UROC's Josie R. Johnson Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program —Applications due November 1, 2021

The University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) is accepting applications for the Josie R. Johnson UROC Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program. Co-sponsored by the Office for Public Engagement, the program is designed for University of Minnesota graduate students who are developing as community engaged scholars, preparing for their dissertation research, and are doing research for the public good. The two-year cohort program meets monthly to assist students in developing their skills and perspectives for community engaged research. 

Program elements include:
    •    A cohort of three to five doctoral students 
    •    Work space in the UROC’s hoteling area with access to wifi, meeting space, and business cards 
    •    Discussion and peer support
    •    Ongoing mentoring and methods/partnership support 
    •    A $500 professional development stipend 
    •    Monthly cohort meetings on select topics 
    •    Structured professional development opportunities
Application requirements:
    •    Application Form and CV 
    •    Statement of research interest (one to two pages)
    •    List of professional development goals related to community engaged scholarship 
    •    List of committee members with signature from advisor or committee chair 
    •    One required letter of recommendation from faculty (one from community partner, optional)

Applications are due November 1, 2021 via email to Makeda Zulu at [email protected] with the subject line Josie R. Johnson UROC Engaged Dissertation Fellows Application. Fellows will be selected by December 2021. Program begins February 2022.