Monday, January 31, 2011

CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 11, 2011

The Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship, offered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), supports dissertation research in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Eligibility Requirements:
*Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master's thesis research is not eligible)
*Complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research for it as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2011, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than April 1, 2011
*Plan to do dissertation research with original source material at the Library of Congress
*Write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible).
*An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad even if operated by a U.S. institution.
*Proposed research must be conducted on-site at the Library of Congress for the entire duration of the fellowship.

For a full description and application procedures, visit:

Council on Library and Information Resources
1752 N Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grant Writing Workshop

This workshop is hosted by the Center for Social Science Computation and Research at UW. For more information, see

Grant-Writing--The Writing Part
This hour is about writing your grant proposal. There are tremendous resources at the UW and our region for finding grantors, but not so much of the actual nuts and bolts of writing a proposal. I'll show you the parts of a grant, how to flaunt your research, and how to transfer your vision to the written page.
Instructor: Dixielynn Gleason
Date: Tuesday, February 8
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Place: Savery 121

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

DEADLINE: January 28, 2011

Brief description from the Social Science Research Council web page:
"The DPDF is s organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals.The program offers training within different interdisciplinary fields of study under the leadership of pairs of tenured senior faculty, who define the fields and serve as research directors for groups of 12 graduate students."

For more information, visit:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program.

Deadline: January 28th, 2011

Description from SSRC's webpage:
"The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program assists graduate students in preparing dissertation and funding proposals for research that will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences. We sponsor training workshops and summer research on fields that are selected through annual competitions. Pairs of senior faculty propose the fields and design the spring and fall training workshops. Students apply to participate in the workshops and carry out related summer research. Now in its fifth year, the program annually offers training in five fields to 60 graduate students. For a second year in a row, the 2011 fellowship will offer an international research field, which will pair six U.S.-based graduate students with six students pursuing PhDs in French universities."

For more information, visit:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship deadline is quickly approaching on February 4, 2011. The Foundation is awarding two Fellowships of $25,000 to support advanced doctoral candidates whose research contributes to the understanding of the educational experiences and pathways of high-achieving, low-income students.

Please note that although the dissertation topic concerns education and human potential, graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines. Although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be US citizens.

Links to the application requirements and guidelines are posted on our website. Recipients will be notified in May 2011. Please visit our website for more information about the Fellowship. Questions can be directed to or via phone at 703-723-8000

Barbara Schmertz, Ph.D.
Program Manager
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Project of Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) Teaching Fellowship

Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation
2011-2012 Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: January 24, 2011

The Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for a diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4 to 6 University of Washington doctoral candidates to develop their teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts and sciences. Project fellows will work closely with faculty mentors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and create teaching portfolios that include evidence of their hands-on experience with various theories and practices of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Prior to the start of autumn quarter, PIP fellows will participate with their faculty mentors in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy. During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters, each fellow will teach one interdisciplinary course (totaling three) in an area related to his or her teaching and research interests, while engaging in quarterly workshops with the other students in the cohort and continuing to work closely with mentors. Further teaching opportunities during the 2012-2013 academic year may also become available.

Award Project 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.

Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program at the time of appointment (September 2011) and have at least one year of teaching experience. We encourage applications from any doctoral student with a serious interest in interdisciplinary pedagogy and research. We also strongly encourage applicants with an interest in the theory and practice of community-based learning and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply:
Please email the following application materials as MS Word or PDF files (please no zip files) to by 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2011.
1) Cover letter of no more than 500 words outlining your pedagogical experience and research interests, and how they prepare you for teaching in the IAS program. Please include your name, mailing address, primary telephone, email address, department or program, date of advancement to doctoral candidacy, and advisor’s name in the top right corner of your letter.
2) A detailed proposal or syllabus for an interdisciplinary course you have taught or would like to teach.
3) Curriculum Vitae.
4) One letter of support from a UW faculty member familiar with your pedagogy and research. This letter may be written by your advisor, but does not need to be. This letter should be emailed directly to by the recommender with your name in the subject line.

Finalists will be interviewed on campus, with notification of acceptance by March 4, 2011.

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 (

Monday, January 10, 2011

2011-12 International Research or Study Graduate Fellowships


For 2011-12 the Graduate School will award Chester Fritz and Boeing International one-quarter fellowships to support international study or research abroad by UW graduate students. These grants are available to fund research and/or study periods of three months, corresponding to regular UW quarter dates. Fellowships include a monthly stipend for the three months, equivalent to the rate of a Predoc Teaching Associate II, currently $1761 per month, and include paid health insurance and UW state tuition. No extra money is included for airfare.

In allocating these awards, PRIORITY will be given to applications with the following:
1. documentation of the relationship between the proposed study/research and the applicant's academic program, and
2. evidence of appropriate language competence, and
3. documentation of the relevance of the university or locale to the planned research, and evidence of affiliation if required to carry out the proposed project, and
4. an indication that the international experience is new, e.g, students returning to their home country or frequent visitors to the proposed site will have lower priority.

Students who have already received a Graduate School Pembroke Award, a Graduate School Fritz, or Western Europe Travel Grant are ineligible to receive an International Research/Study Award.

Graduate students enrolled in fee-based programs through Educational Outreach are not eligible.

For more information and the application form, please go to:
Questions can be directed to the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards:, 206.543.7152.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Web Computing Specialist -- Position Reposted


Req #:


Appointing Department Web Address:

Job Location:
Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail:
120 Mary Gates Hall

Posting Date:

Closing Info:
Open Until Filled

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

*For priority consideration, please apply by January 11, 2011.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Center for Experiential Learning (EXP), a unit of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has an outstanding opportunity for a 75-100% WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST to join a dynamic staff committed to enhancing undergraduate learning through its seven programs—the Carlson Leadership & Public Center, Global Opportunities, Jumpstart, Pipeline Project, Mary Gates Endowment for Students, Office of Merit Scholarships & Awards, and the Undergraduate Research Program.

The WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST is responsible for maintaining and developing new features for an office-wide online WEB application called EXP-Online created to enhance EXP program offerings, evaluation, and accessiblity. This tool, built on top of the Ruby on Rails framework, is used by all members of the EXP staff—as well as students, faculty, staff, and community partners—and the WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST is responsible for the architecture, design, planning, implementation, and testing of all aspects of the system.

Examples of the system’s capabilities include online forms for submitting scholarship applications and managing application processes, reading and scoring applications, adding and editing service learning/tutoring positions, managing events, looking up student records, writing and sharing queries and reports, and tracking student participation in EXP programs.

The WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST will work independently as the lead technical person in EXP and in close collaboration with EXP program staff and Undergraduate Academic Affairs technical staff.

Detailed Responsibilities:
Continue to develop, test, implement, maintain and improve EXP-Online and other complex computer-based and/or online programs/database applications in multi-user environments as needed to enhance and improve EXP programs.

Project Managemement
Initiate and manage all phases of planning, developing, maintaining, and updating systems and applications.

System and Process Analysis
Perform systems analysis and program design tasks in determining computer system specifications, developing systems and operational procedures, and developing data models.

Programming and Implementation
Translate detailed logic flow descriptions into coded computer program instructions and database structures. Define and carry out custom extractions from UW Student Database and other sources, including implementation of UW WEB Services, and import information from legacy internal databases. Work with Undergraduate Academic Affairs technical staff in moving existing applications to new operating environments as needed. Devise data verification methods and standard system operation procedures. Consult with and provide technical assistance and training to users.

Write system design specifications, process flow descriptions, user interface layouts, and technical specifications. Write and maintain documentation of programs/applications/operational procedures.

Maintain and modify existing programs/applications and related operations such as user interface or report requirements. Support legacy databases until data and processes are migrated to EXP-Online. Work collaboratively with program staff to revise user interface and program features based on user feedback. Provide routine WEBsite upgrades and maintenance as needed for EXP programs.

Consult with EXP program staff on technical hardware and software issues; provide advice and assistance as needed. Perform related duties as required.
May be required to work outside of regular hours to handle system emergencies.

Supervisory responsibilities

This position requires understanding the urgent nature of maintaining information systems that impact service delivery to the UW and local community. This includes the ability to anticipate system needs and effectively act upon staff and program needs.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and one year of related experience. Demonstrated proficiency and experience in developing complex computer-based and online programs/applications and databases, designing relational databases and system documentation.

Experience with some or all of the following:
1) Using the Ruby on Rails framework and the Ruby programming language;
2) Designing user-interfaces based on the MVC architecture pattern;
3) HTML, SQL, JavaScript, XML, AJAX, Subversion

Excellent communication skills and experience working within a team environment.
The WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST should be a self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently.

This position requires the ability to interact with a diverse community of professional and student staff. The WEB COMPUTING SPECIALIST must enjoy working in a student-centered academic services environment.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Experience as a lead programmer and project manager.

Condition of Employment:
This position is an important staff member of the Center for Experiential Learning. It is temporarily located in shared office space in the Dean's office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs until May, 2011, when the entire Center will be relocated in a newly remodeled space on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall where the position will have a private office space.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or

FLAS Fellowships -- Deadline: Jan. 18, 2011

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages and each Center has specific priorities. See the links above for more information about the process. All applications are due on January 18th, 2011.

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. The following languages, classified by Center, are approved by the U.S. Department of Education for FLAS fellowships at UW. Note: undergraduates cannot apply to study French, German, or Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact

FLAS Languages and Other Fellowships

Canada Center: French or Other (Canadian First Nations, M├ętis, or Inuit languages - special approval needed)

East Asia Center: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Gordon C. Culp and China Recruitment Fellowships, Japan Studies Fellowships, Sochon Fellowship (Korean), Korean Exchange Grant, and George W. Long Fellowships (Korean)

Center for Global Studies: Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Kazakh, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Vietnamese

Middle East Center: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish

Russia, East Europe, Central Asia (Ellison Center): Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Kazakh, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Tajik, Uyghur (Uighur), Uzbek, Titus Ellison Fellowship, Gordon C. Culp Fellowship, and Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowships

South Asia Center: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, and Frank F. Conlon Fellowship

Southeast Asia Center: Burmese, Filipino/Tagalog, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese,

Center for West European Studies: Danish, Estonian, Finnish , French, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowshi

Deadline 11 January 2011

Join the community of the country's top computational scientists and engineers.
Fellows in the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program are using high performance computing to better understand fundamental properties of the world and universe around us, and to solve complex problems in areas of national importance, such as climate change and sustainable energy sources.

The tremendous benefits and opportunities these students receive have a lasting impact on their lives.

For details and applications materials, visit:

Bonderman Travel Fellowships

The Bonderman Travel Fellowships

Deadline: 31 January 2011, noon

The Bonderman Travel Fellowships are created through a gift from David Bonderman, who earned his undergraduate degree in Russian from the University of Washington in 1963. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he received a Sheldon Fellowship that allowed him to travel internationally, an experience that a profound impact on his life. Now a successful investment advisor, Mr. Bonderman provides opportunities to current UW students for similarly transformative travel experiences.

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.

Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Because Bonderman Fellowships are intended to foster independence, Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a program, organization, or formal study at a foreign university. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar, consequently, family heritage proposals (i.e. for travel to countries of origin) will not be considered. For similar reasons, in most cases proposals for travel in Western Europe and Australia and New Zealand will be less competitive.

In the selection of Bonderman Fellows we seek to identify students who demonstrate integrity, the capacity for vision and leadership, and potential for humane and effective participation in the global community. A candidate should demonstrate initiative, commitment, and creativity. The selection criteria are holistic and will consider the student’s experience as well as curiosity and seriousness of purpose.

In your proposal please discuss why you want to undertake extended solo travel and how you think the experience will affect you. Consider what prepares you to undertake such a journey, challenges that you anticipate, and the impact your travels may have on the people and places you visit.

At the time of submission of your application, you must be an enrolled student in good standing in a graduate or professional degree program or a junior or a senior in good standing in the University Honors Program (either College or Departmental) or in the UW Tacoma Global Honors Program. Applicants must hold US citizenship or permanent residence status to be eligible. A committee of past Bonderman Fellows, faculty, and staff will review applications. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview, with final awards announced during spring quarter 2010.

Each Bonderman Fellow will receive a $20,000 award for travel. By accepting the award Fellows must commit to travel independently for eight or more months, exploring six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Fellows selected in this round will embark on their journeys between June 2011 and June 30, 2012. Students who propose to travel beginning later than June 2012 must apply in the 2012 round.

Information sessions will be held to learn more about this extraordinary opportunity.
Due to space limitations you must register for a session on Catalyst at:

Friday, January 14, 2011 from 12:30-2:20 p.m. in Paccar Hall, room 291
Please see the links below to access the letter of invitation, guidelines and application materials.

For more information, visit:

Application on Catalyst at:


WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011.

The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who
show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space
technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's
Office of the Chief Technologist, the fellowships' goal is to provide
the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and
technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness.
NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space
technology research today while building the skills necessary to
become future technological leaders.

"Our Space Technology Graduate Fellowships will help create the pool
of highly skilled workers needed for NASA's and our nation's
technological future, motivating many of the country's best young
minds into educational programs and careers in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics," said NASA Chief Technologist Bobby
Braun at the agency's Headquarters in Washington. "This fellowship
program is coupled to a larger, national research and development
effort in science and technology that will lead to new products and
services, new business and industries, and high-quality, sustainable
jobs. Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding young researchers
and technologists positioned to take on NASA's grand challenges and
turn these goals and missions into reality."

The deadline for submitting fellowship proposals is Feb. 23.
Information on the fellowships, including how to submit applications,
is available at:

To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist and the
crosscutting space technology areas of interest to NASA, visit: