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Grad Student Announcements – 9/3

September 3, 2010

1. CIBER Internship Program                                                         

2. Spanish Coffee Hour

3. Pan-Scandinavian Conversation Hour

4. Brownbag Lunch and Discussion on 20th Anniversary of German Reunification

5. Minority Languages Conference

6. Graduate Student Exchange Program

7. DAAD Annual Grants











1. CIBER Internship Program

CIBER is excited to announce a new internship program for IU students. I am writing to request your assistance to promote these positions to students who you feel could gain valuable experience and contribute positively to CIBER’s activities. 

Interns will be paid a modest stipend of $1400 per academic year ($700 per semester) and should plan to devote around five hours per week. Nine positions are available for the 2010-2011 academic year. We will give preference to first- or second-year master’s students (especially those in need of financial assistance), but will also consider advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors). Students who are traveling abroad in Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 should consider applying, as some of our projects could be completed effectively during the student’s time outside the U.S. 

Interns will work primarily on the new “CIBER Share” project, creating web-based resource guides for specific regions of the world. This may include the coordination and hosting of podcasts with subject area experts on important topics, creation of other relevant digital media such as videotaped interviews of students and special guests, identification of reliable print and digital resources, and actual writing of brief snippets of copy about countries and regions. There will also be opportunities to shadow and assist CIBER staff on other activities such as conferences, webinars, and workshops.

Interested students should complete the online application at and send a resume to by Thursday, September 9, at 5:00 pm. Selections will be made by September 13.        

If students have any questions or would like more information, they should feel free to contact me at the phone number and email address below.

Best regards,

Shawn Conner
Associate Director, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Phone: (812) 855-1716

2. Spanish Coffee Hour

Café Hispano will meet Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm at the IMU Starbucks during the fall semester. For more information, contact the coordinator Thomas Neal at

3. Pan-Scandinavian Conversation Hour

Beginning Wednesday, September 8, the pan-Scandinavian conversation hour will take place Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm at the IMU Starbucks. Look for the Norwegian, Swedish or Danish flags and for the fun crowd! For more information, contact Gergana May at

4. Brownbag Lunch and Discussion on 20th Anniversary of German Reunification

Speaker: Stefanie Sigrid Rehm, Liaison for the Brussels Office of the State Chancellery of Saxony

Topic: “20th Anniversary of German Reunification”

When: Thursday, September 30, 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Where: Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union

This event is free and open to the public.

5. Minority Languages Conference

On October 7- 9, 2010, West European Studies will host the “Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges” conference on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Online registration is now open and can be accessed through the conference website:

The conference features presentations by invited speakers:

  • José Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Does language revitalization work? Lessons from Basque
  • Bernat Joan i Marí, Secretary of Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia
    Language policies for social cohesion
  • Jean-Luc Vigneux, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ch’Lanchron, author, singer, composer, translator
    Ch’Lanchron, a weed planted 30 years ago in Picardie
  • Colin Williams, Cardiff University
    The Mask of Piety: Reflections on Promotion and Regulation

In addition, competitively selected presentations will cover a wide range of topics and issues for minority languages and cultures, including attitudes, standardization, maintenance and revitalization, language policy, theoretical linguistics. The preliminary schedule is posted on the website ( For more information, contact

Reduced registration fees are available for IU affiliates. Contact for IU registration information.

We are seeking students who would be willing to help with set-up, preparation of conference packets, registration, and other such tasks.  If you are interested, please let us know by sending a message to

6. Graduate Student Exchange Program

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs has opportunities for Graduate Students to participate in one of our 10 Graduate Student Exchange Programs. This is a great opportunity to work on dissertation research, brush up on a foreign language, and meet exceptional faculty.  These opportunities are for anywhere from one semester to an academic year.

Free University of Berlin, Germany

University of Debrecen, Hungary

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Warsaw University, Poland

University of Seville, Spain

Application deadline: October 28, 2010

For more information see our website at:

7. DAAD Annual Grants

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), supports graduating seniors and graduate students for study or research in Germany in a broad range of academic disciplines.

Study Scholarships are available to highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth-year students in Canada), recent graduates and graduate students of all disciplines do independent study or to complete a full Master’s degree in Germany. The Study Scholarship is for 10 months and must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012). Students in degree-granting programs in Germany may receive an extension of up to one year for Master’s degrees. All study scholarship holders must take courses at a German university.

Research Scholarships are available to highly qualified PhD candidates (ABD or will have reached ABD status by the time of the grant period), and post-doctoral researchers for research at universities or institutes in Germany. Individuals wishing to complete a doctoral program in Germany should also apply for a Research Grant which can be extended up to three years. Research grants can either be short-term (1 – 6 months) or long-term (7 – 10 months). Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012). Short-term grants (one to six months) with the November deadline must be started between six and 12 months after the application deadline.

Application Procedure: Interested applicants need to go to the DAAD Web site ( and fill out the online application. Print out the application and send it to: Attn: Shawn Reynolds, Bryan Hall 104, 107 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405 along with ALL supporting documents. We must receive one original set of documents and three copies of all documents. Do NOT staple, laminate or bind the application in a folder (use of a binder clip is acceptable). One application form needs the applicant’s original signature. DAAD will make the final decision regarding selection for all candidates.

General guidelines for applying available here: DAAD Information Sheet for 2011-2012 Grants.

Awards: Air transportation, tuition, maintenance and book allowances, insurance.
Deadlines: October 13, 2010 – Fine Arts, Performing Music, Dance, Architecture
Deadlines: October 28, 2010 – All other Fields
Contact: Shawn Reynolds, OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; Phone: 812-856-9024; Fax: 812-855-6884; E-mail:

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