Mentorship Program Open to Students at 2014 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Posted by: K. Berle
AFS is now
accepting applications from currently enrolled students interested in
participating in the shadowing program for the 2014 annual meeting.
This program pairs students with established folklorists so that each may
get to know the other better.
that this is a small program and that mentors generally have busy schedules;
students and their mentors will spend a minimum of half a day together sometime
during the meeting for the purposes of facilitating connections, exchanging ideas, and having conversations. Proposed activities are at the mentor’s
discretion, but potentially include attending meeting sessions together, a
breakfast, coffee, or lunch date, introductions and conversations with other
scholars the mentor knows of, discussion of the student's goals and interests,
and personalized advice about the field. It is encouraged, but not
required, that mentees stay in touch with their mentors and continue to use
them as a resource beyond the meeting. Students may suggest a potential
mentor in their letter of application if they wish but should not expect to be
paired with someone specifically. Mentors may or may not share the exact
interests of applicants; rather, mentors are chosen based on availability,
potential overlap of interests, and willingness to work with students
is open to any student who is a member of AFS and who is attending the 2014
annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The number of participants is
limited to a maximum of 20. If accepted, students must commit to the
program by doing background research on their mentor and attending the
shadowing program in a well-informed manner. Applicants should send a
one-page letter of inquiry outlining broad professional goals, research interests
(if applicable), and what they hope to accomplish by participating in the
shadowing program, and a CV to Lisa Gabbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn
Ware at email@example.com. The
deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1.
Lunch with an Editor
luncheon, hosted by AFS, allows participants an opportunity to spend time
during a lunch period of the annual meeting with Michael Dylan Foster, editor of the Journal of Folklore Research. Spots for this program are very limited and participants will be
selected with an eye towards diverse institutional representation.To apply, contact Lisa Gabbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn
Ware at email@example.com.
Students may apply for both programs, but will only be accepted to one.