Friday, September 30, 2011

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program also supports our long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. IBM values diversity in the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity.

Please feel free to post this program announcement in your department area. This announcement will also be posted on the Internet at
IBM Fellowship page on September 22, 2011 and will be linked to the Internet nomination form. Award recipients will be finalized mid February, 2012 followed by emails to all participants.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Seton Hall University offers deep discount on tuition

Starting next year, Seton Hall University will try to ease that follow-up blow for early applicants with strong academic credentials, giving them two-thirds off the regular sticker price for tuition, a discount of some $21,000. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In-state tuition for undocumented students

A state higher education board approved a measure yesterday that allows students who immigrated to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Rhode Island’s public university and colleges after the General Assembly declined to take up the issue. Click here for the story.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Joint PhD/JD Program in Law and Developmental Psychology at Cornell

The 6-year Dual PhD and JD at Cornell

Combining the scientific power of a research-based PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Department of Human Development and an excellent legal education from Cornell Law School, the Dual Degree develops the new generation of leading scholars in the field of of psychology and law.

Howard Hughes International Fellowship

New Fellowship Funds Research for 48 International Graduate Students. Click here to learn more.

'Hotspots' and international scientific collaboration - Inside Higher Ed

This is a great article highlighting international education.

'Hotspots' and international scientific collaboration - Inside Higher Ed

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Council on Foreign Relations Fellowships

The Council on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce five fellowship competitions for 2012-2013:

-International Affairs Fellowship (IAF), Nominations due by September 30
-IAF in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, Nominations due by September 30
-IAF in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., Nominations due by September 30
-IAF in South Korea, sponsored by the Asian Institute for Policy Studies, Nominations due by September 30
-Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, Applications due by December 16

From the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on LHHSE - TRIO level funded in FY 2012 budget

This afternoon, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved its FY 2012 bill. Although the text of the legislation has not been made public, COE has learned that it includes level-funding for both TRIO and GEAR UP. The bill also level funds the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and maintains the maximum Pell Grant award of $5,550. Meanwhile, the bill infuses nearly $1 billion into initiatives prized by the Obama Administration – Race to the Top ($700 million), Investing in Innovation ($150 million), and Promise Neighborhoods ($60 million – twice the allocation from FY 2011). This bill makes it clear that while certain Administration priorities were protected, others – such as TRIO – were not.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The American Bar Association Fellowship

The American Bar Association has an undergraduate research fellowship in Law and Social Sciences.  Applications are generally due in February—the 2012 Application is not up yet.   Students must have a 3.0GPA and desire to pursue a degree program in Law or the Social Sciences to apply.  Students will work on research over the summer and receive a $3600 stipend. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Scholarship list (for US and Non-US citizens)

Great resource. Click here for her list.

New framework for instructing students how to write well in college.

This Framework describes the rhetorical and twenty-first-century skills as well as habits of mind and experiences that are critical for college success. Based in current research in writing and writing pedagogy, the Framework was written and reviewed by two- and four-year college and high school writing faculty nationwide and is endorsed by the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project. Click here for the framework.

Merit-based scholarships listed by intsitution - Great site for scholarships!

Click here for Scroll down to the right hand margin for information by institution.

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training WorkshopAERA invites fellowship applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver (April 13-15). This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. Applicants are sought who have potential and interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field. Visit the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop webpage for the complete program description and application information. Application Deadline: November 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Great conference! Check here for more information for this years conference.

Friday, September 9, 2011

If you do know how Single Stop USA can help your students, maybe it is time that you do

Single Stop USA is a revolutionary initiative to slash poverty nationally with an approach that is simple, effective and ultimately paradigm-shifting. Read more about their community college initiative here.

Single Stop bridges the information gap separating low-income families from life-changing public benefits, tax credits and other essential services that remain untapped and inaccessible. These basic resources - food, health insurance, child care and tax refunds - increase the likelihood that families are healthy and stable, with parents who work and children who attend school.

Single Stop USA is the ambitious nationwide expansion of Single Stop NY, a remarkably successful program launched by the Robin Hood Foundation to connect the working poor in New York with government funds and services intended for them.

Incorporated as a non-profit in March, 2007, Single Stop USA encompasses the existing New York program, as well new efforts throughout the country. In its first five years, Single Stop USA will deliver $2 billion in benefits to up to a million households.

These efforts change the way America combats poverty by focusing on prevention rather than intervention. Benefits provide a cushion against the small setbacks - a sick child, car trouble, temporary job loss - that can become catastrophes in the lives of the working poor.

Single Stop USA check it out!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Study Finds Minority Students Benefit From Minority Instructors

I found this article posted in the Chronicle interesting. I have the original research paper by Robert Fairlie, Florian Hoffmann, and Philip Oreopoulos. Email me if you would like a copy.

Are your students buying their college admissions essay?

Honesty on Application Essays 


February 3, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scholarship from Parsons Child and Family Center (primarily NY area)

Parsons Child and Family Center
60 Academy Rd.
Albany, NY 12208-3103
Telephone: (518) 426-2600
FAX: (518) 447-5234
Limitations: Scholarships to post high school individuals who demonstrate the desire to establish careers in human services. Specific assistance also to families and children, in the Albany, NY area, with foster care, residential care, education for children with learning disabilities and other needs.
Geographic focus: Giving primarily in New York
Financial data: Year ended 06/30/08: Assets, $21,356,395 (M); Expenditures, $32,660,257; Total giving, $2,157,221; Grants to individuals, totaling $2,157,221.
Type of grantmaker: Public charity
Fields of interest: Education; Human services; Children, foster care; Residential/custodial care; Disabilities, people with
Types of support: Scholarships--to individuals; Grants for special needs
Application information: Applications accepted.
Initial approach: Telephone
Additional information: Applicant financial need would be taken into consideration.

Program description:
James Jacob Scholarship Fund: Applicant must be enrolled in an education program that is post high school and in the human services field, e.g. social work, education, psychology, or medicine. The program must lead to a degree or recognized accreditation. PCFC staff, their immediate family members, PCFC clients or their immediate family members may apply. Preference is given in any case to a current grant recipient whose performance is satisfactory in an accredited program and who wishes to continue. Scholarship award goes toward tuition and books, with option to renew payment annually upon mutual agreement to continue, until the educational program is completed.

Fellowship and grant opportunities from American Council of Learned Societies

American Council of Learned Societies
(also known as ACLS )
633 3rd Ave., Ste. 8C
New York, NY 10017-6795
Telephone: (212) 697-1505
FAX: (212) 949-8058

Limitations: Fellowships and grants to American and international scholars for advanced research and study in the humanities and social sciences.
Geographic focus: National; international
Financial data: Year ended 09/30/09: Assets, $96,803,918 (M); Expenditures, $17,090,265; Total giving, $11,283,442; Grants to individuals, totaling $4,941,611.
Type of grantmaker: Public charity
Fields of interest: Arts, research; Visual arts, architecture; Performing arts, dance; Performing arts, theater; Performing arts, music; Humanities; Art history; History/archaeology; Language (foreign); Language/linguistics; Literature; Philosophy/ethics; Theology; Social sciences, research; Social sciences; Anthropology/sociology; Economics; Psychology/behavioral science; Political science; Law/international law; International studies; Religion, research; Albania; Bulgaria; China; Czech Republic; Eastern & Central Europe; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Yugoslavia (Former)

Types of support: Fellowships; Research; Scholarships--to individuals; Awards/grants by nomination only; Foreign applicants; Postdoctoral support; Graduate support; Travel grants; Doctoral support; Stipends
Application information: Applications accepted. Application form required.
Initial approach: Letter, e-mail or fax
Publications: Application guidelines; Annual report; Occasional report.

Program description:
ACLS Collaborative Research Awards: Awards of up to $140,000 are available to support collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences, by offering teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Eligible fields of specialization include, but are not limited to, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and architectural history, classics, economics, film, geography, history, languages and literatures, legal studies, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, rhetoric/communications/media studies, sociology, and theater/dance/performance studies. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or linguistic groups, only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g. economic history, law and literature, political theory). Up to $60,000 of the grant award will be given towards salary support.

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships: This program supports digitally-based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating further such works. Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. conferred prior to the application deadline, in any field of the humanities or the humanistic social sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 towards an academic year's leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000.

ACLS Fellowships: Provides awards to individual scholars at the postdoctoral level to pursue research in the humanities and social sciences. The program offers up to $60,000 for full professor and equivalent, $40,000 for associate professor and equivalent, and $30,000 for assistant professor and equivalent, for six to twelve months of research leave between July and February. Fellowships include residencies at the New York Public Library.
ACLS Public Fellows: Recent Ph.D.s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector are eligible for two year fellowships in administration, management, and public service. Dependent on the position, a $50,000 to $78,000 stipend and health benefits will be provided.
African Humanities Program: This program provides grants to sustain individuals doing exemplary work, so as to ensure continued future leadership in the humanities, in sub-Saharan Africa. Awards are made for projects in various fields, including history, archaeology, literature, linguistics, film studies, art history and studies of the performing arts, ethnographic and cultural studies, gender studies, philosophy, and religious studies. Eligible applicants must be residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa and have a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

American Research in the Humanities in China: Grants of up to $50,400 are available to scholars in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Fellowships are from four months to one year of continuous research in China. Applicants must submit a carefully-formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars.

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships: Provides $64,000, plus $2,500 for research and travel, to provide time and resources to enable advanced assistant professors in the humanities and related social sciences to conduct their research under optimal conditions.

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society: This program awards funds in support of planning meetings, workshops, and/or conferences leading to publication of scholarly volumes. The program will support collaborative work of three types: grants up to $25,000 will be offered to support formal research conferences intended to produce significant new research published in a conference volume; grants up to $15,000 will be offered for support of workshops or seminars, designed to informally facilitate new research on newly available or inadequately researched problems, data, or texts; and grants of up to $6,000 will be offered for planning meetings to organizers of the above-described types of projects.

East European Studies Programs: This program provides funds to help develop expertise in the U.S. needed for broad knowledge and analysis of developments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Components of the program include: Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies (up to $18,000 to support field work, archival investigations, or dissertation writing); Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowships in East European Studies (up to $25,000 to support postdoctoral research and writing in East European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences); Conference Grants (up to $25,000 to support formal research conferences that intend to produce significant new research on Eastern Europe publishable in a conference volume); Travel Grants (grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 to support travel for presentation of papers at scholarly conferences); Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study (grants of up to $2,500 to support intensive summer study of Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, or Slovene); and Research on Heritage Speakers of Eastern European Languages (a grant of up to $20,000 to an individual or collaborative team for a research project on heritage speakers of an eastern European language in the U.S.)

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars: These fellowships are open to scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Appropriate fields of specialization include, but are not limited to, archaeology, anthropology, art history, economics, geography, history, language and literature, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or any cultural or linguistic group. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art: Ten fellowships of $25,000 each are available for a one-year term for the current academic year to postgraduate students who are engaging in dissertation research in art history. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. They may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. An applicant must be a candidate for a Ph.D. to be granted by a department of art history in the U.S. The applicant's dissertation must be focused on a topic in the history or visual arts of the U.S., and applicants must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships: This program provides stipends of $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000, to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. Eligible applicants must be Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the U.S. (applicants from other departments may be eligible if their project is in the humanities or related social sciences, and their principal dissertation supervisor holds an appointment in a humanities field or related social science field), have all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation completed before beginning fellowship tenure, and be no more than six years in the degree program.

Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships: This program provides a $30,000 stipend to help assist young scholars in the humanities and related social sciences in the first or second year following completion of the Ph.D. Eligible applicants are limited to scholars who have been awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the prior year's competition, alternates selected in the prior year's Mellon/ACLS competition, and those awarded other dissertation fellowships of national stature that require applicants to complete their dissertations within a specific period.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Vanderbilt University - EDGE Ph.D. Pre-VU Recruitment event

The VU-EDGE Ph.D. Pre-VU Recruitment event will provide an opportunity for a select group of highly talented underrepresented students to learn more about the Ph.D. programs at Vanderbilt and, more importantly, the process of developing from a graduate student into an independent researcher. The event also seeks to provide Vanderbilt faculty members with an additional pool of students who in the past might not have applied for admission to a Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt due to their not being aware of the graduate education opportunities at Vanderbilt.
Participants will arrive in Nashville during the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2011.  The official event will begin on Thursday morning, November 3, 2011 with a tour of our campus and Nashville. The event will continue until Saturday November 5th.

College Choices for Adults

Good site for those considering attending fully online institutions or advising students that are considering this choice. There is finally graduation and persistence data for some of these institutions . Check it out at College choices for adults website.