Fellowship Opportunity in Germany for Social Scientists

BGHS announces two scholarship programs for Summer 2016

Supported by the Excellence Initiative, the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology is offering two four-month scholarship programs for the Summer Term 2016 (April 1 until July 31, 2016). Visiting Fellowships are awarded to international doctoral researchers whose dissertation has a historical, sociological, social-anthropological or political science focus. International MA graduates can apply for start-up scholarships to pursue a doctoral degree in these fields as well. Recipients receive the opportunity to prepare a convincing proposal for a dissertation project. Applications should be submitted via the online application portal no later than January 15, 2016.

For more information, visit www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs or send an email to application-bghs@uni-bielefeld.de.

Critical Language Scholarship (and information session)

Get immersive language training in less commonly taught languages through a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for summer 2016. Scholarships are available at multiple language levels and, in past years, fully-funded programs have been offered for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in:

  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Swahili will be offered for the first time in 2016.

National deadline will be mid-November.

Info session and workshop (with snacks):  Monday Oct. 5th from 5:30–7:00pm in Room 108 of the Hutton Honors College

Event hosted by: CLS alumna, Rebecca Mueller, and CLS campus representative Paul Fogleman

No RSVP necessary.

Direct inquiries to:  pfoglema@indiana.edu

White House Fellows Program (Deadline 11/2)

 “In the 50 years since its founding, the White House Fellows Program has helped prove that those who love their country can change it. Our Nation needs your drive and talent, and we hope you consider applying to the program.”

– President Obama and Mrs. Obama –


Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and over the course of nine presidential administrations the nonpartisan White House Fellows program has become the nation’s premier fellowship for public service and leadership. The program’s mission is to expose Fellows to first-hand, high-level experience in the Federal government. The program consists of a full-time work placement in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-ranking Administration officials. During a year in Washington, DC, Fellows also participate in a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of the Federal government. It is an extraordinary year that yields a lifetime of rewards. Learn more about the White House Fellows program here.


Please mark your calendars for November 2, 2015 – the date that the 2016-2017 application will be LIVE!


Each fall, we are honored to welcome a new class of White House Fellows and accelerate our efforts to recruit applicants for the next class.  We invite you and/or your organization to join in our efforts and know that your support will allow us to reach remarkable leaders all over the country.  Here are 5 Easy Things You Can Do to help us recruit Fellows:


1.       Engage One-on-One. Identify exceptional individuals who could become White House Fellows and encourage them to apply.

2.       Send an Email. Please share information about the White House Fellows program to your professional and social networks.

3.       Utilize Social Media. Post messages promoting the program to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. using #WHFellows #BecomeaWHF

4.       Sponsor an Event. Please consider hosting an informational session, panel, or reception to present the program; to the extent possible, White House Fellows program staff will lend support and provide background materials.

5.       Leverage Earned Media. As a thought leader in your community, we invite you to submit op-eds, contribute to news stories, and/or author blog posts to share your experiences with the White House Fellows program.

Thank you for your help.  Please let us know if you have questions.  We know that your support will allow the White House Fellows program to stay strong for another 50 years!

More info:

Jennifer Yeager Kaplan, Director

President’s Commission on White House Fellowships

main: 202-395-4522 | direct: 202-395-7474

mobile: 202-725-5752


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Global Village Living-Learning Center Accepting Course Proposals for Fall 2016



A Call for Course Proposals for Fall 2016


Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is seeking masters and advanced graduate students to submit proposals for courses to be taught FALL 2016. Proposed courses must consider contemporary global topics or issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Special consideration will be given to proposals for courses with topics that feature the Themester 2016 focus on “Beauty.” Recent Global Village courses include:

  • Global Concepts of Beauty and Gender
  • Diseases that Changed the World: How Epidemics Impact Society
  • Guitar Culture Around the World
    • History of Hell in the West
    • Stand & Fight: (Or Should We Sit?)!: Theories and Techniques in Protest Movements
    • Espionage and Intrigue Around the Globe: The Spy Film and International Politics

All seminars earn students 3 credits toward graduation, carry distribution credit (CASE A&H or CASE S&H), are limited to a maximum of 20 students, and are open to all IU undergraduates. Classes meet in the classrooms of the Global Village in Foster-Martin, which are equipped with a computer, laptop connection, DVD and VHS video, video projector, a standard overhead projector, multiple chalkboards, and wireless access. The Global Village offers full administrative support as well.


Compensation: Instructors receive a stipend of $9,530 fee remission, health insurance, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students.


Eligibility: Applicants must be Masters or advanced graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who do not hold another AI, GA, or teaching/staff appointment for the Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the assistant director. International students must confirm their work eligibility with the Office of International Services before applying for the position. Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts & Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.


Teach a Course of Your Own Design


When submitting a proposal, please include the following:

  • a completed Global Village Cover Sheet (pages 3 and 4 of this document)
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a detailed course syllabus including:
o   a course description o   proposed methods of assessment
o   the learning objectives of the course (see FAQ) o   potential reading/viewing list
o   types of assignments to be completed o   an indication of A&H or S&H


Note: Please have your CV proofed by your graduate advisor or the Career Development Center and have your syllabus proofed by your graduate advisor or Campus Instructional Consulting.


Make sure that your course addresses contemporary global topics and uses a multi-disciplinary approach.


Materials can be emailed as attachments to Assistant Director Vera Marinova at vmarinov@indiana.edu. If you have any questions about the Global Village or our teaching opportunities, please feel free to contact us at 812-855-4552. The deadline for submission for courses to be taught Fall 2016 is Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 pm.


What is the Global Village?


Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is an undergraduate residence hall committed to preparing students with a broad range of international interests for life in the globalized world of the 21st century. Open to all IU students—freshmen through seniors—the Global Village strives to expand student knowledge of foreign languages and cultures and world affairs; prepare students for study, travel, and work overseas; and assist students in accessing IU’s and Bloomington’s vast international resources. With the guidance of an internationally experienced staff and the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Global and International Studies, the Global Village helps prepare IU students to become tomorrow’s global leaders.


Learn more at www.indiana.edu/~college/global/





Frequently Asked Questions


How many pages should the syllabus be?

It should be 8–15 pages and include detailed information about the assignments for individual class periods, readings (include number of pages!), grading and assessment, and classroom policies. Sample syllabi from previously taught GV courses are available for viewing. Contact Vera Marinova (vmarinov@indiana.edu) for more information.


What are learning objectives?

Learning objectives are what students should be able to do or do better by the end of the course. Rather than listing the topics that will be covered, the instructor states: “Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to … [often followed by a bulleted list of the skill-specific objectives]”. Please make sure to use this exact formulation. Ideally, these are listed on the front page after the course description. Examples might be “…discuss the interrelation of identity and the many aspects of human culture”, “compare and contrast major historical and intellectual periods of Western culture, especially how they define and approach the concept of Evil”. They should be clear, achievable, and measurable, and they are also usually observable.


What are A&H and S&H?

A&H (Arts & Humanities) and S&H (Social & Historical Studies) are General Education Requirements that each undergraduate must complete in order to receive a Bachelor degree from Indiana University. Courses can only carry one A&H or S&H designation. Specific information about each of these requirements can be found in the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Bulletin (http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/) and on the General Education website (http://gened.iub.edu).


How global is “global”?

The more world areas covered in the syllabus the better. A topic covering only one country is not as competitive as a multi-country region or a survey of countries from across the globe.


Can I teach outside of my discipline?

Yes, but make sure your curriculum vitae and the “Subject Area Expertise” section of the application cover sheet clearly and convincingly demonstrate your expertise in the area you want to teach.


Who is my audience?

The majority of students enrolled in these courses are freshman and sophomores. Courses should assume no previous background in the subject area and should be at the 200 level.


What information needs to be included in my proposal?

Your proposal must include: a) a Global Village Cover Sheet, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a course proposal abstract (150 words or less), and d) a detailed course syllabus. All materials must be e-mailed to Assistant Director Vera Marinova at vmarinov@indiana.edu by Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 pm.


Where can I find information on syllabus development?

The Teaching Handbook (http://teaching.iub.edu) published by the IU Office of Academic Affairs and the Dean of Faculties has resources related to developing a syllabus. In addition, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (http://www.indiana.edu/~vpue/faculty) offers teaching, assessment, and evaluation consultation.


Where can I find information on creating a curriculum vitae (CV)?

The IU Career Development Center, located on campus at 625 N. Jordan, has a wealth of information on developing comprehensive CVs. The Career Development Center’s website (http://www.indiana.edu/~career/) has resources online for creating CVs. Faculty colleagues in your department can provide helpful field-specific comments.


Who should I contact for more information?

Please contact Assistant Director Vera Marinova at 812-855-4264 or vmarinov@indiana.edu.

Application here: GV Call for Proposals for F2016


Introduction to Human Subjects and KC IRB at IU

Workshop in Methods: Introduction to Human subjects and KC IRB at IU

Friday, September 18, 2015, 2-4pm
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall
Woodburn Hall 200

This workshop will provide an overview of human subjects research and submitting an application through the KC IRB system. Representatives from the IU Human Subjects Office will provide a brief introduction to human subjects research, then focus the remaining time on learning how to navigate the IU IRB process.

For more information please visit the website at http://go.iu.edu/wim or email questions to wim@indiana.edu

IU Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (PFFT) (deadline 10/9)


Provides the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University or one of the Indiana University branch campuses: o IUPUI (Indianapolis) o IUPU Columbus o IU East (Richmond) o IPFW (Fort Wayne) o IU Kokomo o IU Northwest (Gary) o IU South Bend o IU Southeast (New Albany)

Stipend: $10,000 from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year).

• Required residency in the host campus community at least part of each week during the fellowship year. Assistance in finding affordable living accommodations is provided by the host campus. Relocation is optional if teaching at IUPUI, IUPU Columbus, or Butler University.

• IU student academic appointee health insurance, provided by the University Graduate School.

• Teaching load: Two courses per semester.

• Faculty mentor at the host campus.

• Participation in faculty life at the host campus.

• Required three-day intensive FACET Institute workshop on teaching in different academic environments. The workshop is held off-campus in the summer.

• Please note: This fellowship does not carry a fee remission. Participants are expected to be eligible to register in G901 or equivalent research credit.



Advanced standing in a doctoral or M.F.A. program: doctoral students must have their Nomination to Candidacy (NTC) form approved by the University Graduate School prior to the application deadline. Minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience as an Associate Instructor. Completion of a pedagogy course of at least one semester in length. Alternatively, an applicant may complete GRAD-G700, Excellence in Teaching; an intensive pedagogy course offered by the University Graduate School, during the summer session prior to the fellowship year.

More info here

Fulbright applicant Peer-Review Session for grad students (9/15)

The University Graduate School will be holding a peer review session for graduate student Fulbright applicants. It will be Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Hutton Honors College (Room 217). Please bring at least 2 copies each of your Statement of Grant Purpose, Personal Statement, and any supplemental materials.

Since the Fulbright materials are generally very short, you should have time to read someone’s essays and provide feedback within the allotted time. You do not have to be participating in the campus review in order to attend this event. If you plan to come, please contact:

Kathleen Sullivan

Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator

Indiana University Graduate School

sullkath@iu.edu  / 812.855.1362

Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research and Fellowships

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Indiana University announces

Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research and Fellowships for
Current Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

Current Indiana University Bloomington graduate students working on topics of relevance to Jewish
Studies are invited to apply for The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
grants-in-aid of research. These grants can be used either to provide graduate student support
(i.e.: to defray the costs of summer language study, travel, living expenses while conducting
thesis and dissertation research and/or thesis and dissertation writing, photocopying, or other
research expenses).

Preference will be given to Jewish Studies master’s degree students and doctoral minors. Graduate
students interested in applying for funding to attend a conference should apply for Jewish Studies
conference funding: (http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/funding_conference.shtml).

Students must submit a grants-in-aid proposal stating when the funding is needed (Summer 2016
and/or Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017),
and if you have applied for other funding.

Please include budget, and letter of reference in Word to iujsp@indiana.edu by
Friday, March 4, 2016.

For more information about the Jewish Studies doctoral minor, see:
or contact Professor Sarah Imhoff
at seimhoff@indiana.edu

ACLS African Humanities Program

Fellowship Details

  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Funding is available for dissertation completion and forpostdoctoral research and writing.
  • Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.
  • Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.
  • Completed applications must be submitted byNovember 2, 2015.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to ahp@acls.org.

The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

Goals of the African Humanities Program

  • to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research
  • to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers and faculty at African universities
  • to build the field of humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.

Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

Each Fellow may request a residential stay at an African institute for advanced study. Residencies have proved to be extremely popular and productive, granting Fellows time and space to concentrate on writing. Because residencies must be taken at an institute outside the home country, they foster international communication. Currently AHP Fellows may take residencies at six institutes from South Africa to Senegal, Ghana to Tanzania.

Fellows are invited to submit their manuscripts to the AHP Publications series, a collaboration with UNISA Press in Pretoria, South Africa. The rigorous development and peer-review process of AHP Publications is overseen by the two series co-editors, Kwesi Yankah, Central University College, Ghana, and Frederick Hendricks, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Fellows may apply to attend a Manuscript-Development Workshop to discuss their manuscripts with AHP mentors and other Fellows in a weeklong, intensive retreat. Many authors use these discussions to guide their final revisions before submitting manuscripts for publication.

AHP also partners with the African Studies Association every year to bring select AHP Fellows to the ASA Annual Meeting as ASA Presidential Fellows.

News and views of the AHP community are shared on a Facebook page.

For further details on eligibility, submission of applications, and selection criteria, see 2015-16 Competition Announcement (PDF). Instructions and Application material are now available.


more info here