Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) Publication Fellowship

Deadline: April 16, 2012

The Graduate School announces the call for applications to the newly established IESUS Publication Fellowship for 2012-13.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2012
Award Notification: May 1, 2012

Award Description/Purpose

Through the support of The Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation (GSFEI), the Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States was established in the University of Washington Graduate School in 1981 to encourage multi-ethnic, and ethnic-specific multi-disciplinary research on problems or issues pertaining to members of ethnic minority groups. Its thrust is toward generating significant scholarly publications and other scholarly activity.

IESUS aspires to generate scholarly input about ethnic studies by creating new knowledge and by stimulating and supporting the scholarly activities of the University of Washington graduate community. The IESUS Publication Fellowship supports publication opportunities for graduate students working in these areas who are in-progress with a paper that will be newly submitted to a journal within the 2012-2013 academic year future, or have recently submitted to a journal and have received a “revise and resubmit” decision. To enhance their success in achieving publication, IESUS Publication Fellowship recipients will work under the guidance of and in close collaboration with their faculty advisor.

Administered by GO-MAP, the IESUS Publication Fellowship will provide one quarter of financial support to allow students time away from teaching or research responsibilities to focus on the work necessary to submit or revise/resubmit a publication.   For this reason the IESUS Publication Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with departmental TA or RA responsibilities or other forms of Graduate School support or other comparable fellowship appointments.

Award Details

  •  Priority for funding will be given to graduate students who are a first or second author and whose publications are being submitted to academic peer-reviewed journals.
  •  Consistent with the philosophy of IESUS, the IESUS Publication Fellowship will be limited to publications whose topics focus on ethnic studies in the United States.  One quarter fellowship award to be used in the 2012-13 year (summer 2012 through spring 2013). Recipients may choose the quarter in which they use the award.
  •  Monthly stipend amount equivalent to what the awardee would earn at regular non- variable TA salary rates; waiver of tuition and mandatory fees (exception: no UPASS fee waiver); GAIP benefits eligibility.
  •  Full-time enrollment required (10 credits in autumn/winter/spring; 2 credits in summer).
  •  Students enrolled in fee-based programs are not eligible for consideration.

Application Process – Documents Required:

1)   Completed IESUS Publication Award Applicant Cover Sheet (click here)

2)   Student Proposal.  Three page maximum to include:

  • Description of publication and how this publication supports the mission of IESUS.
  • Description of how IESUS Publication Fellowship will aid in completion of the publication for submission/re-submission.
  • Proposed timeline for submission or resubmission.

3)   Letter of support from student’s advisor describing how the IESUS Publication Fellowship will benefit the student. This letter must also outline in detail how the advisor will mentor and support the student in the submission/resubmission process.


Please submit IESUS Publication Award application documents as 1 complete PDF file with the cover sheet as the first document.  The combined file should be emailed to  krisrobe @ and your faculty advisor should also be CC’d in the email.


Please forward the email sent from the student with you letter of support attached to

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.  Thank you for sharing this information with your students and we look forward to receiving applications for this great fellowship opportunity!

Krischanna Roberson
University of Washington, The Graduate School
Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)
G-1 Communications Building, Box 353770
Seattle, WA 98195-3770