New York State Assembly Graduate Internship- Nov. 1, 2011 Deadline

The Assembly Graduate Internship provides research and policy development experiences for up to ten qualified graduate students.  Graduate Scholars have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legislative process and New York State government and to apply their ideas and research skills in the legislative process.  Graduate Scholars are required to attend Issue Policy Forums and are enrolled in a course taught by the Faculty Advisor.  Approximately one-third of the participants in the Internship have moved into other positions in state government.  The Assembly Intern Committee affords graduate students a unique professional learning experience.

The Graduate Internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs.  Assembly Graduate Scholars receive an $11,500 (biweekly $934.97 before taxes) stipend for the six-month, full-time Internship.

Deadline: Completed applications can be mailed directly by the applicants and must be postmarked by the November 1, 2011 deadline.  Extensions may be requested by calling the Assembly Intern Committee at (518)455-4704.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Internship must be matriculated in or have recently completed (one year from date of graduation) a graduate degree program.  Applicants should have excellent research skills and a strong interest in state government and the legislative process.  All majors may apply.

For more details about the Internship and an Internship application, please visit the New York State Assembly Internships website: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/.

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

The CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program provides financial assistance to graduate students and is designed to increase the pool of individuals with the qualifications, motivation, and skills to teach the diverse student body in the California State University.  It is a competitive program directed by the California State University but open to doctoral students at accredited universities across the country.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time enrollment in a doctoral program in the U.S.
  • Not currently in a probationary/tenure-track CSU instructional faculty position
  • Currently eligible to work in the United States

Application Process:

  • Personal qualifications and motivation statement
  • Collaboratively constructed mentoring plan
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Position announcement
  • Application package submitted through a CSU campus coordinator

For more information and to download your application, go to: www.calstate.edu/HR/CDIP

Locate a local CSU campus coordinator for further application details on that campus.

Searching for Funding for Graduate Study & Research

October 5, 2011, African American and African Diaspora Studies, with Dr. Micol Seigol

There is no single, best source for learning about funding opportunities, and locating places with the information most relevant to you is an ongoing project in itself. This isn’t the most exciting part of academic work, but persistence and creative thinking can pay very well.

I encourage you to continue using Pivot (and IRIS) to search for potential funding sources, and to use a variety of search strategies. Generic searches will not always yield the most relevant results for you: you need to strategize about what intersecting discplines and interests will be productive. Because AAADS is interdisciplinary by nature, each of you should narrow your searches based on your particular disciplinary or conceptual orientation. Those using ethnographic methods should select keywords like *anthropology, *ethnography, *culture, etc. Those interested primarily in the performing arts should use the terms in that category of the Pivot keyword list, but perhaps also keywords like *history and appreciation of music, *American history, *popular culture, *film or cinema or video. Etc. It takes time and experimentation to figure out the search terms that will work best for your particular endeavors. Remember that you are looking for funding agencies whose interests intersect with some part of your research/studies, so use terms that will help you find THEM.

And you are always welcome to make an appointment at the GGC for help identifying additional funding opportunities–individual, tailored searches are our specialty! but we need to have a meaty conversation with you about your project in order to create effective searches.

For graduate coursework, there are some grant opportunities in the databases (which I have sent to you via Pivot). But the most typical ways of funding coursework at IUB are through IU internal fellowships (the Wells Graduate Fellowship is due on Nov. 11, for example, and all doctoral and MFA students are eligible to apply for this $33, 000 award) and through assistantships. To make sure you know about these opportunities, follow up on all of the suggestions in the Prezi below: know the resources in your department, school/college, graduate school, OVPIA, etc.; make sure you’re on the right e-mail lists; sign up for the RSS feed for Grad Grantline News here at the GGC.

The prezi file (a PowerPoint alternative, free for educators) 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.

Contact us any time for assistance and feedback on grant proposals of any kind.

Cassie

 

COS Pivot Search Field Descriptions.
This document lists all of the fields in the COS Pivot database–everything you need to know to get the most out of your searches

Access Pivot here.

 

2012-2013 Graduate Student Exchange Program- October 28, 2011 Deadline

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs maintains exchange agreements that provide a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at selected partner institutions abroad. Brief information about each of our programs follows. Please bring these opportunities to the attention of your students and invite them to contact my office for additional details on specific programs.

Note: Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus. Each applicant must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at Indiana University. Unless specifically indicated, it is important that applicants demonstrate strong language skills.

East Asia                                                                     Latin America

– Zhejiang University, People’s Republic of China       – CIESAS, Mexico

– Yonsei University, Republic of Korea                        – University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

East Central Europe                                                   Southeast Asia

– Warsaw University, Poland                                        – National Institute of Development

– Jagiellonian University, Poland                                    Administration (NIDA), Thailand

– University of Debrecen, Hungary

– Bogazici University, Turkey

Western Europe

– Free University of Berlin, Germany

– University of Seville, Spain

Indiana University Graduate Student Exchange Positions

Centro de investigaciones y Estudios Superiores (CIESAS), Mexico

A one semester position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at CIESAS.  CIESAS will provide room and board in a home stay situation.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs. Please visit the CIESAS web site at: http://www.ciesas.edu.mx/

Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Up to four academic-year positions for graduate study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated by the Free University of Berlin.  Free University will cover the costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit the Free University of Berlin web site at: www.fu-berlin.de/

Jagiellonian University, Kracow, Poland

One-semester position (fall 2012 or spring 2013) for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Jagiellonian University.  Jagiellonian will cover the costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit the Jagiellonian University web site at: www.uj.edu.pl/index.html

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand

Academic year position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated by NIDA.  NIDA will cover the costs of tuition and housing or a stipend sufficient to cover these costs.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs to cover airfare.  Please visit the NIDA web site at:  http://www.nida.ac.th/en/

University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

A one semester position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at the University of Costa Rica.  University of Costa Rica will provide room and board in a home stay situation.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs. Please visit the University of Costa Rica web site at: www.ucr.ac.cr

University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Academic year position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at the University of Debrecen.  Debrecen will cover costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit the University of Debrecen’s web site at: www.unideb.hu

University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Academic Year teaching appointment as a language instructor in the Department of English.  Priority will be given to students with a background in TESOL.  Seville will provide a salary sufficient to cover local expenses.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Spanish language competence is not required, but highly recommended.  Please visit the University of Seville web site at: www.us.es

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

A one semester position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Bogazici University.  Bogazici University will provide a tuition waiver.  A travel and housing stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs. Please visit the Bogazici University web site at:  http://www.boun.edu.tr/en-US/Content/Default.aspx

Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland

Academic year position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Warsaw University.  Warsaw will cover costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit the Warsaw University web site at: www.uw.edu.pl

Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Academic year or semester position (fall 2011 or spring 2012) for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Yonsei University.  Yonsei will cover costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit the Yonsei University web site at: www.yonsei.ac.kr/yu/eng/

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Academic year position for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Zhejiang University.  Zhejiang will cover costs of attending the university plus room and board.  A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.  Please visit Zhejiang University’s web site at: www.zju.edu.cn/.

Application Deadline is October 28, 2011

Information and our online application are also available on our web site at http://www.indiana.edu/~ovpia/ovpia/funding/oGrants.php#GSE

Interested individuals should contact:

Shawn Reynolds

Executive Director, University Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

Bryan Hall 104

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: (812) 856-9024

E-mail: shreynol@indiana.edu

SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program- December 1, 2011 Deadline

We want to make you aware of a tremendous scholarship-for-service opportunity for students to fully fund their undergraduate or graduate education at your institution.  The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities can be found on the SMART website: http://smart.asee.org/

This is a highly competitive, national program, open to U.S. citizens only, so please ask your best students to apply. The SMART program will pay all educational costs and a stipend while they are in school from as little as one (1) term up to 5 years.

Specifically the program pays for:

  • Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
  • A very generous stipend while in school ranging from $25,000 – $41,000 per year
  • Book allowance – $1,000
  • Health insurance contribution
  • Paid Summer internships
  • Travel fees for internships
  • All required student fees

For more information, see our webpage at http://smart.asee.org/

The application deadline is December 1, 2011.

The SMART Scholarship Team
smart@asee.org
(202) 331-3544

Dissertation Fellowships in Environmental Policy- February 24, 2012 Deadline

The Udall Foundation invites applications for the 2012 Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship.

The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. The application deadline is February 24, 2012.

For additional information about the Dissertation Fellowship, including eligibility, program conditions, and biographies of recent fellows, please visit our website at www.udall.gov.

Eligible fields of study include geography; marine sciences; environmental anthropology; political science; economics; environmental science, policy and management; ecology; environmental justice; regional planning; natural resource policy; environmental analysis and design, and many more. While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation is also seeking to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.

If you have questions about the Udall Fellowship Program, please contact Jane Curlin, Senior Program Manager, at curlin@udall.gov.