Global Supplementary Grant Program, 2011-2012 Open Society Foundation- Deadline: April 1, 2011

The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to
announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the
2011-2012 academic year. GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to
$10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe,
the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle/Near East, and South
Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to
pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at
accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the
Middle/Near East, and North America.

Eligibility

The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the
following countries: Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan,
Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro,
Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

GSGP grants are for students pursuing doctorate degrees only. Students
admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are
not clearly admitted into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible. Students
must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home
country. Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical,
chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing
arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study
include: Business Administration/Management Training, Computer
Science, Finance/Banking/Marketing, Engineering, Hard & Natural
Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.), Mathematics, Medical
Sciences

Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full
funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support
from other sources.

Applying Further details regarding the program, and guidelines for
applying, and the paper application may be found on the OSF Website
at: www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/global_supplementary/guidelines.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application
System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas. Applicants must
complete the appropriate application (GSGPNA or GSGPEurope) based on
the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North
American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

Deadlines

The deadline for students pursuing a PhD in Asia, Australia, North
America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2011. The deadline for
students pursuing a PhD in Europe is May 31, 2011.

Late applications will be automatically disqualified.

Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail must be postmarked by
April 1st and may be sent to the New York address below. Applications
for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by May 31st and sent to the London
address below. Alternately, applications may be submitted online or
sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.

Global Supplementary Grant Program -North America Open Society
Foundations Scholarship Programs 1700 Broadway, 17th FL New York, NY
10019 U.S.A.; Global Supplementary Grant Program – Europe Open Society
Foundation Scholarship Programs Cambridge House 100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE United Kingdom.

2011-12 Latino Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship- DEADLINE: April 15, 2011

The Latino Studies Program is accepting applications for a Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2011-12. The fellowship includes a stipend of $18,000 and does not include a fee remission. The award will enable a doctoral candidate to engage in focused work leading to the completion of a Ph.D. dissertation. During the fellowship year, the awardee is expected to devote full time to dissertation work and to participate in scholarly activities of the Latino Studies Program.

To be eligible, applicants must be taking their doctoral degree within the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) and must be formally advanced to candidacy by July 31, 2011. Preference will be given to projects which enrich knowledge about Latino populations in the United States and/or the Western Hemisphere.

Applications are available at the link below. Application materials include: curriculum vitae; transcripts; dissertation prospectus; two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the dissertation advisor). Materials should be submitted in hardcopy to: Latino Studies Program, 814 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

For Additional Information:

For more information, contact Micaela Richter, Latino Studies Program, at: richterm@indiana.edu
Application forms: http://www.indiana.edu/~latino

Devin Deweese Award For Best Graduate Essay on Islam in Central Asia- May 16, 2011 Deadline

In recognition of his many years of service and contributions to the study of Islam in Central Asia, the Islamic Studies Program is proud to announce a new award in the name of Dr. Devin Deweese for best graduate essay on the Study of Islam in Central Asia.

MA and PhD students in any department are eligible for the $500 award. Essays must be carefully researched, formatted, and written. To be eligible, the essay must be at least 6000 words. Students must be currently enrolled at Indiana University at the time the paper is written and at the time the award is granted. Students may only submit one essay per year and submitters must have an accompanying letter of endorsement from an IU faculty member who can attest to the paper’s strength of research and potential contribution to the field of Islamic Studies in Central Asia.

Submission Deadline May 16th, 2011

The Devin Deweese Award winner will be announced by June 15th, 2011 and will be officially awarded at the Islamic Studies Program Fall Reception in September, 2011.

Salman Alani Award For Best Graduate Essay on Topics in Classical Arabic- May 16, 2011 Deadline

In recognition of his many contributions to the study of Classical Arabic Grammar and Phonology, as well as his over forty-seven years of service to Indiana University, the Islamic Studies Program is proud to announce the 2011 Salman Alani Award competition for best graduate essay on topics in Classical Arabic

MA and PhD students in any department are eligible for the $500 award. Essays must be carefully researched, formatted, written, and must focus on Classical Arabic-Islamic texts, with priority given to analyses of Classical Arabic works on grammar and phonology. To be eligible, the essay must be at least 5000 words. Students must be currently enrolled at Indiana University at the time the paper is written and at the time the award is granted. Students may only submit one essay per competition and must include an accompanying letter of endorsement from an IU faculty member who can attest to the paper’s strength of research and potential contribution to the study of Classical Arabic-Islamic texts.

Submission Deadline May 16th, 2011

The Salman Alani Award winner will be announced by June 15th, 2011 and will be officially awarded at the Islamic Studies Program Fall Reception in September, 2011.

POLISH STUDIES CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AND FEE AWARD 2011- 2012-April 12, 2011 deadline

The Polish Studies Center is soliciting applications for a one-year graduate assistantship stipend and fee remission award. This assistantship will be awarded for the academic year 2011-2012; the recipient must be a full-time student. A half-time fee remission is given for up to 6 hours per semester, and the student must be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours a semester to earn this remission. The assistantship is employment related. The stipend is currently $4350.00, with payments made monthly over a ten month period. The GA will be expected to work up to 10 hours per week. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Graduate students from any academic department related to Polish studies are eligible to apply for this assistantship. Some Polish language proficiency is desirable. Those with a demonstrated interest in Polish studies will receive preference.

The assistantship involves the following responsibilities and duties:

-General writing and editing duties, plus support to the office staff: The GA is responsible for producing the annual Newsletter, and writes press releases for PSC lectures and events;
-Work on the PSC webpage, including both updating and (if possible) website development;
-Assistance to exchange personnel, visiting scholars and special guests: orientation, local transportation, and help with receptions/events;
-Assistance with the library and video collection;
-Assistance with the Polish Students Cultural Association.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application, a resume, and names and phone numbers of two referees, by April 12, 2011 to polish@indiana.edu. A decision will be made by April 28

International Awards Information Session

There are 3 remaining information sessions about international awards such as the Fulbright, Critical Language and Boren and the next one is tomorrow.  Two of the remaining 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 all remaining information sessions for graduate students:

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

Fri. Apr. 8, 2011         1-2:30pm           Student Building 150       Juniors, Seniors, Graduate

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

Students interested in learning more about applying for international awards can go to: www.indiana.edu/~ovpia/ovpia/funding/extGrants.php

AI position for 2011-12, Linguistics Field Methods class

Deadline: April 8, 2011

Seeking a mother-tongue speaker of an African language not commonly taught in the U.S. Preference will be given to a speaker of a relatively unstudied language and a Bantu language, but other languages will definitely be considered as well. Position includes fee remission and a stipend. Individual must be available 20 hours a week to meet in class (3 hrs) and individually with students in the class, and be interested in answering questions about the language. If interested, contact Professor Robert Botne for an interview: 855-0388 or botner@indiana.edu.

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships

Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2011

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships provide support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Funded through a small endowment, the Doctoral Research Fellowships are named after Dr. Charles Ping, a gifted teacher and scholar, a tireless advocate for the internationalization of U.S. higher education, President Emeritus of Ohio University, and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors.

CIEE invites Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) – or if a Department has no DGS, a Chair – to nominate a qualified doctoral candidate for a Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship. CIEE intends that these awards will replace some or all of a Fellow’s eight- or nine-month remuneration as a Graduate or Teaching Assistant, thereby allowing him or her to make more rapid progress toward successful completion of the doctoral degree.

http://www.ciee.org/study/why-ciee/ping-research.aspx

ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2012-2013

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2012-2013.

ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2012-2013.

ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from one to three months up to terms of a year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship, 2013.

The Erim fellowship will support excavation or field study of excavated material remains at Aphrodisias during the summer 2011, $2375, pending funding

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2011. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2012.

ARIT LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2012, pending funding

ARIT – Princeton Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 1.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROGRAM IN TURKISH LANGUAGE

Critical Language Scholarship Institutes in Turkish Language. The program provides support for intensive study of Turkish language at all levels, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. Courses are held in several locations in Turkey. The competition is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. For more information, please see the program website at http://www.clscholarship.org/index.html. The application deadline is around November 1 – exact date to be announced.

Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey tel 215 898 3474
University of Pennsylvania Museum fax 215 898 0657
3260 South Street leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324 http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

The Paul Robeson Oratorical Competition

Please submit an essay that deals with the topic: As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this. – Paul Robeson. What do you think people are afraid to stand up for? What are students’ reasons for not speaking up on issues that may or may not affect them in their daily lives? What are you doing to advocate change on campus and/or in your community? In a 750-1000 word essay/oratorical answer question and also expand on how we/you should combat racism. How can we fight self segregation, what steps need to be taken, what have you done?

The cover page should include; full name, campus email, campus address, phone number, class standing, and date submitted.

Essays will be due Sunday March 27, 2011. Essays must be submitted via email to apa1906@indiana.edu.

Contestants will be notified via e-mail, and must participate in the event on Sunday April 3, 2011. The Oratorical Contest winner will be awarded a scholarship of $500 from the Gamma Eta Chapter.