It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but trust me, it’s been because I’ve been doing some really cool research that I can’t wait to post about once it’s farther along!
Anyhow, I got an e-mail from a man named Peter a little while back about his infographic, and I just got a chance to give it a look today. It’s all about ramen, and I thought you all would like to see it too. I think the layout is fun, and I love to learn the history of things we tend to take for granted. It’s been a few years since I’ve eaten ramen, but there was a time when all I ate was stuff from the food bank, supplemented by ramen. I know a lot of us in libraryland run across infographics all the time, so I thought I would use this as a chance to open up a discussion about them too: what makes a good infographic (or a not-so-good one)? Do you find the content or the design of the graphic more heavily influences your opinion?
Here is the link to Peter’s ramen infographic (the whole thing is a little big to fit here, but I’ve dropped a screen shot of the title area below to entice you). I personally think it’s pretty good, but I am curious to hear what other folks think as well.
It’s my favorite holiday, and I’ve found some pretty great funding sources that I hope will be helpful for readers. A pretty good start to the day! As always, let me know of any funding opportunities I’ve missed!
American Political Science Association: For work on human rights.
Institute for Supply Management: For research on purchasing or related subjects.
American Political Science Association: Presidents and executive politics.
Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science: short-term dissertation research funding.
Paper Awards, Internships, etc. for Graduate Students
American Sociological Association: Best student paper award. Also a dissertation award.
Middle East Program of Wilson Center (unpaid): Internships in Washington, D.C.
Brazil Institute Internships (paid and unpaid): Must have strong writing and language skills in English and Portuguese.
Mexico Institute Internship (paid): Must have strong skills in English and Spanish.
North Korea Documentation Project (unpaid): Internships doing research, library work.
Internships (unpaid): Cold War International History Project.
Young Explorers Grant Program: Through National Geographic. Foreign nationals and American citizens eligible to apply.
Student Research Grants: North Carolina Academy of Science.
Whitehall Prize: For essays on early American history.
Library and Information Studies/Computer Science
Medical Library Association: Grants and scholarships.
UNCF Undergraduate Scholarship: For Computing and Information Technology.
UNCF GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship: For graduate students in the biological sciences.
Digital Media Learning Competition: Call for proposals for research; dissertation funding.
Filby Award: For genealogical librarianship.
WGSS Award: For Women’s Studies librarianship.
CLS ProQuest Awards: For innovative academic librarians.
Engineering Libraries Division: Awards.
Kilgour Research Award: Development of information technologies relevant to storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information.
Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism: For work that evaluates news coverage of significant events.
Mary Lily Research Grants: Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.
Big Questions in Free Will Project: Funding for graduate students and new PhDs to attend seminars.
Colorado Humanities: For Humanities projects focusing on Colorado.
Social and Natural/Biological Sciences
American Sociological Association: Awards for publications and other activities. Also a dissertation award.
Early Career Faculty Award: American Society for Microbiology.
Comparative and Veterinary Special Section: Student travel award.
School of Advanced Research (Anthropology and Archaeology): Summer fellowships.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: High Altitude Observatory at NCAR.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows: For collaboration with researchers in Nordic countries.
Innovative Research Incentives Scheme: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; open to foreign applicants.
Travel Grants: For Australian and French students enrolled in a Cotutelle program.
British Society of Animal Science: Murray Black Award.
DeGruyter Study Grant: For the study of European librarianship by American librarians.
Cross Aegean Exchange Program: For Turkish students to study in Greece.
Henry Moore Institute awards: For those studying historic and contemporary sculpture.
Australian Institute of Criminology: Internships.
Rowntree Foundation: For research on employer behavior and poverty.
American School of Classical Study at Athens: A variety of positions open, including one for a librarian.
The British School at Rome: Fellowships and awards.
Churchill Memorial Trust: For Australian scholars.
Eurasian Fellowships: For US citizens in pre-dissertation, dissertation, and postdoc stages to do research.
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: For postdocs to conduct research in Japan.