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LLC News

October 2010 Archives

Zuotang Zhang: "Exchange participant returns to the area"

Zuotang Zhang of China, who currently is a Ph.D. student at the University of
Maryland in Baltimore County, visited host parents Dr. Joseph and Ellie Miller of
Waynesboro during Thanksgiving. Zhang stayed with the Millers more than 20 years
ago through the American Field Service exchange program.

To read more about his story:
click here

Awards: Christopher Brumfit PhD and EdD thesis award

Christopher Brumfit PhD and EdD thesis award – for those that are presenting this year or have presented in the last two years. Do please pass on this mail and the enclosed details to anybody you think might be interested in applying. Closing date is end November. Christopher Brumfit Ph.D/Ed.D Award 2010:

Fellowships: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The 2011 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships competitions are underway and accepting application registrations. Here is a link to the new Ford homepage which will provide them with detailed information and also lead them to the application registration login page.

Thank you for your help with disseminating information on the fellowship competition. The predoctoral deadline is November 2, 2010; the dissertation and postdoctoral deadline is November 9, 2010. The deadline for transcripts and a minimum of three (3) reference letters is January 7, 2011. Due to the anticipated large volume of applications, we must adhere strictly to deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be included in the review

Research Abroad Fellowship Program


Office of Postsecondary Education; Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program Overview Information

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2011.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.022A. Dates:

Applications Available: October 5, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 1, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. Priorities: This notice contains one absolute priority, one competitive preference priority, and one invitational priority, which are explained in the following paragraphs. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), the absolute priority and the competitive preference priority are from the regulations for this program (34 CFR 662.21(d)).

Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: nara/index.html.

Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

Dated: September 30, 2010. Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis. [FR Doc. E9-23897 Filed 10-2-09; 8:45 am]


Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Opportunities

The WW Women's Studies Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. If you're interested please visit and review the information provided. If you have further questions, please contact Susan Billmaier, Assistant Program Director at

Program Director: Cynthia R. Daniels, Ph.D., a 1981 Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Fellow, directs the Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowship Program and is also Department Chair of Political Science at Rutgers University.

Newcombe Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543
Street address: 5 Vaughn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-7007 x310

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

If you're interested please visit and review the information provided. If you have further questions, please contact Susan Billmaier, Assistant Program Director at

Program Director: Cynthia R. Daniels, Ph.D., a 1981 Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Fellow, directs the Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship and is also Department Chair of Political Science at Rutgers University.

Newcombe Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543
Street address: 5 Vaughn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-7007 x310

Fellowships: UMBC Graduate School Dissertation Program

The UMBC Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship Program Applications

For spring 2011 awards will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2010. For more information on the application process go to the Graduate School Website, then to "Cost and Funding", then to "Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships" or

The Boren Fellowship

The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of a global society. This includes sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over 24 months. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. Overseas programs can be no longer than one year. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2011 and no later than March 1, 2012. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at:

College Dissertation Fellowships

Five College Dissertation Fellowships

Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are members of the Five College consortium, which supports extensive academic and administrative collaborations among the campuses. The five campuses are located in western Massachusetts, each within 12 miles of the others. The Five College Fellowship Program provides year-long residencies at one of the member campuses for doctoral students completing dissertations. The chief goal of the program is to promote diversity in the Academy while familiarizing Fellows with the five institutions. The program’s intention is to support scholars from under-represented groups, and/or scholars with unique interests and histories, whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching.

Each Fellow is hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.

The Fellowship includes a stipend of $30,000, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses. While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most Fellows teach at the hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.

Date of Fellowship: August 31, 2011 to May 31, 2012 (non-renewable)
Stipend: $30,000
Review of applications begins: January 3, 2011
Awards announced in March 2011

Return the completed application form and forward supporting documents to:

Five Colleges, Incorporated
97 Spring Street
Amherst, MA 01002-232


Funding: Higher Education for Development

Higher Education for Development anticipates making up to ten (10) awards ranging between $100,000 - $150,000 each for 18-month partnerships between U.S. community colleges and community and technical colleges in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region focusing on one or more of the following request for applications objectives:

Develop capacity-building policies and strategies that result in faculty recruitment, retention and professional development
Establish business and education partnerships that promote workforce development through capacity-building at the community and technical college(s)
Develop and implement programs of study that provide vocational education and technical training linked to employment
Strengthen institutional practices and policies that improve student transitions to, through, and from community/technical colleges
Develop and deploy technological innovations that improve instruction and integrate technology and classroom practice to meet the needs of the productive sectors in society
Design standards, procedures, and guidelines that strengthen accreditation and quality assurance practices
For clarification or questions regarding this RFA, please contact Marilyn Crane at (202) 243-7685 or

For the complete RFA description and details about applying for this competitive award, please click the link below: Broader Middle East and North Africa - U.S. Community College Small Grants

Initiative Applications due: February 1, 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST

Information Session: HED is organizing an information session on December 2, 2009 with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, and USAID in which interested applicants can submit questions concerning this RFA prior to or during this meeting. Applicants are asked to register for the information session no later than November 30, 2009 by sending an e-mail to

To receive future e-mail updates about funding opportunities for international higher education partnerships, send your name, job title, organization name, department, and e-mail address to

For more information about HED, please visit

Funding Opportunities for Ph.D Students

Funding opportunity for Ph.D. students interested in conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean!

Learn about the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship ( Ph.D. candidates can receive funding for up to a year to conduct research on grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean. The fellowship includes round-trip international transportation, research and living allowances, health insurance, and attendance at a mid-year conference in a country in the region. Visit for specific benefits, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.

Fellowships: Graduate Students

The North Carolina State Univerity website also includes a list of graduate student fellowships organized according to dates of application deadline:

International Dissertation Research Fellowships

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (IDRF) (For US citizens and US-based international students)

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) MELLON/ACLS DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS (For US citizens or US-based international students)

AAUW International Fellowship

American Association of University Women (AAUW) AAUW INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS (For international women students who are pursuing higher education in the US)

ARIT Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) ARIT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TURKEY (For both US citizens and US-based international researchers)

New Spring Course

A new spring course is available starting spring 2011. More information is posted in the flyer attached.
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