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Jan
8
Wed
2019-20 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions
Jan 8 all-day

The 2019-20 ACLS competitions are now open for programs with fall deadlines. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at https://www.acls.org/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-and-Deadlines.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 25, 2019, 9pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several named awards and Project Development Grants)
*Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 23, 2019, 9pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

November 6, 2019, 9pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Predissertation Travel Grants to China
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
*Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
*Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding

November 13, 2019, 9pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

January 8, 2020, 9pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

Jan
13
Mon
CFP: #ALT-MKE Conference
Jan 13 all-day

The Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee

The Center for 21st Century Studies and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host this year’s annual conference, “#ALT-MKE” on April 30-May 2, 2020. Confirmed plenary speakers for the conference are: Dasha Kelly Hamilton (Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate), Brian Larkin (Barnard College/Columbia University), Monique Liston (Ubuntu Research), Rick Lowe(University of Houston), AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield) and Fatima El-Tayeb (University of California, San Diego).

Please refer to a description of the conference theme and the call for proposals below.

 

Conference Description

In July 2020, the City of Milwaukee will host the Democratic National Convention where leaders will gather to nominate a presidential candidate and to ratify a platform with national and global agendas. The DNC chose Milwaukee because it sees Wisconsin as emblematic of the key Midwestern and post-industrial states that the Democrats must win to retake the presidency. In turn, Milwaukee sought to host the Democratic Convention as an opportunity to remake its image as a thriving, multicultural city.

During the DNC, predictable narratives will be trotted out about Milwaukee: of segregation, crime, poverty, and blight, alongside those championing a resurgent economy and new forms of capitalist urban development. The DNC marks a supposedly transformational moment from which new solutions will emerge. But the narratives of blight and rebirth–articulated not only by political leaders but often by academics as well–often reify what they are intended to counteract. The spectacle of the DNC and of its capitalist solutions mask a panoply of more ordinary efforts underway all around us, as movements, activists, and everyday people demand new ways of seeing, organizing, and acting in the world to address the overwhelming crises of the day. Indeed, Milwaukee is like many cities in the US: a babel of ecological, social, and political perspectives, a metropolis at a crossroads of critical thinking, and a place of promise and failure.

UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies explores these multiple perspectives in its spring 2020 conference, “#ALT-MKE: Finding New Answers in the 21st Century City.”  At this critical juncture, we must rethink our political imaginations and critical engagements. Can Milwaukee, and other urban areas like it, offer novel answers to the intractable problems that confront us?  If the city is an answer, what questions must we ask?

#ALT-MKE will highlight how the temporality and space of the ordinary city offers new epistemologies and practices that are engaged in the global struggle to combat racialized disinvestment, a fractured body politic, ecological crisis, and urban abandonment. The spectacles offered by the DNC–whether political, mediated, or financial in nature–lead only to institutional inaction and failure, wherein lie opportunities for ongoing forms of resistance to find new and stronger footings.

From the Situationists and Russian Constructivists, to suffragists, tactical urbanists, the Movement for Black Lives, and the Occupy movement, people have always imagined and sought new ways of life to challenge oppressive structures and violent erasure. Under the increasingly dire pressures of climate crisis, racial capitalism, ongoing settler displacement, destructive national politics, and crushing inequality, the time has come to reclaim our future by reframing these issues through the refocused lens of the 21st century city.

At the core of this investigation is our focus on reframing cities as political and ideological acts that hold within them normative values of aesthetics, power/resistance, public life, and citizenship. By inviting explorations of critical, decolonial, anti-racist politics, this conference hopes to bring together new forms of analysis, methods of urban historiography, organizing, and engaged forms of scholarship.

The conference seeks to highlight the undercommons and the counternarratives fomented in the ordinary life of spaces and places. We will ask how contested knowledges and stories of a city may be experienced across different and intersecting power relations that organize bodies and space. We hope that accounts of everyday practices, local knowledges, and organizing will help illuminate how urban residents resist, adapt and reformat conventional structures of power, governance, and order. We do not expect to find a single solution, but to foster a variety of grounded strategies and projects that we aim to highlight, bring together, and learn from.

 

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals for 15-20 minute presentations which could address any of the following topics:

  • Racial capitalism
  • Climate, ecology, water justice, and cities
  • Urban culture/urbanities
  • Water and land issues, particularly as they pertain to indigenous rights
  • Historiography of the city, historiography of urban political, social, or activist movements
  • Artistic practices and urban space
  • New ways to read and interpret cities—epistemologies of the urban
  • The dynamics of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in urban spaces
  • Narratives of cities, urban crime, and/or segregation (in literature, film, or other media)
  • Indigenous knowledges and practices
  • Local foodways and agricultural practices
  • Urban design and sustainability (including transportation)
  • Settler colonialism and decolonizing cities
  • Cities and biopolitics/biopower
  • The urban in relation to the suburban/exurban

Please send your abstract (up to 250 words) and a brief (1-page) CV in one PDF document by Monday, January 13, 2020 to Richard Grusin, Director, Center for 21st Century Studies, at [email protected].

Jan
15
Wed
2020 Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Research Associate Appointments
Jan 15 all-day

MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY

FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: 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.

Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post- or pre- Doctoral Fellowship. Exceptions to these basic eligibility requirements will be granted only in extraordinary cases.

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, or adjacent areas, through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener 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 welcome, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to equipment and resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Term: Variable; up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2020. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment. Contributions to the Athens-based ASCSA community during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment, in the form of seminars, colloquia, and workshops, participation in School field trips, or some combination of these and other activities, are encouraged.

Compensation: Stipend up to $7000 plus waiver of School fees. Fellow pays room and board.

Application: All requests for Wiener Laboratory funding must be filed through the ASCSA application portal (https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116838/wiener-laboratory-fellowships-application ). Successful applicants for Wiener Laboratory funding will be automatically awarded either a Senior or Student Associate Membership in the ASCSA. Applicants for research associate appointments who are no longer enrolled in a graduate program must apply as Senior Associate Members. Applicants still enrolled in graduate programs must apply as Student Associate Members. Applicants must provide all information requested on the ASCSA Wiener Laboratory Fellowships form for all fields marked with a red asterisk (*). A complete application consists of:

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project. Click here for a copy of the cover sheet: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/uploads/media/Coversheet.docx
  2. Project Description (max. 2 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12pt) including: objectives and expected significance, background and relation to present state of knowledge, research description, and timeframe. The main body of the proposal should be a clear statement of the research to be undertaken and must include:
  • Objectives, Significance and Background: Briefly describe the project’s major goals and their impact on the state of the field and how the proposed work relates to the present state of knowledge and discuss the progress made on this research to date by the applicant.
  • Research Description. Present a brief technical description of research plan for the overall research and a detailed presentation of what is to be accomplished during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment.
  • A plan of how the research questions will be addressed throughout the proposed duration of the Research Associate appointment. Applicants should discuss how the tenure of this appointment will advance on-going research and include a plan of publication/dissemination of the results.
  1. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research.  If the applicant has received Wiener Laboratory funding in the past, information on the prior award and its impact is required (no more than half a page, double spaced, Times New Roman 12pt).
  2. References cited
  • Reference information is required. Each reference must include the names of all authors in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication, the article title, book or journal title, volume number, page numbers and year of publication. Proposers should be especially careful to follow accepted scholarly practices in providing citations for source materials relied upon when preparing any section of the proposal. While there is no established page limitation, this section should include bibliographic citations only and should not be used to provide parenthetical information outside of the 2-page project description.
  1. Budget. Itemized research budget and justification of how requested funds relate to proposed research. Limit of $7000.
  2. Facilities, equipment, and other resources. Describe the facilities that are required to do the research, including any specialized equipment that is not available in Wiener Laboratory. Be specific about what resources you plan to use while at the Wiener Laboratory. If some experimental work will occur off-campus, explain how this will be achieved.
  3. Permits. Copies of permits(s) or letters from relevant authorities to study proposed materials, and copies of permission(s) from relevant excavation or project directors to study the proposed materials must be included in this application.
  4. Curriculum vitae consisting of (in this order): Name and contact information; educational history; employment history; short (50 word) description of research interests; up to 5 publications related to current research; up to 5 additional publications; up to 10 presentations; relevant experience; and other important activities (up to 250 words).
  5. One (1) letter of reference is required from a scholar in the field. The letter should comment on the value and feasibility of the project. The name, institutional affiliation and relationship of the referee to the applicant (if any) must be included in the application. Contact information for your referees must be provided on the ASCSA online application that is described below. Once the online application is submitted, the recommender will receive an automated email about how to submit their letter via the online application system. All recommendations are confidential.
  6. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community

To view application instructions online: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral#WIENER_LABORATORY_RESEARCH_ASSOCIATE_APPOINTMENTS

 

Review Criteria:

  1. What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
  • How important is the proposed activity towards advancing knowledge and understanding within its field?
  • How well qualified to conduct the project is the applicant? (If appropriate, the quality of prior supported work will be reviewed.)
  • To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts?
  • How well conceived and organized is the proposed activity?
  • Is there sufficient access to resources?
  1. What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
  • How well does the activity advance archaeological science in general?
  • Does it lead to an interdisciplinary approach?
  • Will the results enhance understanding issues of major archaeological importance and how broadly will they be disseminated?

 

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab 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 30.

2020 The Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research in Greece
Jan 15 all-day

THE COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, a short-term grant awarded each year to scholars and graduate students pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion  collections.

The grant was established by the Overseers of the Gennadius Library to honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, Chairman emeritus of the Overseers and benefactor of the Library.

Eligibility:  Senior scholars (PhD holders) and graduate students of any nationality.

Terms:  Stipend of $2,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Fellowship does not include costs for School trips, room, or board. Requires residency in Athens of at least one month during the academic year from September 1 to June 1. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Gennadius Library and the School as a whole in addition to pursuing research. 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.

Application:  Submit an online application. The application includes a curriculum vitae; project description (up to 750 words) describing the project and its relation to the Gennadius Library collections, proposed dates, and a brief budget (not more than one page). Applicants should arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation. For more information about the application,   visit:   https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and- postdoctoral.

The award will be announced March 15.

2020 The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies at the Gennadius Library
Jan 15 all-day

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP IN POST-CLASSICAL STUDIES AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY

Deadline: January 15, 2020

 

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellowship in Post- Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

Fields of study: Late Antique through Modern Greek Studies, including but not limited to the Byzantine, Frankish, Post-Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (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 late May. 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.

Application: Submit an online application form for the “M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post- Classical studies at the Gennadius Library.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at:  https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral

The award will be announced by March 15.

2020-2021 George Papaioannou Fellowship Research in Modern Greek Political and Social History
Jan 15 all-day

The 2020-2021 George Papaioannou Fellowship

Research in Modern Greek Political and Social History

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The George Papaioannou Fellowship was established by Mrs. Nadia Tzevelekou – Papaioannou to honor her father George Papaioannou. This fellowship is offered every other year. A doctor by training and elected to the Greek parliament in 1933, George Papaioannou was the leader of the Trichonis (in Aitolia-Acarnania) sub-division of the National Republican Greek League (EDES). After the end of the Greek Civil War, he served again as a member of the Greek Parliament and a mayor of Agrinion.

The George Papaioannou Papers housed in the Archives of the ASCSA contain material relating to the Greek Civil War, as well as information about the recognition, in 1969, of the EDES guerilla fighters’ contribution to the Greek Resistance during the Second World War. Other materials include photographs, reports by Napoleon Zervas (the leader of EDES), correspondence between Papaioannou and the decorated British saboteur Major Menotti G. McAdam (1944), and several issues of local newspapers from the 1950-1960s. For more information   see:   http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/archives/george-papaioannou-papers-catalogue

Eligibility:  Awarded to both senior and early career scholars – including PhD candidates – of any nationality researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period, civil wars and the history of the Second World War. The fellowship is open to all areas of social science, but priority shall be given to historians and political scientists. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library.

Terms:  Stipend of € 2,000. To be used any period of time between July 2020 and June 2021. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. The Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. The recipient should not plan to work at the Archives of the Gennadius Library during the month of August. 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.

Application:  Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship Application,” curriculum vitae, project description (up to two pages), and two letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site. For more information about the application, visit:  https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral.

The award will be announced March 15.

Call for Applications: 2020 Research Fellowships
Jan 15 all-day

Call for Applications from PhD Candidates

Greenberg Research Fellowship
Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies
Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship
2020-2021

Deadline Extended: January 15, 2020

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2020-2021 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2020-2021 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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 research 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 55,000 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 January 15th, 2020 to [email protected]. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.

Cuba Ethnographic Field School 2020
Jan 15 all-day

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria is organizing for another year the Cuba Ethnographic field school from July 13 to August 3, 2020.

This year’s theme is Audio-Vision in Revolution. While exploring audio-visual methodologies, participants will discover some of the unique contemporary cultural practices and social dynamics that characterize the biggest island in the Caribbean. The field school Contemporary Cuban Culture (ANTH 393) and Qualitative and Audio-Visual Field Methods in Ethnography (ANTH 395).

For more information and application package, please visit the Department of Anthropology’s website or contact the main organizer of the field school, Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier ([email protected]).

Application deadline: December 2, 2019; late applications considered.

Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2020-2023
Jan 15 all-day

MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY

FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2020-2023

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is limited to individuals who have received their PhD within the last seven (7) years. Individuals who have received prior support as Pre-Doctoral Fellows must wait four (4) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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.

Term: Three (3) years with the next term beginning early September 2020. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during each academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. School fees are waived for fellow. Fellow pays room and board.

Application: Link to Post-doctoral Fellowship application instructions at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars#WLPostDoc

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project. Click here for a copy of the cover sheet: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/uploads/media/Coversheet.docx
  2. Project Description (max. 4 pages, double-spaced, Times Roman 12pt) including: objectives and expected significance, background and relation to present state of knowledge, research description, and timeframe. The main body of the proposal should be a clear statement of the research to be undertaken and must include:
  • Objectives, Significance and Background: Briefly describe the project’s major goals and their impact on the state of the field and how the proposed work relates to the present state of knowledge and discuss the progress made on this research to date by the applicant.
  • Research Description. Present a brief technical description of research plan for the overall research and a detailed presentation of what is to be accomplished during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment.
  • A plan of how the research questions will be addressed throughout the proposed duration of the Research Associate appointment. Applicants should discuss how the tenure of this appointment will advance on-going research and include a plan of publication/dissemination of the results.
  1. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research.  If the applicant has received Wiener Laboratory funding in the past, information on the prior award and its impact is required (half a page double spaced Times Roman 12pt).
  2. References cited
  • Reference information is required. Each reference must include the names of all authors in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication, the article title, book or journal title, volume number, page numbers and year of publication. Proposers should be especially careful to follow accepted scholarly practices in providing citations for source materials relied upon when preparing any section of the proposal. While there is no established page limitation, this section should include bibliographic citations only and should not be used to provide parenthetical information outside of the 2-page project description.
  1. Facilities, equipment, and other resources. Describe the facilities that are required to do the research, including any specialized equipment that is not available in the Wiener Laboratory. Be specific about what resources you plan to use while at the Wiener Laboratory. If some experimental work will occur off-campus, explain how this will be achieved.
  2. Permits. Copies of permits(s) or letters from relevant authorities to study proposed materials, and copies of permission(s) from relevant excavation or project directors to study the proposed materials must be included in this application.
  3. Curriculum vitae including (in this order): Name and contact information; Educational history; Employment history; Short (50 word) description of research interests; Up to 5 publications related to current research; Up to 5 additional publications; Up to 10 presentations; Relative experience and other important activities (up to 250 words).
  4. Three (3) letters of reference are required from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The name, institutional affiliation and relationship of each referee to the applicant (if any) must be included in the application for the Wiener Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Contact information for your referees must be provided on the ASCSA online application. Once the online application is submitted, the recommender will receive an automated email about how to submit their letter via the online application system. All recommendations are confidential.
  5. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
  6. All requests for Wiener Laboratory funding must be filed through the ASCSA application portal (https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116838/wiener-laboratory-fellowships-application). All successful applicants for Wiener Laboratory funding will be automatically awarded either a Senior or Student Associate Membership in the ASCSA. Applicants for WL post-doctoral must apply as Senior Associate Members. Applicants must provide all information requested on the ASCSA Wiener Laboratory Fellowships form for all fields marked with a * [red asterisk].

Review Criteria:

  1. What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
    • How important is the proposed activity towards advancing knowledge and understanding within its field?
    • How well qualified to conduct the project is the applicant? (If appropriate, the quality of prior supported work will be reviewed.)
    • To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts?
    • How well conceived and organized is the proposed activity?
    • Is there sufficient access to resources?
  2. What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
    • How well does the activity advance archaeological science in general?
    • Does it lead to an interdisciplinary approach?
    • Will the results enhance understanding issues of major archaeological importance and how broadly will they be disseminated?

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at [email protected]

Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships

The award will be announced by March 30

Palestinian American Research Center Faculty Development Seminar
Jan 15 all-day

2 0 2 0 F a c u l t y D e v e l o p m e n t S e m i n a r o n P a l e s t i n e

Program dates: June 3 – June 16, 2020 in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Applications due January 15, 2020
Awards announced March 16, 2020

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 11th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine competition for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants may come from any field of study. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in roundtable discussions; visits to Palestinian universities, research institutes, and cultural institutions; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian colleagues. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge about their fields of interest in Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be full-time faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants may come from any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health, and sciences.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
  • Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
  • Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page of the PARC website for more information.

PARC will make all arrangements for the program, including hotel, site visits, tours, and meetings with Palestinian colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses for in-country, group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. International travel and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or her/his/their university. In cases of demonstrated need, there is limited funding available to cover partial costs for international travel.

Professors from Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges are especially encouraged to apply. PARC will provide three travel stipends up to $1,000 each for airfare for professors from Minority Serving Institutions and/or Community Colleges.

Funding for these three participants is provided by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through an agreement with CAORC.

For complete information, visit PARC’s website at http://parc-us-pal.org.