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Visiting Professor Program
Feb 17 all-day

The Advertising Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program (VPP)

Application Deadline

January 31, 2017



The VPP is a seven-day fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. It allows professors and industry to develop a mutually beneficial relationship and to share research.  The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia.  Professors witness first-hand the day-to-day operations of a company, while bringing academic expertise to that company.  In addition, host companies tap into research and expertise from an academic POV as well as establishing a pipeline to students for internships and jobs.



1)  Two-day Orientation w/four companies: (½ –day at each company) – June 8-9, 2017

2) Individual fellowship with host companies: June 12-16, 2017

3) Lunchtime Talk on his/her area of expertise and how it relates to advertising.  Talks should be 20 minutes maximum, include advertising and be concise.  Note: With the professor’s permission, the Talk may be videotaped for streaming on

4) Contribution of a fresh perspective and critical thinking to a relevant issue for the host company

2017 VPP:       June 8 -16

Professors are chosen by the VPP Selection Committee and will hopefully be placed with host companies in Chicago, New York City and other major cities. Apply only if your academic and personal responsibilities allow you to participate for the full two weeks.   


Notification:    April 2017

Those who are placed with a host company must have a conversation with the host company to discuss mutual objectives prior to the program.


Housing and Expenses

Housing is provided to professors who are traveling from another state.  Professors who reside in the host city are expected to provide their own housing.   All professors will receive a stipend. Professors pay for travel to and from the host city, as well as out-of-pocket expenses.



Visit the On-Campus section on to apply.  Complete the VPP application; upload your CV, statement and two-minute video (see details below).   


Statement and supporting items

Your statement and research will help a potential company determine your fit within their organization.  Please be concise when making your points and limit your statement to 500 words maximum.   It is very important to succinctly communicate the topic of your Lunchtime Talk – 20 minutes (not including Q & A ).   Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be mailed and postmarked by January 31, 2017.   Letter of recommendation is not accepted via fax or email.


Two-minute video

Your two-minute video will also help a potential company determine your fit within their organization.  Videos shot with a cell phone or a computer’s webcam are acceptable.  We are not looking for sleek, professional videos.  Please hold cell phones horizontally when making your video and please send it via Dropbox.  Videos must cover one of the following topics below:


  • Most interesting teaching moment or research finding in your career
  • Most interesting/surprising/impressive example of advertising/marketing that has caught your eye in the past year or two, and why
  • Discuss something about you that is not on your application
  • What is your passion?
  • Most striking thing you have noticed about student culture today on your campus, especially as it contrasts with student culture from your own days as an undergrad.
  • A teaser about your Lunchtime Talk/Research


Final notes

  • Check your calendars before submitting an application as you are expected to be available for seven days.
  • Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise.
  • The number of placements in the VPP depends upon the number of companies willing to host a professor.
  • Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program.
  • Professors who are placed should know that programs will differ – no two programs will be alike.
  • Please do not apply if you have applied more than three times.
  • The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the United States.


The VPP… a beneficial experience for academia and the industry!

Contact:  Sharon Hudson, Vice President, Program Manager, at [email protected] or 646-708-8114

2017-2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Studies Initiative (NASI) Fellowships
Mar 1 all-day

The American Philosophical Society Library invites applications for three new fellowships under a grant received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Studies Initiative (NASI).

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline for all is March 1, 2017 and all materials must be submitted online. Full details can be found in the links below.

Long-term Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

For more information and to apply:

Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship

A one-year, residential fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers, including tribal college faculty members and others who work closely with Native communities. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

For more information and to apply:

Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships

A new research fellowship aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of indigenous people of North America. These Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American and indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.

For more information and to apply:

Call for Film Projects for AAA Film Pitch Workshop
Oct 15 all-day



Are you currently working on a film? Are you interested in getting feedback?

Are you interested in ethnographic film production but not yet ready to share a project in progress?

Due to the enormous success of the 2016 Pitch Session, we are once again convening a FILM PITCH Workshop at the 2017 AAAs.  Please join us for the Second Annual Society for Visual Anthropology FILM PITCH workshop, December 1, 1-5 PM.


This workshop uses the pitch format of documentary film festivals in which filmmakers pitch their work-in-progress to a jury of funders, distributors and award winning filmmakers. For each film presented, the jury will provide feedback including strategies for visualizing anthropological content and suggestions for developing your narrative and structure. Other discussion topics include conceptualizing your audience, and opportunities and strategies for funding and distribution.

Pre- Selected filmmakers will give a 10 minute presentation of their project, that includes a description of the story, themes, research, visual style, plans for completion and a short video sample. Our workshop format is intended to encourage lively discussion between jurors, other workshop participants and the presenting filmmakers. Discussion will address both the effectiveness of the pitch and the substance of the film project. Jury and audience awards.

The goals of the workshop are:

  1. To model how to present a film project to potential collaborators, funders & distributors.
  2. To provide concrete strategies for turning research into visually compelling stories.
  3. To direct participants to funding and distribution opportunities.

Pitch jurors TO BE ANNOUNCED.


Two ways to participate in this workshop

PITCH YOUR PROJECT: Whether your project is in development, production, or in rough cut stage, this is an opportunity to get feedback on your work-in-progress from a jury with expertise in anthropological filmmaking, funding and distribution. Seven filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) will be selected to pitch projects. Those interested in presenting their film project should send a brief Pitch Proposal (see below) to Alice Apley ([email protected]) by October 15, 2017. The organizers will select a mix of experienced to first-time filmmakers.

NONPITCHING WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: As a workshop participant, you can observe the pitches, join the discussion about the projects in progress, learn from the pitches, get ideas, and plan for a future visual project.


Pitch Proposal

If you are interested in pitching, send a one-page description of your project and a video sample. It should include:

  • Short synopsis describing the significance of the project, brief discussion of the issues, themes and story you will explore, and the visual style of the film (e.g. observational, experimental documentary etc).
  • Your bio, including your unique qualifications for completing this project successfully, such as knowledge, skills, access or history of involvement with the characters and/or subject matter.
  • Please also include a short status report describing where you are in the research, development and/or production process, what work has been completed and a brief timeline.
  • Production-related photo (optional).

Also send a trailer, teaser, or clips via a single streamable link of film footage or visuals (still or moving). (7 minutes maximum)

For questions, email Alice Apley, [email protected] or Sarah Elder, [email protected]