Spring Deadlines for Externally Funded Graduate Fellowships (some require application through IU)

Externally-Funded Awards:

2013-2014 Inter American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship Program: supports dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development.The deadline for applications is January 22, 2013. Program webpage: IAF Grassroots Development Program


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: support undergraduate (scholarship) and graduate (fellowship) students in adding international and foreign language experience to their education. Boren awards support activities in countries outside W. Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Deadlines are:

January 22, 2013 – Scholarship deadline for campus review; February 13, 2013 – Scholarship deadline for national review.

January 31, 2013 – Fellowship deadline for national review (no campus review for Fellowships).

Undergraduate applicants for Boren scholarships should contact Katie Saur in Overseas Study (812) 855-7588; kbsaur@iu.edu

Graduate applicants can contact Paul Fogleman for assistance: (812) 855-3948; pfoglema@iu.edu

Boren program webpage: Boren Awards


Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development: support for dissertations on topics that examine how population dynamics and family planning influence economic development. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged. Deadline is March 11, 2013. See: IIE/Hewlett Dissertation Fellowship


Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship: provides opportunities in a select number of countries outside of W. Europe in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, housing and communications. Deadline is February 1, 2013. See: Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships.


US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria: teaching assistant positions in Austria for graduating seniors and graduate students. Deadline is January 15, 2013. See: US Austria Teaching Assistant


Rotary Peace Fellowships: fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Deadlines fall between March and June. For details, see: Rotary Peace Fellowships


Whitaker Grants: grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. Deadlines are: January 21, 2013 for fellows and scholars; February 14, 2013 for summer. See Whitaker International Program


2013 Summer Internship Program in Sustainability

The Summer Internship Program in Sustainability utilizes campus as a living-learning lab, enlisting students as researchers in investigating important questions facing our community, such as: How do the ways in which our campus operates and consumes resources affect the social, environmental and economic well being of our community? How is our campus impact connected to more complicated global issues like climate change, resource scarcity and poverty? What opportunities do we have as individuals, institutions, communities, and governments to increase collective social, economic and economic health, and how do we best communicate these opportunities? How will we adapt and ensure all people have the ability to thrive in response to dynamic climate conditions and limitations on resources?


We have 18 open positions (listed below).  Through internships co-mentored by staff in operations and faculty members, interns conduct research and develop programming focused on general sustainability outreach and education or in specific topic areas such as food, transportation or resource use. Internships are co-mentored by IUOS and the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board. We will be hiring for positions in both areas.

Attend one of our information sessions:

  • Tuesday,      January 22: 6:00-7:00 pm at E-House (704 E. 10th St)
  • Thursday,      January 24: 5:30-6:30 pm at SPEA Room 212
  • Tuesday,      January 29: 6:00-7:00 pm at E-House (704 E. 10th St)

Learn more:

Positions Available Summer 2013

Internships   Mentored through the Office of Sustainability

Internships   Mentored through Campus Sustainability Advisory Board

Greening of the Athletics   Department

Academic Initiatives: Developing   & Supporting Curricular & Co-Curricular Sustainability Initiatives

Greening of the Health Center

Buildings & Energy: Utilities   Conservation Project Coordination

Green Purchasing Policies &   Procedures

Buildings & Energy: Creating a   Culture of Energy Conservation in Residence Halls

LEED Tools, Processes &   University Standards

Environmental Quality & Land   Use: Composting Initiatives

Local Food Sourcing & Green   Events Planning at the IMU

Food: Campus Garden & Edible   Campus Initiative Coordination

Student Sustainability Educators   Program

Food: Strategic Planning &   Implementation for Sustainable Food

Green Teams

Resource Use: No Waste Coordination

Sustainability Funding Development

Resource Use: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale

Sustainability & the First Year Experience

Transportation: Bicycle Master Plan Scoping

Additional GradGrants Center hours for the week of 1/21-1/25

We know many of you are probably already sweating over your FLAS applications (due 2/1), or perhaps the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation grants (due 1/31). Although this is one of our busiest times of year, never fear–if you’re looking for another set of eyes to go over your proposal, we’re here to help. We’ve scheduled the following extra hours next week to accommodate the increased volume of clients this time of year:

Tuesday, 1/22: 11:30-6:00 (normally only open until 4:00)

Wednesday, 1/23: 11:30-8:00 (normally open at 1:00)

Friday, 1/25: 9:00-6:00 (normally only open until 2:00)

Other appointments may be available outside these times by request, depending on consultant schedule. If you’d like to make an appointment, send us an email at gradgrnt@iu.edu. We look forward to working with you, and best of luck on those applications!

John H. Edwards Fellowship

The John H. Edwards Trust Fund will provide income for 3 fellowships of approximately $20,000 each for graduate students at Indiana University in academic year 2013-2014. The John H. Edwards Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious academic awards. A university-wide committee selects the fellows from nominations made by the deans of all departments and professional schools within the University that award terminal graduate degrees.

In accordance with the bequest, the John H. Edwards Fellowship will be awarded on the following basis:

Good citizenship, character, especially attitude toward public service and the likelihood of future usefulness to society, scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, and upon such other bases and qualifications, and in such manner, as the Trustees of Indiana University in their discretion and judgment may determine from time to time, but always without regard to consideration of religion, creed, race, national origin, color, sex, or political affiliation.

The Edwards Trust Fund Committee interprets the above paragraph as an instruction to nominate a candidate of superior scholastic ability and intellectual capacity, and good citizenship and character as demonstrated by a strong record of voluntary public service. Consistent with University policy, nominations for this award should be made without regard to sexual orientation or disability.

More information about the fellowship, eligibility criteria, application process and deadline can be found on the University Graduate School website, Internal Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities.

Please note: Applicants must submit their applications to their department for review.  Departments are required to submit the nominations.

The University Graduate School Grant-in-Aid Awards

The University Graduate School offers 2 Grant-in-Aid Awards: Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research and Grant-in-Aid of Master’s of Fine Arts Projects.

Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award provides funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

Grant-in-Aid of Master’s of Fine Arts Projects Award provides funding for Bloomington MFA students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with MFA projects, such as travel to special libraries, payments to consultants, photocopies, electronics and specialized equipment. Expenses that are not supported include normal living expenses, routine supplies, and computers.

More information about both awards, requirements, application process and deadline can be found on the University Graduate School website, Internal Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities.

Please note: Applicants must submit their applications to their department for review.  Departments are required to submit the nominations.

The University Graduate School Esther L. Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award

The Esther L. Kinsley Award was established through a bequest to the Indiana University Foundation by Esther L. Kinsley, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. She taught civics, history, and economics at Shelbyville High School for 40 years. According to plans developed by faculty committees and approved by the Graduate Council, each degree granting program of The University Graduate School may nominate one “truly outstanding” Ph.D. dissertation for consideration by the Awards and Financial Aid Committee of the Graduate Council. The committee will consider such criteria as originality, documentation, significance, accuracy, organization, and style.

More information such as eligibility requirements, application process, deadline, etc. can be found on the University Graduate School website, Internal Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities.

Please note: Applicants must submit their applications to their department for review.  Departments are required to submit the nominations.

2013 Summer Professional Internships in Warsaw, Poland (between May 13 – July 31, 2013) in English- Deadline: April 10, 2013

Application for the 2013 Summer Internships is now open. Starting dates for the 2013 summer internship program are May 13, June 3 or June 17 (Mondays). The summer program will run until August 2, 2013.

Interested students can choose among summer internship programs of four different durations: 10, 8, 6 and 4 weeks in duration.

Internships usually end on July 31 unless internship organization and student agree on a longer duration.

While interning at the organization of their choice, students can participate in a 4-week internship seminar and take a Polish language course at Collegium Civitas and earn the equivalent of 3 American credits in total. In addition, students can also enroll at a credited academic course and earn the equivalent of 2 American credits.

Internships are generally in English and students choose their internships from a very diverse field of specializations and types of organizations that include public and private, international and domestic, non-for-profit and profit institutions specializing in:

    • Government, Legal & Constitutional Affairs
    • European Integration & Diplomacy
    • International Politics
    • Human Rights, Migration & Refugees
    • Media & Journalism
    • Research & Analysis
    • Internet Technology
    • Civic Society & Local Community
    • Community Service
    • Civic & Political Education
    • Arts & Culture, History & Curatorial Education
    • Theater Education, Performance & Theatrology
    • Jewish History, Jewish Arts & Culture
    • Business, Economics & Finance
    • Environment
    • Public Health & Humanitarianism

Students interested in applying must apply online and submit required documents (resume, unofficial transcript and a recommendation letter which must be emailed directly from your recommender to Global Educational Leadership.

More information about the internships can be found on the Global Education Leadership website, http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/internships-in-poland/summerinternshipprogram/.  Here is a link to the online application, http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/apply/.

REEI GA Positions 2013-14

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 $13,000 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.

GA applicants should describe their experiences with 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 onlineApplication deadline is February 1 of each year. Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the REEI senior staff.

Questions about GAships and applications should be directed to Emily Liverman, eliverma@indiana.edu.

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program


The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program, which supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, is now accepting applications for the 2013 fellowship cycle.  This year’s program contains the following research fields, led by senior faculty spanning a variety of disciplines:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia

Call for Applications:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia (Deadline: 02/18/13)

Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.”

Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production such as Urdu-Hindi, Persian, or Bengali. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in area studies (South Asia or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2013. The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses over three academic quarters related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments.

Application materials must be submitted online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20918 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and drafts of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the letter writers. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55, 000 – $60,000 and health coverage. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2013.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at burcak@stanford.edu.

Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Ph.D. / Associate Director / The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Stanford University / Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA)
Encina Hall West, Room 211  417 Galvez Mall, Stanford CA 94305-6045
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