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Upcoming Fulbright Webinars

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 03 July 2014 6:00 PM
The deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st. Less than a month away.

This year’s competition includes 584 awards. Of these, 419 are All Discipline awards and are open to applicants from virtually any discipline - from Computer Science to Art. Scholars and professionals from post-docs to emeriti are able to apply for programs all over the globe.

For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see our archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Application and Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

Upcoming webinars include:
08 July – Fulbright Opportunities in Europe: A Second Look at Central and Eastern Europe
09 July – Fulbright Distinguished Awards
11 July – All Discipline Awards – What Are They?
14 July – Have You Thought About? – Some Hidden Gems
17 July – Fulbright Flex Awards
18 July – How to Craft a Successful Project Statement
23 July – Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package
30 July – Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package 2
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Funding Opportunity from the NSF: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 2:30 PM
The Sponsored Program Office would like you to consider a funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation.

Please review the following information and distribute it to anyone in your area who may be interested in pursuing this funding opportunity. Please contact the Sponsored Programs Office (5-1600) or the Proposal Manager for your discipline if you have any questions. You can find Proposal Manager assignments here.

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pathways, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops, and (6) Science Learning+ Proposals.

For more information please access the full announcement here.

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NEH Summer Stipend

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 13 June 2014 4:00 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends
support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to
humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Research typically
results in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological
site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer
Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a
period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of
full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball
State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is August 28, 2014.

Deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 30, 2014 for projects beginning May 2015.

Click here for full guidelines, FAQ, and sample applications.

Materials to submit for the August 28 internal review:
. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Coversheet
**This form is in lieu of ATTACHMENT 1: Supplemental Information for Individuals Form
. A single copy of the application, including:
. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)
. You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
. You do not need to have processed a Ball State clearance sheet.
. Proposals will be submitted electronically through

Please submit your completed internal application to Augusta Wray by August 28, 2014.
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