Wilson Center Title VIII East European Studies Short-Term Research Grants–deadline 9/1

East European Studies Short-term Grant competition – open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. This grant is intended to fund work on policy relevant projects involving the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. Grants are for one month  and candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2012.
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/east-european-studies-short-term-research-scholarships

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant Proposal Workshop

IU’s Office of Research Administration would like to invite you to a workshop/presentation on submitting National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG). We will be presenting information and tips that will help you with the proposal submission process.

Date: Tuesday, October 2nd
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: Office of Research Administration building located at 509 E. 3rd St
.
(The building is on the corner of 3rd Street and Dunn Avenue, next to the BP gas station.)

This workshop is for students who are planning to submit to a specific DDIG/DDRIG program announcement in the near future. If this is you, please register at Educational Opportunities here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html. If you are just starting out and would like assistance in searching for various grant funding opportunities, please contact the Grad Grants Center at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.

Seating is limited, so this workshop will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please also take a moment to fill out a Research-Related Conflict of Interest Disclosure form here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/COI/coi_disclosure.html

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this specific workshop, we will have more DDIG/DDRIG workshops at later dates. We look forward to working with you!

-IU’s Office of Research Administration

Office of Research Administration
Indiana University
509 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN  47401-3654
812-855-0807 ph.

Provost’s Announcement of IU/Mellon Dissertation Fellowships and Information Sessions

Dear Colleagues:

 

As we begin the new academic year, I’m delighted to draw your attention to a generous award of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Indiana University that will allow us to support international and area studies programs on the Bloomington campus. This award will support the efforts of the newly approved School of Global and International Studies.

 

The award supports a three-year program “Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration at Indiana University.” The project’s primary goal is to advance new directions in international and area studies that include faculty in the humanities and collaborations with the social sciences and professional schools throughout the campus.

 

In each of the project’s three years, there will be four funding programs. Faculty and students may apply for funds that will support short-term faculty fellowships, graduate dissertation fellowships, curriculum development fellowships, and innovative workshops.

 

IU Bloomington’s international and area studies programs represent a long and rich tradition of international engagement, and I am honored to be the principal investigator for this project. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, under the direction of Associate Vice Provost Ruth Stone, will administer the program.

 

The first deadline for applications is September 15, and a series of information sessions are scheduled to share details about the programs as follows:

 

FACULTY INFORMATION SESSIONS

Tuesday, Aug. 21

2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room (M008)

Wednesday, Aug. 22

2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

Tuesday, Aug. 28

2–3:30 p.m., IMU Redbud Room (M030)

Wednesday, Aug. 29

2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

 

DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS

Tuesday, Aug. 21

4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room (M008)

Wednesday, Aug. 22,

4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

Tuesday, Aug. 28

4–5 p.m. IMU Redbud Room (M030)

Wednesday, Aug. 29

4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

 

More information appears online at http://ovpr.indiana.edu/funding/prog_miirtc.shtml.

 

Please spread the word so that faculty and students across our campus may take advantage of this new Mellon Foundation funding.

 

Lauren Robel

Provost and Executive Vice President

CASVA Predoctoral Fellowships

Online applications will be available August 27, 2012.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Each of the following nine fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, and for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research. Application for a predoctoral fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations, before November 15, 2012. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.

The David E. Finley Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 36 months. The first two years of the Finley Fellowship are intended for research and travel in Europe to visit collections, museums, monuments, and sites related to a well-advanced dissertation in Western art. During this two-year period, residency abroad is expected, for which travel funds are available. The third year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation and to perform curatorial work. Half of the year in residence will be devoted to a research project, designed to complement the subject of the dissertation, at the Gallery or other Washington-area collections. A primary requirement for this fellowship is that the candidate have a significant interest in curatorial work.

The Paul Mellon Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 36 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art and to enable a candidate to reside abroad for two years to develop expertise in a specific city, locality, or region related to the dissertation. The third year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation.

The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in European art on a topic before the early 19th century. The Kress Fellow is expected to spend one year of the fellowship period on full-time dissertation research abroad and one year at the Center to complete the dissertation, devoting half time to Gallery research projects designed to complement the subject of the dissertation and to provide curatorial experience.

The Wyeth Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns aspects of art of the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. The Wyeth Fellow is expected to spend one year of the fellowship period on dissertation research in the United States or abroad, and one year at the Center to complete the dissertation. A new initiative of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art provides up to $5,000 in publication subvention for first-time authors.

The Ittleson Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than European or American art. The Ittleson Fellow is expected to spend one year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad, and one year at the Center to complete the dissertation.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in a field through the 20th century other than European or American art or in cross-cultural studies involving at least one culture outside the European or American traditions. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period in a specific city, locality, or region related to the dissertation. The second year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation.

The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 12 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of either a doctoral dissertation or a resulting publication in Northern European art between 1400 and 1700. For a candidate preparing a publication based on the dissertation, the date of graduation may be as early as fall 2012. The Smith Fellow may use the fellowship to study either in the United States or abroad; there are no residence requirements at the Center.

The Chester Dale Fellowships

Two fellowships are awarded annually: one for 24 months, the other for 12 months. The Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in any area of Western art, with a preference for modern and contemporary topics. The two-year Dale Fellow is expected to spend one year on dissertation research either in the United States or abroad; the second year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation. The Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art. The one-year Dale Fellow may use the fellowship to study in the United States or abroad; there are no residence requirements at the Center.

The stipend for all predoctoral fellowships is $20,000 per year. A housing allowance is available for fellows not in residence. Fellows in residence are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. In addition, predoctoral fellows receive allowances for travel and research-related materials, depending on the terms of the fellowship.

All fellows in residence are members of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Fellows are in regular contact throughout their tenures at the Gallery with the Samuel H. Kress Professor, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor, the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, the senior fellows, and other members of the Center.

Departments will limit nominations to one candidate for each category of fellowship; each individual may be nominated for one fellowship. Renominations will be accepted on the basis of revised application materials. Interested students should consult with the dissertation advisor and departmental chair to obtain nomination information. Department chairs must submit to the Center one letter of nomination listing all candidates nominated by the department. After the application deadline, any inquiries should be directed to the Center by the chair of the department and not by the candidate.

Online applications must be submitted by November 15, 2012. Nominees must submit an online application that includes a brief writing sample. Two letters of support from individuals who have directed the work of the nominee are required. One of the two letters of recommendation may be from outside the department. After a preliminary selection, several candidates for each fellowship will be invited to Washington in early February 2013 for interviews. Appointments will be announced following the spring meeting of the Trustees of the National Gallery of Art. All predoctoral fellowship grants begin on September 1, 2013. Predoctoral fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

For Additional Information:

For information contact:

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, Maryland 20785
Telephone: (202) 842-6482
Fax: (202) 789-3026

Website: http://www.nga.gov/casva/casvapre.htm

2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Refresher Grants

Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing professional careers in fields such as business, academia, journalism, public service, law, science, medicine, architecture, engineering, the fine arts, education, etc. who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language.

For 2013, the Blakemore Foundation plans to award between 12-15 grants for the advanced study of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer and Burmese. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

The Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Blakemore Refresher Grants. The postmark deadline for applications is December 31, 2012. For application forms, eligibility requirements, grant guidelines and instructions see the Foundation’s website at www.blakemorefoundation.org.

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. The fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have an undergraduate degree and are pursuing academic, professional or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. The most important criteria for selection is a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which the regular use of the language is an important aspect.
Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to renew their East Asian language skills by attending a language program in Asia for a summer or semester of intensive full-time language study at the advanced level. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., working as a professional in an Asian field, or teaching in an Asian field as a professor at a college or university in the United States, or be a former Blakemore Freeman Fellow.

Eugene H. Lee, Trustee Mimi Gardner Gates, Board Chair
Griffith Way, Trustee Emeritus
Cathy Scheibner, Administrative Assistant

Blakemore Foundation
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206.359.8778
blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com
www.blakemorefoundation.org

IUB GA Job Opportunity: Library IQ-Wall Graduate Assistant

The Indiana University Libraries’ Digital Library Program invites applications for a graduate assistant (GA) position for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The IQ-Wall is a large-scale visualization screen available for use by IUB faculty and students. It is made up of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels. Uses of the IQ-Wall are limitless – from displays of detailed geo-spatial maps to interactions with complex visualizations; from community hack sessions to crowdsourcing manuscript transcriptions; and so on. The IQ-Wall is located in the Herman B Wells Library on the first floor of the East tower, and is a collaborative initiative supported by UITS and the IU Libraries.

The GA will assist librarians, faculty and staff to effectively use the IQ-Wall.

The IQ-Wall GA will:

• Participate in developing and delivering technology workshops and training related to the Wells Library IQ-Wall for librarians, faculty,
students, and other researchers
• Assists in planning program activities (i.e., informational series) around the IQ-Wall, targeting a wide-range of librarians, faculty, and
staff whose work or research would benefit from use of the IQ-Wall
• Coordinate outreach activities for the IQ-Wall including promotion of the Wells Library IQ-Wall across the IUB campus
• Create calendar of events, informational flyers and other promotional materials as needed
• Provide technical design and development support for selected projects utilizing the IQ-Wall
• Perform administrative duties such as: managing the use of the Wells Library IQ-Wall, from scheduling to registering new users,
creating and maintaining email lists, managing the IQ-Wall screensaver, ensuring new content is added periodically, and maintaining
online and print documentation for internal and external reference

Required Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in a graduate program at Indiana University Bloomington and eligible to work 20 hours per week
• Comfortable with learning new tools and technologies
• Experience in instructional program development or related outreach activities
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Experience working with Windows operating system and applications Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with applications of technology to research and educational practice
• Experience with digital image and text file formats
• Experience with web development, including HTML and CSS
• Experience working with XML, XSLT, and other XML-related technologies
• Experience coding in languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, and/or Javascript
• Ability to modify open source software to meet user needs

Position is available for the 2012-2013 academic year and includes a $1000 monthly stipend plus fee remission and mandatory student health insurance.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Michelle Dalmau no later than Friday, August 24. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For Additional Information:

E-mail your cover letter and resume to: mdalmau@indiana.edu

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT)- Deadline: September 15, 2012

Faculty Information Sessions
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room (M008)
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2–3:30 p.m., IMU Redbud Room (M030)
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2–3:30 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

Dissertation Fellowship Information Sessions
Tuesday, Aug. 21 4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room (M008)
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room
Tuesday, Aug. 28. 4–5 p.m. IMU Redbud Room (M030)
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4–5 p.m., IMU Hoosier Room

Deadline, all fellowships and workshops:
September 15, 2012
Awards: December 1, 2012

The primary goal of this three-year program is to support new directions in international and area studies that include collaborations locally among faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools throughout the Bloomington campus. The program will also extend opportunities for faculty and students to engage in collaborations in international, area and global studies.

In these guidelines, less commonly taught languages in the United States includes all languages other than English and the commonly taught European languages of German, French, and Spanish—see the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages http://www.ncolctl.org/about/faqs.

Indiana University maintains active partnerships with institutions of higher education in more than thirty countries. While not mandatory, collaborative efforts with these partner universities are welcomed. The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) can facilitate an introduction with any of these universities. A list of key partner universities is available here: http://webdb.iu.edu/InternationalPrograms/scripts/ria/registerhome3.cfm.

  1. Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowships
  2. Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowships
  3. Innovative Curriculum Fellowships
  4. Innovative Workshops
  5. Annual MIIRT Workshop

Battlemind to Home III Symposium- Deadline: August 31, 2012 by 5:00 pm EST

The Roudebush VA Medical Center, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University are pleased to present the Battlemind to Home III Symposium, Sept. 26-27, 2012.

The symposium aims to increase community awareness of the challenges military families face when service members return home, and educate attendees about the mental health concerns, legal options and supports available to veterans in the community.

Participants will receive breakfast, lunch, and a one night stay at the Marriott free of charge.

Continuing education units (CEUs) will also be available.

If you are a graduate student interested in attending the Battlemind to Home III Symposium, a scholarship program has been made available by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI). To learn more, download this informative pdf or download an application.

For more information contact Martina Sternberg, at msternbe@purdue.edu.

Topics:

  • psychosocial, deployment, and reintegration challenges;
  • military culture;
  • employment;
  • spirituality; and
  • children

Location:

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Ind.

National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA site locations.  Fellows receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking, while also directly supporting NNSA’s global nuclear security mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests. Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance, who are accepted into, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, and economics.  Some positions may also benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting.  A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus.  Applications typically are accepted beginning in the late summer through mid-fall. Fellowship terms begin the following summer. Visit http://ngp.pnnl.gov  to learn more and apply.