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The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Latino Center for Leadership Development are excited to share a call for proposals for research grants for up to $10,000 for scholarly research projects that have policy implications for the Latina/o population. Faculty with doctoral degrees and students enrolled in doctoral programs at higher education institutions, as well as individuals with doctoral degrees with positions in national and local research-based and public policy institutions and/or organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants may be from any academic discipline. Please see this Tower Center website for more information and for the application link.
Applications are due Friday, December 15, 2017.
The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.
The Newberry offers a variety of Short-Term Fellowship opportunities. Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted in the description, the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.
Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to [email protected].
Call for Applications from PhD Candidates
Greenberg Research Fellowship
Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies
Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship
Deadline: December 15, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.
Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing PhD candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The recipient will be required to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2018–2019 academic year.
Award decisions for each fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research with testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC. Each fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during the stay.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information: cagr.usc.edu.)
USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 30,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), writing sample, and recommendation letter from your PhD advisor by December 15th, 2017 to [email protected]. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.
To view the CAF, please visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/news/2017/11/19466-call-applications-2018-2019-research-fellowships-phd-candidates
Call for Letters of Intent for Two Fellowships Focusing on State Early Childhood Policy Sponsored by SRCD
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking letters of intent for two State Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2018–2019 academic year: the Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Post-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Childhood, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning
Beginning September 1, 2018, SRCD will be supporting up to four part-time, year-long Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellows with placements in state executive branch offices that work on state pre-kindergarten programs.This Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship is intended to be a part-time immersion experience in which graduate students will build skills in policy research and program implementation and develop a greater understanding of the interplay of science and policy. SRCD would expect academic mentors in the students’ home institutions and placement supervisors in their state executive branch placements to provide guidance to the State Policy Fellow. It is SRCD’s intent that state executive branch office will benefit from the expertise of a child development researcher, and academic mentors will benefit from a greater understanding of the research and program issues salient to the office. Mentors are not asked to design a project with the Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellow in advance, but to support the scholar as the immersion experience proceeds and the potential for bringing research and developmental expertise to the placement is clarified.
Program Requirements: Candidates must have completed two years of coursework in a doctoral program with a focus on child development, and must be in good academic standing. Coursework should include a focus on early learning and education. Candidates must confirm with their academic advisers that participation in the program would be in keeping with the requirements of their doctoral program and would not impede progress towards the degree. Participation in the program requires a commitment to participate in a placement in a state executive branch agency for an average of 20 hours per week for one year. Hours per week can vary across the academic year and summer as long as this variation is mutually agreed upon and the average is 20 hours per week over the course of the year. Candidates must be US citizens and SRCD members. A brief letter of intent of no more than three pages single-spaced is required as a first step. A letter of intent may be submitted jointly by a graduate student and an interested professor or university-based researcher, or may be submitted by a professor or university-based researcher interested in serving as the academic mentor for a Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellow. If submitted by an interested professor or university-based researcher alone, a specific pre-doctoral candidate does not yet need to be identified in the letter of intent. A selection committee will follow up with invitations for full applications. Among the requirements for the full application will be a letter of commitment from a state executive branch agency confirming that it will provide a placement. More information about the program and submission of letters of intent is available here.
Post-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Childhood
Beginning September 1, 2018, SRCD will be supporting full-time, year-long positions for two Post-doctoral State Policy Fellows with placements in state executive branch offices that focus on early childhood. This post-doctoral fellowship is intended to be an immersion experience in which child development scientists have the opportunity to build skills in policy research and implementation and develop a greater understanding of the interplay of science and policy. SRCD would expect academic mentors, who should be located in the same state as the placement, and placement supervisors in the state executive branch agency, to provide guidance to the State Policy Fellows. It is SRCD’s intent for state executive branch offices to benefit from the expertise of a child development researcher, and academic mentors to benefit from a greater understanding of the research and program issues salient to the office. Academic mentors are not asked to design a project with the fellow in advance, but to support the fellow as the immersion experience proceeds and the potential for bringing child development and research expertise to the placement office is clarified.
Program Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MD) in a discipline involving child development research. Candidates with expertise in family engagement, early math skills, and/or the development of dual language learners in early childhood will be prioritized, but placement activities may focus on early childhood policy more broadly. Candidates must have completed a doctorate no more than two years before the start of the fellowship, must be US citizens, and must be members of SRCD. A brief letter of intent of no more than three pages single-spaced is requested as a first step. Letters of intent should be submitted jointly by a post-doctoral candidate and a professor or senior researcher (at a university center or research organization) interested in serving as the academic mentor for the Post-doctoral State Policy Fellow. A selection committee will follow up with invitations for full applications. Among the requirements for the full application will be a letter of commitment from a state executive branch agency confirming that it will provide a placement. More information about the program and submission of letters of intent is available here.
Deadline to submit letters of intent: December 22, 2017
More information about the State Policy Fellowships is available online at https://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships-state. For questions, please email [email protected].
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.
Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA, or PhD) in spring 2017, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.
Program dates: June 24-August 9, 2018
Location: Manah, Oman
Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, DC and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, DC and their home city.
Classes: Held 8:00 am-1:30 pm Sunday to Thursday.
Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.
Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.
The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.
To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website. Applications due December 31, 2017
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) is offering 5 years of guaranteed funding for our PhD program on any aspect of the environment. Fellowship includes tuition, stipend and health insurance. Successful applicants will articulate a strong and clear research statement. Because admission to the doctoral program is very competitive, the match between applicant and potential faculty advisor is critical. Thus, it is important that applicants identify a member of the FES faculty with whom to work, and begin a dialogue with him or her about mutual interests and potential dissertation topics. Please visit http://environment.yale.edu/directory/faculty/ for faculty profiles.
THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2018-2019
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 130,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.
THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: PhD candidates and recent PhDs from colleges or universities in the US or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: PhD candidates or recent PhDs writing on Greece in the 1940s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Stipend of €1,000.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.
The next MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY will take place in July 2019.
Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and the Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens.
Please forward this announcement to eligible students or colleagues you may know who are working on a project in post-classical studies and encourage them to apply. For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/fellowships
MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2018-2021
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Purpose: For scholars associated with an ASCSA directed or affiliated project to conduct question- driven research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Priority will be given to projects that address substantive problems through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences, especially those projects directed toward human skeletal studies, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, or material sciences, or a combination of these disciplinary approaches.
Who May Apply: A project proposal is welcomed from anyone affiliated with any ASCSA archaeological project. This includes the two ASCSA directed archaeological projects at Ancient Corinth and the Athenian Agora, and any of the excavations or survey projects approved by the ASCSA Excavation and Survey Committee and awarded a permit by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply. A specific candidate for the fellowship must be named in the application, the principal investigator, who has received their PhD and has a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project.
Term: Three (3) years with the next term beginning early September 2018. It is expected that the successful applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during each of the three academic years (September to June 1).
Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months, for a total of 36 months. School fees included.
Application: Link to Programmatic Post-doctoral Fellowship application instructions at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/programmatic-post-doctoral-fellowship
- Cover sheet naming the project, the principal investigators, and the designated fellow, a short description of the project, and a brief summary of the designated fellow’s research qualifications
- Project Description (may not exceed 4 pages, double-spaced and Times Roman 12 pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Qualifications of the fellow to conduct the research, e) Timeframe
- Results of prior Wiener Laboratory research (if applicable)
4-6. References cited; Facilities, Equipment, and Other resources; Permits
- Curriculum vitae of the project PIs and the designated fellow following requested format
- Three letters of reference from scholars in the field
- Expected contributions to, and impact on, the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
E-mail: [email protected]
The award will be announced by March 15
MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS
Deadline: January 15
Purpose: To conduct short-term focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as part of a program of research that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.
Qualifications: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.
Term: Variable up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2018. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.
Compensation: Stipend up to $7000. School fees included.
Application: Link to Research Associate application instructions at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/research-associate-appointment
- Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project
- Project Description (may not exceed 2 pages, double-spaced and Times Roman 12pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Timeframe
- Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research
- References cited; Budget; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits
- Curriculum vitae following requested (No transcripts are required.)
- One letter of reference from a scholar in the field
- Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at [email protected] Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships
E-mail: [email protected]
The award will be announced by March 15.
This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2018 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.
(Note: this scholarship call only applies to the Off The Beaten Track summer sessions, for our spring programs we unfortunately don’t have grants available.)
– Undergraduate and graduate students
– PhD students
– Everyone with a genuine interest in anthropology
– Previous participants of the project
Selection is NOT based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In the past years even students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program received scholarships for the project.
Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta).
From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.
For some inspiration, please follow our Instagram account.
In the first stage:
- You are allowed to send in as many research ideas as you like. All submissions will compete equally.
- Applicants are asked to be creative, and to focus on why the research is valuable.
- Find some inspiration by following our hashtag #anthroresearchideas on Instagram.
- Browse through www.omertaa.org to find exemplary research papers of previous participants.
- There is a mandatory minimum of 2 proposals to be eligible.
After initial acceptance:
- Applicants will develop further one selected proposal under assistance of our tutors (via e-mail or Skype).
- Elaboration on feasibility, methodology and research layouts are to be fleshed out in this stage only.
- Final research proposals should be submitted within two months after initial acceptance.
How can I apply for this initial selection?
- Send us 2 or more research concepts (but at least two!).
- 150-250 words per research concept.
- Submitting can only be done through this online form.
- The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th, 2018.
Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.
When will you be notified?
Shortly after the deadline (January 5th), our scholarship board will decide on which 15 proposals make it to the next step. From there on you will be asked to further flesh out the selected proposal, you will get about six weeks to complete this. By mid March 2018 all candidates will be notified whether or not they received a (partial or full) scholarship.
We strongly recommend to register earlier because slots will be filled up soon. If you get a scholarship eventually, you will get it refunded.