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Funding Round Up January 2016

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DEADLINE: January 28, 2016

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships provide funding opportunities to U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages around the world. An initiative of the National Security Education Program, this fellowship involves areas underrepresented in study abroad and in areas critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.  Application deadline: January 28, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

DEADLINE: January 29, 2016

Research Travel Grants at Duke University

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University is providing a $1,000 research travel grant. All who wish to use the resources available at Duke for research purposes are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic standing. All applicants must reside beyond a 100 mile radius of Durham, NC. The grant money may be used for travel expenses, meals, and accommodations, and will be reimbursed when the recipient completes his or her research.  Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/92330/research-travel-grants-duke-university

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

The African Studies Center is providing academic year and summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships. The priority languages for the African Studies Center will be Arabic, Lingala, Kiswahili, and Wolof. Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines and professional schools are encouraged to apply. More information about award amounts and the application process can be found at the link below. Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://africa.unc.edu/students/flas/flas.asp

DEADLINE: January 31, 2016

ICPSR Research Paper Competition: Undergraduates & Master’s

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is hosting two research paper competitions, the first being for undergraduate students and the second being for master’s students. First prize in each category is $1,000 and second is $750. Entrants must not have graduated before April 1st, 2015. More information about the research papers can be found on the website below. Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/prize/index.html

Funding Round Up December 2015

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DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

North carolina excellence fellowship

The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to make graduate studies more affordable for underrepresented students through the Excellence Fellowship. Those eligible are those applying for a doctoral program, are in-state residents, and identify as a diverse student. The full award is an $18,500 stipend, full tuition, and health insurance for an academic year. Let your program know if you would like to be nominated.  Application deadline: December 15, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/gradschool/ncexcellence.html

DEADLINE: December 18, 2015

E.J. Josey scholarship award

The Black Caucus of The American Library Association, Inc. offers awards of $2,000 to African American students enrolled in or accepted by American Library Association accredited programs. The application consists solely of an essay submission. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science. More information about the essay prompt and requirements can be found at the below hyperlink. Application deadline: December 18, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.bcala.org/index.php/awards/ej-josey-scholarship

DEADLINE: December 20, 2015

frederick douglass institute fellowship (Post doctoral)

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Rochester seeks to bring together scholars working in the humanities in the area of Africa and the African Diaspora. This Postdoctoral Fellowship awards an annual stipend of $40,000 and a $3,000 fund for research to scholars who hold a Ph.D in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies.  The awardee will pursue his or her own scholarship and teach a course in the area of his or her specialization. Application deadline: December 20, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.rochester.edu/college/aas/grad_programs/fellowships.html

frederick douglass institute fellowship (Pre doctoral)

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Rochester seeks to bring together scholars working in the humanities in the area of Africa and the African Diaspora. This Predoctoral Fellowship awards an annual stipend of $26,000 and research funds to graduate students whose degree contributes to African and African-American Studies. The Fellowship seeks to provide an intellectual environment to help complete the applicants dissertation. Application deadline: December 20, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.rochester.edu/college/aas/grad_programs/fellowships.html

DEADLINE: December 21, 2015

USAID INternship pilot program

USAID‘s African Bureau offers unpaid summer internships in sub-Saharan Africa for the summer of 2016. This opportunity is excellent for students studying or interested in international development. Junior or senior undergraduates or graduate students are encouraged to apply. Students are responsible for housing and transportation costs.  Application deadline: December 21, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422176600

Funding Roundup – October 2015

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A number of great funding opportunities with rapidly approaching deadlines are listed below. We will update this blog post as we learn of other opportunities with October deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2015

2015 Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award.

The award, which provides complimentary round-trip airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa (a list of destinations can be found on the RAM website [the list includes Bissau, Luanda, and Ilha de Sal]), is given every year at the African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting.

The award will be given to competitively selected students who have displayed outstanding scholarship in their area of study. Award tickets may be used to facilitate research, study abroad, and/or travel home for African students studying in the United States.  Students from Africa pursuing studies and/or conducting research in the United States, and students from the United States pursuing studies and/or conducting research in Africa are eligible to apply for the award.  Application deadline October 20, 2015.

Applications linked here:

ASA members nominating their students can submit their nomination here.

Students nominating themselves can submit their application here.

 

Holiday Hours Winter 2014

The Stone Center Library will be closed from Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

We will reopen on Monday, January 5, at 8am.

Here’s wishing everyone a safe and restful holiday and sending congratulations to December graduates.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year!

Summer update – have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?

Greetings, faithful readers!

It may be summer, and the campus definitely feels quieter these days, but here at the Stone Center Library we’re keeping busy preparing for the academic year to come. We probably won’t be blogging much in the next couple of months, but be sure to tune back in with the start of the fall semester. While the blog may be on summer hiatus, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page, as we’ll be posting highlights from the last couple of years of the SCL blog.

Speaking of which, have you liked us on Facebook yet? Here’s the page link again: https://www.facebook.com/stonecenterlibrary.Thanks, and have a great summer!

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Summer Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Happy Friday, all! Today marks the last day of exams for the spring semester, which means starting next week, the Stone Center Library will be operating on a reduced summer schedule. With a few exceptions for University holidays, we will be open Monday – Friday from 8a.m. – 5 p.m.

Although the campus will be quieter, things will continue humming along here at the Library, so be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks as we highlight some exciting new acquisitions. In the meantime, if you’re looking for something fun to read, may we suggest you peruse our “Boredom Busters” tag for a variety of recommendations in poetry, prose, fiction, and non-fiction. Enjoy! :)

 

Spring Break – reduced hours reminder and construction announcement

For those of you sticking around next week, the Library will be open over spring break next week, but with a couple of caveats. First, a reminder that we’ll operating on a reduced schedule (M-F 8am-5pm). Second, there will be nearby construction affecting access to the Stone Center building, as explained below: