in England, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, & Japan

Interested in spending summer 2023 abroad?

Opportunities for:

Music Residency in Cambridge, England
Sustainable Design in Finland
Lorenzo de Medici in Italy
DIS Copenhagen in Denmark and Sweden
Akita International University in Japan

Click here to check out FAA’s options in England, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, & Japan

 

Freshmen and sophomores: Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free?

Freshmen and sophomores,

Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free? The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer five programs for this upcoming summer:

  • Interested in climate change? Explore how STEM can support sustainability at the University of Exeter.
  • Interested in identity and nationhood? Join the Aberstwyth University and its Center for Welsh Politics and Society.
  • Interested in arts as activism? Consider how literature, music, visual arts, poetry and storytelling, dance, philosophy, and critical social theories have shaped movements for social justice across the globe at the University of Bristol.
  • Interested in technology and innovation? Explore Scotland’s creative and technological industries through study at the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.
  • Interested in Northern Ireland’s historical, cultural, and political, environment? Engage with local people and visit a range of cultural sites with the Queen’s University Belfast program.

The Summer Institutes cover the majority of the participant costs (round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the university, room and board, and social programs).  Students must be US citizen freshmen or sophomores with a GPA of 3.7 or above.

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting an information session for high-achieving freshman and sophomore students to learn about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The information session will take place Thursday, January 12th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Use this link to register in advance.

Please direct any questions to topscholars@illinois.edu.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

The European Union Center is offering Academic Year 2022-23 and Summer 2023 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying one of the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French (graduate students only), German (graduate students only), Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish (graduate students only), Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, and we encourage applications from all majors, programs, and departments.

If you have students who might be interested, please let them know about this great fellowship opportunity, and feel free to share my contact information with them if they have questions.

Many thanks,

Sydney


Sydney Lazarus

Outreach & FLAS Coordinator, European Union Center 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tel. +1 217.244.5648