Applications open for Altman Undergraduate Fellows

If you're interested in medicine and religion--heads up!

The Miami University Humanities Center has announced that the theme for the 2016-2017 Altman Program will be "Medicine and the Humanities." The center is now accepting applications for 2016-2017 Altman Undergraduate Fellows (AUFs).

AUFs join selected Miami faculty in the Altman Program's year-long research seminar. Each AUF works closely with faculty on both an independent research project and a collaborative public humanities project related to the program's theme. AUFs are invited to meet in small groups with the distinguished guest scholars who visit Miami over the course of the school year as part of the program.

If you're a Comparative Religion major who has interests in the relationship between religion and medicine, becoming an AUF in 2016-2017 would be an outstanding opportunity for you. Any Miami undergraduate with a declared major in the humanities can apply; AUFs are usually juniors or seniors during the year of their fellowship, but that isn't a rigid rule.

The deadline to apply to be an AUF is March 6. Apply through the Humanities Center, where you can also get more information about the AUF experience. If you're considering applying, consult with Dr. Liz Wilson, who co-created the 2013-2014 Altman Program and is therefore well positioned to offer advice about how to craft your application. Drs. Wilson, French, Gray, and Duffy have all done teaching or research in the area of religion and health; they would therefore be potential resources for your independent research project.