Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowships

The Turkish Cultural Foundation sponsors research on subjects related to the art and culture of Turkey, and to studies related to the preservation of Turkey’s artistic and cultural heritage. The TCF Fellowship Program’s mission is to recognize and assist students and researchers whose scholastic achievements reflect the commitment of the Turkish Cultural Foundation to research, document, preserve and promote Turkey’s cultural heritage.

Fellowships are open to scholars who are engaged in the research phase of doctoral studies and for scholars whose Ph.D. or equivalent professional training has been completed within the past 10 years.

Ten dissertation research grants and five post-doctoral fellowships are available each academic year to qualified applicants.
Amount Offered: USD 10,000 for PhD level fellowships and USD 15,000 for post-doctoral level fellowships.

• Fellowships are intended for those who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and are engaged in the research phase of the degree program leading to a dissertation, or have a Ph.D., or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment and publications.
• Fellowship recipients will be selected based on the proposed research project and its relevance to the TCF’s mission. Academic standing, scholastic achievement, publications, experience, and letters of reference will be weighed into the decision.
• Candidates should be fluent in English, although the dissertations or the publications published as a result of this fellowship do not have to be in that language. All applicants are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency.

March 1, 2010
For application form and detailed eligibility information, please visit:

Please direct inquiries by email to:

By mail to:
Turkish Cultural Foundation
Cumhuriyet Cad. Cumhuriyet Apt. 17/1 Taksim
Istanbul 34437 Turkey

EU Center Research Grants


The EU Center of Excellence provides funding resources for UW faculty and graduate students engaged in research related to the European Union and European integration. The centers are currently accepting proposals from UW faculty and graduate students for research conducted in spring and summer of 2010. The available awards and related application guidelines are as follows:

1. EU Center of Excellence Faculty Research Grants: The UW European Union Center of Excellence supports the academic study of the EU by providing research grants to UW faculty working on topics related to European integration. This year the center will provide one faculty grant up to a maximum of $5,000 to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring or summer of 2010. Applications are welcome from UW faculty in all disciplines as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the policies or institutions of the European Union. Funding for faculty research grants is made possible by the current EU Center of Excellence grant from the European Commission. Applicants for the EU Center of Excellence faculty research award should submit a brief (2-4 page) research proposal and budget. Applications should be submitted in hard or electronic copy by February 5, 2010 to receive full consideration.For further information, contact the EU Center at euc@u.washington.edu or 206-616-2415.

2. EU Center of Excellence Graduate Research Grants: The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to three UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $3,000 to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2010. Applications are welcome from UW graduate students in at all levels of research, as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the European Union. Funding for the graduate research grants is made possible by the EU Center of Excellence grant from the European Commission.

Applicants for EU Center of Excellence graduate research grants should send a brief (3-5 page) research proposal, a budget, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation from faculty. Applications must be received at the center in 120 Thomson Hall no later than February 19, 2010 in order to receive full consideration. For further information, contact the EU Center at euc@u.washington.edu or 206-616-2415.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, actives, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264/Fax, or dso@u.washington.edu

HHS Graduate Student Internship

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces a new internship program for graduate students and has extended its application deadline to February 5, 2010 to select up to 30 qualified students from schools of public, behavioral, and allied health.

The Graduate Student Internship is a program component of CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program. Interns receive a stipend of $15 per hour and work a 40 hour week for 48 weeks in state health agencies with mentor supervision. The internship provides hands-on experience and web-based training to improve their skills and knowledge of substance prevention practices.

To accommodate the full-time graduate student’s schedule, interns will have the option to develop a flexible work schedule and possibly telecommute to their State agencies. The flexible hours and telecommuting will be determined on a State-by-State basis, and will be left to the discretion of the State mentors.

The attached Program Announcement provides additional information. Program details and how to apply online can be found at http://www.seiservices.com/samhsa/csap

The Deadline for receiving applications is extended to February 5, 2010.

Astronaut Foundation Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is seeking student nominees from faculty members for its 2010-2011, $10,000 scholarship. Faculty should select an outstanding University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student in the science, technology, engineering,or math (STEM) disciplines.

Students must be highly motivated, focused on their scientific objectives, and possess intellectual daring.

*Students cannot apply directly for this award. We recommend that students take the initiative by downloading the scholarship application materials and meet with a faculty member for recommendation purposes.

Deadline: Receipt of the application to WA NASA Space Grant office:
March 12, 2010

Turn in applications at:
WA NASA Space Grant
attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson 141
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

Eligibility and Application process:

-Must be a United States citizen
-Must be identified and nominated by at least one faculty member who knows the student personally and well -Must be entering junior or senior year, or seeking a masters degree at the time the award begins

Nomination and more information may be downloaded from:

Accompanying the nomination form must be:

-Two nomination letters from faculty members. One must be from the nominating professor -A short statement of interest, activities, hobbies, and goals -An official transcript -Resume -Financial Summary Form -Proof of citizenship

*Faculty may request additional information by e-mailing Carlos Chavez - jcc5@u.washington.edu

Completed nominations should be submitted to the WA NASA Space Grant Office no later than March 12, 2010.
*Nominated students will be notified by April 1, 2010.

Questions should be directed to jcc5@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8919.

IMHE Post Graduate Fellowship

The Post-Graduate Fellowship is an intensive training program that provides
opportunities both for self-directed research and interdisciplinary
collaboration in health metrics. Strong candidates for this program have
graduate-level training in quantitative methodology from one of the
following areas: health policy, economics, mathematics, computer science,
statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, demography,
engineering, physics, medical sciences, or other related fields. The
Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) combines academic research, education and
training, and professional work with progressive, on-the-job training and
mentoring from an illustrious group of professors and researchers.

The purpose of the fellowship is to: Enhance skills in conducting in-depth,
methodological research on a variety of global health topics with mentoring
from faculty and researchers who are the leading minds in their fields.
Advance knowledge of quantitative analytical methodologies and their
application to global health. Develop understanding of the current global
health landscape and its challenges. Strengthen the ability to design and
implement research projects and mentor junior researchers. Prepare fellows
for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international
organizations, and foundations.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is a new organization at the
University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions
and health systems as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and
reforms. It uses cutting-edge techniques to tackle some of the most
difficult and critical questions in global health and find answers that will
become the foundation for better policies and, ultimately, better health.

IHME fellows work in one or two of six IHME focus areas: Generating
systematic estimates of health outcomes, including mortality, causes of
death, and the overall burden of disease; Measuring the coverage of specific
health interventions and estimating the quality of care; Tracking,
measuring, and analyzing donated funding for health and how it affects
national government health spending; Estimating the costs and effectiveness
of health service delivery platforms and interventions; Conducting impact
evaluations of policies, interventions, and programs and assessing health
system performance; Developing survey instruments and creating analytical
tools to harness the value of data from national and international health
information systems and from locally available sources.

Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops,
access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and
seminars. Fellows contribute directly to IHME's research agenda through
their involvement in work groups, development of new methods, and managing
and driving research projects to meet deliverables. Post-Graduate
Fellowships are appointed at IHME for one year, with the possibility of
renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement. The salary is $50,000. As
University of Washington employees, fellows are eligible for an insurance
benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental
insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. Please note that
there is no retirement package included with this appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for a Post-Graduate Fellowship, candidates
must have the following: A Ph.D. or MD. A strong quantitative background.
Advanced research experience, especially with data analysis and statistical

TO APPLY: Applications for the IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship are due
February 15 and must include: 1. A cover letter that includes: Your full
contact information (address, phone number, and email). The name,
affiliation, and full contact information of three references. Which of
IHME's areas of work you are most interested in. How you learned about the
program. 2. Your curriculum vitae or resume. 3. A personal statement
describing your interest in IHME and your professional and academic
interests and objectives. Personal statements should be between 750 and
1,000 words.

4. Three sealed letters of recommendation. 5. The educational transcript
from your highest degree attained. If your transcripts are not in English,
please also provide a listing of all coursework with grade and credit hour
information. 6. An English reprint of your most significant publication or
research paper. 7. Proof of proficiency in English for candidates whose
native language is not English. Candidates who have completed a degree
wholly in English can provide a copy of their degree.

All other candidates should send a copy of their scores on an approved
English language test, specifically: * The Princeton Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL): For the paper-based test, minimum overall score of
600, including a minimum score of 5.0 in the test of written English; for
the computer-based test, minimum overall score of 250, including a minimum
score of 5.0 in the test of written English; for the Internet-based test, a
minimum overall score of 100, including a minimum score of 24 in the test of
written English. * The British Council International English Language
Testing System (IELTS): A minimum score of 7.0 overall, including a minimum
score of 7.0 in the written component.

Applications can be mailed to: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation,
University of Washington, Attention: PGF Program, 2301 Fifth Ave., Suite
600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA, CVs/resumes and personal statements may be
emailed to pgf@healthmetricsandevaluation.org

Thursday, January 14, 2010

American Sociological Association - Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - American Sociological Association, Various Locations

The American Sociological Association invites applications for six two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships. This Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended for scholars who are interested in working on understanding the economic crisis and its social impacts on such areas as race and gender relations, employment, housing, education, health, culture, migration, and politics. In addition, research can focus on the social impacts of government and private efforts to address and regulate the crisis, including the sociology of finance and markets, organizational theory, and the sociology of law.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this fellowship program will fund one Postdoctoral fellow each at the following six universities:

* Cornell University
* Harvard University
* Princeton University
* Stanford University
* University of California-Berkeley
* University of Wisconsin-Madison

Complete job description and application instructions are available here. (http://www.asanet.org/funding/Postdoctoral_Fellowship.cfm)

Deadline: February 12, 2010

Newton International Fellowship

Newton International Fellowship - Various Institutions, United Kingdom

The next round of the Newton International Fellowship scheme is open for applications as of 14 December 2009. The scheme, run by The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, aims to attract the world’s best postdoctoral researchers to UK Universities for two years. The Fellowships are open to non-British postdoctoral researchers.

The Fellowships cover the broad range of natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities and are open to early-stage postdoctoral researchers who do not hold UK citizenship and are working outside the UK. Fifty Fellowships are available per round and successful candidates will receive an annual subsistence of £24,000, up to £8,000 for research expenses, and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation.

Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year for ten years, to help develop lasting international networks with the UK.

Applications are invited for Fellowships starting in January 2011. The deadline for applications is 8 February 2010.

For more information go here. (http://www.newtonfellowships.org/)

Royalty Research Funding

Members of the UW Research Community:

This is to announce the Spring 2010 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF). Proposals are due on Monday, March 1, by 5:00 PM.

As initiated last round, the RRF proposal submission and review process is electronic - all proposals must be submitted using SAGE (System to Administer Grants Electronically). Briefly, the RRF application consists of an eGC1 (electronic Grant and Contracts Form 1, created online in SAGE), the proposal documents, and the suggested reviewers memo. The proposal documents are gathered into a single PDF file and attached electronically to the eGC1. The completed application is then routed electronically to all of the individuals that need to approve the proposal (Chairs, Directors and Deans). It is then automatically routed to RRF staff who review the proposal for adherence to instructions/program rules. The suggested reviewers memo is submitted separately to a special email account; this completes the submission process.

In our ongoing efforts to improve service, the RRF program continues to evolve and there are changes to the rules and/or application instructions each round. Therefore, please advise your faculty and staff that it is essential that applicants thoroughly read and carefully follow all instructions each round. Proposals that do not adhere to the guidelines will be returned for immediate correction and resubmission if time permits; otherwise, they will not be considered eligible for funding. Additionally, it is the applicants’ responsibility to find out how much lead time is required by each unit which needs to approve their proposal, through the Dean’s level. We strongly encourage all applicants to monitor the progress of their application throughout the approval process. Applications not fully approved by the RRF deadline will not be accepted – no exceptions.

Attached, please find a more extensive cover letter. The RRF application instructions, including specific directions for completing the eGC1, are currently available at the Office of Research web site located at:


Please don’t hesitate to contact the RRF administrative staff if you have questions about the program; new applicants should contact Peter Wilsnack, doogieh@uw.edu, (685-9316) and existing awardees should contact Barbara Thompson, bthompso@uw.edu, (616-9089). Questions about SAGE and the eGC1 should be directed to the SAGE help desk, sagehelp@uw.edu, (685-8335).

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study

Application Deadline is February 5, 2010.

For summer 2010, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and fellowships for approximately 15 advanced students and scholars for participation in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level.

The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply.

The application form and procedures are accessible on the web at http://www.princeton.edu/~turkish/ARIT'10.html or via the ARIT language program webpage at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.htm.

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship is Upon Us!

Such a wonderful opportunity - be sure to apply.


The Bonderman Travel Fellowship program offers graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs) and undergraduate students in the University Honors Program and in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend an information session on one of the following dates:

* Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Honors Multipurpose Room (MGH 206)
* Monday, January 11, 2010 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Honors Multipurpose Room (MGH 206)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mazamas Research Funding Request for Proposals

Mazamas Research Grant Funding is Available
Request for Proposals

The Mazamas, a 3,000 member Oregon mountaineering organization headquartered in Portland OR, is soliciting research grant proposals from scientists and their graduate students. Our organization supports research projects in keeping with the purposes of the Mazamas, including the investigation of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.

The Committee evaluates each proposal and awards grants to selected applicants in the spring of each year. Grants range from $500 to as much as $3,500 from a total amount available this year of approximately $11,500. The Publications Committee may edit and publish the final report of each grantee’s research in the Mazamas Annual Journal.

The Research Committee must receive grant applications by the deadlines listed on the web link below (late Jan or early Feb 2010, depending on the type of grant).

To see our grant application procedure and for additional information, please see this link:

This link will also show you the grants we have awarded in the past several years.
For more information, please contact the Mazamas Research Committee:
Email: mazama.research@mazamas.org
Web: www.mazamas.org

Mazamas Research Committee
527 SE 43rd Avenue
Portland OR 97215
Phone: 503 227 2345

CHID Teaching Assistant Applications


For graduate students who might be interested in TAing for CHID during the 2010-11 academic year. (We will not be hiring additional TAs for Winter or Spring 2010.) We have changed the application from a paper one to an electronic one that can be found here:


Applicants will need to upload a copy of their CV (PDFs are preferred, but Word documents are acceptable, too) and unofficial transcript (MyUW can generate a PDF of this) and provide the names and contact information of two references. We may contact references for further information about the applicant. We also may contact the applicant for additional information. This application requires that applicants have a UW NetID. If an applicant does not have a UW NetID, they should contact me via email at apeloff@uw.edu.

In general, CHID is able to hire very few new TAs for our classes. When we do hire people, we are rarely able to offer them more than one or two quarters of funding.

The deadline for this application is February 26, 2010.