ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey

The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the academic year 2012-2013. Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered; however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2012, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.

Applications (PDF) must be received by November 1, 2011. The fellowship program of the American Research Institute in Turkey is funded in part by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey are also available through ARIT, using the same application and submitting by the same November 1 deadline. View information about this NEH program.

Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science

The Computational Research Division, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invite applications for the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science. The fellowship allows recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) to acquire further scientific training at one of the leading facilities for scientific computing and to develop professional maturity for independent research.

The scientific staff at Berkeley Lab recognizes the increasing significance of computational and computer science and the need to help educate students across the full spectrum of scientific computing. Today’s computational science is rooted in the efforts of innovative scientists like Luis W. Alvarez. In the 1950s, physicist Dr. Alvarez opened a new era in high-energy physics research with his proposal to build a pressurized chamber filled with liquid hydrogen. Known as a bubble chamber, this device would allow scientists to discover new particles and analyze their behavior. In his 1955 prospectus for such an experimental facility, Dr. Alvarez became one of the first scientists to propose using computing devices for analyzing experimental data, even before such computers were actually available.

By the 1960s, Dr. Alvarez’s vision was reality. His colleagues at Berkeley Lab used computers to track some 1.5 million particle physics events annually and developed scientific computing techniques which were adopted by researchers around the world. This effort led to Dr. Alvarez receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1968. Today, Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences organization provides high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise to researchers across the country, advancing computational science of scale.

The Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science aims to achieve the Lab’s research goals by supporting recent graduates (within the past three years) with a strong emphasis on computer or computational science. The successful applicant will be compensated with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications for Fall 2012 are due by November 11, 2011

The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Representation at the Institute of Governmental Studies presents the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship, made possible by a generous donation from Bill and Patrice Brandt. (Bill Brandt is a member of the IGS National Advisory Board.) This fellowship honors Mike Synar, who served as a U.S. Congressman from the 2nd District of Oklahoma from 1979 to 1995 and was praised for his independent and critical voice and for his dedication to public service.

The fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Each year, the Center for the Study of Representation will award up to five Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of up to $3,000 each. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.
Download the application (PDF). See the IGS website for more information.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation offers up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research into compelling present-day concerns. Each scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year for three years, plus an additional $20,000 annually to support research-related travel. Canadian students here who are applying, or are registered in the first or second year of, a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities, are invited to apply.

Nominations for these scholarships are done through the student’s department. The deadline date is December 16, 2011.

An independent and non-partisan Canadian charity, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Prime Minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. In 2002, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with a donation of $125 million following a unanimous vote in the House of Commons. In addition, the Foundation benefits from private sector donations in support of specific initiatives. Through its Scholarship, Fellowship, Mentorship and Public Interaction programs, the Foundation supports outstanding individuals who make meaningful contributions to critical social issues. Visit the Trudeau Foundation website for more information.

Language Flagship Fellowship

The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, Swahili, and Russian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two years for graduate students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Flagship Fellowships are available for the study of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian at designated Flagship Programs. Eligible applicants for Flagship Fellowships must be U.S. citizens with advanced proficiency in the Flagship language of study. Past recipients of Boren Scholarships or Fellowships are eligible to apply for the Flagship Fellowship. In addition, students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Flagship programs may apply for Boren funding to participate in overseas Flagship programs.

The application deadline is January 12, 2012. View Language Flagship Fellowship Application information. You can also email [email protected].

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the 2012-2013 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program competition. The Whitaker International Program provides funding to emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering/bioengineering to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the underlying objective of increasing international collaboration in the field of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Grant projects – including lab research, coursework, and public policy work – are intended to enhance both the recipient’s career and the field. Founded in 2005 by the Whitaker Foundation (now closed), the program is administered by the Institute of International Education. Grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. The program has two categories: Fellows (Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current Ph.D. students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement, and Scholars (Postdoctoral applicants, who recently received their Ph.D. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs.)

Awards have included research in heart blood flow, improved prosthetic leg design, development of affordable oral cancer screening tools, and investment in BME research. Projects occur worldwide, and have taken place in many European countries, as well as China, South Africa, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, and many more.

The program seeks to increase its pool of qualified applicants, so all eligible students who are exploring the idea of going abroad for a post-graduate/post-doctoral project are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Whitaker Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program website and the Whitaker International online application. The application deadline is January 23, 2012.

New: Whitaker Program’s summer grants

The Whitaker International Program is launching a new summer opportunity. Applications are now available online for the first round of grants, which will be for the period July 1 to August 30, 2012.

The Summer Grants Program will provide U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers funding to pursue a summer (8 weeks) of high-quality research, internship in an industry setting or coursework relevant to their field of focus in biomedical engineering, in an international setting. Within the Whitaker Summer Grants Program, participants will work in individually-arranged placements in university labs or other appropriate sites where they can participate in projects under the supervision of a mentor.

To qualify for awards for summer 2012, applications must be submitted both electronically andby single hard copy, for receipt at IIE’s New York Office by the deadline of February 6, 2012. All applicants should review the detailed instructions on application procedure before beginning the online application.

Boren Fellowships

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Fellowships are now available online at theBoren Awards website. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. For more information about the Boren Awards and to access the on-line application, visit the Boren Awards website. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff vie email at ([email protected]) or call 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

The Udall Foundation awards two one-year Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Fellows must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. permanent residents, and their dissertation research must be relevant to U.S. environmental policy. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome. Program details, additional information, profiles of previous fellows, and applications are available online. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jane Curlin by email. The application deadline is February 24, 2011.

CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Interested in teaching in the California State University, the largest higher education system in the United States? The CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees fulltime at accredited universities throughout the U.S. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year of qualifying employment. Applications (which are available online) are first submitted through a CSU campus, and are due on a date specified by that campus (typically in February, but the date varies by campus.)