Another Fulbright Opportunity

Dear Scholar,

As the Fulbright U.S. Scholar application deadline quickly approaches, I wanted to provide you with information about some of the unique opportunities available in the Middle East and North Africa. My organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Please feel free to forward this message to other interested colleagues and share through relevant associations and listservs.

Fulbright offerings in the Middle East/North Africa region are incredibly diverse. There are opportunities for both professionals and academics (including early career), and awards to teach and/or conduct research in all academic disciplines. Here are some highlighted awards that may be of interest to you:  

Algeria Award 5409: All Disciplines

Bahrain Award 5413: Political Development in Bahrain

Jordan Award 5428: Cultural Preservation and Heritage

Morocco Award 5434: All Disciplines (Flex)

Oman Award 5436: Business Administration and Management

Palestinian Territories Award 5441: American Studies

If your interests lie in other parts of the world, we offer grants in every world region. All Disciplines awards are offered in many countries, which allow scholars in all fields of study to apply. I would encourage you to explore the Catalog of Awards for more information about the awards available; award descriptions contain details on grant activities, qualifications, and grant benefits. The Award Catalog can be searched by world region, country, or specific discipline and can be accessed at http://catalog.cies.org/.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars here or join our online community, My Fulbright , a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please note that US citizenship is required at the time of application and the deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 1, 2014.

Regards,
Jordanna

 
Jordanna Enrich
Assistant Director
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.6233 | Fax +1.202.686.4029
JEnrich@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies  

 

 

 

Fulbright Opportunities

Greetings,We hope this message finds you well. The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program competition is currently open and seeking applicants for awards for teaching/research in several countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. There are many awards offered, some tailored to specific areas of interest and others listed as “All Disciplines” for those Scholars who may be looking to teach/lecture on a topic not explicitly listed. Below you’ll find a list of highlighted awards:

All disciplines:                                                            Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone

Award 5029 (Public Health):                                                                                    D.R Congo
Award 5079 (Engineering):                                                                                      Zimbabwe
Award 5059 (Science and Technology):                                                                  Rwanda
Award 5064 (Business Administration):                                                                  Swaziland
Award 5075 (Journalism and Broadcasting):                                                           Zambia
Award 5044 (Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development)                           Mauritius
Award 5022 (Agriculture, Biology or Environmental Sciences):                            Cote d’Ivoire
Award 5018 (Business Administration, Law or Medical Sciences):                        Burkina Faso
Award 5007 (Agricultural Economics or Business Administration):                       Benin

Information on a multitude of additional opportunities throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region can be found in our Catalog of Awards. We also have information online about the program in general, tips for applying, project statement guidelines, and much more on the U.S. Scholar Program page.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is pleased to share about new program initiatives, including Flex (serial) award options, postdoctoral and early career opportunities, and a worldwide TEFL award. In addition, the previous lifetime limit on Fulbright Scholar grants has been lifted.

The following resources may also be helpful:

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues. The 2015-16 deadlinefor the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is August 1, 2014, leaving ample time to begin an application submission. We are happy to answer any questions and concerns about awards to the region and the Fulbright Scholar Program in general.

Sincerely,

The Sub-Saharan Africa Team
Katrin DeWindt, Jennifer Fox, Alisha Scott, Anna Valiante
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
subsaharanafrica@iie.org

 

 

 

 

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Wanted: An Attendee for this Workshop on Empirical Research Practices

In the past few years, the Social Science research world has been rocked with allegations of unethical and fraudulent research practices. Advocates are working towards a solution to reduce these types of frauds in the future. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for getting involved at the pioneer stage. You must complete an application and get accepted to attend. Although a recommendation is optional – I will gladly write you one and you can provide us ideas on what more we can do here.

- Saera

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0180

Transparency Practices for Empirical Social Science Research (Berkeley, CA)

Instructor(s):

  • Uri Simonsohn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Edward Miguel, University of California at Berkeley
  • Katherine E. Casey, Stanford University
  • Thad Dunning, University of California at Berkeley
  • Leif Nelson, University of California at Berkeley
  • Maya Petersen, University of California at Berkeley
  • Scott Desposato, University of California at San Diego
  • Merce Crosas, Harvard University
  • Kevin Esterling, University of California at Riverside

Over the past years, an inspiring number of bottom-up innovations across social science disciplines have sought to advance the reliability, reproducibility, and validity of empirical social studies, realigning scholarly incentives with scholarly values. Examples include systematic disclosure of methods and results, registration and pre-analysis plans, and open data and materials. Meanwhile, multiple organizations have been developing tools to make it easier to archive and share research design, plans and data.

This workshop will inform participants about the latest trends in the shift towards increased transparency, providing an overview of the different tools and techniques that are available and appropriate for social science research. Participants will be chosen through a competitive selection process, and will be expected to devote substantial time to preparatory work in advance of the institute. Each attendee will finish the weeklong program with a specific work product based on his/her own research interests.

The curriculum is designed for anyone interested in learning more about best practices for empirical research in economics, political science, psychology or any other social science discipline. Ideal candidates would have one of the following profiles: (i) graduate or post-graduate student contemplating a research career, (ii) junior faculty eager to join the new movement towards increased transparency, (iii) associate editor from academic publications curious about the implications for his/her work, or (iv) any other active researcher interested in using these methods. Diversity both in terms of background and academic discipline is encouraged.

This workshop is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Center for Open Science (supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation).

Application: Participants will be chosen through a competitive selection process. Apply using the Summer Program portal (by clicking on the “Registration & Fees” tab at the top of this page) by providing your information and selecting the course. Also, upload the following documents via the portal:

  • Current curriculum vita or resume
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the workshop, how you have heard about it, and what you hope to get out of these four days.
  • A letter of reference is optional.

Deadlines: All application materials must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 26. Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, April 4.

Fee: There are no tuition fees for this workshop. Stipends for travel and accommodation will be available for a limited number of accepted participants.

Agenda for the workshop.

Tags: transparency, replication, reproducibility

Spring updates

Hello everyone,

As you might’ve heard, I am the CAS Director of Faculty Research. What does that mean? How does that affect you as a faculty member? Well, it can mean a lot of good, I hope. I help oversee the weekly writing teams (email me if you want to join), coordinate a faculty development lunch focused on research  (we had a great turnout last semester when June Clausen and Stephanie Vandrick presented- a Spring one is in the works), help troubleshoot sticky methodological and stats issues people run into (or at least connect them to people who do know the solution) and I am in the process of improving some of our faculty research support pages so that you are not endlessly clicking to get answers.

Most of all though, I am open to hearing suggestions for what can be improved when it comes to facilitating research productivity. What’s the good/bad/ugly with respect to this topic? Email me directly and we can go from there.

Fall 2013 Events List Here

Hi everyone,

Here is a handy list of Fall events; please mark your calendars and attend.

Each one is posted separately so that it will be easy to find.

NVivo Training: Sept 25th

Saturday Writing: Oct 5th

Weekly Writing Teams: Ongoing

Faculty Development Lunch: Oct 31st

Topic: “How to get Writing Done Amidst Everything Else at USF”

Presenters: June Clausen and Stephanie Vandrick

Faculty Development Lunch: Nov. 6th

Topic: “What’s New With The IRB?”

Presenter: Terry Patterson

 

Writing Teams are Now in Session

I sent an email to all faculty last month but in case you missed it, here is the information again. Please feel free to send me an email if you want to join now, srkhan@usfca.edu or Clark Campagna, cmcampagna@usfca.edu

Do you want to get that manuscript moved from in preparation to under review?

The deadline has been extended for signing up for the weekly writing teams! Sign up by this FRIDAY. (Much easier if you just do this now).


To sign up, click HERE.
If link does not work, please copy and paste the URL into your browser

- https://docs.google.com/a/usfca.edu/forms/d/1ucCA-fgF31ORQw1LKNUcaqczd4yIDh1Yyj6Y7WmrJ6A/viewform


We also have… Saturday Writing Days (Free lunch!):
We’ll send out announcements about two weeks before each retreat with details on how to sign up!

Here are the dates:
September 14, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC402/403
October 5, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC 402/403
November 9, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC 402/403


If you are interested in attending the writing group this Saturday September 14th, please e-mail Clark Campagna at, cmcampagna@usfca.edu.

In case, you missed it, here is the longer version of the email sent last week.


 Here is the problem:
You already feel overwhelmed and over-scheduled with teaching and service (and it’s only week 2 in the semester!).

How will you find the time for your research and writing?

The proven solution: over 100 Arts and Sciences faculty have found a solution that helps: Write with a team every week at the same time.

Join them.

Weekly Writing Teams:
This is not a peer critique process, but a structured program designed to support your research and writing throughout the semester. YOU choose your own days and hours. The team is simply comprised of people who sign up for the same block of times.

(This is the part where you start to object, “Wait…I can make the time and write alone… why would I need a team?” OR, “I like writing in my PJs at home.”)

Think of your writing team as a group of people with similar challenges and similar goals- your public commitment to them to show up and write will actually help you stay on task with your goals (trust me, there is research on this).

Plus: You get a chance to meet smart and interesting people across campus.

Another plus: It keeps you honest: it looks really silly being on facebook in front of other people actually writing.

To get started:
• Commit to a day (or days) and time(s) using the form below.
• Choose a two-hour block minimum. Writing periods start on the hour.
• Receive weekly reminders of your scheduled times.
• Show up at your appointed time for yourself and your peers.
• Research and write around the communal writing table.

Please complete the form by Monday, September 9th, 2013.
That’s it. Writing team sessions will begin on Monday, September 16th, 2013.

To sign up, click HERE.
If link does not work, please copy and paste the URL into your browser
- https://docs.google.com/a/usfca.edu/forms/d/1ucCA-fgF31ORQw1LKNUcaqczd4yIDh1Yyj6Y7WmrJ6A/viewform

We also have… Saturday Writing Days:
We’ll send out announcements about two weeks before each retreat with details on how to sign up!

Here are the dates:
September 14, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC402/403
October 5, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC 402/403
November 9, 2013, 8:30am – 4:30pm, UC 402/403

Bring your project for an all-day-on-campus writing retreat.  Meet new colleagues, get addicted to writing in teams.  Free breakfast and lunch too!

Please submit the covers from your books or the first page of a publication you’ve recently gotten published, to Clark at cmcampagna@usfca.edu.

We will post these in the Faculty Writing Room to help inspire your fellow writers.

Happy Writing!

Saera Khan
Director of Faculty Research Support
College of Arts and Sciences

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Fall 2013 Events

Hi everyone,

The blog is back after a summer hiatus. I hope your summer was restful and productive.

Now that we have programs with dates, please mark your calendars and attend.

I will post each one separately so that it will be easy to find.

NVivo Training: Sept 25th

Saturday Writing: Oct 5th

Weekly Writing Teams: Ongoing

Faculty Development Lunch: Oct 31st

Topic: “How to get Writing Done Amidst Everything Else at USF”

Presenters: June Clausen and Stephanie Vandrick

Faculty Development Lunch: Nov. 6th

Topic: “What’s New With The IRB?”

Presenter: Terry Patterson