Graduate Funding Opportunities – January/February Published: January 24, 2011 By: Dick Cortén The opportunities listed by name only were announced previously. (Links to applications and other details are available in an earlier post.) Recently received listings are posted below. SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships – 1/29 deadline RWTH Aachen University Summer Research Fellowships for UC Berkeley Graduate Students – 1/31 deadline Boren Fellowships for International Study – 2/1 deadline NRC Research Associate Awards – 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, 11/1 deadlines Founder Region Fellowship – 2/1 deadline Eben Tisdale Fellowship and Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship – 2/15 deadline Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship – 2/24 deadline Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers – open The Pursuit Award for achievements in childhood disability research The Bloorfield Research Institute at Holland Bloorfield Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, has launched a new award. Called the Pursuit Award, it recognizes Ph.D. students for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research, this year in the category Natural Sciences and Engineering. Two other categories will be awarded in succeeding years — Health Research in 2010 and Social Sciences in 2013. Students nominated for the Natural Sciences and Engineering award must have successfully defended their doctoral thesis in the period January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010, and have at least one paper in print or in press resulting from the thesis. Up to three prizes will be awarded per year (First, second, and third prizes will be $7,500, $2,500, and $1,000, respectively.) The top three Ph.D. theses will chosen based on the significance of research resultys methodologic rigor, empirical content; and impact on childhood disability care. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. EST, February 1, 2011. More information is available from the Bloorfield Research Institute . Stipended opportunity to study astronomy in India this summer The IIA's Vainu Bappu Observatory, home of the largest telescope in Asia This program, which is hosted by the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) of India’s National Solar Observatory and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, begins June 13, 20-11, and lasts for eight weeks. Up to six U.S. graduate students will spend those summer weeks in Bangalore, the seventh largest city in India and Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan center. Participants will work and study in close collaboration with a member of the IIA scientific staff on a specific research project. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, age 21 or older. In addition to round-trip airfare, housing, and medical insurance, participants will receive a stipend of $500 per week. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering. Applications are due by February 4, 2011. Application materials and more information are available online. http://www.iiap.res.in/ Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study in Istanbul For summer 2011, the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) will offer full travel and fellowships for approximately 15 students and scholars to participate in an advanced Turkish language program at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. The intensive program, from June 22 through August 11, is the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. Classes are small and are conducted in Turkish. Application and eligibility requirements are available online at the ARIT website or by email through Erika H.Gilson at Princeton University. The application deadline is February 4, 2011. Point Foundation Scholarships for Graduate Studies The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program are eligible to apply. Point provides support through multiyear scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Applicants should visit Point’s website to review current Point Scholars’ biographies and assess the type of scholars generally selected. Applicants do not need straight A’s to apply, yet Point is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including academic accomplishments, financial need, leadership within extra-curricular and career-related activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future. Applications for the 2011-2012 school year are available online. The application deadline is February 11, 2011. For more information, visit the Point website. If you have questions, contact the Point Foundation by email. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship The nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, is seeking applicants for its 2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Program. This program offers exceptional Latinos unparalleled exposure to experiences in the following public policy areas Higher Education Secondary Education Health Housing International Affairs (includes last three months abroad in Mexico) Law STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) The fellowship is open to applicants who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution in the last three years. This competitive program is comprised of a nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. including a substantive work placement at a congressional office or federal agencyTravel, health insurance and a $2,700 monthly stipend are provided. More details are available at the CHCI website. The application deadline is February 18, 2011.