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Jan
20
Fri
Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowship
Jan 20 all-day

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies has trained 270 college and university faculty members to develop courses in Israel Studies. Recent participants teach history, international relations, film, Jewish studies, religion, law, anthropology, linguistics, and security studies.

Competitive fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.
Applications are due January 20, 2017.

June 20 – July 2, 2017 Seminar at Brandeis
July 3 – July 12, 2017 Israel Study Tour

  • Stipend of up to $2,500 offered for the full program; $1,500 for the Brandeis seminar only
  • Travel (within North America and to Israel), accommodations, and most meals covered
  • World-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. teach Brandeis seminar
  • Leading personalities in public life, the academy, and the arts meet with group in Israel
  • Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach a new course in any discipline
  • Join a network of 270 faculty members — teaching at nearly 200 institutions worldwide  supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and continuing professional development

Please click on the links below or at your left to find out more about the program.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Feb
1
Wed
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
Feb 1 all-day

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.

Program

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, WIREDand 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.

Criteria:

  1. 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]
  2. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.

Award

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.

2017 Dates:

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

Social Media

Follow the Mass Media Science Engineering Program on Facebook and Twitter for program highlights and news.

Jun
1
Thu
Call for Participants: PhD Workshop
Jun 1 all-day

For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students. The program will start on Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 and will adjourn just before the opening of the Conference on Monday afternoon, September 18. The aim is to bring PhD students together to support the development of their international networks and to offer them a platform to discuss, directly with policy officials and civil society organizations, the value of their research for policy. There will be space for 25 students who will be selected on a first come, first served basis, subject to them meeting criteria detailed on the website (see link below).

Those who are accepted will be offered dinner on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday, a waiver for the registration fee for the International Metropolis Conference (September 18-22, 2017), and accommodation free of charge from Sunday September 17 until Friday September 22.

Students who wish to sign up should send an email with information about i) their affiliation, ii) the title and topic of their PhD project, iii) details about their policy related activities, iv) a CV, and v) two letters of recommendation from their supervisors to [email protected].

Please follow the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity: https://metropolisthehague.org/programme/phd.php