The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship- Deadline: April 1, 2013

The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship, funded by former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former Chair of IFES’ Board of Directors, Charles Manatt, and his wife Kathleen awards one $5,000 Manatt Fellowship ($2,000 upon the start of the fellowship, $2,000 midway through the fellowship, and $1,000 upon receipt of research paper) to bring outstanding graduate students from the American Midwest to Washington, D.C., to conduct research in democracy-building. The Manatt Fellowship marked the inauguration of the Democracy Studies Fellowship programs at IFES.
The Manatt Fellowship is available for U.S. or international graduate students attending universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Past fellows found the Manatt Fellowship an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research. For example, fellows have gone on to manage programs at the National Democratic Institute and consult for Asia Foundation election programs in Pakistan.
Eligibility for Manatt Fellowship
  • Applicants must be a U.S. or international student studying at a US university in one of the states listed above.
  • Applicants should be graduate students in either Masters or PhD programs who have not yet completed their degrees.
  • Applicants should be pursuing degrees in international relations, political science, public administration, or related areas.

IFES is now accepting applications for the 2013 Manatt Fellowships. To apply, students should download and fill out an application form here and send to IFES.

Completed application packets must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than April 1, 2013, and must contain the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • An unpublished academic writing sample of up to 10 pages in length (may be an excerpt)
  • Your current graduate transcript (if first semester, please include previous transcript)
  • A letter of recommendation from one faculty member who is familiar with your work

Click here for the Manatt Fellowship flyer (pdf)
Click here for Manatt Application (pdf)

IU GPSO Communications Coordinator — applications due 3/17


Title: Communication Coordinator

Position: Academic Year, Student Academic Appointment, plus summer hours.

Duration: Summer 2013 (up to 150 hrs), Fall 2013; Spring 2014

Position Open to:  all full-time IUB masters and PhD students

Remuneration:  $12,000 stipend, health insurance and subsidized student health insurance, plus, up to 150 summer hours at $12/hour.

Sponsoring Units:  GPSO and University Graduate School

Application Deadline:  Sunday, March 17, 2013



The Graduate and Professional Student Organization ( serves over 10,000 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington through providing academic support, advocacy, community-building and resources. The GPSO seeks applicants for the position of Communications Coordinator for the 2013-14 academic year.



The GPSO Communications Coordinator’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • Act as the primary representative for the GPSO by responding to e-mail and phone inquiries from current and prospective students, faculty, administrators, and the public.
  • Communicate with graduate department secretaries to coordinate GPSO presentations at each department’s new student orientation. Assist other Executive Committee members in carrying out graduate student orientation events.
  • Work to increase awareness of GPSO in the graduate and wider IU communities
  • Maintain and regularly update the GPSO website, including but not limited to posting GPSO events, information for GPSO Assembly members, blog posts and announcements, and managing content for various GPSO topics (e.g., health insurance, awards and grants, graduate student resources, etc.).
  • Design and distribute a weekly electronic newsletter to the GPSO Representatives consisting of announcements and events emailed to the GPSO, as well as searching for events online.
  • Publicize the Graduate Student of the Month Award to graduate department faculty, and manage nominations. Chair the GPSO Graduate Student of the Month Award committee and coordinate the judging of nominees. Interview and publicize award winner.
  • Write and distribute press releases when appropriate.
  • Assist GPSO Awards Officer in communicating with award applicants and winners. Maintain current awards information on the website and within awards applications.
  • Work with GPSO President to create agendas for various meetings. Distribute agendas electronically to GPSO Assembly and Executive Committee members. Attend, take attendance, and give reports at monthly GPSO Assembly meetings.


The Communications Coordinator serves on the GPSO Executive Committee, assisting special projects and programs as requested.  In addition, the Communication Coordinator’s graduate student orientation week responsibilities require some summer hours (max. 150).



The position requires knowledge in website maintenance and design, familiarity with mass and electronic communications, excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with general office productivity and managerial panache.  Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and the WordPress environment are strongly preferred.  Candidates must be enrolled full time as an IUB graduate or professional student and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment (April 2013-April 2014).   NOTE: The Communications Coordinator may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full- or half-time work.



The Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,000 stipend.


The Communications Coordinator may also work as many as 150 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $12/hour during the summer 2013.


The assistantship is considered taxable income.



Interested parties should submit the following application materials in one PDF (the letter of reference may be sent separately if necessary) by 5 pm on Sunday, March 17th electronically to Dean Yolanda Trevino at

  1. Cover letter and résumé
  2. One current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to the required skills
  3. Contact information for 2 additional references
  4. 300 word essay explaining your vision for increasing the relevance of the GPSO in the wider IU and Bloomington Community during the 2012-2013 academic year.


Applicants will be vetted by the GPSO Staff Search Committee. Candidates will meet with the GPSO Executive Committee and a decision made as quickly as possible.


Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, contact the GPSO at

IU Office of Enrollment Management Strategic Planning and Research Part-time Research Analyst (Deadline 3/18)

Job Summary: Conduct statistical analysis supporting policy and management of Indiana University’s undergraduate enrollment. Requires data extraction and management, preparation of tables and graphics, and written summaries and documentation of work.

Qualifications: Training in statistics and experience using tools such as SAS, SPSS, Excel, and SQL. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Also valued: experience with admissions or financial aid, IU data systems, and working with large data sets.

Hours: 20 hours per week, flexible within 8 to 5 Monday through Friday office hours.

Appointment term: Academic year 2013-14, with earlier start date possible.

Compensation and benefits: For a graduate student, this is a .5 FTE student academic appointment as a Graduate Assistant, with standard stipend and benefits. Applications from non-students will also be considered.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Douglas Anderson,

Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.