2018-2019 Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP)
Thank you for your interest in applying for the inaugural Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP). Applicants must submit all materials no later than Friday, August 31, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

2018-19 Graduate Scholars Program will receive an award of $500 each to be used to support their research.

Application Eligibility, Criteria, & Commitments

To be eligible to apply for the PM-GSP, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.) Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program (e.g., Ph.D. or Ed.D.) within any field.
2.) Individuals who are currently or about to enter the dissertation phase.
3.) Individuals whose research and/or dissertation topic focuses on Men of Color.
4.) Preference will be given to applicants whose dissertation research includes Latino males in education (e.g., K-12 students, college students, teachers, faculty, administrators)
5.) All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Scholars selected for the 2018-19 PM-GSP will commit to the following terms:

1.) Be assigned a mentor from the Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates program and build a relationship through regular meetings/interactions.
2.) Co-author a Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates research brief with assigned PM Faculty/Research Affiliate mentor.
3.) Submit professional headshot, brief bio (150 words), and research interest blurb to be highlighted through Project MALES website and social media.
4.) Help promote their selection as a PM-GSP Scholar through social media or other outlets.
5.) We strongly encourage PM-GSP Scholars to present their research work at any of the following venues: 2019 Texas Male Student Leadership Summit; OR
national conference (e.g., ASHE, AERA, etc.)

Application Checklist:

1. Application Form
2. Research Statement (2 pages, max)
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. One Letter of Recommendation: Preferably from faculty adviser, but others are welcomed (e.g., supervisor, mentor, other faculty, etc.)

Submit all application materials to projectmales@utexas.edu by August 31, 2018, 11:59pm CST.

NOTE: Please submit all documents in PDF format. To avoid any inconveniences, please attach all documents in one email. Please ensure that the title of the document includes your full name for referencing. Project MALES will announce final decisions by mid-September, 2018. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at projectmales@utexas.edu. Applications with missing files and/or late applications will not be considered.

Application Form
Full Name: *
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Mailing Address: *
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Phone Number: *
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Email Address: *
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Institution: *
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Department and Program (e.g., Educational Leadership and Policy; Higher Education): *
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Degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, etc.): *
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Enrollment Status: *
Stage in the Program (e.g., ABD, proposal, etc.) *
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Expected Graduation Date (month and year): *
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If chosen to be a part of PM-GSP, is there a particular PM Faculty/Research Affiliate with whom you would like to be matched? (optional)
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Race/Ethnicity: *
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Gender Identity: *
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Research Statement
Please send a PDF version of your research statement to projectmales@utexas.edu. In 2 double spaced pages, please address the following three questions:

1. How does your research advance the educational outcomes of male students of color?
2. What experiences have shaped or informed your research interest?
3. How does your research contribute to the growing scholarship focused on male students of color?

Curriculum Vitae
Please send a PDF version of your current resume or curriculum vitae to projectmales@utexas.edu. Your curriculum vitae should speak to your academic achievements, professional experiences, and involvement in research, professional associations, and community organizations.
Letter of Recommendation
Please send ONE letter of support in PDF version written preferably by your faculty adviser who can attest to your academic abilities, as well as indicate why this opportunity should be awarded to you, to projectmales@utexas.edu.

Note: Letters of support from others are welcomed (e.g., supervisor, mentor, other faculty, etc.). Also, additional letters will NOT be considered.

The letter of support should be sent with your curriculum vitae at the time of application submission. If the recommender prefers to submit their letter independently, please submit an additional PDF document indicating who we should expect to receive the letter of recommendation from, and have your recommender send their PDF version letter directly to projectmales@utexas.edu by the deadline (Friday, August 31 by 11:59 p.m. CST). Please ensure that your recommender includes your full name in the subject line of their email.

Please note: We CANNOT accept late letters. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials are submitted by the deadline. Please communicate this to your recommender.

Commitment Statement
If awarded the Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program, I will commit to the following:
1. Be assigned a mentor from the Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates program and build a relationship through regular meetings/interactions
2. Co-author a Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates brief with assigned faculty mentor
3. Submit professional headshot, brief bio (150 words), and research interest blurb to be highlighted through Project MALES website and social media.
4. We strongly encourage you to present your research work at any of the following venues:
a). Texas Male Leadership Summit; OR
b). National conference (e.g., ASHE, AERA, etc.)
By electronically signing/typing your name below, you are committing to this statement.
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