Tag: Social Sciences/RTC

The School for Advanced Research 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.

Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year. The program is supported by the Weatherhead Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.


Michael J. Hogan Foreign Lanugage Fellowship

The Hogan Fellowship of up to $4,000 is intended to promote research in foreign language sources by graduate students. The fellowship is intended to defray the costs of studying foreign languages needed for research.   The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.

Applicants must be graduate students researching some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history. Membership in SHAFR is required.

Deadline October 1, 2010


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.


Newberry’s Fellowships in Humanities

Newberry Library

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in their wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric library collections.  Long-term (six to eleven months with stipends of up to $50,400)  and short-term fellowships (one month with stipends of $1600) are available.

Long-term applications are due January 11, 2010

Short-term applications are due March 1, 2010

For more information visit http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html or contact Jodi Lehman at jglehman@mtu.edu.


AT&T Labs Fellowship for Women and Minority in Computer and Communications-Related Fields

AT&T Labs Fellowship are available to outstanding under-represented minority and women students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are pursuing Ph.D. studies in computer and communications-related fields. If you really want to make a difference as a professional scientist, we can help you get started.
Program Description

The ALFP program awards a three-year fellowship and is contingent on an annual review demonstrating that the recipients are making satisfactory progress toward their PhD.

Each fellowship recipient participates in a research summer internship during their first summer in the program.  During the summer, students work as a part of research teams on various projects within AT&T Labs.  You can learn about AT&T Research by viewing our current research areas and sample projects from prior years.

Eligibility

  • Students must be seniors graduating in the current academic year or in their first or second year of grad school.
  • They must be female or members of a minority underrepresented in science fields (Hispanic, African-American, or Native American).
  • They must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD.
  • They must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  • The student’s major field  must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields.

What the Fellowship Provides

  • All educational expenses during the school year, including tuition, books, fees, and approved travel expenses.
  • Education expenses for summer study or university research.
  • A stipend for living expenses (currently $2380 per month, paid for 10 months of the year, plus a $500 book allowance).
  • Support for attending approved scientific conferences.
  • A summer internship during the student’s first summer in the program.
  • A mentor who is a staff member at AT&T Labs. The program emphasizes personal interaction with your mentor. For the typical recipient, this component of the program is often the most important one of all.

Applying for a Fellowship

Important Dates

Applications are accepted beginning September 5.  The on-line application form must be submitted and all supporting materials must be mailed to the address below by January 31.

Requirements

Complete this on-line application, which requires the following items. Please be sure to select the ALFP program.


Michigan Space Grants Available

Michigan Space Grants Available
The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is inviting applications for 2010-11. The application and review processes are online at www.umich.edu/~msgc .

Funding is available for the following:

* Fellowship Program
* Research Seed Grant Program
* Precollege Education Program
* Public Outreach Program
* Teacher Training Program

Michigan Tech’s MSGC liaison is Chris Anderson, special assistant to the president for Institutional Diversity. For more information, contact Anderson at csanders@mtu.edu or Michigan Tech’s MSGC Assistant, Carol Argentati, at 487-2474 or caargent@mtu.edu .

Applications are due to Institutional Diversity no later than 3:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16.

The process for submission is as follows:

1) Create a budget be contacting Kellie Buss at Research and Sponsored Programs at 487-2226 or by email at kellie@mtu.edu .

2) Complete online forms at www.umich.edu/~msgc (but do not submit until after step 4).

3) Complete transmittal form by clicking here .

4) Print the materials and bring them to Institutional Diversity, which will provide a letter of approval to submit. Step 4 needs to be completed during the week of Nov. 16.