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Sep
27
Wed
Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship
Sep 27 all-day

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 27, 2017

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on four successful grants cycles, through which more than sixty-five individual fellowships totaling nearly 2.5 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately fifteen grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects.

In addition, working closely with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a short-term fellowship opportunity in 2018—the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen (approximate residency dates: April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars critical support, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2018 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, and illicit flows).

Invitational priorities for the 2018 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:

–          Afro-Asian Connections

–          Environmental Humanities

–          Religious Networks

–          Migration/Refugees

–          Resources & Archives

This does not preclude proposals on other topics.

Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:

–          Movements of Knowledge

–          Transregional Populisms

–          Religious Networks

This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.

Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in late fall 2017. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen-month period between May 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.

Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in late fall 2017.

The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship.

Sep
28
Thu
America Solidaria: Priority Deadline
Sep 28 all-day

Fellowship deadline: America Solidaria 

Priority deadline: September 28, 2017

Final deadline: January 15, 2018

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for our two annual fellowship cycles in March and September. For full consideration, apply by September 28th using the following online application.

Serve for a year in a capacity-building development project with a marginalized community in a Latin American country!

Requirements:
-Undergraduate degree in hand

-Professional fluency in Spanish

-Some experience in the field preferred

-Age range: 23-35 years old

The program includes:
-Two-week orientation
-Flight and visa support
-Insurance
-Stipend to cover living expenses

For more information, visit our website.

Oct
15
Sun
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
Oct 15 all-day

2018–2019 Forum on STUFF
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST)

  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. Prepare your curriculum vitae.
  3. Merge your completed application form and c.v. into a single PDF file, with application first. Name your file: LastName-First (e.g., Franklin-Ben). Please submit as a PDF, not a Word doc.
  4. Arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Individual referees should upload their confidential letter to our secure server as a PDF only. The submission deadline for referees is October 15, 2017. We strongly encourage you to contact your referrees early enough to give them adequate time to meet this absolute deadline. IMPORTANT NOTE: For uploading referee letters from Interfolio, please follow the special instructions explained below.
  5. Upload and submit your application (with c.v. included) to our secure webform(please complete and carefully check all webform fields). Applications that are emailed or snail-mailed will be considered ineligible.

Uploading Confidential Letters of Recommendation through Interfolio: Interfolio has a customized process in which applicants are able themselves to upload confidential letters. Please carefully follow the 7 steps below. Do not follow the standard instructions on Interfolio’s website, “uploading letters to an online application system.”

  1. Sign into your Interfolio Dossier account. Click “Manage Dossier.”
  2. From the main page, click “New Application.”
  3. For destination, type “Custom Upload” or “Interfolio Custom Upload” and click “Select.”
  4. On the next page, enter all letters you wish to have uploaded (three letters only).
  5. Click “Continue” followed by “Proceed to Payment” to complete your request.
  6. Interfolio Scholar Services will send you an automatic email confirmation.
  7. You must REPLY to that email, giving Interfolio this (and only this) URL from our website: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/postdoctoral-reference
Oct
31
Tue
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Oct 31 all-day

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

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 107,000 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 sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex 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 museum 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 53 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art 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 equivalent terminal degree at the time of application.

Terms:  Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June 2018-2019. 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, partial board, 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 be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece). Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer of 2019. Fellows will have access to other libraries of foreign Schools in Athens but should plan accordingly.

Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/post-doctoral-and-senior-scholars.

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:

1.   Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).

  1. A statement of the project (up to five pages), 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.
  2.  Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.

4.   Names of three recommenders who will write letters of reference and are individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.  Instruct recommenders to submit letters to [email protected] 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.

1.  Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2.  Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3.  Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4.  Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5.  What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6.  Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?

Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/fellowships-and-grants
E-mail: [email protected]

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.

Jan
15
Mon
America Solidaria: Final Deadline
Jan 15 all-day

Fellowship deadline: America Solidaria 

Priority deadline: September 28, 2017

Final deadline: January 15, 2018

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for our two annual fellowship cycles in March and September. For full consideration, apply by September 28th using the following online application.

Serve for a year in a capacity-building development project with a marginalized community in a Latin American country!

Requirements:
-Undergraduate degree in hand

-Professional fluency in Spanish

-Some experience in the field preferred

-Age range: 23-35 years old

The program includes:
-Two-week orientation
-Flight and visa support
-Insurance
-Stipend to cover living expenses

For more information, visit our website.

Mar
1
Thu
Library Resident Research Fellowships
Mar 1 all-day

Library Resident Research Fellowships

Scope

The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society’s collections. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library/guides.

Eligibility

Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society’s collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates whose normal place of residence is farther away than a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. Applicants do not need to hold the doctorate, although PhD candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.

Stipend

$3,000 per month.

Deadline

March 1; notification in May.

Application

The application may be accessed at www.amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships/short-term-fellowships. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3443.