Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography – Deadline 12/1/2012

In September 2012, the University of Virginia Rare Book School (RBS) was awarded a substantial grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts. Over the course of three years, fellows will receive intensive, hands-on training in the analysis of textual artifacts, and will participate in seminars that guide them toward theorizing their archivally based scholarship. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to work with experts and mentors in fields such as book history, manuscript studies, and the digital humanities via collaborative research and symposia.  The deadline for application to the program is 1 December 2012.

For more information about the RBS-Mellon Fellowship, please visit:

The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program- Deadline: December 14, 2012

The Inter-University Center (IUC) is pleased to announce a new 10-month fellowship program for the PhD students in all fields of Japanese studies, generously sponsored by the Nippon Foundation.  The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC aims to provide the most promising young scholars with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and their IUC senpai.

Fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship and modest living stipend to attend the 10-Month Fellowship Program at the IUC Yokohama.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2012.

Further information and applications are available online: or email

Gerald L. Bepko Student Internship Program

Each year, University Information Technology Services (UITS) selects student interns to work on exciting, strategic information technology projects at IU’s eight campuses. Students from populations traditionally underrepresented in the IT field are encouraged to apply.

Bepko internships provide an opportunity to involve students as we implement the many action items of the IU IT Strategic Plan, Empowering People. Students gain valuable experience and exposure to the reasons why IU has been named a 2011 best place to work in IT by Computerworld magazine.

Internships require a minimum of 10 hours participation a week for which the intern will earn a stipend. With appropriate approvals, academic credit may be obtained.

Please visit the OVPIT/UITS Human Resources page for the list of internships available,

CIC Smithsonian Institute Fellowship- Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school however their application will be submitted through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA). Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition.

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition. Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15.

Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at CIC institutions are eligible to apply.

The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
See Program Guide for full details. The application materials must be submitted electronically by November 15, 2012 at 5 PM through

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program- Deadline: November 1, 2012

The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes; spread the word and give more students the chance to strengthen their prospects of attending graduate school and achieving a career in public service.

Interested applicants can access the application online at Deadline for all materials is November 1st, 2012.

More about PPIA:

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, or a related field through a consortium of over 30 graduate schools of Public Policy and International Affairs in the U.S.

The entry point for the PPIA program is acceptance and attendance to one of our four Junior Summer Institutes, including Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. Each year, the national program selects an outstanding group of college juniors from across the U.S. to participate in the JSIs.

Participation in a JSI will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. Upon completion of their institutes, students have access to opportunities for mentoring and career development through an extensive alumni network. JSI participants are also guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA’s graduate school consortium. Most PPIA alumni who are accepted to a consortium school receive well above this figure in financial aid towards their graduate education.

PPIA was founded in 1981 to promote diversity and leadership in Public Policy and International Affairs. Today, the program has an alumni network of nearly 4,000 individuals who share an interest in public service and are advancing leadership roles in the field. To learn more, please visit:

Graduate Women’s Scholarship Program- Deadline: October 16, 2012

The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.  For more information please visit:

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program- Deadline: October 9, 2012

This program recognizes the best and the brightest Ph.D. students in the United States and Canada. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program in an accredited university in the US or Canada, with a research focus in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.  All applications will need to be submitted through the office of the department chair. The deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 11:59 P.M., Pacific Time. For additional details of eligibility requirements and the application procedure, please see:

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Funding Opportunities- Deadline: January 10, 2013

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million for 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2012–13 academic year.

We want to encourage women graduate students to apply for our generous fellowships and grants, especially AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships. These awards help women pursue graduate and professional degrees in designated fields in which women traditionally have been underrepresented and in which the employment outlook and earnings potential are strong.

Fellowships in architecture, computer and information sciences, engineering, and mathematics and statistics are currently available to women who are in various stages of their graduate training.  And because women of color are still underrepresented in some promising professions, fellowships for business administration, law, and medicine have been available exclusively to women of color since 1991.  AAUW is dedicated to encouraging gender and cultural diversity in all of these fields.

If you’re interested and qualify, we encourage you to apply today.

For fellowship and grant application questions, contact AAUW
c/o Customer Service Center
101 ACT Dr. Dept. 177
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

For general questions about AAUW fellowships and grants, e-mail

Hungary/Poland Graduate Student Exchange Information Session- October 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Are you a graduate student interested in studying, researching, and/or teaching in Poland or Hungary?  Check out the great exchange programs with partner instituties in Kraków, Warsaw, and Debrecen at the OVPIA website (

There are a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at Partner Institutions in Poland and Hungary.  Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus.  Applications are due on October 26, 2012.

The information session is being held at the Polish Studies Center on October 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm.  You’ll hear from Graduate Exchange Alumni Hubert Izienicki (Warsaw) and Matt Caples (Debrecen), as well as a representative from the Office of the Vice President of International Affairs.