Thursday, October 27, 2011

Upcoming workshop: Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases
A GradGrants Center Workshop

WHAT:    A hands-on workshop on finding graduate school funding in the COS Pivot and IRIS databases
WHO:    All IU graduate students 
WHEN:    Wednesday, November 9, 11am-12pm 
WHERE:    Student Building 230 

Availability is limited to 22 seats, so be sure to come early!

Questions? Contact us at:

This workshop is designed to help IU graduate students become proficient in using the advanced search features of COS Pivot (formerly Community of Science) and IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service) databases to identify funding for graduate study and research. Both databases are interdisciplinary and accessible to all IU students and faculty.

Topics to be covered include:
  • how to access the databases on- and off-campus
  • choosing keywords relevant to funding agencies
  • limiting searches by citizenship, deadline, funding type, location, and more
  • setting up funding alerts so the latest results of your searches are automatically sent to you by e-mail
The GradGrants Center
The GGC provides one-on-one assistance with grant proposal writing from our grant-winning consultants and a centralized area to access funding information. Call, email or stop by to schedule a consultation with our consultants to receive assistance with your search for funding opportunities, proposal formulation and grant writing. The GGC is a free service for all Indiana University graduate students.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

GPSO Library Workshop: Issues in Scholarly Communication

Fri, October 28, 12pm – 1pm
Herman B Wells Library E174 (Media Room)

The GPSO and IU Libraries have partnered to bring you information that's incredibly important and helpful to graduate students--information that might not be readily available in publications or websites. Please pass these events on to fellow graduate students.

The GPSO will provide free snacks! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Presenter: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian and Head of IUScholarWorks

Description: This session introduces key theoretical and practical issues in contemporary scholarly communications. We’ll also suggest strategies for finding digitally archived research outside of traditional library resources. Finally, we’ll discuss how you (as a graduate student or new researcher) can prepare yourself for participating in the global scholarly communication environment.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Announcement

Deadline: November 15, 2011 at 5 PM
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school. Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition; the 13 nominees will be asked to submit their application electronically through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA).

From this pool of 13 nominations, six fellowships will be selected by the Smithsonian Institution for the CIC/SI Fellowship. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by January 1, 2012. 

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition. Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15, 2012. 

Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. These fellowships are restricted to IUB students only.

The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
To be considered for the CIC/SI Fellowship, applicants must complete the attached CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Application form. A pdf of the completed application must be submitted electronically by November 15, 2011 at 5 PM to the graduate fellowship office at the student’s home institution.

Contact for Indiana University: 
Maxine Watson, Associate Dean
The University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall 111
130 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
(812) 855-8853


Note: Rather than also include a PDF list of contacts, we simply listed the IUB contact Maxine Watson (see above).