The New Scholar Series has concluded.
We are no longer accepting proposals for this program
Inaugurated in 2018, the New Scholar Series was a mechanism to introduce graduate students from underrepresented groups to liberal arts colleges.
Departments and programs at affiliate LADO institutions applied for funding to support short-term campus visits of graduate students and recent graduates from any graduate institution. The opportunity to host these visits was be extended to departments and programs that sought new perspectives in their curricula and pedagogy and saw value in engaging M.F.A. and Ph.D. candidates, as well as recent graduates, from underrepresented groups in this pursuit.
Preference was given to departments who anticipated making tenure-track hires due to retirements or increasing enrollments. Host institutions defined 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.
There were two application cycles per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
“Cross-sections of Identity, Materials and History in Art-Making,” Art Department, Lewis & Clark College, Spring 2022
“Expanding our Vision: New Approaches in Art History,“ Art Department, Davidson College, Spring 2022
“New Histories of Race and Ethnicity in Africa,“ History Department, Connecticut College, Fall 2021
“Working with Children and Families and Play’s the Thing: Clinical, Cultural, and Community Perspectives on Stress and Resilience,” Child Development Program and Psychology Department, Sarah Lawrence College, Spring 2021. Part 1 and Part 2
“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 & Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College, Spring 2019