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Jul
31
Wed
2019 Virtual Student Federal Service Internships
Jul 31 all-day

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year we will offer nearly 3,000 positions with 50+ federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students from July 1 – 31 on USAJOBS.gov.  Real experience is waiting for students at NASA, the Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. All the projects on offer are here: http://vsfs.state.gov/ by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top! To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. 

Students play an important role in moving the government forward from analog to digital.  There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, foreign language expertise, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!  Students can apply to their top three projects from the list here: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects

Selected eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May.  This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad.  VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Aug
1
Thu
2019 William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants
Aug 1 all-day

Researchers may apply under one of the program’s two focus areas:

  • Improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth
  • Research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes.

Applicants can visit the William T. Grant website (http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants) to learn more about this opportunity. The next LOI deadline is August 1, 2019 at 3 pm est.

Sep
1
Sun
2019 Praxis Award Competition
Sep 1 all-day

Recognizing Excellence in Practitioner Anthropology

THE 2019 PRAXIS AWARD COMPETITION

Since 1981, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists’ (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award competition has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific endeavor. Ideal award candidates are anthropologists who can demonstrate the value of anthropological knowledge, theory and methods to solve problems addressed through public and/or private sector efforts (e.g., government, industry, or non-profit).

Award recipients will receive a $1000 prize and will be recognized at a Praxis Award ceremony and reception at the 2020 meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. For further information, requirements, and a list of past award recipients, please see https://wapadc.org/praxis. A brief pre-application (2 pages) is encouraged. Both the pre-application and full application templates are available on the Praxis Awards Guidelines page.

The competition is open to anyone holding an MA or PhD in any subfield of anthropology. WAPA strongly encourages submissions from individuals, mixed-discipline groups, or organizations where at least one anthropologist worked on and influenced the designated project. Entries are encouraged from anthropologists worldwide. All entries will be evaluated by an expert panel of anthropological practitioners.

Key Dates:

  • Optional pre-application deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Full application deadline: September 1, 2019
  • Awardees and other applicants notified: January 2020
  • Praxis award(s) presented: March 2020

Please direct questions to [email protected], noting Praxis in the subject line. Pre-applications and applications should be submitted to [email protected].

Sep
16
Mon
2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar Program
Sep 16 all-day

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is open and accepting applications for academic year 2020-2021!   Whether you plan to conduct independent research, teach students, or pursue a professional project, Fulbright makes a real and lasting impact. Fulbright Scholars return to their home institutions with enhanced career prospects, ideas for future collaborations, and a truly global perspective. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to share knowledge and serve as a cultural ambassador through Fulbright. The deadline to apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is September 16th, 2019.

 

There are many options for awards focusing on Anthropology and Archaeology including the following:

 

Australia: Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University)

Canada: Research Chairs in Indigenous Studies

Czech Republic: Fulbright-Palacky University Distinguished Chair

Egypt: American University in Cairo

India:  Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award (All Disciplines)

Peru: All Disciplines

Ukraine: Cultural Resource Management

Zambia: Multiple Disciplines – University of Zambia

 

For the full list of related awards, click here.

Join us for a live webinar focused on Fulbright US Scholar Program Opportunities including Anthropology and Archaeology. Register below:

Opportunities for U.S. Fulbright Scholar Applicants in Education and the Social Sciences

May 22, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Team
Contact: [email protected]

Sep
25
Wed
ACLS King Fellowship to Support Pre-Columbian Art History
Sep 25 all-day

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the H. and T. King Fellowship in Pre-Columbian Art History as part of our central ACLS Fellowship program. ACLS will begin naming King Fellows in 2020.

ACLS King Fellowships will support scholars whose research contributes to the understanding of art and its history in Pre-Columbian cultures of Latin America.

“We are enormously grateful to the King family for this generous contribution, which represents a new area for ACLS. We hope that this fellowship will foster innovative scholarship in the field of Pre-Columbian art history,” said Pauline Yu, ACLS president. The field of study is understood capaciously, to include material culture and architecture prior to European encounters, epigraphy, historical and documentary accounts, and ethnographic study that aids in our understanding of the visual culture of the period.

The fellowship will be awarded annually to scholars who apply through the central ACLS Fellowship program. ACLS Fellowships support research projects whose ultimate goal is a major piece of scholarly work. Awards range from $40,000 to $70,000 (depending on career stage) and are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve months to teaching and writing.

Application information will be available on our website by July 2019.

Contact: Matthew Goldfeder, [email protected]

Nov
1
Fri
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