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THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP

The Douglass Scholars fellowship is a professional development and mentorship program for graduate students entering the final year of doctoral programs and other terminal degrees who are preparing to be college and university faculty. The list of participating universities, instructions and application for the Summer 2016-May 2017 Douglass Scholars Fellowship are now available for downloading. The priority review deadline is February 5, 2016.

COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

For undergraduate researchers who are preparing to pursue the Ph.D. after graduation, the Collaborative provides an exceptional opportunity. Consider applying to the Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through your university’s FDI.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS CONFERENCES AND COLLOQUIA

Douglass Institutes across the System have a number of programs designed to support rich intellectual inquiry and exchange in their communities. The annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference will take place at Millersville University on April 22, 2016 . Proposals in response to the current Call for Papers are due by April 8.

THE DOUGLASS DEBATE SOCIETY

The Douglass Debate Society encourages students to think deeply and critically about contemporary issues and policies that have high significance to communities in Pennsylvania and communities of color in the Commonwealth and beyond. It provides opportunities for debaters to develop leadership, public speaking and advocacy skills that are cornerstones to engaged citizenship.

MAKING CONNECTIONS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Making Connections is the interdisciplinary journal of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. Produced twice a year, the journal publishes essays that explore cultural diversity form any discipline, as well as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Frederick Douglass Institute has special events taking place regularly. Please refer to this page to see what interesting events are occurring at the Institutes across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.