IIE China Fellowships Announcement

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce two fellowship opportunities for doctoral-level students in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China.
We are now accepting applications for the newly launched Ph.D. in China Fellowship, and the second year of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards beginning in the fall of 2016.
These fellowships are sponsored by Hanban, and are under the umbrella of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP.) More information can be found on our website: www.iie.org/ccsp
In addition, IIE will host two information session webinars in the coming weeks covering the details of these awards, including the application process, eligibility, timeline, and award benefits, followed by a Q&A session. Both webinars will cover the same material. You can register for the webinars either by following the links below, or by visiting the CCSP Fellowships website. Registration links will be on the right hand side of the main page.
The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, Nov 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 (Eastern). Registration can be found here.
The second webinar held on Wednesday, Dec 2 from 3:00 – 4:00 (Eastern). Registration for this session can be found here.

Applications for the 2016 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (deadline 12/1)

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2016 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) and affiliated programs

Programs now accepting applications include:

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)

The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Stable Isotope Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MarineGeo Postdoctoral Fellowship

The James Smithson Fellowship Program

The George Burch Fellowship

Please note the deadline for most of these programs is Tuesday December 1, 2015.

For more information, go to http://smithsonianofi.com or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.


Alternative Academic Career Workshop for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities

Information about applying can be found on the HWW website, but here are the specifics. Internal applications are due at CAHI by Friday, November 13. Applications should be sent via email to cahi@indiana.edu; please use “HWW Summer Workshop Application” in the subject line. We’ll send our allotment of four nominees to HWW by December 1, and they’ll make announcements by the end of January. The Workshop will once again be held in Chicago.

Applications should include:

  • A completed application cover sheet (available here).
  • A narrative of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:
    • Why do you want to attend the workshop?
    • What are the most important pieces of information you want to walk away with?
  • A 2-page CV; and,
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s primary advisor/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.

GGC Proposal Writing Workshop Thursday 10/22

This fall the GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Next workshop:


The art of proposal writing (Thursday, October 22, 1-2pm in the SSRC (Woodburn 200)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations’ lessons to their own project.

Introduction to Human Subjects and KC IRB at IU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Sullivan

Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator

Indiana University Graduate School

sullkath@iu.edu  / 812.855.1362

Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research and Fellowships

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

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

Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to watch workshops that have already taken place!

All presentations will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200). Please email us at gradgrnt@indiana.edu 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 [ovpr.indiana.edu]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 idah2@indiana.edu.
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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