The Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship is meant to encourage graduate students in languages, literatures, and related fields to pursue transformative experiences by exploring research and learning opportunities beyond their immediate community. Through this opportunity, the Modern Language Association will provide PhD students in MLA-related disciplines awards up to $2,000 to support travel and research in support of work that aligns with any of the following three areas:
- Travel and research taking place more than 200 miles from the fellow’s university or formative home (city/country) toward the generation of a publishable peer-edited journal essay or other publishable outcomes.
- Research or scholarly activities related to the completion of a dissertation and degree that requires travel of more than 200 miles from the fellow’s university or formative home (city/country).
- Transformative experiential-learning exposure toward a potential career outside academia, such as positions with public humanities agencies, research and consulting firms, nonprofits of all sorts, and in various kinds of community-based or commercial enterprises that draw upon the skill set of a PhD in the humanities.