Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 9, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 9, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 16



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 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), Homewood House 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 Museum.

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 be provided.


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 per week.

Applications, available at are due online by Jan. 31. For more information, contact Dave Rosage at 301-286-0904, or by fax at 301-286-1610.


Anthropology Fellowships

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


Presentation, Grant and Paper Writing Workshops

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 or go to


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 to or e-mail or call 410-516-5431.


Volunteer Opportunity

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 410-261-3524.


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