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Predoctoral Fact Sheet – Ford Fellowship February 9, 2013

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The 2013 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship competition is CLOSED and no longer accepting applications.

In 2013, the Ford Fellowship program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support  for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

via Predoctoral Fact Sheet – Ford Fellowship.

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Smithsonian Fellowship Opportunities February 9, 2013

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The following section includes descriptions of fellowships, internships and other programs available at the Institution. Please take note of specialized fellowships and their respective places of contact.

As part of its mandate for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” including the diverse ideas, skills, and cultures of our nation, the Smithsonian Institution pursues policies of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. Smithsonian fellowships and internships are awarded on the basis of these policies. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs.

Scholars and students with outside sources of funding are also encouraged to utilize the Institution’s resources and facilities. The Office of Fellowships can facilitate visiting appointments in such cases provided that the investigator obtains approval from the staff member with whom he/she would consult.

via Smithsonian Fellowship Opportunities.

Map Makeovers: How to Make Your Map Great | Esri Video February 9, 2013

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Map Makeovers: How to Make Your Map Great | Esri Video.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free February 8, 2013

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

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Active reading – Skills for OU Study – Open University February 7, 2013

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‘SQ3R’ stands for the five steps involved.

SKIM through the text quickly to get an overall impression.

QUESTION. If you are reading it for a particular purpose (for example, to answer an assignment), ask yourself how it helps. Also ask questions of the text: Who? What? Where? When? How?

READ. Read the text in a focused, and fairly speedy way.

REMEMBER. Test your memory – but don’t worry if you can’t remember much.

REVIEW. Read the text in more detail, taking notes. Use your own words.

via Active reading – Skills for OU Study – Open University.

Writing to Learn History: Annotations and Mini-Writes | Teachinghistory.org February 7, 2013

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What Is It?

Pre-writing strategies that help students understand content, think historically, and prepare for culminating writing assignments.

via Writing to Learn History: Annotations and Mini-Writes | Teachinghistory.org.

Innovation is prologue for National Archives’ future | FedScoop February 2, 2013

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The app, what she calls the “Pocket Archivist,” is an example of the type of collaboration that gets America closer to “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” says Wright.“We would like to create an app for engagement,” she said. “We want to create a simple tool for citizens that will allow them to contribute to our mission of providing better access to our records. And the records we are talking about are the permanent records of the federal government. We hold American history in our hand. We want to share it, and we know there are citizens who want to help.”

via Innovation is prologue for National Archives’ future | FedScoop.