Tag: Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Native American Resident Scholar Lamon Fellowship

The School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy.

The Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship is available for a Native American scholar, either pre- or postdoctoral, working in either the humanities or the sciences.

For more information please visit: http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholars


UNESCO/ Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme

With a view to promoting international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology, and to enhancing friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO, under the sponsorship of the organization, 25 fellowships for advanced studies and two more fellowships on agriculture-related subjects specially at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States.

The fellowships, tenable in a selected number of Chinese universities, are of one year duration or less. These fellowships, which are in most cases to be conducted in English, are offered to senior advanced students wishing to pursue higher studies or intending to undertake research mainly independently with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language prior to taking up research/study in their field of interest.

When completing the form, each candidate is requested to specify three possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as personal preference. Applicants may wish to visit the China Scholarship Council website (www.csc.ed.cn) for details regarding these host institutions. In addition, fields of studies proposed in selected universities can be found at the following URL:
http://portal.unesco.org/unesco/ev.php?URL_ID=44172&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1236180904#1


TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship

The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory and outstanding work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA trustee. Professor Hamilton was a TIAA trustee from 1989 to 2003 and during her 35-year career at Michigan State University, she was a highly regarded sociology professor and a faculty member of the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora – the study of the dispersion and settlement of African peoples once they left the African continent.

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora

Deadline: January 3, 2011

If interested, please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu)


Humanistic Fellowships

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.

SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. A six-month fellowship is also available for a female scholar from a developing nation, whose research promotes women’s empowerment. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series.

Six types of fellowships are available:

Weatherhead Fellowships

Up to two nine-month fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or social scientific in nature.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a Native American PhD candidate or post-doctoral scholar working in either the humanities or the social sciences.

Henry Luce Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral Asian or American scholar whose research focuses on East Asia or Southeast Asia.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar whose project relates to the humanities.

Anne Ray Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar, working in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent Native graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar serves as a mentor to two Native interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.

Campbell Fellowship

One six-month fellowship is available for a female social scientist from a developing nation, either a PhD candidate or post-doctoral scholar, whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.

In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR’s mission may be able to join the School’s dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Interested scholars can contact SAR’s Resident Scholar Program for more information.

Please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu) if interested in applying for a fellowship position.


DOD SMART Visit Canceled

Due to a family emergency, Dr. Knox Millsaps needed to cancel his visit to Michigan Tech next week.  He apologizes for any inconvenience and encourages anyone interested in the DOD SMART program to contact him directly (millsaps@nps.edu) with any questions or concerns. 

On Tuesday, October 19th there will still be a general presentation about the SMART scholarship by Jodi Lehman, which faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.  The luncheon for Wednesday, October 20th has been canceled.  The presentation will be from 12:00-1:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom B1. 

Jodi is also available to work with students to identify a national lab that fits with SMART applicants’ field of interest and to mentor students in developing a competitive proposal.  She is also available to present and answers questions about the SMART program to classes, departments, and student organizations.   

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your interest and support in helping Michigan Tech students understand more about the DOD SMART program.  We also thank those individuals and departments who went above and beyond to provide Dr. Millsaps with a campus visit that highlights Michigan Tech’s unique attributes related to DOD SMART fields. 

The DOD SMART visit will be rescheduled for spring.  Please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu) with any questions. 


First In Series of Federal Funding Workshops – Sept 15th and 16th.

A federal fellowship/scholarship writing workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 15th  and Thursday, September 16th at 4:00 in Fisher 135.

You will only need to attend one of the workshops, as they are the same workshop, different days and time.

During the workshop we will review 3 samples of NSF GRFP personal statement essays. Tips will be given on how to organize your essay, utilize wording, and meet the merit criteria expected by reviewers

Prepare for the workshop by:

1. Understanding how NSF defines “broader impacts”

2. Brainstorming answers to NSF “personal statement” questions


    If you (or someone you know) plan on attending, please RSVP to Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu).


    The Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

    The Department of Education invites applications for Fiscal Year 2011
    awards for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in
    the social sciences, arts, and humanities.  Eligible students must be
    U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be either entering, or
    have not yet finished, the first full year in a graduate program leading
    to the highest terminal degree in their field.  Approximately $1.5
    million is available; the department expects to award 33 new fellowships
    at an estimated average amount of $43,989.  Applications are due by
    September 30, 2010.

    Interested applicants should contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu).


    Graduate Students Invited to Meet with NSF Program Officer, Michael Gorman

    On May 17 and 18, Michigan Tech will host a visit by National Science Foundation program officer Michael Gorman, program director for science, technology and society. Gorman, a cognitive psychologist and former Michigan Tech faculty member, will deliver a general presentation about NSF and its research and education programs. He also will deliver presentations for and participate in focused discussions about developing NSF support for on-going activities here at Tech, that are related to nano-scale sciences and engineering (one of Gorman’s personal interests), and developments in the social sciences.

    This is an important opportunity to learn about the most recent developments across the foundation. The campus community is invited to any of his activities. Time is built into every event to allow one-on-one conversations. Graduate and undergraduate students in particular are urged to attend any meeting that aligns with their interests.

    Below is the itinerary for Michael Gorman’s visit:

    Monday, May 17

    General Presentation on NSF: Plans, Status, & Preparing Proposals
    10:00 – 11:30 AM, Rekhi G009

    Tuesday, May 18

    Social Sciences at NSF
    Update on NSF activities & options for support
    9:00 – 10:30 AOB 201

    Psychology at NSF
    Update on NSF activities & options for support
    11:00 – noon AOB 201

    Lunch with Graduate students and seniors
    Noon – 1:30 in MUB Ballroom A-1
    This event is now full.  Contact Debra Charlesworth to be put on the waiting list.

    Nano-scale science and technology at NSF
    Update on NSF activities & options for support
    2:00 – 4:00 Rekhi 101

    Please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu) (487-2875) with any questions.


    Social Science Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

    Administered by the Social Science Research Council, the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship program is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals.

    Deadline: January 29, 2010

    More details available.


    Beckman Institute Posdoctorate Fellowships

    The Beckman Institute Fellows program is intended for recent Ph.D.s or students in their final year of doctoral study with research interests relevant to the Beckman Institute. A competition is held yearly and four fellows are selected for terms of up to three years.

    Initiated in the fall of 1991 with funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the program provides an opportunity for young scientists to spend several years doing independent research in the behavioral and biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, and physics before launching formal academic careers. Fellows are selected on the basis of their professional promise, capacity for independent work, interdisciplinary interests, and outstanding achievement to date. Preference is given to those applicants whose research interests correspond to one or more of the programs in the Beckman Institute.