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Call for Applications from PhD Candidates
Greenberg Research Fellowship
Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies
Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship
Deadline: December 15, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.
Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing PhD candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The recipient will be required to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2018–2019 academic year.
Award decisions for each fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research with testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC. Each fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during the stay.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information: cagr.usc.edu.)
USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 30,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), writing sample, and recommendation letter from your PhD advisor by December 15th, 2017 to [email protected]. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.
To view the CAF, please visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/news/2017/11/19466-call-applications-2018-2019-research-fellowships-phd-candidates
ANR project ETKnoS (2016–2020)
Call for Applications for a post-doctoral position in Social/Cultural Anthropology
ETKnoS-Encoding and Transmitting Knowledge with a String
A comparative study of the cultural uses of mathematical practices in string-figure making (Oceania, North & South America).
ETKnoS is a four-year research project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR 16-CE27-0005-01). It is devoted to the study of “string-figure making” practices—which consist in producing a figure or design with a loop of string, by carrying out a succession of operations on this loop, using mostly fingers. Known of in numerous societies where an oral tradition prevails, this practice brings into play gestural sequences akin to algorithms, while enunciating terms and even specific stories or chants. The overall objective of ETKnoS is to understand the mathematical dimension of such practices, by considering their place in specific cultural and linguistic contexts (cf. http://www.sphere.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?rubrique170&lang=en).
Based on anthropological and ethnolinguistic analyses of data (to be) collected in several Oceanian societies (in Papua-New-Guinea and in Vanuatu), in South and North America (including the Arctic), ETKnoS examines the relationships between operational sequences and the words that are spoken or sung during these sequences. One particular goal here is to gain an improved understanding of the extent to which, in these societies, the practice of string-figure making constitutes/constituted a method for the organization and transmission of knowledge (be it mythological, cosmological, sociological geographical, etc.), involving the use of mathematical concepts.
ETKnoS’ interdisciplinary team is coordinated by ethnomathematician Eric Vandendriessche (CNRS), and currently includes two anthropologists (specialized in Inuit and Papua-New-Guinean societies), and two linguists (specialized in Inuit and Melanesian languages).
ETKnoS is soliciting applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in Anthropology which will be hosted at Paris Diderot University in the “Science, Philosophy, History” laboratory (SPHERE, UMR 7219, CNRS & Université Paris Diderot).
Planned duration of the position: 2 years, consisting in a one-year contract, renewable for a further 12 months pending a positive evaluation.
The appointment is expected to start March 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Net monthly salary from 2000 to 2500 euros, commensurate with experience.
To qualify for the position, candidates are required to have completed their PhD in Social/Cultural (or Linguistic) Anthropology, with a specialization in a South Amerindian society, preferably in the Amazon or in the Chaco. However, any application pertaining to oral tradition societies from South America will be carefully considered. The candidates should have significant experience in conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Experience in ethnolinguistic research and/or competence in an Indigenous language will be an asset.
The selected candidate will start out by reviewing and analyzing the existing sources (ethnographic, ethnological/ethnolinguistic and anthropological data) on string-figure making as practiced in a specific cultural area, determined by the candidate’s expertise. Subsequently the candidate will carry out ‘participant-observer’ ethnographic research over a significant period of time, in order to gather original data on string figure-making (i.e. the procedures leading to the figures, as well as any material concerning relationships with the cosmology, mythology, knowledge system and/or other practices of the designated group).
Applications should be sent no later than December 22, 2017 to Eric Vandendriessche.
They should include: an application letter, a short CV (2–3 pages, with a list of publications), a written sample of academic work (e.g., thesis and/or a recent paper), and contact information for two possible references (name, institution, email contact).
The result will be published on January 15, 2018.
For further information, please contact Eric Vandendriessche ([email protected]).
Call for Letters of Intent for Two Fellowships Focusing on State Early Childhood Policy Sponsored by SRCD
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking letters of intent for two State Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2018–2019 academic year: the Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Post-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Childhood, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning
Beginning September 1, 2018, SRCD will be supporting up to four part-time, year-long Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellows with placements in state executive branch offices that work on state pre-kindergarten programs.This Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship is intended to be a part-time immersion experience in which graduate students will build skills in policy research and program implementation and develop a greater understanding of the interplay of science and policy. SRCD would expect academic mentors in the students’ home institutions and placement supervisors in their state executive branch placements to provide guidance to the State Policy Fellow. It is SRCD’s intent that state executive branch office will benefit from the expertise of a child development researcher, and academic mentors will benefit from a greater understanding of the research and program issues salient to the office. Mentors are not asked to design a project with the Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellow in advance, but to support the scholar as the immersion experience proceeds and the potential for bringing research and developmental expertise to the placement is clarified.
Program Requirements: Candidates must have completed two years of coursework in a doctoral program with a focus on child development, and must be in good academic standing. Coursework should include a focus on early learning and education. Candidates must confirm with their academic advisers that participation in the program would be in keeping with the requirements of their doctoral program and would not impede progress towards the degree. Participation in the program requires a commitment to participate in a placement in a state executive branch agency for an average of 20 hours per week for one year. Hours per week can vary across the academic year and summer as long as this variation is mutually agreed upon and the average is 20 hours per week over the course of the year. Candidates must be US citizens and SRCD members. A brief letter of intent of no more than three pages single-spaced is required as a first step. A letter of intent may be submitted jointly by a graduate student and an interested professor or university-based researcher, or may be submitted by a professor or university-based researcher interested in serving as the academic mentor for a Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellow. If submitted by an interested professor or university-based researcher alone, a specific pre-doctoral candidate does not yet need to be identified in the letter of intent. A selection committee will follow up with invitations for full applications. Among the requirements for the full application will be a letter of commitment from a state executive branch agency confirming that it will provide a placement. More information about the program and submission of letters of intent is available here.
Post-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Childhood
Beginning September 1, 2018, SRCD will be supporting full-time, year-long positions for two Post-doctoral State Policy Fellows with placements in state executive branch offices that focus on early childhood. This post-doctoral fellowship is intended to be an immersion experience in which child development scientists have the opportunity to build skills in policy research and implementation and develop a greater understanding of the interplay of science and policy. SRCD would expect academic mentors, who should be located in the same state as the placement, and placement supervisors in the state executive branch agency, to provide guidance to the State Policy Fellows. It is SRCD’s intent for state executive branch offices to benefit from the expertise of a child development researcher, and academic mentors to benefit from a greater understanding of the research and program issues salient to the office. Academic mentors are not asked to design a project with the fellow in advance, but to support the fellow as the immersion experience proceeds and the potential for bringing child development and research expertise to the placement office is clarified.
Program Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MD) in a discipline involving child development research. Candidates with expertise in family engagement, early math skills, and/or the development of dual language learners in early childhood will be prioritized, but placement activities may focus on early childhood policy more broadly. Candidates must have completed a doctorate no more than two years before the start of the fellowship, must be US citizens, and must be members of SRCD. A brief letter of intent of no more than three pages single-spaced is requested as a first step. Letters of intent should be submitted jointly by a post-doctoral candidate and a professor or senior researcher (at a university center or research organization) interested in serving as the academic mentor for the Post-doctoral State Policy Fellow. A selection committee will follow up with invitations for full applications. Among the requirements for the full application will be a letter of commitment from a state executive branch agency confirming that it will provide a placement. More information about the program and submission of letters of intent is available here.
Deadline to submit letters of intent: December 22, 2017
More information about the State Policy Fellowships is available online at https://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships-state. For questions, please email [email protected].
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.
Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA, or PhD) in spring 2017, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.
Program dates: June 24-August 9, 2018
Location: Manah, Oman
Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, DC and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, DC and their home city.
Classes: Held 8:00 am-1:30 pm Sunday to Thursday.
Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.
Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.
The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.
To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website. Applications due December 31, 2017
The Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to anthropological understandings of socio-legal and cultural encounters. The journal develops ethnographic and theoretical approaches to a wide range of issues that reveal the significance and presence of legal phenomena in everyday life.
Articles, review essays, and book reviews published in the JLA emphasize innovative work and data-led analysis across a range of socio-political and socio-cultural legal contexts. The journal also considers, in broad terms, how the legal may enter into social constructions of persons and how the ‘legal’ might change meaning in terms of particular ‘everyday’ interpretations. Together with the journal’s forum section, the JLA draws on cross-disciplinary exchanges to demonstrate how anthropology can effectively contribute to the current debates on contemporary socio-legal and related issues.
The Journal of Legal Anthropology is being relaunched in 2018 with two issues yearly. The Journal has an open call for papers with articles currently being considered for one of the next four issues.
Papers accepted for review by January 2018 will be given priority for selection on successful reviews.
Please see the website for more details.
Position Title: Graduate Student Researcher
Status: Temporary (twenty-weeks, spring and summer internship)
Report to: Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, the Graduate Student Researcher will conduct a review and synthesis of relevant literatures and draft a whitepaper for a project on mental health issues in graduate education. The project aims to identify areas of potential scholarly inquiries that are critical in advancing programmatic and policy solutions for the graduate education community.
Position Requirements and Requisite Skills:
**Passion for higher education, particularly for graduate education is required. Interest in mental health issues among doctoral students and early career researchers, impact of mental health issues on their retention, degree completion, and future career success, and/or how they may seek and access care and support is an asset.
**Current enrollment as a full-time doctoral student at a U.S. accredited institution, studying relevant fields (e.g., counseling psychology, health communication, higher education, public health, sociology, etc.) is required. Advancement to candidacy is an asset.
**Excellent academic writing skills are required.
**Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.
**Proficiency in MS Office products and a reference management software is required.
Internship Term and Stipend:
**The term of employment is for approximately 20 weeks during Spring and Summer 2018, including 12 weeks of 50%-time work during the spring academic term and 8 weeks of full-time based work during the summer break. The start/end dates, as well as efforts during the spring academic term are negotiable.
**Compatible stipend for a graduate-level internship in Washington, D.C. This position will be based at the CGS office in Washington, D.C., however, a remote-work option is available during the spring academic term.
For full consideration, please send your letter of interest, abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages), writing sample (no longer than six pages), and one letter of recommendation as one PDF file on or before the close of business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, via this link: http://careers.cgsnet.org/jobs/10497274/graduate-student-researcher-temporary.
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) is offering 5 years of guaranteed funding for our PhD program on any aspect of the environment. Fellowship includes tuition, stipend and health insurance. Successful applicants will articulate a strong and clear research statement. Because admission to the doctoral program is very competitive, the match between applicant and potential faculty advisor is critical. Thus, it is important that applicants identify a member of the FES faculty with whom to work, and begin a dialogue with him or her about mutual interests and potential dissertation topics. Please visit http://environment.yale.edu/directory/faculty/ for faculty profiles.
THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2018-2019
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 130,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.
THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: PhD candidates and recent PhDs from colleges or universities in the US or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: PhD candidates or recent PhDs writing on Greece in the 1940s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Stipend of €1,000.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
The next MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY will take place in July 2019.
Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and the Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens.
Please forward this announcement to eligible students or colleagues you may know who are working on a project in post-classical studies and encourage them to apply. For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/fellowships
MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2018-2021
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Purpose: For scholars associated with an ASCSA directed or affiliated project to conduct question- driven research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Priority will be given to projects that address substantive problems through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences, especially those projects directed toward human skeletal studies, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, or material sciences, or a combination of these disciplinary approaches.
Who May Apply: A project proposal is welcomed from anyone affiliated with any ASCSA archaeological project. This includes the two ASCSA directed archaeological projects at Ancient Corinth and the Athenian Agora, and any of the excavations or survey projects approved by the ASCSA Excavation and Survey Committee and awarded a permit by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply. A specific candidate for the fellowship must be named in the application, the principal investigator, who has received their PhD and has a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project.
Term: Three (3) years with the next term beginning early September 2018. It is expected that the successful applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during each of the three academic years (September to June 1).
Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months, for a total of 36 months. School fees included.
Application: Link to Programmatic Post-doctoral Fellowship application instructions at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/programmatic-post-doctoral-fellowship
- Cover sheet naming the project, the principal investigators, and the designated fellow, a short description of the project, and a brief summary of the designated fellow’s research qualifications
- Project Description (may not exceed 4 pages, double-spaced and Times Roman 12 pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Qualifications of the fellow to conduct the research, e) Timeframe
- Results of prior Wiener Laboratory research (if applicable)
4-6. References cited; Facilities, Equipment, and Other resources; Permits
- Curriculum vitae of the project PIs and the designated fellow following requested format
- Three letters of reference from scholars in the field
- Expected contributions to, and impact on, the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
E-mail: [email protected]
The award will be announced by March 15
MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS
Deadline: January 15
Purpose: To conduct short-term focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as part of a program of research that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.
Qualifications: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.
Term: Variable up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2018. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.
Compensation: Stipend up to $7000. School fees included.
Application: Link to Research Associate application instructions at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/research-associate-appointment
- Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project
- Project Description (may not exceed 2 pages, double-spaced and Times Roman 12pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Timeframe
- Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research
- References cited; Budget; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits
- Curriculum vitae following requested (No transcripts are required.)
- One letter of reference from a scholar in the field
- Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at [email protected] Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships
E-mail: [email protected]
The award will be announced by March 15.