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Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs: Grants for Universities
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites proposals for grants to be funded by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA). In 2017, ACLS will make three grants of up to $60,000 each to promote interdisciplinary collaboration at US-based institutions of higher education with existing strengths in the study of religion (in any humanistic or social science field) and journalism and communications. RJIA is made possible by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation.
The program features two interrelated components: a grant program for universities, and a fellowship program for humanities and social science scholars pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts. ACLS will promote interaction between grantees and fellows by facilitating research residencies at grantee institutions and by funding program-wide symposia that will bring together fellows, key contacts at grantee institutions, and journalists who report on international affairs.
The RFP, which includes information about the terms of the grants and the application process, can be found at http://www.acls.org/programs/LuceRJIAgrants/.
Questions about the program may be submitted to [email protected], and the application deadline is March 23, 2017.
For more information about ACLS, visit www.acls.org. More information about the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs, which sponsors this program, is available at http://www.hluce.org/hrlucerelintaff.aspx.
The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2017 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2017.
The AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES is a cooperative, non-profit organization of eighty-four American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.
Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:
Junior Research Fellowships . Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to eleven months.
Senior Research Fellowships . Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships . Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.
Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships . Available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the US, enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.
Non US citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship competition is open to all applicants and is NOT restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions. Fellowships are funded by both U.S. government grants as well as AIIS endowment funds. Most of the federal funds received are restricted to US citizens; non-US citizens and performing/creative arts fellows are generally funded by the AIIS endowment. The number of fellowships AIIS can offer depends on the funding available from the different sources, though all applicants are reviewed equally and simultaneously.
The AIIS strongly encourages applications from non-US citizens and US citizens alike, and remains committed to providing research opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of nationality. It also seeks additional private support to increase the number of its awards. Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended; and the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents.
Applications can be downloaded from www.indiastudies.org.
For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies:
2018–2019 Forum on STUFF
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST)
- Complete the Application Form.
- Prepare your curriculum vitae.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Sign into your Interfolio Dossier account. Click “Manage Dossier.”
- From the main page, click “New Application.”
- For destination, type “Custom Upload” or “Interfolio Custom Upload” and click “Select.”
- On the next page, enter all letters you wish to have uploaded (three letters only).
- Click “Continue” followed by “Proceed to Payment” to complete your request.
- Interfolio Scholar Services will send you an automatic email confirmation.
- You must REPLY to that email, giving Interfolio this (and only this) URL from our website: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/postdoctoral-reference
The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Deadline: January 15, 2018
The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903 – 1995), whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.
Fields of study: Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies.
Eligibility: PhD candidates and recent PhDs (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.
Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to June 1. 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 Gennadius Library.
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.
Application: Submit application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship,” curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference online. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/Graduate-and-Post-Doctoral.
E-mail: [email protected]
The award will be announced by March 15.
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