NPCA to Host Graduate Research Conference for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
By Sarah Kana on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
“My third goal has become graduate school, thanks to a Peace Corps Fellowship I received from the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County to study for a Master’s degree in Public Policy there while working at Save the Children (US Programs) in Washington D.C. I served in the Peace Corps from 2006-2009 in Macedonia, where I was a TEFL Volunteer, organized an inaugural national English essay contest and teacher training and facilitated the rehabilitation of a school library with the help of two Rotary Clubs (one Macedonian, one Minnesotan).”
This year’s Peace Corps Connect gathering in Minneapolis is an academic opportunity for RPCVs in or recently finishing graduate or professional school to share, highlight and collaborate on research influenced directly or indirectly by their Peace Corps service.
Event: RPCV Graduate Research Conference “Bringing the World Home…to Grad School: Engaged Scholarship post-Peace Corps”
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm on June 30
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
Call for Presentations for the inaugural RPCV Graduate Research Conference.
Was your third goal graduate or professional school? Has your Peace Corps experience informed your research directly or indirectly? As part of the NPCA Annual Gathering the Peace Corps community invites you to present your research in oral or poster format to your peers and wider Peace Corps Community.
All academic disciplines and topics welcome. Please join us!
The goal of the first graduate research conference is to establish a community of learning among RPCVs who take up their Third Goal in the form of graduate or professional school. Our plan is to be fully inclusive of disciplines, topics, stages and styles of research and provide a constructive peer review format for providing feedback.
Registration & Abstract Submission Process
Register for Peace Corps Connect – Minneapolis 2012
Email the following information to Tara Trepanier Gill – Graduate Research Conference Coordinator at NPCA2012GRC@gmail.com by June 6, 2012:
- University & Graduation Year
- Department & Degree Program
- Peace Corps Country of Service & Years
- Type of Presentation (Oral/Poster)
- Abstract (~200 words)
- Contact Information