Graduate Student Research Incentive Awards For the academic year 2011-12


Graduate Student Research Incentive Awards For the academic year 2011-12

Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (ISCA), in conjunction with the Robert A. and Sandra S. Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for Graduate Student Research Incentive Awards. The purpose of the awards is to support Indiana University graduate students on the Bloomington campus who wish to pursue focused research on some salient aspect of contemporary antisemitism. Typical grants will be in the range of $2,000-$2,500.

Submission date: March 15, 2011.

ISCA Grad Student Research Incentive Awards

Social Science Diversity Initiative

We are pleased to announce the Social Science Diversity Initiative [SSDI] Graduate Student Travel and Research Grant competition. The primary goal of the SSDI is to create an interdisciplinary community of scholars who conduct social scientific research on the intersection of race, gender and class at Indiana University-Bloomington. An integral dimension of our larger goal is to provide resources to graduate students who are conducting original social scientific research in the area of race and ethnicity in the United States [U.S.], or the intersection of race, gender and class in the U.S. To this end, we will be awarding at least four (4) Graduate Student Travel and Research Grants for up to $2,500 to support Indiana University-Bloomington graduate students who are conducting original social scientific research on the aforementioned topic areas.


IU Human Subjects Office Announces New Website

The Office of Research Administration is proud to announce the release of the new IU Human Subjects website. The URL is (
The new IU Human Subjects Office website provides information for the Biomedical IRBs and the Social Science, Behavioral, and Educational Research IRBs. The new website was created as a result of the merge of the Indianapolis and Bloomington Human Subjects Offices under one Human Research Protection Program. The Forms, Policies, FAQs, and Educational information are no longer campus-specific. The overall goal of the new site is to provide one website for researchers to obtain information and forms related to the Human Subjects/IRB process.

The updated and new IRB forms are also posted to the new website and can be easily accessed at the following link: (

Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 12th annual

Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two $1,000 Scholarships

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Open to all IUB undergraduate and graduate students

During the academic year 2011-2012 the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2011 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

(1) a one-page proposal setting forth how funding will further study of the Holocaust;
(2) a completed application form;
(3) two recommendation forms from IU faculty.

Note: Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the application forms for continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships.

Applications should be sent to: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2010 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

These scholarships are an expression of Indianapolis residents Sara and the late Albert Reuben’s strong commitment to the advancement of learning and research about a crucial dimension of modern history.

Summer Teaching in Central Europe

The Wisconsin Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (WIESCO), a 501c3 not-for-profit, has more than two decades of experience sponsoring English language camps in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Macedonia. It is in the process of organizing its fifth year in Lithuania. The camps, organized in cooperation with the Lithuanian Ministry of
Education, offer you an exceptional opportunity to meet the people and to experience the culture of Lithuania while sharing with them your knowledge and introducing them to America and Americans.

More information can be found on the Wisconsin International Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (WIESCO) website or by viewing the informational pdf, English-Camps-in-Lithuania

2011 Manatt Fellowship

The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship, funded by former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former Chair of IFES’ Board of Directors, Charles Manatt, and his wife Kathleen awards one $5,000 Manatt Fellowship to bring outstanding graduate students from the American Midwest to Washington, D.C. to conduct research in democracy-building.

The Manatt Fellowship is available for U.S. or international graduate students attending universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For more information and for the application please visit: Manatt Fellowship.

A reminder from the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) about upcoming deadlines for international fellowships and grants for graduate students.

Four of the programs listed below are available in all world regions. Two of them are geographically limited to Latin American and the Caribbean. See the lists of OVPIA and External Grants for International Study and Research for additional detail or follow the links provided at the end of brief descriptions below.

Contact Paul Fogleman, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA), with additional questions, E-mail:, Tel. (812)855-3948, Fax (812)855-6271

All World Regions
Boren Fellowships are awarded to U.S. students currently in or accepted to graduate programs to carry out research and study languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. National deadline is February 1, 2011. More information at: Boren Fellowships

Summer Pre-dissertation Grants are sponsored by the University Graduate School and OVPIA to support 6-8 week trips abroad for preliminary dissertation fieldwork activities. Deadline is February 18, 2011. More information at: Pre-dissertation Grants

International Enhancement Grants also sponsored by the University Graduate School and OVPIA support relevant internationally-focused academic or training opportunities that will enhance degree programs at Indiana University. Deadline is February 18, 2011. More information at: International Enhancement Grant

Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American Fellowships sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Indiana and the OVPIA support graduate research and study in Latin America. Deadline March 4, 2011. More information at: Latin American Fellowship

AMST Associate Instructorships 2011-2012

The American Studies program anticipates making five Associate Instructorship appointments for the academic year 2011-2012. Students will assist faculty in the instruction of A100, “What is America?” or A150, “Introduction to Native American & Indigenous Studies.” Assistance will include grading and the leadership of discussion sections.

The stipend for this appointment is expected to be $13,500. Note that this does not include a fee remission. Students must be at the G901 level in order to take this appointment.

Any qualified student may apply, but preference will be given to students enrolled in the AMST combined PhD, the AMST doctoral minor, and the NAIS doctoral minor. Students who AI for American Studies during the regular academic year will receive priority when it comes time to assign summer teaching.

A letter or email expressing interest – along with a prospective syllabi for a focused topics class that could be taught in the summer – should be sent to the program by March 1, 2011.

For Additional Information:  E-mail:

Grad School Fellowship Applications NOW ONLINE

The University Graduate School has a new Fellowship Application System. That office will NO LONGER be accepting paper applications for any of the internal awards.  At this point in time, the Recruitment Awards aren’t included in the new application process.  Nominations for these awards (Scholars, McNair, Herbert) will most likely stay the same.  Please plan to attend the Recruitment Fellowships Workshop for details on this process.

Students are required to initiate their own fellowship/award application for the following awards:

  • Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)
  • Esther L. Kinsley Master’s Thesis Fellowship
  • Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)
  • Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research
  • Grant-in-Aid of Master’s of Fine Arts Projects
  • Howard University Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships
  • Indiana University Credit Union Dissertation Fellowship
  • The Wells Graduate Fellowship

Once they have submitted an application, we will forward it to their department for approval.  Please inform your students of the new process.  Detailed instructions are below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

The student initiates the process by submitting an application for a fellowship through One Start. They access this application through OneStart >> Services >> Student Self-Service >> Services & Information >> Financial >> “Bloomington Graduate Fellowship Application”

The recommenders the student lists on the application will automatically be notified by email telling them that the student has requested they submit a letter of recommendation for them. The next day, the recommenders will receive an email from our office with specific instructions on what the recommender needs to include in their letter. (This is the next day because it takes a day for the data from the app to be accessible in the IUIE)

The University Graduate School will email submitted applications to the graduate secretaries/recorders of the students’ departments.

All nominations (except for FFTF applications), including the departmental nomination letter should be sent to Yvonne Dwigans by email,  The nomination must be a single *pdf document.

For more information, please contact:

Yvonne Dwigans
Administrative Assistant & Fellowships Coordinator
Indiana University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall, Room 114
130 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-8852 (office)
812-855-4266 (fax)

AAAI Graduate Assistantships, 2011-2012

Indiana University
African American Arts Institute (AAAI)
Graduate Position Announcement for 2011-2012 

Application deadline: March 1, 2011

The African American Arts Institute announces graduate assistant and associate instructor positions for academic year 2011-2012. Graduate positions provide financial aid and work experience for students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees at Indiana University – Bloomington

About the Institute

The African American Arts Institute is a performing arts program whose mission is to preserve and promote African American culture through performance, creative activity, education, research and outreach. The Institute manages three performance ensembles offered as courses in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. Graduate student appointees serve in instructional and managerial support of ensemble activities.


  • African American Choral Ensemble – performs spirituals, gospel, and formally-composed works by and about African Americans
  • African American Dance Company – performs dance styles of the African Diaspora
  • IU Soul Revue – performs post-World War II urban Black popular music, which includes Soul, Funk, and R&B

Positions Available

Associate Instructorships:

  • African American Dance Company Associate Instructor – assists with instruction, choreography, and management of ensemble affairs
  • African American Choral Ensemble Vocal Coach — assists with arranging and instruction
  • African American Choral Ensemble Accompanist/Vocal Coach – accompanies rehearsals andperformances; assists with vocal instruction
  • IU Soul Revue Instrumental Coach (keyboardist or guitarist) — assist with arranging and instruction
  • IU Soul Revue Vocal Coach — assist with arranging, instruction, and vocal choreography

Graduate Assistantships:

  • Writer, Editor, and Alumni Assistant – writes and edits copy for programs, promotional material, and communications; serves as the AAAI Alumni Association student representative
  • Promotion Coordinator – coordinates distribution of marketing and promotional materials; plans activities and events to promote AAAI and the three ensembles
  • Media Assistant – implements graphic design, photography, and video production
  • Road Manager – manages ensemble performance and touring activities

Terms of Appointments

All positions are for one academic year, August through May, and are renewable for up to four years. Compensation includes a monthly stipend, fee remission, and health insurance.

General Requirements for Holding Graduate Positions

  • Full-time enrollment in a graduate degree program on the Bloomington campus (new students may apply prior to acceptance to the University; however, acceptance must be confirmed before appointments are awarded.)
  • Completed FAFSA form: contact the office of Student Financial Assistance at
  • Successful completion of audition and/or interview

Selected IU Colleges, Schools, and Departments

The Institute places no stipulation on the program in which its graduate employees enroll. However, the following is a selected list of programs and departments where many of the Institute’s current and former graduate employees have chosen to study. 

African American and African Diaspora Studies (; 812.855.3875)

Anthropology (; 812.855.1027)

Folklore and Ethnomusicology (; 812.855.1027)

Arts Administration (; 812.855.0282)

Journalism (; 812.855.9247)

School of Business (; 800.994.8622)

Jacobs School of Music (; 812.855.1583)

Telecommunications (; 812.855.2017)

Application Procedures:

Send letter of application, resume, and three references to:

Charles E. Sykes, Executive Director
African American Arts Institute
275 N. Jordan Ave., Suite 310
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1101

Or by e-mail to:

Do not send audio or video recordings unless requested.