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Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience. Enter the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program, which has thrived in this endeavor for 42 years.
This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Philadelphia Inquirer, WIRED, and Scientific American. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public, but they leave with the tools and the know-how to accomplish this important goal.
For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand. The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in order to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology. Fellows have the opportunity to observe and participate in the process by which events and ideas become news, improve their communication skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner understandable to the lay public, and increase their understanding of editorial decision making and the way in which information is effectively disseminated. In its 42 year history, the program has supported over 670 Fellows.
- Applicants must be enrolled as students (upper level undergraduate or graduate) or postdoctoral trainees at a university — or within one year of a completed degree — in the life, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics and related fields. If you have questions about your eligibility, email [email protected]
- Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.
- Applicants must be US citizens or already hold visas that allow them to recieve payment for work during the summer. AAAS cannot assist in obtaining/retaining visas.
- Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.
The Fellowship is open to international students who are already studying in the United States and who hold visas that allow them to receive payment for work during the summer. AAAS cannot assist in obtaining/retaining visas. The Fellowship is also open to US citizens studying abroad, as long as they can pay their way back into the US for the Fellowship.
AAAS typically selects from 15-20 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites. AAAS does not provide housing or an additional housing stipend.
June 7, 2017 – August 22, 2017
Orientation in DC: June 7-9
Dates onsite: June 12 – August 18
Wrap-up in DC: August 21-22
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to PhD candidates and university academics.
This fellowship awards up to $51,000 annually to a scholar, or team of scholars, to conduct research in Oman for up to one year.
SQCC is now accepting applications for the 2018 Research Fellowship Program.
For more information on the Research Fellowship Program please visit this page.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.
Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.
Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece (June 11 to June 29, 2018)
Taught by Professors Georgia Tsouvala, Illinois State University, and Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University, author of Greek Warfare from Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great. The Seminar will investigate the intersections between ancient warfare and culture while visiting archaeological sites, battlefields, and museum collections. Through these visits and discussions, the Seminar will provide participants with a unique and useful grounding in Greek history.
Ancient Greek Religion in Situ (July 5 to July 23, 2018)
Taught by Professor Irene Polinskaya, King’s College London, author of A Local History of Greek Polytheism: Gods, People, and the Land of Aigina, 800-400 BCE. This seminar will take students to the sites of ancient worship – from caves to coasts, from peaks to pastures, from city acropoleis to deep countryside – to explore the remains of architecture and objects found there and link them to our textual sources. The seminar examines religious sites as nodes in the network of social interactions, products of geo-ecological, political, and historical development.
Internationally known scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology will participate as guest lecturers in both seminars. Students are expected to give on-site reports which they will prepare in the ASCSA’s libraries. Committed to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history, these seminars involve long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.
Cost: Fees for the 2018 seminar program are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships. Inquire about course credit option.
Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-seminar-application/. Students are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by sending recommenders this link: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-recommendation-form-for-summer-programs/. Letters of recommendation are due by January 15.
Website for more information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars
E-mail: [email protected]
All applicants will be notified by mid-March.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
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.
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