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Teaching Award: Nominate your favorite language or literature teacher for the Quantrell and Booth Undergraduate Teaching Awards, Deadline April 8

Nominate your Best Teachers for the oldest teaching prizes in America

DEADLINE IS APRIL 8, 2011

The Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
The Quantrell Award honors three or four faculty members. The awards include a cash prize of $5,000 and are presented at the College Diploma Ceremony in June.

The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prizes in Undergraduate Teaching
The Booth Prize honors graduate students who have taught in a formal capacity in the College for at least two quarters. Up to four awards of $2,000 are given at the annual Honors Awards Reception.

To nominate your instructors:
Write a letter describing the contribution the nominee made to your education, include the name of the nominee and the course in which you met.

Submit in hard copy to: John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, Harper 241,
or send via email to: Michael Jones.

Questions? Contact Michael Jones, Associate Dean at (773) 702-8929 or mrjones@uchicago.edu.

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Receiption: Undergraduate Student Reception, The Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, May 20

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Funding: Jewish Studies UChicago Undergraduate Essay Prize, The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, Deadline May 2

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its second essay prize competition for essays on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) the study of Judaic history, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages.

This year the Center will award two prizes, each of $500.  One prize will be awarded for the best essay related to Jewish Studies written for a course.  The essay need not have been written for a course in Jewish Studies or for a course taught by a faculty member in Jewish Studies.  A second prize will be awarded for the best B.A. Essay on a topic related to Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: The essay prize competition is open to all students currently registered in the College of the University of Chicago.

Application: Essays should be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday, May 2, 2011 to Christina Heisser (Tel: 773-702-7108), Walker 109, 1115 E. 58th St. Chicago IL 60637. Applicants should submit both paper and electronic copies of their essays. Paper copies may be mailed or dropped off; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word attachments to cheisser@uchicago.edu.

 

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Post-baccalaureate Research Fellowship in Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz

The Linguistics Research Center and the Department of Linguistics at
UC Santa Cruz is seeking qualified candidates for the Foundation
Fellowship, a full-time, post-BA research position.

This position is intended for individuals who will have completed the
BA in Linguistics or a related discipline by the end of the current
academic year, and who would like to gain significant research
experience in preparation for a career in linguistics or in related
cognitive science disciplines.

The Foundation Fellow will have two kinds of responsibilities:

1. To provide research support for the LRC Labs (maintaining the
existing computational infrastructure and developing new tools)

2. To undertake a collaborative research project.

The Fellow will gain invaluable research experience in a friendly,
energetic intellectual environment and will be able to participate
fully in department life, which includes attending seminars, lab
meetings, frequent colloquia and workshops, and a variety of special
interest reading groups. It will be ideal preparation for a graduate
school application.

More information about the LRC Labs is available here:

http://ling.ucsc.edu/lrc-labs

More information about the department is available here:

http://ling.ucsc.edu

A detailed announcement and job-description, along with instructions
about how to apply, is available here:

http://ling.ucsc.edu/lrc-fellow.pdf

Review of applications to begin June 1, 2010. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by that date.

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Travel Grants and Fellowships for UofC Students Interested in Language Study/Research in France, Deadline: April 30

The France Chicago Center is now accepting applications for travel grants and fellowships for University of Chicago students who seek to conduct research or pursue intensive language study in France.  The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

François Furet Travel Grants:  Five (5) $1500 awards
Eligibility: University of Chicago undergraduate, graduate, or professional school students
Purpose: To defray travel expenses associated with undertaking a short-term research project or conducting intensive advanced language study in France

Summer Research fellowship Fellowship: One (1) $4000 award
Eligibility: Graduate Students in the Divisions of the Social Sciences or the Humanities, Students in the Harris School, and the Divinity School
Purpose: To support dissertation and pre-dissertation research in France for a period of 2-3 months

Sciences Po Exchange Fellowship::  One (1) $13,000 award
Eligibility: Advanced U of C graduate and professional school students in disciplines represented by the host university
Purpose: To support doctoral research at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) for a period of 6 to 9 months. Exchange fellows also have the opportunity to propose a course, taught in English, to be given at Sciences Po during fellowship tenure. If accepted, a teaching salary will be added to the stipend.

Applications and application guidelines are available online at http://fcc.uchicago.edu/fellowships.

Questions should be directed to Dan Bertsche at fcc@uchicago.edu or 773-702-3662.

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Small Grants Competition for Supervised Undergraduate Research (Environmental Studies), Deadline: May 14

Announcing the Environmental Studies Program’s
Small Grants Competition for Supervised Undergraduate Research 2010-2011
The Program on the Global Environment invites proposals from faculty and researchers in any discipline related to Environmental Studies for grants of up to $2,500 for research that incorporates participation by Environmental Studies undergraduate majors or minors during 2010-2011. Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the strengths of the University of Chicago to address human interaction with the natural world. The B.A. program combines specialized course work in the social and natural sciences with broad-based distribution requirements to prepare students to understand and address complex environmental issues.
We welcome proposals for projects that address environmental topics including but not limited to environmental economics and policy, development, globalization, environmental history, landscape studies and human ecology, and environmental ethics, philosophy, and representation.
These grants are designed fund supervised undergraduate participation in on-campus research that includes or create opportunities for an undergraduate student to 1) participate in the collection and analysis of data, 2) contribute to research design, and 3) participate in the professional presentation of results.  In the ideal case, opportunities for undergraduate B.A. thesis work would be included in the project.
Proposals must include a 1) two page description of the proposed research project,  2) an itemized budget, 3) a one page explanation of the role, responsibilities, and desired qualifications of the undergraduate participant. To apply, you should submit items 1-5, above, to Dean Clason, Pick 101, by Friday, May 14, 2010.
The proposals will be evaluated by Environmental Studies faculty.  Consult http://pge.uchicago.edu/ for program information.
All inquiries should be addressed to Dean Clason, Pick 101, phone: 773.702.7721, e-mail: pge@uchicago.edu.
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Post-Bac Research Positions (Linguistics), University of Maryland, Deadline: April 20

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park, is looking to fill up to three full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. Starting date for all positions is summer or fall 2010. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active lab as preparation for a research career. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. Previous experience in linguistics is required, and relevant research experience is preferred.

Applicants may request to be considered for all positions. Review of applications for all positions will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. For best consideration, completed applications should be received by April 20th.

Position #1: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience

This person will take a leading role in research projects in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience of language. The person will be involved in all aspects of the design, testing and analysis of studies of language comprehension in adults, using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including ERP and MEG brain recordings (training provided). The person will also play a key role in the management of an active lab group and will contribute to Maryland’s IGERT training program in “Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity”. Previous experience in linguistics and/or psycholinguistics is preferred. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. The position is for a one year initial appointment, with the possibility of extension beyond that time. For more information contact Dr Colin Phillips, colin@umd.edu, (301) 405-3082. http://www.ling.umd.edu/colin

Positions #2-#3: Baggett Research Fellowships 2010-2011

One-year Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions intended for individuals with a BA or BS degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in an active interdisciplinary environment before pursuing graduate study in some area of linguistics or cognitive science. One or two fellowship positions are available for the 2010-2011 year. Salary is competitive, with benefits included.

Applicants for all positions should submit a cover letter (outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors), a current CV, and the names and contact information for 3 potential referees (letters are not needed as part of the initial application), and a writing sample. Fuller details athttp://www.ling.umd.edu/baggett. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Jeff Lidz (jlidz@umd.edu). NOTE: Put “Baggett Fellowship” in the subject line. Prospective fellows should fel free to send a preliminary letter of interest to Dr Lidz or Dr Phillips.
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab is a well-integrated community of over 40 faculty, students and research staff, engaged in research on a wide variety of areas of language, ranging from acoustics to semantics, in children and adults, normal and disordered populations, and covering around 10 languages. The lab has facilities for behavioral testing of infants, children and adults, two eye-tracking labs, an ERP lab and a whole-head MEG facility. The lab is affiliated with the Department of Linguistics and with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program.

http://www.ling.umd.edu/

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunities Title IX employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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Undergraduate Essay Prize (Univ. of Chicago), Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, Deadline: April 16

Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its first competition for a prize of $500 for the best essay on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) the study of Judaic history, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages.

The essay prize competition is open to all students currently registered in the College of the University of Chicago. The essay need not have been written for a course in Jewish Studies or for a course taught by a faculty member in Jewish Studies.

Essays should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, April 16, 2010 to Daniel Hantman (Tel: 773-702-7108), Walker 213, 1115 E. 58th St. Chicago IL 60637. Applicants should submit both paper and electronic copies of the application. Paper copies may be mailed or dropped off; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word attachments to hantmand@uchicago.edu.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (Undergraduates), Deadline: April 6

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 Application Open – Deadline: April 6, 2010

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2010 online application with over 1,700 scholarships to be awarded.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) who meet the program’s standard eligibility criteria listed below.

*        Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
*        United States citizen
*        Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
*        Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year
*        Receiving academic credit
*        Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 applications are now being accepted online and are due April 6, 2010.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email gilman@iie.org.

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