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

Hourly position: Urdu Tutorial Assistant

Dhar India Studies Program seeks a graduate student fluent and literate in Urdu for a few hours per week of tutoring.  Applicants for the position of Urdu tutor should be able to explain Urdu grammar in the target language (Urdu) and in English.  Urdu speakers conversant in Pakistani Urdu preferred.


To apply, please send a CV, and letter explaining your interest and qualifications, to Dr. Rebecca Manring,

Fulbright IIE Brazil ETA Program Expansion

Brazil ETA Program Expansion 

**Brazil has added 42 new grants for the 2015-2016 academic year.**
We have opened the Brazil ETA program to ETA Alternates to other Latin American countries, as well as identified a number of highly rated, non-recommended candidates from the 2015-2016 applicant pool for consideration. Eligible candidates have been contacted and invited to submit a letter of interest to IIE if they wish to be consider for grants beginning in mid-February 2016. Only those candidates contacted by IIE will be considered.

This award expansion will continue for the 2016-2017 application cycle, more than doubling the amount of awards previously advertised.

For more information about this expansion or the Brazil Fulbright Program, please visit our website or contact Jody Dudderar, Assistant Director, Fulbright U.S. Student Programs (, 212-984-5565).

 Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended – Advanced
3 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant

Additional Information: Proficiency in Portuguese or in other Romance language is necessary in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis.

Hourly Position Open in Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design

The department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design seeks a graduate student to support various faculty in the implementation of curricular developments in information literacy.  Applicants should be flexible, have skills in writing and editing, and have an interest in information literacy and/or curriculum development.  Knowledge of design and/or business would be a plus, but is not required.  Pay is $15/hr for 20 hours per week.

Applicants should submit cover letter and C.V. to:

Lori A. McBride, Fiscal Officer,

Position is Open Until Filled

Middle Way House Bloomington Hiring House Manager

Middle way house


House Manager

Job Description


Hours:                     40, flexible

Reports to:          the Executive Director

Compensation:                  $14.50/hour

Status:                    Exempt


The House Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe, sanitary, and adequately supplied environment for residential clients.



  1. Monitors daily functions of the shelter
  2. Reviews status of sleeping rooms and common areas
  3. Originates the resident chore list
  4. Coordinates clean-up and prep of bedrooms for new residents
  5. Maintains shelter supplies
  6. Shops and maintains inventory in pantry
  7. Collects, logs, organizes and distributes (and otherwise disposes of) donated items
  8. Purchases cleaning supplies and paper products for the New Wings facilities
  9. Takes responsibility for all working systems and components at New Wings
  10. Conducts periodic reviews of all systems and
  11. Does or arranges for volunteer-performed light maintenance as possible
  12. Contacts service personnel as needed
  13. Initiates contracts with and oversees the work of and billing by external service providers
  14. Manages relationships with Corrections, Bloomingfoods (relative to the Food Works kitchen), and Hoosier Hills Food Bank
  15. Writes job descriptions for volunteers, interns, workstudy personnel and supervises their work
  16. Attends weekly meetings with staff and residents and other meetings upon request of the Executive Director
  17. Participates on the on-call rotation for the shelter
  18. Participates in screening process for New Wings apartments applicants, coordinates with the Bloomington Housing Authority and HAND as necessary for timely inspections of the premises





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Research Library Paid Internship Opening at Monroe County Public Library

Job Title: Research Library Intern

Organization: Monroe County History Center (Research Library)

Internship Available: Fall 2015

Number of Openings: 1

Hours/week: 11 Hours/Week (Cannot exceed 16 weeks)

Type: Contract

Pay Rate: $9.00/hour

Job Description: The Research Library Intern will perform various tasks relevant to the Monroe County History Center Research Library’s daily operations and long-term mission. The Research Library Intern may be assigned the following duties:

·         Accession new items into the library’s collection using PastPerfect software.

·         Process archival collections. This will include arranging, housing, and producing finding aids for collections.

·         Assist with the organization and indexing of various county records including court records, probate records, deed books, marriage records, etc.

·         Work with the library’s oral history collection. This will include transcribing, digitizing, and accessioning interviews.

·         Assist library patrons with their research.

·         Contribute to the library blog and other web-based resources. This will include developing and maintaining online exhibits.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will meet the following requirements:

·         Current second- (or third-) year library science student. Preferred candidates include those in the dual MA/MLS program with the Department of History.

·         Superior organizational skills and ability to develop and implement resource organization systems.

·         Ability to work independently with little supervision and to make individual decisions based on best library science practices.

·         Students with coursework in archives and/or digital humanities preferred.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest addressing past experience and a resume to Emily Borchardt at with subject line “Research Library Intern Application” by August 3.

The Monroe County History Center Research Library is a local history library within the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, IN. The library focuses on the history and genealogy of Monroe County from 1818-present and houses approximately 1,000 monographs and family histories, original county records 1818-1959, county maps 1856-present, oral histories from 1975-present, family history files, community files, and subject files.

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:, with the subject line: “WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME]” before the deadline


  • 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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

More info here:

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

Following is information about the:Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: September 14, 2015


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  or (812) 855-8913



  • 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.


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 guidelines 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]
  • 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 or fax to 855-6396.

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:

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:

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

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:

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, 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.