Texas State is a public, student-centered, doctoral granting institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond. The Texas State Summer Predoctoral Fellowship Program supports the institution’s shared value of “A diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life”.
The predoctoral fellowship program brings doctoral candidates from other institutions that have completed their course work and are in the process of writing their dissertations (ABD), to spend June and July on the Texas State campus working with faculty and students in their field. Participants may also be considered as potential candidates for future faculty positions as appropriate.
More specifically, the program goals are:
The host department will provide access to work space, computers/printers, and other supplies and equipment necessary for a successful experience at Texas State. The departmental personnel committee and chair must be supportive of hosting the Fellow. The summer experience should include opportunities for the Fellow to become acquainted with faculty members in the department. Networking opportunities could include departmental socials or individual meetings with faculty.
Required Application Materials:
• Application Form (see below)
• Letter explaining why you would like to be awarded this fellowship, your career aspirations, and how you could contribute to a diverse campus community*
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of reference from scholars familiar with your work (of which one must be from your dissertation chair), submitted in the application packet in sealed envelopes
• Official transcripts for all work at 4-year undergraduate and graduate institutions, including the institution where you are currently pursuing a doctoral degree (do not send transcripts separately)
Additionally, the Texas State faculty member that has agreed to serve as your mentor for the program, should you be selected as a Fellow, must provide a memo of commitment of his/her willingness to participate in the program via e-mail to Dr. Paula Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*In this context we define “diversity” broadly to include such factors as geographical backgrounds, ages, genders, educational backgrounds, employment experiences, language abilities, economic backgrounds, cultures, and special skills and talents. We also believe that race and ethnicity are socially significant characteristics and that there will be occasions when a person’s experiences will be affected by his or her race or ethnicity. The terms “race” and “ethnicity” are not limited and include persons from all races and ethnic backgrounds. We will consider race or ethnicity as merely one factor in our overall efforts to diversify our campus community, to be applied in limited circumstances only when the experiences of race or ethnicity contribute significantly to a diversity of ideas.Dr. Williamson may be contacted at email@example.com or (512) 245-2581 for additional information