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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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Oman Research Fellowship

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds scholars across several academic disciplines to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman.

The program is offered annually and is open to Ph.D. candidates and university academics. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

How to Apply
Submit completed application form and supporting materials via website. Have references also submit their letters of recommendation via form.

Deadline
The deadline to apply for the Research Fellowship Program is September 15, 2015. The deadline for submission of letters of recommendation is September 18, 2015.

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: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Applicants are encouraged to contact the GradGrants center (gradgrnt@indiana.edu) 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

AY2015-16 WORKSTUDY Eligible GA-ship with European Studies Open

The Institute for European Studies (EURO) promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary knowledge of Europe by supporting academic programs, the Midwest Model European Union (MMEU), public outreach, and support for educators and students at all levels. EURO seeks a Work Study eligible graduate assistant (GA) for the 2015-2016 academic year to serve as operational support for the program’s newsletter, recruitment, graphic design projects and social media platforms.

Duties:

This position is a graduate assistantship for eligible Work Study graduate students only. Applicants should expect to work 20 hours per week at the Institute’s new location in the GISB building on campus and will also assist as a consortium resource to support needs for two other centers – IAUNRC and REEI. Duties might vary week-to-week, depending on active projects, but in general the GA will be expected to:

Research, write, and edit the EURO Newsletter and weekly announcement for posting to the website. Compile and disseminate events calendar and announcements, coordinating photography and video posting, recording and editing of speaker series presentations.

Design and create flyers, brochures, cards, etc. using Illustrator or similar software programs. Work closely with other GAs in requesting and proofing accurate copy.

Manage EURO’s social media sites, including blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Suggest creative ways to increase EURO’s social media and listserv subscribers.

Work on a team and independently, initiate communication (in-person, phone, email) and finish assignments with limited guidance.

Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and/or 2010 and social media sites (experience with Adobe Illustrator, Creative Suites CS4 and/or CS5 a plus). Perform other office duties as needed, including, but not limited to, handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing clerical services

Be creative, energetic, a master multitasker, and self-leading

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a current graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015-2016 academic year who is eligible for Work Study funds. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated knowledge of graphic design/publishing software and digital social media. Preferred applicants will have an academic research interest in the EU or the Europe and knowledge of one or more languages of the region.

Compensation:

The GA position includes fee remission, health insurance, and a stipend of $15,750 (paid monthly over 10 months). GAs are usually offered an opportunity to work as an hourly employee in the summer following (Summer 2016), in addition to their fee remission. Typically GAs are eligible to continue their assistantship for a second year, though this is not guaranteed.

Please see https://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/saahandbook/index.php/Terms_of_Student_Academic_Appointments for additional information.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a C.V./resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications by email to euroinst@indiana.edu no later than Friday, August 21, 2015.

Successful applicants will be notified and interviews scheduled soon after. The ideal applicant will be available to schedule an interview in person or via Skype [http://www.skype.com/en]

Institute for European Studies

102 E. Kirkwood Avenue, BH 542

Bloomington, Indiana 47405

812-855-3280

euroinst@indiana.edu

AY2015-16 Website/Digital Media GA-ship with European Studies Open

The Institute for European Studies (EURO) promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary knowledge of Europe by supporting academic programs, the Midwest Model European Union (MMEU), public outreach, and support for educators and students at all levels. EURO seeks an ABD graduate assistant (GA) for the 2015-2016 academic year to serve as technical support the program’s website, graphic design projects and social media platforms.

Duties:

This position is a stipend only graduate assistantship for eligible ABD graduate students only (no tuition remission). Applicants should expect to work 20 hours per week at the Institute’s new location in the GISB building on campus and will also assist as a consortium resource to support digital needs for two other centers – IAUNRC and REEI. Duties might vary week-to-week, depending on active projects, but in general the GA will be expected to:

Update and maintain active website for EURO including calendaring, posting of announcements, coordinating photography and video posting and recording and editing of speaker series presentations.

Design and create flyers, brochures, cards, etc. using Photoshop, Publisher, or similar software programs. Work closely with other GAs in requesting and proofing accurate copy.

Manage EUROS’s social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Suggest creative ways to increase EURO’s social media and listserv subscribers.

Work on a team and independently, initiate communication (in-person, phone, email) and finish assignments with limited guidance.

Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and/or 2010 and social media sites (experience with Adobe Creative Suites CS4 and/or CS5 a plus). Perform other office duties as needed, including, but not limited to, handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing clerical services

Be creative, energetic, a master multitasker, and self-leading

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a current postdoc student at Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015-2016 academic year. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated knowledge of web design and graphic design/publishing software and digital social media. Preferred applicants will have an academic research interest in the EU or the Europe and knowledge of one or more languages of the region.

Compensation:

The GA position includes health insurance, and a stipend of $15,750 (paid monthly over 10 months). GA’s are usually offered an opportunity to work as an hourly employee in the summer following (Summer 2016), in addition to their fee remission. Typically GA’s are eligible to continue their assistantship for a second year, though this is not guaranteed.

Please see https://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/saahandbook/index.php/Terms_of_Student_Academic_Appointments for additional information.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a C.V./resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications by email to euroinst@indiana.edu no later then Friday, August 21, 2015.

Successful applicants will be notified in August 2015 and interviews scheduled soon after. The ideal applicant will be available to schedule an interview in person or via Skype [http://www.skype.com/en/].

Institute for European Studies

102 E. Kirkwood Avenue, BH 542

Bloomington, Indiana 47405

812-855-3280

euroinst@indiana.edu

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.
Eligibility
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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: http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/graduate-student/ 
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 csherman@nd.edu.

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 (jdudderar@iie.org, 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.

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

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE ELEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED:

  • 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 fellowships@nyhistory.org

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

More info here: http://historyprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/andrew-w-mellon-fellowships-in-womens-history/

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

Following is information about the:Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Objective

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
miirt@indiana.edu  or (812) 855-8913

MIIRT FAQs

Eligibility

  • 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.

Budget

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 guidelineshttp://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp). 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 miirt@indiana.edu.]
  • 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 miirt@indiana.edu or fax to 855-6396.