The 'Other' Border: Canada and the United States. Research Residency Fellowships, Spring 2018

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February 11, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

IFUSS: The International Forum for U.S. Studies: A Center for the Transnational Study of the United States, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announces new Fellowships:

The 'Other' Border: Canada and the United States

President Trump's election has drawn increased attention to the U.S.-Mexico border, but it has also resulted in changes on the northern U.S. border. In response to the need to theorize this relationship and its historical and evolving dimensions, IFUSS announces a new project: The 'Other' Border.

Up to 5 residential research Fellowships for scholars at all stages of career post-Ph.D, and who are located outside of the U.S. are available during February--April of 2018. Perspectives from across the humanities, arts and social sciences are welcome.

Projects should explore comtemporary or historical dimensions of the movement--or impediments to movement--of ideas, people, practices, and goods among and across the populations, state boundaries, or cultural imaginations of the two nations and the nations within their borders as well.

A public symposium will highlight the residency periods which may vary from a minimum of two to a maximum of six weeks on campus, but which must include the week of March 5--10 when the symposium will be held (on March 8--10). Earliest arrival date possible is February 11, 2018. Latest departure date is April 14, 2018.

IFUSS will provide Fellows with the following: economy round trip airfare, on campus housing, campus office space, and access to our world class library (see IFUSS link for further details on CFP flyer:

TO APPLY: send a 3 page project description and account of work currently done on the project, along with a C.V. and letter of application detailing desired dates, plus one sample of your scholarly work (published or in process, and of no more than 30 pages) to: Dr. David Schrag, IFUSS Program Coordinator at:

Application Closing Date: November 1, 2017 Selection will be completed no later than Nov. 15, 2017

Contact Info: 

David Schrag

Program Coordinator

International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL 61820 USA


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