Graduate students comprise almost a quarter of the
membership of the Medieval Academy. They are an integral part of the
organization and many of the MAA’s programs are aimed at assisting graduate
students through funding for summer programs and dissertation completion.
Graduate Student Group
To receive the GSC News and other information particularly
aimed at graduate students, MAA graduate student members should join the Graduate
Group features include a comprehensive calendar of upcoming CFPs, conferences
and other events; multiple discussion forums for everything from grant writing
and job interview advice to housing arrangements and research abroad tips; as
well as an internal message interface and chat system for group members.
Graduate Student Committee (GSC)
To serve the graduate students effectively, the MAA
established an ad hoc Graduate Student Committee in 2011. In 2008 the GSC
became a standing committee of the MAA. Further information on the GSC,
including current members, can be found here.
All graduate student members of the Academy are invited and encouraged to apply to serve as members of the Graduate Student Committee (two vacancies serving two-year terms, beginning at the close of the Annual Meeting). This opportunity is open to all graduate students worldwide who are members of the Medieval Academy and have at least two years remaining in their programs of study. If you are interested:
1) Fill out the nomination form found here.
2) At the end of the form, use the link to upload a brief CV (2 pages maximum);
3) Ask your faculty adviser to submit a recommendation letter by mail or email attachment (PDF on letterhead with signature) to the Executive Director.
These steps must be completed by 15 December. The new committee members will be selected by the Academy's Committee on Committees in consultation with the current members of the GSC and confirmed by the Academy Council at the Annual Meeting.
Fellowships and Awards
The MAA offers support to graduate students through several
award programs, which currently offer over $100,000 annually:
Fellowship and Awards
Academy Dissertation Grants
• CARA Tuition
The GSC sponsors sessions at the MAA’s Annual Meeting, the
International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, the International Medieval
Congress at Leeds, and the Australian and New Zealand Association for
Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) Conference.
The GSC also sponsors social events at these meetings
including a Pub Night at the MAA’s Annual Meeting and receptions at Kalamazoo
The mentorship program, organized and administered by the
GSC, takes place in conjunction with several meetings, including the MAA Annual
Meeting, Kalamazoo and Leeds. Students and scholars sign up for the program and
the organizers pair individual students and scholars according to discipline
and, where possible, specialization. These exchanges are intended as a form of dissertation
and career advising. To participate in the mentorship program as a graduate student or a mentor please complete the form here.
Sponsored by the Academy's Graduate Student
Committee and maintained with the help and support of the University of
Pennsylvania, this list provides medievalist graduate students a space to
easily exchange information about upcoming conferences, job opportunities,
language programs, research plans, departmental and university policies and
procedures, and any other matters that might be relevant. The list is open to
general posting and is regularly monitored and moderated by GSC committee
members Rachel Gibson and Christopher Riedel.
To join, please visit https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/med-grad
and fill in the required information. This page can also be used to unsubscribe
or to manage your account. Messages to the list should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any difficulties subscribing or posting messages to the list,
please contact Christopher Riedel at email@example.com
or the GSC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, new members are strongly encouraged to
introduce themselves to the rest of the list. Let us know who you are, where
you are, and what you're working on. Nothing fancy is necessary -- a few
sentences at most, unless you're feeling verbose.
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