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Request for Research Proposals on
Advanced German and European Studies
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century.
The program accepts applications from US and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are US and Canadian PhDs who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.
Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our colloquium serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work.
The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines.
Deadline: December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted as of November 1, 2017.
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. The deadline for 2018-2019 fellowships is December 1, 2017 for the following academic year. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. All Fellows have private offices with access to photocopiers and printers, as well as University of Virginia faculty privileges, including daily delivery of library materials, access to recreational facilities, and invitations to lectures and events. Applicants should have completed most of their research before the start of the fellowship period, which should be devoted primarily to writing. We do not support dissertation research or writing, and only occasionally award post-doctoral fellowships. We welcome proposals on subjects with broad interest in any of the humanities, including but not limited to the history, literature, folk life, and historical and contemporary cultures of Virginia and the South Atlantic United States.
For more information visit, VirginiaHumanities.org/fellowships.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Biomedical Ethics and in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, and the Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics. These fellowships seek to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics and in ELSI research. Appointments will commence in Summer 2018.
Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department, which is among the world’s leading centers of bioethics research and teaching. They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the Penn community.
Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. Depending on educational needs and career goals, fellows may also receive support to pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree.
Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand, or who will have completed all requirements for their degree by June 2018. Eligible degrees include a PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent, and (for Fellows in Advanced Biomedical Ethics only), a JD. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, life science, or any of the social sciences. Prior experience in bioethics is not required. Applicants who are members of underrepresented minority groups or who are disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please visit http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/advancedbioethics for more information about the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, or http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/elsipostdoc for more information about the ELSI Fellowship. Application deadline is December 4, 2017.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Angela Golub, Administrative Coordinator, by email at [email protected].
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 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: applicati[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.