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January 21 2013

Fellowship at Worker Institute

New Fellowship opportunity now available for Fall 2013

Lowell Turner

The Worker Institute at Cornell is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity for students applying for a Masters of Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR) at Cornell University’s ILR School. The Eleanor Emerson Fellowship is intended to provide financial support for one full year including tuition, stipend and health benefits, for one incoming MILR student in the Collective Representation (CR) or International and Comparative Labor (ICL) concentration.

The recipient of the award will have the opportunity to work closely with resident and extension faculty on research and other projects at the Worker Institute. Potential areas of research will be based on the Institute’s six initiative groups—International Collective Action; Equity at Work; Labor, Environment and Sustainable Development; Precarious Workers; Public Sector; and Strategic Leadership.

All students applying for an MILR with a concentration in Collective Representation or International and Comparative Labor will be considered for the fellowship. The recipient must demonstrate a strong interest in labor, social movements and/or NGOs in his/her statement of purpose, previous employment and/or extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.  The recipient will also demonstrate strong academic ability as evidenced in undergraduate and graduate transcripts, strong GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. The recipient will be chosen by the director of Graduate Studies and the co-directors of the Worker Institute and will work on Worker Institute projects under the guidance of the co-directors.

Learn more about the MILR's Collective Representation and International and Comparative Labor Concentrations.