Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Foundation Program Manager, Native American Congressional Internship Program

Half-time position based in Tucson, Arizona, or in Washington, DC.

Brief description:
The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship Program is a ten-week, summer internship for Native Americans and Alaska Natives in Washington, D.C. Interns work in Senate and House offices and federal agencies to gain an insider’s view of the federal government. The Udall Foundation is located in Tucson, Arizona, and operates a satellite office in Washington, DC.

The Program Manager for the Native American Congressional Internship Program manages strategy, implementation, and communication in four principal areas: applicant recruitment and intern selection; Congressional and federal agency office placements; intern housing and enrichment activities; and alumni development. The Program Manager reports directly to the Senior Program Manager for Education Programs, and works with the Program Manager for the Udall Scholarship Program on Native American recruitment for the undergraduate scholarship.

If based in Tucson, the Program Manager will spend approximately 3 months each year (May 15-August 15) in Washington, DC to provide general supervision and professional mentoring of 12 Native American Interns. Travel costs, housing, and a daily stipend will be provided. If based in Washington, DC, the Program Manager will travel to Tucson several times a year to meet with Education staff and manage the internship selection process.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Work with Education staff to implement a national recruiting plan and targeted outreach for the Internship Program and Native American undergraduate scholarship.
  • Coordinate application and selection processes.
  • Manage applicant and intern notifications.
  • Maintain institutional relationships with Congressional offices and federal agencies in Washington, DC
  • Arrange placement for 12 Native American Interns in appropriate congressional/agency offices.
  • Oversee and implement intern orientation, enrichment activities, and a public reception.
  • Manage residence and student life issues for 12 Interns.
  • Maintain and develop alumni network and institutional relationships with Native American organizations.
  • Conduct program evaluations to ensure continued improvements.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Experience mentoring, advising, and/or recruiting Native American college or graduate students
  • Knowledge of policies, issues and problems affecting Indian country
  • Experience interning or working for the federal government
  • Ability to spend May 15-August 15 living in Washington, DC
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or professional degree in Native American studies, indigenous law, public policy, or similar fields
  • Experience interning or working in the Senate, House, or a committee
  • Previous experience as a residential advisor or in college admissions

Salary range: $20,000-$25,000. Because this is a half-time position, the employee will earn reduced federal benefits. Information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Udall Foundation, attn: Jane Curlin; 130 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701-1922; or email a cover letter and resume (Word or PDF) to Jane Curlin at No faxes or phone calls please.

Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

WHAT: A hands-on workshop on finding graduate school funding through the COS and IRIS databases

WHO: All IU graduate students

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 12-2pm  and  *Monday, June 6, 12-2pm*

WHERE: Wells Library 402 (West Tower computer lab)

Questions? Cassie Chambliss:


*The June 6 workshop will be in-person and online. Contact the GGC for online access details.*

No need to sign up if you attend in person on either date. Both workshop dates cover the same topics.


This workshop is designed to help IU graduate students become proficient in using the advanced search features of COS (Community of Science) and IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service) databases to identify funding for graduate study and research. Both databases are interdisciplinary and accessible to all IU students and faculty. Topics to be covered include:

• how to access the databases on- and off-campus

• choosing keywords relevant to funding agencies

• limiting searches by citizenship, deadline, funding type, location, and more

• setting up funding alerts so the latest results of your searches are automatically sent to you by e-mail

The GGC offers workshops focusing on various aspects of grant writing to graduate students throughout the semester.  Your department can request a free, specialized workshop on funding opportunities designed to meet the needs of your graduate students.

Simply call us at 812-855-5281 or e-mail us at to set up a workshop for your department on the funding opportunities that are available for graduate students from masters to Ph.D. levels. We can either provide an entire workshop or participate in one that you have designed. Workshops range from twenty minutes to an hour and can be flexible as to the time and place.

Funding for Graduate Study & Research

September 23, 2011, Education Policy Research Seminar, Dr. David Rutkowski

The prezi file (a PowerPoint alternative) from this class presentation is below. You can progress through the slides in order, but you can also zoom in and out and click to any location in the material. The links and webpages should be active–please let me know if you have any trouble accessing the information you want.

And, here is a quick funding search I saved in the Pivot funding database.

Education Policy General Search

I encourage you to create a personal account in Pivot (using your Indiana University e-mail address and affiliation–that’s how their system verifies that you have access through IU’s subscription to the database) and save this search to your own account. Otherwise, the link above will remain active only as long as we keep the search saved in the GGC Pivot account. If you do not create an account, you can still do some basic searching, but you will not be able to save searches or set up funding alerts (regular e-mails from the database with funding opportunities based on your research interests). If you do create an account, you can save this preliminary search and refine it to include keywords specific to your research, then create additional searches. Pivot offers a lot of helpful tools for filtering results and keeping track of funding opportunities that interest you. Don’t forget that you can also access the IRIS funding database from our website (Search the Databases). If you would like help getting better search results, we would be happy to meet with you.

Best of luck!

Cassie Chambliss, GGC Consultant


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program – Deadline: November 15, 2011

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here:

Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page:, as we may be coming to your institution!

For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website:

Workshop in Methods: Defining and Confronting Research Misconduct. September 30, 2011

Consortium for Education and Social Science Research

2011-2012 Workshop in Methods

Defining and Confronting Research Misconduct by John R. Baumann, PhD

Executive Officer – Research Ethics, Education and Policy Indiana University

Friday, September 30, 2011 – 3:00 – 4:30 – Woodburn Hall 200

“Because the conduct of research rests on the foundation of intellectual honesty, violations call into question not only the validity of the particular research project but the social context in which it is conducted.” So reads the introductory paragraph of IU’s policy on research misconduct. This workshop aims to introduce and explore the idea of research misconduct, focusing on its definition, the process for responding to allegations of research misconduct, and its impact on the immediate research team as well as the broader research community and the public at large.

John Baumann is Executive Director of Research Ethics, Education and Policy (REEP) at Indiana University. REEP is a university-wide research support office developed to lead efforts to enhance the ethical and responsible conduct and administration of research through policy, process, and education. Prior to this, he was vice provost for research at U. of Missouri – Kansas City and Deputy Executive Director of National Development and Research Institutes, a private not-for-profit science research institute with a focus on substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and related social problems. Dr. Baumann received his PhD in sociology from the Graduate Center of City University of New York and has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the administration of research and sponsored programs and with the integration of research compliance/responsible conduct of research into the enterprise of research and research administration.

Financial support for the Workshop in Methods (WIM) provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

WIM Director: William Alex Pridemore, Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate Director of the Consortium for Education and Social Science Research:

REEI is soliciting applications for the position of Outreach Graduate Assistant to work during the Spring Semester 2012

The position requires a 20-hour per week employment commitment throughout the semester (16 weeks) and pays a $6728 stipend with fee remission of 12 credits and health insurance.

Duties of the Outreach GA include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering the A/V and other collections in the REEI Library
  • Ordering for the A/V and other collections in the REEI Library
  • Creation and dissemination of promotional materials
  • Writing articles on outreach activities for REEI newsletter
  • Attendance, planning, coordination of Outreach activities
  • Compilation of outreach statistics
  • General office work
  • Other duties as assigned

Applications for the GAship should include:

  • Graduate assistantship application
  • Three letters of recommendation. Two new recommendations should address the student’s abilities to meet the demands of the GAship. The remaining reference may be on file if written by an IU faculty member within the last 18 months.
  • Current transcript of IU graduate work (may be obtained from your home department graduate secretary. OneStart transcripts are acceptable).
  • Current CV/resume.
  • Statement of 1,000 words or less, describing educational goals, career interests and plans, and any qualifications for the position with specific reference to the following:
    1. Writing and editing experiences (newsletters, reports, reviews, etc.)
    2. Computer experience (software, web skills, etc.)
    3. Office skills
    4. Presentations (lectures, displays, film showings, etc.)
    5. Organizational skills
    6. Knowledge of library materials
    7. Languages and level of proficiency (reading, writing, speaking, listening – some preference given to applicants with good knowledge of Russian; knowledge of other East European languages is also helpful)
    8. Overseas experience

Applications are available in REEI and online. Applications should be submitted to Marianne Davis, Graduate Secretary, BH 565,, 855-3869.  Marianne will obtain any IU transcripts.  Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the REEI senior staff.

Collins Living-Learning Center Invitation for Instructors/Course Proposals – Due: October 15, 2011

Is there a course you’ve always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity? Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn’t quite fit into your department’s curriculum?

Collins Living‐Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates.


The 3‐credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 20 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living‐Learning Center, which is fully‐equipped for multi‐media teaching.

Graduate student instructors receive $6728 for a 3‐credit course.  In addition, they are given $400 to spend on materials or activities, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students.

Collins is also accepting applications from faculty to teach overload courses (with appropriate compensation).

We will hold an open house where prospective instructors can meet BOEP members and the Collins director in:  Edmondson Hall Formal Lounge on Friday, September 23, at 6pm (snacks included).

GO TO for details.  (Click “Prospective Instructors.”)

Questions? E‐mail Carl Ipsen:

2012 AAHHE/USDA-NIFA/TAMUCC Outstanding Thesis Competition!

This competition is open to any Hispanic who has completed a thesis that focuses on Food and the Agricultural Sciences, between December 2010 and August 30, 2011. Theses are eligible if they are in domains related to the USDA priority areas, including
Food Safety, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, and Childhood Obesity.

The top three winners will be invited and sponsored to attend the 7th Annual AAHHE National Conference (March 8-10, 2012) in Costa Mesa, California to present their theses and receive their award, as well as participate in a Career Preparation Institute. The first place winner will receive an award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive $2,000, and the third place winner will receive $1,000.

For additional details concerning the requirements and regulations, please refer
to AAHHE website:  Go to the main page of the AAHHE website (, click the Outstanding Thesis Competition button on the left-hand side, and click the link at the top of this general info page that reads Thesis Guidelines.

2012 Graduate Fellows Program/2012 Junior Faculty Fellows Program

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc., is now accepting applications for two Fellowship Programs:

(1) The AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program (GSFP) and

(2) The AAHHE Junior Faculty Fellows Program.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are submitted no later than Friday, September 30, 2011 by 5 pm (EST) to be considered for this fellowship.

For more information about the AAHHE Graduate Fellows Program, please contact Desiree Zerquera, 2012 Graduate Student Fellows Program Co-Chair, via email at

Global Village Call For Proposals for Courses in Fall 2012 – Deadline October 3, 2011

Each fall and spring the Global Village sends out a call for proposals for courses to be taught through the Global Village. Our call is open to faculty and graduate students, but we are especially interested in advanced graduate students who may be nearing the end of their funding and who are interested in offering a course of their own design that cannot be offered through their home (or another) department, due to either curricular or funding constraints.

It is an excellent opportunity for them to design and offer a multi-disciplinary course on a contemporary global topic or issue, and it is ideal for such courses that might not otherwise be able to find an academic home.

For Additional Information:

For more details contact: