Wednesday, September 24, 2008

American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Awards

ACLS invites applications for the ACLS Collaborative Research Awards. These awards support collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. Collaborations need not be interdisciplinary or inter-institutional, but must involve at least two scholars; applicants at the same institution must demonstrate why local funding is insufficient to support the project. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help demonstrate the range and value of both collaborative research and inquiry in the humanities, and model how such collaboration may be carried out successfully. Collaborations that involve the participation of assistant and associate faculty members, or that of scholars at different kinds of institutions, are particularly encouraged. Maximum award is up to $140,000 per project, with no more than $60,000 awarded to a single participant for salary replacement for up to a total tenure period of 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2009 and September 1, 2011.

Due November 12, 2008

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. Priority will be given to projects that focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe are not eligible.

Due November 13, 2008

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Title VIII Short-Term Travel Grants for Research in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research invites proposals for its Title VIII Short-term Travel Grant Program for Research on Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. This fellowship provides a maximum award of $3,000 for research for up to two months on the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. To qualify, applicants must be U.S.-based scholars or researchers holding a Ph.D., or individuals with comparable research experience in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences or other professional terminal graduate degree. The Short-Term Travel Grant program is meant to support research that is relevant to United States policy. Projects in fields such as history, popular culture, and other matters that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials are eligible for funding, as long as the applicant explains convincingly why the research is relevant at some level to the formation of policy.

Due December 15, 2008 and April 15, 2009

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Harry Ransom Center Seeks Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications for its 2009-10 research fellowships in the humanities. About fifty fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the center's collections and that require substantial on-site use of them. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must be post-doctorates or possess an equivalent terminal degree or a substantial record of scholarly achievement. Independent scholars are encouraged to apply. The fellowships range from one to four months and come with a stipend of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200-$1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.

Due February 2, 2009

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fifth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

This Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The Conference is cross-disciplinary in scope, a meeting point for technologists with a concern for the social and socialscientists with a concern for the technological. The focus is primarily,but not exclusively, on information and communications technologies. As well as an impressive line-up of international main speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. The conference will be held at Huntsville, Alabama from 30 January to 1 February.

Due October 9, 2008

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in 2009 for approximately $20,000 each. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. The 2009 IDRF fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2009 and December 2010.

Due November 5, 2008.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships

Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, or holders of other terminal degrees from outside of the Chicago area who have a specific need for Newberry collections; some fellowships, however, are open to other categories of applicants and Chicago residents. The tenure of short-term fellowships varies from one week to two months, unless otherwise noted under the award description. A majority of fellowships will be for one month or less. Unless otherwise noted, the amount of the award is $1600 per month, pro-rated for shorter periods. Twelve different fellowships are offered with differing subject matters and requirements including Short-Term Fellowships in Irish and Irish-American Studies and Short-Term Fellowship in the History of Cartography.

Due March 2, 2009 (unless otherwise noted)

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Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate. The Fellowship makes approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years; approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year; and approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year. Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, those enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, and individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field are eligible to apply.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants

The purpose of the Enduring Questions grant program is to encourage faculty and students at the undergraduate level to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of the humanities, and to join together in deep, sustained programs of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. Enduring questions are, to an overarching degree, pre-disciplinary. They are questions to which no discipline or field or profession can lay an exclusive claim. Enduring questions can be tackled by reflective individuals regardless of their chosen vocations, areas of expertise, or personal backgrounds. They are questions that have more than one plausible or interesting answer. The Enduring Questions grant program will support new humanities courses at the undergraduate level: their design and preparation, teaching, and assessment, as well as ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community. Courses may be taught by faculty from any department or discipline in the humanities or by faculty outside the humanities provided humanities sources are central to the course.

Due November 13, 2008

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Monday, September 8, 2008

George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships

The George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships are given to encourage doctoral or postdoctoral research in 20th-century U.S. military or diplomatic history and related fields. The fellowships are administered by the George C. Marshall Foundation and generated from a gift provided annually by the Baruch Family Foundation of Encino, California. The maximum grant provided is $7,500 while requests for smaller grants are encouraged. Projects to be funded may cover a broad range of studies in U.S. History and related fields pertaining to the changing role of the United States as a world power in the 20th century. Research may utilize holdings in the Marshall Research Library or may be conducted elsewhere.

Due October 27, 2008

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NEH/DFG Symposia and Workshops Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities in the United States and the German Research Foundation in Germany are working together to offer support for digital humanities projects. These grants provide funding for up to two bilateral symposia or workshops in the area of digital humanities. Collaboration between U.S. and German partners is a key requirement for this grant category. The goal of this request for proposals is to promote stronger bilateral cooperation and increased competencies in the digital humanities communities in the two countries by initiating or intensifying contact between distinguished scholars, junior researchers, scientists, librarians, information professionals, and others working on humanities projects. Each application must be sponsored by one eligible institution (U.S.) and one individual (Germany), and there must be a project director from each country.

Due November 4, 2008

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

Various Funding Opportunities by the National Council for Eurasion and East European Research
Title VIII National Research Competition
Research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
Post-doctoral scholars; U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Deadline: February 13, 2009
Maximum Award: $70,000 (collaborative project); $40,000 (individual project)
Title VIII Ed Hewett Fellowship
Research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, conducted under auspices of a U.S. government agency
U.S. citizens holding a Ph.D. or individuals with comparable research experience
Deadline: March 13, 2009
Maximum Award: $60,000
Title VIII Short-Term Travel Grants
Research on Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans
US citizens holding a Ph.D. or individuals with comparable research experience
Deadline: December 15, 2008 AND April 15, 2009
Maximum Award: $3,000
NEH Collaborative Humanities Research Fellowship
Collaborative humanities research in the former Soviet Union and East-Central Europe
Post-doctoral scholars; U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Deadline: February 13, 2009
Maximum Award: $40,000
James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize
Best graduate student research paper in the humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist regimes
Current MA or PhD students
Deadline: February 13, 2009
Maximum Award: $500
Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (including the George F. Russell Fellowship Program)
Research in the humanities or social sciences conducted at a U.S. college or university
Faculty, researchers, and advanced graduate students from the cities of Baku, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Minsk, Rostov-na-donu, Saratov, Tbilisi, Tomsk, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Yerevan, and their respective oblasts; other CASE (Center for Advanced Study and Education)-affiliated scholars
Deadline: April 30, 2009

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National Endowment for Democracy - Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

The National Endowment for Democracy invites applications to its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for fellowships. The Reagan-Fascell program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies located in Washington, D.C. The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year for periods ranging from five to ten months. The program offers two tracks, a practitioner track and a scholarly track. The practitioner track seeks to provide experienced activists with an opportunity to reflect on their work, learn from counterparts in the United States, and reevaluate techniques for building democracy in their country of origin. The scholarly track is principally for professors and researchers from emerging and aspiring democracies. Accomplished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply.

Due November 10, 2008

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Monday, September 1, 2008

McNeil Center for Early American Studies - Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011

The McNeil Center will appoint a recent recipient of the PhD as a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two-year term beginning 1 July 2009. The fellow will receive a starting stipend of at least $41,000; private office space in the Center's building at the northeastern gateway to the University of Pennsylvania's historic campus; library, computer, and other privileges at the university; and access to the Philadelphia area's magnificent manuscript, rare book and museum collections. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach two courses in an appropriate department at the University of Pennsylvania. Any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered. Applicants must have earned the PhD no earlier than 2004 in American History, American Literature, American Studies, or a closely allied field and must have the degree in hand when the term of appointment commences.

Due November 1, 2008

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