IU Office of Sustainability AY 2015-16 Paid Internships

The Indiana University Office of Sustainability invites all graduate and undergraduate students to apply for the 2015-2016 Sustainability Internship Program.

Continuing a tradition of student engagement in campus sustainability research and implementation, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability is recruiting applicants for its ninth Academic Year Internship Program.

Students selected for this paid internship will be required to:

  • Engage in 10-15 hours of work per week
  • Attend intern meetings once every 2 weeks from October through the spring semester
  • Begin meeting with their IUOS and other mentors mid-fall semester through the end of the spring semester
  • Successfully complete their internship and present their selected project during the poster session at the Spring Sustainability Symposium on April 8th, 2016

Students should visit the IUOS website to learn more and apply by close of business on September 15.

Please contact Kristin Brethova (brethova@indiana.edu)or Andrew Predmore (sapredmo@indiana.edu) with any questions or concerns.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowships for research and language study in Turkey 2016-2017 announced

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2016-2017 fellowship programs for U.S.-based students and scholars:

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipend per month is $4,200.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one month up to one academic year. Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2015. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2016.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2016. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 5.

For further information please see the ARIT webpage

College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) 2015 Grad Student Travel Awards Announced (deadline 9/11)

GRADUATE CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARDS

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. or MFA student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts & Sciences at IU Bloomington) may apply. Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

Requirements and Criteria

Applications must consist of:

  • a short vita
  • documentation that the student has had a paper accepted for the conference
  • a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) of the paper to be given
  • a letter of support, from a faculty advisor or the departmental DGS, outlining the student’s progress toward the degree and the significance of the conference in relation to the student’s work
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account

Materials should be sent in electronic form to cahi@indiana.edu. Letters of support can come separately, if that is desired, but should also be sent to cahi@indiana.edu.

Awards may be up to $1000.

Recipients must wait an academic year before reapplying.

Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015

DISSERTATION OR MFA THESIS RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARDS

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts & Sciences at IU Bloomington) who has completed all course work, been advanced to candidacy, and who is at work on the dissertation. MFA students must be within one year of completing their thesis work. Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

Requirements and Criteria

Applications must consist of:

  • a short vita
  • a short research statement, outlining the research to be done, and the necessity of the travel (no more than 750 words)
  • a budget outlining expected costs
  • a letter of support from a faculty advisor
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account

Materials should be sent in electronic form to cahi@indiana.edu. Letters of support can come separately, if that is desired, but should also be sent to cahi@indiana.edu.

Awards may be up to $2000.

Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015

GRADUATE ASSISTANT OPENING IN THE GRADGRANTS CENTER

We are seeking a graduate student for the position briefly described below. If you are interested (or if you know a graduate student who might qualify), please send a cover letter and c.v./resume to Kathleen Sullivan, Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator.

Email: ugsawrd@iu.edu
Mail: University Graduate School
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405
Fax: 812-855-4266

If you have questions before submitting your materials, please contact Kathleen Sullivan at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

THE PROPOSAL-WRITING CONSULTANT/TRAINER is one of four graduate assistants who work directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL. The Center is sponsored by The University Graduate School and available to graduate students of all IU campuses. The consultants handle the day-to-day operations of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (e.g. presenting or enlisting speakers for workshops, scheduling rooms, preparing visual aids). Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include successful proposal-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, and the ability and personality to interact well with the public. A one-year commitment to the position is required. Those who have received prior Fulbright awards or other competitive national awards are highly desired. We prefer advanced doctoral students who have at least two years in graduate school.

This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn about various funding sources and to improve one’s own proposal-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position, starting in Fall 2015, will have a .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) position and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $11,000 for the academic year; and $2,300 for the summer. A fee remission is available. The person hired will work half or all of the summer as arranged with the Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 2, 2015.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (deadline 11/1)

  • Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
  • Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs, or online degrees.
  • Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years.
  • New Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.
  • The application deadline is November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.
  • The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or California in late-January or early-February of 2016. The Fellowship program will cover travel and accommodation.
  • The 30 Fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be notified in March of 2016. They will begin to receive stipend and tuition support from the program in the fall of 2016. If a Fellow is in the second-to-last year of their graduate program in the spring of 2016, when the new class of Fellows is announced, the Fellowship may approve special requests, under certain circumstances, to retroactively activate the Fellowship in order to cover that term.
  • The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply in subsequent years if they are still eligible.

More info here

Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISSC) can help with your research design

Working on a grant proposal that includes statistics? The Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISSC) is here to help you. The ISSC offers consulting to IU graduate students and faculty and can help you write the methods section of your grant proposals.

 

All graduate students are allow 4 free hours of consulting per semester.

Stats consulting is primariliy done in Woodburn 200 in the SSRC (Social Science Research Commons). The SSRC is on the 2nd floor in Room 200. ISCC consultants sit in the last two alcoves on the right.

Hours are 9 to 12, Monday to Friday. Please contact us to schedule a visit.

More information here.

IU Job Openings

Looking for a part-time job? Check out the IU Jobs page for an up-to-date list of open positions around IU. Jobs run the gamut and include everything from research assistantships to landscaping.

 

While we encourage grad students to seek Student Academic Appointments (SAA) which include fee remissions, hourly jobs can help you make ends meet. See our SAA Vacancies page for SAA vacancies.

Writing Tutorial Services Hiring Hourly Writing Tutors

Writing Tutorial Services hopes to hire students—both graduates and undergraduates—who have demonstrated ability and confidence in writing papers and who will be friendly and approachable when working with other students. We are looking in particular for students who have the ability to discuss others’ writing constructively or to work in small groups.

The majority of WTS tutorials are for classes other than English. WTS would therefore like to encourage applications from students from a variety of disciplines, particularly sciences and social sciences. And because students who visit WTS are a widely diverse group—in terms of ethnicity, nationality, religion, race, and gender—we encourage applications from those who reflect this diversity.

Both graduate students and undergraduates at IU are invited to submit applications to WTS. In addition, WTS solicits nominations from faculty members for undergraduate candidates as described below.

 

Graduate Tutoring

Writing Tutorial Services hires graduate students to work on an hourly basis as tutors at WTS in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Graduate students from any discipline or department at IU are eligible to apply for tutoring positions, and may hold positions as associate instructors in their home departments while also working as tutors at WTS. Teaching or tutoring experience will of course be considered when applications are reviewed, as will breadth of background in the subject areas in which candidates would feel comfortable tutoring.

Applications

To apply for a position as a WTS tutor, submit the following materials:

  1. a letter of application describing any teaching or tutoring experience and listing the disciplines in which you’d be most comfortable tutoring student writing
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae
  3. a sample of your own academic writing; the sample should be 3-5 pages long and may be something written for a course or part of a dissertation, thesis, or other project.

Send these materials to:

Jo Ann Vogt, WTS Coordinator
CITL Writing Program
Wells Library E250
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Applications are accepted on a ongoing basis. To be considered for a tutoring position for the fall semester, however, it’s best to submit an application by early April of the preceding spring semester.

Hours

Graduate tutors should expect to work 10 hours per week at all WTS locations combined. In addition to their tutoring hours, all tutors are required to participate in 5 hours of tutor training, conducted in the first week of the fall semester, and to attend biweekly staff meetings throughout the semester. Tutors are expected to establish a weekly tutoring schedule during the first week of the semester and to maintain that schedule, working the same days and hours each week, throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. All tutors are required to work at least one evening shift each week.

WTS hours: 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday; 10am to 5pm Friday.

Rates of pay

Tutors are paid $12.50 per hour for the hours they work at WTS, for tutor staff or training meetings, and for any other work they do for WTS.

More information here.

IU College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) Dissertation or MFA Thesis Travel Awards (deadline 9/5)

The College Arts and Humanities Institute announces a competition (two times per year) for travel costs related to travel for the purposes of research (visits to archives, fieldwork, etc.).

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University) who has completed all course work, been advanced to candidacy, and who is at work on the dissertation. MFA students must be within one year of completing their thesis work.

Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

Applications must consist of:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • a short research statement, outlining the research to be done, and the necessity of the travel (no more than 750 words);
  • a budget outlining expected costs;
  • a letter of support from a faculty advisor;
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account.

Deadlines:

  • September 5, 2014 (notifications no later than October 3)
  • March 27, 2015 (notifications no later than April 24)

Awards may be up to $2000.

NB: If other internal or external funding is received for the same project, CAHI requires notification, and reserves the right to adjust or reassign awards in light of this information. Awards cannot be given retroactively for travel occurring before the date of award notification. Funding will come in the form of a fellowship that will be processed through SIS and credited to the recipient’s bursar account.

Please submit all materials electronically to cahi@indiana.edu by 5 p.m. on the date of the deadline.

IU College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) Graduate Conference Travel Awards (deadline 9/5)

Upcoming deadline: September 5th

The College Arts and Humanities Institute announces a competition (three times per year) for graduate students to support costs related to travel to professional conferences at which the student is presenting a paper.

Eligibility: Any Ph.D. or MFA student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University) may apply.

Students must be enrolled at IU in order to apply for and receive award funding.

REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

Applications must consist of:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • documentation that the student has had a paper accepted for the conference;
  • a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) of the paper to be given;
  • a letter of support, from a faculty advisor or the departmental DGS, outlining the student’s progress towards the degree and the significance of the conference in relation to the student’s work;
  • documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account.

Awards may be up to $1000.

Recipients must wait an academic year before reapplying.

Deadlines:

  • September 5, 2014 (notifications no later than October 3)
  • January 16, 2015 (notifications no later than February 6)
  • March 27, 2015 (notifications no later than April 24)

NB: If other internal or external funding is received for the same project, CAHI requires notification, and reserves the right to adjust or reassign awards in light of this information. Awards cannot be given retroactively for conferences already attended before the date of award notification. Funding will come in the form of a fellowship that will be processed through SIS and credited to the recipient’s bursar account.

Please submit all materials electronically to cahi@indiana.edu by 5 p.m. on the date of the deadline.