NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN EDUCATION - David P. Gardner Research Seminar on Higher Education

March 1, 2016

Personnel Policies & Procedures

Graduate students writing dissertations focusing on higher education are invited to apply for membership in a research seminar, co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Social Science MATRIX, to be held in 2016-17.   The seminar will enable students to meet and work with colleagues in other disciplines and departments.  Its goal is to provide the opportunity for participants to engage with work from a range of disciplines on the subject of higher education and thus understand contributions of different disciplinary tools, to have the opportunity to present their own dissertation work, to hear scholars of higher education from both on and off campus discuss their current research, and to learn about career opportunities in the field.   The seminar will meet seven times a semester, for two hours at lunch.  A workshop in the spring will be devoted specifically to career paths for people in the field.

Participants in the seminar will be called David P. Gardner Fellows.  Upon completion of the seminar, they will receive a $3000 stipend.  They will also have the opportunity to publish work in the Center for Studies in Higher Education occasional paper series.


Those wishing to apply should send a letter of application by May 1, 2016, to Carol Christ, Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education, (, identifying your departmentdegree programdissertation director, and projected date of completion, and describing your dissertation topic.  Applicants should also include a letter of endorsement from their director.