Cultural Center Undergraduate Fellows Fall 2019

Call for Applications:  Cultural Center Undergraduate Fellows


The University of Massachusetts Amherst has four Cultural Centers integral to the sense of belonging of students of color.  Last year fellows engaged in archival research on the origins of each cultural center.  In this second iteration, fellows will continue to expand on that research by identifying a timeline of events and pursue unanswered questions. 

This project seeks to equip interested undergraduate students with the skills to research primary and secondary sources of information and analyze data.  Fellows receive guidance to produce a written report and visual installation for the cultural center object of their research. 

One fellow will be selected for each cultural center through application process.  Each fellow will receive $100 at the start of their project and $400 after completion of project in the spring semester.

Interested undergraduate students should forward resume and maximum two page letter addressing the questions below to by February 1, 2019.

  • What do cultural centers contribute to the campus?
  • What role does your culture play in your daily life?
  • What do you expect to gain from engaging in this process?
  • What is the legacy you want to leave with cultural center stakeholders?
  • Please rank cultural centers in order of preference:

□ Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

□ Latinx Cultural Center

□ Malcolm X Cultural Center

□ Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center


What happens after I submit my application?

Applicants will be invited to interview with selection committee and four fellows will be identified to start their research project under the guidance of the CMASS Director.  Fellows should expect to dedicate 3-4 hours per week to this project throughout the spring semester. 

For additional questions about Cultural Center Undergraduate Fellows call 413.545.2517.