"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
I invite Pedagogical Grammar teachers to use a new website: http://www.siu.edu/~cesl/teachers/pg/pdgra.html which is an attemp to give PG teachers feedback from the classroom about skills that new teachers will need. Please read, comment & contribute.
Cheers, Tom Levere CESL, SIU-Carbondale, C'dale IL USA firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.zianet.com/leverett/tom
NEH Fellowships, 2000-2001
Deadline: May 1, 1999
The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for 2000-2001 NEH Fellowships. These Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Applicants may be faculty members of colleges and universities, staff members of colleges and universities, or faculty and staff members of primary and secondary schools. Scholars and writers working independently or in institutions such as museums, libraries, and historical associations, or in institutions with no connection to the humanities, also are eligible to apply.
Projects supported by NEH Fellowships may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Such work might eventually produce scholarly articles; a monograph on a specialized subject; a site report; a translation, an edition, or a database; or another scholarly tool.
CITIZENSHIP: Applicants should be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholars affiliated with institutions granting the Ph.D. in the subject area of the project should apply to the Fellowships for University Teachers Program. Scholars affiliated with institutions no granting the Ph.D. in the subject area of the project should apply to the Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars Program. Applicants whose professional training includes a degree program must have received their degrees or completed all official requirements for them by the application deadline. Persons seeking support for work leading toward a degree are not eligible to apply, nor are active candidates for degrees. Further information on the two programs is available in the printed guidelines and on the Endowment's web site: <http://www.neh.gov>
TENURE AND STIPENDS: Tenure must cover an uninterrupted period of from six to twelve months. The earliest beginning date is January 1, 2000, and the latest is the start of the spring term of the 2000-2001 academic term, or April 1, 2001 for those who are not teachers. Tenure periods for teachers must include at least one complete term of the academic year. A stipend of $30,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for a grant period of nine to twelve months. A stipend of $24,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for a grant period of six to eight months.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: All applications must be postmarked on or before May 1, 1999. Please note that the Endowment does not accep applications submitted by fax or e-mail. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on their applications by mid-December 1999.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND INFORMATION :
Fellowships for University Teachers E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 202-606-8466
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-606-8467
Mail inquiries: NEH Fellowships, Room 318 National Endowment for the Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W. Washington, D.C. 20506