2017 Humanities Prospectus Boot Camp Application
Please fill out this form by no later than Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.
Basic Information
Name (first and last):
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Email address:
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UCLA student ID number:
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Department
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Degree objective (e.g., PhD, MA, etc.)
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Is this a prospectus for a doctoral dissertation or a master's thesis?
Are you advanced to candidacy?
Will you be able to attend all 6 sessions of the boot camp (Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00 PM, July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)? If not, please explain why.
Attendance for all sessions is mandatory, but we will consider applicants who need to miss one session for a legitimate reason.
How many hours per week will you have available to work on your prospectus during the boot camp?
(We expect a minimum of 20 hours per week.)
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Will you be able to complete the assignment for the first session (see web program description) and keep up with other required assignments throughout the program? This will, at times, require a substantial amount of time and writing (of the prospectus draft).
Will you have access to your advisor or another faculty mentor during the program to consult with on field specific issues?
When are you hoping to defend your prospectus?
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Dissertation Information
How many CHAPTERS does an average dissertation have in your field?
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How many PAGES does an average dissertation have in your field?
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Please click on the following chart and tell us which type most closely matches your dissertation structure: http://gwc.gsrc.ucla.edu/Portals/63/Documents/Thesis_types.doc
Please define your dissertation topic as narrowly and specifically as possible.
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What primary sources will you investigate in your dissertation? List the specific texts and cultural objects you propose to use, and/or the archives you plan to visit (and what the archives contain that is relevant for your project).
We expect participants to have a pretty definite idea of their primary sources as a prerequisite for this program.
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How will you analyze these sources? What theoretical lenses, if any, will you draw upon for your analysis? Briefly describe your analytical approach and/or conceptual framework.
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What subfields/areas of research bear upon your project? How do you conceptually situate your project in your field? How does your project make an original contribution?
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Dissertation Prospectus Information
Please describe what your advisor expects for your prospectus in terms of length (number of pages double-spaced) and components/sections (such as abstract, literature review, annotated bibliography, chapter breakdown, etc.) If you haven't spoken with your advisor about this, please do so before submitting your application.
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If you have started writing, please describe how many pages you have written/drafted.
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Do you have a methods section in your dissertation? If so, how/where in your prospectus are you expected to address methods? (If not applicable, please put N.A.)
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Your Research and Writing Process
Will you be doing research with human subjects (e.g., conducting interviews, surveys) as part of your dissertation? If so, when will you be required to seek IRB approval? How familiar are you with the IRB process? (If not applicable, please put N.A.)
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Please describe why you are interested in the prospectus boot camp as well as any challenges you are having with the prospectus process.
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If English is not your first language or not the primary language in which you were educated, please comment on any challenges you have with writing in English (if applicable).
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Additional Information
What professional skills would you like to improve at this stage in your graduate program?
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In what ways, if any, do you think this boot camp could help you with your professional development?
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Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you.
We aim to make this program a safe, inclusive environment for all participants.
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