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 (e.g. speaker series, colloquium, etc.) 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:

Working with Children and Families: Clinical, Cultural, and Community Perspectives on Stress and Resilience,” Child Development Program and Psychology Department, Sarah Lawrence College, Spring 2021

Cross-sections of Identity, Materials and History in Art-Making,” Art Department, Lewis & Clark College, Spring 2021

“Enlarging the Scope of Art History,” Art Department, Davidson College, Spring 2021

New Histories of Native and Colonial North America to 1800,” History Department, Connecticut College, Spring 2021

Participation, Public Opinion, and Protest: Changing Times in American Politics,” Politics Department, Middlebury College, Fall 2020

“Emerging Scholars: Ethics in Practice,” various departments, College of the Holy Cross, Spring 2020

New Voices in Science & Technology Studies: A C3 Symposium,” Science & Technology Studies, Williams College, Fall 2019

“Crossing Cultures: Performance in the Age of Globalization,” Department of Theatre, Lewis & Clark College, Fall 2019

“Inequality in America: Sociological Reflections on our Changing World,” Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College, Spring 2019

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