DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces program
guidelines for the 2006 competition cycle of the DHS
Scholarship and Fellowship Program, which will provide
financial support beginning in fall 2006 for approximately
100 scholars and fellows. Applications must be submitted
online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 31.
Complete information is available online at
www.orau.gov/dhsed. Questions can be sent by e-mail to
Excursion to Washington
In conjunction with its new show on the written word in the
early 1800s (see story here),
is sponsoring a bus trip to Washington, with stops at two
exhibitions: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words at the
Library of Congress and Binding the Nation, which documents
the early history of mail service, at the National Postal
The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18. The bus
will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Evergreen House, 4545 N.
Charles St., and return around 5 p.m. Cost is $60 for
Homewood House members and $65 for nonmembers.
Pre-registration is required; 410-516-5589. Lunch will not
NASA Summer Internship Opportunities
The NASA Summer Academy is an intensive resident program
for undergraduate and graduate students interested in
pursuing careers in aerospace-related fields. In assuring
the success of complex space enterprises, the program
underscores cooperation among national and international
governments as well as academic and private sectors.
It is offered this year at three locations —
Goddard, Glenn and Marshall — and includes guided
laboratory research, collaborative group projects,
lectures, field trips, interaction with prominent
professionals from NASA and its associates, and oral and
written presentations. Women and underrepresented
minorities are encouraged to apply.
Also offered by NASA are internship programs at APL,
Goddard and Ames, among others.
All programs provide a minimum $4,000 stipend,
round-trip travel to the summer session, lodging, local
transportation to included events and three evening meals
Applications, available at
university.gsfc.nasa.gov/application are due online by
Jan. 31. For more information, contact Dave Rosage at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 301-286-1610.
The Krieger School's Anthropology
Department invites applications for a two-year
postdoctoral fellowship for the academic years 2006-2008,
starting Sept. 1 and renewable at the end of the first
year. The position is open to anyone working in the field
of social or cultural anthropology who has obtained a
doctorate within the last three years or who will have
received one by Sept. 1. All areas of regional
specialization will be considered. The fellow will teach
one course each semester and is expected to participate
fully in all departmental activities. The salary is $40,000
a year, plus individual health insurance.
Members of the Anthropology Department are currently
involved in research on issues in the areas of violence,
religion and globalization, medicine, science and
technology, and children and youth. Faculty work closely
with the interdisciplinary programs in Women, Gender and
Sexuality and in Global Studies.
Applications, due Feb. 1, should include a cover
letter, a three-page proposal describing the research and
writing to be conducted, a writing sample, two course
proposals, a curriculum vitae and the names of three
referees. Candidates who have already applied for the open
position in the department (as advertised in the AAA
Newsletter) need not apply again but should indicate their
willingness to be considered for the postdoc position by
e-mail or letter to Sharon Trader. All additional materials
should also be sent to her.
Respond by mail to 404 Macaulay Hall, 3400 N. Charles
St., Baltimore, MD 21218; by fax to 410-516-6080; or by
e-mail to Sharon Trader at email@example.com.
Presentation, Grant and Paper Writing
JHMI's Professional Development Office has scheduled three
one-day workshops for faculty and postdoctoral fellows
looking to build critical skills for presentations, grant
writing and paper writing; all take place from 8:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m. "Giving a Research Talk" will be held on Feb.
23 in Room 2-108, 1830 Building. Faculty can pay the $750
fee by tuition remission; postdocs and fellows can pay
their $375 fee by M&S form or check.
On March 20, the grant-writing workshop will be held
in Tilghman Auditorium. The fee is $1,100 for faculty and
$550 for postdocs and fellows, payable as above. On April
21, a "Writing a Biomedical Research Paper" workshop will
take place in the Bodian Conference Room, 1830 Building.
The fee is $750 for faculty and $375 for postdocs and
fellows, payable as above. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go
Spring ESL Courses
The Language Teaching Center's English as a Second Language
program is now enrolling for the spring term to begin Jan.
30 on the Homewood campus. Open to all those interested in
improving their English skills, the ESL courses include
Oral Communication at the intermediate and advanced levels
and Academic and Professional Writing. Classes meet in the
evenings through May 5. For information and to register, go
www.jhu.edu/ltc/esl or e-mail email@example.com or call
Help an adult learner today! The Greater Homewood Adult
Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in
math, reading and writing. The program offers training
materials, flexible schedules and a great environment near
JHU's Homewood campus. For more details, call
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