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 or email questions to

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  / 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: (

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 by
Friday, March 4, 2016.

For more information about the Jewish Studies doctoral minor, see:
or contact Professor Sarah Imhoff

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.

GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshops Announced

This Fall the GGC will offer a series of workshops aimed at training graduate students in research proposal writing and general funding acquisition. The workshops are aimed at graduate students at all points in their graduate careers, and will be helpful for both first-year students and dissertating students looking for post-doc positions. These workshops are open to all IU graduate students, and space permitting, undergraduates and faculty. Workshops will entail both a presentation and activities that push you to apply the lessons to your own work, and hopefully walk away with some useful product.


Fall Workshop Schedule

  • Introduction to funding databases: finding funding in graduate school
    • Thursday 9/24 1-2pm
  •  The art of research proposal writing: tips, tricks, and techniques
    • Thursday 10/22 1-2pm
  •  The art of writing a personal statement: tips, tricks, and techniques
    • Thursday 11/5 1-2pm


All presentations will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200). Please email us at with any questions.



Information sessions for the Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT) Program

Register Now for MIIRT Information Sessions
Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT) Program
August 19-20; 26-27, 2015
Wells Library-IDAH Conference Room, E171
Through the []Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington, the MIIRT program supports new directions in international, area, and global studies that include collaborations locally among faculty as well as graduate dissertation research in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools throughout the Bloomington campus.
MIIRT offers 16 awards in the following four categories:
  1. Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowships$20,000
  2. Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowships $20,000
  3. Innovative Curriculum Development Fellowships $20,000
  4. Innovative Workshops $5,000
Deadline for all awards: September 14, 2015
Four advanced graduate student MIIRT information sessions will be held in the IDAH Conference Room (Wells Library, E171, first floor East Tower) on the following dates:
  1. Wednesday, August 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
  2. Thursday, August 20, 12-1:30 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, August 26, 12-1:30 p.m.
  4. Thursday, August 27, 12-1:30 p.m.
Four faculty MIIRT information sessions will be held in the IDAH Conference Room (Wells Library, first floor East Tower E171) on the following dates:
  1. Wednesday. August 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
  2. Thursday, August 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
  3. Wednesday August 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
  4. Thursday August 27, 2-3:30 p.m.
Space is limited and a separate registration is required for each session you wish to attend.
For inquiries about the information sessions contact Clara Henderson at
Application information is available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Please forward this message to IU Bloomington faculty and graduate students who may be eligible and interested.
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National Science Foundation 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship

First and second-year graduate students —

The National Science Foundation has announced its 2016 call for applications for the Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The GRF will fund 2,000 awards that fund up to 3 years of coursework for students in science-related fields.

Deadlines vary by field, but all fall in the final week of October.

For more information about eligibility, application procedures, and selection criteria, please see attachment and visit:

Applicants are encouraged to contact the GradGrants center ( for assistance in the application and proposal development process.

GRF 2016 Solicitation

2016 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DFDP) Announced (DEADLINE 10/15)

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate innovative dissertation research proposals through workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing guided by peer review and faculty mentorship. The program seeks young scholars who are interested in strengthening their dissertation research plans through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. By the end of the fellowship, participating students will complete a draft dissertation research proposal that can be reviewed with academic advisors.


Workshops and Summer Research

During the DPDF fellowship period, fellows are required to take part in the following activities:

  • Spring workshop (early June): Fellows work together to hone their research questions and design exploratory summer research plans to identify appropriate methods to answer those questions.
  • Summer research (June to August): Fellows conduct a minimum of six weeks of research away from their home institutions to establish contacts, find sources, identify sites, review new literatures, and test the feasibility of their initial research questions, methods of investigation, and analytic approaches.
  • Writing (late August to early September): Fellows draft dissertation research proposals, using an online and interactive DPDF peer-review platform to critique one another’s drafts, in preparation for the fall workshop.
  • Fall workshop (mid-September): Fellows share their progress and challenges, critique one another’s latest research plans, and begin final revisions of their dissertation research proposals.

Workshops are led by humanities and social sciences faculty with extensive experience helping doctoral students across diverse disciplines refine research proposals. Participants work primarily with the same faculty and small multidisciplinary groups throughout their fellowship.

Financial Support

The DPDF program covers all travel, lodging, and meals expenses related to mandatory attendance at both workshops. Applicants may request up to $5,000 to support summer research expenses, including travel, lodging, meals, and some necessary equipment and supplies. Guidelines for allowable expenses can be found in the Summer Research and Financial Support section of the DPDF Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently matriculated in PhD programs at accredited universities in the United States.
  • Applicants may be US citizens or noncitizens.
  • Progress within graduate program:
    • Applicants must have completed at least two full years of graduate study (MA and/or PhD) by the end of June 2016.
    • Applicants must be on track to obtain approval of their dissertation proposals after the September 2016 DPDF workshop but before the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Applicants must commit to attend the spring and fall workshops in their entirety and to conduct at least six weeks of summer research away from their home institutions between the 2016 spring and fall workshops.
  • Students who have already submitted dissertation research proposals to their departments for approval or to funding agencies for support of their dissertation research are not eligible to apply to the DPDF Program.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Potential significance of proposed dissertation topic. The application should explain how the proposed dissertation project seeks to build upon and add to theoretical or interpretive understandings of current scholarship by posing an innovative research puzzle or question and applying insightful methods of research and analysis.
  • Applicant’s readiness for proposal development. Application materials should demonstrate the applicant’s readiness to develop and refine a dissertation proposal for an academic department or research funding agency. The most competitive students will likely have completed courses, written papers, or made public presentations related to their dissertation topic.
  • Interest in and potential benefit from other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants must make clear their interest in, and potential for, strengthening their research proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences outside their own.
  • Connection between summer research plans and proposal development.Applicants must explain how undertaking exploratory empirical investigations—using one or more qualitative, quantitative, archival, library-based, or other methods of investigation—can contribute to the development of their dissertation proposals, including how they might explore and evaluate alternative methodologies.

Application Requirements and Procedures

All applications to the student competition must be submitted through the SSRC application portal, where applicants can find instructions for electronic submittal.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 15, 2015.

Each completed application must include:

  1. the DPDF online application form;
  2. unofficial transcripts from all graduate schools the applicant has attended or currently attends;
  3. a reference form, which must be completed and submitted through the application portal by the applicant’s primary advisor or, if the applicant does not have an advisor, by the faculty member most familiar with the applicant’s academic training and research interests.


For more information, visit: SSRC DFDP Website

Welcome Week Grad Student Resources Roundtable: Aug 17, 19, 21 (12-4pm)

Welcome Graduate Students!

Come Discover the Resources Available to You

When: August 17th, 19th, 21st, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200)

The following groups provide programs and services that can make your graduate journey at IU a little easier, and will present about their services:

  • Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Grad Grants Center (GGC)
  • Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
  • Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC)
  • IU Health Center (IUHC)
  • Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
  • Social Science Research Commons (SSRC)
  • The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC)
  • Writing Tutorial Services (WTS)

They will be available to present information and answer questions, and there will be snacks! Come for one presentation or come for all. Get what you need now, use it later.


A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Snacks will also be available. Time

August 17

August 19

August 21































please email us ( if you have questions.

See flyer: Welcome_Week_2015_0729_FLYER_CJP

Notre Dame Institude for Advanced Study Graduate Student Fellowships

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those which transcend disciplinary boundaries.
The NDIAS encourages graduate student applicants to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.
As a collaborative academic community, the Institute cultivates the contemplative ideal that is an essential factor in the Catholic intellectual tradition and vital for the progression of scholarship. The greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration.
Research Support
The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community.
Graduate fellowships range up to a maximum of $25,000 (gross amount) and include a $1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events.
The Institute welcomes applications from graduate students in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Graduate students from all institutions are invited to apply.
The Institute seeks applicants with:
  • excellent records of scholarly, artistic, or research accomplishment in their field(s);
  • projects that touch on normative, integrative, or ultimate questions, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition;
  • projects characterized by clarity of thought, coherence, and impact;
  • the ability to interact with other fellows and to engage in collegial discussions of research presentations; and
  • a willingness to contribute to a cooperative community of scholars.
One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.
Fellowship Expectations
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is a residential institute that values collegial interaction and a vibrant intellectual exchange on major issues and questions of value. The greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration.
Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments and to have their primary office at the Institute so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal and participate fully in the engaging and cooperative community of scholars at the Institute.
All NDIAS Fellows are expected to reside in the South Bend area and to remain in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the period of their fellowship (except for vacation periods, holidays, and University breaks).  To facilitate their creativity and productivity, Fellows attend twice-weekly seminars and other events hosted by the Institute, present their research twice each semester at the Institute’s weekly seminars, and engage the University community intellectually in a distinctive and appropriate manner.
While in residence, NDIAS Fellows are invited to actively participate in the intellectual and cultural community at Notre Dame. Additionally, there are many opportunities to engage with colleagues and scholars from the University of Notre Dame, from universities in Chicago and nearby, and with guest speakers through the Institute’s additional events.
Fellows are asked to continue the tradition of participating in NDIAS sponsored events including colloquia, conferences and symposia.
Evaluation of Applications
Fellowship applications are evaluated with great care and at several levels of review to ensure objectivity and consistency.
Fellowship applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • the academic strength of the proposal;
  •  the clarity and compelling nature of relevant methodologies and project organization and objectives, as explained in the proposal;
  • the applicant’s ability to address major questions, meta issues, and questions of value;
  • the potential for producing significant research;
  • how the proposed research aligns with the intellectual parameters of the Institute;
  • the applicant’s ability to contribute to a cooperative community of interdisciplinary scholars, as explained in their letters of reference; and
  • the significance of the research proposed by each applicant vis-à-vis other proposals submitted.
Because of the numerous criteria involved in selecting fellows, application files are reviewed and evaluated by leading scholars in the respective disciplines and fields, serving as external reviewers. The final major review, conducted by the Institute’s Selection Committee (which is made up of an interdisciplinary group of scholars), consists of a thorough review of applications as well as the evaluation of internal and external reviewers. This committee is charged with making final recommendations on the selection of NDIAS Fellows.
For more information, visit: 
NDIAS Residential Fellowship applications for 2016-2017, including letters of reference and all supporting documentation, must be received at the NDIAS by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Please direct questions to Carolyn Sherman, Events & Fellowships Program Manager, at