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Hoffman, Roald – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Even though the author and his colleagues are part of a major research university, they agonize, in meeting after meeting, over the 5 to 10-percent yearly cuts they need to make in their chemistry department's budget. By and large, those end up coming from education, not research, especially in faculty replacements and teaching assistants. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Research Universities, Professional Training
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The Fulbright Program is one of the most successful fellowship programs around. About 1,500 students and 1,300 scholars from the United States and abroad are studying and working on Fulbrights this academic year. But the U.S. State Department, which oversees the program, has been concerned in recent years about the lack of diversity among American…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment
Monaghan, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In this article, the author describes Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy, which offers a stately perch from which a few lucky scholars and artists can gaze at the Mediterranean and gather their thoughts making it so conducive to the study of arts and letters. The center provides scholars and artists midcareer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Centers, Fellowships, Aesthetic Education
Borrego, Anne Marie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Describes how some scholars are turning their backs on a federally financed language-training program (the National Security Education Program), which sponsors fellowships abroad, because of its links to the Pentagon. (EV)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Federal Programs, Fellowships, Government School Relationship
Magner, Denise K. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
In sciences, postdoctoral fellowships have become the terminal academic credential for a research career. Positions are supposed to be temporary, but amount to a holding pattern for many unable to find permanent jobs in research or needing to assemble the required publishing record. Some institutions are beginning to acknowledge this problem and…
Descriptors: Careers, College Faculty, Employment Practices, Fellowships
Jacobson, Robert L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A study of long-term doctoral student persistence patterns at Cornell University (New York) indicates students are more likely to complete their degrees, and in less time, if they receive fellowships rather than research or teaching assistantships, especially if fellowships are awarded in the first year. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship
Desruisseaux, Paul; McMillen, Liz – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1988
The Ford Foundation's increase, by almost one-fourth, of support to higher education is intended to reinvigorate college teaching, especially in the social sciences, and to improve opportunities for minority group faculty. Other new foundation efforts include support of a program to assist victims of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Faculty, College Instruction, Communicable Diseases
Bailey, Anne Lowrey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
There is a growing breed of academic administrator: faculty members, often with titles such as associate or assistant dean, whose primary responsibilities are in fund raising. An academic background helps fund raisers play a more important role in planning the future of their institutions. (MLW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, Donors
Bailey, Anne Lowrey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
The Harkness fellowships bring young students from Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand for graduate study, research, professional experience, and travel in the United States. Many past fellows have gone on to positions of leadership in government, business, academe, and the arts in their countries. (MSE)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Fellowships, Foreign Students, Graduate Study
Meyer, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Some colleges offer fellowships and grants to enable students to pursue academically relevant summer projects. Some summer fellowship programs emphasize public service works. Some students' summer programs are described including one student's work fighting blindness in Nepal. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Programs, Fellowships, Grants, Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Tables outlining federal financial support for higher education in the 1986 budget are presented including funds for the Department of Education and other federal agencies covering scientific research, health research and training, health professions, arts and humanities, and civil rights. (MLW)
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
The names, affiliations, destination countries, and subject areas of the 1984-85 American scholars receiving awards for teaching or research in foreign countries under the Fulbright Program are listed according to subject area. (MSE)
Descriptors: Fellowships, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange
Burd, Stephen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
The implications of the 1998 Higher Education Act Amendments for students and institutions are summarized, including those for federal student financial aid programs, loan guarantee agency reforms, distance-education programs, student and institutional eligibility, campus crime, college costs, federal outreach and student service programs,…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Area Studies, Crime, Distance Education
Lively, Kit – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has contributed $58 million to improve journalism education since 1990, including endowment of 10 university chairs, fellowships for mid-career journalists, and scholarships for journalism majors. The endowed chairs are bringing respected journalists into academe. The foundation also donates to schools,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships, Financial Support
Pulley, John – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Reviews the activities and research projects in education supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Foundation's current emphases are on the humanities, campus diversity, granting fellowships, and working with premier institutions. Recent publications by Mellon staff have increased the visibility of the Foundation's activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Awards, Donors, Educational Finance, Fellowships
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