IUCU Dissertation Fellowship

The Indiana University Credit Union Dissertation Fellowship was established by a generous donation from the Indiana University Credit Union and the University Graduate School to support an advance doctoral student in her or his final year. The purpose of the fellowships is to provide financial assistance that will allow the doctoral candidate to complete their dissertation expeditiously by reducing the burden to seek additional employment.

The application deadline is March 4, 2011.  More information about the fellowship can be found on the University Graduate School website, http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/internal-awards.php.

Victorian Studies Assistantships



Victorian Studies invites applications for the positions of Assistant Managing Editor and Assistant Book Review Editor to begin 2 August 2011. Applicants will automatically be considered for both positions unless they note otherwise.

The Assistant Managing Editor works with the Managing Editor, corresponds with scholars in the field of Victorian Studies via post and e-mail, makes minor updates to the VS website, and edits manuscripts. He or she also has primary responsibility for overseeing the process of manuscript evaluation, including correspondence with outside referees regarding submitted essays.

The Assistant Book Review Editor works with the Book Review Editor to commission and edit book reviews and review essays for publication in the journal. Both positions require intensive record-keeping, as well as strict attention to details.

After one year, the Assistant Managing Editor ordinarily succeeds to the position of Managing Editor and the Assistant Book Review Editor to the position of Book Review Editor. Applicants should therefore expect to be in residence from 2011-2013.

The Assistant Managing Editor and Book Review Editor must be enrolled, through a department, in the Graduate School of Indiana University. A familiarity with the Victorian period and teaching or editing experience are strongly preferred, though not required. Prior administrative experience is also helpful. Successful candidates have, in the past, completed coursework toward the PhD and have taken, or are about to take, qualifying exams. Both assistantships are half-time positions, with contracts beginning around 1 August.

Application forms are available from the Victorian Studies office in Ballantine Hall 338 (open M-R 8:00-12:00), and should be returned with a full graduate academic transcript, a brief CV, a writing sample (reflecting current research), and a letter of recommendation. Candidates should accompany their applications with a 1-2 page letter outlining their academic experience and indicating the relevance of Victorian Studies and the assistantship to their graduate work and future plans. Those who have previously applied for an editorial position at VS may reapply simply by indicating that they wish to reactivate their files, and by adding additional supporting materials.

Completed applications must be received in the VS office by 23 February 2011; they may be returned via post or dropped off in the VS office during regular working hours. Candidates should note that a personal interview has been an important factor in the selection process.

Jewish Studies Grants-in-Aid of Research

Current Indiana University Bloomington graduate students working on topics of relevance to Jewish Studies are invited to apply for The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program grants-in-aid of research. These grants can be used to defray the costs of summer language study, travel, living expenses while conducting dissertation research and/or dissertation writing, photocopying, or other research expenses. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies doctoral minors. Graduate students interested in applying for funding to attend a conference should apply for Jewish Studies conference funding.

Students must submit a proposal, transcript, budget, and letter of reference by Wednesday, March 9, 2011, to Professor Matthias Lehmann; Associate Director, Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

For more information about the Jewish Studies doctoral minor, see: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/minor.shtml or contact Professor Matthias Lehmann at mlehmann@indiana.edu

International Award Information Sessions

Information sessions about international awards for graduate students such as the Fulbright, Critical Language and Boren to be held throughout the spring semester. Four sessions will focus on awards for all graduate students and one will focus on awards for dissertation research such as the Fulbright Hays, IREX and Social Science Research Council.

Dates, times and locations of information sessions for graduate students as follows:

Fri. Feb. 25, 2011     2 – 3:30pm     Ballantine 006     Juniors, Seniors, Graduate

Fri. Mar. 4, 2011     10-11:30am     Fine Arts 015      Juniors, Seniors, Graduate

Fri. Mar. 25, 2011    2-3:30pm       Business 211        Juniors, Seniors, Graduate

Fri. Apr. 8, 2011      10-11:30am     Lindley 102        Juniors, Seniors, Graduate

Fri. Apr. 15, 2011     2-4:30pm        Ballantine 310    Dissertation Research

Information for IU students about applying for international awards at: www.indiana.edu/~ovpia/ovpia/funding/extGrants.php

Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The University Graduate School is pleased to announce we are offering a new award, the Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

The Santosh Jain scholarship honors the memory of the spouse of Chaman Jain, a senior lecturer in SPEA. Santosh Jain was well known among international graduate students. She was born in Lahore, India, which is now part of Pakistan. She first came to the United States from New Delhi, India, in 1970 with her husband and their two small children in order for Chaman Jain to attend graduate school at IU. Throughout the years, she supported her family as they pursued higher education, and was passionate about serving her community and promoting education. She was a founding member of the India Society of Bloomington, a group dedicated to assisting impoverished women and children in India. She was also well known in the graduate student community for her culinary skills.

The scholarship offers financial support to a current international graduate student who has demonstrated commitment to service and education and plans to pursue a service-oriented career and demonstrates financial need. The recipient will possess a track record of service to under served or rural communities, humanitarian causes, or educational organizations in activities that support an improvement in the lives and opportunities to those in impoverished communities. Preference will be given to graduate students from South Asia, in particular those hailing from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sikkim.

Student deadline: February 18, 2011

Santosh Jain Scholarship

CLIR Offers Dissertation Fellowship in Partnership with the Library of Congress

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announces a new fellowship award, in an amount up to $25,000, to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowship is offered as part of CLIR’s long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CLIR seeks proposals from applicants whose dissertation projects will benefit from the opportunity to examine primary sources using an array of new technologies and equipment available at the Library of Congress.

New technologies and methods of analysis used in preserving original sources, such as hyperspectral imaging, environmental scanning electron microscopy, and handheld x-ray fluorescence analyzers, use new forms of non-destructive or direct examination to enable new interpretations of those sources. Applicants should explain how they propose to use new technologies, sophisticated analysis, or restoration methods to reveal content and properties of original sources to elicit new interpretations.

The fellow will work onsite with professional staff in the Preservation Research and Testing Division. A mentor from the Division will work closely with the fellow, as well as the fellow’s dissertation advisor(s) and other professors at the fellow’s home institution, to ensure that the fellow receives the training and support needed to successfully complete the full year of research.

All application materials must be submitted following CLIR’s application guidelines no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 11, 2011. The fellowship award will be announced by May 1, 2011. Fellowship tenure will begin between June 1 and September 1, 2011, and end within 12 months of commencing.

Details on the fellowship and links to the online application form are available at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html.