Piloting Spring 2012! We’ll be exploring this initiative in a small way this year, in order to establish an ongoing program next year.
GROCS will award fellowships to U-M students who are uniquely engaged with the resources of their field, and have demonstrated a special capacity to collaborate outside of their fields. There are three criteria for the selection of GROCS Project Fellows: creativity in defining a course of study or applying new learning practices, success creating interdisciplinary connections, and potential for the fellowship to inform the Library’s progress toward serving future U-M scholars.
The program is intended to discover academic pursuits that are advanced in their use of resources, tools and connections. Project Fellowships are awarded to students to support their creative inquiries, at least one year prior to their graduation or departure from U-M. The award provides a stipend of $5000. Project Fellows may use their awards to advance projects or enhance their academic experience at U-M. Each fellow will present a talk, reflecting on his or her learning and the role of MLibrary in it, one year following the fellowship award.
GROCS Project Fellows Selection
From time to time the GROCS Program will invite selected students, faculty and staff members to nominate students in their fields who match the program criteria. Nominators will provide evidence of the nominee’s accomplishments, along with a letter of recommendation. The nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of MLibrary staff and faculty members from diverse disciplines. Each nomination will be considered with respect to the program’s selection criteria.
Nominees must be fulltime U-M students at the time of the award, and must intend to remain enrolled during the following 2 full semesters (Fall/Winter). Unsolicited applications or nominations will not be considered at this time.
For more information
Questions can be e-mailed to GROCS.firstname.lastname@example.org