At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Graduate Students Fellowships, Internships, Publication Opportunities

1. University of Southern California’s Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities
Deadline: February 1, 2011

Appointments are for 2 years, with a start date of August 15, 2011. Provost’s scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the host department and the university through seminars and other scholarly activities. The salary is $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with a research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

Candidates may choose one of the following programs as their proposed host department: American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Studies (Cinema), East Asian Languages and Cultures, English, French, History, Linguistics, Musicology, Philosophy, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Spanish and Portuguese. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2007 and must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2011. The program expects to make five to eight postdoctoral awards per year.

Application guidelines are available at the program website. Inquiries about the USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities should be directed to Vice Provost Sarah Pratt at

2. National Security Education Program David L. Boren Fellowships.
Deadline: February 1, 2011

Boren Fellowships support graduate level research and study of less commonly taught languages. Applicants must be US citizens enrolled in a degree-granting Masters or Doctoral program. Fellowships offer $12,000 - $30,000, depending on length of time and whether project is domestic or overseas. Boren Fellowships are a fantastic opportunity for dissertation fieldwork support, as well as gap-year funding for MA students, or those interested in government service. Service agreement of 12 – 24 months required for all fellows. For more information visit: On campus, contact Meghan Hammond ( in Graduate Student Affairs to schedule a one-on-one advising session.

3. Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowships.
Deadline: February 11, 2011

The Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship application for the 2011-2012 academic year is now available online at this link: If a student plans on applying they should confirm with via email to receive the application code necessary to complete the required online application. The application deadline for the University of Chicago is February 11, 2011. All materials should be submitted to Ronnie Rios at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. before the building closes at 11 p.m.. For more information, please visit the IBHE website listed above, or contact Ronnie Rios in OMSA (

4. Graduate Fellowships & Postdoc Postings for STEM Fields

With a variety of deadlines and programs, Pathways to Science offers many opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields to apply for financial support, including summer research funding: For postdoc information, see:

5. NASA Fellowships, Internships, and Grants for Grad Students

Opportunities for both US citizens and international students.

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