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[liberationtech] Fwd: msande-life Graduate Public Service Fellowship

Yosem Companys companys at
Thu Apr 26 10:39:46 PDT 2012

*Applications are now available for the 2012-13 Graduate Public Service
(GPS) Fellowship!*

After a successful pilot year, the Haas Center, in partnership with VPGE,
is proud to announce the continuation of the Graduate Public Service
Fellowship program.  Please refer qualified graduate students (especially
in terminal degree programs) to the program
which includes a link to the application instructions. (
the current cohort of GPS Fellows can also be viewed.) The program
details are also pasted below.

The complete application,  including a letter from the applicant’s primary
graduate advisor, is *due by 5 pm on* *Wednesday May 9, 2012.

Program Summary

The Haas Center for Public Service provides students with opportunities to
consider how their community and scholarly interests relate and guides them
in exploring the intersection of professional and civic goals. For graduate
students preparing for faculty positions, community engagement can enrich
and enhance their teaching, research, and professional service. Individuals
pursuing nonacademic jobs can include public interest projects in their
professional repertoire.

The GPS Fellowship creates a supportive network among graduate students who
share an interest in community and/or civic engagement and it provides
resources to make this engagement a successful part of their future
careers. In at least 12 seminars throughout the academic year, a
multidisciplinary cohort of graduate students meets with disciplinary role
models and community-engaged scholarship leaders to develop their knowledge
of the following:

   - community-engaged scholarship practices (e.g., service-learning
   pedagogy or community-based research methodology)
   - resources for public engagement work in individual disciplines and
   higher education in general
   - strategies for disseminating public scholarship and representing it in
   academic promotion and tenure processes
   - skills for engaging, leading, and mentoring undergraduate students in
   public service

Related topics to be covered will include partnership development and
sustainability; reflection and assessment; diversity, power and privilege
in community-engaged scholarship; and the role of the academy in social
transformation. Successful faculty and practitioners will share their
perspectives and advice.

In addition to attending all group seminars, GPS fellows develop individual
work plans that outline contributions to at least one Haas Center
undergraduate initiative or one public service-related project within the
fellows' disciplines. Examples include serving providing mentoring and
training to Haas Center fellowship receipients; assisting with designing
and implementing Haas Center program assessment; developing relevant
community partnerships; facilitating public service leadership workshops
for student organizations; or teaching a session in relevant courses such
as those connected to the Public Service Scholars or Education Partnerships
programs. Project work plans will be developed and approved in
collaboration with GPS program coordinators.

Two GPS fellows per quarter may serve as teaching assistants in designated
service-learning courses for which they will receive $9,450 in lieu of the
standard $1,000 stipend. Applicants can indicate interest in this option on
the fellowship application.

*Application Deadline*

The deadline to submit all application materials is *Wednesday, May 9*. A
complete application includes the following:

   - application form
   - curriculum vitae or résumé
   - *unofficial *transcript
   - letter from primary graduate advisor

 Application form and

* Required Qualifications
Stanford graduate students from all departments and programs who are
considering careers in higher education or in fields amenable to community
engagement are eligible to apply. Through academic accomplishments,
commitment to community service, and teaching/mentoring experience,
candidates must demonstrate potential to become successful public scholars.

*Preferred Qualifications*

   - enrollment in the most advanced degree program in one's field (e.g.,
   - plans for a career as a faculty member in a college or university
   - a course of study related to one Haas Center focus area: health,
   environment, or education
   - engagement with one or more communities that are underrepresented in
   the academy, as well as demonstrated commitment to use diversity as a
   resource for enriching education
   - experience mentoring/advising undergraduates or facilitating workshops
   for them

*Additional Information*

For additional information, please contact Julie Reed <jreed2 at>.
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