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THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION’S HIGHEST HONOR
The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation for promising, early-career researchers. The annual award has been bestowed upon early career scientists and engineers since 1975, when Congress established the award to honor the agency’s first director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, 40 years of age or younger, or no more than 10 years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degrees by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on their field.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sherrie B. Green, Program Manager
Email: [email protected]
To nominate a candidate, please go to: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards
Information on the award and past recipients is also available at: www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new initiative to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities. The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities.
Inspired by the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which demonstrates the dynamic value of doctoral education by placing recent humanities PhDs in top nonprofit and government organizations, the Scholars & Society program will encourage faculty to explore connections between humanities research and broader society while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The fellowships also provide resources and training that will enable fellows to incorporate best practices of public scholarship into doctoral education on their campuses. ACLS developed the program in consultation with academic and nonprofit leaders with extensive experience in the realm of publicly engaged scholarship.
“Just as ACLS strives to increase funding for core humanities research through a variety of fellowship and grant programs, we also recognize the urgent need to promote the broader circulation of that knowledge across all sectors of society,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We look forward to supporting scholars who can be ambassadors for the humanities beyond their campus communities, and who will instill an ethos of reflective public engagement in their scholarship for years to come.”
The fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in PhD-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. In the pilot year of the program, ACLS will award 12 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs.
The goal of the fellowship year should be a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue in society, such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; environmental change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name just a few possibilities. Fellows will select host organizations based on their capacity to advance their research.
Fellows will participate in two workshops over the course of the fellowship year. These workshops will encourage collaboration between scholars and organizations engaged in public scholarship and will support institution-building efforts to train humanities faculty and doctoral students who are interested in developing research agendas that have purchase both inside and outside of the academy.
Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program, including eligibility criteria and FAQ, is available online here. The application deadline is October 24, 2018.
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 107,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 146,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and houses an archaeological sciences laboratory at the main campus in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study collections.
Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 57 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture and art history who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline.
Terms: Two to four fellows will be selected for awards of 4, 5, or 9 months duration. The monthly stipend per fellow is $4,200 allocated from a total pool of $75,600 per year. Applicants should indicate their preference for the length and dates of tenure of the award to coincide with the American School’s academic year: 9 months, Sept. 2019-beginning of June 2020; 4 months, Sept. – Dec.; 5 months, January to the beginning of June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is also required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles directly to the NEH.
NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece).
Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115299/associate-membership-with-fellowship-application
The following items should be included in the application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1. Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2. A statement of the project (up to five pages, single spaced), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3. Current curriculum vitae. If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4. Names of three recommenders who are individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees. Instructions for recommenders to submit letters will be sent through the application portal. Please make sure your recommenders have submitted their letters by November 4. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out successfully.
The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2. Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3. Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4. Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5. What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6. Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
ACOR Publication Fellowship – Temple of the Winged Lions
An award of a Fellowship for six months for a scholar with a recent Ph.D (2015 or later) or a scholar who will have submitted their Ph.D thesis by December 31, 2018. A strong research background in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East is preferred. With the support of ACOR staff, the Fellow is expected to help assess the archive and related artifacts from the Temple of the Winged Lions (American Expedition to Petra and TWLCRM Initiative) housed at ACOR to help prepare a grant application for a multi-year collaborative research and publication project. The Fellow is expected to carry out a bibliographical review of the Temple of the Winged Lions and prepare a report that draws upon key research questions associated with the site, as well as recommendations based on their assessment of the material. The Fellow will also be expected to carry out their work alongside ACOR staff, and in close collaboration with the ACOR Associate Director/TWLCRM Initiative Project Director, ACOR Archivist, and Project Interns. Experience with artifacts and archival materials in physical and digital form is desirable.
The award for six months is $25,200, which includes room and board at ACOR, return transportation to Jordan, and a stipend. The Fellow must be resident at ACOR, Amman, Jordan. during the Fellowship period. Open to non-US citizens. Applicants must use their award between January 15, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2018 through the CAORC Grants Application Portal. To apply, you must first create an account on the CAORC portal before selecting this fellowship and submitting your application online: https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/
For enquiries, please write to [email protected]
Personal Statement: Please prepare a summary document in no more than 500 words to explain why you should be considered for this Fellowship, including a summary of your skills and experience relevant to the role.
Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two (2) letters of recommendation. You will be able to send a link to your recommenders via the application website and they will then be able to upload their letters. Ph.D. candidates must have one letter from an Academic Advisor with a signed Academic Advisor form. All references must be in English. Do not submit more than two letters of recommendation. Please remove all password protections from transcripts prior to submission.
Curriculum Vitae: Three (3) pages maximum. Additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee. Please ensure that prior awards and language capacity are clearly noted.
The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society’s collections. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/search-collections.
The APS Library invites scholars to apply for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships to do research in the collections. Fellowships are offered for short-term and long-term opportunities, for subject-specific research, and in digital humanities.
Variable by program.
TBD, but should range from February 1 to March 1.
Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2019.
Apply online for these fellowships https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/
NEH Fellowship: One award of six months for scholars who have a Ph.D. or have completed their professional training. Fields of research may include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for six months is $25,200. Awards must be used between May 15, 2019 and June 30, 2020. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
ACOR-CAORC Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Middle Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $23,800. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to three awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship as well as individuals who graduated less than 12 months before February 1, 2019 and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall 2019.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or for research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $2,000 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or for research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: Two awards for one month each or one two-month award for residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality, except Jordanian, who are participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.
Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either eight weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $400. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $2,000 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student participating on an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Russell fellowship is only open only to enrolled graduate students of non-Jordanian nationality.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,250 towards educational assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Sauer fellowship is only open to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.
Frederick-Wenger Memorial Fellowship: Two awards of $1,500 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.
Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the upcoming academic year, i.e. the period May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics/epigraphy, history, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.
Deadline for the following scholarship is February 1, 2019.
See the application instruction for this scholarship:
Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR’s website (www.asor.org/am) by February 1, 2019. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee.
Please Note: NEH, CAORC, MacDonald and Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.