Spring 2019 Fellowships for LATTICE Graduate Students

Due to the gracious support of the Dean of the Michigan State University Graduate School, LATTICE is able to support the work of graduate students with fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. Awardees must be active participants of the LATTICE community and propose a project that is relevant to the core Mission and Vision of LATTICE.

LATTICE Mission statement

LATTICE is a learning community and international network that cultivates and supports global perspectives and identities in K-12 classrooms through personal and professional development opportunities.

LATTICE Vision statement

LATTICE will promote a safe and dynamic learning community to share ideas, develop personal relationships and explore controversial topics that permit members to gain global understanding and appreciation of similarities and differences within nationalities, cultures, religions, ethnicities, ages, and professional pursuits.

The awarded projects typically include:

  • Small research projects (such as travel expenses for interviews, data access, publication fees, software purchase, organizing small local conferences)
  • LATTICE outreach projects. For example, we encourage proposing a collaborative project with LATTICE K-12 teacher members on global education etc. Other examples may include convening researchers, international scholars, and/or K12 educators in the area; replicating the LATTICE model elsewhere.
  • Conference participation. It can include a presentation of a relevant project/publication (through a talk, panel discussion, or a poster). The proposed conference participation could be in your plan of 2019-2020 academic year.

The fellowship committee is free to award projects beyond these categories as long as they contribute to the LATTICE mission and vision. Though not a requisite for consideration or award, particular attention will be paid to research and activities that contribute (or have contributed) directly to either LATTICE and its members’ networks, its network, its teachers’ classrooms, or to replication of aspects of LATTICE elsewhere, including overseas.

Fellowships may be awarded for varying amounts from $500 to $1500.

Applicant Eligibility:

1) Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at MSU for the spring 2019 semester.

2) Be an active LATTICE member, which means having attended at least 4 sessions over the school year 2018-2019. Exceptions can be made by the fellowship committee if exceptional alternative contributions have been made (e.g. regularly helped organizing sessions, recruiting faculty for sessions, attending and helped coordinating multiple social events, helped organizing school visits, presenting at a LATTICE session, publishing a peer reviewed piece on a LATTICE relevant topic).

3) Once awarded a fellowship, be able to present your proposed project in our LATTICE May session on May 10th, 2019.

4) Applications from previous LATTICE fellowship recipients meeting the above criteria will also be considered for this year’s fellowship awards.

Application Procedure:

Applicants for the LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship must submit the following application materials by e-mail to the LATTICE Session Director at lattice@msu.edu and cc to lurie.robert@gmail.com.

Application materials should include:

  1. 2019 LATTICE Graduate Fellowship Application Form. You could download the form via this link: Lattice-GraduateSchool-Fellowship-2019.
  2. A letter (no longer than 700 words) describing:
    1. The project (research or education practice) description that you are asking to be funded through the fellowship.
    2. The concrete project outcomes you are pursuing
    3. How you will disseminate these outcomes
    4. How you intend to make these outcome beneficial for the LATTICE and MSU community
    5. A budget that clearly defines how you want to use the awarded funds and for what  amount you are asking.
    6. The letter should be addressed to the LATTICE Fellowship Committee.
  3. Your CV

Application Deadline:

Application materials need to be submitted no later than March 22, 2019.