aslam Dissertation Fellowship
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012-2013 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Dissertation Fellowship. The Marco Prize and Awards subcommittee considered several strong applications from students in two graduate departments. The fellowship has been awarded to Leah Giamalva, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. Leah’s dissertation, “Islam and Sacred History in Latin Manuscript Culture, 1291-1460,” explores how Latin Christians in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries understood the expansion of Islam from its origins to their own times. She is particularly interested in the ways in which Christians accounted for this expansion against the contraction and decay of Western Christendom after the total loss of the crusader states.
Information for Applicants for the 2013-2014 Fellowship
The Fellowship will be tenurable in the academic year 2013-14, from August 1 to July 31, in the amount of $15,000, 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.
A dissertation abstract (up to and no more than 3 pages), curriculum vitae, research plan, and two letters of support, one from the dissertation supervisor, should be addressed to Professor Heather Hirschfeld, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute, and submitted electronically to Vera P. Broux (email@example.com) by February 15, 2013. The research plan should address 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. Review of applications will be undertaken by the Institute’s standing Awards Selection Committee and the results will be announced in March 2013.