THE BENJAMIN H. STEVENS 2006-2007 GRADUATE

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Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are
encouraged
to apply for the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in
Regional Science,
administered by the North American Regional Science
Council of the Regional
Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI).
This Fellowship, in support
of thesis research in Regional Science, is
awarded annually in memory of Dr.
Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual
leader whose selfless devotion to
graduate students as teacher, advisor,
mentor, and friend had a profound
impact on the field. Regional Science
is a multidisciplinary field concerned
with the theory and method of
urban and regional phenomena. Regional
Scientists use theoretical
frameworks and methods of the social and other
sciences, as well as
develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and
policy.

Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements
except
for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences.
A
requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other

than dissertation research during the Fellowship, though the
recipient
may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students
at
North American institutions working in any area or any Ph.D. program are

welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a question
in
Regional Science.

The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the
amount of $25,000 (U.S.),
paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for
the 2006-2007
Fellowship should be addressed to the selection committee
chair,
Professor Janice F. Madden (address below), and postmarked by
February
15, 2006. An application consists of five sets (5 sets) of the
following
materials:

1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2)
pages in length.

2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the
questions and
issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the
product
expected from the thesis research, preceded by a summary
(1-page
maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research,
and
the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive
of
references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be
in
12 point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch
margins;
references may be single-spaced.

3. The candidate’s graduate
transcripts for all graduate study.
Unofficial copies are
acceptable.

In addition, the thesis supervisor needs to provide a
confidential
letter (plus four copies), sealed in one envelope and signed
across the
seal, to be mailed with the application. In the letter the
supervisor
should assess the quality and significance of the proposed
dissertation
research, specify the current state of progress toward the
candidate’s
degree and provide a commitment by the thesis supervisor to
obtain a
tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the
Fellowship.

A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition
waiver for
the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent
payment of
the student’s tuition

Applications should be mailed to:
Professor Janice F. Madden, Sociology
Department, University of Pennsylvania,
218 McNeil Building,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6299 USA. Applicants are strongly
encouraged to
send an e-mail to madden@ssc.upenn.edu <mailto:madden@ssc.upenn.edu>when
they post
their materials.

Questions may be sent to: madden@ssc.upenn.edu. For information
about
NARSC, go to http://www.narsc.org/.

For information
about RSAI, go to http://www.regionalscience.org
<http://www.regionalscience.org/>.

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