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The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstracts

Deadline: March 5, 2021

The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) abstract submission deadline is approaching! CAURS is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country, bringing together hundreds of undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area from all academic disciplines to present their research. This year's CAURS will take place virtually on April 10, 2021. We are looking for student presenters from all disciplines, as well as graduate students and faculty to serve as judges for the event. Abstracts will be accepted until February 26, and details can be found at www.caurs.com/closed-registration.

 

Spires Intercollegiate Arts & Literary Magazine

Deadline: March 12, 2021

Spires is currently accepting submissions of poetry, prose and artwork for our Spring 2021 issue. If you would like to submit, please take note of the guidelines below, We are eager to review your work, and we look forward to hearing from you! Please limit each written submission to 15 pages, double-spaced. For artwork, please send it as a .tif file. If you want to submit a digital version of a visual work please scan it at 600 dpi or higher (preferably) at 100% size, and save it as a compressed TIF file, or use a vector based file format such as AI or EPS. In the body of you email please include your name, graduating class, college or university you attend, titles of all submissions.  If submitting artwork, please include the medium. Please send questions to spiresmagazine@gmail.com.

 

Euphony Journal - The Bechdel Test Test

Deadline: March 28th, 2021 @11:59 PM CST

Passing the Bechdel Test isn’t necessary for writing a good story, nor does passing it mean you’ve automatically written a good one. But sometimes, it would be nice to read some stories that do pass. And that are good. So send us your best Bechdel-passing story for a chance to be featured in Euphony and win $20! First, write a story that includes a conversation between two female characters about something other than a man. Second, submit the story to euphonyjournal@gmail.com with the subject line: Spring 2021 Short Story Conetst.

 

Spout Press

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Spout Press is seeking creative nonfiction, essays, flash fiction, and poetry for Locker Room Talk: Women in Private Spaces. This inclusive anthology will highlight the sense of community created when women are together in private or semi-private spaces in contrast to the traditional understanding of locker-room talk. Learn more: https://spoutpress.org/call-for-submissions/…  

 

Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors

Deadline: April 13, 2021

Envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What will the world look like in the year 2200 — or anywhere between then and now? Stories should be set anywhere between the present day and the year 2200, and should show our path to a clean, green, and just future. Imagine 2200 draws inspiration from Afrofuturism, as well as Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futures. The contest is also grounded in hopepunk and solarpunk — literary genres that uplift equitable climate solutions and continued service to one’s community, even in the face of despair. Submissions must be short, fictional stories, between 3,000–5,000 words. No previously published, multiple, or simultaneous submissions accepted. For more specific questions check out our FAQ post here or contact the team at imaginefiction@grist.org. More information on submission process here.

 

Call for Submissions: Redacted

Deadline: Rolling

Redacted is a progressive magazine covering issues of importance to Chicago. We publish articles (around 500-1,000 words) and features (around 1,000-2,500 words), both of which incorporate original reporting and analysis to examine Chicago issues; Radical Ideas or op-eds (around 750 words), which are short analyses of current events such as a protest downtown or a local election; and investigations (around 2000 words or more), which require diligent on-the-ground reporting. If you’d like to write for Redacted, you must send us a pitch first. Send your pitches to one of the editors below and type the word PITCH in the subject line. If we’re interested in running your story, we’ll respond within 3 business days. It’s okay to pitch your story to other publications, but please notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere. We will not accept finished drafts. If you are interested in more information and guidelines, please email kira@redactedmagazine.com for more detailed instruction. 

 

Call for Submissions: The Unorthodocs 

Deadline: Rolling

The Unorthodocs, is an online magazine striving to provide thinkers a brainstorming hub and to support bizarre, quirky, and out-of-the-box endeavors. The magazine is based on rolling submissions, so they are always looking for art and literary work from undergraduates. Here too are submission guidelines & ideascapes (great for writing prompts!).

Grants and Other Opportunities

Jobs at Art Museums (JAM)

Date: February 17th, 2021 - May 5th, 2021 (Wednesdays at noon, winter and spring)

Jobs at Art Museums (JAM) is a career awareness event at the Art Institute of Chicago (https://www.artic.edu/jobs-at-art-museums-jam-2021). This year we’re offering a virtual series of museum career–related presentations via Zoom. College and university students are invited to experience intimate conversations with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and virtually socialize with peers and museum staff. Registration Info on Handshake

 

All the World's Futures: Global Art and Art History in the wake of COVID-19

March 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM CST

Register here 

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the global turn has shifted art history and contemporary curatorial practices to consider global-scale issues. Less an attempt to study the whole world, the global is a methodology that has been used to decenter national discourses and challenge Euro-American-centrism and Orientalist narratives. At its best, global art history and curatorial practices emphasize mobility, exchange, networks, transnational and transcultural studies. At its worst, the global turn has engendered and normalized travel dependent practices that celebrate biennials, art fairs and a roster of globe-trotting curators, collectors and artists. Beginning in January 2020, the global art world ground to a halt due to the unprecedented and all-encompassing COVID-19 pandemic.

Borrowing the title of the 2015 Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor, this panel considers the current “state of things.” Held about a year after the first cases of COVID-19 were publicly identified in the United States, the panel acts as a space of reflection to consider the impacts of the pandemic on global practices and the possibilities that have arisen.

 

CIJCW | Political Reporting: A Workshop with Tim Alberta

Date: March 4th, 2021 at 7 PM CST

 Join The Gate on Thursday, March 4 from 7-8 pm CST for a political reporting workshop with Tim Alberta, the chief political correspondent for POLITICO and incoming staff writer for the Atlantic who is widely regarded as one of the best political reporters of our time. Register Here  

 

CIJCW | Washington Press Club Foundation Spring Webinar Series 

March 5, 2021 – April 23, 2021, 12PM CST 

The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to host a series of webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, DC reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. These programs are specifically designed for journalism students to gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for your future job search. Aspiring Journalists Spring 2021 series of programming presented by the 
Washington Press Club Foundation The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to host a series of webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, DC reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. These programs are specifically designed for journalism students to gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for your future job search. Register Here  

 

UChicago & USussex International Jr. Research Associates Program (IJRA)

Deadline: March 8, 2021

The University of Chicago and University of Sussex 2021 International Junior Research Associates Program (IJRA) provides selected College students the opportunity to participate in a summer of intensive, faculty-mentored research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at one of the UK’s leading institutions of higher education, the University of Sussex. As members of the IJRA program, College students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences will have the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded research experience as part of a dynamic community of scholars researching at the University of Sussex in Brighton. This program is distinct from other opportunities for UChicago Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduates to pursue international research because it invites students into a collaborative research experience, apprenticing with and contributing to the work of a leading scholar in an international context. This is a full-time, virtual, 8-week summer research experience. Program dates from approximately end of June - September, 2021 with the exact start and end dates determined by faculty mentor and undergraduate researcher(s). Contact CCRF with any questions: ccrf@uchicago.edu

 

Theory Meets Praxis Virtual Conference

Date: March 13th, 2021

The Theory Meets Praxis Humanities Virtual Conference is a one-day event designed for current students and recent graduates of humanities and liberal arts programs (BA, MA, PhD) to learn about interesting career paths for humanities grads from engaging speakers. We have a great lineup of panelists from different fields (freelance writing, design research, consulting, nonprofits, etc) who are looking forward to helping  and connecting with humanities graduates. The talks are organized into panels in which panelists will talk about their professional journey and make pragmatic recommendations. Early registrants will also be able to sign up for one-on-one 15-minute matchmaking sessions with a panelist. 50% discount on registration to UChicago students with promo code: 5FB2021. Conference & registration information available here.

 

Stamps Scholars Program & Info Session 

Register for Friday, February 26th Info Session Here

Deadline: Sunday, April 4th

Applications to the 2021 Stamps Scholars Program are now open for second-year students to apply! Supported by the Strive Foundation, the program provides $20,000 grants for students to pursue experiential learning projects during their final two years in the College. Recipients can use the funds for internships, research, entrepreneurial endeavors, volunteering, attending professional conferences, and more! Current second-year students are eligible to apply and can learn more about the program on the Career Advancement website and apply through UChicago Handshake. Apply Here

 

Seidel Scholars Grant 

Deadline: Sunday, April 4th

This summer, take whatever you love about your major, and do nothing else. Thanks to a generous donation from Larry R. and Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Career Advancement is pleased to offer the Seidel Scholars Grant. The Seidel Scholars Grant gives students the opportunity to explore a career-related individual project with the hope of inspiring students to translate their academic interests in the humanities and social sciences into careers outside of an academic setting.  Read more and apply on Handshake.  Please contact mahross@uchicago.edu for more information. Apply Here

 

Odyssey Metcalf Fellowship Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Odyssey Metcalf Fellowship Grant provides funding for unpaid internships and supervised research opportunities. Undergraduate students can apply for grants to fund academic year & summer experiences in any industry and in any location.

To apply: To apply, students will submit a resume and application form through UChicago Handshake. Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, with three separate cycles each quarter. Please refer to the website for the specific dates.
Contact: Nelida Garcia at nelidagarcia@uchicago.edu   

 

Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant for Internships

Deadline: Rolling

The Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant provides funding for unpaid internships and supervised research opportunities. Undergraduate students can apply for grants to fund academic year & summer experiences in any industry and in any location.

To apply: To apply, students will submit a resume and application form through UChicago Handshake. Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, with three separate cycles each quarter. Students can request funding for summer or academic-year internships during any of these cycles. For academic-year internships, if you’d like to know whether you’ll receive a grant in advance of the quarter you’ll be working, Career Advancement recommends applying by December 4 for a Winter Quarter 2021 internship and March 12 for a Spring Quarter 2021 internship. Students are also welcome to apply after the quarter has started. Please refer to the website for the specific dates.
Contact: Eugene Chan at eugenechan@uchicago.edu 

 

Smart Museum of Art

Deadline: Rolling

What is immediate, integral, or meaningful for you right now? How do small gestures of care shape your life? The Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art invites all UChicago students to submit proposals for 1–3 minute videos reflecting on the questions of how we care for ourselves and each other. a series of small gestures is related to the Smart Museum’s exhibition Take Care, which explores the multi-faceted nature of the ways care is conveyed and experienced. Up to 10 accepted video proposals will receive a prize of $100 each and will be featured on the Smart Museum’s social media and digital channels throughout Winter Quarter. https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/feitler-center-for-academic-inquiry/student-opportunities/a-series-of-small-gestures/

 

Americas Media Initiative

Deadline: Rolling

The Chicago-based nonprofit Americas Media Initiative (americasmediainitiative.org) is looking for a graduate student to help write several short scripts for a collaborative animation series between artists and animators based in Cuba and the U.S. These animations will be created for the most part in Cuba and will be very short, slightly over one minute and focused on a US audience. The main protagonist of the series will be an African American girl super hero. The candidate chosen for this position will help craft and ground the protagonist's super hero origin story in Black history (past and/or present) and how she decided to defend/help Cuban citizens. An ideal candidate is interested in creative writing/screenwriting and is well-versed in histories of the African diaspora in the Americas. Small honorarium will be provided. Interested individuals please contact: info@americasmediainitiative.org

 

Careers In Arts, Culture & Entertainment Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Students will secure an internship or JAM opportunity and then apply for the grant. Students will submit a proposal that explains how this opportunity will enhance career goals in Journalism, Arts or Media, a resume, appropriate work samples if applicable: (journalism clips, portfolio work, artwork, conceptual outline, photographs, MP3s, etc.); contact information and a letter outlining proof of consent and a work agreement from the internship supervisor or arts mentor.​ It should also include the dollar amount being requested. Students may not receive more than $1,500 during the academic year. Applications must be submitted through Handshake; applications submitted via email will not be accepted. More information at https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3853874/share_preview.

 

Careers In Journalism & Creative Writing Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Students will secure an internship or JAM opportunity and then apply for the grant. Students will submit a proposal that explains how this opportunity will enhance career goals in Journalism, Arts or Media, a resume, appropriate work samples if applicable: (journalism clips, portfolio work, artwork, conceptual outline, photographs, MP3s, etc.); contact information and a letter outlining proof of consent and a work agreement from the internship supervisor or arts mentor.​ It should also include the dollar amount being requested. Students may not receive more than $1,500 during the academic year. Applications must be submitted through Handshake; applications submitted via email will not be accepted. More information at https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3853853/share_preview

 

Fire Escape Films

Deadline: Rolling

Join Fire Escape Films in creating short films for local Chicago Public Schools! We are looking for any writers, actors, and crew members interested in developing and producing short educational videos to promote reading during the pandemic. No traditional experience in film is required. We hope to form a diverse coalition of students helping to encourage extracurricular learning while elementary students continue remote learning. Production is set to begin in the coming weeks, so contact us ASAP. For additional details/sign-up, contact Addison Wood at wawood@uchicago.edu

 

University of Chicago Online Certificate in Editing

Deadline: Rolling

In the Online Certificate in Editing, students learn foundational editing skills and discuss new trends and technologies to help prepare for a career in the publishing industry. The University of Chicago is home to the Chicago Manual of Style, an authoritative resource used widely in the publishing industry. Learn The Chicago Manual of Style from the university that invented it. Online Certificate in Editing.

 

University of Chicago Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications

Deadline: Rolling

The Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications is designed for individuals who want to launch their marketing career or refresh it with new skills. Courses provide essential training across a range of marketing disciplines including: marketing planning, brand development, advertising, digital marketing, market research, social media, and public relations. Professionals in the program engage in thinking and practices rooted in  marketing results. Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated

 

Fulbright Information Sessions

Date: Ongoing

Open to 3rd and 4th year students applying for a Fulbright Award. Fulbright funds a post-graduate year abroad in which students conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or assist in teaching English. Through their research, study, or teaching, Fulbright recipients serve as cultural ambassadors for the United States abroad. This opportunity presents UChicago College students with a chance to gain invaluable international experience and entrance into a truly global alumni community. Registration is now open for the 2021 Fulbright information sessions, which will take place in the first week of Winter Quarter.

RSVP: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/information-sessions-workshops-and-series

 

Virtual Practice Interviews

Date: Ongoing

Students can now schedule virtual practice interviews directly in Handshake! For more information click here - https://careeradvancement.uchicago.edu/virtual-library/practice-interview-program

 

Inside the Newsroom: Job and Internship Board

Date: Ongoing

UChicago discount code: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/uniofchicago. More information available here: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/about 

 

TAPS Initiative - Puppet Making Care Package

Date: Ongoing

TAPS welcomes students back to campus with a care package to make art that feeds the creative impulse in the comfort of your new space.  Students can request a puppet-making kit by filling out this FORM.

 

TAPS Initiative - Virtual Dance Lab

Date: Ongoing

TAPS partners with resident company Lucky Plush Productions to provide daily online dance and movement classes to University students, faculty, staff, and beyond. There are classes for all levels of experience! Check out the schedule here. University Students, Faculty and Staff: Free with code VDLUC