Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Language Fellowship Program

March 22, 2018

Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), in collaboration with the Graduate School

at Michigan State University (MSU), announces a language fellowship program in undergraduate

teaching and learning for MSU graduate students. The RCAH is an interdisciplinary college with a strong

commitment to social justice, civic engagement, the visual and performing arts, and world languages and

cultures. A description of the program and information of the application process are detailed below.

Program Description

The RCAH provides its undergraduate students with opportunities to apply and strengthen their

knowledge of world languages and cultures through a project-based Cultures and Languages Across the

Curriculum (CLAC) program. Graduate students selected for this fellowship participate in different

components of the CLAC Program; this includes:

? Facilitating weekly immersion, project-based sessions in a world language for all levels of language


? Collaborating with RCAH faculty to be a guest speaker in an RCAH course

? Participating in and lead weekly meetings with other RCAH language fellowship recipients,

faculty, and staff

? Designing and implementing research projects in areas such as needs assessment, materials

development, instructional delivery, and program evaluation

? Creating and coordinating CLAC events for RCAH students and the wider community


Eligible graduate students must be enrolled full-time in any MSU college, be in good academic standing,

and be making progress toward a terminal degree in their field. Additionally, fellows have (near) native

fluency in any language other than English. Each fellow receives a stipend of $8000 to help support

CLAC research project expenses, professional development workshops, and/or travel to professional


For further information or questions, please see the RCAH website ( or contact

Professor India Plough, RCAH, 362 Bogue Street, Snyder C210 or by email at


Applications must include the following items:

1. A completed form ( that includes

? the applicant’s information;

? a curriculum vitae to be uploaded as a Word or PDF document; and

? an essay (maximum 800 words) that addresses reasons for applying, your professional

goals and how participation will help you achieve those goals, to be uploaded as a Word

or PDF document.

2. A Recommendation Form (see attached) to be completed by the applicant’s graduate advisor

or department chair and sent under separate cover to Professor India Plough


Complete applications are due April 25, 2018