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Feb
18
Sun
SQCC’s Arabic Children’s Program
Feb 18 all-day

Our Arabic program for children is committed to the task of building an appreciation of the language and understanding of its culture among the youth. We aim to prepare young students to become confident speakers at an early age. We teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and across different age groups. Lessons are conducted in MSA in an immersion style environment and focuses on all four language learning skills:  listening, speaking, reading and writing.

No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for students to participate in our program. However, students with some Arabic proficiency will be given an assessment test to determine their level before attending class. Students will be grouped in different classes based on language ability and age. Heritage Speakers and Non-native Speakers of Arabic follow the same course of study in our program.

Our program is a scholarship-based program available to qualified children who reside in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

 

Open House: January 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
Assessment Test: February 19  to February 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session I: March 3 to May 19
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Levels and Age Groups

Our courses are divided into two levels for each age group category: Level 1 for beginners and level 2 for intermediate.

Level 1 (Ages 6-11 years)

In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet and long and short vowels. This course is designed to enable students to read three and four-letter words. They will also be able to develop basic writing skills by joining letters. Students will be able to express themselves in simple sentences, learn numbers, and learn basic conversation skills. The course curriculum incorporates the use of educational games, stories and songs.

Level 2 (Ages 6-11 years)

In this course, students will be introduced to basic Arabic grammar – singular pronouns and possessive pronouns. Students will engage in conversation about personal data, school life, family members etc. In addition to the required textbook, this course will utilize educational posters and handouts which will help students to verbally express themselves with simple sentences. Students will have spelling tests to assert their proficiency of letters and vowel sound recognition. The course places a greater emphasis on reading and listening comprehension.

Level 1 (Ages 12-15 years)

In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabets and long and short vowels. Students will master recognition of Arabic script and dictation. While students are learning basic grammatical patterns, they will learn Arabic greetings, know how to introduce themselves, tell time, days of the week, and numbers. In addition, they will engage in educational games, stories and songs for their appropriate age.

Level 2 (Ages 12-15 years)

In this course, students will be able to read sentences and small paragraphs. They will master essential grammar structure to form correct sentences. The will learn verb and noun conjugation, adjectives, and adverbs. Students will be introduced to the ten measure chart. They will be able to write short paragraphs. This course is designed to hone students’ verbal communication skills through role plays and guided conversations to advance their proficiency and fluency in Arabic.

Application is open now for Session I (March 3 to May 19)

Application Deadline is February 18.

Application Form 

Mar
1
Thu
Center for Communal Studies Annual Prizes
Mar 1 all-day

Center for Communal Studies
University of Southern Indiana

 

Annual Prizes

The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. Submissions may come from any academic discipline and should be focused on a topic clearly related to contemporary or historic communal groups or utopias.

Undergraduate Paper or Thesis
Author of the best undergraduate paper or thesis will receive $250. The annual deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be announced in April 2018.

Graduate Paper or Thesis or Dissertation Chapter
Author of the best graduate paper or thesis or dissertation chapter will receive $500. The annual deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be
announced in April 2018.

Please send materials as email attachments to Casey Harison at [email protected].

E-PARCC Competition for Teaching Cases
Mar 1 all-day

E-PARCC Competition for Teaching Cases
Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development

Competition funding: $5,000 prize for best teaching case and $1,000 honorable mention prizes

 

The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University announces a new E-PARCC competition, The Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development.  The international development community has faced significant political, economic, social, and environmental challenges over the past decades to improve the quality of public services and the lives of people in the transition and conflict countries in the developing world. These challenges have been addressed through such world-wide programs reflected in the MDGs, SDGs, and any number of global efforts to achieve these development goals. While there are improvements resulting from these development programs, there is still much work to be done to eradicate poverty and improve the livelihoods of people in these countries.

Learning approaches that emphasize participatory, collaborative, and conflict-sensitive strategies and skills have been found to be effective for enhancing public policy and managerial capacities in developing and transition societies. Such learning, however, often depends on having relevant case materials that address situation-specific requirements of diverse audiences. There is a critical shortage of such teaching cases. E-PARCC is an on-line collection of interactive materials for the teaching of collaborative governance, written by top scholars and practitioners.  This special E-PARCC competition aims to expand the present knowledge base of relevant case studies, drawing on the experiences of international development academics, researchers, and practitioners.

Entries for this special competition should focus on collaborative methods in the following areas of development management in transition and conflict countries:

  • Identification of public policy issues and methods of developing and implementing solutions to these problems
  • Innovative management approaches to improve the delivery of public services
  • Innovations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of international development programs
  • Application of participatory and consensus building methods that overcome societal divisions
  • Methods of improving open, transparent and accountable governments through advocacy and actions by civil society organizations

The competition is open to academics, researchers, and practitioners that are or have been actively involved in development projects through international multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, national, and local governments in transition and conflict countries, and international and national civil society organizations.

Submission Requirements: Case studies should be approximately 15–25 type-written pages (double-spaced).  All entries must include a teaching note.  Selection of the winners will be made by a committee of scholars and practitioners.  All cases must be original and not yet published elsewhere.  Winning cases are published online and downloadable free of charge on E-PARCC at:  www.maxwell.syr.edu/parc/eparc. Full credit is given to authors. To enter, submit original teaching case studies and teaching simulations no later than March 1, 2018.  All entries should be submitted electronically to [email protected].

Finalists will be notified around May 1, 2018.   Questions should be directed to: Catherine Gerard, Director of PARCC at: [email protected].

Mar
2
Fri
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Internship
Mar 2 all-day

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Internship

 

The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities. The APS Library has rich and varied collections related to over 440 different Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Working with mentors, interns will develop their own archives-based projects or pursue research projects identified by the Indigenous communities with which the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) interacts and collaborates.

The 2018 NASI Summer Internship will take place from June 17 to August 11, 2018. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. NASI Summer Interns will join a vibrant intellectual community at the APS that includes other scholars working with Native American and Indigenous materials as well as undergraduate summer interns and library fellows from different scholarly fields.

Interns will receive a stipend ranging between $3,000 and $3,500 (depending on housing costs). Several college campuses in Philadelphia offer summer housing for interns; the APS will work with NASI interns to identify housing and will help facilitate payment. Additionally, the internship includes a travel allowance.

The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. NASI supports research in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields by undergraduates, Native American scholars, Tribal College faculty members, and researchers who work closely with archives and Native communities.

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at the American Philosophical Society Library focuses on helping Indigenous communities and scholars to discover and utilize the APS collections in innovative ways. For more information, please visit https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/CNAIR

To apply:

Undergraduates currently enrolled at institutions of higher education should submit the following materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/48129) by Friday, March 2, 2018:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae
  • two letters of reference
  • a single document containing three short essays addressing each of the following (25o words each):
    • summary of academic background
    • a statement of interest in the internship
    • a statement of involvement with a Native American community or Native American and Indigenous issues

Decisions will be announced by March 30, 2018. Questions about the NASI internship program should be directed to [email protected] or 215-440-3400.

Mar
16
Fri
American Friends of Marbach Dissertation Grants
Mar 16 all-day

The American Friends of Marbach (AFM) are able to award four dissertation grants of $4,000 each to PhD candidates from American universities doing research in the field of German Studies at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv (DLA) in Marbach. Two of these stipends, which are normally meant to be taken over the summer break, have been granted by the Max Kade Foundation in New York; one is named after their donors “The David Detjen Research Grant;” and the fourth is the recently established “AFM Dissertation Grant.” In addition, the American Friends of Marbach are able to offer an “AFM Travel Grant” in the amount of $2,000, also intended for PhD candidates at American universities doing research at the DLA in the field of German Studies.

All grantees benefit from the excellent services that the DLA provides to researchers. Upon arrival, each grantee is welcomed by a staff member of the DLA who assists in determining the shape and goals of the research visit, and who serves as contact person for the duration of the stay. Researchers can also participate in a weekly “Stipendiaten-Café,” where international stipend-holders and fellow humanists have the opportunity to network and present their work to one another. Depending on availability, the well-appointed Kollegienhaus on the grounds of the DLA offers an excellent option for lodging.

Please submit a 1-2 page project description which should include a brief statement about the relevance of the holdings at the DLA for the project, a current CV, and arrange for one letter of recommendation from the dissertation adviser to Prof. Johannes von Moltke (University of Michigan): [email protected] by March 16, 2018. The decision will be announced in mid-April.

For other Marbach fellowships see http://www.dla-marbach.de/service/stipendienprogramm

Apr
3
Tue
Call for Applications: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
Apr 3 @ 11:59 pm

CLIR Invites Applications for 2018
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.

Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2019.

The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:

Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.

Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.

Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.

Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.

Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.

The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2018. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program’s review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.

CLIR will hold a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Two Q&A webinars will be held on Thursday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, Ste 650
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone: 202.939.4750
www.clir.org

Apr
30
Mon
Achill Archaeological Field School Scholarship 2018 @ Achill Archaeological Field School
Apr 30 all-day

For the first time in 2018 Achill Archaeological Field School will offer two $2000 scholarships for any of our 6-week or 12-week accredited excavation courses (Excavations and Recording 1, 2, or 7). The bursaries, which can be offset against course fees, aim to support students in their field school journey of discovery.

Application

  • Applicants for the scholarship should submit a 500 word statement outlining why they wish to study at the Achill Archaeological Field School accompanied by a CV.
  • Students must have applied and completed enrolment at the Achill Archaeological Field School before the scholarship deadline of April 30, 2018.
  • Applications should be sent to [email protected] with subject title ‘Scholarship’.

Place of Study

The study will be taken at Achill Archaeological Field School, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Applicants’ Nationality

There is no nationality restriction.

Submission Deadline

30 April 2018.

Contact Details

If you have any further questions please contact us at [email protected].

May
1
Tue
Call for Applications: 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards
May 1 all-day

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: IVAN KARP DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN PhD PROGRAMMES

Closing Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

 

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The ACIP is committed to collaboration between scholars and the makers of culture/history, and to fostering inquiry into the politics of knowledge production, the relationships between the colonial/apartheid and the postcolonial/postapartheid, and the importance of critical pluralism as against nationalist discourse. ACIP is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

ELIGIBILITY: The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a PhD programme in a

South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship.

Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; this must be completed before they begin ACIP- supported on-site research or by December 2018, whichever comes first.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should show thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields and include a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is essential to successfully complete the proposed doctoral dissertation. Guidance and advice on how to write a good proposal and budget can be found in the Resources section of the ACIP website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html) or here: http://www.ssrc.org/publications/view/the-art-of-writing-proposals/.

To apply, eligible applicants should submit the following as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed:

  • completed cover sheet (form below and online at  http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html)
  • abstract of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
  •  research proposal outlining the project’s goals, central questions, significance, and relevance for ACIP’s central concerns. Proposals should include a clearly formulated, realistic research design and plan of work responsive to the project’s theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of appropriate training to undertake the proposed research, including the language fluency necessary for the project. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages; they should be double spaced, with one inch margins and a font no smaller than 11 point. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.
  • bibliography of up to two additional pages
  • project budget listing and justifying project expenses to be supported by the award
  • your curriculum vitae
  • current transcript
  • two referee letters; one of these must be from your supervisor. Your referees should comment specifically on your proposed project, its quality and significance, and your qualifications for undertaking it. They might also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your project and how you and your work would benefit from receiving the research award. Referee letters should be submitted directly to the selection committee.

 

Funding is to be used for on-site dissertation research; research cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings not otherwise available to the applicant. Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research by the start of their proposed ACIP research may be ineligible to apply to extend research time. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the ACIP Selection Committee, depending on completed research time and funding. Please note that the Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards support dissertation research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up, tuition, study at other universities, conference participation, or to reimburse debts or expenses for research already completed. The programme does not accept applications from PhD programmes in Law, Business, Medicine, Nursing, or Journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programmes that do not lead to a PhD.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed by the ACIP Selection Committee, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners drawn from a range of universities and cultural institutions. Selection will be based on the merit and strength of the application. Award amounts will vary according to project needs; the maximum award is ZAR 40,000. Awards will be made only if applications of high quality are received.

Notification of awards will be made by late July.

Successful applicants will be required to attend the African Critical Inquiry Workshop in the following year and will have opportunities to consult with scholars associated with the Workshop. They will be expected to attend subsequent ACIP Workshops while completing their dissertations, if possible. After completing their research, applicants must submit a final research report and a financial report.

Students who receive an Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award from the African Critical Inquiry Programme must acknowledge the support in any publications resulting from the research and in their dissertation. When the dissertation is completed, they must deposit a copy with the African Critical Inquiry Programme at the Center for Humanities Research.

 

Closing date: Applications and referees’ letters must be received on or before Tuesday 1 May 2018. Incomplete applications and applications that do not conform to format guidelines will not be considered.

Please submit materials as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed above. Applications should be sent by email with the heading “ACIP 2018 Research Award Application” to  [email protected]

 

Supported by funding from the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund  
http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html
 https://www.facebook.com/ivan.karp.corinne.kratz.fund

Call for Applications: African Critical Inquiry Programme Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards
May 1 all-day

FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN PhD PROGRAMS

Closing Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a PhD programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection.

For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on our website: http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html.

Jul
5
Thu
2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program
Jul 5 all-day

Just released, the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program Application Guide for early career researchers! The Guide details our research focus areas, as well as case examples, eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for Scholars awards.The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

The online application opens on April 23, and the deadline to submit an application is July 5, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.