Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships In American Indian Studies, Jan. 16, 2015

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic
year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working
association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the
fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have
an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable
contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows
will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one
course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected
to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian
Studies Program. Positions may be renewable for a second year.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2015-2016
academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional
$5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is
required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by
August 15, 2015. Preference will be given to those applicants who have
finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship
appointment period is from August 16, 2015, to August 15, 2016.

To Apply: Go to and upload
your application materials:

Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior,
Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description
of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, a
curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two
letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 16, 2015 will receive full
consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships
are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa
Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee,
American Indian Studies:, Phone: (217) 265-9870, or
visit the Program’s website at

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Postdoctoral Fellow – Gender & Feminist Ecologies, Dartmouth, Due Dec 10, 2014

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*New* GRID Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-17 (Deadline Dec 10, 2014)
The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017). Applicants may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis. While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.

Funding to celebrate UBC turning 100, Due Dec. 15

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UBC Broadcast E-mail: Apply for funding by Dec. 15 to celebrate UBC turning 100

Dear UBC Community Members,

Do you have a great idea for celebrating UBC’s 100th anniversary? This is a
reminder to apply for funding for it by December 15, 2014.

Launched in September, the Centennial Initiatives Fund will support activities
that celebrate UBC’s impact on the world as it enters its second century and
highlights the contributions of our alumni, students, faculty and staff. We are
pleased to accept proposals from students, faculty, staff and alumni for
one-time funding of unit-based Centennial initiatives of up to $10,000 per
project until December 15, 2014.

The application guidelines and template are available at If you have any
questions about the Fund, please email The
deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014 with funding being allocated in
January 2015 and released for the Centennial year September 2015 – June 2016.

Please note that your unit does not have to be 100 years old to participate!
Any academic or administrative unit may apply for funding, with the endorsement
of the head of unit. Other UBC communities such as alumni, students, emeriti
and university neighbourhood groups are also invited to submit proposals
through their respective senior leadership.

With thanks to all who have already submitted their enquiries and proposals. We
look forward to an exciting Centennial year!

Prof. Arvind Gupta
President and Vice-Chancellor

Barbara Miles
Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement

UBC a place of mind

2015 Friedman Scholars Program, Due Feb 9, 2015

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2015 Friedman Scholars Program:

*Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm PST*

*Intent to apply deadline: no later than Monday, February 9, 2015*

The Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences are named after the first two faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Drs. Constance and Sydney Friedman believed that a full well-rounded education requires students to learn from different perspectives and learn from different cultures. The goal of the Friedman Scholar program is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity outside of Western Canada to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received.

..  Award

Scholarships range from $25,000 to $50,000 annually and are open to renewal for one time only. The amount of the scholarship will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee within the above stated range. Each recipient of a Friedman Scholarship will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.

..  Eligibility and Restrictions

The Friedman Scholars Program is open to any UBC graduate student or UBC Medical Resident Trainee in the health-related sciences. Health sciences will be interpreted broadly; the field of study not only includes the obvious fields such as medicine, dentistry, audiology, nursing etc., but also includes any complementary work being done in other disciplines that relates to the promotion and dissemination of health related education (an example could be an economist working on a new funding model for health care or a botanist working on herbal remedies for a disease). Both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan students are eligible.

Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of the world to seek new perspectives and learn from experts in their fields. In order to be considered, travel must be outside of Western Canada (east of Manitoba) and beyond. Learners must engage with a leading figure or group for a minimum period of 6 months to gain new knowledge and perspectives in their field and absorb the scholarly culture of the host institution. The award funds received from this scholarship are to be used for expenses related to an opportunity to learn outside of Western Canada. None of the scholarship funds shall be used to pay down or reduce current or past educational debt, to pay a personal stipend for the learner, or to pay UBC tuition. While funds from the scholarship may be used for a research opportunity, the emphasis is on the quality of the learning experience through mentorship of a leading scholar or institution. This is not a vehicle for funding research projects.

*Intent to Apply*

Applicants for the 2015 Friedman Scholars Program must declare their intent to apply no later than Monday, February 9, 2015 by completing the Intent to Apply form: [1]

For more information, including full guidelines and profiles of previous winners, please visit the following website: [2]


Sundance Institute launches new Native Producers Fellowship

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Time Warner Native Producing Fellowship

Sundance Institute deepened its commitment to Native artists by launching a new Native Producers Fellowship, which identifies emerging Native producers and supports their professional development and the development of their projects. Responding to a crucial need to cultivate more Native American producers who can manage production; oversee packaging, financing, and distribution; and engage with the marketplace; this Initiative aims to support the sustainability and longevity of Native artists throughout their careers.

Native Producing Fellowships will follow the model of Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Fellowships. The Initiative will identify two Fellows and support their attendance at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where they will participate in the Festival’s Native Forum, and at Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Summit in the summer. Native Producing Fellows will be considered for ongoing support and opportunities within the Institute’s Creative Producing Initiative and Creative Producers Lab after they participate in the Native Program’s Producers Fellowship.

Applications for Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film will be accepted.

click to apply

For any questions, please email

Job – Psychology Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows, postdoc & tenure track appointment, Due Nov. 30, 2014

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Psychology Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows
The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a combined postdoc and tenure track faculty appointment.  Fellows will have up to 2 years to develop his or her independent research program without teaching and service responsibilities before entering the tenure track.  Pending a positive review during the second year of the post-doctoral period, the fellow will be invited to move into a tenure track assistant professor position. 
The fellow may affiliate with any area of Psychology (i.e., Biopsychology, Clinical, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Education and Psychology, Personality and Social Contexts, Social Psychology, Psychology and Women’s Studies). The Psychology Department is committed to providing mentoring and research resources that will support fellows in establishing independent research programs. 
We seek applicants whose research, teaching and service will contribute to our diversity mission. We are particularly interested in scholars who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in Psychology or whose research interests bring a critical perspective to understanding the experiences of groups that are historically under-represented (by race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation etc.).
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time the position starts (September 1, 2015). Fellows will be expected to establish an independent research program but will be encouraged to establish productive collaborations with colleagues. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence.  In addition, all applicants should prepare a brief (1 page or less) statement describing how they will contribute to the diversity mission of the Psychology Department. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. All materials should be uploaded by November 30, 2014 as PDF attachments to For inquiries about the positions please contact Denise Sekaquaptewa ( The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.
2014-15 Academic Year Contact Info:
Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D.
Katz Endowed Chair (Visiting Professsor)
Department of Native American Studies
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340
Permanent Contact Info:

Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
2239 East Hall, 530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043
Tel: (734) 647-3958
Fax: (734) 615-0573
Cell: (734) 255-1420


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R.A. Opportunity, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant to evaluate the short-term impact of a new  course, CAPS 200, on student¹s ability to effectively understand and communicate the thought process, logic motivation and scientific techniques used in biomedical sciences.

A full description of the position can be found in the attached PDF: GRA job ad Osborne

Call for Application – Faculty of Ed. Grad. Student Funding

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The Office for Graduate Programs and Research (OGPR) just put out a call for applications for a number of UBC endowed scholarships and prizes available to Faculty of Education graduate students. These awards are for take-up in December 2014:








Graduate students should discuss whether they meet the criteria for these awards with their Supervisor or Graduate Advisor prior to application.

The deadline for application packages to OGPR is 4:00pm, Monday, October 27, 2014 

Please note: it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the cover page is completed in full, with acknowledgement and signature from referee or supervisor(s) and department head’s signature before you submit to OGPR. 

Also note that past awardees were successful due to: 1) a strong student statement; 2) CV; 3) gpa.

All application packages must be complete with the signed Award Cover Sheet, the student statement, and a completed graduate student CV.  Incomplete application packages will not be accepted by the OGPR.

Please visit the following web page for award eligibility guidelines, application instructions, award descriptions and criteria, application forms and a graduate CV template at:

Call for Applications: Resident Scholar Fellowships at the School for Advanced Research

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The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2015–16 Resident Scholar Fellowships.

SAR awards fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy.

Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SAR provides resident scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend of up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31.

Four types of fellowships are available:

  • Weatherhead Fellowships. Up to two nine-month positions are available for a pre- or postdoctoral scholar who works in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Campbell Fellowship. One six- or nine-month postdoctoral fellowship is available for a female scholar whose research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being.
  • Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship. One nine-month fellowship is available for a Native American scholar, either pre- or postdoctoral, who works in the humanities or the social sciences.
  • Anne Ray Fellowship. One nine-month fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

For more information on resident scholar fellowships and other SAR programs, please visit our website.

Junior Faculty Hampton Fund Research Grant Competition for 2014-2015

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Please note: applications should be submitted via email to Pam Forsberg,, on or before September 2, 2014. A signature page will be required with Applicant and Department Head signatures. Okanagan applicants should submit applications by the deadline to the Okanagan ORS.


The Office of VP-Research & International is pleased to announce a ‘Call for Applications’ for a Junior Faculty Hampton Fund Research Grant Competition. The aim of this competition is to kick-start the research programs of tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Social Sciences and Humanities who were hired recently, i.e., those hired within the last 18 months.

Award Amounts: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must be holding a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at UBC for no more than 18 months at the time of application. The PI must also be eligible to apply for SSHRC funding.

 Deadline:  September 2, 2014, 4pm PST


For questions please contact Pam Forsberg (, Tel: (604) 822-4003.



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