Friday MAR 27th: Preparing for a Summer Research Trip Archival Research Intro and Lunch

Friday, March 27, “Preparing for a summer research trip.” If you’re about to start doing archival research and/or planning a summer research trip, this should be very helpful. The first half-hour or so is a hands-on introduction to using archives (in the University Archives, Wells Library E460), followed by lunch and discussion of digital tools and other tips for the travelling researcher (in Wells Library E159).


Friday, March 27, 11:30am to 1:00pm

University Archives, Wells Library E460

*lunch included*


Register at



ORA April Workshops

orkshops in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for Postdoctoral Fellows at IUB

Sponsored by the IU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

For details, see

*** Please share with interested colleagues. ***

Four workshops on research ethics and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) will be offered for postdoctoral fellows at Indiana University-Bloomington in:

* April 6, 2015 – Collaboration and authorship
* April 13, 2015 – Data ownership, access, and sharing
* April 20, 2015 – Integrity and misconduct
* April 27, 2015 – Human subjects

The workshops are free of charge. Participation in all four workshops is encouraged but not required. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who actively and appropriately participate in all four workshops.

All workshops will meet from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street, directly across 3rd Street from the Law School.

Registration is required and must be completed by Sunday, March 29, 2015. Space is limited to 15 per workshop. To register:

1. Join the Postdoc RCR Oncourse site; see for instructions.
2. Go to the Postdoc RCR Oncourse site, select the Assignments tool, and follow the directions on the assignment “Workshop Registration-Apr 2015. ”

The Oncourse site has more information on the workshops. Pre-workshop readings and short writing exercises will be posted on the Oncourse site at least one week before the first workshop.

Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry (deadline 5 APRIL 2015)

2015 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry Program
Apply by April 5, 2015
An exclusive opportunity for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world.
Take your research to the next level! The 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is your chance to get involved, get inspired and get connected to a global network of accomplished researchers.  
This August 10 – 20, a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will help shape the future of chemical information and experience the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA. Apply by Sunday, April 5, 2015

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (deadline 28 April 2015)

Announcing Fellowship Opportunities for

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad!

The Fiscal Year 2015 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) was announced in the Federal Register on February 27, 2015. The due date for submitting applications is April 28, 2015.

The DDRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

In order for the webinar to best serve the needs of prospective applicants, the public may submit any questions regarding the competition and application in advance to Dr. Pamela Maimer ( so that we can be sure to address them. There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

To register for the webinar, go to

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions in order to join the webinar on March 11th.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

For audio, you must call in to the conference call line below.

(PLEASE NOTE: Audio will not be provided if you just log onto the webinar using the information above.)

1. Dial the Access Phone Number: 877-917-4910

2. When prompted, dial the access code: 9036176

If you have questions once the webinar begins please contact

For additional information on how to apply to the program, please go to

NEH Summer Institute: Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment (deadline 2 MAR 2015)

Summer 2015: Development Ethics and Global Justice:
Gender, Economics and Environment

June 22 – July 17, 2015, Michigan State University

“Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment” is a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute to be held Monday, June 22 to Friday, July 17 2015 on the campus of Michigan State University. It is intended for scholars — USA-affiliated university, college and community college, faculty and graduate students — and follows upon a similar successful 2013 NEH Institute, “Development Ethics: Questions, Challenges and Responsibilities.” The 2015 Institute will concern matters of global justice with an eye to gender disparity, distributive justice and individual economic opportunity, and our common environmental future. Feminist theory and care ethics, climate change, and women’s economic development in South Asia are particular strengths among guest speakers at the Institute. The post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will provide a focus for our consideration of the ethics and implications of policy concerning human and social development.

NEH Summer Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities. Summer Institutes aim to prepare NEH Summer Scholars to return to their classrooms with deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities. Institute co-directors Fred Gifford (Michigan State University) and Eric Palmer (Allegheny College) will gather twenty-five U.S. faculty members at Michigan State University to review the first generation of scholarship and frame the discussion for the next generation. They will work with the guidance of seven visiting speakers and three faculty experts at Michigan State University.

NEH guest speakers: Bina Agarwal, Alison Jaggar, Naila Kabeer, Serene Khader, Christine Koggel, Henry Shue, Asunción Lera St. Clair

Contributing MSU faculty: Stephen Esquith, Paul Thompson, Kyle Whyte

Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will participate for the four weeks of the Institute and will pursue individual work connected to the Institute’s subject matter. Scholars receive a $3300 stipend to defray expenses. Applications are encouraged from U.S.-chartered University and College faculty, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and others. Applications are also encouraged from graduate students, three of whom are expected among the participating group of NEH scholars. See the webpage for eligibility requirements. Please contact or for further information. Application deadline: March 2, 2015.

Past NEH Faculty (2013): Frances Stewart, David Crocker, Paul Thompson (MSU), Leela Fernandes, Sandra Harding, Richard Peterson (MSU), Bronwyn Leebaw, Jay Drydyk, Stephen Esquith (MSU), Des Gasper, Nigel Dower, Kyle Whyte (MSU)

Past NEH Participants (2013): Corwin Aragon, Tayo Basquiat, Steven Brown, Max Cherem, Serena Cosgrove, Harry Coverston, Abi Doukhan, Debra Erickson, Lily Frank, Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Sara Gavrell, Alba Hesselroth, David Hoekema, Chioke I’Anson, Mladjo Ivanovic, Lori Keleher,  Serene Khader, Stacy Kosko, Sidra Lawrence, Johanna Luttrell, Bindu Madhok, Anna Malavisi, Julie McDonald, Rekha Nath, Samantha Noll, Eddy Souffrant, Eileen Wallis, Daniel Whelan

Eligibility criteria:

For more information: See the Directors’ letter to prospective participants.

Poster: Click Here


First step: fill out an NEH application cover sheet and email it to the institute directors, to let us know and receive updates:

The application cover sheet must be filled out online at this address:

Please follow the prompts.  Before you click the “submit” button, print out the cover sheet or make a .pdf and add it to your application package.  Then click “submit.”  At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another NEH project.  If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process. You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each distinct application. (Do not copy and paste to a new cover sheet.)

Second step: Review Directors’ letter and then Apply
Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out cover sheets for several projects, or for completing a new cover sheet if you have lost the information concerning one that you have already completed.

ATTN: MFA/ Postdoc Fulbright Webinar on European and Eurasian Opportunities

Invitation to Join Us for a Webinar 
Title: What’s New in Europe
Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for an upcoming webinar on Fulbright Scholar program opportunities in Europe and Eurasia. We will provide an overview of the large number of awards available for 2016-2017 for scholars and professionals, including new awards. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Flex, Post-Doc, Professional awards, and other highlights of new/interesting awards will be presented.

The webinar will be hosted by Program Officers Silvija Stoljevska and Bill McShane. Please click here to register.

For further information about these opportunities, please feel free to contact us at As a reminder, the application deadline for the Core Scholar program is August 3, 2015.
With best regards,

Europe/Eurasia Fulbright Scholar Program Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

REMINDER: ORA Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Responsible Conduct of Research Series (IUB): Research Misconduct
Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Location: IMU Sassfras Room
Campus: Bloomington
Upcoming sessions include Intellectual Property and Peer Review. To register for sessions, please visit the Educational Opportunities website,
For more information about this workshop, please contact Sofia McDowell at

In Light Film Festival Workshop and Fellowships

ILFF Student Workshop and Fellowship 
Thursday March 5th, 2015
Woodburn Hall rm 200 

The first annual In Light Film Festival is pleased to announce a one day workshop on documentary filmmaking. The workshops is free and open to all IU students, but please RSVP to no later than March 1st, 2015. In addition, the ILFF is pleased to announce two fellowships in the amount of $100 each to attendees interested in pursuing their own documentary film or creative projects. For more information on volunteering for this event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator LInsey Pullum (

Center for Jewish History’s Seminar on Archival and Historical Research Workshop (due 27 MAR 2015)

The Center for Jewish History's Seminar on Archival and Historical Research is a four-day program May 18-21, 2015 for rising college seniors, MA students and first- and second-year doctoral students to learn the skills of conducting archival research at one of the premier research libraries in the United States. The seminar’s focus is on learning a variety of tools for accessing information and incorporating archival and library research into specific projects. In addition, participants will be introduced to the vast holdings of the Center’s partner organizations, and the ways those collections are created, stored, and preserved.

The 2015 research seminar will welcome students from various disciplines including history, Jewish studies, literature, religion, politics, sociology, anthropology, as well as area and regional studies. Teaching sessions will be led by scholars familiar with the collections based at the Center; archivists and librarians of the Center’s five partner organizations; staff members of the Center’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room; and the Center’s Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Scholar Fellows. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct their own research in the Center’s Reading Room, utilizing the full complement of available research tools.

The application deadline is March 27, 2015. Please visit to view the application guidelines and apply. The seminar will take place at the Center for Jewish History in New York City.