Thursday, October 30, 2008

Call for Nominations for Twentieth Anniversary Emerging Scholars Prize

The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan calls for nominations for its Twentieth Anniversary Emerging Scholars Prize. This year they are extending the prize to applicants from PhD-granting member institutions of the CHCI. The prize carries a $25,000 stipend with no strings attached other than the requirement that the successful applicant will give a talk at the Institute for the Humanities during the academic year 2009-10. They seek nominations of up to two candidates from each member institutionof the CHCI that grants PhDs. A candidate is eligible for nomination if he or she has earned a PhD from your institution between the period January 2004 through December 2008. The candidate's scholarly work must be in the humanities, interpreted as broadly as possible.

Nominations due November 15, 2008

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program offers opportunities to faculty of Institutions of Higher Education to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Only research projects that focuses 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) will be considered. Preference will be given to applications that focus on any of the seventy-eight (78) languages deemed critical on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The estimated average size of the Fellowship is $70,000 with an estimated 23 Fellowships being given.

Due December 3, 2008

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Public lecture on China's Rise and Human Rights Challenges

The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin presents the first public lecture of its 2008-2009 series on the theme of "Ethical Life in a Global Society." On Wednesday evening October 29th at 7:30 pm in the Avaya Auditorium at 24th and Speedway, Columbia University political scientist Dr. Andrew Nathan will speak on "China's Challenge to Human Rights: Repression at Home and 'Peaceful Rising' Abroad." Professor Nathan is the author and editor of numerous books, is a past chair of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Nathan's lecture is the third annual Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies. It is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2009-2010 Fellowships at The Huntington

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include a half-million rare books, nearly six million manuscripts, 800,000 photographs, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2009-2010. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. The following fellowships are available: Short-Term Awards, Long-Term Awards, and the Dibner History of Science Program.

Due December 15, 2008

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EU Research Grants 2008-2009

With the support of the International Programs Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the European Union Center (EUC) at Texas A&M is offering on a competitive basis, three faculty research grants for $2,650 each, and three graduate student research grants for $2,000 each, to support European/Transatlantic research projects in all disciplines. The EUC is especially interested in proposals that involve research across multiple European nations. Texas A&M University tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as distinguished and senior lecturers with a 50 percent or greater appointment in College Station or Galveston are encouraged to apply. Graduate students at Texas A&M University in College Station and Galveston are encouraged to apply.

Due November 21, 2008

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Department of Defense - US Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships

The US Army Center of Military History (CMH) accepts applications for three Dissertation Fellowships. The CMH supports scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general areas of military history in all its many aspects. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise. The history of war on land is broadly defined and preference is given to topics on the history of the U.S. Army. Topics submitted should complement rather than duplicate the Center's existing projects.

Due January 15, 2009

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Irish American Cultural Institute - IACI/NUI Visiting Fellowship

The Irish American Cultural Institute is pleased to annouce the Galway Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies. The IACI/NUI-Galway Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies is made possible by joint funding from the Irish American Cultural Institute and the National University of Ireland - Galway. The Fellowship is granted to an Irish studies scholar, typically a resident of the United States, and provides a semester (4 months or more) at the National University of Ireland-Galway. The Fellowship includes a stipend of $13,000, transatlantic transportation, office accommodations, and visiting faculty status.

Due December 31, 2008

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short Term)

The JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short Term) is offered to promote international scientific cooperation and exchange. It allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan for short periods of time to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures, or perform similar duties at their institutions. Applications for this program must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan through the head of his/her university or institution.
All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.
Fellows must conduct their research at the host’s affiliated institution. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 14 to 60 days. Fellows will be provided with a round-trip air ticket; daily maintenance allowance of ¥18,000; domestic research travel allowance of ¥150,000 Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage.

Due May 12, 2009

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American Association of University Women - International Fellowships for non US citizens

The American Association of University Woman is pleased to announce its International Fellowships. The International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S. The Fellowships will be awarded from July 1, 2009- June 30, 2010. The following Fellowships are avaiable: Master's/Professional Fellowship for $18,000; Doctorate Fellowship for $20,000; and Postdoctoral Fellowship for $30,000.

Due December 1, 2008

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Metanexus Global Network Initiative Catalyst Grant

The Metanexus Institute announces grants in support of transdisciplinary exploration of fundamental questions of life, the cosmos, and humanity. Metanexus invites proposals from networked teams of five or more investigators who intend to examine questions that range beyond those normally studied within established academic disciplines; span an adventurous diversity of such disciplines; may engage religious and spiritual points of view; seek to forge new and enduring links among different fields of study; and aspire to have a transformational impact upon human knowledge and education. Awards of $30,000 will be made through the Metanexus Global Network Initiative Basic Grant.

Due February 15, 2009

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

NEH Collaborative Research Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Fellowship provides up to $40,000 for four to nine months of collaborative research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This fellowship supports a wide range of humanities topics including, but not limited to, linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and have a working knowledge of one or more of the languages of East-Central Europe or Eurasia, or be able to demonstrate that such language proficiency is not critical for the successful completion of their particular projects. Additionally, all projects must involve at least one collaborator from the region.

Due February 15, 2009

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Partner University Fund

Grants provided by the Partner University Fund support research and graduate education partnerships between French and American Universities with emphasis placed on novel, innovative and, when relevant, interdisciplinary approaches that involve exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Applicants are expected to develop new or deeper partnerships through the collaboration. PUF seeks to fund research and graduate education projects in all disciplines without exception. It also encourages interdisciplinary projects when relevant. Each host institution should be perceived as deeply committed to making the stay of guest students and faculty as pleasant and accommodating as possible. PUF funds up to $80.000 per project and per year, on a maximal period of three years. Grants are divided between the partner universities based on the budget approved by the PUF Grant Selection Committee.

Due December 15, 2008

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daniel Ellsberg Lecture Launches Conference on 1968

This year, the Humanities Institute will be sponsoring a series of free public lectures and discussions on issues connected to its 2008-9 theme: "Ethical Life in a Global Society." There is an exciting upcoming lecture and conference next week on the UT campus that will explore the meanings, the national and global impacts, the icons, and the myths of that watershed year in 20th century history: 1968. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, October 7 with a lecture by Daniel Ellsberg, the State Department official turned antiwar activist who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Entitled "Secrecy and Presidential Wars: Lessons of '68," Dr. Ellsberg's lecture will take place at 7:30 pm. in the Jessen Auditorium on 21st St. This lecture--and a Friday evening reading by former Black Panther activist Kathleen Cleaver of her 1968 memoir, "Memories of Love and War"--is free, but ticketed. Tickets for both are available at Intellectual Property Bookstore on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting 1 October.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars supports research in the social sciences and humanities. Men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds, including government, the non-profit sector, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia, are eligible for appointment. Through an international competition, it offers 9-month residential fellowships to academics, public officials, journalists, and business professionals. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center also hosts Public Policy Scholars and Senior Scholars who conduct research and write in a variety of disciplines. In addition to the Wilson Center Fellowships Program, several of our regional programs have their own grant competitions.

Deadlines vary

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