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September 17, 2009

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application for 2009-2010 is Now Open

From: National Science Foundation
Date: 9 September 2009 15:03:31 GMT+02:00
To: SAMAT001@UMN.EDU
Subject: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application for 2009-2010 is Now Open



NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
(Link: www.nsf.gov/grfp)

ARLINGTON, VA - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the opening of the 2009-2010 competition for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP is one of the most prestigious science and engineering fellowship programs in the United States. Awardees are provided three years of graduate school support. Fellows receive a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one-time $1,000 international travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities.

The program ensures the quality, diversity and vitality of the next generation of U.S. scientists and researchers. The GRFP is intended for students in the early stages of their graduate career who are seeking research-based master's or PhD degrees in NSF-supported disciplines. Applicants should have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents prior to the application deadline date. Women, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the GRFP.

The application is currently open online at www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ and deadlines are November 2-12, depending on field of study. For more information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsfgrfp.org.and www.nsf.gov/grfp/.

Faculty with significant research experience and interaction with graduate students are encouraged to register as panel reviewers for the NSF GRFP at http://panelists.asee.org. If selected, panelists will be invited for a three-day review session that takes place in the Washington, DC, area in early February.

Since 1952, NSF has funded more than 42,000 Graduate Research Fellows. President Obama has vowed to triple the number of awards in this program, from about 1,000 per year to 3,000 per year by 2012.

The NSF-GRFP Operations Center (info@nsfgrfp.org or 1-866-NSF-GRFP) is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (http://www.asee.org/fellowships).

If you would like to ensure you continue receiving program announcements for the NSF GRFP, please consider registering to do so on the www.nsfgrfp.org homepage.


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September 4, 2009

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
for Social Sciences; Psychology; Geosciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees. It's intended for students in the early stages of graduate study.

The program supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.

The stipend currently is $30,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated monthly at $2,500 for shorter periods. The cost of education allowance currently is $10,500/year be used by the university to cover the costs of educating the Fellow. The university is responsible for tuition and required fees over the cost of education allowance.

Applicants should visit the NSF web page at http://www.nsf.gov for more guidance about current and emerging themes for NSF directorates for Social Sciences; Psychology; and Geosciences.

Deadline: November 05, 2009 for Social Sciences; Psychology; Geosciences

December 17, 2008

NEH support for the digital humanities

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=43489 (grant link)
National Endowment for the Humanities

Description

These NEH grants support national or regional (multi‑state) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences, although the duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic. Today, complex data its form, manipulation, and interpretation are as important to humanities study as more traditional research materials. Datasets, for example, may represent digitized historical records, high-quality image data, or even multimedia collections, all of which are increasing in number due to the availability and affordability of mass data storage devices and international initiatives to create digital content. Moreover, extensive networking capabilities, sophisticated middleware applications, and new collaboration platforms are simultaneously providing and improving interactive access to and analysis of these data as well as a multitude of other resources. The goals of the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program are to bring together humanities scholars and digital technology specialists from different disciplines to share ideas and methods that advance humanities research and teaching through the use of digital technologies; to reflect on, interpret, and analyze new digital media, multimedia, and text-based computing technologies and integrate these into humanities scholarship; to teach current and future generations of humanities scholars to design, develop, and use cyber-based tools and environments for scholarship; to devise new and creative uses for technology that offer valuable models that can be applied specifically to research in the humanities. NEH strongly encourages applicants to develop proposals for multidisciplinary teams of collaborators that will offer the necessary range of intellectual, technical, and practical expertise. This program is designed to bring together humanities scholars, advanced graduate students, computer scientists, and others to learn new tools, approaches, and technologies and to foster relationships for future collaborations in the humanities. Partners and collaborators may be drawn from the private and public sectors and may include appropriate specialists from within and outside the United States. Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities may be hosted by colleges, universities, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations. The host site(s) must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. Projects that will be held more than once and at different locations are permissible.

nstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities may be hosted by colleges, universities, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations. The host site(s) must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. Projects that will be held more than once and at different locations are permissible.
Possible topics and areas to be addressed might include, but are not limited to:
Text Encoding Initiative, electronic editing, and publishing;
e-literature;
textual analysis and text mining;
immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research;
3-D imaging technology, including laser scanning;
creativity, culture, and computing;
digital image design;
information aesthetics;
computer gaming and the humanities;
high performance or supercomputing and the humanities; and
advanced Geographic Information Systems applications.
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grants may not be used for:
digitization of collections;
support for workshops on routine computer applications (e.g., training in HTML mark-up) from which little new knowledge about techniques or approaches in the digital humanities will emerge;
the development and presentation of courses or programs that focus on the skills and knowledge required to preserve, digitize, or catalog humanities collections, such as training in digital scanning;
graduate programs in the digital humanities; or
programs that are not regional (multi-state) or national in scope.