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Marco Graduate Fellowships

The Marco Institute offers several fellowships for Marco-affiliated graduate students. Information about these is available below.

Anne Marie Van Hook Memorial Travel Fellowship:

The Van Hook Travel Fellowship provides one graduate student per year with an award of $5,000 to fund archival, library, or archaeological research abroad or, in exceptional cases, within North America. The recipient will be an ABD graduate student working in a Marco field.

  • Current and Past Recipients

    2018

    Alexandra Garnhart-Bushakra (History), “If Life Were Verse: Rhetoric and Remembrance of the First Crusaders”

    2017

    Brittany Poe (History), “Beyond Paris: Alan of Lille and the Reception of Scholasticism in Iberia and Occitania”

    2016

    Bradley Phillis (History), “Crusade, Reform, and the Counts of Flanders, 1071-1204”

    2015

    Jeremy Pearson (History), “William of Tripoli and his Middle-Eastern Context”

    2014

    Katie Hodges-Kluck (History), “The Matter of Jerusalem: The Holy Land in Angevin Court Culture and Identity, c. 1154-1216”

    2013

    Scott Bevill (English), “The Lost Books of Antiquity: Antiquarianism and Identity in Early Modern England”

    2012

    Geoff Martin (History), “Mozarab Readers of the Bible, 10th-12th Centuries”

    2011

    Leah Giamalva (History), “Christian Responses to the Historico-Theological Problem of Islam’s Ascendancy and Christendom’s Dejection, 1291-1460″

    2010

    Gina Cash (History), Scottish history, women in the law courts of 16th-century Scotland.

    2009

    Miguel Gomez (History), “The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: The Culture and Practice of Crusading in Medieval Iberia”

Information for Applicants for the 2019 Van Hook Fellowship

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to Marco’s Program Coordinator at marco@utk.edu:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research plan of no more than 1,200 words explaining how the proposed travel enhances the applicant’s research project.
  • Detailed budget indicating the rough percentage of costs associated with different aspects of the research plan. Due to UT financial aid requirements, the applicant should also indicate whether they have any student loans.
  • Two letters of support, including one from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor. Letters should be addressed to Professor Jay Rubenstein, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute, and submitted electronically to marco@utk.edu.

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

Review of applications will be undertaken by the Institute’s standing Awards Committee and the results will be announced in March 2019.

 


Haslam Dissertation Fellowship:

The Haslam Dissertation Fellowship is a non-service fellowship, tenurable during the academic year (August 1 to July 31), in the amount of $17,000, as well as fee waiver and benefits. The recipient will be an ABD graduate student working in a Marco field. The recipient will be expected to devote the full academic year to research on his or her doctoral dissertation, either in residence in Knoxville or on research-related travel approved by the recipient’s dissertation supervisor.

Current and Past Recipients

2018-19
Brittany Poe (History), “Beyond Paris: Alan of Lille and the Reception of Scholasticism in Iberia and Occitania”
2017-18

Katie Kleinkopf (History), “Second Skin: Ascetics as Body-Places in Late Antique Christianity”

2016-17

James Stewart (English), “Middle English Romance and the Nobleman in Need”

2015-16

Stefan Hodges-Kluck (History), “Paideia, the Body, and the Forging of Religious Identity in Late Antiquity”

2014-15

Thomas Lecaque (History), “The Count of Saint-Gilles and the Saints of the Apocalypse:

Occitanian Culture and Piety in the Time of the First Crusade”

2013-14

Katie Hodges-Kluck (History), “The Matter of Jerusalem: The Holy Land in Angevin Court Culture and Identity, ca. 1154-1216”

2012-13

Leah Giamalva (History), “Islam and Sacred History in Latin Manuscript Culture, 1291-1460”

2011-12

Megan Holmes Worth (History), “’To Write about Kings’: The Creation of Kingship in Outremer”

2010-11

Miguel Gomez (History), “The Battle of Las Navas: Religious Pluralism, Practice, and the Culture of Crusading in Medieval Spain”

2009-10

Christopher Lawrence (History), “The Circle of Aetius and the Fall of the Western Roman Empire”

Information for Applicants for the 2019-2020 Haslam Dissertation Fellowship

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to Marco’s Program Coordinator at marco@utk.edu:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A dissertation abstract, up to and no more than 3 pages
  • Research plan of no more than 1,200 words, addressing precisely where in the process of researching and writing the dissertation the applicant is, the expected date of completion, and how the project fits into or challenges current scholarship in the field.
  • Two letters of support, including one from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor.
    • Letters should be addressed to Professor Jay Rubenstein, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute, and submitted electronically to marco@utk.edu.

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

Review of applications will be undertaken by the Institute’s standing Awards Committee and the results will be announced in March 2019.

 


Jimmy & Dee Haslam Fellowship in the Public Humanities:

David Teniers the Younger: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his gallery in Brussels (1650-52)

The Public Humanities Fellow will work part-time in the Marco Institute’s research, teaching, outreach, and educational programming for the public.

The Public Humanities Fellowship provides a 9-month stipend of $17,000 tenurable during the academic year (August 1 to July 31). The recipient will be a PhD student working in a Marco field who has completed at least two years of their degree program, with preference given to more advanced applicants. The winner will receive at least a 1-course release from teaching (or the equivalent GRA research time), in exchange for which they will work 10 hours a week for Marco in the programs outlined above.

 

Current and Past Recipients

2018-19

Katie Kleinkopf, History

2017-18

Kyrie Miranda, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish)

2017 Spring

Martha Valenzuela, English

Information for Applicants for the 2019-2020 Public Humanities Fellowship:

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to Marco’s Program Coordinator at marco@utk.edu:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A description (no more than 500 words) of your knowledge of and interest in the Marco Institute and its programs, and any skills you have that might be relevant to assisting with those programs.
  • Two letters of support. Letters should be addressed to Professor Jay Rubenstein, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute, and submitted electronically to marco@utk.edu.

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

Review of applications will be undertaken by the Marco Institute’s Awards Selection Committee, and the results will be announced in March. Final appointment is contingent upon the approval of the candidate’s home department, which will provide a ¼-time GRA or GTAship.

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