Here's the description of a good funding opportunity--contact Kay Agostin (contact into below) if you are interested and eligible:

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program 2013

http://www.sreb.org/page/1113/types_of_awards.html DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2013

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars program 2013 application is now open with an application deadline of March 1, 2013. This program offers fellowships to Ph.D. students (or those preparing to enter a Ph.D. program) who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups, including: African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, Hispanic/Latino/Latin American, Native American, and others. Two types of awards are offered:

(1) DOCTORAL AWARD - Three-to-Five-Year Package

You may apply for this award if you are within the first year of your Ph.D. program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins. You must be enrolled in or applying to a participating institution in a participating state listed on this Web site. (See Participating States and Institutions.)

The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.


(2) DISSERTATION AWARD - One-Year Package

You may apply for this award if you have completed all course work and comprehensive/ preliminary exams and have defended (or will defend) the dissertation prospectus successfully before the academic year begins. You must be enrolled in a participating institution in a participating state listed on this Web site. (See Participating States and Institutions.)

The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support. It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

-- 
Dr. Kathryn E. Agoston
Director of Graduate Fellowships
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
MSN-3A2 440 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3131
Fax: 703-993-8871
http://gradfellows.gmu.edu



Cynthia A. Kierner
Professor of History
Director, Ph.D. Program in History
Department of History & Art History
George Mason University
Robinson Hall B, 343
4400 University Drive, MSN 3G1
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-1247

New for spring: http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=2792