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

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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

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.

(FILLED) 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: