Archive for November, 2011


Canadian Studies Grant Program – Due Thursday!

November 29, 2011

I’m so sorry; I just found out about this today, and it’s due on Thursday. At any rate, you can keep it in mind for next year. The average success rate over the last three years was 24%, so you’ve got a pretty good chance of getting the award!

The Canadian Studies Grant Program Doctoral Student Research Award gives you up to US $10,000 to conduct dissertation research in Canada.

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Doctoral Student Research Award
The Doctoral Student Research Award promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to give doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their research in Canada. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant’s conference presentations.
We support projects representing a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in projects that focus on policy, especially in these priority areas: North American economic competitiveness, energy and environment, security, and Arctic issues.

Applications will be considered in accordance with the procedures, guidelines and conditions described below. Over the past three years, applicants have had a 24 percent success rate.


This program is intended for doctoral students at accredited U.S. and Canadian four-year colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada or Canada–U.S. relations. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation when they apply for a grant. Applicants are ineligible to receive the same grant in two consecutive years.

Application deadline: December 1, 2011


Pitch for students to study in Canada

November 29, 2011

This morning I met with a representative of the Consulat General du Canada, who is visiting the campus to encourage students to study in Canada. She says that Canada would like to have as many US students as possible studying at their universities. She wants you to know that Canada has excellent research universities (very true), and the country does everything it can to make it easy for our students to move there. It’s even easy for you to find work off campus (or on campus) while you’re studying. Also, studying in Canada tends to be less expensive than studying at an American university.
She particularly wanted to promote the Fulbright Canada program. Those of you thinking about doing a Fulbright but unsure of where to go might consider Canada. The rep. I spoke with also noted that it’s easy for students to go to Canada on (one-year) Fulbrights to find ways to stay on.
Later I’ll be posting about a doctoral fellowship for research related to Canada.


SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

November 28, 2011

I have brochures in my office on the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, which is unusual in that it funds students working to develop their dissertation proposals, rather than those who are ready to start their dissertation research. Applicants in the humanities and social sciences can get funding to attend workshops to help them develop their topic, plus $5,000 for preliminary summer research.

This year’s workshop topics are

-Governing Global Production

-Ecological History

-Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights

-Mediated Futures (I have no idea what this means – Ed.)

-New Approaches to Transnationalism and Circulatory Migration

Application deadline: February 1, 2012


Institute for Humane Studies fellowships

November 28, 2011

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Dear Department Coordinator,

Give your students the gift of opportunity this holiday season: The Institute for Humane Studies is accepting applications for our 2012-13 Humane Studies Fellowships. The program awards up to $15,000 a year to fulltime graduate students pursuing research related to the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Last year
195 scholars received over $750,000.

Many emerging scholars credit the fellowship with providing strategic support beyond the financial award. Awardees gain entrée to our invitation-only programs including colloquia on cutting-edge research, and Career Development Seminars designed to help forthcoming thought leaders navigate academic careers.

The application deadline is December 31!

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. We look forward to helping your students!

Best Regards,


Keri Anderson
Student Coordinator
Institute for Humane Studies


Grant for research on sterilizing cats and dogs

November 28, 2011

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Found Animals Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Michelson Graduate Student Awards, to be presented to three graduate students in U.S. institutions for the best research proposals toward development of a permanent, non-surgical sterilant in dogs and cats. One $15,000 award will be presented in April, 2012, for a proposal in each of the following categories:

•Gene silencing to induce sterilization in dogs and cats,
•Innovative application of an engineering/materials science approach to inducing sterilization in dogs and cats, and
•Development of an innovative depot formulation for lifetime delivery of contraceptive vaccines in dogs and cats
The goal of the Michelson Graduate Student Awards is to raise awareness in the scientific community about the need for a non-surgical method of cat and dog reproductive control to reduce shelter euthanasia and animal/human suffering worldwide.

Applicants must be enrolled in the 2011-2012 academic year in an accredited graduate school in the United States in a scientific, engineering, materials science, or related discipline. Applications must be submitted in English in the format described. Michelson Graduate Student Award applications will be reviewed by Found Animals Foundation staff and their scientific advisors.

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