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With the application deadline of February 28, 2020, there is only a month left to apply to the Animals & Society Institute and the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fourth annual HUMAN-ANIMAL STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE program! The program is for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies.

This interdisciplinary program, inaugurated in 2017, is focused on graduate students and those in the first few years post-Ph.D. or other terminal degrees like M.F.A., M.S.W., D.V.M., or J.D., and will enable 20-30 participants to work on their dissertations or publications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosted by the Center for Advanced Study, for one intensive week. The 2020 Institute will take place from July 12-19, 2020, inclusive.

The Institute is designed to support participants’ individual research in Human-Animal Studies as well as to promote interdisciplinary exchange. The program will offer a shared space of critical inquiry that brings the participants’ work-in-progress to the attention of a network of influential HAS scholars and provides the participants with the guidance and feedback to develop their work. At the heart of the program are daily morning seminars devoted to discussion of participants’ work, followed by afternoon plenary lectures by distinguished speakers. These will be complemented by special workshops and field trips to on- and off-campus locations which highlight different aspects of the human-animal relationship. Participants should expect a stimulating intellectual environment reflecting a diversity of approaches, projects, disciplinary backgrounds, and ethical positions on animal issues. All fellows must be in continuous residence for the duration of the program.

The link above provides more information about the program and how to apply.Inquiries may be addressed to: fellowshipapplication@animalsandsociety.org.

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