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Jan. 15th, 2010

Jacquelyn the younger

antarcticlust

Space available in grad seminar on Tourism and Culture

Spaces are still available for graduate students in a seminar on
Tourism (and) Culture
meets Tuesdays 120 to 350
in Art Lofts Lounge (111 North Frances Street, behind the Kohl Center)

For information, contact lbclark@wisc.edu

 This course will look at the role that culture plays in defining tourism and the role that tourism plays in defining culture.

 Artists’ (and other culture makers’) experiences of unfamiliar destinations--as tourists--often informs (and is the subject for) their artistic practices methodologically, stylistically, and in terms of content. Think of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti, Henri Matisse in North Africa or Somerset Maugham in India. At the same time, culture has always played a role in the experiences of tourists, whether they are exploring a pyramid, observing a demonstration of traditional crafts, seeing a Broadway show, or visiting the Louvre.

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Jan. 14th, 2010

Jacquelyn the younger

antarcticlust

UW Oshkosh seeks one-time undergraduate course instructor

Call for Syllabi
 
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is seeking a recent Ph.D. or advanced graduate student to teach one undergraduate course that can crosslist with three of the following four interdisciplinary programs: African American Studies, Women’s Studies, Social Justice, and Environmental Studies. As long as the proposed course addresses subjects in at least three of these areas, the discipline, topic, and methodology are open. The course may be taught in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011, and at a time that is convenient to the successful applicant. If interested, please send a proposed syllabus, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and statement of preferred time slot and semester to Jim Feldman at the address below by February 15, 2010. Salary commensurate with experience. Email applications preferred.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2010
 
Contact: Jim Feldman, Environmental Studies Program, feldmanj@uwosh.edu, (920) 424-3235

Jan. 10th, 2010

dissertator

antarcticlust

Dissertation Year Fellowships

Are you a dissertator in need of funding? Check out these fellowships for dissertators in their last year! Know of one not mentioned here? Please add it in the comments! (F) indicates that the fellowship is for women only.

UW Madison Dissertation Fellowships

The Institute for Research in the Humanities lists several dissertation fellowships, which are available by nomination only. There's the Dana-Allan Fellowship (generic Humanities), the William Coleman (History of Science), Madeleine Doran (English), Robert Reinhold (Classics), and Germaine Bree (French).

The Geography Department offers the Leopold Geomorphology Research Award and the Whitbeck Dissertator Award.

National Fellowships

Andrew Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships - $25,000 plus research and university fees. Humanities

American Anthropological Society Minority Dissertation Fellowship - $10,000. Anthropology

Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching - $21,000. Any field, with a focus on teaching and research.

American Association of University Women
- $20,000. Any field, (F).

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Dissertation Fellowships. Humanities and Social Sciences

Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships. $18,000. Economics and Social Sciences, with a focus on the environment, natural resources, and energy.

Society of Women Geographers Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Completion. $8-15,000. Geography (F).

Udall Dissertation Fellowship. Environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution.

Winterthur McNeill Dissertation Fellowships. $7000. Early American Studies.

Jan. 6th, 2010

return to the moon

antarcticlust

Studying Social Justice?

Global Studies is now accepting applications for two graduate fellowships: Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants for doctoral students interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues and Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.
These fellowships are awarded in fond memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson (1965-1999). Scott was born in
Minnesota in 1965 and received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1987. After two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, Scott began studying his Ph.D. in Political Science at UW-Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur Fellowships. Scott and his family traveled to Mozambique so that he could undertake fieldwork on rural poverty in Zambezia province. While conducting his dissertation research, Scott was appointed the Project Director in Mozambique for the UW-Madison's Land Tenure Center . On June 23, 1999, Scott, his wife Barbara and their two children Zoe and Noah were killed in a car accident in South Africa. This internship is named after Scott because of his commitment to international understanding and research serving social justice.

Deadline for applications is Friday, February 26, 2010. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at UW-Madison. Specific requirements for each fellowship, further details, and application materials and instructions are available at global.wisc.edu/skj.

Nov. 20th, 2009

Jacquelyn the younger

antarcticlust

Population Health Dissertation Grants

2009-2010

UW-Madison Population Health
Dissertation Grants


Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison is sponsoring a campus-wide competition for Population Health Dissertation Grants for the academic year 2009-2010.

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Nov. 18th, 2009

dissertator

antarcticlust

Gradate Funding for UW Grads - CHANGE IGERT

CHANGE (Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment) - IGERT at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

A GRADUATE FUNDING PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: Application deadline, January 2, 2010.

The University of Wisconsin's CHANGE (Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment) program is looking for exceptional Ph.D. students who want to become "change agents" through their research on global environmental vulnerability and sustainability. IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education, Research, and Training) grant funding from the National Science Foundation will provide one or two years of full financial support to qualified Ph.D. students. The CHANGE program involves faculty members in departments ranging from atmospheric and oceanic sciences, geography, and environmental history to rural sociology, environmental studies, and public health.

Features of the CHANGE-IGERT:

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Nov. 10th, 2009

Jacquelyn the younger

antarcticlust

Graduate RAs in Ecology

Graduate Research Assistantship: Deer Impacts/Plant Monitoring Network, UW-Madison
A graduate Research Assistantship will potentially become available with Don Waller's research group in Summer or Fall 2010. The RA will participate in developing a state-wide native plant monitoring program aimed at quantifying deer impacts and abundances and assessing the impacts of climate change, pervasive habitat modification, and shifts in forest and land management.  She/he should be familiar with plant identification and ecological survey methods and interested in statistics.  The Research Assistant will work closely with a deer impacts research consortium whose members include local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, and researchers from multiple institutions and departments.  In addition to research duties, the RA will work closely with these partners and citizen scientists to foster this collaborative effort including creating a web page to share protocols, data, maps, and results.
Info about the group's research
Info about the proposal submitted to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Funding of this position is contingent on receiving grant support. To inquire about this opportunity, please send an e-mail and curriculum vitae to Don Waller at: dmwaller@wisc.edu

Graduate Research Assistantship: Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Herbivore Interactions, UW-Madison
A Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S. - Ph.D. or Ph.D. only) is available for work with the research groups of Rick Lindroth and Eric Kruger at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded by a new, five-year NSF grant, this research addresses genetic, ontogenetic and environmental factors that influence aspen defense (chemical resistance, tolerance, escape) against mammalian herbivores (e.g., deer). Primary objectives of the work are to: 1) characterize aspen chemical defense traits, 2) assess costs/benefits of resistance, tolerance and escape, and 3) evaluate the selective impact of browsing on the genetic structure of defense traits in an experimental population. Applicants must be interested in investigating both the chemical and population genetics aspects of plant-herbivore interactions. Applicants should pursue admission to the graduate program in Zoology (Ecology), Forest and Wildlife Ecology, or Botany. Position available beginning in summer or fall of 2010.
Qualifications: Highly motivated individuals with superior academic credentials and strong communication skills are encouraged to apply. Well-developed interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates must be able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative research team.
Stipend/benefits: 50% Research Assistantships currently provide a stipend of $ $20,184 (12 mo.), tuition waiver, and excellent medical/dental health plans.
Inquiries: Send preliminary e-mail letter of inquiry, describing research interests and academic qualifications, to: Dr. Rick Lindroth at Lindroth@wisc.edu
, 237 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

Oct. 30th, 2009

dissertator

antarcticlust

RA Opportunity in Botany

A graduate Research Assistantship will potentially become available with Don
Waller’s research group at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Summer or Fall
2010.  The RA will participate in developing a state-wide native plant
monitoring program aimed at quantifying deer impacts and abundances and
assessing the impacts of climate change, pervasive habitat modification, and
shifts in forest and land management.  She/he should be familiar with plant
identification and ecological survey methods and interested in statistics.
The Research Assistant will work closely with a deer impacts research
consortium whose members include local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs,
and researchers from multiple institutions and departments.  In addition to
research duties, the RA will work closely with these partners and citizen
scientists to foster this collaborative effort including creating a web page
to share protocols, data, maps, and results. 

Those interested should familiarize themselves with the group’s research
described at:    http://www.botany.wisc.edu/waller/
and consider which UW graduate program is most attractive among Botany,
Zoology, and Environment and Resources: 
http://botany.wisc.edu/graduate_study_and_research/
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/grad/Prospective.html
http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/education/programs/graduate-degrees/
They may also be interested in the research proposal submitted to the
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that may support this position:
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/waller/Researchpages/deerimpacts.html
Funding of this position is contingent on receiving grant support.  To
inquire about this opportunity, please send an e-mail and curriculum vitae
to Don Waller at:
dmwaller@wisc.edu

Oct. 16th, 2009

dissertator

antarcticlust

RA positions available

Spring 2010 CGEs graduate Student research assistant Competition

For Spring 2010

 

The Center for German and European Studies announces several RA positions (at 33%) to be offered to exceptionally well-qualified students whose research fits within the four CGES themes for 2008-2012. Students are expected to complete a significant piece of research of their own during the Spring 2010 semester and to submit a report of the work accomplished by the end of May 2010.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Full-time graduate student status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Completion of at least one full academic year of classes in a UW-Madison graduate program by September 2009
  • Research thematically related to at least one of the four CGES project areas (see website below). Students who have not demonstrated the relevance of their application to one of the four themes will not be considered.

 

 

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Oct. 8th, 2009

Jacquelyn the younger

antarcticlust

Vilas Travel Grants

The Graduate Student Collaborative (GSC) is pleased to announce the
2009-2010 Vilas Travel Grant Competition for UW-Madison Dissertators and
final-year Master of Fine Arts students. Five awards of $1,500 will be
granted for research travel outside the 48 United States; approximately
300 awards of $600 will also be granted for research or conference
travel. If you do not intended to apply for a Vilas Travel Grant this
year, we are also interested in recruiting dissertators to serve on the
peer review committee; see below for details.

The deadline for submission of the complete application packet is 4:30
p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009. The awards will be announced by the
end of November. For more information, please visit
www.grad.wisc.edu/gsc and click on “Vilas Travel Grant
Competition.” 

Travel award dates are partially retroactive. Travel may have begun on
or after September 1, 2009 and continue until August 31, 2010. For
conference travel, you must be presenting at the conference in which you
intend to use the grant. If you have not yet been accepted to present at
the conference, you should apply as if you have been accepted.

The GSC is hosting Vilas Travel Grant Workshops on Friday, October 9,
2009 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and Monday, October 12, 2009 from 5:30 -
6:30 p.m. Both workshops will cover the same material and will be held
in Bascom Hall, Room 260. These workshops will show you how to complete
successfully the Vilas Travel Grant application. Registration is
required: www.grad.wisc.edu/gsc/registration.

If you do not intend to apply for a Vilas Travel Grant this year, we
are interested in recruiting dissertators to serve on the peer review
committee. Participating in the review process will not only provide a
valuable perspective but will also provide a unique opportunity for
professional development and valuable preparation for applying for other
grants in the future. Please contact us at gsc@bascom.wisc.edu if you
are interested in participating in the review process. Committee members
are not eligible to receive awards.

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