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Graduate Student Research Opportunities
Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment - CELTUA
Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement Program (GSTEP): All Miami graduate students with teaching responsibility are eligible to participate in a one-semester series of seminars, workshops, and activities about teaching and learning. Upon completion of the program, core members will receive one credit in GSC 601, a $200 professional development account, and a certificate of participation from the Provost and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching, and University Assessment. The deadline for appliations was January 12, 2012. To join or learn more about this program, see the website at http://www.muohio.edu/celt/students/gstep or contact CECILIA SHORE, Director, CELTUA, 529- 9266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS. The scholarship program was established by the British Government in 1953 as an expression of gratitude for the American role in Europe's economic recovery after World War II. Up to forty men and women under 26, are selected annually as Marshall Scholars. The scholarship provides funding for two years of study at either the undergraduate or graduate level in a wide range of subjects (including the sciences and humanities) at 44 British Universities.
Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided. Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant's undergraduate educational institution. The online application must be submitted and authorized by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational institution (or employer). In exceptional circumstances candidates may be nominated by their Graduate School or their employer, however, special permission must be sought from the Marshall Commission.
The deadline for applications (on-line) to the agency is October 1, 2012. Miami Univ. will have a required internal deadline administered by the Honors Program. Contact Carolyn Haynes for more information.
LIFELONG LEARNING OFFICE
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS- MIAMI UNIVERSITY SUMMER STUDY ABROAD CREDIT WORKSHOPS. Competitive scholarships, $1,000, based on financial need, applicability to student professional goals, and academic credentials. Available for graduate and undergraduate students participating in Miami University summer study abroad credit workshops. Scholarship applications will be available in November 2012 for summer 2013 workshops at www.muohio.edu/lifelonglearning. The previous deadline for applications was January 27, 2012. For more information, contact: Lifelong Learning, 127 McGuffey Hall, 529-8600; email@example.com, or LINDSAY CARPENTER, Lifelong Learning, 127 McGuffey Hall, 529-8609;firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADUATE SCHOOL - GS
GRADUATE SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS. Criteria for eligibility and guidelines for Graduate Scholarships for the Summer of 2011 are contained in A Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty, available as a pdf file at the Graduate School's Webpage.
GRADUATE GRANTS-IN-AID. Support for full-time graduate students as a waiver of the Instructional Fee and out-of-state tuition surcharge (if applicable). There are no stipend payments and no required duties for the recipient of a graduate grant-in-aid. Grants-in-Aid are available for either one or both semesters of the regular academic year and/or the summer session. First-time degree students are given preference for these grants, due to high demand. You can obtain an application for a grant-in-aid from the Graduate School Office, 102 Roudebush Hall, or from the Office of International Education Services, 216 MacMillan Hall. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
THE MARJORIE POST FARRINGTON SCHOLARSHIP. This $1,000 scholarship is for full-time graduate students in any area of study. The award is made primarily on merit and secondarily on financial need. Financial need must be estsablished, and the student must be eligible to file the FAFSA. See the application, for further details. The student selected may also be appointed to a graduate assistantship or teaching associateship. No service responsibilities are required of the recipient. The deadline is April 1, 2013. Selection of the recipient is made by the Graduate Council, Student Financial Aid Committee. For further information please contact Lou Ann Haines, The Graduate School, 102 Roudebush Hall, 529-3734; email@example.com
MASTER'S THESIS OR DISSERTATION RESEARCH SUPPORT. The Associate Provost for Research and the Dean of the Graduate School will entertain requests for unusual expenses associated with a student's research for the doctoral dissertation. There is no application form, but you must briefly describe your dissertation or thesis project and explain why these expenses are necessary and offer a tentative budget. Students must also submit a letter of support from the advisor. Awards will not exceed $600 for doctoral students and $300 for Master's students, and will often be less, depending on the demand. To be eligible a doctoral student must have passed the comprehensive exams. Decisions on this special funding will be made after November 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. Written requests to: James Oris, Dean of the Graduate School, 102 Roudebush Hall, 529-3734: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS-OBOR.
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (formerly Mercury Seven Scholarship). The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will award a scholarship of not less than $10,000 to an outstanding Miami University student studying in the fields of engineering, natural or applied sciences. Scholarship candidates are nominated by faculty in their department with nominations being directed to the Dean of the Graduate School. A Miami student has been supported by the foundation for each of the past ten years. The previous deadline was in February. Contact SARA SPEH, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Science Advising Office, 529-3031, email@example.com for more details, as the application material must be submitted electronically.
GRADUATE STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENT FUND COMPETITION. Graduate students making satisfactory progress in a degree program and enrolled on a full- or part-time basis at the time of application are eligible to apply. The purpose of the fund is to recognize significant completed achievement in external (to the home department) research or creative activity. The awards will normally not exceed $300. The deadlines are November 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. Application forms are available in The Graduate School. Contact: CHRISTIE KELLER, The Graduate School, 102 Roudebush Hall, 529-3734; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is available at http://www.units.muohio.edu/internationalprograms/scholarships.php.
BOREN FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY (NSEP)
Campus deadlines are in December/January annually. For more information, contact: KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, email@example.com.
NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) FOR UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE GRANTS. A federal grant program to provide study abroad support to U.S. students (undergraduate and graduate) in selected majors (Anthropology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Health, History, International Affairs, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) who will pursue the study of less commonly taught languages and cultures. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing serious study, including appropriate and integrated study of a foreign language, as a complement to U.S. academic and career goals. NSEP aims to enlarge the base of future leaders in all fields who can deal effectively with global issues. Sites in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will NOT be considered. Many applications will have deadlines in October. For more information, contact: KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDY ABROAD. Miami University has a variety of study abroad opportunities. They include: the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, and exchange programs with the Kansai University of Foreign Studies in Osaka, Japan; the University of Glasgow in Scotland; the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria; the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico; Aarhus University in Denmark; Jonsei University-Wonju in Korea, and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) which offers a number of study abroad opportunities at over 100 universities worldwide. The deadlines are February and September. Many other programs throughout the world suitable for all majors are availiable. For more information, contact: KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, email@example.com.
KAREN OSTBERG PRIZE FOR STUDY ABROAD. This program will award one to two $500 grants. Other scholarships from $200 to $2,000 are also available. Contact: KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MIAMI UNIVERSITY JOHN E. DOLIBOIS EUROPEAN CENTER IN LUXEMBOURG (MUDEC). Scholarships for semester and full-year students are available and typically range from $700 to $4,000. The Don and Susan Kasle and Félix Chomé scholarships require paperwork which can be obtained through the "Learning Content" section of MUDEC’s online application. Admitted students who file the FAFSA are automatically considered for all other Luxembourg Program scholarships and NO separate application is required. For more information about Luxembourg Program financial aid and scholarships, contact: ALYSSA KLEIN, MUDEC Coordinator, 217 MacMillan Hall, 529-5050, email@example.com.
GRANTS, LOANS, FEDERAL WORK-STUDY; SCHOLARSHIPS; AND CAMPUS
NEED-BASED AID. Graduate students may receive Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Work-Study. The student must be enrolled at least half time to receive student loans or Federal Work-Study.
CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT. On the Oxford Campus, the student employment area in the Office of Student Financial Assistance coordinates all student employment, both those seeking Federal Work-Study and those seeking a campus job paid entirely from University funds. For more information, go to the website: http://www.muohio.edu/studentemployment.
OTHER SELECTED AWARDS, INTERNSHIPS, PRIZES, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the website for specific program, department, school, college opportunities.
PHI KAPPA PHI. Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. The previous deadline was April 1, 2012.
For more information, go to http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship_Instructions.htmll.
STUDENT INITIATIVE FUND. This fund provides support to encourage and develop student creativity and ideas. The fund can not be used to finance day to day operations of an activity or student organization, but can instead be used for a new project or idea. For further information, see Article V, Sec. 7 of the Associated Student Government Constitution (in the Miami Bulletin) and http://www.muasg.com/services/student-initiative-fund.
WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM- (https://www.muohio.edu/research/external/graduate-research/womens-studies.html).
For further information contact: CHERYL L. JOHNSON, Director of Women's Studies, 126 MacMillan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 529-4616.
(Click the above link to search for current deadlines on the web).
ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION- AAUW
The previous deadline was November 15, 2011 for the following programs:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE- SMART Scholarship Service Program
Information for the Fulbright Programs, for students currently enrolled at Miami University, is available from KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, email@example.com.
FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD. This program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in full time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Area studies is defined as a program of comprehensive study of the aspects of a society or societies, including the study of their geography, history, culture, economy, politics, international relations, and languages. The Dept. of Education will give preference to application for doctoral dissertation research abroad that focuses on Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America and the Caribbean). An institution of higher education is responsible for transmitting in a single submission all recommended individual Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad applications. The deadline is June 14, 2012. See: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html.
JACOB K. JAVITS FELLOWS PROGRAM The purpose of this program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or the Masters of Fine Arts in selected fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The program announcement should be available in late fall and information will be sent to the graduate faculty advisors at Miami University for English, Political Science, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, Student Financial Aid; and The Graduate School. The previous deadline was September 30, 2010. View the program guidelines at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/applicant.html.
JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIPS There are two types of fellowships offered. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate couse of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree. The deadline is March 1, 2013. View the program guidelines at: http://www.act.org/madison
MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS. See the Website at http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/rules
The scholarship program was established by the British Government in 1953 as an expression of gratitude for the American role in Europe's economic recovery after World War II. Up to forty men and women under 26, are selected annually as Marshall Scholars. The scholarship provides funding for two years of study at either the undergraduate or graduate level in a wide range of subjects (including the sciences and humanities) at 44 British Universities.
Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided. Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant's undergraduate educational institution. The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational insitution (or employer). In exceptional circumstances candidates may be nominated by their Graduate School or their employer, however, special permission must be sought from the Marshall Commission.
The internal deadline for candidates to submit to their institution will be displayed on the online application form. All items including the four letters of recommendation must be submitted online and received at the regional centre no later than October 1, 2012. Note: Academic transcripts cannot be submitted online and therefore must be sent by mail or courier, and be received no later than October 1, 2012. The Commission recommends that applications be submitted well in advance of the deadline to avoid any last minute problems.The average award is 15,500 pounds a year for tuition and fees, books, living allowance and travel. Applicants must have a distinguished academic record and at least a 3.7 grade point average.
For more information, contact: CAROLYN HAYNES, Director of the University Honors Program, 529-3399;firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER PROGRAM (GSRP)- The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants in what follows) for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related to NASA research and development. The previous deadline was March 16, 2012. Detailed information is in NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program book available at: http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/program. For other grant programs, go to: https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/home/fellowships.cfm.
NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES - NAS
FORD FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL, DISSERTATION, AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR MINORITIES. Open to U.S. citizens or nationals of the United States at the time of application who are members of the following minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Awards are for research-based doctoral programs (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) in selected academic disciplines that will lead to careers in teaching and research at the university or college level in the behavioral sciences, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and astronomy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
Dissertation Fellowships- Deadline is in mid-November.
For more information, go to: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - NSF
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. The Foundation awards grants to improve the scientific quality of doctoral dissertation research. Awards are made to allow doctoral candidates opportunities for greater creativity in the gathering and analysis of data than would otherwise be possible. Grants are intended to cover research-related expenses. These include expenses for field equipment and supplies and for travel to and from research sites. Awards will be made for up to $12,000. Proposals are submitted by the thesis advisor or concerned faculty member on behalf of the graduate student. Doctoral candidates who wish to apply for a dissertation improvement grant should contact directly the appropriate research division. The full proposal deadline is November 9, 2012. Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter. View the program guidelines at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234.
NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. This program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. NSF welcomes applications for interdisciplinary programs of study and research. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Fellowships are intended for individuals in the earliest stages of their graduate study. Applicants must have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study or the equivalent in part-time study. The Fellowship award is currently $40,500 (which includes the stipend, educational allowance, and travel) for a 12-month period. The previous deadlines (by discipline) range from November 14, 2011- November 18, 2011. View the program guidelines at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201.
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS. Thirty-two scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens and four are set aside for residents or students of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Scholarship includes approximately 10,000 pounds yearly plus tuition for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years of study at one of the colleges of Oxford University, England. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between 18 and 24 years old by October 1, 2011 in the year of application. They must also have academic standing sufficient to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before entering Oxford the following October in the event of election to a Scholarship. No allowance is made for the expenses of a married applicant’s spouse. Miami University nominees are selected by the United Kingdom Scholarship Committee. Students seeking university nomination must submit an application by Miami's internal deadline. Contact: CAROLYN HAYNES, Director of the University Honors Program, 529-3399;email@example.com.
View program guidelines and current deadline at http://www.rhodesscholar.org and http://www.rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship/.
ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program will end in 2013. Beginning in 2013-14, The Foundation will offer scholarship opportunities through district and global grants. This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders. For more information, contact: KARLA GUINIGUNDO, International Grant Coordinator and Boren campus representative, Office of International Education, 214 MacMillan Hall, 529-5622, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES/SMALL GRANTS. Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research awards support all areas of the sciences and engineering, and are made in amounts of up to $1,000, with larger amounts for astronomy and eye or vision research. Average awards are $600. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. All funds must be expended directly in support of the proposed research, and not used for publication expenses, salary or tuition, travel to meetings, or usual institutional obligations. October 15 and March 15 are the annual closing dates for applications and supporting letters. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement, approximately 75% of funds are awarded to students or students with an advisor who are dues paying members of Sigma Xi. Full guidelines are found at http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/. Contact your department representative or current Miami University chapter officer (listed on the chapter web site) if there are additional questions.
INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. The previous deadline for applications was November 3, 2011. View the program guidelines (late summer) at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship.
SPENCER DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS. The Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. In the past, fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, public health, psychology, religion, and sociology. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study at a graduate school in the United States, although they need not be United States citizens. Dissertation topics must concern education and all pre-dissertation requirements must be completed by June 1 of the year in which the fellowship is awarded. Approximately 20 non-renewable fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded.to support completion of the dissertation. The deadline is October 5, 2012. You will be able to view the new program guidelines this summer at: http://naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Dissertation_Fellowship.html.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES. The EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The deadline is January 30, 2012.The purpose of the NNEMS program is to:
For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/education/NNEMS/index.html.
FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY. At the present time, the EPA is accepting pre-applications for graduate fellowships (master’s and doctoral in academic disciplines relating to environmental research including engineering, public health, and ecological sciences. Following the merit review, top rated applicants will be required to submit a brief formal application. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. The deadline was November 8, 2011. To view the previous program guidelines, go to: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_star_gradfellow.html. The 2013 Research Fellowships will open in September, 2012 at: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/.
JENNINGS RANDOLPH PEACE SCHOLARSHIP DISSERTATION PROGRAM. The program supports the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. The Peace Scholar fellowship supports one year of dissertation research and writing on topics addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and the full range of ways to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations toward their doctoral degrees except the dissertation, by the time their fellowships begin.The annual stipend is $20,000 for 10 months. The deadline was January 6, 2012. To view the previous program guidelines, go to:http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program/peace-scholar-application.
Applications for the 2013-2014 cycle will be available in late 2012.
WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION (http://www.woodrow.org)
CHARLOTTE W. NEWCOMBE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS. The fellowships support the study of ethical or religious values in all fields. Topics include: philosophy and religion; the ethical implications of foreign policy; the values determining political decisions; moral codes of other cultures; and religious or ethical values as reflected in history and literature. Applicants must be doctoral candidates with all course work completed. The deadline was November 15 , 2011. To view the 2013 program guidelines, go to: http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe.
WOMEN'S STUDIES DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP. The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. The deadline was November 21, 2011. For more information, go to: http://www.woodrow.org/womens-studies.
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