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Robertson Graduate Fellow in Science and Society

The Nat C. Robertson Endowment in Science & Society, in collaboration with the Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA), requests applications for this inaugural year-long graduate student fellowship from September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.  

The awardee, a current PhD student in any LGS program, will work with the faculty in the ILA to both facilitate a pre-existing course and develop new projects and programs, building on the fellow’s own research interests, that integrate across the sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts.  We are particularly interested in creative ideas for facilitating intellectual community across disciplines and across faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students.  


Laney Graduate School in candidacy for PhD 

Application Deadline

March 12, 2021 via the Science & Society Graduate Fellow Application


$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; eligibility is based on the student’s current stipend source. 

To Apply

Applicants should submit via the Science & Society Graduate Fellow Application webform :

  1. A proposal for a novel project or program that connects their research to other disciplines (max 450 words)
  2. A cover letter summarizing qualifications for the fellowship, including year in program and interests (max 250 words)
  3. CV
  4. A letter of support from the applicant’s primary thesis advisor (e-mail to  Emma Ellingson with subject line: ‘Robertson fellowship’).