Thursday, December 23, 2010

National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program

National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program

On behalf of the National Park Service, the University of Washington College of the Environment will be accepting applications for the 2011 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program. (The online application system is expected to be available after December 27, 2010.)

The goals of this student fellowship program are to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase the use of scientific knowledge to further resource management in parks. Awards will be made in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per fellowship for research to be undertaken in calendar years 2011-12. Projects may consist of exploratory research that could lead to a larger project funded by other sources but must result in tangible outcomes that are aimed at informing resource decisions. Applications are encouraged for research in any area relevant to the natural and cultural resources of units of the National Park System. Examples include projects addressing vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation strategies; public perceptions and values; and impacts to natural resources, cultural landscapes, and ethnographic resources.

Eligibility: An individual graduate student or a team of graduate students who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university may apply. Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens are eligible. NPS employees are not eligible to apply.

Requirements: Proposed research should be conducted on or around National Park lands and must be relevant to NPS resource management needs. Upon completion of the fellowship, students are required to provide a summary report of their results and one or more educational products or publications to help facilitate information transfer beyond the scientific audience. Deliverables may include a presentation to the site manager, public seminar, or non-technical article. Housing may be available within the park where research will be conducted. Requests for housing will be made as part of the application process and must be arranged through the park after the fellowship has been awarded and well in advance of the project start date.

The deadline for submission is February 4, 2011. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions by April 22, 2011. Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance and technical soundness of the proposed research; feasibility of the proposed study; qualifications of the student; and the clarity and completeness of the proposal. Research projects are to begin in the summer of 2011 and may be completed in one or two field seasons (summers of 2011 and 2012). Awardees will submit either a progress report or a final report by September 2011. Final reports for projects conducted over two field seasons will be due by September 30, 2012.

Questions? Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered, please contact us at

NASA Opportunities

NASA Academy 2011 Application and FAA Design Competition for Universities for the 2010 – 2011

1.) Subject: NASA Academy 2011 Application

The 2011 NASA Academy Application is now open!

The Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group
activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curriculum balances
direct contact with science and engineering R&D with an awareness of the
managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by aerospace
professionals. Included are seminars, informal discussions, evening
lectures, supervised research, visits to other NASA Centers and facilities,
group project/s, tours, posters/presentations, and assessment. Additionally,
most weekends are filled with group activities, team building and off-site
trips. One free weekend is scheduled.

The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a
rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge you. The academy is a
space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and
collaborations with aerospace industry and academia, with very little down
time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget.

The Academies have separate focus areas of leadership (NASA Academy),
robotics, space and planetary science, and propulsion.

The deadline is January 18, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

You may access it at

This application serves the following programs:

- The NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
- The NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
- The NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
- The NASA Aeronautics Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
- The NASA Aeronautics Academy at Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA)
- The NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy at Goddard Space Flight
(Greenbelt, MD)
- The NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center
(Huntsville, AL)
- The NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville,

For information about other NASA opportunities, including the traditional
NASA Academy at Goddard Space Flight Center, please visit

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email
Johnny Erickson at

Best wishes,

NASA Academy Alumni Association
Aaron Olson

LARSS Intern
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 230
Hampton, VA 23681

Building 1293-B, Room 209
Phone: (757) 864-9702
Structural Dynamics Branch
Expandable Space Structures
Badger X-Loft Team

2.) We are pleased that the FAA is continuing to offer a Design Competition
for Universities for the 2010 – 2011 academic year! The Competition has
added new design categories.

The Competition guidelines and many resources are posted at the Competition


The broad challenge categories of Airport Operations and Maintenance,
Runway Safety/Runway Incursions, Airport Environmental Interactions and
Airport Management and Planning embrace many engineering, science,
information technology, psychology and management disciplines. The
Competition is again open to individual and student teams at U.S. colleges
and universities (both undergraduate and graduate) working under the
mentorship of a faculty advisor. Winners can earn cash awards and first
place winners have the opportunity and travel funds to present their design
at a national aviation event summer 2011. A notice of
intent is strongly encouraged.

We hope you will participate in the Competition and make colleagues and students
aware of this as well. An electronic flyer is attached for your convenience in sharing
with your membership.

Please feel free to contact me or Debbie Ross ( if you have
any questions.


Mary Sandy
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200
Hampton, Virginia 23666
757 766-5210

Chris Carter
Deputy Director
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC)
600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200
Hampton, Va. 23666
(757) 766-5210
(757) 766-5205 (fax)

2011 CALA Scholarships

2011 CALA Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 30, 2011

Online Application URL:

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University. The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2011 CALA Scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
The C.C. Seetoo Conference Travel Scholarship
This scholarship awards $500 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the CALA Annual Program. The recipient is required to attend the above conference.
The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA)
The scholarship awards $200 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
These Scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above. One application and reference package will be sufficient. For more information, please visit the CALA website at where you will find guidelines, application forms, and other information.

Please submit all the documents online at

The application deadline is 12 mid-night Central Time March 30, 2011. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 31, 2011, and the awards will be presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2011 ALA annual conference.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Digital Research Summer Institute

Digital Research Summer Institute
Designing, Composing, and Evaluating Digital Scholarship
Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
Fridays, 9am-4 pm, June 24 to July 22, 2011
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Call for Participants

Intended for UW faculty, staff, and graduate students, the 2011 Digital Research Summer Institute is an intensive effort to foster sustainable digital scholarship and interoperable communities of digital practice at the University of Washington. The Institute focuses on the production of networked, multimodal scholarship that re-imagines the very forms and functions of research, peer review, and scholarly communication in the humanities. Framed this way, digital scholarship may entail anything from a web-based exhibit or visualization to a digital dissertation, hybrid monograph, or electronic journal article.

Through workshops, critiques, presentations, demos, and seminar meetings, participants will have an opportunity to gain competencies in:

* Reviewing digital scholarship, platforms, and tools,
* Authoring accessible online content,
* Determining deposit plans for storing digital projects,
* Designing and testing scholarship with affordances distinct from print,
* Articulating interfaces with research methodologies, and
* Blending technical practices with critical theory.

The Institute will run June 24-July 22, with five weekly meetings (Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), composed of workshops and seminar-style discussions. On their own schedules, participants will communicate across projects and work together in between meetings. Participants are asked to commit to the Institute as a whole, attending all five sessions.

Applicants should currently be involved in the development of a digital project: those projects at nascent or intermediate stages will benefit most. Previous experience in designing or composing digital scholarship will not be assumed. Possible lines of inquiry include, but are certainly not limited to:

* Using locative media approaches to political economy, empire, globalization, or geopolitics,

* Composing video, audio, and other dynamic media to critique or expand print, Visualizing patterns in humanities datasets,

* Mapping systemic issues related to race, gender, sexuality, or class,

* Developing community-based or participatory digital collections,

* Constructing non-sequential histories of new media and material culture, and

* Integrating technologies into humanities pedagogy or the scholarship of teaching.

Collaborative projects involving interdisciplinary teams (not to exceed five applicants per team) are especially welcome. Projects augmenting existing humanities platforms and tools (e.g., by using them in novel ways or contributing plugins) are also welcome.

Applications (from individuals or teams) should consist of a:

* Project description (not to exceed 500 words), including methodology and interventions in relevant field(s),
* Statement (not to exceed 250 words) on why the project is-or needs to be-digital, including platforms or tools involved,
* CV (2-5 pages) for each applicant, and
* OPTIONAL: Any URLs, media, or data related to the project.

Submit all materials no later than Wednesday, March 30, 2011, as follows:

1) BUNDLE all application materials and SAVE them as a single PDF file.
2) NAME that document as "[Your last name]_application.pdf" or "[Your project name]_application.pdf".
3) UPLOAD your PDF file to the Catalyst Collect It dropbox at:
4) COMPLETE the online application form at:

If the size of your media or data exceeds twenty-five megabytes (MB), then by the March 30 deadline please either: (1) submit them on a labeled CD or DVD to the Simpson Center (206 Communications) or (2) upload them to a file hosting service (or web server) and include the URL in your application.

Award: All participants will be named Institute fellows: graduate student participants will receive $500 stipends for their participation. Notifications will be sent by Friday, April 22.

Institute Director: Jentery Sayers (PhD Candidate, English), whose experiences in digital scholarship include publishing in the electronic journal Kairos (for which is he also a member of the editorial board), contributing essays to two forthcoming collections from Computers and Composition Digital Press (Utah State University Press), serving on the steering committee for HASTAC, and developing a hybrid dissertation (i.e., part print, part digital) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the electronic journal Vectors. Contact:

Anticipated workshop and seminar facilitators:

* Ann Lally, UW Libraries
* Lisa Fusco, iSchool
* John Vallier, UW Libraries
* Stacy Waters, DXArts
* Sasha Welland, Anthropology and Women Studies
* Mark Zachry, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Miriam Bartha
Associate Director
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Box 353710
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3710
Ph: 206.543.3920

Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship

The Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowships Funding Ph.D. Dissertation Research


IAF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries. Proficiency in the language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required.

Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information on the following topics:
· Organizations promoting grassroots development among the poor;
· the financial sustainability and independence of such organizations;
· trends affecting historically excluded groups such as African descendants, indigenous peoples, women and others;
· transnational development;
· the role of corporate social responsibility in grassroots development;
· the impact of globalization on grassroots development;
· the impact of grassroots development activities on the quality of life of the poor.

The Fellowship includes:
· round-trip international transportation to the research site;
· a research allowance of up to $3,000;
· a monthly stipend of $1,500 for up to 12 months;
· emergency health insurance;
· expenses related to required attendance at a mid-year conference.

For more information on this exceptional grant opportunity, including application instructions and additional information on the deadline, visit For more information on the IAF, visit

Monday, December 13, 2010

Scan Design Foundation Fellowship Opportunities

The Scan|Design Foundation sponsors University of Washington graduates and advanced undergraduates to study in Denmark during Fall or Spring Semester 2011-12, or the academic year 2011-12.

The fellowships support students taking courses in English or Danish at distinguished Danish educational institutions for UW credit. All fields of study are considered.

Language Requirements: Most instruction conducted in English. Scholarship recipients
are encouraged to complete at least DANISH 101 (day or evening section) prior to

Deadline: January 14, 2011 | Application Form Online
Contact: Anni Fuller,, Scandinavian Studies, 318 Raitt Hall

Monday, December 6, 2010

Immigration and Activities Assistant

UW International Educational Outreach is looking for a student Immigration and Activities Assistant. The primary unit to be served is the English Language Programs, assisting and reporting to the Student Services and Immigration Advisors. We are a busy office, serving over 600 international students per quarter. We’re looking for someone who: has an interest in working with international students; is able to work both independently and as part of a team; and is able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please e-mail or fax your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson by 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2010.
E-mail: dinajo! Fax #: (206) 685-9572

Position responsibilities:
• Help plan and implement student activities and events; independently serve as contact and facilitator for events
• Help plan and assist at orientations and other ceremonies
• Reserve event/reception space
• Coordinate up-dates and distribution of student newsletter “Essential News”
• Update all student contact information changes with registration office and in immigration database
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of international student immigration files
• Maintain e-mail correspondence with students
• General administrative support, including: making copies, files, printing file labels, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence, information packets, certificates, data compilation, data entry
• Assist the Student Services and Immigration Advisors as needed

Dates: Start as soon as possible; continue at ! least 1 year
Hours: Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, sp! read over four or five days a week
During breaks could be 40 hours/week (full-time)
Rate: $10.00 per hour

Position qualifications and requirements:
• An outgoing personality and a strong interest in student services
• Able to think on feet, ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up
• Event planning experience
• Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
• Interest in cross-cultural communication
• Highly developed organizational skills
• Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Fluent English speaker
• Citizen or Resident Immigrant of the U.S. Required for working with government immigration database
• Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copying machines in a business setting
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
• Able! to follow directions and clarify procedures, perform tasks with accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks assigned
• Work on occasional evenings or weekends to lead student activities
• Currently enrolled as a UW student
• Possess valid drivers license and good driving record

Fellowships in Egypt, 2011-2012

American Research Center in Egypt, Fellowships in Egypt, 2011-2012

ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from 3-12 months, depending on the funding source.

The following funding sources are available for the 2011-2012 academic year:

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Funds 6-7 fellowships available to predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure, and to postdoctoral scholars. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center. Term: 3-12 months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities
Funds 2-4 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and non-degree seeking professionals. The Scholar-in-Residence is normally an NEH-funded fellow. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Term: 4-12 months.

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund
The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund provides the McHugh Award, a special grant of $600 given to a pre-doctoral ARCE Fellow to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory. Term: Concurrent with an ECA award.

Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Coptic Studies

U.S. State Department ECA fellowships are available for a period ranging from 3-12 months. A minimum of 4 months is required for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships; the Getty Research Exchange fellowship is for one month. All fellowships must take place between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.

ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of
accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only.

Please visit the Fellowship Application Instructions page and the Fellowship Application Forms page to view instructions and download all materials.

Application materials for 2011-2012 are now available. All application materials are available on-line and should be submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2011, 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Accompanying materials that cannot be submitted electronically for any reason must be postmarked no later than 11:59 pm EST, January 15, 2011. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Teaching Fellowship

I am writing to announce the sixth year of a fellowship opportunity for UW
doctoral students and to ask for your help in publicizing it. The Graduate
School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) and Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell are collaborating
to offer a teaching fellowship for 4-6 doctoral students who have been
advanced to candidacy and are interested in the theory and practice of
interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Fellows in the Project of Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) work closely with
faculty mentors in IAS, participate in a day-long workshop focused on
interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy, teach
one interdisciplinary course each quarter on the Bothell campus in an area
related to their teaching and research interests, and engage in quarterly
workshops with the other graduate students and faculty mentors in the cohort.
Further teaching opportunities during the 2012-2013 academic year may also
become available.

Fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student
Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an
additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and
quarterly workshops. For more information about eligibility and application
procedures and the program itself, please go to the PIP website:
. Or, feel free to contact the
co-directors of PIP for 2010-2011: Bruce Burgett (
), David Goldstein (,
and Martha Groom ( ).

Bruce Burgett
Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Graduate Faculty, English, UW Seattle
Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way N.E.
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Office: 425-352-5350; VM: 425-352-5403; FAX: 425-352-5233

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Grant Us Space" Research Fellowship Opportunity

The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in partnership with NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program announces the opportunity for students attending colleges and universities affiliated with Space Grant consortia to conduct research in a unique reduced gravity environment.

The “Grant Us Space” opportunity will enable selected student teams the opportunity to propose, design and fabricate a reduced gravity experiment and subsequently test and evaluate their experiment aboard a microgravity aircraft, which flies about 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips to produce periods of micro and hyper gravity, ranging from 0 g’s to 2 g’s.

Students interested in testing an experiment in this unique environment need to submit their proposals by *_February 2, 2011_*.

Interested students should also submit a letter of intent by _January 12, 2011_. This step is optional, but serves as an introductory notice that a team plans to submit a proposal for the upcoming competition.

NASA will announce the selected teams _March 16, 2011_ to fly in _July
2011_. Once selected, teams may also invite a full-time, accredited
journalist to fly with them and document the team’s experiment and
experience. All applicants must be currently enrolled students, at
least 18-years-old and be U.S. citizens. Flyers that have participated
in the past NASA RG program will not be eligible to participate as a
flyer or alternate for this program.

A total of 14 flight teams will be selected. Selections will be made according to the following regional allocations:

_Number of teams per Space Grant Region_

· Western Region: 5

· Southeast Region: 3

· Great Mid-Western Region: 2

· Mid-Atlantic Region: 2

· Northeast Region: 2

This opportunity is a flight week exclusively for students attending colleges and universities of Space Grant consortia. This opportunity provides the usual flight week benefits of NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program (; however, only Space Grant-associated student teams may be selected. Student teams will still need to secure funding for their experiment, travel and per diem, and other expenses outlined in the attached FAQ, Question #8.

Consortia are strongly encouraged to seek participation by minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and institutions that have not previously flown. In order to expand the number of students participating in student-led flight activities, no student flyers that have participated in the past NASA Reduced Gravity program will be eligible to participate as a flyer or alternate for this program.

With this program, NASA continues its tradition of investing in the nation’s education programs. It is directly tied the Agency's major education goal of strengthening NASA and the nation's future workforce.

For more information about the Reduced Gravity Education Flight
Program and instructions on submitting a proposal, see the attached

If you have any questions, Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program
personnel can be contacted at,

*Open Proposal Process: *November 17, 2010*
Letters of Intent (Optional) Due:* January 12, 2011
*Proposals Due:* February 2, 2011
*Announcement of Selected Teams:* March 16, 2011
*Test Equipment Data Package Due: *May 25, 2011
*Flight Week at NASA JSC: *July 7-16, 2011
*Final Reports Due: *September 7, 2011

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships

To view this announcement in your browser, go to:

To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2011.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States, and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships must participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. The spring workshop will be held in Monterey, California, from June 2-5, 2011, and the fall workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from September 15-18, 2011. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops.



Jose Antonio Lucero – International Studies, University of Washington
Bret Gustafson – Anthropology, Washington University


Donna Gabaccia – History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Katharine Donato – Sociology, Vanderbilt University


Helga Leitner – Geography, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Ananya Roy – City and Regional Planning, UC-Berkeley


Caroline Jones – Art History, MIT
Peter Galison – History of Science, Harvard

2011 International Research Field:


Virginie Guiraudon – Political Science, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Lille) & Sciences-Po (Paris)
Rubén Hernández-León – Sociology, UCLA

The international field is open to six American students and six French students. The spring workshop for this field will be held at the Institut d’Études Avancées in Marseille, from June 10-14th, 2011.

For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program generally, along with links to the SSRC Online Application Portal, please visit our website:


Social Science Research Council | One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor | Brooklyn, NY | 11201 | (212)377-2700
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