Schrader Archaeological Endowment – Funding for Grad Students

Announcement of Potential Funding for Archaeological Field Work in Classical Archaeology

Pre-proposals must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2011.

The Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund of the Program in Classical Archaeology may have some funds available to assist IU students and faculty in conducting field research in prehistoric and  historical Greek and Roman archaeology in summer 2011. If other obligations permit, the Schrader Committee may award up to $2500 per undergraduate, $4000 per graduate student, and $6500 per faculty to assist them with the expenses of doing *research* that will lead to some tangible product, e.g., thesis, dissertation, honors paper or other publication. This does not include general travel or participation in a field project.

The committee, therefore, invites the submission of brief pre-proposals not to exceed one page in length, of projects to be considered for funding by Feb. 28, 2011. Send the pre-proposals to: K. D. Vitelli, Chair, Schrader Committee, via e-mail at “”. Depending on the availability of funds and the quality of the pre-proposal, individuals may be asked to submit more substantial proposals and budgets in early March, with final decisions and awards to be announced by late March.

SSLA Editorial Assistant, 2011-2012

Materials are due by January 24, 2011.

Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) will be hiring a senior graduate student to serve as Editorial Assistant for 2011-2012. The position is for the university budgetary year (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) and is half-time. Ordinarily, the Editorial Assistant succeeds to the position of Assistant to the Editor. Therefore, a two-year commitment is required. The current stipend is $16,800 for 12 months. The position also carries a full tuition remission.

SSLA, published quarterly by Cambridge University Press, ranks as one of the leading journals in the area of second language acquisition and applied linguistics. The Editorial Assistant position offers an unusual opportunity for a graduate student interested in language learning and acquisition to become familiar with ongoing research as well as to gain valuable editorial experience.

SSLA will accept applications from graduate students in linguistics (general, applied, French, Spanish, etc.), second language studies, speech sciences, educational psychology, psychology, and foreign language education. Applicants should be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the field of second language acquisition and an excellent mastery of written English grammar and style. Of equal importance is the applicant’s ability to meet deadlines, do thorough and efficient work, and assume responsibility without supervision. Computer skills are indispensable. Editorial experience is helpful but not necessary.

DUTIES:  The Editorial Assistant is responsible for ordering books for review, serving as liaison with the Associate Editor, maintaining office files and correspondence, participating in in-house evaluations of submissions, copy-editing manuscripts, reading proofs, and assisting the Editor and the Assistant to the Editor in making decisions regarding manuscripts, journal policies, and other tasks pertinent to maintaining a high-quality publication. Additionally, he or she assists the Editor in his capacity as review editor of The French Review by preparing linguistics rubric reviews for press.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants must send the following to Albert Valdman, SSLA Editor (Ballantine Hall 602, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47401):  (1) a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and highlighting any academic and professional experience that would make them particularly qualified for the position; (2) a CV, including academic background and professional experience;  (3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (4) an (unofficial) academic transcript from IU; and (5) an academic writing sample. Materials are due by January 24, 2011. We will call for interviews soon thereafter. All queries should be addressed to the SSLA editorial staff at <>.