Unit Head Mailing 4-5-11

  1. Applications for 2011 Mawby Fellowship now being accepted
  2. CLAS Name Badges-CLAS Sustainability Initiative
  3. National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors awards
  4. Important Dates

1.  Applications for 2011 Mawby Fellowship now being accepted

Please note that this opportunity also applies to adjuncts.


The Mawby Fellowship provides the opportunity for one member of the Grand Valley State University teaching faculty to work with two undergraduate students on a research project addressing relevant issues related to philanthropic studies. The Mawby Faculty Fellow, once selected, will choose two Undergraduate Fellows with whom she or he will work. The topic of the research will focus on the intersection between any field of academic study and the theory and/or practice of philanthropy.

As a result of this research, the Mawby Faculty and Undergraduate Fellows will be required to produce an original, tangible product, such as a research paper, a creative work, or a thoughtful essay, which will advance the understanding of the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector.

The Fellowship is expected to last one year, although in some exceptional cases it may be extended over two years. Faculty Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend (or $2,500 per year over two years), which will cover all costs, including those for meetings and travel.

This award is open to all members of the GVSU faculty, including teaching Administrative/ Professionals and Affiliates. Undergraduate Fellows will be chosen from members of the GVSU junior class of 2011 - 2012.

All applications are due by April 11, 2011.

Click hereto download the Request for Proposals information and requirements.
Click hereto download the Mawby Fellowship Application

  2. CLAS Name Badges - CLAS Sustainability Initiative


A reminder that one of our CLAS sustainability initiatives was issuing name badges for all faculty and staff to use at events. We hope you will support our efforts by wearing your name badge to the CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration.

3 . National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors awards

As you may know, the National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience and graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 and higher for additional experience. The awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

We ask your assistance in informing students and faculty in your department of these opportunities by copying this message to each one.

Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at:

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

There are four review cycles annually. Upcoming deadlines are:

            May 1, 2011

            August 1, 2011

            November 1 2011,

            February 1, 2012

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

H. Ray Gamble
Director of the Fellowship Programs National Research Council The National Academies 5000 5th Street NW, Keck 568 Washington, DC 20001

4. CLAS Important Dates


   Important Dates Event Location
      April 6 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration Grand River Room, KC 11:00-2:00 p.m.
April 10 President's Honor Roll Data due Mary Schutten (
April 13 Student Scholars Day   April 18 Salary Conferences begin (tentative)   April 20 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. April 25 Banner Opens for Final Grading   April 25 Final Exam Week   April 30 Commencement  
May 3 Final Grades due by noon   May 4 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. May 5 Traverse City Commencement  

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