Mellon Junior Fellowship at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

The Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden is pleased to offer two Andrew W. Mellon Junior Fellowships to graduate or advanced undergraduate students for Summer 2017.

The Junior Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the New York Botanical Garden’s research facilities. Junior Fellows will conduct research using the Garden and the Mertz Library’s world-renowned holdings related to the history of botany, garden art and architecture, landscape and urban design, botanical illustration, and the book arts.  The Fellowship awards a stipend of $3,500.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Folklife Center Research Awards

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2017

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Blanton Owen Fund

This award, established in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen, supports ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Historically the available amount has been about $1000 and is often split between more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

This creative fellowship recognizes Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Individuals interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply.

Three major fellowships are awarded:

  1. One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  2. One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, dance, instrumental or vocal music, or theatre
  3. One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Application Deadline:  October 26, 2016

ACLS invites applications for Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art, which are designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. New for the 2016-17 competition, stipends have been raised to $30,000 and additional funds are available for travel and research.

Applicants must:

  • be a PhD candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.)
  • have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Projects should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered.
  • have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure.
  • have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once.
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Scholarships

Application deadline:   June 6, 2016

The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) offers a number of scholarships for graduate students. These include:

  • Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship, for graduate students in all fields of study
  • Elizabeth & Sherman Asche Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students in health and science fields
  • Florence Young Memorial Scholarship, for graduate students in art, law, and public health fields
  • Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students from non-federally recognized tribes (students from state recognized tribes may apply)

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.indian-affairs.org/graduate-applications.html

Jacobs Research Funds

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples of North, Central and South America which result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research have low priority, but we welcome proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise be lost or become inaccessible. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating proposals.

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music, language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and linguistic forms in modern contexts, for example, traditional environmental knowledge or social organization.

Projects in archaeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible for support.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application deadline:   December 1, 2015

This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Those interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply.

Three major fellowships are awarded:

  1. One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  2. One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
  3. One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:

  • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
  • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
  • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
  • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellowship

College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowships

Professional-Development Fellowship Program in Art History
Application deadline:   October 2, 2015

The College Art Association’s Professional-Development Fellowship Program in Art History supports graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic who recently received their PhD and are preparing the PhD for publication or who are conducting research in their final year to complete their PhD. Each fellow is given a one-time award to help with various aspects of his/her work, whether for job-search expenses, image license fees, or other publishing costs.

Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 2016 Annual Conference.

Honorable Mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the 2016 Annual Conference.

One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Completed applications must be uploaded to Slide Room no later than 5 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015. All submission fees will be paid by College Art Association.

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
https://collegeartassociation.slideroom.com/#/login/program/25770


Professional-Development Fellowship Program in Visual Arts
Application deadline:   November 16, 2015

The College Art Association’s Professional-Development Fellowship in visual arts support graduate students who are completing the MFA degree or other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with a one-time, unrestricted grant to help them with various aspects of their work, as an artist, designer and/or craftsperson, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice.

Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 2016 Annual Conference.

Honorable Mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the 2016 Annual Conference.

One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Completed applications must be uploaded to Slide Room no later than 5 pm, Monday, November 16, 2015. All submission fees will be paid by Collegeart Association.

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
https://collegeartassociation.slideroom.com/#/login/program/25789

Jacobs Research Fund

Application deadline:   February 15, 2015

The Jacobs Research Funds, hosted by the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, provides grants for anthropological and linguistic research working with Native American (First Nations) peoples. Grants are given for work on problems in language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science.

Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). However, research on other areas in Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America will be funded if possible.

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples of North, Central and South America which result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research have low priority, but we welcome proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise be lost or become inaccessible. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating proposals.

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music, language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and linguistic forms in modern contexts, for example, traditional environmental knowledge or social organization.

Projects in archeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible for support. It is expected that both the subjects of research and society in general will ultimately benefit from the knowledge generated by the funded research. The Jacobs Research Funds therefore do not support proprietary research for the exclusive use of any entity, public or private (such as national, state, provincial, or local governments; public or private charities, churches or foundations; tribes or bands; or community groups).

There are three categories of Jacobs Research Funds grants.

  • Individual Grants support research projects administered by a single investigator on a focused problem. The maximum award is $3000 USD or CAD.
  • Group Grants support work by two or more researchers who will be cooperating on the same or similar projects. The researchers should be sharing field expenses working with the same language, with the same speakers, and/or in the same geographical area. One person in the group should be designated as the Principal Investigator. The PI will serve as the contact person for the Jacobs Research Funds and will be responsible for use of funds, filing reports, and archiving materials. Normally, the PI will be the most senior scholar in the group, such as a faculty member or advanced graduate student. Projects involving collaboration between academics and non-academics are encouraged. Each member of the group should submit a CV. However, only one project description and budget should be submitted per group project. The maximum award is $6000 USD or CAD.
  • The Kinkade Grants honor the memory of the late Dale Kinkade, a linguist known for his work on Salishan languages. Kinkade Grants support projects requiring an intense period of fieldwork, such as research leading to a major work such as a dictionary, collection of texts, etc. They are intended for experienced researchers, such as Ph.D. students working on dissertations, faculty with sabbatical or other period of course release, or retired professors seeking to complete major research. If the researcher does not intend to work full-time on the project, this should be explained in the work plan. The maximum award is $9000 USD or CAD. We anticipate that we will award only one or two Kinkade Grants per year to very worthy projects. If your project is not awarded a Kinkade Grant, you can nevertheless be eligible to receive an Individual Grant. Please indicate this on the application form and in your budget.

For complete information and application instructions, see:
http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

Current GSA Position in the Office of Research Information Services (Visual/Interaction Designer)

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Department:                   Office of Research Information Services
Date Available:              11/3/2014

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant to aid in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites for the University of Washington’s Office or Research and subsidiary offices.

Department: Office of Research Information Services, Office of Research

Job Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE

Description:

The Office of Research Information Services (ORIS) goal is to alleviate the administrative burden for the UW community of researchers and research staff. The unit provides senior systems development, technical expertise and consultation to the University; creates and maintains web pages; prepares requirements definitions for client departments; develops and generates reports; designs and implements appropriate solutions; identifies and solves operational problems relating to networks, distributed services, mainframe systems and end-user specific tools. The systems and services that ORIS provides help support UW’s position as one of the top research institutions in the world.

The Office of Research Information Services is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized UW graduate student interested in web graphic design to serve as a Graduate Staff Assistant starting in Fall Quarter. The Graduate Staff Assistant will support the University of Washington’s Office of Research websites by designing and creating new websites, webpages, updating content and enhancing existing web pages, leveraging wireframes, prototypes, user research throughout the design process. The supported websites are developed in HTML, PHP and MySQL and experience with these technologies is required.

Duties include:

  • Develop design concepts, wireframes, prototypes of web pages, site enhancements and new features
  • Contribute to website information architecture and user interface decisions, working seamlessly with User Experience, Front-end Development, Business Analysts, Communications and Content Strategy team members.
  • Contribute to project assessments and requirement gathering sessions with business partner, working with Business Analysts, Product Managers and ORIS leadership
  • Assist with writing, editing and updating web content
  • Enhance existing web pages
  • Other duties as needed

 Requirements:

  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Experience with HTML, PHP, MySQL
  • Be accountable for meeting necessary schedules and deadlines
  • Reliable, responsible, punctual, and well organized
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Experience designing WordPress websites

Desired (not required) Skills:

  • Knowledge of CodeIgniter, Symfony, Zend Framework, or other PHP MVC-style web frameworks
  •  Experience with CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Experience with Microsoft software development technologies such as C#, ASP.Net, MS SQL
  • Hands-on experience with JQuery

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:

Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants in state-funded programs will be eligible for the standard tuition waiver if these conditions are met. Applicants in fee-based programs are eligible for quarterly payments towards their course fees that are equivalent to Graduate Tier 1 resident full-time tuition. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

Terms:

Salary information: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salary-schedules.shtml

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/preamble.html

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to orishr@uw.edu. Resumes must be submitted electronically to be considered.