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Ambassador James R. Jones Graduate Fellowship

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Amb. James R. Jones

The Ambassador James R. Jones Graduate Fellowship was established to assist with the archival digitization efforts of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center’s Congressional and Political Collections.

Ambassador Jones served as Appointments Secretary (Chief of Staff) to President Lyndon Johnson, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973-1987 and was appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997.

The Jones Graduate Fellow will be a .50 GRAs in the Carl Albert Center while completing their graduate degree in their home department. The Graduate Fellow will learn valuable research and archival management skills, metadata development, content migration strategies, and long-term preservation techniques. Fellows will have practical, hands-on opportunities with various archival materials including manuscript, photographs, and moving image/sound content. This unique position allows a robust learning experience and offers one-on-one instruction for in-depth skill development. The fellowship will begin in Fall 2022.

The Award

The Ambassador James R. Jones Graduate Fellowship includes:

  • A $16,000 stipend payable over nine months (Aug. 16 - May 16)
  • Up to $3,000 per year for travel and research funds
  • A tuition waiver if graduate program is eligible
  • A subsidy for the basic student health insurance plan
  • Fellowship is renewable annually

Eligibility

Eligible applicants for the fellowship must:

  • Be a full-time regularly enrolled graduate student at the University of Oklahoma
  • Be eligible for a Qualified Graduate Assistantship

Application and Selection Process

Students who wish to apply for the award should submit a resume/CV as well as a one-page essay detailing their interests in political history and best practices in digital archival studies. Students from all academic areas are encouraged to apply.

Please email documents Katherine McRae. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1 on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Contact the Carl Albert Center at (405) 325-6372 or carlalbertcenter@ou.edu for additional information.