REEI is soliciting applications for Graduate Assistants for the 2012-2013 Academic year- Feb. 1, 2012 Deadline

REEI offers funding for graduate assistants. Positions require a 20-hour per week employment commitment. In return, graduate assistants receive a stipend of at least $12,100 and fee remission for up to 30 credit hours per year. These awards are contingent upon receipt of funds from the US Department of Education.
New applicants are not as competitive for graduate assistantships as returning students unless they have had significant previous experience in newsletter publication or web design.

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 demand 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:
  • writing and editing (newsletters, reports, reviews).
  • computer experience (software, web skills, etc.).
  • office skills.
  • presentations (lectures, displays, showing of films).
  • organizational skills.
  • knowledge of library materials.
  • languages and level (reading, writing, oral).
  • overseas experience.

Applications are available in REEI and online. Application deadline is February 1 of each year. Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the REEI senior staff. Applications should be submitted to Emily Liverman, BH 561, eliverma@indiana.edu.

Dhar India Studies Program Research Fellowship- Deadline: February 28, 2012

A limited number of research-travel fellowships, each in the amount of up to $2000, are now available to Indiana University Bloomington graduate students though the Dhar India Studies Program. These grants are intended to support travel to the subcontinent for the purposes of preliminary or dissertation-stage research. Funds may also be used in support of travel to sites other than the subcontinent, pending sufficient justification.

Qualified students will be enrolled toward a Ph.D. and pursuing research that focuses substantially on the Indian subcontinent (broadly understood). The competition is open to students working in both the Humanities and Social Sciences, though some preference will be given to those who have previously pursued coursework in the Dhar India Studies Program. A progress report on research conducted under the auspices of the grant will be required at the conclusion of the research period.

To apply, students should submit a CV (with email address), unofficial transcript, a statement of research program (of no more than three pages), a budget of expenses, and two confidential letters of support (at least one of which must be from a member of the IU-Bloomington faculty) no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 4:30pm to:

Chair, Academic Program Committee
Dhar India Studies Program
825 E. 8th Street
Bloomington, IN, 47408-3842

Applications will not be accepted electronically.  Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday March 20, 2012.

African Students Research Fund- Deadline for submission: 24th February, 2012

The IU African Students Research fund has been established to assist Indiana University-Bloomington graduate students who are African nationals with research or writing leading to the Ph.D. Minor or the master’s degree in African Studies.  The African Studies Program is offering up to two awards in 2012.  The maximum amount of the award is $3,000.

To apply please send a short proposal (2-3 pages double-spaced) outlining: (1) the research to be conducted and its time line or the writing to be accomplished; (2) how the research or writing relates to the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation as a whole; (3) other funding received or applied for; and (4) anticipated completion date of the thesis or dissertation and name of committee chair. The proposal should be accompanied by a budget statement indicating use of the requested funds and a short CV.  Please send proposals and supporting materials to:

African Students Research Fund, c/o Professor Samuel Obeng, Director, African Studies Program, Woodburn Hall 221. Deadline for submission:24th February, 2012. 

Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement: What you need to know (IUB Videobridge)

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where: IUB Videobridge – Office of Research Administration at 509 East 3rd Street, room 050
IUPUI – University Library, room 1126

Please join us in Bloomington for a video connection to the Indianapolis session on Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement.

As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation now requires a Data Management Plan for all new proposals. This plan should describe how the proposed study will disseminate and share the collected research results. Do you know what this plan should include? Are you aware of best practices and standards for data management, sharing, and curation? Do you know what support services are available at IUPUI? This workshop will outline the process of developing a data management plan, provide resources for DMP development, and introduce data services available on campus. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend.

To register for the videobridge in Bloomington, please visit http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html
To register and attend in Indianapolis, please visit: http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2711

CRCS fellows program for 2012-13- January 15, 2012 Deadline

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars Programs for the 2012-2013 academic year. Postdoctoral Fellows are given an annual salary of $60,000 for up to three years to engage in a program of original research, and are provided with additional funds for travel and research support. Visiting Scholars often come with their own support, but CRCS can occasionally offer supplemental funding.

We seek researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines, and have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues.  We are particularly interested in candidates with interests in Technology & Accessibility, Privacy & Security, and/or Economics and Computer Science, and those who may be interested in engaging in one of our ongoing projects:

• A Health Data Marketplace

• Privacy for Social Science Research

• Privacy and Security in Targeted Advertising

• Trustworthy Crowdsourcing

• Language-Based Security

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are particularly interested in attracting women and underrepresented groups to participate in CRCS.  For further information about the Center and its activities, see http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/.

Application Procedure:

A cover letter, CV, research statement, copies of up to three research papers, and  up to three letters of reference should be sent to:

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars Programs Center for Research on Computation and Society crcs-apply@seas.harvard.edu

References should send their letters directly, and Visiting Scholar applicants may provide a list of references rather than having letters sent.  The application deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2012.

Chateaubriand Science fellowship 2012-2013- Feb. 1, 2012 Deadline

The Chateaubriand scholarship program, organized by the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington, is intended to finance the stay in France of American PhD students for a period ranging from 4 to 10 months, as part of a cooperation, and possibly a joint supervision (“cotutelle”) leading to a dual PhD diploma.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship program is designed for doctoral students enrolled in an American university who wish to achieve part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a period of 4 to 10 months. The Office of Science and Technology funds the compensation (1400€/month), travel expenses and health insurance.

Priority will be given to candidates who seek to establish a joint direction of their thesis with a French host university. All fields of Science, Technology and Health are eligible. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory.

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2012, for a stay which can begin from September 1st 2011 to April 1st, 2013.

More information and registration:   

http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement: What you need to know

Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement: What you need to know
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where: University Library, Room 1126

As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation now requires a Data Management Plan for all new proposals. This plan should describe how the proposed study will disseminate and share the collected research results. Do you know what this plan should include? Are you aware of best practices and standards for data management, sharing, and curation? Do you know what support services are available at IUPUI? This workshop will outline the process of developing a data management plan, provide resources for DMP development, and introduce data services available on campus. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend.

To register, please visit: http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2711