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Oct
1
Tue
Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion
Oct 1 all-day

The Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion is dedicated to the publication of first books by early career scholars working in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Submissions can be on any aspect of the study of religion, including the study of secularism. Prize-winners will be invited to IRCPL to participate in a workshop and the books will appear in IRCPL’s series, “Religion, Culture, and Public Life,” published by Columbia University Press.

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2019.

Eligibility

The international competition is open to scholars working in the social sciences and humanities. Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  1. Authors must have received the PhD on or after January 1, 2012.
  2. The manuscript must be single-authored.
  3. The submission must be the author’s first book (excluding edited books).
  4. The manuscript must not be under consideration at any other press.


Timeline

October 1, 2019: Deadline for submission
November 2019: Notification by selection committee of short list
November 2019 – February 2020: Short-listed manuscripts peer reviewed by Columbia University Press
March 2020: Prize winners announced by IRCPL
May 2020: Workshop for winning books at Columbia University

Submission Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials to Marianna Pecoraro at [email protected]. Please merge application form, CV and book précis into one PDF file; the book manuscript should be sent as a separate PDF file. All file names should include the applicant’s last name.

  1. Completed application form (found here).
  2. Brief CV. Maximum 2 pages. Please include contact details for two references.
  3. Book Précis. Maximum 2000 words. Please include: (a) Title; (b) Abstract; (c) Full description (thesis, purpose, methodological approach, and intended contribution to literature); (d) Chapter outline; and (e) Market considerations and intended audience.
  4. Full Book Manuscript, including low-res images (if applicable).
Oct
10
Thu
2020-21 National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship Competition
Oct 10 all-day

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 10, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit the link below.

https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/

Oct
18
Fri
UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship
Oct 18 all-day

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019

 

Early career scholars that are doing critical interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues are encouraged to apply for a fellowship to attend the 2nd Annual UCI Global Studies Conference. The conference will be held January 31 – February 1, 2020 and will be hosted by the Department of Global & International Studies at the University of California Irvine.

The purpose of the UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship is to support professionalization in the field of Global Studies, including successful publishing, by fostering quality mentorship for junior scholars.

Successful applicants will present a work in progress to a panel of distinguished scholars. Panel mentors will comment on the Fellow’s work, making suggestions intended to increase the likelihood it will be accepted for publication. Topics of discussion could include the kinds of questions being asked, relevant literature in the field, appropriate conclusions, significance of the work, avenues for further research and funding, and specific journals or publishers to which the work could be submitted.

UC Irvine will provide successful applicants with travel and lodging at the conference.

Scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds including women, minorities, Indigenous scholars, as well as scholars from the global south, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Submission Details

Eligibility
Early career scholars, including pre-tenure assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, recent Ph.D. and advanced graduates (ABD), are eligible to apply.

Dates
Deadline for applications is Friday, October 18, 2019.

Requirements

  1. Online Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Article or book chapter in progress with abstract*
  4. A one-page research statement
  5. One copy of student’s transcript (student applicants only)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (the name of one recommender who is well acquainted with your academic work)

* Applicants must submit with their application a full draft of a work in progress that they will present at the conference. The work could be a journal article or book chapter that is to be submitted for publication to a peer review journal or academic press.\

To apply please visit: https://www.globalstudies.uci.edu/conference/index.php

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Eve Darian-Smith, [email protected]

Nov
1
Fri
2020 Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Nov 1 all-day

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research


Scope
The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility
Grants will be available to doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes. Master’s candidates, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.

Award
Grants will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars to about $5,000.

Deadline
November 1 (letters of support due October 30); notification in early April.

Contact 

Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; [email protected].

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research (for information and access to application portal)

2020-2021 Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
Nov 1 all-day

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites around 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2020-2021 the focus will be “Science and the State.” The application deadline is November 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted through the Institute’s online application system, which opens June 1 and can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

Modern science and the modern state are inextricable and co-emergent. Indeed, the rise of the state form has been accomplished through the ways of knowing and extracting that scientific analysis makes possible—including classification, hierarchization, quantification, and reductionism. But while the production of science and the formation of the state are relatively well studied, much remains to be understood about the relationships between the two—how states support, use, and regulate sciences, and how the sciences support the structure, function, and legitimacy of states.

What have been the historical processes involved in the intertwined development of states and sciences, and how much have they varied across national contexts? While the state remains the driver of both private and public sector technoscience in certain societies, what has its role become in many others, where scientific innovation is increasingly seen as the purview of the private sector? As we today face issues and crises, from human gene-editing to climate change, that supersede provincial  boundaries—even  as  forms  of  violence and social control enabled by science continue to be operationalized by nation-states— what forms of transnational oversight may be required? How might state engagement with the natural and social sciences, such as the use of “nudge units” and “evidence- based” claims in legislation and governance, necessitate new understandings of the relationship between states and sciences? How does the corporate world respond to increasing demands  from both the state and citizens for social responsibility and ethical practice with regard to science and technology? These are some  of  the  questions  that will be addressed by the various disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

Applications from scholars working outside the theme are also encouraged.

The program will be led by

Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in collaboration with

Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study

Nov
4
Mon
SAR 2020-2021 Resident Scholar Fellowships
Nov 4 all-day

The School for Advanced Research is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Resident Scholar fellowships term

 

Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, Latino/a Studies, and Native Studies and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. Fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to five or six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The tenure runs from 9/1/20 to 5/31/21 and includes a stipend and low-cost housing.

The deadline for application is November 4, 2019.

For more information, please visit scholar.sarweb.org.

Dec
2
Mon
2020 Franklin Research Grants
Dec 2 all-day

Franklin Research Grants

Scope
This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award
From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines
October 1, December 2; notification in January and March.

Contact 

Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; [email protected].

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants (for information and access to application portal)

Jan
8
Wed
2019-20 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions
Jan 8 all-day

The 2019-20 ACLS competitions are now open for programs with fall deadlines. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at https://www.acls.org/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-and-Deadlines.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 25, 2019, 9pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several named awards and Project Development Grants)
*Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 23, 2019, 9pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

November 6, 2019, 9pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Predissertation Travel Grants to China
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
*Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
*Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding

November 13, 2019, 9pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

January 8, 2020, 9pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

Feb
1
Sat
2020 APS Library Fellowships
Feb 1 all-day

Library Long-Term Predoctoral Fellowships

Scope

The American Philosophical Society Library seeks applicants for one-year residential fellowships to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research in three areas of study. One fellowship will be awarded in each of these programs: the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) Fellowship, the Friends of the APS Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840), and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Fellowship.

Eligibility

The program is designed for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applicants whose research overlaps any of the three available categories may submit applications to all pertinent programs

Stipend

$25,000 for a 12-month period.

Deadline

February 1; notification by April 15.

Contact

[email protected]

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships

 

Library Resident Research Fellowships

Scope
The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society’s collections.

Eligibility
Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society’s collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates whose normal place of residence is farther away than a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. Applicants do not need to hold the doctorate, although Ph.D. candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.

Stipend
$3,000 per month; notification in late April.

Contact

[email protected]

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships

Mar
2
Mon
2020 Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
Mar 2 all-day

Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research


Scope
For research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, focusing on the continental United States and Canada. Given for a maximum of one year from date of award to cover travel, tapes, and consultants’ fees.

Eligibility
Applicants may be graduate students pursuing either a master’s or a doctoral degree; postdoctoral applicants are also eligible.

Award
From $1,000 to $3,500.

Deadline
March 2; notification in May.

Contact 

Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; [email protected].

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips-fund-native-american-research (information and access to the application portal).