Prof. Dev. : Selecting and Adapting Materials for Online Language Learning and Teaching Webinar (University of Hawaii)

Event Dates: Oct 8 | Oct 15 | Oct 22 | Oct 29 | Nov 5*

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-noon (Hawaii Standard Time), 1:00-3:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time), 2:00-4:00 pm (Mountain Daylight Time), 3:00-5:00 pm (Central Daylight Time), 4:00-6:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

* The last session (November 5) will take place after Daylight Savings Time ends (November 3). We will keep all mainland times the same as listed above and just shift Hawaii time to 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

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Funding: Career Development Grants (AAUW)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Program Purpose

AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for coursework toward degree programs other than a doctorate or for specialized training in technical or professional fields.

Career Development Grants are open to women who

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
  • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2015;
  • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree program
    • Certification program
    • Technical school
    • Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine)
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Funding: Research Grants on Education (Spencer Foundation)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Eligibility

Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.

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Funding: Startalk Grants for Language Learning and Teacher Professional Development

Deadline: October 24, 2019

STARTALK solicits proposals to run summer programs for student language learning and teacher professional development. For 2020, grants will support programs for students and teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The application window for summer 2020 programs runs from September 12 to October 24. Updated application information and details about several upcoming webinars for applicants can be found on the STARTALK website: 
https://startalk.umd.edu/public/resources/applicantresources

Resource: Foreign Language Teaching Podcast

Foreign Language Teaching Podcast 

Podcast host Dr. Natalie McCauley and her guest discuss a number of topics related to language teaching and assessment, such as:
– how attending an ACTFL oral proficiency workshop changed Dr. Rifkin’s teaching;
– why it is important to study abroad and why just “being there is not enough”;
– how teachers can reduce their presence in the classroom so that students get more time to use the language;
– why a successful language classroom is a ‘noisy’ classroom;
– the concept of “intensity of engagement’ as an alternative approach to lesson planning;
– how Dr. Rifkin assigns and structures students’ presentations; 
– ways to sustain students’ motivation as they continue their study of Russian, and many others.
You can listen to the interview on its TeachRussian.org page or on your favorite podcast platform (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify).

Prof. Dev. : The Eco-System of the Language Industry – Panel and Networking Event (Women in Localization)

Event Date: September 24, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the first Women in Localization, Texas Chapter Houston Event!

Winnie Heh, Associate Chapter Manger – Mentoring for the Silicon Valley Chapter, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies Career Advisor, Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management, will be joining us to present on importance of localization and various localization job functions available in our rapidly globalized world.

We look forward to the great discussion and networking!

Agenda

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration and meet/mingle; catering provided
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Winnie Heh presents The Eco-System of the Language Industry
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Q&A and wrap-up

This event is FREE however please register your spot on Eventbrite!

Parking: Please park in the GreenStreet garage. The entrance is directly across the street from Station’s location in the Netrality building – Enter on Fannin between Polk and Clay. Station has secured all-day parking for $6/day. For this rate, please bring your ticket to get it validated.

If unable to attend, this event will be livestreamed.

Funding: Visiting Scholar Fellowship (IMSISS-CES)

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES Research Network members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the three IMSISS consortium institutions: The University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), or Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).

IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium. 

Note: This is an opportunity open exclusively to members of CES’ Research Networks.

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Event Date: Wed., September 4, 2019

1 pm-7pm (EST) | online


If you do it, we need it. Science and technology. Business and mathematics. Foreign language and human resources. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations.And we are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill key openings.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2019 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
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Prof. Dev. : International Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship

The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Although a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens.

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $100,000.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year in the U.S. government, CFR will work with the fellow to identify a U.S. government agency willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host agency and is contingent on the fellow’s successfully obtaining a security clearance, which is granted solely by the U.S. government.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year at an international organization or an academic institution, CFR will work with the fellow to identify an organization willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host organization. A security clearance may not be required.