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Department of English

English Master of Arts Summer Plan-B Fellowship


The Summer Plan-B Fellowships provide funding of $1000 to $2500 each to one or more graduate students in the English MA Program.  These fellowships enable recipients to dedicate themselves to the completion of one Plan-B paper over the summer and thus contribute to their timely completion of the Master of Arts Degree.



Any first-year English Master of Arts student in good academic standing with no incomplete credits may apply.


Application Materials



Applications must be submitted by the 12:00 noon, on Friday of the eighth week of classes in the spring semester, to the Director of Graduate Studies.



Applications will be evaluated on the basis of completeness of application; thoroughness, development, and attention to detail, especially in the prospectus and plan for action; the quality, accomplishment, and potential of the work-in-progress.



Fellowship award recipients must submit completed and approved Plan-B paper by 12:00 noon on Friday of the fifth week of classes in the fall semester.

Fellowship award recipients may also be asked to present their completed papers or projects to an audience of students in ENGL 8906 as well as invited faculty and peers in the program during the fall semester.





Briefly describe the paper or project. 300 word limit


Preliminary Outline: 1 page limit


Plan for action: 1 page limit


Annotated Bibliography (as appropriate)

Annotations should be brief (50 words maximum).  Bibliography may include some combination of the following.


Application Cover Form:

Please download, complete, and print the Application Cover Form and include it with your submission.


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