The Catholic University of America

Special Opportunities

Consortium Research Fellows Program: Research Fellow Opportunity
* Consortium Research Fellows Program invites undergraduate students enrolled in degree-granting programs in education, higher education administration, statistics, social science research, policy analysis, or a related field to apply for a Research Position with the national Defense University, Information Resources management College, Office of Registrar.
* Duties: responding to calls for data and preparing or overseeing the preparation of statistical reports on student characteristics, demographics, course enrollment, student attrition, and other administrative subjects, assisting with the development and analysis of various surveys, providing a range of general clerical and administrative duties, providing a variety of supply, support, and logistical services needed.
*Qualifications: creativity, flexibility, and the ability to seek out innovative solutions. Candidate must have the ability to work as an independent member of a team, to use various computer software packages, including Microsoft Office and other programs. The candidate also must have working knowledge of SPSS or SAS, basic research methods and descriptive statistics highly desirable, but not required. Also, the applicants must have an educational background in education, higher education administration, statistics, social science research, policy analysis, or a related field a plus. US citizenship is required.
*To apply: Forward a cover letter, your current resume, and two letters of recommendation from faculty to Dr. Robert Ruskin, Director, Consortium Research Fellows Program, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3926. You may Fax materials to 703-602-7722. Please call 703-998-7220 with any further questions.
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English Language Fellowship (ELF) Program
*The English Language Fellow Program fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries by sending talented, highly qualified US educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on ten-month fellowships to overseas academic institutions in all regions of the world. The program promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity abroad. Through US embassy projects, Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. The program is funded by the US Department of State, and places individuals with a Master’s degree with a focus in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics, in all regions of the world. Professional compensation and benefits package includes stipend, living allowance, travel expenses, and more. Applications are being accepted until all of the projects are filled.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
The James Madison Graduate Fellowship is a federal program that offers pre-service (as well as in-service) teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master's degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution. Junior Fellows have two years to complete full-time graduate studies at any accredited college or university in the country. After receiving their degree, Junior Fellows are required to teach in a secondary school for at least two years. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, but candidates only compete with candidates from within each state, not on a nation-wide basis. Full details of the fellowship, as well as applications, are available on the Madison Foundation's website. Applications are due each year on March 1st.