NYPL pre- and post-doc Fellowships in Women’s History

To celebrate the opening of our groundbreaking Center for the Study of Women’s History, the New-York Historical Society is inaugurating new fellowships devoted exclusively to the study of women’s history. This program will support the Center’s vision and enrich its intellectual network to include a diverse group of dedicated fellows and scholars. Together with New-York Historical staff, the selected fellows will explore four centuries of New York women’s history, offering a vibrant series of scholarly talks, rotating exhibitions, and new research opportunities.

Complementing the existing suite of research fellowships currently offered at New-York Historical, the new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History will be specifically focused on the field of public history. Through this initiative, New-York Historical enriches its public reach by engaging a community of eminent scholars who serve as advisers and collaborate with curators and historians. We work with colleges and university faculties nationwide to produce and incorporate the latest scholarship in our programs and exhibitions for general audiences.

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold a Ph.D.—ABDs or other pre-doctoral candidates will not be considered. Fellows will be in-residence, full-time staff members for a period of two years between January 4, 2016, and December 31, 2017, with a stipend of $50,000 per year and full benefits.

Applicants for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the humanities and be on track to completing their degree. Pre-doctoral Fellows will be in-residence between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

Application requirements for both fellowships include:

  • A completed cover sheet (download here)
  • A two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
  • A curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript
  • A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
  • Three letters of recommendation that must be sent digitally to: Fellowships Coordinator at: fellowships@nyhistory.org, with the subject line: “WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME]” before the deadline

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE ELEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED:

  • Via e-mail with the subject line WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME], no later than 11:59 pm on July 31, 2015, for Pre-doctoral Fellowship and 11:59 pm on October 13, 2015, for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, to fellowships@nyhistory.org

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

More info here: http://historyprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/andrew-w-mellon-fellowships-in-womens-history/

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT) Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

Following is information about the:Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Objective

To provide funding for doctoral dissertation research for at least three months in a country or region outside the U.S. that is the focus of study.

Deadline Award Amount Online Application Past Awards Contact
Sept. 14
  • Doctoral student stipend—up to $10,000
  • Travel and related expenses of research–up to $10,000
  • Maximum amount of $20,000 per fellowship
2014-15 MIIRT Award Recipients

2013-14 MIIRT Award Recipients

2012-13 MIIRT Award Recipients

Fraya Fox
miirt@indiana.edu  or (812) 855-8913

MIIRT FAQs

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants must be Bloomington doctoral students who will have attained candidacy prior to undertaking the fellowship
  • Doctoral applicants who are seeking support must have international research as a core part of the dissertation research

Review Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit.

Stipend Conditions

Recipients are encouraged to seek additional funding sources to supplement the award. Note that the compensation cannot be duplicated by another award that is held simultaneously. In the case of multiple awards, amounts may be adjusted.

Budget

A budget should be developed for the travel and related expenses (up to $10,000). These expenses may include costs associated with research support including research assistants, consultant fees, visa costs, international and local transportation, and per diem (using IU guidelineshttp://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp). No budget is required for the graduate student stipend however, those intending to use award funds for a stipend must include the stipend as a line item in their budget.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application, create a budget using the budget builder link on the electronic application form, and attach the following as PDFs to the electronic application form (please note page limitations):

  • three to four page Project Description that must provide specific information on the nature of the project and the anticipated outcomes
  • a language competency form that indicates the level of proficiency in the language of the region in which the research will be conducted [Evaluators should send candidate’s competency forms directly to miirt@indiana.edu.]
  • one-page Budget Justification that includes any other awards for which the applicant has applied
  • two to three page Curriculum Vitae of the doctoral student
  • letter of support from the doctoral dissertation chair (in the case of individual student applicants)
  • letter of support from a knowledgeable faculty member. One of the letters of support should be from a faculty member familiar with the general area or region where the proposed study will take place
  • PDFs are preferred to ensure that application formatting is not lost. Applicants or recommenders can also submit letters of support separately via email to miirt@indiana.edu or fax to 855-6396.

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Questions about applying for an IDRF?

View this year’s September Applicant Webinar with IDRF Program Director Daniella Sarnoff
or our October Applicant Webinar with Assistant Director Elsa Ransom
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

 

Eligibility

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2015 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2015, whichever comes first.

The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research in combination with site-specific research in the United States, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding. All other applicants (for instance, those in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States. Research within the United States must be site-specific (e.g., at a particular archive) and cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings. Please note that the IDRF program supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up.

Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research in one country by the start of their proposed IDRF research may be ineligible to apply to the IDRF to extend research time in the same country. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the IDRF program, depending on completed research time and funding. The IDRF program expects fellows to remain at their research site(s) for the full nine- to twelve-month funding period. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. The program does not accept applications from PhD programs in law, business, medicine, nursing, or journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a PhD. For more information on the 2015 IDRF competition, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Selection Criteria

The IDRF competition promotes a range of approaches and research designs beyond single-site or single-country research, including comparative work at the national and regional levels and explicit comparison of cases across time frames. The program is open to proposals informed by a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and manuscript collections, fieldwork and surveys, and quantitative data collection.

Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multidisciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields, as well as a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is critical for successful completion of the proposed doctoral dissertation. The research design of proposals should be realistic in scope, clearly formulated, and responsive to theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of having attained an appropriate level of training to undertake the proposed research, including evidence of a degree of language fluency sufficient to complete the project.

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation *Completion* Fellowship

Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development issues

Open for applications, next deadline is November 13th 2015.

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The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

  • be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country
  • hold a master’s degree
  • be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic Priorities:

The project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and produce research publications.

The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects that shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.

Some projects, we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale social processes. The strongest projects typically will explore connections across these scales. Some research projects will rigorously explore elements of civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms, and rule of law. Others will explore root causes of conflict, human insecurity, and violence. Above all projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

Application Process:

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines.

Fellows must be willing to attend at least one workshop sponsored by the SSRC each year that are intended to help early-career faculty produce scholarly publications. We anticipate awarding as many as 45 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

Deadline:

The next application deadline is 13 November, 2015.

For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: nextgenafrica@ssrc.org.

 

More info http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-doctoral-dissertation-completion-fellowship/

SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship

Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development issues

Open for applications, next deadline is November 13th 2015.

Apply Now

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

Proposal development fellowships are intended to support doctoral students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.

The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country
residents of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
hold a master’s degree
be either enrolled in a PhD program, or intend to enroll in a PhD program
As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic Priorities:

The project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and produce research publications.

The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects seeking to shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.

Some projects, we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale social processes. The strongest projects typically will explore connections across these scales. Some research projects will rigorously explore elements of civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms, and rule of law. Others will explore root causes of conflict, human insecurity, and violence. Above all projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines.

Fellows must be willing to attend two workshops sponsored by the SSRC each year that are intended to help early-career faculty produce scholarly publications. We anticipate awarding approximately 45 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

Deadline

The next application deadline is 13 November, 2015.

For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: nextgenafrica@ssrc.org.

More info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-proposal-fellowship/

NSF DDRIG Workshop at ORA

Are you at a place where you are ready to prepare and submit a proposal for a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) or a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) this summer? If so, IU’s Office of Research Administration would like to invite you to a workshop on preparing and submitting your DDIG/DDRIG proposal. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 1st from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Office of Research Administration building located at 509 E. 3rd St. (The building is on the corner of 3rd Street and Dunn Avenue, next to the Mobil gas station.) We will be presenting information and tips that will help you with this specific proposal submission process. Please bring your laptop if possible and details on your proposal so that we can best assist you.

Again, this workshop is for students who are planning to submit to a specific DDIG/DDRIG program announcement this summer. This is not an overview of grants in general. Please register for the workshop at Educational Opportunities here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html.

Seating is limited, so this workshop will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please also take a moment to fill out a Research-Related Conflict of Interest Disclosure form here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/COI/coi_disclosure.html

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this specific workshop; we will have more DDIG/DDRIG workshops at later dates. We look forward to working with you!

-IU’s Office of Research Administration

IDAH Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (IDAH) Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) will sponsor five IUB students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) as HASTAC scholars for the 2015-1016 academic year.  Faculty are invited to nominate HASTAC scholars by sending the following to idah2@indiana.edu 1) the student’s name and email address, along with 2) a short paragraph description of his/her research project.  The internal deadline is August 3rd, 2015.  The five successful candidates will each receive a $300 honorarium and will be mentored by faculty and staff within IDAH. We will contact you by August 7th 2015 with the results of the competition. We will also contact the five successful candidates to coordinate logistics for the HASTAC bi-weekly meetings, and with instructions for registering with the online HASTAC community as well as for completing the HASTAC online application for which IDAH will be the student’s HASTAC nominator/sponsor.

Below is a description of the HASTAC program as well as IDAH and HASTAC requirements for successful candidates.  Please be sure your nominee is aware of these requirements:

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The HASTAC Scholars program is comprised of graduate and advanced undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.  Scholars blog, host forums, organize events and discuss new ideas, projects, experiments, and technologies that re-conceive teaching, learning, research, writing and structuring knowledge. Read more about the program here: HASTAC Scholars website (http://www.hastac.org/scholars/apply).  

IDAH requires of scholars the following:

• Attend bi-weekly IUB HASTAC scholars’ group meetings.

• Attend periodic IDAH events (seminars, workshops)

• Discuss their research project for a HASTAC presentation through IDAH and IDAH partner events

HASTAC requires of scholars the following:

• Blog on the HASTAC site, introducing themselves and their projects

• Report on at least ONE local relevant event – any conference, talk, art project, symposium,

   experiment  or collaboration – during the year

• Introduce at least one other technology project to the greater HASTAC community (e.g. a

   new  technology, a new coding language, a new use of technology in the non-profit sector, a

   new  game for  learning, an interesting new book, etc.)

• Contribute to HASTAC Scholar Discussion Forums, either by hosting or commenting.

• Build community and conversation by commenting, tweeting, covering conferences, and

    helping organize local meet-ups.

• Share relevant job info, fellowship opportunities, conference CFPs, and publishing

   opportunities.

AY 2015-16 Hourly Position with Groups Scholars Program

PRIMARY ROLE:  The Science Community Seminar Instructor reports to the Groups Scholars Program STEM Coordinator. The role of the instructor is to develop instructional materials, and teach the Groups Scholars Program Science Seminar. The instructor is responsible for holding regular office hours for student development appointments, and be an active member of the Groups Scholars STEM planning team.

WORK HOURS:

Days/hours can be adjusted to schedule, with some flexibility within the set schedule (not to exceed 15 hours/week)

Required: August to May

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching Coll-G113 Science Community Seminars

·         Develop and implement instructional materials that help Groups Scholars STEM majors explore the foundations of scientific reasoning, investigate the day-to-day activities of scientists, introduce and provide information on STEM fields and subfields, develop scientific research and presentation skills, and delve into the ethics of scientific research.

·         Monitor and evaluate student progress, reporting any concerns to the Groups Scholars STEM planning team as needed.

·         Collaborate with other units on campus and in the community to implement activities that expose students to a broader experience in academia and STEM career fields.

·         Develop, administer, and analyze an evaluative tool for science seminars.

Support Student Development

·         Assist students with scientific writing and presentations

·         Be a resource on internships and research opportunities, as well as graduate school and career pathways

·         Provide students with STEM study strategies

STEM Planning Team

·         Participate in weekly Groups Scholars STEM planning team meetings

·         Contribute to functions of the Groups Scholars STEM initiative including, but not limited to: program planning, marketing strategies, resource development, and program evaluation.

·         QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and Experience: Must have completed a BA/BS in related discipline and current enrollment in Master’s program on the IU Bloomington campus.  Previous teaching experience preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Must possess strong interpersonal skills and an ability to actively engage students in the learning process. Candidate should be organized, responsible, dependable, and have the ability to work independently; possess analytical problem solving and decision making skills; be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population.

Strong writing, editing and research skills are required. Knowledge and proficiency of technological tools preferred.

Background in a STEM discipline strongly preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with a list of three references we can contact to groups@indiana.edu  with the subject line “Science Community Instructor.”

Job Opening: Computing Outreach Education Director

Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) is committed to increasing diversity of the computing talent pool. This commitment is driving positive results both in and outside the classroom and we strive to be a national role model in this arena. We invite a computing educator to join our team to focus on outreach efforts that will help us grow interest in our majors to feed a high demand and diverse workforce.

We invite you to apply if you are interested in:

  • Developing training and content resources for computing related outreach programs
  • Focusing on both college and pre-college level students
  • Using strategies that increase computing efficacy, promote motivation, and success
  • Developing creative ways to target women and other underrepresented students in exploratory computing experiences
  • Increasing students who participate in computing majors, minors, certificates, eBadges, and skill building opportunities
  • Promoting inclusive environments
  • Collaborating with faculty in CS Education research
  • Assessing results
  • Being involved in advising student groups, exploring outreach to K-12 teachers, offering short term credit classes, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MS or MEd is required in computing related discipline, or relevant teaching experience in high school or university level, with sound knowledge and use of successful ways to teach computing-related topics; excellent oral and written communication, program planning and facilitation skills; program evaluation; excellent organizational skills; marketing and grant writing skills desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rank: Academic Specialist

Appointment Type: Twelve-month non-tenure track position; Renewable three-year appointment within a probationary period not to exceed six years. Decision for a long-term contract will be made in sixth year, assuming positive annual reviews and reappointment decisions based on satisfactory performance and programmatic needs. Under supervision of the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Education, office space with the SOIC lecturers.

Apply Online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1552

For Best Consideration Apply By Date: July 1, 2015

Expected Start Date for the position: August 2015

Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. An email message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Questions regarding the position or application process may be sent to Maureen Biggers at biggersm@indiana.edu, or School of Informatics and Computing, 919 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Summer 2015 hourly position with IU Summer Language Workshop

The IU Summer Language Workshop is hiring an hourly student worker to assist with general office work and programming in Summer 2015.

General duties will include, but are not limited to:

1.      Assisting the staff with setting up, facilitating, and recording extracurricular programs;

2.      General office assistance;

3.      Helping with communications.

Applicants should be able to communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Applicants should also be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.

Basic computer skills are required. We also require either working knowledge of recording equipment, cameras, IU listservs, podcasting or a willingness to learn needed skills to support our efforts. The physical requirements for the job are the abilities to lift light objects and to go on errands around campus.

This position is for 20 hours/week at a salary of $12/hour. We are prepared to start the position by May 28, 2015. The position will end by the start of August 2015.

Interested applicants should send a resume and list of three references we can contact to swseel@indiana.edu with the subject line “Workshop hourly position.”