GA POSITION,STUDIO ASSISTANT- Deadline: Applications will be accepted through the end of January

Blane De St. Croix Studio
Sculpture Area, Hope School of Fine Arts, McCalla Building
(to begin Spring 2013)


Professor with a strong and established professional career with an office/studio in Sculpture Area in the School of Fine Arts seeking STUDIO ASSISTANT to assist with various tasks and organization.

–A standard stipend and health insurance will be provide with the GA position
–A minimum one-semester commitment is requested
–GA hours will be discussed and can possibly be adjusted and flexible, not to exceed 20 hours/week.
–Opportunities include: learning archive management, grant and residency application, exhibiting logistics and general operation of a professional studio

JOB DESCRIPTION (all or a selection of the following):
–Learn new archive management system to archive artwork history and inventory
–Conduct research on subject specific projects
–Format images in PhotoShop
–Write basic work descriptions and correspondence
–Perform occasional errands as needed
–Update website
–Assistance working on projects in the studio
–Assistance with installations, exhibitions, and special projects
–Occasional studio cleaning and maintenance.

–EXCELLENT Organizational Skills and detail-oriented
–EXCELLENT Time Management Skills
–EXCELLENT Research Skills
–EXCELLENT Oral and Written communication skills
–MAC and PC Proficient
–Digital Photography, Scanning and Photoshop, Website Skills
–Outlook, Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required
–Fabrication Skills in both wood and metal most helpful
–Serious interest in Contemporary Art & Environmental/Political Issues helpful

Interested applicants should send an email with the subject line “GA STUDIO ASSISTANT” to including a cover letter outlining relevant experience and why they are qualified and interested in the position as well as a CV and contact information for 2 professional references.

Please no phone calls or further inquiries. You will be contacted if an interview is requested. Thank you.

IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program 2013- Deadline: January 14, 2013

Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with an IIASA senior scientist mentor on a project proposed by the student,related to his or her graduate research, with the goal of a publishable paper.

Funding is available from IIASA’s National Member Organizations for students from member countries, but students from all nations are eligible to apply, and some unrestricted fellowships are available.


IIASA is an international institution, supported by twenty member nations, engaged in scientific research aimed at providing policy insight on issues of importance in the following global problem areas and programs:


  • Energy
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services and Management
  • Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • World Population
  • Risk Policy and Vulnerability
  • Water


  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Food and Water
  • Poverty and Equity

Detailed information about each program is on the IIASA Website:


–    you are an advanced graduate student;

–    your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA;

–       your research and career would benefit from working alongside 50 or so young scientists as well as senior scientists from around the world;

–    you would like to explore the policy implications of your work.


An on-line application form, along with more information, is at

General Questions: Tanja Huber, YSSP Coordinator,

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

James Smithson Fellowship Program- Deadline: January 15, 2013

The James Smithson Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts. Fellows will work in one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe. Specific fellowships will be tailored to each individual’s interests, field and talents. With such broad exposure, the James Smithson Fellowship Program graduates will secure, through personal experience, knowledge and understanding of how their work can contribute to decision-making in a broader context. The new program is the Smithsonian’s first to combine the best of the Institution’s vast scholarship and collections and its unparalleled access to the nation’s capital in one year-long learning experience.

Candidates will be evaluated on three main criteria:

  • The innovativeness of the proposed research project;
  • How closely their career aspirations relate to the opportunity;
  • Potential for leadership as evidenced by past performance
  • The quality of their academic record.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and not more than five years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degree by December 31, 2012. Candidates with professional degrees are also eligible to apply.

Apply online:

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Program for 2014- Deadline: April 10, 2013

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the 2014 VEF Fellowship Program. The Fellowship application and selection process is open, competitive, and transparent. Applicants do not need to pay any fees in order to apply or be considered for a VEF Fellowship. Winners are chosen based on individual merit, including academic performance and preparation, intellectual capability, English proficiency, and the potential for contribution to scientific education and research in Vietnam.

VEF seeks highly qualified applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or Master’s degree at leading universities in the United States in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as public health, epidemiology, and immunology), engineering, and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science and computer science. Priority will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.

In order to apply, an applicant must meet the all of the following minimum requirements:

A. VIETNAMESE by citizenship and not a permanent resident of Vietnam or a permanent resident or citizen of any other country.

B. College graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree in fields acceptable to VEF (See Item #1 above, Qualified Fields of Study) or college juniors (3rd or 4th year) or seniors (final year students), who will graduate with such a degree by July 2014.

C. GPA. Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) from a college/university with at least 7.0/10.0. Applicants ONLY with an undergraduate degree must have at least a GPA of 7.0/10.0. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA from 6.5/10.0 to 7.0/10.0 are eligible to apply ONLY if they have a Master’s degree with a GPA of at least 7.0/10.0 in the same field as the intended field of study. Grades on other scales must be converted into a 10-point scale according to VEF guidelines. A grade conversion scale is available at the VEF website: (

D. English Language Proficiency. The applicant must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language. Any one of the following means is acceptable to demonstrate proficiency.
1. TOEFL. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score no older than one year from the date of the closing of the online application, specifically nothing earlier than April 10, 2012, of at least 500 on the Paper-Based Test (PBT) (either the International or Institutional exam is acceptable), which is equivalent to 173 on the Computer-Based Test (CBT) and 61 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT).
Applicants are encouraged to take the International TOEFL instead of the Institutional TOEFL in order to have a valid score in hand when applying to U.S. universities, which do not accept an Institutional TOEFL score. Also, please be aware that most U.S. university graduate schools require an International TOEFL score of 550 or higher. Hence, candidates are encouraged to retake the TOEFL exam even after passing the VEF interview in order to increase their chances of getting admitted, particularly to competitive universities.
The official ETS website ( provides information about the TOEFL test including format, scores, registration, practice materials, and locations of testing centers in Vietnam and test dates. Please contact IIG Vietnam at (84-4) 3773 2411 or visit their website: for more information about the test.
2. IELTS. An acceptable alternative to the TOEFL exam is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. A minimum score of 6.5 on an IELTS exam no older than one year from the date of the closing of the online application, specifically nothing earlier than April 10, 2012, is necessary to apply for a VEF Fellowship. For more information, please visit the IELTS website:
3. Degree from an English-speaking country. An acceptable alternative to the TOEFL or IELTS test is a degree from an English-speaking country. The applicant would need to demonstrate that s/he is studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in, or has a recent university Bachelor’s or master’s degree (not more than two years old at the time of applying for the VEF Fellowship) from, a university that conducts all courses in English in any of the following English-speaking countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, or Wales), or the United States. The evidence of degree completion from such a university is sufficient evidence of English language proficiency for VEF. Please be aware that U.S. universities may still require an official International TOEFL or IELTS score to apply to graduate schools.

E. GRE (Graduate Record Examination). All applicants must provide VEF with the results of the GRE General Test, since most graduate programs in science require submission of scores as part of the application process. The minimum scores vary from university to university, so VEF will not establish minimum scores for the GRE General Test. Scores can be no more than five years old because the GRE is only valid for 5 years. Specifically, the GRE test scores that you submit can be no older than August 1, 2009, since successful Fellowship candidates apply to U.S. universities during the fall 2013 and spring 2014. VEF only accepts the official GRE score report.

More information about the program can be found on the VEF website,

Applications will be available ONLY online from 10am December 10, 2012 to 10:00am April 10, 2013 (Vietnam time zone).