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Facebook Fellowship Program 2011-2012, USA

We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

* Computational Advertising
* Computer Vision
* Compiler Technology
* Computer Architecture
* Computer Networking
* Computer Security
* Databases
* Data Mining
* Distributed Computing
* Fault Tolerance
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Internet Economics
* Machine Learning
* Machine Translation
* Natural Language Processing
* Search
* Smart Datacenters
* Social Computing

Eligibility Criteria

* Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
* Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
* Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
* Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Selection Criteria

* Eligibility of applicant.
* Quality of application.
* Applicability of the project or study to Facebook.
* Other criteria as decided by Facebook in its sole discretion. Facebook complies with all equal opportunity laws.

Fellowship Application Deadline: February 28, 2011
Further Fellowship Information and Application

APS Grant For Intercultural or International Projects

The Projects encourages and supports innovative projects that have an intercultural and/or international focus and is to be used for the establishment and implementation of a successful and sustainable project. Projects may aim either to further the intercultural agenda of the Society within the confines of Australia’s national boundaries, or to establish and maintain links between the Society and its members and psychology and psychologists in countries where psychology is an emerging discipline.

Projects may be related to any scientific and/or professional aspects of the discipline, provided that they are consistent with the Society’s mission statement: “To represent, promote and advance psychology within the context of improving community wellbeing and scientific knowledge”. The Grant is not intended to support research projects unless there is a clearly demonstrable outcome in relation to the aims of the Grant. Student research projects are unlikely to be eligible.

Eligible projects may include, but are not restricted to, those that:

* Address scientific and/or professional issues that have intercultural significance for the Australian community, or involve intercultural collaborations amongst Australian psychologists

* Provide further education and training opportunities for psychologists from countries where psychology is an emerging discipline

* Support psychologists from developing countries to attend international conferences in psychology or other relevant events


* Foster collaborations between the Society and psychologists overseas who are seeking support to establish and build scientific and professional psychology within their own country or region.

The grant may be used to support any aspect of a successful and sustainable project, including travel, living allowance, training fees and charges, books and equipment, or other costs associated with the project, provided that the funds are expended in accordance with the budget as approved by the selection committee.


To be eligible for a grant, the grantee shall be:

* an elected member of the Society; or

* a psychologist or association from a developing country, nominated by an elected member of the Society.

The Grant application

In order to be considered, the grant application shall include:

1. A statement of rationale, including the project’s aims and objectives and how these reflect the Society’s mission statement;

2. A proposed budget that includes a breakdown of how the funds will be used if the grant application is successful;

3. An acknowledgement that a report suitable for publication in InPsych will be provided to the Society at the completion of the nominated project. The report should encompass any anticipated future engagement or ongoing relationship with the Society arising from receipt of the grant.

4. Supporting documentation, including at least one reference that addresses:

* the eligibility and suitability of the applicant and/or nominee to be the recipient of the grant

* the applicant and/or nominee’s ability to carry the project to completion

* the intercultural and/or international importance of the project, and

* the relevance of the project for the Society.

Applications, including the completed application form, should be no longer that five A4 pages, plus supporting documentation.

Administration of the Grant

1.The APS Grant for Intercultural and/or International Projects is the responsibility of the Board with the assistance of the Manager, Public Interest in the Society’s National Office.

2. A call for nominations will be published each year in InPsych.

3. Nominees should submit four copies of all documentation to the Manager, Public Interest by the due date for applications. Electronic applications are also acceptable.

4. The Public Interest Advisory Group will appoint a selection committee to recommend an appropriate recipient of the Award to the Board. The selection committee may recommend that the funds for the Grant be shared between a number of recipients.

5. The selection committee may seek additional information in the form of external assessor or referees’ reports, letters of support from participating psychology associations or groups, or other independent advice to assist it in choosing the recipient of the Grant.

6. The recipient must confirm their acceptance of the Grant in writing.

7. The successful recipient will be published in InPsych information, along with a short feature on the successful project.

8. The selection committee, through the Public Interest Advisory Group, may recommend to the Board that the Grant should not be awarded in any one year, if it has formed the opinion that there is no grant application that meets the eligibility criteria and is considered to be of sufficient merit.


The value of the Grant is $10,000, which can be divided into smaller Grants for two or three separate projects.

Closing date and application form

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 September 2010

* Download application form Word icon – small (56kb)

Four copies of the completed application form with required attachment(s) should be sent to:

The Manager, Public Interest

Intercultural/International Projects Grant

The Australian Psychological Society Ltd

PO Box 38

Flinders Lane VIC 8009

For enquiries or to submit applications electronically please email: h.gridley@psychology.org.au
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ACRL 2011 National Conference Travel Grants for Spectrum Scholars, USA

The ACRL 2011 National Conference will be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011. The ACRL National Travel Grants provide opportunities for Spectrum Scholars to participate in ACRL professional development activities at the conference, to expand their network of colleagues, and to have face-to-face time to build new, or strengthen existing, relationships with mentors participating in the ACRL E.J. Josey Mentoring Program for Spectrum Scholars.


Five (5) awards consisting of complimentary advanced early bird registration (a value of $95-$375) and $600 cash for travel expenses. The application deadline is November 9, 2010 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).

Eligibility Criteria

* Must be current or past recipient of an ALA Spectrum Scholarship and a first-time attendee at an ACRL National Conference.
* Must be current ACRL student or personal member.
* Previous recipients are not eligible.
* Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Application Process

1. Spectrum Scholars should request an ACRL Travel Grant Application by emailing spectrum@ala.org.
2. All applicants must be current, personal members of ACRL at the time of application and must be recipients of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship.
3. A completed ACRL Travel Grant Application includes an application sheet with personal statements, current resume/curriculum vitae, and a Statement of Support. The Statement of Support should be from a supervisor or an LIS professor/dean comment and should address the applicant’s qualifications and how attendance at the ACRL 2011 National Conference will benefit them professionally and/or personally. The application and cv must be sent electronically as one document (one attachment) and directed to kdeiss@ala.org and spectrum@ala.org. Statements of Support can be included in the applicant’s single attachment or submitted separately; they should also be sent to kdeiss@ala.org and spectrum@ala.org.
4. Applicants should not register for the ACRL 15th National Conference until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds. The discounted early-bird registration rate will be extended for all scholarship applicants until February 25, 2011 for those that may not receive a scholarship, but still want to attend.

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for receipt of the application and statement of support is November 9, 2010 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).

Selection Criteria

The ACRL E.J. Josey Mentoring Program for Spectrum Scholars Committee will select the recipients.
# Recipients will be selected based on their commitment to academic librarianship, their desired learning outcomes for attending the conference, their financial and professional development needs as evidenced from their responses to open-ended questions on the application form.
# The strength of their supporting statement from a supervisor or LIS professor/dean.
# Preference may be given to Spectrum Scholars who have applied for an academic librarianship mentor through the ACRL E.J. Josey Mentoring Program for Spectrum Scholars.