University of Minnesota Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship 2023

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Summary of Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 23, 2022 at 12:00pm CST

Location: USA

Level of Study: PhD

Scholarship Coverage: $25,000 + tuition + health insurance

About Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship Program

The Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship is for doctoral students pursuing well-defined research or study in which film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics is the major focus of the research. Students may propose a program of research, such as that which would lead to a dissertation, or course of study in which the major focus will be film.

The film study program does not support film production projects. Funding includes $25,000 for the academic year, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year. Summer health insurance will be provided if the Fellow remains eligible. Up to two (2) awards are available for 2023-24.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must be registered for credit in a Ph.D. program and must have completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota at the time of application. Students are ineligible for a second award.

Documents Required

1. Research Project Statement

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins. Key references, diagrams or pictures may be included (but they are not required) on a single additional appendix page (no formatting requirements).
  • Include a working title for your research project at the top of the proposal.
  • After the title, begin the statement with a 100-word abstract describing the extent to which your research centers on film, and its potential contribution to film scholarship.
  • Your research plan should describe the work already completed, the current status of the project, and whether or not it is to form the basis of your dissertation.
  • If your research is part of a larger group project, be specific about your role and independent contribution.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.

2. Curriculum Vitae

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.

3. Unofficial UMN Transcript

  • Find out how to obtain unofficial UMN transcripts here.

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How to Apply?

Applicants for the Leonard Film fellowship can complete the application electronically.

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Application Deadline

The 2023-24 Endowed Fellowship & Grant application deadline is November 23, 2022 at 12:00pm CST.

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