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Apr
24
Mon
William T. Grant Scholars Program
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Updated for 2017, our new William T. Grant Scholars application guide is now available online. The Scholars Program is a career development award tailored to early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The online application will open on April 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

 

Sep
1
Fri
2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Panelist
Sep 1 all-day

On behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF), we invite you to register as a potential 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) panelist. GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science or engineering at accredited US institutions. (See the Program Solicitation, NSF 16-588, for more details on GRFP.) NSF seeks GRFP panels composed of researchers and educators from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Serving as a GRFP panelist is an excellent opportunity to apply your research and career expertise to help identify future science and engineering leaders, and to gain valuable perspective to share with faculty and students at your institution. Panelists will also receive a flat rate payment of $200 per day for each full four-hour virtual panel session they attend. However, panelists who are Federal employees, citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents, and special visa holders are not entitled to the flat rate payment.

Below are details of the 2018 panels:

  • All reviews and panels will be conducted online without travel requirements. There will be no on-site participation for the GRFP panels; the panels are completely virtual.
  • In November, panelists must attend an orientation session webinar, selecting one from several available sessions. This is required for both new and returning panelists, as orienting information is subject to change.
  • Panelists review graduate school-like applications that include one 3-page statement, one 2-page statement, transcripts, and three reference letters.
  • Each panelist will review approximately 30 assigned applications in early December, over the course of about 4 weeks.
  • Panelists will enter their reviews and ratings online.
  • In January 2018, panels will convene online using WebEx for two virtual panel sessions scheduled on two different days (either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday) to discuss the applicant pool and make selection recommendations to NSF.

If you would like to be considered as a 2018 GRFP panelist, please visit https://nsfgrfp.org/panelists to register in the panelist system. If you have not been a GRFP panelist, you may create a new profile by clicking “Create an account.” If you have been a GRFP panelist, please log in with your email address and password, and update your profile. Registering in the panelist system or creating a profile does not commit you to serving as a GRFP panelist. Based on anticipated needs, NSF will send formal invitations to registered panelists starting in late September. See https://www.nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info for additional panelist information.

NOTE: If you have a student applying for the 2018 GRFP program or you will write a letter of recommendation for an applicant in a particular field of study, we request that you do not register to be a panelist in that field due to the conflict of interest. Since GRFP applicants are early in their scientific training and are still developing their interests, most panelists are qualified to review in a range of fields. If you register in a particular field and subsequently learn of a conflict of interest, please inform us so we can remove your name from the list of potential panelists or attempt to place you on a different panel.

Please share this opportunity to review GRFP applications with your colleagues.

We thank you in advance for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact the GRFP Operations Center at [email protected] or (866) 673-4737.

Feb
1
Thu
Bishir Prize, Vernacular Architecture Forum
Feb 1 all-day

The Bishir Prize is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Work published as a chapter in a book is eligible along with journal articles. Nominations should be based on primary research, break significant new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of vernacular studies. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with investigating vernacular architecture/landscape. Nominated pieces must bear the publication imprint of 2016 or 2017.

Deadline for submission is 1 February 2018. Send an electronic copy of the work to the prize committee: Elizabeth Collins Cromley ([email protected]), Joseph Sciorra ([email protected]), and Richard Longstreth, chair ([email protected]). Please provide the author’s contact information along with your own. Note that the committee automatically considered all refereed articles appearing in the VAF’s journal, Buildings + Landscapes.

The prize winner and nominator will be notified in early March. The award will be presented at the Vernacular Architecture Forum annual meeting in early May, 2018.