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Finding Awards for Summer 2017 (and beyond)


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Finding Awards for Summer 2017 (and beyond)

  1. 1. P R E P A R E D B Y I U C A R E – C O M P E T I T I V E A W A R D S A N D R E S E A R C H P A U L F O G L E M A N P F O G L E M A @ I N D I A N A . E D U 8 1 2 - 8 5 5 - 3 9 4 8 Finding Awards for Summer 2017 (and beyond)
  2. 2. • Highlighted Summer 2017 Opportunities • The Fish Proverb • Resources for Finding Awards • Practice Search on Online Database Outline
  3. 3. Highlighted Opportunities Domestic/Research NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. International/Experiential Deadline is January 4, 2017 - Humanity in Action Fellowship - Brings together international groups of college students to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance. Program dates are May 25 - June 28, 2015. Deadline is January 6, 2017 – Cultural Vistas Fellowship – For rising juniors and seniors. An opportunity to advance career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Fellows placed in Argentina, German or India and program includes airfare and accommodations and insurance in internship country. International/Study Deadlines between February 23 or 26, 2017 - UK Summer Institutes for Undergraduates - Summer Institutes allow US undergraduate students to experience the UK in a unique setting on a three- to six-week summer academic and cultural program. (See specific website page for particular programme deadline and information.) Domestic Language Training December 15, 2016 deadline - Middlebury Fellows for Peace - Merit-based award open to all language School applicants. This fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and international students and professionals. February 1, 2017 – deadline for Foreign Language Area Studies awards to study a number of administered by the Russian and East European Institute of the School of Global and International Studies. Domestic Language Teaching Deadline is February 15, 2017 (for new applicants) – Concordia Language Villages – Immersive language environment in northern Minnesota. Staff speak a Village language, creatively teach culture, work and play hard. They also develop skills and qualities that will make them excellent employees in any field.
  4. 4. Highlighted Opportunities REU, SURF, SURP* Summer research opportunities for undergraduate students. Research sites typically consist of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. REU – Research Experience for Undergraduates SURF – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship SURP – Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  5. 5. Highlighted Opportunities Benefits of REU, SURF, SURP  Research/professional experience.  Meeting new people and networking.  Most expenses paid.  Learn and explore a new places.
  6. 6. Highlighted Opportunities How to apply for an REU?  Begin looking for internships late fall  Applications due in Jan/Feb  REU Lists  No application fees  Can apply to multiple sites
  7. 7. Highlighted Opportunities Opportunities in Germany via the German Academic Exchange Service Programs (aka DAAD): Summer 2017:  Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) - For Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. Deadline is January 15, 2017. Like REUs in the US, applicants can apply to more than one.  Intensive Language Course Grant  University Summer Course Grant Summer 2017 and next academic year: Study and Internship Program (SIP) – For undergraduates to experience the German approach to hands-on education at one of Germany's top universities of applied sciences (UAS7). SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning. Deadline is February 15, 2017.
  8. 8. Highlighted Opportunities Funding for Academic Year 2017/18 Domestic Monday February 20, 2017 (campus deadline) - Udall Scholarship - $7000 scholarships for students pursuing careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care. Canada Killam Undergraduate Fellowships – For undergraduate students from US universities to spend a semester or full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Deadline is January 31, 2017.
  9. 9. Highlighted Opportunities Domestic/Graduate School January 13, 2017 - Pickering Fellowships - For rising seniors. Provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Fellows receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, housing, travel and fees. January 23, 2017 (campus deadline) – Beinecke Scholarships – Merit and need-based award to students seeking to gain a graduate degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Current juniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible. January 23, 2017 – Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship – For seniors in the STEM fields. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their teaching commitment.
  10. 10. The Fish Proverb What is it?
  11. 11. The Fish Proverb You give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. You give them a fishing pole and you feed them for a lifetime.
  12. 12. The Fish Proverb So far, we’ve looked at a lot of ‘fish’ – awards and programs broadly defined by those with approaching deadlines. The remaining slides focus on resources for conducting your own search.
  13. 13. Bound indexes on the 3rd floor of the west wing of the library. As an alternative to the internet and a way to avoid ads and distractions, there is a bookcase on the north wall in a quiet area on the 3rd floor of the west wing:
  14. 14. With books like these:
  15. 15. And entries like these:
  16. 16. Some Campus Resources and Offices Office of Scholarships: A great starting place for undergrads that lists a number of scholarship opportunities and provides resources for funding your education at IU. Office of Overseas Study: Overseas Study awards over $225,000 in scholarships annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Resources on the paged linked above include program specific scholarships; 21st Century Scholars; Internship Incentive grants and links to other campus funding for international awards such as the Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP) and the Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Scholarships. (Note – you do not have to be in the Hutton Honors College to apply for the HIEP award.) IU Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE)  List of awards with approaching deadlines.  Excel list of awards that you can download and sort. Departmental Awards: Explore your department(s) for funding. Here is an example of opportunties in Biology Department: An the East Asian Studies Center:
  17. 17.  Subscribe to department newsletters and listservs to see awards others have applied for and contact them for advice. See student news on pages 8 & 9 of this example from the Russian and East European Institute (REEI):  Talk to your instructors, advisors and professors.  Visit them during office hours. Make appointments to discuss topics of interest and inquiry and how to explore them beyond the reading lists and assignments.  Talk to them about independent readings and thesis courses.  Read their bios and attend their lectures and events outside of class.
  18. 18. Online Databases  Ideal alternatives to using Google and entering in key words “scholarship” “grant” or “award.”
  19. 19. Online Databases  IU subscribes to databases and you can use them with a valid username. Examples are:  Pivot  Grant Forward  Foundation Center Grants for Individuals
  20. 20. Online Databases Examples include:  Pivot – see following slides for demonstration.  Grant Forward – similar to Pivot and can be accessed on the internet.  Foundation Center Grants to Individuals – restricted access via ‘portals’ that require log in by a reference librarian. Locations include Wells Library, SPEA/Business Library and Monroe County Public Library. Especially helpful for students interested in opportunities in the non- profit sector.
  21. 21. Online Databases Link to PIVOT : The link above takes you to a page where you create an account. The following slides start from the page that opens once you log in to Pivot to conduct a search.
  22. 22. Practice Search in Pivot Database Once you have registered, the pivot landing page looks like this: On this page, select ‘Funding’ in the ribbon at the top.
  23. 23. Practice Search in Pivot Database This next page will look like this. On this page, select ‘Advanced Search’:
  24. 24. Practice Search in Pivot Database Once you reach the ‘Advanced Search’ page, you can begin entering your search criteria. If you have never done this before, it may take a little practice. On the next slide are instructions for a mock search to introduce you to Pivot.
  25. 25. Practice Search in Pivot Database 1. In the section titled ‘Find Opportunities matching…’ enter Epidemiology. For the remaining fields: 2. Amount: You can expand them to be more specific or leave them blank. For this practice search, leave blank. 3. Pivot will default to ‘Deadlines’ that are upcoming. We will leave that blank too. Keep in mind that this is a ‘live’ registry and new opportunities are regularly added. Once you have established productive search criteria, you will want to save the parameters. We’ll do that later. 4. Also leave ‘Limited Submission’ blank. 5. ‘Activity Location’ is especially helpful for seeking opportunities in specific countries or regions. 6. ‘Citizenship or Residency’ is helpful for students without US citizenship. For this search, select US citizenship. 7. ‘Funding Type’ – expand the field by clicking on the carrot and choose the activity. Toward the bottom is the option: Training, Scholarship, or Fellowship.’ Check that box. 8. We will leave ‘Keyword’ blank for this practice search too but this is the best way to narrow your search if your field is too broadly defined. 9. For ‘Applicant Type’ check the boxes that apply. Toward the bottom of the list is the ‘Undergraduate Student’ option. 10. Leave ‘Sponsor Type’ blank for this practice search too. 11. The last step is to click the blue ‘Search’ box in the top right or bottom right of the page.
  26. 26. Practice Search in Pivot Database Your results page should look something like this: Some features to note: - You can quickly refine the search by selecting a criterion on the left side of the screen. - To save the criteria you entered and have Pivot send you an email when another opportunity matches the criteria, select ‘Save Search’ at the top.
  27. 27. Practice Search in Pivot Database Click on the name of the opportunity to learn more about it.
  28. 28. Practice Search in Pivot Database In addition to information about the award – here we have a travel award by ASTHM – take the time to learn more about funding organizations.
  29. 29. Practice Search in Pivot Database For example, ASTMH holds annual meetings:
  30. 30. Practice Search in Pivot Database ASTMH lists awards and fellowships:
  31. 31. Practice Search in Pivot Database And you can subscribe to get news from ASTMH:
  32. 32. That’s all from me for today. Drop me a line if you would like to set up a meeting to discuss your circumstances and conduct a search together: Happy fishing and thanks for coming!