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ASCSA National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Deadline: October 31, 2019
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 113,000 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 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in all fields relevant to the mission of the ASCSA 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. 2020-beginning of June 2021; 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 will 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 should use the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as their primary research base, but research may be carried out throughout Greece.
Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to application: 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:
- Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
- 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.
- Current curriculum vitae. If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
- 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.
- Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
- Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
- Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
- Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
- What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
- 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.
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
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.
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.
Grants will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars to about $5,000.
November 1 (letters of support due October 30); notification in early April.
Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; [email protected].
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research (for information and access to application portal)
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
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is seeking applicants for the 2020-21 fellowship year. Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of over 3,000 influential alumni.
Seeking candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career transformation, and a desire to enhance federal policy. Washington-based fellowships available in all three branches of federal government.
Application deadline is November 1. Apply today!
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.
Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of California, Los Angeles, a Sawyer Seminar grant for the theme, Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism. Led by Professors Ananya Roy, Leisy Abrego, Gaye Theresa Johnson, and Maite Zubiaurre, the seminar will support the gathering of a diverse range of scholars, artists, and activists from different disciplines and theoretical traditions in shared inquiry. Such work, taking place over the course of a year, from Spring Quarter 2020 through Winter Quarter 2021, will include public events, faculty and graduate student reading groups, artistic performances and exhibitions, and academic and public scholarship.
Thinking across Europe and the United States, the UCLA Sawyer Seminar will examine sanctuary policies and practices at the scale of cities. Situated at the present historical moment of resurgent white nationalism and xenophobia, Sanctuary Spaces will cast a light on migration regimes and state power as well as on the forms of local and transnational activism that create spaces of refuge. With a critical lens around histories of colonial dispossession and racial capitalism, this seminar series is ultimately concerned with the place of racial others – the border-crosser, the asylum-seeker, the refugee — in the liberal democracies of the West. What are the terms of inclusion, integration, community, and hospitality through which protection is extended to such racial others and what are the enduring limits of such protection? How does a critical understanding of Western humanism make possible frameworks of redress, justice, and democracy that take account of colonialism and imperialism?
The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, which will house the Sanctuary Spaces Sawyer Seminar invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be in residence at the Institute for the entire duration of the fellowship and to be a core part of the seminar. In addition to a research agenda that contributes directly to the Sanctuary Spaces Sawyer Seminar, the postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the faculty leaders to ensure the success of the year-long program. This will include convening faculty and graduate student reading groups, organizing public events in collaboration with university and community partners, mentoring graduate students, and conceptualizing, and contributing to, academic and public scholarship that disseminates the work of the Sanctuary Spaces Sawyer Seminar. Community partnerships are central to this endeavor and the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to build and deepen alliances in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
The Sanctuary Spaces postdoctoral fellowship will commence on January 1, 2020 and end on June 30, 2021. In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must provide evidence of completion of a doctoral degree by December 31, 2019 and within the past 10 years and must have no more than 5 years of cumulative postdoctoral research experience, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
Applicants must confirm that they will be in residence at UCLA during the entire duration of the fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship will be supervised by Ananya Roy, Faculty Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, and will also be connected to other faculty mentors, identified by applicants, at UCLA. Salaries for postdoctoral fellowships are set by UCLA and details on appointment types and scales can be found here.
- a full CV
- a 2-3 page statement outlining plans for postdoctoral research as well as potential contributions to the Sanctuary Spaces Sawyer Seminar
- a relevant publication or writing sample
- the names of, and contact information for, three references, including email addresses and phone numbers
- evidence of completion of doctoral degree by December 31, 2019 and within the past 10 years.
Applications must be completed by November 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST. References for short-listed applications will be contacted between November 15 and November 25, 2019.
Franklin Research Grants
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.
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.
From $1,000 to $6,000.
October 1, December 2; notification in January and March.
Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; [email protected].
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants (for information and access to application portal)
Russell Sage Foundation
*NEW* Pipeline Grants Competition
Applications Due: December 3, 2019
The Russell Sage Foundation has launched a new pipeline grants competition for early- and mid-career researchers in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The competition seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Early and mid-career faculty who have not previously received support from RSF in the form of a Trustee or Presidential research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF are eligible to apply. Please see the RFP for examples of research questions we are particularly interested in.
Questions should be directed to Stephen Glauser, Program Officer, at [email protected]
The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics. The mission of this 3-year fellowship is to prepare scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Appointments will commence in Summer 2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have received an MD, PhD, or equivalent prior to starting the fellowship. Scholars from historically underrepresented groups and scholars with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications are due December 10, 2019.
To learn more and apply: http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/elsipostdoc
Contact Emily Walters at [email protected] with questions.
M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund
Call for Proposals
Due December 20, 2019
The M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund honors Dr. Smith’s vibrant personality and her dedication to scholarship, mentorship, and the application of social science knowledge to real world issues. During her long career as an anthropologist, Estellie followed her intellectual curiosity through diverse subjects including Pueblo Indians, European societies, societal evolution, maritime anthropology, linguistics, and Portuguese communities. A past president of SEA, Estellie is fondly remembered for her generous attention to students, to whom she provided critical and helpful advice.
To celebrate Estellie’s spirit of mentorship and concern for pressing world issues, the M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund provides graduate student awardees small grants specifically to supplement dissertation fieldwork expenses (typically, $2000) and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference (typically, $500).
Applicants must demonstrate how their research will address the field of economic anthropology as well as significant and pressing world issues, offering potential theoretical or applied advances that could make the world a better place particularly for vulnerable peoples.
- Any student enrolled in an anthropology (or allied field) doctoral program, regardless of citizenship or nation, is eligible for the award.
- Funds must be spent on travel, field, or lab expenses directly related to the student’s dissertation, as approved by their academic advisor and committee, and all applicants must be ABD by the time the research would be conducted. Status and eligibility should be reflected in letters of recommendation.
- The funds are not intended for predissertation fieldwork or language study. For those seeking such funds, please apply to the SEA’s Halperin Memorial Fund Award.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the award by providing the following materials prior to the deadline listed below. All materials should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF via email to [email protected] by December 20, 2019. Awards are will be announced in early February.
- Proposal Cover sheet – template available on SEA website under AWARDS
- Abstract (100 words)
- Project description, 500 words or less about research goals, itinerary, primary research tasks, potential outcomes
- 300 word discussion of how the research will address significant and pressing world issues, offering potential theoretical or applied advances in economic anthropology that could make the world a better place particularly for vulnerable peoples.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of recommendation (included or under separate cover)
- Budget description, including detailed description of what this $2000 award will pay for; other sources of funding that the student has applied for, plans to apply for, or has received; and how remaining expenses will be covered.
- Before funds will be disbursed, the applicant must provide official documentation from their department of A.B.D. status (candidacy).
- Recipients receive $2,000 for PhD research, issued upon acceptance of the award and notification to the Treasurer of the SEA.
- Recipients receive a one-year membership in the Society for Economic Anthropology (for those already members of the American Anthropological Association).
Recipients receive $500 to supplement the costs of traveling to the SEA spring conference during the year following the research award to present a poster or paper on the dissertation research or background work