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Mar
1
Wed
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: https://amphilsoc.org/mellonpredoc.


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: https://www.amphilsoc.org/mellonpostdoc.


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: https://www.amphilsoc.org/mellondks.

Jun
13
Tue
Take a Survey: Impacts of Caregiving on Academic Career Trajectories
Jun 13 @ 6:23 pm – 7:23 pm

We would like to invite you to participate in a survey aiming to understand the impacts of caregiving on academic career trajectories. We are seeking survey responses from anthropologists in all career phases (e.g. student, post-bachelor, Masters, PhD) and domains (e.g., academic, applied, on leave, retired, working). If you previously began a survey but were unable to complete it at that time, we would especially invite you to do that now: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work.

The Carework in the Academy Initiative met at the 2015 & 2016 AAAs with concerns and questions about how career trajectories are impacted by policies and practices that affect us as caregivers of children, parents, partners, and other special people in our lives. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to share your responses on our website, where we currently share best practices and resources related to caregiving in academia across institutions as they relate to advancement barriers and strategies for negotiating with institutions.

The survey can take as little as 10-15 minutes, or longer depending on the length of descriptive responses you choose to share about your caregiving and work-life experiences. If you can’t finish the survey in one sitting, you can return to it later to complete it.

Thank you!

The Academic Carework & Carework in the Academy Initiative
Jill Fleuriet, Rebecca Galemba, Nikky Greer & Sallie Han

Follow this link to the survey site:  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work

Check out our website here: https://academiccarework.wordpress.com

 

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

CALL FOR FILM PROJECTS for AAA FILM PITCH WORKSHOP

 

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.

A PITCH SESSION FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKERS: DEVELOPING YOUR STORY, INTEGRATING YOUR RESEARCH, FINDING FUNDING AND DISTRIBUTION

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]