C3 New Scholar Series

Inaugurated in 2018, the New Scholar Series is a mechanism to introduce graduate students from underrepresented groups to liberal arts colleges. 

Departments and programs at affiliate LADO institutions may apply for funding to support short-term campus visits of graduate students and recent graduates from any graduate institution. The opportunity to host these visits will be extended to departments and programs that seek new perspectives in their curricula and pedagogy and see value in engaging M.F.A. and Ph.D. candidates, as well as recent graduates, from underrepresented groups in this pursuit.

Preference will be given to departments who anticipate making tenure-track hires due to retirements or increasing enrollments. Host institutions will define the duration and parameters of each visit, balancing the need to introduce the graduate student to life at a LAC with opportunities for faculty to engage with the graduate students.

Please be aware that there are two application cycles per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. For more information about this opportunity, please see our Call for Proposals or email C3 Director Rachel Hynson.

Recently-Funded Series:
“Emerging Scholars: Ethics in Practice,” various departments, College of the Holy Cross, 2018-2019

“Multi-Ethnic American Literatures: New Voices for a New Reality,” Department of English and American Literatures, Middlebury College, Fall 2018

“Gender in the Global South: A New Scholars Symposium,” Department of Politics, Bates College, Spring 2018. 

> New Scholar Series description
> Call for Proposals
> Application Guidelines
> Criteria for Evaluation