Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents in their original languages or whose research requires interviews onsite in direct one-on-one contact. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Fellowships cover uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Fellows must work full time on their projects during the period of their awards and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities.

Due May 1, 2009

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Monday, February 23, 2009

NEH Challenge Grants

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Challenge grant funds must provide long-term benefits to the humanities. Challenge grant funds should not replace funds already being expended on the humanities, but instead should reflect careful strategic planning to strengthen the institution’s activities in and commitment to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the humanities. Successful applicants will be offered a matching grant. The federal portions of NEH challenge grants have ranged in recent years from $30,000 to $1 million, the maximum amount that may be requested.

Due May 5, 2009

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Arete Initiative at the University of Chicago

The Arete Initiative at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce a new $3 million research program on a New Science of Virtues. This is a multidisciplinary research initiative that seeks contributions from individuals and from teams of investigators working within the humanities and the sciences. In 2010, about twenty, two-year research grants will be awarded ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. Scholars and scientists from around the world are invited to submit Letters of Intent as entry into a research grant competition. Projects must in some way address our primary question: In what ways might the humanities and the sciences cooperate to develop more adequate models of virtue for modern societies? The selection criteria by which the Council will evaluate proposals and select the winners would focus on the ability of the proposal to generate ground-breaking results in the study of virtues.

Due March 2, 2009

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

UCLA Team Creates Virtual Library of Medieval Manuscripts

The UCLA-based Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts links to nearly 1,000 manuscripts by 193 authors in 20 languages from 59 libraries around the world, allowing users to flit from England to France to Switzerland to the United States with the click of a mouse. Highlights of the virtual holdings include: The largest surviving collection of the works of Christine de Pizan, one of the first women in Europe to earn a living as a writer. An Irish copy of the Gospel of John, and the Junius manuscript, to name a few. Employing a Web application designed by the Center for Digital Humanities, the Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts allows users to search for manuscripts according to their author, title, language and archiving institution. So far, the effort has been funded by UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the University of California's Humanities Research Institute.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

GHI Fellowships at the Horner Library

Together with the German Society of Pennsylvania, the German Historical Institute will sponsor two to four fellowships of up to four weeks for research at the Joseph Horner Memorial Library in Philadelphia between June 1 and July 15, 2009. The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The fellowship will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. Opportunities to research at other special collections in Philadelphia may be available.

Due March 1, 2009

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award)

The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award is an annual award of $5000 given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing on an aspect of the United States political process and public policy, broadly defined. The Selection Committee will consider research in any field related to the study of the United States political process and public policy, broadly defined, during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process. Doctoral students in Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations, or American Studies are encouraged to apply. The Gerald R. Ford Scholar will be required to conduct at least a portion of his or her research at the Gerald R. Ford Library, and, if appropriate, will be encouraged to make full use of the Robert M. Teeter Papers.

Due May 1, 2009

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