Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions
Hosted by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Graduate School


This meeting for University of Washington undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and alumni will cover the basics of the program and applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program provides for study, independent research, or English Teaching Assistantship opportunities overseas.

Anyone who is considering applying for a Fulbright Fellowship is encouraged to attend an information session. Please register at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305

Information sessions will be held on:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:30-4:00 pm, Miller Hall room 301
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00 pm, Miller Hall room 301
Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30 pm, Paccar Hall room 291

Information about the Fulbright Program can be found at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Upcoming Deadlines in April

Social Sciences and Social Professions Dissertation Fellowship

Social Sciences and Social Professions Dissertation Fellowships--one-quarter fellowships support doctoral dissertation research in the fields of social sciences and social professions.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011; 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Ph.D. candidate who will complete the degree during the next academic year. Requires departmental nomination. Information on website: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/dissertation/index.shtml.

For information and applications: Must be nominated by the department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. For more information please email Fellowships and Awards Office at gradappt@uw.edu or call 206-543-7152.

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John C. Flanagan Graduate Student Fellowship

The John C. Flanagan Graduate Student Fellowship - For UW graduate students at the dissertation stage.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011; 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Must have PhD candidate status prior to nomination and must anticipate completion of the degree by the end of academic year. Nominations are made by departments.

For information and applications: Information available at the Flanagan information page at http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/flanagan/index.shtml. Questions should be addressed to the Office of Fellowships and Awards at gradappt@u.washington.edu.

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Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has overcome a disadvantaged background, compiled a sterling academic record, been endorsed by key professors, and demonstrated promise of emerging as an environmental leader.

Deadline: to be announced, usually the first week in April

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants will be:

Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies;
Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.
For information and applications: Information is available at http://www.bullitt.org/bullitt-environmental-fellowship/

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Arts and Humanities Doctoral Dissertation Support Fellowships

Arts and Humanities one-quarter fellowships support doctoral dissertation research in the fields of arts and humanities.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011, 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Ph.D. candidate who will complete the degree during the next academic year. Requires departmental nomination. Information on website at http://grad.washington.edu/students/fa/dissertation/index.shtml

For information and applications: Must be nominated by the department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. For more information please email Fellowships and Awards Office at gradappt@uw.edu or call 206-543-7152.

Monday, March 21, 2011

National Research Council's Research Associateship Programs

Call for Applications: 2011 Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Research Associateship Programs

Next Deadline: May 01, 2011

History and Objectives
The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954. Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories. A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields.

The objectives of the Research Associateship Programs are (1) to provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice that are compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratories and (2) to, thereby, contribute to the overall efforts of the laboratories. For recent doctoral graduates, the Research Associateship Programs provide an opportunity for concentrated research in association with selected members of the permanent professional laboratory staff. For established scientists and engineers, the Research Associateship Programs afford an opportunity for research without the interruptions and distracting assignments of permanent career positions.

Participating laboratories receive a stimulus to their programs by the presence of bright, highly motivated, recent doctoral graduates and by senior investigators with established records of research productivity. New ideas, techniques, and approaches to problems contribute to the overall research climate of the laboratories. Indirectly, Associateships also make available to the broader scientific and engineering communities the excellent and often unique research facilities that exist in the sponsoring laboratories.

For complete information, visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050491

Please direct application inquiries to the Research Associateship Programs at rap@nas.edu or by phone at (202) 334-2760.

2012-2013 Fulbright Program

The 2012-2013 competition for awards under the Fulbright Program is open.

The deadline for applying is August 1, 2011.

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

For complete information, visit: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

Overview
The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant was founded to aid doctoral students researching topics relevant to aging and later-life learning. This $5,000 grant honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, PhD, former Board Member and Professor Emerita at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Road Scholar is the new program name of Elderhostel, Inc.
We encourage graduate students whose doctoral research focuses on topics relevant to Road Scholar or later-life learning to apply. This is the fifth year Road Scholar is offering the grant.

Grant Specifications
This $5,000 grant may be used in any way that aids the recipient in either the completion or publication of their research and dissertation results. Previous recipients have used the grant to publish her dissertation research and results.
The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners and other leaders in the field of later-life learning. Please check out the list of previous selection committee members in the yellow box to the right.

Eligibility
Applicants must be:
• A graduate student already conducting their doctoral research.
• A doctoral candidate in any field where their research will have a significant impact on the field of later-life learning (education, psychology, gerontology, social work or a related discipline).

Contact Us
Should you have any questions concerning the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant, please feel free to email grants@elderhostel.org.

For more information and to access the application form, visit: http://www.roadscholar.org/grants/

John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship

American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline: April 1, 2011

This fellowship, named in honor of a distinguished member of the APS, is designed to support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university who is conducting dissertation research. There are two special features to this fellowship. First, the objective of the fellowship is to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color in core fields in the arts and sciences, by supporting the Ph.D. projects of minority students of great promise (particularly African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans) as well as other talented students who have a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities and enlarging minority representation in academia. Second, the fellow is expected to spend a significant amount of time in residence at the APS Library and therefore all applicants should be pursuing dissertation topics in which the holdings of the library are especially strong, such as quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, computer development, the history of genetics and eugenics, the history of medicine, Early American political and cultural history, natural history in the 18th and 19th centuries, the development of cultural anthropology, or American Indian linguistics and culture.

Candidates must have completed all course work and examinations preliminary to the doctoral dissertation and be prepared to devote full time for 12 months - with no teaching obligations - to research on their dissertation projects or the writing of their dissertations.

The stipend for this fellowship is $25,000 for a 12-month period, plus $5,000 to support the cost of residency in Philadelphia, for a total award of $30,000. The fellow will be expected to spend a minimum of three months in Philadelphia, in residence at the APS Library with full encouragement to conduct research at other libraries and archives in and around the city. Attractive office space will be provided for the fellow. The 12-month period is flexible. The fellowship may be held in conjunction with other stipendiary awards but may not be combined with payments for teaching or administration. Fellowships are taxable income, but the APS is not required to report payments. It is recommended that the recipient discuss reporting obligations with his or her tax advisor.

Contact Information
Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator
American Philosophical Society
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia PA 19106-3386
LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/johnhopefranklin

REFORMA Scholarship Program for 2011

REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking

Deadline: Midnight April 1, 2011

For more information and to access the application, see: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=47&contentid=47

Who should apply?
Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for its scholarships. Must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement.
Since 1971, REFORMA has supported the active recruitment of bilingual and bicultural librarians to meet the information needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The REFORMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in Library and Information Science.

Title of Award : REFORMA Scholarship
REFORMA has established a scholarship to be awarded annually for the academic year, commencing in the Fall. The award is announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference and is granted for graduate study in the field of Library and Information Science.

Amount
$1,500 maximum. Number of scholarships and amount varies from year to year.

Eligibility
Open to students who qualify for graduate study in Library and Information Science who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.

Qualifications
Applicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship and the potential for high academic standing. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community. The recipients must display character and leadership, which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional.

**NOTE: Before scholarship funds are disbursed, recipient must be accepted to an accredited library school and provide proof of enrollment.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit the following:

Completed application (Word or PDF)
*Official copy of most recent college transcripts (photocopies will not be accepted)
*Current resume accompanied by a cover letter
*Two letters of reference from professors, employers, librarians or other professionals (excluding family) who are well acquainted with the applicant's educational background, intellectual abilities, and personal character.

Additional Information
Award recipients will be notified prior to the awarding of the scholarships. They will also be announced on the REFORMA Online Forum before the ALA Annual Conference in June. The REFORMA Scholarship MUST be used within the academic year following notification of the award, and the recipient must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program. Students who have been awarded a scholarship but do not use it during the year for which it was awarded, must return the award and re-apply for the following year or later.

Reply to:
Ramona F. Grijalva, Chair
REFORMA Scholarship Committee
408 W. Ohio Street
Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: 520-741-1762
email: ramonagrijalva@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. AIIS especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens).

Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org.

For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu. Web site: www.indiastudies.org. Application deadline is July 1, 2011.

Monday, March 14, 2011

WREI Congressional Fellows on Women and Public Policy

WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses.

Established in 1980, the WREI Fellowship program is designed to:
*encourage more effective participation by women in the formulation of policy options
*promote activities that encourage the translation of research into policy
*raise awareness that national and international issues concerning women are interdependent
*foster better understanding of how policies affect women and men differently
*gain greater appreciation of the fact that issues often defined as "women's issues" are really of equal importance to men.

Fellowship applications for 2012 are now open!

Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as their demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They are expected to be articulate, adaptable and to have strong writing skills. Only students who are currently in, or have recently completed, a graduate or professional-degree program at an accredited institution in the United States are eligible.
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To learn more about the program, qualifications and conditions, explore the WREI fellowship FAQ here. For reference, you may download the WREI 2012 information and application package here. The 2012 WREI Fellowship brochure is coming soon.

Applications must be received at WREI no later than May 20, 2011 via regular mail or by e-mail to wrei@wrei.org.

http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm

The Congressional Fellowship Program
Suite 200
714 G Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Master's in Social Work Scholarship

Deadline: Mach 31, 2011

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community. Scholarship recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients.

The scholarship is a memorial to Verne LaMarr Lyons, a social worker and NASW national staff member who died in 1989, while waiting for a heart transplant. Lyons committed his life to increasing awareness of pernicious health concerns affecting African Americans such as insufficient prenatal care, infant mortality, AIDS, cirrhosis, and general life expectancy.

For more information, go to: http://www.naswfoundation.org/lyons.asp

NTS-Asia Research Fellowship

The Consortium of NTS-Asia through the support of the Ford Foundation invites applications for the NTS-Asia Research Fellowship. To commence in July, this three-month research fellowship programme offers successful applicants an opportunity to work on a wide range of NTS issues in Asia. Three fellowship positions are available this year and each fellowship comes with a stipend of US$8,000 (all inclusive* for the duration of the fellowship). Young scholars are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates can choose to conduct their research at any of the 19 NTS-Asia member institutes. Member institutes are listed below:
Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APCR2P), University of Queensland, Australia
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Bangladesh
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Bangladesh
Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney, Australia
Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), India
Centre of Asian Studies (CAS), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI) Korea University, South Korea
Institute for Human Security, Latrobe University, Australia Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS), The Philippines
Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (IAPS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China
Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Vietnam
Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka
RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
WorldFish Center, Malaysia
Institute for Asian Human Community Network (AHC), Waseda University, Japan
Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), Foundation for Universal Responsibility, India
NTS-Asia research fellows are expected to produce at least one publishable research paper – in the form of a journal article, monograph or working paper - at the end of the fellowship period. All interested applicants should submit their applications via email by Friday, 15 April 2011, with the following information:

A research proposal of about 2,000 words which should include a statement on the aims and objectives of the project, the time frame for the project, the NTS-Asia institution of choice, and reasons why it is the most suitable institution for such research, and output. Information on his/her expertise in relation to the research that is to be carried out.
Two recommendation letters, including one from the applicant’s organisation.
A curriculum vitae and a copy of his/her highest level of education reached.

All interested applicants should submit proposals via email to: Ms Cheryl Lim, Senior Programme Officer at the NTS-Asia Secretariat and the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at ischeryllim@ntu.edu.sg.

Link to original advertisement http://t.co/6qjpjI2

Ms Cheryl Lim
Senior Programme Officer at the NTS-Asia Secretariat and the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Email: ischeryllim@ntu.edu.sg
Visit the website at http://www.rsis.edu.sg/nts

Coalition for Western Women's History -- Irene Ledesma Prize

The Coalition for Western Women's History (CWWH) is accepting applications for the 13th Annual Irene Ledesma Prize.

The $1,000 prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the American West. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and members of the CWWH. The prize honors the memory of Irene Ledesma whose contributions to Chicana and working-class history were ended by her untimely death in 1997. The prize will be awarded at the Western History Association Conference in October.

See the CWWH website at http://www.westernwomenshistory.org/ for directions on how to apply for this graduate student prize. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2011.

Melody M. Miyamoto
Collin College
2200 W. University Dr.
McKinney, TX 75070
Ph. (972)548-6685
Email: mmiyamoto@collin.edu

UMass Amherst Libraries announce W.E.B. Du Bois fellowships

The UMass Amherst Libraries will offer short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the Du Bois Library. Full-time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD) are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. For more information: http://bit.ly/dubois_fellowship.

Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois’s scholarship and activism. This includes the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures.

In addition to the Du Bois Papers, the UMass Amherst Libraries house over three million volumes and a rich suite of electronic resources to support advanced research in the humanities. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to SCUA’s collections are available online at http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/.

Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include the potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship; its fit with Du Boisian themes; the need for the use of SCUA’s collections; and a letter of support. The application will consist of a brief (up to three pages) description of the research project, a curriculum vitae, and the letter of support. At the end of their consecutive four-week residency, fellows will deliver a public talk on their research.

For more information, contact Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives, at rscox@library.umass.edu, or (413) 545-6842.

Robert S. Cox
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-6842
Email: rscox@library.umass.edu
Visit the website at http://bit.ly/dubois_fellowship.

Rare Book Cataloging Project Internship

Stratford Hall is seeking a qualified summer intern to assemble information for the retrospective conversion catalog of the on-site library's 2,800 rare book titles. The project involves handling rare books, matching books to their accession records and other related tasks. Applicants should have an interest in books, familiarity with library organization, attention to detail, not be allergic to dust and mold, and be able to climb a library ladder. The internship includes a $1,000 stipend for a full-time ten-week period. Free housing on site is provided. Interested applicants should send a cover letter stating reasons for applying, plus a resume and three contact references. Applications are due April 8, 2011. Send application to Cataloging Project, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA 22558 or via email to Judy Hynson jshynson@stratfordhall.org. All applicants will receive a reply.

Judy Hynson
Stratford Hall
duPont Library
(804)493-8038 ext 8572
(804)493-8006
Email: jshynson@stratfordhall.org
Visit the website at http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/internships.php

Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

Elderhostel is accepting applications for the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. This grant is open to U.S. and international students whose doctoral research focuses on lifelong and/or later-life learning. Elderhostel is the new program name of Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning.


Updated Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2011

Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

For further information, including requirements and the online application, please visit: www.roadscholar.org/grants.

Elderhostel invites applications from doctoral candidates researching lifelong or later-life learning for the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a student in various disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging and social work. Because the selection committee requires an abstract and description of your current research, you must already be engaged in your dissertation research. International graduate students welcome to apply.

The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2011. Please be sure to have all application material submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time, including your CV/resume, 2-3 page abstract and at least one of your recommendations.

The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners and other leaders in the field of lifelong learning. The recipient will be announced in July 2011

Elderhostel, founded in 1975, is a not-for-profit organization providing educational opportunities through travel for older adults across the United States and in 90 countries around the world. The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant was created to support future leaders in the field of lifelong learning. Road Scholar is the program name of Elderhostel, Inc. To find our more about Elderhostel and its Road Scholar programs as it may be helpful to your grant application, please see www.roadscholar.org.

Should you have any questions about the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Grant, please email grants@elderhostel.org or call (617) 457-5529.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship in Library Science

Sponsor: Southeastern Library Association

Deadline: May 01, 2011

The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit beginning professional librarians who possess potential for leadership and commitment to service in libraries in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia). The scholarship provides financial assistance towards completion of the graduate degree in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (TALA).

he recipient of the scholarship must:
1. Be completing the senior year of an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution
2. Be accepted as a student in a degree program accredited by the American Library Association
3. Be ready to begin the program of study no later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded
4. Indicate the intention to complete degree requirements within three years
5. Maintain a B grade point average throughout the program and submit grade reports at the end of each term
6. Agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a school, public or academic library in the southeastern United States. If, after graduation, the recipient does not work for one year in a school, public or academic library in the Southeastern United States, the recipient must pay back the amount of the scholarship, including interest. Repayment must be made within a two year period.

Other considerations being equal, residents of Liberty County, Georgia, or Southeastern Georgia will be given preference.

http://sela.jsu.edu/about/scholarships.htm

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship

Location: United States
Fellowship Date: 2011-05-15
Date Submitted: 2011-02-22
Announcement ID: 183306
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183306

ANNOUNCING THE CHRISTINE DOWNING DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP
The Downing Fellowship will be awarded to one student a year from any accredited graduate level institution who is entering the second year of her or his dissertation in the fields of depth psychology and mythology. Once awarded, the winning student must use the collections at OPUS for a significant amount of her or his dissertation research. The archival collections available for research at OPUS include Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, Jane and Joseph Wheelwright, Christine Downing, Marion Woodman, Adolf Guggenb├╝hl-Craig, and Katie Sanford. Visit our website for more information at www.opusarchives.org

GUIDELINES

Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of substantial on-site use of OPUS’ collections.

Who is Eligible. The Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship is available to graduate students of any academic institution entering the second year of their dissertation within the fields of depth psychology and mythology who plan to use the collections of the OPUS Archives and Research Center (“OPUS”) for a significant amount of their research.

Amount and Duration of Fellowship. There will be one grant each year in the amount of $5000. These funds are for one (1) year of research (the second year of the students dissertation clock) to be conducted between October 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012.

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2011
Notification of Awarded Grants: September 1, 2011

Application Procedure. The application and instructions are available on our website at www.opusarchives.org.

OPUS Archives and Research Center is a non-profit research center that houses the archives of Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, Jane and Joseph Wheelwright, Christine Downing, Marion Woodman, Adolf Guggenb├╝hl-Craig, and Katie Sanford. In addition to safeguarding these important resources, OPUS works to foster ongoing research in the fields of depth psychology and mythological studies.

Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
OPUS Archives & Research Center
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Email: cddf@opusarchives.org
Visit the website at http://opusarchives.org/fellowship.shtml

Charles Redd Center Grants and Research Opportunities

Grant Date: 2011-03-15 (in 7 days)
Date Submitted: 2011-03-01
Announcement ID: 183482
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183482

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University invites applications for its 2011 awards cycle in the following categories:
Faculty Research Awards provide up to $3,000 to faculty members at any academic institution to conduct research on any topic related to the Intermountain West. Research may be conducted at any location.

Independent Research and Creative Awards provide up to $1,500 to researchers studying the Intermountain West who are not connected to an academic institution. Research may be conducted at any location.

Summer Awards for Upper Division and Graduate Students at any academic institution provide up to $1,500 for research support for any topic related to the Intermountain West. Research may be conducted at any location.

Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History provides up to $1,500 for research support concerning any aspect of women's history in the American West (not limited to the Intermountain West.) Research may be conducted at any location.

Public Programming Awards provide up to $3,000 to any organization planning a conference, museum exhibit or lecture series on a topic related to the Intermountain West.

Fellowship Awards in Western American History provide up to $3,500 in research support for scholars who travel to BYU to use the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library.

Visiting Scholar Program provides a housing stipend and office facilities for 2-4 months to enable university faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals to visit and conduct research at BYU.

The application deadline for all awards is March 15. Awards will be announced by April 15 and funds will be available May 1. To apply, please visit our website at http://reddcenter.byu.edu. If you are a first time visitor to our site, you will need to create an account providing basic information. After doing so, you will be enabled to apply for an award and upload any supporting documentation. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Mary Nelson at (801)422-4048, or email her at mary_nelson@byu.edu.

Brian Cannon
Charles Redd Center
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84606
Email: brian_cannon@byu.edu
Visit the website at http://reddcenter.byu.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellowship -- USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

Location: United States
Date Submitted: 2011-03-07
Announcement ID: 183651
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183651

Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the history of early modern North American and/or the Atlantic world, 2011-2013, at the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the history of early modern North America and/or the Atlantic world, c. 1500 to c. 1800. The annual salary is $58,000, with a $2,000 research/travel allowance annually. The Institute, founded in 2003, is a partnership between the University of Southern California and the Huntington Library in nearby San Marino, California. The Institute sponsors 75 to 90 scholarly presentations each year, has an annual workshop with the William and Mary Quarterly each May, an annual conference in April or May, and sponsors a book series on “The Early Modern Americas” with the University of Pennsylvania Press. The fellow will teach one course per semester at USC, have research space at the Huntington, and will be expected to participate in Institute programs relevant to the fellow’s interests. Candidates must have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2011. To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., thesis abstract, two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees and one of which must speak to teaching abilities), and a writing sample to emsifellowship@college.usc.edu. The deadline for the receipt of all materials is March 21, 2011. Inquiries should be directed to emsi@usc.edu. Information about Institute programs can be found at our website, usc.edu/emsi. Details about the Huntington’s holdings can be found at huntington.org. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Early Modern Studies Institute
c/o Department of History
SOS 153
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0034

Email: emsi@usc.edu
Visit the website at http://usc.edu/emsi

Sunday, March 6, 2011

2011 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Predoctoral Program

2011 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Predoctoral Program

The 2011 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Predoctoral Program invites applications from current graduate students pursuing thesis research in astrophysics or related fields. Applicants in theory, observation, instrument development, or laboratory experiments at a university or college are strongly encouraged to apply. Online applications are due by April 15, 2011, 17:00 GMT. For application instructions and a login to the application, please see the Admissions (http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/predoc/admissions.html) page.

Started in 1985, the Program has welcomed graduate students from universities around the world interested in carrying out all or part of their research under the guidance of SAO Scientists.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics creates a rich environment for collaborations among future colleagues by bringing together over 300 SAO scientists across a broad spectrum of scientific endeavors in nearly all areas related to astronomy, including: atomic and molecular physics, geophysics and atmospheric physics, the solar system, solar physics, planetary systems, the interstellar medium, stars and star formation, supernovae, compact objects, galaxies, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

Facilities include the MMT Observatory, Magellan, and other optical and infrared telescopes; radio telescopes, especially the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii; a large Beowulf cluster and network of workstations; a number of specialized laboratories; an outstanding library system; and access to data from a wide range of space missions, especially the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Requirements:
The SAO Predoctoral Program is designed for graduate students wishing to carry out all or part of their thesis research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Therefore, applicants must have completed preliminary coursework and examinations prior to the start of the SAO Predoctoral Program. Applicants must gain approval of the Department Head of their particular university as their degrees will be granted by their home institutions.

Choosing an Advisor: All applications to the Fellowship Program are required to list the SAO scientist who has agreed to serve as a sponsor for each proposed research project. Applicants must directly contact SAO scientists in their particular research areas.

THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT RANK APPLICANTS AND AWARD FELLOWSHIPS INDEPENDENTLY OF FUNDING SOURCE. ALL APPLICANTS MUST EITHER HAVE FUNDING FROM THEIR HOME INSTITUTION OR OBTAIN FUNDING DIRECTLY FROM THEIR SAO ADVISOR.

Length of the Award:
The SAO Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded for a period of one year at a time. It is possible to renew a SAO Predoctoral Fellowship Award to a maximum of three years based on the availability of funding, satisfactory progress, and the agreement of both the home institution advisor and the SAO advisor.

Start Date:
Acceptance letters are generally sent out in May. Consequently, SAO Predoctoral Fellows begin their program in July or September. However, Predoctoral awardees work with their selected SAO advisors in choosing an appropriate start date.

Compensation:
Stipends for the current academic year are $29,352. Funds may also be available for relocation, travel, and other expenses.

For more information, see http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/predoc/overview.html.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Teaching Assistants for Pharmacy 508

Teaching Assistants for Pharmacy 508: Evidence Based Medicine: Biostatistics

Our Biostats Professor, David Blough, is looking for 2 TA's for Spring Quarter. Below is the job description. Please contact me, Penny Evans: pennye@uw.edu 616-1383 for further information. Dr. Blough will want to meet interested individuals as soon as possible.

Meet each Friday with approximately 30 students. Form small groups of students, hand out homework assignment, answer any questions. Collect the assignments and grade (approximately 5-7 papers, one per group).

Assist with exam question preparation. Maintain 2 office hours per week to be available to students. Answer any student e-mail regarding the course.

Maintain all student records for the course (homework, midterms, final exam) and compute final course grades according to established formula.

Must have a basic understanding of statistics/biostatistics.


Penny Evans
Program Operations Specialist
Graduate Program Advisor
Department of Pharmacy
Office 206.616.1383 FAX 206.543.3835 pennye@uw.edu
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Office Assistant -- Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)

JOB TITLE Office Assistant
DEPARTMENT NAME Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
JOB LOCATION HCDE Main Office, 423 Sieg Hall
CONTACT/SUPERVISOR Lisa Yamasaki
PHONE NUMBER 206-543-2567
EMAIL ADDRESS hcdehelp@u.washington.edu
BOX NUMBER 352315
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD Acad Year Only [ X ]
HOURS PER WEEK Acad Yr: up to 19 hrs/wk [ X ]
RATE OF PAY $11/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with daily activities of main departmental office, including reception, distribution of mail, copying and faxing documents, filing, and other administrative tasks. Periodically assist with space assignments and moves.
• Support for events, open houses, and receptions
• Fiscal support including matching BARs & receipts once a month, matching ProCard printout with receipts once a month, labels made for file folders, periodically pick up petty cash, assist setting up files

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be eligible for work study as indicated by the Office of Student Financial Aid
• Knowledge of computer and MS Word and Excel software,
• Able to work independently; able to answer busy phones, take messages, and direct calls; and able to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Availability in afternoons, approximately 2-5pm, Monday-Friday

Educational Benefits:

• To obtain hands-on knowledge of working in an office setting;
• To become familiar with administrative and financial activities of a campus department;
• To gain experience planning events;
• Opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff in an academic environment.


Contact the front office at hcdehelp@uw.edu for questions.

Gian Bruno
Director of Student Services
HCDE | UW
206.543.1798 | gbruno@uw.edu
423C Sieg Hall

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship. The Bullitt Environmental Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has overcome a disadvantaged background, compiled a sterling academic record, been endorsed by key professors, and demonstrated promise of emerging as an environmental leader. The prize, established in honor of Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation, carries an award of $100,000, distributed over two years.

Submit an application by April 4th. Materials are available online at http://bullitt.org/bullitt-environmental-fellowship/.

Friends of the Edmonds Library Scholarship for UW iSchool Students

Update on this SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – information on how to apply below.

Friends of the Edmonds Library, a Branch of Sno-Isle Libraries, will award a scholarship of Forty-four Hundred Dollars ($4400), towards the tuition of a student at the University of Washington School of Library Science, iSchool, for the year 2011. The purpose of this scholarship is to stimulate growth of the library profession in Public Libraries.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
1. A record of significant achievement should include the student's:
a. academic achievement
b. previous experience in the area of public libraries
c. extracurricular involvement in library activities
d. membership in professional library associations
2. Successful completion of twenty (20) credits from the iSchool in librarianship
3. Financial need as determined by a current FAFSA Request for Financial Aid on file with the Financial Aid Office of the University of Washington.
4. Residency in the State of Washington.

APPLICATION SELECTION GUIDELINE INFORMATION:
Timelines: February 1, announcement of scholarship
March 18, deadline for receipt of applications
Last week of April, selected applicants' interviews
Award announce shortly after interview date

TO APPLY:
1. Letter of application indicating a statement of professional goals, two references with names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to:

Peggy Fine
Assistant Director for Advancement
The Information School
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
peggyo@uw.edu
206-543-6833

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships/Fellowships

There will also be an informational meeting on campus this Thursday about the DAAD scholarships/fellowships.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
10:30-12noon
Denny Hall 303

DAAD offers a host of opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in ALL fields. Really fantastic opportunities. And a knowledge of the German language is not always required! For more information, see their website noted below and come to the information session on Thursday!


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