Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Funding Opportunities at UCLA

Clark Short-Term Fellowships
Fellowship support is available to scholars with research projects that require work in any area of the Clark's collections. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or have equivalent academic experience. Awards are for periods of one to three months in residence.
Stipend: $2,500 per month in residence.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011

ASECS/Clark Fellowships
Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Clark Library are available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members in good standing of ASECS. Awards are for one month of residency.
Stipend: $2,500 for one month in residence.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011

Kanner Fellowship in British Studies
This three-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture. The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.
Stipend: $7,500 for three months in residence.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship
Sponsored jointly by the Clark and the Huntington Libraries, this two-month fellowship provides support for bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or have appropriate research experience.
Stipend: $5,000 for two months in residence.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011

Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships

This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center's yearlong core programs.

The core program for year 2011-2012:

Rivalry and Rhetoric in the Early Modern Mediterranean
directed by Clark Professor Barbara Fuchs (UCLA)

The program, which is based at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, invites applications from humanities scholars whose research interests relate to the representation of empire and imperial rivalry in the early modern Mediterranean. The field of Mediterranean studies has grown tremendously in recent years, with rich investigations both within the national disciplines and in a comparative framework, placing empires side by side. This series will focus on the imbrication and entanglement of the various actors in the early modern Mediterranean (the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires, Portugal, Morocco, France, England, Venice, and so forth). How is imperial competition managed in different genres? How do literary and cultural productions render the alterity and the attraction of the cultures encountered? Rivalry and Rhetoric will feature three symposia that take us from the broadest problems of representation to a case study-early modern England-for which the "Mediterranean turn" has radically changed the field.

"Envisioning Empire in the Old World," the first and broadest meeting, will consider problems of visual, material, and textual representation of contact zones and encounters among the Mediterranean empires. Topics include: Spain in Italy, Spain on the Ottomans, versions of Lepanto, North African Borderlands, travel writing, captive's tales, merchants and ambassadors, citational and textual traditions, lingua franca and the problems of communication, and contested spaces on the page and the stage.

"Black Legends and Domestic Dissent" explores the intersections between the discourses that discredit Spain or the Ottomans as imperial actors and the contestation of orthodoxy in the domestic sphere. How is anti-Spanish sentiment used across Europe, and how does it enable local or national forms of resistance? How do conceptions of the Ottomans intersect with or influence conceptions of Spain? What is the role of race in the black legends? Conference sessions will focus on different iterations of black legends across Europe and the Americas, as well as on their interpenetration.

"Imagining the Mediterranean in Early Modern England" explores how England engages the Mediterranean as conceptual space, and how this engagement intersects with those of other European nations. What role does the representation of Mediterranean empire serve in thinking through England's own expansion? How is the threat of the Mediterranean negotiated in various genres? How has the canon of early modern English writing changed in response to the Mediterranean turn of recent years? Topics include: the geography of revenge tragedy, Iberian tragedies, Shakespeare's Mediterranean, Machiavellianism on stage, Spanish plots and plotting Spaniards, translation and appropriation.

Scholars will need to have received their doctorates in the last six years, (no earlier than July 1, 2005 and no later than September 30, 2011). Scholars whose research pertains to the announced theme are eligible to apply. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center's workshops and seminars. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark.

Stipend: $37,740 for the three-quarter period together with paid medical benefits for scholar.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011

2011 Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

2011 Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

The Udall Foundation invites applications for the 2011 Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship. We hope that you will post or distribute the attached application materials to qualified Ph.D. students.

The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The application deadline is February 24, 2011.

For additional information about the Dissertation Fellowship, including eligibility, program conditions, and biographies of recent fellows, please visit our website at

Eligible fields of study include geography; marine sciences; environmental anthropology; political science; economics; environmental science, policy and management; ecology; environmental justice; regional planning; natural resource policy; environmental analysis and design, and many more. While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation is also seeking to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.

If you have questions about the Udall Fellowship Program, please contact Jane Curlin, Senior Program Manager, at or by phone at 520.901.8565.

NIAID Research Opportunities

NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the second largest Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.

Candidates who are a college-level senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.

During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute's Maryland and Montana laboratories. The program takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 7–10, 2011. Students' expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.

Friday, September 24, 2010

2011-2012 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011-2012 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program competition, with a January 24, 2011 deadline. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.

Program Overview

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer about 50 grants annually, but only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last three competitions, 15, 20 and 35 grants have been awarded.

We are looking for at least 150 qualified applications this year, so all students who are even thinking of this type of option are encouraged to apply.

Awards have included research in heart blood flow, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects occur worldwide, including the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and many more.

Types of Grants

The Whitaker International Program has two categories

· Fellows - Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.

· Scholars - Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.

Website & Online Application

The online application is now open with a January 24, 2011 deadline. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.

Whitaker Program On-line Forum

A new Whitaker on-line forum has been created for applicants to interact with former grantees and ask them questions about grant projects, tips on the application, securing host affiliations, and the general grant experience. Additionally, the forum has answers to many Frequently Asked Questions on the Whitaker Program.

Publicity Materials

Please feel free to circulate this email to your colleagues or students who you think would be a good fit for the program. Program brochures are available upon request

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Whitaker International Program.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Sabeen Altaf
Program Officer
Science and Technology Programs
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
T: +1 212.984.5442
F: +1 212.984.5325

Presidential Management Fellowship

Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session

UW Seattle campus - Thurs, 9/30, 4:30-6:00, Smith 120
UW Bothell campus - Thurs, 9/30, 5:30-6:30, UW1-103

Are you interested in a great job after finishing grad school? One that comes with a salary of $48,000 to $69,000, possible student loan repayment of up to $60,000, extensive training, a great network of mentors, and excellent health and retirement benefits?

Then consider applying for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) - a special, paid, 2-year fellowship program in the federal government, which is open exclusively to students finishing a graduate program between 9/1/2010 and 8/31/2011.

Come learn about the required application materials, assessments, deadlines, opportunities, and the short-term and long-term benefits associated with being a Presidential Management Fellow. Also, hear from agencies who hire fellows and from individuals who recently secured or completed PMF positions (UW-Seattle session only).

No registration required.

Learn more about PMF at -