Winterthur Research Fellowship Program for 2012-13, Due January 15, 2012

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program for 2012-13, Due January 15, 2012

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is pleased to announce its Research
Fellowship Program for 2012-13. Winterthur offers an extensive program of
short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum
scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in
material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture,
garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the
Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social
and cultural history.

Fellowships include 4-9 month NEH fellowships, 1-2 semester dissertation
fellowships, and 1-2 month short-term fellowships. Fellows have access to
library collections of more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million
manuscripts and images. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries
include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, an
extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed
books, and ephemera, searchable online at winterthur.org. Fellows may also
conduct research in the museum’s collections, which include 85,000
artifacts and works of art made or used in the colonies or young U.S.
republic to 1860. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2012. For
more details and to apply, visit winterthur.org/<
http://winterthur.org/research/fellowship.asp>fellowship or e-mail Rosemary
Krill at rkrill@winterthur.org.

West African Research Association fellowships for 2012, Due January 15, 2012

To apply: applications should consist of one original and three copies (4 sets total) mailed to WARA.

Fellowship Deadline: 1 February 2012; applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

The WARA grant application cover sheet is required for all applications and may be downloaded from the WARA web site www.bu.edu/wara/files/pdf/WARA.CoverSheet.pdf.

Grant Deadline: applications must be postmarked no later than 15 January 2012. Awards will be announced by 31 March 2012.

Additional Information: www.bu.edu/wara

*WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: offered to US citizens for research in West Africa during the summer of 2012. Open to graduate students who wish to conduct research for a 2 – 3 month period to: 1) prepare a doctoral research proposal; 2) carry out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program. Priority will be given to applicants who are at pre-dissertation stage and who will be returning to their institution to complete course work, exams, etc prior to beginning field work. Fellowships will provide round trip travel to a West African country and a stipend of $3500.

Applications will include: 50-80 word abstract of proposed research project; essay of no more than six double-spaced pages describing the concept, methodology and significance of the proposed research project to their academic field as well as how related to mission of WARA (a one page bibliography may also be attached); three letters of reference by professors; curriculum vitae; both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies acceptable); a WARA grant application cover sheet.

*WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship: offered to US citizens for research in West Africa during the summer of 2012. Open to persons already holding a PhD or other terminal degree and teaching positions in institutions of higher education in the U.S. Fellowship funds research for a 2 – 3 month period to: 1) complete or elaborate upon an earlier project; 2) initiate a new research project; 2) enhance their understanding of a particular topic to improve teaching effectiveness or broaden course offerings.  Fellowships will provide round trip travel to a West African country and a stipend of $3500.

Applications will include: 50-80 word abstract of proposed research project; essay of no more than six double-spaced pages describing the concept, methodology and significance of the proposed research project to their academic field as well as how related to mission of WARA (a one page bibliography may also be attached); three letters of reference by colleagues in the applicant’s field; curriculum vitae; a WARA grant application cover sheet.

*WARC Library Fellowship: Library fellow program is designed to encourage the next generation of Africana librarians and to assist in capacity building at the library of the West African Research Center in Dakar Senegal.

Requirements: Preference will be given to those fluent in or having a working knowledge of French. Internship will provide round trip travel to Dakar and $2500 to cover cost of living for 6 – 8 weeks. Competition is open to US citizens enrolled in a graduate program in Library/Information Science. Priority given to those enrolled in graduate programs at HBCUs and those who completed undergraduate studies at an HBCU.

Applications will include: a statement of not more than six double-spaced pages describing career plan and how internship would contribute to their professional development (indicate particular areas of interest and expertise as well as description of personal and professional goals for internship); WARA grant application cover sheet; three letters of reference from professors; resume’; both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies acceptable).

Fall 2011 Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop – Mentoring

The IUPUI Graduate Office, the Office of Academic Affairs, the IU School of Medicine Graduate Division, and the Office of Research Ethics, Education and Policy (REEP) will be conducting two panel-style workshops this semester on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

This series is designed to introduce and explore the principles and practices of RCR. RCR constitutes the integration of research ethics, best practices, and adherence to professional and regulatory standards.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011: Mentoring
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Location: Campus Center, Room 406

“A Mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person develop into a successful professional.”
-National Academy of Sciences

Panel Participants:

  • Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
  • Aarthi Maganti, Doctoral Student in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
  • Janice Vinson, Doctoral Student in the School of Social Work

For more information regarding this workshop, please click here, http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_docs/RCR_mentoring2011.pdf

To register for this workshop, please visit the Educational Opportunities site on the Office of Research Administration website at: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html. For more information about this workshop, please contact REEP at reep@iu.edu.

Fall 2011 Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop – Data Management

The University Graduate School, The Poynter Center, and the Office of Research Ethics, Education and Policy (REEP) are conducting two panel-style workshops this semester on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

This series is designed to introduce and explore the principles and practices of RCR. RCR constitutes the integration of research ethics, best practices, and adherence to professional and regulatory standards.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2011: Data Management
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Location: IMU Walnut

“…researchers have been the most important component of responsible data management practices in the past and will likely remain so as long as the public feels the majority of researchers can be trusted. With this in mind, ask yourself how someone funding your research would feel if he or she had a chance to take a close look at your data management practices…”
-Office of Research Integrity, Responsible Conduct of Research Handbook

Panel Participants:

  • Quetzal Class, Doctoral Student, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Mark Peterson, Doctoral Student, Department of Biology
  • Dr. Mary Waldron, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

For more information regarding this workshop, please click here, http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_docs/RCR_datamanagement2011.pdf

To register for this workshop, please visit the Educational Opportunities site on the Office of Research Administration website at: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html. For more information about this workshop, please contact REEP at reep@iu.edu.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship- Deadline: December 1, 2011

Support for dissertation and postdoctoral research in Japan in the humanities and social sciences

Topics:

Open for applications, next deadline is December 1st 2011.

Download the application.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs (please see program eligibility requirements) with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities.

Selection Process

Fellows are selected by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) based on nominations made by the SSRC Japan Advisory Board. The SSRC Japan Advisory Board recommends to JSPS up to 20 candidates annually from the social sciences and humanities. Award offers are made by JSPS in early-summer for fellowships that must commence between April 1 and November 30 (long-term) or April 1 and March 31 (short-term).

Fellowship Topics

Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term).

Eligibility

  • Scholars who have previously received funding from JSPS for 12 months or longer are not eligible to apply for JSPS fellowships.
  • JSPS does not extend fellowships to scholars employed in the institutions under jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • In addition:
    • Candidates for the Long-term Fellowship must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status. Permanent residents must provide a copy of a permanent resident card (“green card”). Researchers of Japanese nationality are ineligible.
    • Candidates for the Short-term Fellowship must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status. Permanent residents must provide a copy of a permanent resident card (“green card”). Citizens of other countries may be eligible if they have completed a master’s or Ph.D. course at a U.S. university and, upon completing the course, have for at least three continuous years conducted high-level research in the U.S. Researchers of Japanese nationality must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Application Requirements

The application for an SSRC nomination to the JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship requires an application form, a project description, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of invitation from a host institution in Japan. In addition:

  • Applicants for 12-24 month (long-term) fellowships must submit a copy of a Ph.D. diploma from a university outside Japan dated no more than six years prior to April 1, 2012.
  • Applicants for 1-12 month (short-term) fellowships must submit a copy of a Ph.D. diploma from a university outside Japan dated no more than six years prior to April 1, 2012 or a letter from their institution stating that the applicant is a Ph.D. candidate within two years of receiving a Ph.D.

For More Information

Detailed application instructions, eligibility restrictions and terms of awards are attached to the application forms.

Contact us at japan@ssrc.org or at 212-377-2700.

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Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

A GradGrants Center Workshop

WHAT: A hands-on workshop on finding graduate school funding in Pivot and IRIS

WHO: All IU graduate students

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 11am-12pm

WHERE: Student Building 230

Questions? Contact us at: gradgrnt@indiana.edu

Availability is limited to 22 seats, so be sure to come early! No need to sign up in advance.

This workshop is designed to help IU graduate students become proficient in using the advanced search features of COS Pivot (formerly 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 GradGrants Center

The GGC provides one-on-one assistance with grant proposal writing from our grant-winning consultants and a centralized area to access funding information. Call, email or stop by to schedule a consultation with our consultants to receive assistance with your search for funding opportunities, proposal formulation and grant writing. The GGC is a free service for all Indiana University graduate students.

Wells Library, East Tower 651
(812) 855-5281 
gradgrnt@indiana.edu 
www.indiana.edu~gradgrnt