2014 Davidson Family Fellowship – Due April 15, 2014

February 26, 2014 – 7:32 am

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites applications for its 2014 Davidson Family Fellowship. Established in 1996 by a generous gift from the Davidson Family Charitable Foundation, the fellowship provides support for scholars holding the PhD (or equivalent) or PhD candidates to work on research projects in American art that advance scholarship by connecting with objects in the museum’s permanent collection.

Successful candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the history of American art and culture in areas represented by the museum’s collections that is demonstrated in coursework and/or publications. Proposals from qualified individuals in disciplines other than art history are also encouraged. Preference will be given to projects that most fully leverage the complement of collections and research resources available at the museum. Awards are based on merit and are open to all qualified individuals. Applicants may be affiliated with a university, museum, or independent.

The stipend rate is $3,000 per month. The fellowship may range from a minimum one-month to a maximum four-month period of full-time research at the museum. The application deadline is April 15, 2014, for a fellowship period to start on or after September 1, 2014. Housing and travel expenses are to be managed by the fellow, although the museum is available for assistance in locating accommodations. The museum will announce awards by May 31, 2014.

Full description and application instructions located here.

Global Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for Funding

February 21, 2014 – 3:23 pm

The Program invites applications for the Graduate Fellows Program from graduate students who are actively engaged in activities directly related to completion of final degree requirements (including thesis, dissertation, portfolio,performance) and which relate to the current theme of Global Communities:  Healthcare, Access and Education.

Information is here:  .2014-15 PACKET Global Fellows Program

Much thanks,
LDR

REMINDER – ACES Abstracts Due Friday, Feb 7th.

February 4, 2014 – 5:10 pm

Graduate and undergraduate abstracts from all fields, topics, and grade levels are accepted. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should contain the following aspects:

  • A clear statement of the central issue to be investigated
  • A description of the results of the study, including reference to what was investigated (i.e., data, texts, etc.)
  • An interpretation of the study’s results
  • A note as to the significance of the findings as they relate to your discipline

All submissions are reviewed by UT Arlington faculty from a variety of disciplines. Students participating in ACES should strive to write abstracts that effectively communicate to a general, but well-educated, audience.

For more information, click here.

Abstracts are due by 11:59 pm on February 7, 2014.

REMINDER – Nominate your Graduate Advisor by Jan 27th

January 16, 2014 – 11:46 am

Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate faculty adviser and professional adviser. Nominations are due by Jan. 27, 2014.

Nominate here.

Be Part of upcoming Focus Group on CoLA Graduate life – Friday, Jan 19th, 10am and 2pm

January 13, 2014 – 10:45 am

CoLA Graduate Focus Groups are being planned for Friday, Jan 17th, at 10am and 2pm in UH 205. Open to all CoLA Graduate Students who would like to give your insight on Graduate academic life for an upcoming recruitment video.   Plan on about one hour and bring your thoughts and opinions.

Reminder – Summer 2014 Archer Graduate Fellowship Deadline Approaching (1/24)

January 13, 2014 – 10:06 am

The application deadline (Jan 24)  is fast approaching for participation in the summer 2014 Archer Graduate Program in Washington, DC. I would request that you distribute this message to faculty and interested graduate students in your department.

The 9-credit program consists of two dedicated Archer courses: POLS 5392: Federal Policymaking; and POLS 5692: Archer Internship, at a venue of the student’s choice (typically on Capitol Hill, in an Executive Branch agency, or other Washington governmental or non-governmental organizations). Credits may be applied to degree plans in participants’ home departments and programs in consultation with each student’s chair and faculty supervisor.

This is an intensive 12-week program. Tentative dates for the 2014 session are May 27-August 15. The cost is $3,900, which is paid in lieu of nine UT Arlington graduate hours of tuition and all fees. Housing in comfortable townhomes on Capitol Hill is available at $3,028, but participants are free to make other arrangements). The central administration anticipates being able to provide a subvention to assist UT Arlington students in defraying the cost of the program.

All students at the master’s or doctoral level who have an interest in public policy, irrespective of their academic discipline, are encouraged to consider participating in this program. Students in Political Science and in the School of Urban and Public Affairs will find this a splendid opportunity to learn firsthand about the workings of the federal government; those in Education, Nursing, the sciences, Social Work, and Healthcare Administration will find it especially relevant to their understanding of the implications of federal policy for their respective fields. Faculty are asked to bring the program to the attention of students who will find it especially relevant to their professional goals.

The application deadline is January 24, 2014. Interviews of finalists will be held on campus in late January and early February 2014, and selectees will be notified soon thereafter.

Detailed information on the program (including application materials) may be found here. Questions about the program may be referred to Dr. Karl Petruso, Dean of the Honors College and UT Arlington representative to the Archer Program: petruso@uta.edu.

DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

January 10, 2014 – 10:02 am

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study.  Deadline is February 3, 2014.

Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships – Final Year of Dissertation

December 19, 2013 – 4:33 pm

These fellowships are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident that he will complete the dissertation within the year, he should not apply, as the application will not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

For more information on this highly competitive fellowship ($20k), click here.

ASECS/Folger Institute Fellowship – Humanities Dissertation Funding or Post-Doc

December 19, 2013 – 4:27 pm

This $2,000 award, funded jointly by the Folger Institute and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, is given annually to an ABD graduate student or a postdoctoral scholar conducting research in the period 1660 to 1815. ASECS/Folger Institute Fellowship recipients must be members in good standing of ASECS. Applications are reviewed at the September deadline as announced in the Institute’s annual brochure. Preference is given to those candidates who are applying for a Folger Institute seminar, but the fellowship may also support independent research at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

For more information, click here.

Career Development Grants for Graduate Students – $750 Hayek Award

December 19, 2013 – 4:23 pm

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring and established academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula. The two-fold aim is to help scholars advance their careers, and to innovatively connect students with the ideas of liberty. Career development grants are for students and untenured scholars. These grants can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to: 1) presentations at academic or professional conferences; 2) travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences; 3) travel to archives or libraries for research; participation in career-development or enhancing seminars; 4) distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field; and/or 5) submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers. Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

For more information and application, click here.