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Center for European Studies PRE-Dissertation Research Fellowships (due 19 Jan 2015)

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships in European Studies

The Application Period for the 2015 Fellowship Competition is open!

The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2015 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities.

CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe.  The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.  Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions.  Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research.

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Types of Fellowships:

The Council offers three kinds of Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships:

  1. General European Studies Fellowship for research in any aspect of European Studies (funded by CES)
  2. Anthropology of Europe Fellowship for anthropological research (funded by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe and CES)
  3. Harriman-CES Fellowship for Columbia graduate students studying any aspect of Central and Eastern European Studies (funded by the Harriman Institute and CES)

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium; *
  • possess any language skills required to carry out the proposed research;
  • have completed the majority of doctoral coursework;
  • have not yet begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.

* Please note that those students applying for the Harriman-CES Fellowship must be graduate students at Columbia University. All other fellowships are open to students from all member universities.

Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible.  Students whose universities are not currently members of the CES consortium are welcome to apply; every effort will be made to enroll the institution, thereby establishing eligibility.  If your university is not currently a member, begin your fellowship application as soon as possible to start the process of enrolling your institution.

Deadlines:

Application period opens October 1, 2014.  Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 19, 2015. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by May 2015.

http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

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American Research Institute of the South Caucasus Grad, Postdoc and Junior Scholar Fellowships (due 23 December 2014)

ARISC Junior Research Fellowship

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior scholar fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Research awards will be made for a maximum of $5000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus; an additional $500 may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program. For ARISC grant purposes, mentoring is understood to involve integrating a local scholar into a research project in a fundamental way that involves cultivating skills and knowledge of methods that will contribute to the professional development of the local scholar. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Tuesday, December 23, 2014, to info “at” arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info “at” arisc.org. All information must be received by Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

For the application form and the full call, please visit http://arisc.org/?page_id=70

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Center for the Study of the Middle East Website Design Internship (paid)

CSME is Now Hiring!

Center for the Study of the Middle East is looking to fill one hourly paid position, Website Design Intern, and one volunteer position, Volunteer PR/Social Media Intern. Please see below links or visit iub.edu/~csme for additional details and how to apply. Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email submission.

Website Design Intern

Volunteer PR/Social Media Intern

All questions should be directed to csme@indiana.edu.

Center for the Study of the Middle East
1105 East Atwater Ave
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
812-855-4221
csme@indiana.edu

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Call for Collins LLC Course Proposals (SAA Appointments) DUE 15 October

Call for Course Proposals! Collins Living-Learning Center

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Dear departmental chairs/faculty/staff and program directors:

Collins is accepting course proposals for fall 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students (and faculty) to explore teaching a topic that is of interest to them and possibly related to their area of research/study. More information about the proposal process can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

In addition to the usual seminars offered under the CLLC heading (and generally taught by graduates students), Collins would also like to invite interested faculty to experiment with new offerings at Collins. These courses will be offered under the faculty member’s own department course heading, but be held at Collins and follow the usual Collins format (21 maximum students and satisfying the Collins freshman and sophomore residency requirement).

Please share the attached pdf file with advanced graduate students and faculty in your department. This can also be printed as a flier to place within your department or academic program.

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, September 26 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet members of our Board of Educational Programming.

If you have questions, please contact Collins’ director Carl Ipsen at cipsen@indiana.edu.

Sincerely,

Yara Cluver

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Yara Clüver
Associate Director
Collins Living-Learning Center
Indiana University
541 N. Woodlawn Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47406

Phone: 812-855-7354
Fax: 812-855-5158

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Webcast: Introduction to Funding at IU

This presentation gives an introduction to graduate funding at IU including opportunities, strategies, and tips. 
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SAA Opening: Evaluating & Improving Financial Literacy among Graduate Students (CLOSES 28 AUG)

Application Deadline: August 28, 2014

SAA Start Date: September 1, 2014

University Human Resources is seeking a Graduate Assistant to conduct a one year research and analysis project related to evaluating and improving the level of financial literacy of IU’s graduate students.

This project is funded by the TIAA-CREF Institute and the target audience would be approximately 8,000 graduate students across Indiana University.  Suggested research will involve measuring and analyzing financial literacy results from education as well as the impact of framing the concept of lifetime savings for a sample of the group. This project may include a cross-disciplinary approach with TIAA-CREF Institute fellows from other Institutions including Ohio State University.

Successful candidates will have previous project management experience; possess strong organizational skills; and have previous experience with databases such as Excel or Access. Applicants should have previous survey experience (prefer experience with Qualtrics survey tool); understanding of basic research design experience; and currently pursuing a graduate degree at Indiana University. The expectation is that this position will work 15-20 hours per week; remuneration includes a $1,167 monthly stipend and health insurance. This position reports to the University Director, Retirement Program Services.

Questions may be directed to Kati Hahn at UHR: retplans@iu.edu or 812-856-5191. Please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for 3 references to: retplans@iu.edu.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (various October/November deadlines by field)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590) http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14590/nsf14590.pdf GRFP is also soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter: Dear Colleague Letter – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Invitation for Reviewers (NSF 14-107) http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14107/nsf14107.pdf CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information or be otherwise protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.

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CAHI Dissertation of MFA Thesis Research Travel Awards (due 5 SEPT 2014)

DISSERTATION OR MFA THESIS RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARDS

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University) who has completed all course work, been advanced to candidacy, and who is at work on the dissertation. MFA students must be within one year of completing their thesis work. Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

Requirements and Criteria

Applications must consist of:

  • a short vita;
  • a short research statement, outlining the research to be done, and the necessity of the travel (no more than 750 words);
  • a budget outlining expected costs;
  • a letter of support from a faculty advisor;
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account.

Materials should be sent in electronic form to cahi@indiana.edu. Letters of support can come separately, if that is desired, but should also be sent to cahi@indiana.edu.

Awards may be up to $2000.

Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014

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CAHI Graduate Conference Travel Awards (due 5 SEPT 2014)

GRADUATE CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARDS

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. or MFA student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University) may apply. Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

Requirements and Criteria

Applications must consist of:

  • a short vita;
  • documentation that the student has had a paper accepted for the conference;
  • a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) of the paper to be given;
  • a letter of support, from a faculty advisor or the departmental DGS;
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account.

Materials should be sent in electronic form to cahi@indiana.edu. Letters of support can come separately, if that is desired, but should also be sent to cahi@indiana.edu.

Awards may be up to $1000.

Recipients must wait an academic year before reapplying.

Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014

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IU President’s Diversity Scholars Program Application (DUE 26 Sept 2014)

The University Graduate School is pleased to announce the President’s Diversity Doctoral Scholars Program at Indiana University

More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. However, the percentages of college and university faculty who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups are only small fractions of the total. Nationwide, approximately five percent of faculty are African-American, roughly three percent are Hispanic and about one percent are Native American. Indiana University and the Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program are working to change this.

The President’s Diversity Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) goal is to prepare more minority Ph.D. students who seek careers as college faculty. DSP provides multiple layers of support including career counseling, job postings, counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and early career support for pre-candidacy doctoral students. Ph.D. students who: apply to, are selected for, and accept the DSP Doctoral Award will receive an invitation to attend the institute up to three years, whereas Ph.D. students who: apply to, are selected for and accept the DSP Dissertation Award will be invited to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for one year.

To apply, complete the attached application by the September 26, 2014 deadline.

 

Presidents Diversity Doctoral Scholars Program Application Form

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