Appreneur Scholar Award for App Creators

Two deserving student app creators will each receive a generous $5,000 scholarship funded by the Kay Family Foundation to help them pursue their studies and refine their apps. They will also win a trip to CES in Las Vegas, where they will have the opportunity to show off their apps to an audience of technology influencers. The students will be recognized during the annual Mobile Apps Showdown live show and TransformingEDU conference. For the first time, Appreneur Scholar winners will also receive a free membership to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. This membership also qualifies the students to apply for a scholarship to attend the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), a conference providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators in the software engineering field.

Application Deadline – November 30, 2016

*find full information on opportunity and submission details here*

To Apply:

  • visit above link and select “2016 Entry Form” from the top navigation bar.
  • Entries must be a working application running on any of the current mobile apps devices including iOS, Android, Windows 8, as well as smartwatches, wrist wear, Google Glass and other emerging platforms

App must be created by a high school student or an undergraduate/ graduate student who is actively enrolled in college courses.

Appreneur site visitors will get to share comments about the apps and vote on their favorite.  An online vote, will affect, but not necessarily determine, the winners. (Judges will have the final word; online votes will be checked for errors and/or duplications.)

Two winners will be selected and will present at the Mobile Apps Showdown live event on January 8, 2015 at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Opportunity contact: Kerry Goldstein




The Oregon Legislative Policy and Research Office Seeks Three Second Year Graduate Interns

The Oregon Legislative Policy and Research Office (LPRO), a branch agency of the Oregon Legislature, seeks up to three qualified second-year graduate students to serve as interns during the 2017 legislative session. Intern positions are part of the non-partisan, professional staff of the Legislature, serving both chambers and all political parties. Internships offer a unique opportunity for students to learn about state government, current state policy issues and the legislative process.

Nominations must be received by the Graduate School by close of business on November 15, 2016.

Position Outline:

  • conduct research
  • analyze and write summaries of legislative measures
  • attend committee meetings
  • communicate with legislators, state agency legislative liaisons, lobbyists, and members of the general public.

Interns with education and vocational interest in these areas are encouraged:

  • Natural resource issues:agriculture, forestry, energy, environment, fish and wildlife, and water policy.
  • Health and human services, including child welfare and foster care.
  • Business and labor.
  • Other areas will be considered.

The UO Graduate School will provide a tuition remission for participation for each quarter of internship service and will offer monthly stipends through June 30, 2017 or upon the end of Session, whichever is earlier.

A four-week training session will begin January 3, 2017. Internships will require students to work at a four-week training session will begin January 3, 2017. Internships will require students to work at least 36 hours per week at the State Capitol in Salem.

Nomination Procedures: UO graduate programs may nominate in rank order up to three students for consideration by the Graduate School.

  1. The student’s cover letter outlining his/her interest in the internship opportunity, including a brief description of the education and experience that has prepared him/her for this work
  2. The student’s resume or c.v.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor or other faculty member who is familiar with the student’s potential for success.

Nominations must be formatted as a single PDF attachment, sent electronically to Brandy Teel ( with the subject line “legislative intern nomination”

The UO Graduate School will pre-screen Intern applicants up to three applicants for each of the three internship positions. A LPRO review panel will make final selections. Selected nominees will be required to participate in an in-person interview in early December 2016.

Questions regarding the process or the positoons, please contact Brandy Teel,, 541-346-2489 in the Graduate School.

HASTAC Scholars Program 2016-2018

untitled-1The HASTAC Scholars program hopes that each institution will recognize their HASTAC Scholar with a small fellowship in recognition of their work as interdisciplinary scholars and public scholars on their own campus


*find full information on position and application details here*


What do HASTAC Scholars actually do?

  • Participate in our annual University Worth Fighting For series—online or in person
  • Blog about your own work and research projects, questions, ideas
  • Report on activities at your local institution and department
  • Share insights from conferences and performances
  • Network both online and at local meet-ups or conferences
  • Conduct interviews, book reviews, project reviews—your status as a HASTAC Scholar can give you a sense of standing to reach out to major people in your field!
  • Are you interested in a new tool or pedagogical idea? You could host a small video chat with other Scholars to work through how you can implement it!
  • Other ideas: Create an app, co-ordinate the development of a small DH project, work with your university library on a digitization project, etc.
  • In short: Every student ends up being active in a different way. We are open to how you want to help build this community or develop a supportive community on your campus!

Ready to get started? Here are a few steps:

  • Identify a possible mentor at your campus
  • Consider how you want to be involved
  • Familiarize yourself with the program overview. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the directors at (link sends e-mail)
  • Talk to your mentor about the fellowship funding.
  • Finally: apply!


IMPORTANT: Before applying, please read the following:

1. Before applying, you MUST identify a faculty or staff member who is willing to mentor you and sponsor your fellowship. We will contact this person to confirm their sponsorship of your application.

2. Please ensure both you and your mentor are registered as users on BEFORE applying here.

3. Please ensure you have all of the required information before submitting your application. You will not be able to edit the form once it has been sent.

Thank you! If you have questions, check the FAQ on the website, or email the Co-Directors of HASTAC Scholars at

UO Financial Aid & Scholarships

It’s always a good idea to keep an out for scholarship deadlines, most of which fall writing-828911_960_720between now and early 2017. The University’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is available to help in any way you might need: more information, writing strategies, resume help to be the most competitive candidate you can be.

This fall, they are putting on a series of workshops that might be exactly what you have been looking for!  And in the meantime, learn more about these links —

General University Scholarships

Diversity Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship Bulletin – lists postings of outside private donors

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at or 541-346-3221.

Thursday, October 6
Session I:   How to Find and Compete for Scholarships 1:00–2:00 p.m. EMU Mallard Room
Session II:   How to Write Essays for Scholarships 2:00–3:00 p.m.  EMU Mallard Lake Room

Wednesday, October 12
Session I:   How to Find and Compete for Scholarships 2:00–3:00 p.m.  EMU Spruce Room
Session II:   How to Write Essays for Scholarships 3:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.  EMU Spruce Room
Tuesday, October 18
Session I:   How to Find and Compete for Scholarships  11:00 a.m.– Noon  EMU Spruce Room
Session II:   How to Write Essays for Scholarships Noon – 1:00 p.m.  EMU Spruce Room
Monday, November 7
Session I:    How to Find and Compete for Scholarships 1:00–2:00 p.m.  EMU Diamond Lake Room
Session II:    How to Write Essays for Scholarships 2:00–3:00 p.m.  EMU Diamond Lake Room
Tuesday, November 15
Session I:   How to Find and Compete for Scholarships 2:00–3:00 p.m.  EMU Diamond Lake Room
Session II:   How to Write Essays for Scholarships 3:00–4:00 p.m.  EMU Diamond Lake Room


Digital Solitude Fellowship

digital solitude fellowship

“As part of the Digital Solitude program, each year Akademie Schloss Solitude will be awarding a total of 24 months of fellowships to two to four people in 2016 and 2017. The fellowship program is intended for journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats. There is a special focus on digital projects in journalism, storytelling, art and cultural mediation, and media art.

Fellowship: Benefits

The fellowship includes a grant of 1,150 Euros a month (plus a one-time grant for travel costs for the journey to and from Stuttgart from the fellow’s primary place of residence) and a combined apartment/studio, where electricity, water, and heating will be provided free of charge.


The application period for fellowships in 2017 starts on May 1 and runs until June 30, 2016. The jurors base their decisions on the qualitative aspects of work samples submitted by the applicants. There is no legal entitlement to the allocation of a fellowship. The applicant will be informed of the jury’s decision in August/September 2016. The Jury members of this year’s fellowships selection for the Digital Solitude program will be announced soon.

Please find all further information in the application form, which can be downloadedhere.

Schlosspost also awards the micro-grant »Web Residency« (500 USD). We also encourage applicants for the Web Residencies or already awarded Web Residents to apply for the Digital Solitude fellowship program and vice versa.
Fellows awarded with a Digital Solitude fellowship are not eligible for the regular fellowships for which the application period will run from September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

For further information on Schlosspost, sign up for the newsletter.

The next application period for the Digital Solitude fellowships in 2017 starts on May 1 and runs until June 30, 2016. The program is intended for young journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats. Young professionals who have an interest in the content of the international artist-in-residence program Akademie Schloss Solitude and its interdisciplinary network can apply for a fellowship.”

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Oregon Sylff Fellowships for International Research

Sylff logoGraduate Fellowships for International Research are supported by an endowment to Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon universities that established the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). The goal of the Sylff Program is to nurture future leaders who will transcend geopolitical, religious, ethnic, and cultural boundaries in the world community for the peace and the well-being of humankind. General information about Sylff programs is available at:

Stipends vary, with up to $14,000 for Oregon Sylff doctoral fellows and up to $7,000 for Oregon Sylff master’s-level fellows. Stipends are disbursed over the academic year to assist with educational and research-related expenses. In recent years, seven to ten awards have been made.

Fellowship stipends are awarded to full-time degree seeking graduate students for one academic year of graduate work involving research and scholarly endeavors in programs and projects with an international dimension. The focus is on masters and doctoral degree-seeking students at Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon who have high potential for leadership in international affairs, in public life or private endeavor. Outstanding students in the social/behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, and directly related professional fields (e.g., public policy, business, law, and communications) will be considered through nomination by their respective graduate department/program. Each department or graduate program may make only one nomination. Departments and graduate programs must indicate their own (or their institution’s) commitment to financial support of nominees. Typically, these supplemental contributions are in the form of an assistantship and associated tuition waiver such that Sylff stipends can be used to address travel, living, and research expenses associated with the international research project. Although nominations may be made for students lacking supplemental funding, a priority will be given to those nominations that exhibit a strong institutional commitment to supporting the graduate student.

Departments/graduate programs are responsible for nominating student applicants. Each department or graduate program may make only one nomination.

Application and Nomination Process

Only one nomination may be made by each department or graduate program. Nominators will receive an email as part of the student’s application process, asking the to upload the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from the department chair or graduate program director indicating departmental/institutional commitment to financial support of the student
  • Three letters of reference addressing the student’s qualifications and potential related to this fellowship;
  • Transcripts:
    * Nominating department will supply a current unofficial graduate transcript.
    * Nominating department will supply a copy of all transcripts used to gain admission into current graduate program.

To apply for this award, please click here:

Awards and Fellowships Application

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 29, 2016

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Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award

dixon awardThe Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016-17 Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Innovation Awards. This fellowship is designed to support up to four doctoral students who are interested in developing their skills and experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship in preparation for careers outside of academia. Fellowship recipients will carry the title of Dixon Fellow and will join a community of current and former UO graduate students who have combined learning and innovation.

The activities that comprise the fellowship experience should help enhance the career possibilities of students in areas such as industry, business and the non-profit sector, while remaining integral to the applicant’s doctoral research. Furthermore, the experience gained during the fellowship would ideally extend beyond the value to the individual student by enriching the student’s academic department, lab, research center, or other UO unit by fostering broader connections and engagement between the unit and the community of related companies, agencies, non-profits, national laboratories, etc.

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016. Click here to apply.

Award Information:

Up to four awards will be made. Each fellowship carries an award of $14,000 and each awardee will be appointed as a research GTF (graduate research fellow) by the academic department at .40 FTE or greater for the academic year. In addition, recipients will receive a GTF tuition waiver, all but $61 of the mandatory fees, and all but 5% of the health insurance premium for fall, winter, and spring terms to support that appointment. The $14,000 may, in full or in part, be used toward specific activities tied to the innovative career development experience or may be put, in full or in part, toward GTF salary. The department (or research center/institute or school/college) is expected to obtain and provide funding to ensure that the total salary is equal to what that student would receive at the GTF level III, as the award recipient will have been advanced to candidacy by the time the award period commences. This departmental support, and how the $14,000 will be applied, needs to be outlined in the recommendation letter.

All research GTFs are required to be enrolled full-time (9-16 credits) toward the degree. During the academic year, award recipients will be required to be enrolled in research or internship credits (three or more) commensurate with the time spent on award-supported experience.

To apply, students must complete and submit:

  1. An Individualized Development Plan (IDP). More information and templates can be found at
  2. A summary of the proposed innovative experience which addresses how it complements your academic research and goals; and how it will contribute to your career development. Be specific about the arrangement worked out with the sponsoring organization and when this experience will occur, the kinds of expected activities involved during and after the experience, and how this opportunity enhances your career possibilities. Please describe any related activities in which you will be engaging, before and/or after the experience that complement the internship. The strongest applications are those that also address how your innovative experience could benefit and enrich the department or the university through the sharing of expertise and learning gained through the beyond-the-academy experience. (Summary should not exceed 1,500 words, nor exceed three pages.)
  3. A CV or resume

Students must also acquire (to be submitted by the academic department):

  1. Academic advisor letter of recommendation
  2. External mentor letter of recommendation

To learn more about the award, including requirements for recipients, visit the graduate school’s website.

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Call for 2016-2017 American Arts Incubator

ZERO1aai“Calling innovative new media and digital artists who have a love of travel and passion for community-driven art! We are excited excited to open the next round of applications for the following participating overseas locations: Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Russia, and Thailand. One artist will be selected for each location and will be responsible for creating a public art project plus overseeing a unique “small grants” program to facilitate community-driven art in that location.

The deadline to apply is February 29, 2016 by 11:59pm PST. 

The Artist will receive $7,000 honoraria for participation, plus an assigned budget for workshop and public art production costs overseas.

American Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and under-served populations on community-based digital and new media art projects that bolster local economies, influence public policy, and further social innovation. Inspired by the “business incubator” model made popular by Silicon Valley’s technology and startup companies, American Arts Incubator is a hybrid training lab, production workshop, and tool for public engagement. It showcases artists as engaged and innovative partners in addressing social issues, in addition to creating a cross-cultural exchange of ideas.

Participating overseas locations for this opportunity are Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Russia, and Thailand. One artist will be selected for each location. Download a pdf version of requirements here and read our FAQ here.
Dates of Participation Program duration is July 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. Core dates for in-person participation include a week-long orientation in San Jose, California scheduled for late Summer or early Fall 2016.

AHI group photoInternational travel will be 4 weeks between September 2016 and May 2017 (specific dates will be determined collaboratively by the Artist, overseas embassy and partner, and ZERO1). In addition, multiple deliverables are expected in the months leading up to overseas travel and immediately following travel (e.g., project proposals, blog posts, project recaps). Artists will be expected to document their experiences and project developments before, during, and after overseas travel via the program’s website and relevant social media.

The budget will be determined during a pre-travel proposal time period, based on approval by ECA, the respective U.S. Embassy, and ZERO1. The program covers airfare, accommodations, and basic travel costs.”

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Lehigh University Seeks Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Digital Humanities

lehigh logoLehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2016. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

For more than a century, mighty Bethlehem Steel anchored Lehigh University’s hometown, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Now that the Steel is gone, Bethlehem is experiencing the economic, social and cultural transformations of a city in transition to a post-industrial future. Lehigh faculty, staff and students have begun telling the city’s story using new digital media forms, chronicling the near universal themes of a community grappling with compelling issues of social justice and its own evolving history.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies, community engagement, urban studies and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in documentary film or digital storytelling. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses. The scholar will also take the lead in organizing a conference at Lehigh during the Spring semester of 2018 that will provide a showcase for student, faculty and community work and a forum for interaction with nationally and internationally recognized figures in digital humanities.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences.

Please submit to this website:

  • a cover letter
  • vita dissertation abstract
  • project description
  • contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2016. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Edward Whitley.

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5-year Ph.D. Full Fellowship In Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia

ubcFive-Year Ph.D. Full Fellowship in Germanic Studies with a Focus on Media Studies and Theories

September 2016 start date: $24,000 base funding plus $3,200 International Tuition Award per year; additional numeration per TA-ship is $5,989.

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver seeks an excellent student in the wider field of German Studies, whose Ph.D. project focuses on Media Theory, Media and Cultural Studies, including Media in Cultural Studies. Possible projects could be framed by

  • ubc logoexploring specific social and aesthetic potentials of media
  • expanding the horizon of German literary and cultural studies across media, including film, video, Internet, performance practices, and multimedia art installations
  • the mediation of German language, literatures, and cultures by digital technology
  • media histories; histories of media and the development of German media studies
  • theories of human-technology interactions
  • the analysis of cultural techniques

UBC offers a growing network of media studies and scholars in media theories, with opportunities to teach within the Media Studies, German Studies and CENES programs. The Graduate Program in Germanic Studies strongly supports interdisciplinary research and intercultural education. One strength of our program is media studies with several members of our graduate faculty having expertise in media studies and theory, sociology, film, gender and sexuality, and performance studies.

We invite dedicated students to submit applications, including a sound research proposal and study plan, by January 2016. The scholarship is open to students from all social sciences and humanities, with emphases in any of the areas of German-language literature, history, film and media studies, cultural studies, anthropology, human and cultural geography, urban studies, gender studies, sociology and arts.

For further information about the application process, including deadlines for international and domestic students, please visit our website at , or contact our program assistant Charlene McCombs at . When applying, please indicate that you are applying for the Five-Year Ph.D. Full Scholarship and whether you are interested in a Joint Ph.D. or Co-Tutelle.
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