Friday, November 30, 2012

2013-14 Internationalization Seed Grants

The Office of International Affairs and the Committee on International Programs are pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2013-2014 Internationalization Seed Grants.

The Internationalization Seed Grant Program
Internationalization Seed Grants are designed to assist NC State University faculty members to carry out research and other scholarly professional activities that address international topics and enhance the internationalization of the University.  The University Standing Committee on International Programs (CIP) oversees the review and award process for these grants.  Awards are intended to serve as seed money leading to follow-up support obtained from outside granting agencies. Preference will be given to proposals that involve collaborations with NC State’s Strategic Partners.

An opportunity for graduate students studying climate change

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science. For an overview of recent symposium scholars, visit:

Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program

This may be of particular interest to faculty with a strong interest in methodology. Let me know if you'd like to learn more about this opportunity. Note that there are two chances a year to propose to this program.

NSF 12-510
NSF 08-561

National Science Foundation

Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
     Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Full Proposal Target Date(s):

     August 16, 2013

     August 16, Annually Thereafter

     January 16, 2013

     January 16, Annually Thereafter

Program Title:

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Folger LIbrary Spring Seminars

This is taken directly from the Folger Research Bulletin. Let our office know if we can help with applications

Apply Now for Spring Seminars!

Faculty and graduate students with relevant research projects are welcome to apply by 7 January 2013 for Folger Institute seminars on the politics of English law, women's pedagogy, the Atlantic world, and the orality/literacy heuristic. Beginning in late January, Paul Halliday (University of Virginia) will direct "Law as Politics in England and the Empire, ca. 1600-1830," a weekly seminar that will consider instances when English law impacted practices outside England. In early March, Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M University) will direct a faculty weekend seminar, "Acquiring Education: Early Modern Women's Pedagogies," as part of the Institute's continuing series on Early Modern English Pedagogies. Applications are invited from scholars working on the changing definitions of literacy, the function of case studies in creating women's literary history, the forms of education outside of the "three Rs," and how scholars might research early modern women and their various educations. In the late-spring, Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway) will direct "Contestations of Religion and Natural History in the Atlantic World" to provide a comparative look at how the New World challenged traditional European ways of thinking. In mid-June, Adam Fox (University of Edinburgh) and Paula McDowell (New York University) will co-direct a faculty weekend seminar, "The Orality/Literacy Heuristic," in which scholars will examine the profoundly influential cultural narrative of the "orality/literacy" rubric and its continuing implications for research in the early modern humanities.
Please visit the Institute's website for more information.

Folger Library Short Term Fellowship Applications--Deadline March 1, 2013

There are several new short-term fellowship opportunities at

Humanists with an interest in Folger's programs should take a look.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Programs

Steven H. Sandell Grant Program
Opportunity for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area to pursue projects in areas such as retirement income, older workers, disability policies, or well-being in retirement

Up to five $45,000 grants awarded to researchers with a Ph.D. or comparable credentials

Read guidelines & apply online:

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013 


Dissertation Fellowship Program 
Opportunity for next generation of scholars to pursue quality research in areas such as retirement income, older workers, disability policies, or well-being in retirement 

Up to seven $28,000 fellowships awarded to doctoral candidates enrolled in a U.S. university’s accredited program

Read guidelines & apply online:

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

Friday, November 2, 2012

News about CHASS researchers in The Bulletin

CHASS scored a two-fer this week in The Bulletin, the weekly campus newsletter. Michael Cobb, in political science, was interviewed for the "5 Questions" feature, and answered questions about faculty and student opinion in The Pack Poll.

This week's Bulletin also features a guest post by Tom Parker, professor of history, about his ongoing work at Petra, an important archaeological site in Jordan.

I'm sure you'll agree that it's good to see this recognition of our CHASS colleagues!