Dhar India Studies Fellowships (24 Feb 2014 deadline)

A limited number of travel-research fellowships (each in the amount of up to $2000) are now available to Indiana University Bloomington graduate students though the Dhar India Studies Program. These grants are intended to support travel to the Indian subcontinent for the purposes of preliminary or dissertation-stage research. Funds may also be used in support of travel to sites other than the subcontinent, pending sufficient justification.
Qualified students will be enrolled toward a Ph.D. and pursuing research that focuses substantially on the Indian subcontinent (broadly understood). The competition is open to students working in both the Humanities and Social Sciences, though preference will be given to those who have previously pursued coursework in the Dhar India Studies Program and have either completed qualifying examinations, or expect to take them within the next year. A progress report on research conducted under the auspices of the grant will be required at the conclusion of the research period.
To apply, students should submit a CV (with email address), unofficial transcript, a statement of research program (of no more than three pages), and a budget of expenses no later than Monday, February 24, 2014, at 4pm to india@indiana.edu. Each applicant should arrange to have two confidential letters of support (at least one of which must be from a member of the IU-Bloomington faculty) sent to the same address by the relevant deadline. All materials must be submitted electronically. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 7, 2014.

(FILLED) Part-Time Project Manager: Grant Funded (15 Feb 2014)

Position Title: Part-Time Project Manager: Grant Funded



This position offers an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified graduate student with an interest in staying in Bloomington or an interest in family matters, such as child support, parenting time, etc. Please instruct any interested students to submit their resume to me at mwatson@co.monroe.in.us no later than February 15, 2014.


Maggie Watson

Project Manager, Monroe Circuit Court

812-335-7218 | mwatson@co.monroe.in.us

2014-15 Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) Editorial Assistant (due 31 Jan 14)

Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) will be hiring a senior graduate student to serve as Editorial Assistant for 2014-2015. The position is for the university budgetary year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) and is half-time. Ordinarily, the Editorial Assistant succeeds to the position of Assistant to the Editor. Therefore, we request a two-year commitment. Additionally, the editorial assistant is expected to be in Bloomington and able to work 20 hours per week beginning on July 1, 2014. The current stipend is $18,900 for 12 months, but this may increase. The position also carries a full tuition remission and medical insurance.


SSLA, published quarterly by Cambridge University Press, ranks as one of the leading journals in the areas of second language acquisition and the language sciences. The Editorial Assistant position offers an unusual opportunity for a graduate student interested in language learning and acquisition to become familiar with ongoing research as well as to gain valuable editorial experience.


SSLA will accept applications from graduate students in linguistics (general, second language studies, French, Spanish, etc.), speech sciences, educational psychology, psychology, and foreign language education. Applicants should be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the field of second language acquisition and an excellent mastery of written English grammar and style. Of equal importance is the applicant’s ability to meet deadlines, do thorough and efficient work, and assume responsibility without supervision. Computer skills are indispensable. Editorial experience is helpful but not necessary.


DUTIES:  The Editorial Assistant is responsible for ordering books for review, serving as liaison with the Associate Editor, maintaining office files and correspondence, participating in in-house evaluations of submissions, copy-editing manuscripts, reading proofs, and assisting the Editor and the Assistant to the Editor in making decisions regarding manuscripts, journal policies, and other tasks pertinent to maintaining a high-quality publication.


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants must send the following to Albert Valdman, SSLA Editor (602 Ballantine Hall, 1020 East Kirkwood):  (1) a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and highlighting any academic and professional experience that would make them particularly qualified for the position; (2) a CV, including academic background and professional experience;  (3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (4) an (unofficial) academic transcript from IU; and (5) an academic writing sample. Materials are due by January 31, 2014. We will call for interviews soon thereafter. All queries should be addressed to the SSLA editorial staff at ssla@indiana.edu.

Join the GGC on 7 Feb @ 2014 PFF Conference: Professional Pathways: Preparing For Your Academic Future

FRANGIPANI ROOM – IMU – 8:30 AM- 5:00 PMNOTE: Registration is not required—the conference is free and open to all IU graduate students. In order to participate in the complimentary lunch you must RSVP by Monday, February 3rd, to iupffc@gmail.com with your name, department, and year in your program. There is limited seating for lunch. Thank you!
8:30–9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00–9:15 Welcoming Remarks
Dean James Wimbush, Dean of the University Graduate School, Indiana University
9:15–10:45 Panel 1:Doctor(ate)s without Borders (IMU Whittenberger Auditorium)

Research-Intensive University
Ellen MacKay, Indiana University, Department of English

Experience at a Liberal Arts School
Matthew Oware, DePauw University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Experience at a Smaller University
Mellisa Evans-Andris, University of Louisville

Experience in an Applied Position
David Rutkowski, Indiana University, Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies

11:00–12:15 Panel 2: Developing Your Professional Record
(Panel will be divided into two parallel sections: Humanities/Social Sciences and Natural Sciences)

Natural Sciences (IMU Georgian Room)

Michael Wade, Indiana University, Department of Biology

Dana Dudle, DePauw University, Department of Biology

Jan Van Dyke, Indiana University, Arts & Sciences Career Services

Whitney Schlegel, Indiana University, Department of Biology

Humanities & Social Sciences (IMU Whittenberger Auditorium)

Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University, Library and Information Science

Amanda Miller, University of Indianapolis, Department of Sociology

John Nieto-Phillips, Indiana University, Department of History and Department of Latino Studies

Aziza Khazzoom, IUB, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

12:30–1:45 Lunch, Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room
Keynote Address
2:00–3:15 Panel 3: Diverse Teaching Strategies (IMU Whittenberger Auditorium)

Ray Haynes, IUB, School of Education

Martin Siegel, School of Informatics and Computing

Joe Pomerening, IUB, Department of Biology


3:30–5:00 Panel 4: Communicating Your Work (IMU Whittenberger Auditorium)

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University, Department of Sociology

Justin Garcia, Indiana University, Department of Gender Studies and the Kinsey Institute

Stephen Tillotson, School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indianapolis

Michael Jones, Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Join the GGC @ the Social Science Research Commons Resource Fair 24 Jan 3-5 PM, Woodburn 200

The GGC will join other campus organizations for a resource fair hosted by the new Social Science Research Commons.

This fair offers social science faculty and graduate students an opportunity to see the various campus resources available to them and ask questions and make contacts in an informal setting.

Woodburn Hall 200

Watch for more information as the date approaches.



Symantec Labs Graduate Fellowship

We want you to know that we’re now accepting applicants for our 2014 Symantec Fellowship. This is a multiple award, one year fellowship for graduate students pursuing innovative research related to information security, storage and availability. It provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student’s tuition fees and to reimburse research expenses incurred by the student. We also plan to award all fellowship recipients a separate salaried internship with Symantec. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Would you please announce this to your graduate students?  Full details are below.


Best Regards,

Kevin Roundy



Symantec is accepting applications for the 2014 Fellowship. Award decisions will be made in March 2014.  Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business. We plan to make multiple awards, in the following categories:

• Storage and Systems: areas such as storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.

• Next Generation Security: cryptography and security in areas of cloud, web, network, mobile, data center, big data analytics, networks, etc.



The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD to support the research of outstanding applicants. The award may be used to cover the student’s expenses including tution fees,conference registration, travel, hardware, and other expenses incurred by the student to engage in research collaboration with Symantec. If the fellowship is to cover tuition, it will be made through the university.

Award recipients are strongly encouraged to take a separate salaried internship with Symantec that we plan to offer to all fellowship recipients.  Interns will usually work directly with Symantec Research Labs at one of our locations (Culver City, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Herndon, VA, USA; Dublin, Ireland; Sophia-Antipolis, France) or with another group within Symantec. Each recipient is paired with a mentor from Symantec. A mentor is a top researcher or engineer who can provide ongoing technical guidance on the recipient’s research during graduate training as well as during an internship at Symantec.

Each recipient will be given a new laptop preloaded with Symantec software.



• Applying students must attend a university in a Ph.D. program focusing on systems research.

• Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on innovative research projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses such as security, storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.

• Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to date as evidenced by publications.



Applications should be submitted as a single compressed file (.zip file) and must include the following:

• Resume or C.V.

• Personal statement of research interests not to exceed 500 words. Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the value and novelty of their research.

• Two letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant’s scientific aptitude and potential for research.  Letters of recommendation may be sent confidentially.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered, and we cannot guarantee notification of incompleteness. Please make sure applications are complete.



• Fellowship applications can be sent now.

• Resumes or C.V.’s must be received no later than 5:00pm on January 31st, 2014 (Pacific Time Zone).

• Letters of recommendation must be received no later than 5:00pm on February 7th, 2014 (Pacific Time Zone).

• As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.

• Final award decisions will be announced in March 2014.

• Applications and letters of recommendation may be sent to us in the following ways:

o Email to: SRLFellowship@Symantec.com

o Mail to:

Attn. Darren Shou

SRL Fellowship

900 Corporate Pointe

Culver City, CA 90230



Please direct any additional questions about the Symantec Graduate Fellowship Program to: SRLFellowship@Symantec.com


2014 Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language

The American Research Institute in Turkey announces the 2014 Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul 

Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Georgetown University
210 North Poulton Hall
1437 – 37th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20007