June 23-29, 2024

Sixth Annual Animal Studies Summer Institute

Champaign, IL, United States

The applicant must (1) be a doctoral student at the dissertation stage or early career scholar no more than four years past the PhD or other terminal degree; or be an MSW, MFA, DVM, or JD student in the advanced stages of the degree; (2) have a commitment to advancing research in Human-Animal Studies (HAS); (3) be available to attend all days and scheduled events of the institute; and (4) submit a follow-up report six months after the program’s completion.

Applications are encouraged from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences, as long as a part of the project explicitly deals with the human-animal relationship.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024, 5:00pm US Central Time

The selection committee includes members from a range of disciplines connected to HAS.

Applications are evaluated on the basis of the contribution of the completed project to HAS, the qualifications of the applicant to complete the research, and how well the applicant’s project complements the other accepted projects. The Institute is dedicated to an inclusive vision of Human-Animal Studies and encourages applications from around the world and from scholars who are affiliated with communities traditionally under-represented in the academy and professions.

Applicants will be notified by email by March 31, 2024. For those accepted, the deadline to commit is April 12, 2024.