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UT Austin Offering Graduate Fellowship in Civic Engagement and Planning

The University of Austin-Texas is offering a special recruiting fellowship to an incoming graduate student for Fall 2008 who is interested in the intersection of civic engagement and community planning. The fellowship is aimed at broadening the diversity of the students in the graduate program in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas in Austin. It can be used for either a Master’s program or a Ph.D. program. It is intended for first time graduate students with demonstrated financial need (or low socio-economic status). The fellowship includes a $16,000 stipend for the first year, medical insurance, and tuition benefit. The recipient would also be eligible for teaching and research assistantships after the first semester.

The ideal candidate would have a history of working for community change, especially among low income communities, communities of color, or in developing countries. He or she would have a passion for engaging the community in participatory processes that empower individuals and communities. He or she would have a desire to push the cutting edge of civic engagement processes that bring diverse voices together in deep dialogue for collaborative action. The deadline for the application is January 15 for Fall 2008 admission. Visit http://soa.utexas.edu/crp/admissions for more details. For more information, contact Dr. Patricia A. Wilson, Professor, Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture, University of Texas in Austin, TX 78712. Tel 512.471.0130 or email pwilson@mail.utexas.edu.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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