May 13, 2010

MCAA Student Writing Prizes

The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs offers three prizes for papers written by students—the Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize, and the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize for papers written by undergraduates. These prizes are awarded at the MCAA Annual Meeting held each fall—this year at The Ohio State University from October 1-3. Prizes include a cash award and support for travel expenses as well as the opportunity to present at the conference. Graduate and undergraduate students may compete for these prizes if they attend a college or university in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Papers should be no more than 35 typewritten double-spaced pages, including the bibliography, and are due by June 11, 2010. For further information and submission instructions, visit

Questions should be directed to:

Katherine A. Bowie
Professor of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5436 Social Sciences
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Office Tel: 608-262-2132, 262-2866
Home Tel: 608-238-8150
Fax: 608-265-4216

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January 21, 2010

Dow Chemical Hong Kong - Michigan Scholarship Program 2010-2011

Application deadline is February 26, 2010

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April 16, 2009

Student translation award and scholarship competitions

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The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation invites applications for The JTG Scholarship in Scientific and Technical Translation or Interpretation (Academic Year 2009-2010).

The American Translators Association is administering a competition for Student Translation Award.

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December 19, 2008

Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations 2009-2010 Call for Applications

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) announces a not-for-credit seminar for master's students and doctoral students at the pre-candidacy level intending to pursue field-based research outside the United States.

This seminar is open to students in the early stages of graduate training with interests in international and area studies who can demonstrate goals of completing training and research through the doctorate. Graduate students from across disciplines are invited to apply.

The Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations offers students the opportunity to develop theses projects, pre-dissertation proposals, and dissertation prospectuses with their peers, in an interdisciplinary setting. The goals of the seminar include:
• Increasing students' capacity for understanding research designs and systems of evidence developed in other professions and disciplines
• Examining issues of ethics and values in the development and conduct of cross-cultural and cross-national research
• Encouraging high-level critical discussion of methodology and epistemology
• Discussing different qualities and characteristics of data in international research.

The seminar will meet 5-7 times a term for two-hour sessions on Friday afternoons, which will be organized around the discussion of presentations by participating students. Several sessions will also be devoted to the discussion of papers, research proposals, and faculty and visitor presentations.

Each student admitted to GSGT will have access to a restricted research fund of up to $4,500, to be used for a preliminary visit to the prospective foreign research site and for specialized language training necessary for dissertation research.

Students must commit to participating in the seminar for three terms, and will be expected to make a presentation to the group following their research trip, and to discuss methodology, challenges, and results with seminar participants. Participants must also submit a brief written report (1-2 pages) within four weeks after completing field research.

Applications must include—4 hard copies of the following:
 Completed CICS funding request cover sheet
 2-3-page letter that addresses the student’s research topic
 Two letters of support from a faculty advisor and/or departmental director of graduate studies
 Official transcript of grades
Members of the CICS advisory board will determine admission to the GSGT program.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by 5pm (for admission to the seminar in September 2009)

Contact Folaké Graves at Tel: 734.764.3149 or Email:

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October 30, 2008

2009-2010 Barbour Scholarship Competition

The deadline for the Barbour Scholarship is January 9th, 2009. This award is for international women working on their graduate degree who intend to return to their home country upon completion of their degree. The awards consist of a stipend of $16,000 (currently), tuition and registration fees and GradCare health insurance for Fall and Winter 2009-2010.

Any department or interdisciplinary program at UM which has an approved Master's or Doctoral program may nominate one student. As a result, programs may set an earlier internal deadline so that the nominations can reach Rackham by January 9th, 2009. For complete guidelines go to

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October 27, 2008

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Full Scholarships for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools in: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis to address today’s critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

For the third year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools, plus a stipend to assist in defraying program-related expenses.

One summer of intensive language immersion at Middlebury is the equivalent of language study for one year at an American college or university. (Applicants who are interested in transferring academic credit should check with their home institution regarding transferability.)

The Davis Fellowships are merit based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

For more information please visit:

To be considered for a Davis Fellowship, please submit:
1. A complete application for the Language School to which you are applying. Incomplete applications will disqualify your candidacy for a Davis Fellowship. Applications are found at:
[Note: The application includes a non-refundable process fee of $55.00.]
2. Three copies of the one-page Davis Fellowship essay (see below).
3. A resume or curriculum vitae.

Additional Davis Fellowship opportunities are available through Middlebury’s affiliate, the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. For more information on Monterey’s Davis Fellowships, please visit:

REQUIRED ESSAY: The Role of Language in Conflict Resolution
The Davis Fellowships aim to fulfill the intention of philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who has dedicated much of her life to peace initiatives. As the cultivation of intercultural communication is essential to reducing conflict, the study of the world’s critical languages has become increasingly important. In establishing these fellowships, Mrs. Davis challenges us to “bring about a mindset of preparing for peace instead of preparing for war.?

Please include in your application a brief essay (500-600 words) that reflects your past experience and future aspirations to contribute to more peaceful relationships between people, institutions, or communities. Highlight the role of language and language study in fostering those relationships and in helping to mediate conflict.

Please submit to:
(Name of Your Chosen Language School)
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury, VT 05753

Note: Davis Fellowship funds are limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Financial aid forms are not required for the Davis awards. However, students are encouraged to apply for regular Middlebury College financial aid, awarded on a demonstrated-need basis, through the office of financial aid. More information can be found at the Middlebury Language Schools website:

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October 22, 2008

GSI positions in Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC)

The application for Winter 2009 GSI positions is now posted on the ALC website.

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October 15, 2008

CIBE Doctoral Student Funding

Doctoral student funding guidelines for 2009

The Center for International Business Education (CIBE) announces its awards for the support of doctoral students in international business. There are two types of awards: (1) tuition and living support for the fifth year, and (2) funding for dissertation research. Proposals from all University of Michigan colleges, schools and departments are eligible.

Awards are for up to $5,000. For more information contact Brad Farnsworth, CIBE Director, at 936-3917 or at Applications are due on or before 17 November 2008.

Allowable Expenses

Students applying for dissertation funds may request funding to cover the following expenses:

1. Data collection expenses, such as the purchase of publications, duplication costs, and on-line search charges. (Purchases of equipment are not allowable.)
2. Travel, both domestic and international, including transportation, meals, and accommodations.

Application Procedure

The application has five parts:
1. Research proposal, maximum fifteen hundred words, describing the theoretical motivation for your research, the methodology to be used, and the anticipated significance of the research findings.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Doctoral program transcript (unofficial is acceptable but subject to verification).
4. Detailed budget and justification. See allowable expenses above. A budget is not necessary for fifth-year funding requests. Applicants for either type of funding must show all other committed and potential funding sources.
5. Letter of support from dissertation committee chair.

Mail proposals to:

Vicki Simon
Center for International Business Education
Ross Business School
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Or email proposals to

The deadline for proposals is 17 November 2008. Proposals received before this date will not be reviewed ahead of schedule.

Funds for fifth-year support are only available for the Winter 2009 semester. Dissertation funding is available beginning 1 January 2009 and must be expended by 31 December 2009.

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September 29, 2008

US Department of Education FULBRIGHTS for PhD Dissertation Research Abroad

US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Description: The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships are for a narrow range of students in certain PhD programs--primarily the social sciences and humanities--who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be PhD candidates by the time the actual research begins, and who are currently enrolled in a U-M department or program where they specialize in non-West-European area studies and a modern foreign language. They must plan to teach at a U.S. institution of higher education upon completion of the degree, and must prove sufficient foreign-language capability to carry out their proposal, which must be for approved dissertation research that cannot be conducted in the U.S.A. In addition, all applicants must be on Beni's US/ED-Fulbright e-mail user group no later than October 8.

Deadline: The application deadline is October 16. In addition, all eligible applicants must be on Beni's US/ED Fulbright email user group by no later than October 8, 2008.

Submission: Transcripts are submitted to Beni at the International Institute. All other components and supplementary materials are submitted online through Beni.

Contact: Both the competition and all subsequent awards are administered by Beni at the U-M International Institute. For information, advice, and application materials contact Beni at

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September 24, 2008

Krell Institute Fellowships for the Department of Energy

The Krell Institute facilitates two graduate fellowships for the Department of Energy. The fellowships are Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Mason at or 515-956-3696 or fax 515-956-3699.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
Web Address:
Contact: Program Coordinator: Jeana Gingery

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Program is designed to support highly capable students pursuing graduate study in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Fellows will also participate in a practicum at a national DOE lab.

The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- $2,475 for computer workstation
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at Applications due January 14, 2009.

For more information, go to:

Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
Web Address:
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

The primary objective of the Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship program is to encourage the training of scientists by providing financial support to talented students who enter a period of study and research in designated areas of stewardship science accompanied by practical work experience at NNSA research facilities. Areas of interest for this competition include:
1. Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics
2. High-Energy-Density Physics
3. Low-Energy Nuclear Science
The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at Applications due January 19, 2009.

For more information, go to:

1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
Web Address:
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

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September 22, 2008

NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship Competition Now Open

Application Deadline: January 29, 2009

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Fellowships are now available on

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September 15, 2008

2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Competition

The National Science Foundation invites you to apply for the 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) competition. This program offers up to 3 years of graduate school support worth over $120,000 to each awardee - last year 913 awards were granted. Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one time $1,000 travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based Master’s and/or PhD degrees in NSF-supported science (including social science and psychology) and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply. The application process is currently open and closes early November 2008. We encourage interested applicants to visit or for additional information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying. Interested applicants should strongly consider preparing their applications as early as possible to help increase their chances of winning.

The GRFP is sponsored by the NSF, which is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. NSF funding opportunities can be found at The NSF-GRFP Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (

Complete List of GRFP Supported Fields:

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September 12, 2008

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson Fellows are among a select group of scholars, on the leading edge of producing new and exciting works. The 2009 dissertation fellowships are The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships ( support the final
year of dissertation work for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible proposals have
religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious,
cultural or human rights questions. Please note that this year the stipend for the Newcombe Fellowship has
been raised to $24,000 for a twelve month period of dissertation writing. Approximately 29 non-renewable
fellowships will be awarded. The deadline is November 14, 2008.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies ( offer
awards for candidates doing original and significant research about gender that crosses disciplinary, regional,
or cultural boundaries. 2009 recipients will receive $3,000 to be used for expenses connected with the
dissertation, which may include travel, books, microfilming, taping and computer services.
Seven fellowships will be given, with recipients announced in late January 2009.
The deadline is October 13, 2008.

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September 10, 2008

IRWG graduate funding programs

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) offers many graduate student funding opportunities. The next application deadline for IRWG’s graduate student Community of Scholars summer fellowship program and the graduate student Research Award Program is November 24, 2008.

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September 04, 2008

Shapiro/Malik Awards

These awards provide assistance with interest payments on unsubsidized educational loans that students are obligated to pay while still in graduate school.

Deadline for applications is October 10, 2008.

The deadline for the Shapiro Awards is October 10th, 2008. They were established by Harold T. Shapiro, former President of the University of Michigan and Vivian Shapiro, former faculty member at the University of Michigan, to assist with interest payments on the unsubsidized educational loans that students are obligated to pay while still in graduate school. Dr. John Malik, a devoted Rackham alumnus in Physics, established an endowment for the same purpose. Both awards are made through a single competition.

US citizens and permanent residents applicants with $10,000 or more in unsubsidized educational loans will be given first consideration. Maximum awards will be $1,000 per student. Complete guidelines and applications can be found at:

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