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Jan
6
Fri
James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship Now Accepting Applications
Jan 6 all-day

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The SPSSI James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms.

This position is supported, in part, by an endowment provided to SPSSI by the James Marshall Fund. The fellowship provides support for a post-doctoral level fellow to work full-time for one year (September 1 to August 31) in the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC. The fellow should expect to use psychological research to inform the public policy making process while working full-time in a congressional office.

The Marshall Fellow participates in a range of activities involving the application of psychological research to analyze specific social policies and develop science-informed policy. The policy focus of the work varies from year to year depending on the fellow’s congressional placement. Past fellows have carried out placements in both the House and Senate and have engaged in a diverse range of policymaking activities (e.g., drafting legislation, writing speeches and talking points, planning hearings, meeting with constituents and outside groups, conducting background research).

The James Marshall Fellowship program is affiliated with the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science & Technology Fellowships program, which means that Marshall Fellows participate fully in the AAAS Fellowship program’s orientation to federal policymaking in early September and have access to a range of AAAS Fellowship professional development opportunities and support throughout the fellowship year and beyond. With support from SPSSI, AAAS also facilitates the congressional placement process in mid-September, assisting fellows with identifying and establishing placements in Congress that align with their interests and expertise.

Marshall Fellows typically have multiple points of contact with SPSSI over the course of their fellowship year, including communication with SPSSI’s Policy Director, SPSSI’s Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellow, the SPSSI Policy Committee, and SPSSI members. Marshall Fellows are also expected to attend the mid-winter SPSSI Council Meeting, the June SPSSI Council Meeting (immediately preceding the annual SPSSI Conference), and the SPSSI Conference.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Marshall Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to the psychological study of social issues. Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD before the start of the fellowship and be a member of SPSSI. Candidates must demonstrate interest or involvement in the application of social science to social issues and policies, have a sound scientific background, and demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Individual initiative and an ability to work cooperatively with others having diverse viewpoints are critical. Knowledge of policy processes at the national level, along with placement goals, is desirable, but not essential.

AWARD

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship with SPSSI will be available for the 2017-2018 fellowship year, with a start date of September 1, 2017 and an end date of August 31, 2018.

The Marshall Fellow is appointed as an independent contractor and paid a stipend of $60,000 per year plus health benefits. The fellow’s attendance at the annual SPSSI Conference in June of the fellowship year is also fully covered.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS are to be submitted online.  Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online.

  • Personal statement (1000 word limit): Please describe your interest and experience in policy activities and/or social issues, your interest in the fellowship program, how the fellowship fits into your career goals, and what your desired objectives are for the fellowship.
  • Writing sample (500 word limit): Please write a summary of how your research fits within its field of study, abstracting a complex literature as well as your contribution to it. Please write for an educated lay audience—write in a way that would be accessible to a non-scientific audience.
  • Curriculum vita: Please be sure that your CV includes current contact information.
  • Letters of reference: Please provide three letters of reference. Letters should address the applicant’s abilities, experience, and motivation as related to this fellowship program. These letters can be uploaded along with the other application materials, or referees can email them separately to [email protected], with the words “Marshall Fellowship Reference Letter for [your name]” in the subject line.

DEADLINE for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2017. Notification of selection is expected on or around March 15, 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Susan Dudley, SPSSI’s Executive Director.

Click here for a list of past James Marshall Public Policy Fellows.

Click here to read about this year’s fellow, Dr. Rashmi Nair.

Feb
1
Wed
James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship Deadline
Feb 1 all-day

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The SPSSI James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms.

This position is supported, in part, by an endowment provided to SPSSI by the James Marshall Fund. The fellowship provides support for a post-doctoral level fellow to work full-time for one year (September 1 to August 31) in the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC. The fellow should expect to use psychological research to inform the public policy making process while working full-time in a congressional office.

The Marshall Fellow participates in a range of activities involving the application of psychological research to analyze specific social policies and develop science-informed policy. The policy focus of the work varies from year to year depending on the fellow’s congressional placement. Past fellows have carried out placements in both the House and Senate and have engaged in a diverse range of policymaking activities (e.g., drafting legislation, writing speeches and talking points, planning hearings, meeting with constituents and outside groups, conducting background research).

The James Marshall Fellowship program is affiliated with the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science & Technology Fellowships program, which means that Marshall Fellows participate fully in the AAAS Fellowship program’s orientation to federal policymaking in early September and have access to a range of AAAS Fellowship professional development opportunities and support throughout the fellowship year and beyond. With support from SPSSI, AAAS also facilitates the congressional placement process in mid-September, assisting fellows with identifying and establishing placements in Congress that align with their interests and expertise.

Marshall Fellows typically have multiple points of contact with SPSSI over the course of their fellowship year, including communication with SPSSI’s Policy Director, SPSSI’s Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellow, the SPSSI Policy Committee, and SPSSI members. Marshall Fellows are also expected to attend the mid-winter SPSSI Council Meeting, the June SPSSI Council Meeting (immediately preceding the annual SPSSI Conference), and the SPSSI Conference.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Marshall Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to the psychological study of social issues. Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD before the start of the fellowship and be a member of SPSSI. Candidates must demonstrate interest or involvement in the application of social science to social issues and policies, have a sound scientific background, and demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Individual initiative and an ability to work cooperatively with others having diverse viewpoints are critical. Knowledge of policy processes at the national level, along with placement goals, is desirable, but not essential.

AWARD

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship with SPSSI will be available for the 2017-2018 fellowship year, with a start date of September 1, 2017 and an end date of August 31, 2018.

The Marshall Fellow is appointed as an independent contractor and paid a stipend of $60,000 per year plus health benefits. The fellow’s attendance at the annual SPSSI Conference in June of the fellowship year is also fully covered.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS are to be submitted online.  Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online.

  • Personal statement (1000 word limit): Please describe your interest and experience in policy activities and/or social issues, your interest in the fellowship program, how the fellowship fits into your career goals, and what your desired objectives are for the fellowship.
  • Writing sample (500 word limit): Please write a summary of how your research fits within its field of study, abstracting a complex literature as well as your contribution to it. Please write for an educated lay audience—write in a way that would be accessible to a non-scientific audience.
  • Curriculum vita: Please be sure that your CV includes current contact information.
  • Letters of reference: Please provide three letters of reference. Letters should address the applicant’s abilities, experience, and motivation as related to this fellowship program. These letters can be uploaded along with the other application materials, or referees can email them separately to [email protected], with the words “Marshall Fellowship Reference Letter for [your name]” in the subject line.

DEADLINE for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2017. Notification of selection is expected on or around March 15, 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Susan Dudley, SPSSI’s Executive Director.

Click here for a list of past James Marshall Public Policy Fellows.

Click here to read about this year’s fellow, Dr. Rashmi Nair.

Mar
1
Wed
2017-2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Studies Initiative (NASI) Fellowships
Mar 1 all-day

The American Philosophical Society Library invites applications for three new fellowships under a grant received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Studies Initiative (NASI).

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline for all is March 1, 2017 and all materials must be submitted online. Full details can be found in the links below.

Long-term Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

For more information and to apply: https://amphilsoc.org/mellonpredoc.


Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship

A one-year, residential fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers, including tribal college faculty members and others who work closely with Native communities. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

For more information and to apply: https://www.amphilsoc.org/mellonpostdoc.


Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships

A new research fellowship aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of indigenous people of North America. These Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American and indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.

For more information and to apply: https://www.amphilsoc.org/mellondks.

Oct
15
Sun
Call for Film Projects for AAA Film Pitch Workshop
Oct 15 all-day

CALL FOR FILM PROJECTS for AAA FILM PITCH WORKSHOP

 

Are you currently working on a film? Are you interested in getting feedback?


Are you interested in ethnographic film production but not yet ready to share a project in progress?

Due to the enormous success of the 2016 Pitch Session, we are once again convening a FILM PITCH Workshop at the 2017 AAAs.  Please join us for the Second Annual Society for Visual Anthropology FILM PITCH workshop, December 1, 1-5 PM.

A PITCH SESSION FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKERS: DEVELOPING YOUR STORY, INTEGRATING YOUR RESEARCH, FINDING FUNDING AND DISTRIBUTION

This workshop uses the pitch format of documentary film festivals in which filmmakers pitch their work-in-progress to a jury of funders, distributors and award winning filmmakers. For each film presented, the jury will provide feedback including strategies for visualizing anthropological content and suggestions for developing your narrative and structure. Other discussion topics include conceptualizing your audience, and opportunities and strategies for funding and distribution.

Pre- Selected filmmakers will give a 10 minute presentation of their project, that includes a description of the story, themes, research, visual style, plans for completion and a short video sample. Our workshop format is intended to encourage lively discussion between jurors, other workshop participants and the presenting filmmakers. Discussion will address both the effectiveness of the pitch and the substance of the film project. Jury and audience awards.

The goals of the workshop are:

  1. To model how to present a film project to potential collaborators, funders & distributors.
  2. To provide concrete strategies for turning research into visually compelling stories.
  3. To direct participants to funding and distribution opportunities.

Pitch jurors TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

Two ways to participate in this workshop

PITCH YOUR PROJECT: Whether your project is in development, production, or in rough cut stage, this is an opportunity to get feedback on your work-in-progress from a jury with expertise in anthropological filmmaking, funding and distribution. Seven filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) will be selected to pitch projects. Those interested in presenting their film project should send a brief Pitch Proposal (see below) to Alice Apley ([email protected]) by October 15, 2017. The organizers will select a mix of experienced to first-time filmmakers.

NONPITCHING WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: As a workshop participant, you can observe the pitches, join the discussion about the projects in progress, learn from the pitches, get ideas, and plan for a future visual project.

 

Pitch Proposal

If you are interested in pitching, send a one-page description of your project and a video sample. It should include:

  • Short synopsis describing the significance of the project, brief discussion of the issues, themes and story you will explore, and the visual style of the film (e.g. observational, experimental documentary etc).
  • Your bio, including your unique qualifications for completing this project successfully, such as knowledge, skills, access or history of involvement with the characters and/or subject matter.
  • Please also include a short status report describing where you are in the research, development and/or production process, what work has been completed and a brief timeline.
  • Production-related photo (optional).

Also send a trailer, teaser, or clips via a single streamable link of film footage or visuals (still or moving). (7 minutes maximum)

For questions, email Alice Apley, [email protected] or Sarah Elder, [email protected]