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IDEAS Teaching Fellow

The Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA) requests applications for the IDEAS Teaching Fellowship, a year-long graduate student fellowship from September 1, 2024-August 31, 2025.

The awardee will be a current PhD student in a LGS humanities program whose work focuses on the Americas. The fellow will be asked to teach AMST 201: Introduction to American Studies in the spring semester in consultation with the Director of American Studies. In addition, over the course of the academic year, the fellow will be involved with and help facilitate the undergraduate IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship) Fellowship. Duties will include attending and participating in weekly IDEAS lunch meetings (Fridays, 11:30 – 1:00), helping to plan IDEAS events, and serving as a liaison between IDEAS faculty and fellows. We are particularly interested in creative ideas for fostering intellectual community across disciplines and between faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students.


Must be in candidacy for the PhD in a LGS humanities program

Application Deadline

March 25, 2024


$12,000 for one academic year. Note: This fellowship can be a top-off for students still on stipend. The time and monies for this fellowship will be in addition to the student’s current stipend and research responsibilities.

To Apply


  1. proposed course description for how you would organize and teach AMST 201 (max 450 words)
  2. cover letter summarizing qualifications for the fellowship, including year in program and interests (max 250 words)
  3. A current CV
  4. letter of support from your primary thesis advisor that should be e-mailed to Qiana Woodard at with the subject line "IDEAS Teaching Fellowship"