Friday, December 3, 2010

Call for Papers for the 2nd Annual Symposium for History Undergraduate Research

Deadline: 1 March 2011

The History Department at Mississippi State University invites undergraduates to submit papers for the second annual SHUR (Symposium for History Undergraduate Research) meeting on 13-14 May 2011 on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Mississippi. The theme of the symposium is "Visions of the Past, Dreams of the Future: Europe and America Since 1650." Papers on this theme or any other historical topic are welcome.

For more information (.pdf)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Deadline: 16 November 2010.
Stipend: ranges from $25,000 to $115,000; average size is $77,000.
Description: The Fulbright-Hays FRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to faculty members of institutions of higher education to engage in research abroad in modern foreign language and area studies.

Absolute Priority: For FY 2011, we consider only applications that meet this priority:

A research project 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, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

For more information.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fellowships from the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Clark Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: 1 February 2011.
Stipend: $2,500 per month in residence.
Description: Fellowship support is available to scholars with research projects that require work in any area of the Clark's collections. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or have equivalent academic experience. Awards are for periods of one to three months in residence.

ASECS/Clark Fellowships
Deadline: 1 February 2011.
Stipend: $2,500 for one month in residence.
Description: Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Clark Library are available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members in good standing of ASECS. Awards are for one month of residency.

Kanner Fellowship in British Studies
Deadline: 1 February 2011.
Stipend: $7,500 for three months in residence.
Description: This three-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture. The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship
Deadline: 1 February 2011.
Stipend: $5,000 for two months in residence.
Description: Sponsored jointly by the Clark and Huntington libraries, this two-month fellowship provides support for bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or have appropriate research experience.

Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 1 February 2011.
Stipend: $37,740 for the three-quarter period together with paid medical benefits for scholar.
Description: This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center's yearlong core programs. The core program for 2011-2012 is Rivalry and Rhetoric in the Early Modern Mediterranean, directed by Clark Professor Barbara Fuchs (UCLA). Scholars will need to have received their doctorate no earlier than 1 July 2005 and no later than 30 September 2011. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark.

For more information.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jameson Prize Available for Undergraduates

Deadline: Thursday, 20 January 2011.
Stipend: $250.
Description: The Jameson Prize is offered each year for the best undergraduate essay or research paper on women. Entries will be evaluated for their contribution to the understanding of some aspect of women's lives or roles, as well as for originality and clarity of presentation.

For more information.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: 15 October 2010.
Stipend: $35,000.
Description: Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of a doctorate are eligible to apply for a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The topic must be relevant to the Society's programmatic scope, which is American history and culture through 1876.

For more information.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Deadline: 2 November 2010
Stipend: Ranges from $15,000 to $60,000; average size is $40,000.
Description: The DDRA Fellowship Program provides doctoral candidates with the opportunity to engage in full-time 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.

For more information.

Smith Richardson Foundation: World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship

Deadline: 15 October 2010
Stipend: $7,500
Description: The Smith Richardson Foundation has announced a new annual grant to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The objective of the fellowship is to support research and writing of dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants.

For more information.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants: Deadline 5 Oct.

Deadline: 5 October 2010
Stipend: From $5,000 to $25,000 for Level I; from $25,001 to $50,000 for Level II.
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program, designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.

Two levels of awards will be made. Level I awards are small grants designed to fund brainstorming sessions, workshops, early alpha-level prototypes, and initial planning. Level II awards are larger grants that can be used for more fully-formed projects that are ready to begin implementation or demonstrate proofs of concept.

For more information.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects

The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The NEA encourages translation of writers and works which are not well represented in English translation. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not yet been translated into English.

Deadline: 06 January 2011.
Stipend: $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

For more information.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

American Philosophical Society Fellowships & Grants

The APS encourages all eligible candidates to apply for their six grant or fellowship programs. Awards are made for non-commercial research only.

Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation
Stipend: $40,000 for first year and $40,000 for second year, if renewed.
Deadline: 1 September 2010; notification in January 2011.
Description: This fellowship supports patient-oriented research in internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. The term of the award is one year, with a one-year renewal if satisfactory progress is demonstrated. Candidates are expected to have held their M.D. or M.D./Ph.D degree for fewer than eight years.

Franklin Research Grants
Stipend: $1,000 to $6,000
Deadline: 1 October and 1 December 2010; notifications in February and April 2011.
Description: This program supports the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of study. The Franklin Grant is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality.

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Stipend: Will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily fall in the range of several hundred to $5,000.
Deadline: 17 January 2011; notification in May 2011.
Description: The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. This grant is only available to doctoral students.

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
Stipend: Will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily fall in the range of several hundred to $5,000.
Deadline: 1 February 2011; notification in May 2011.
Description: The APS partners with the NASA Astrobiology Institute to promote the continued exploration of the world around us by graduate students and by postdoctoral and junior scientists and scholars.

Library Resident Research Fellowships
Stipend: $2,000 per month.
Deadline: 1 March 2011; notification in May 2011.
Description: Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society's collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants do not need to hold a doctorate, although Ph.D. candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.

Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
Stipend: From $1,000 to $3,500.
Deadline: 1 March 2011; notification in May 2011.
Description: This grant funds research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, focusing on the continental United States and Canada. Awards cover travel, tapes, and consultants' fees. Applicants may be graduate students pursuing either a master's or a doctoral degree. Postdoctoral applicants are also eligible.

For more information and to apply, visit the American Philosophical Society website.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NEH Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Eligible projects include:

  • Research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities
  • Conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research
  • Archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs)
  • Research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

Deadline: 28 October 2010
Stipend: normally ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 per year (for 1-3 years)

For more information, click here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

NEH Grants for Undergraduate Teaching - September Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports undergraduate course development through:

  • Enduring Question Course Grants (new courses)
  • Teaching Development Fellowships (existing courses)

Enduring Questions Course Grants
Stipend: up to $25,000
Deadline: 15 September 2010

What is the good life? What is beauty? What is friendship? What is the relationship between humans and the natural world? Enduring questions such as these have long held interest to college students and allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations.

Enduring Questions course grants support up to four faculty members from any discipline with up to $25,000 to develop a new undergraduate humanities course on a question of enduring significance, to be taught at least twice during the grant period.

For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines here.

Teaching Development Fellowships
Stipend: up to $21,000 ($4,200 per month)
Deadline: 30 September 2010

Teaching Development Fellowships support faculty pursuing research aimed at improving an existing undergraduate course that has been taught in at least three different terms prior to the application deadline. The research undertaken may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Research in any area of the humanities is welcome. These fellowships cover periods lasting from three to five months.

For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Center for Research Libraries: Latest News

The Center for Research Libraries' Summer 2010 Newsletter is now available at The issue is Africa-centered, featuring research on the sub-Saharan region that includes digitized African newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, the newsletter contains a survey of research on the impact of 19th century Christian missionaries in Africa.

Also, on June 30, CRL announced the release of the World Newspaper Archive's South Asian Newspapers (see the article at CRL libraries will have free access to these newspapers, which date from the 19th century and consist of over 400,000 searchable pages, until August 9.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. The award is for $6,000 for two consecutive months of full time research and writing. Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel, are eligible to submit a proposal. Interested faculty should submit an internal proposal by 25 June to for review by the internal selection committee.

For more information, including due dates and proposal forms, click here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Opportunities in European Union for TAMU Faculty and Students

On Tuesday, May 4, from 12:00-1:00pm, in 2115 Allen, the College of Liberal Arts, the European Union Center, and the Department of Political Science will sponsor a talk by Professor Dr. Hartmut Marhold of the University of Cologne, Germany. The talk is entitled: “Appreciating the European Union Network of Research and Educational Institutes: An Overview of the Opportunities and Options to American Students and Faculty”. Professor Marhold is Director General of the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) and teaches at the University of Cologne. CIFE is a partner of the Summer European Academy, a Liberal Arts summer faculty-led study abroad program focusing on the governance structure and logic of the EU.

For more information.

Foreign Policy-related Junior Faculty Book Grants

The International Security and Foreign Policy Program of the Smith Richardson Foundation will award grants through its annual competition for junior faculty at U.S. institutions. The Junior Faculty Research Grant Program is an annual competition that awards at least three research grants of $60,000 to support tenure-track junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community.

Due June 30, 2010

For more information.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Common Ground Instructional Grant Proposals at Texas A&M

The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites curriculum development proposals for the 2010-2011 "Common Ground" program, the college's freshman reading initiative. Interested faculty may apply for a curriculum grant of up to $700. Up to four awards will be made. The College welcomes proposals from faculty members who would like to integrate Enrique’s Journey, the 2010-11 Common Ground book selection, into their curricular or co-curricular activities for the 2010-11 academic year. Enrique’s Journey was written by Pulitzer-prize winning author Sonia Nazario. The author will be visiting campus and will speak and hold a book signing on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7 PM at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

Due May 24, 2010

For questions, please contact Mike Stephenson at 845-8509 or

Thursday, March 25, 2010

British Women Writers Conference

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th- Century British Women Writers Conference will be held in College Station, Texas on April 8-11, 2010. This year the conference invites everyone to consider journeys— the spatial, personal, fantastic, artistic, and social movements— that occur throughout this body of literature. The Conference will feature two keynote speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum, plenary panel speakers, a roundtable, and various featured speakers. All events will take place at the Hilton in College Station. Registration is required to attend.

For more information.

Honoring a Diverse Asian America

On Saturday, April 17th, the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University will be hosting the 3rd Cultural Day Trip. This trip will be honoring the diversity of Asian America and is being held specifically in April to celebrate Asian Heritage Month and the strength that diversity brings to Texas A&M University. A mandatory lecture will be held on Friday, April 16th, from 6:00-8:00 pm in Rudder 501. On Saturday they will visit Asian cultural attractions in the Houston area, including: The Forbidden Gardens in Katy, The Anjali Center for Performing Arts in Houston, and Hong Kong City Mall in Houston. The bus will return to A&M around 9:00 pm on Saturday. Registration is $25 and includes: round-trip transportation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and entrance to each destination and attraction.

Registration due April 13, 2010

For more information.

International Day Celebration at Texas A&M University

The International Student Association at Texas A&M University will celebrate the cultures of various countries of the world represented at A&M during International Day. The celebration will take place in Rudder Exhibit hall on Wednesday April 14, 2010 with country displays, information stands, activities and finger foods. There will be a variety show in Rudder Theatre that evening showcasing traditional dances, music and dress of the participating countries. Admission to the exhibits is free of charge. Tickets to the show will be on sale at the MSC box office for $3.00 for students.

For more information.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

University Libraries Brokers New Agreement for Expanded Databases

The Texas A&M University Libraries has brokered an agreement with ProQuest, one of the world's largest vendors of electronic databases to libraries and other educational institutions. The deal expands electronic holdings by adding 120 new databases, representing a nearly 75% increase in content. The new package of electronic resources, ProQuest Comprehensive, will provide the Texas A&M community with access to all the company's current e-content, as well as all future content during the next five years. The University Libraries initiated the agreement and is the first library to commit to the new subscription model. Driven by today's turbulent economy, the innovative package is designed to meet three goals: 1) to significantly expand electronic holdings from a reliable vendor and developer of popular databases across all disciplines; 2) to achieve savings by purchasing content en bloc rather than one product at a time; 3) to reduce "administrative churn" by bringing hundreds of products together under one license instead of negotiating individual licenses throughout a period of years. The University Libraries was able to achieve this arrangement by paying a first-year, large sum through special funding and will return to a price close to the annual subscription cost during the next five years. During the past several years, Proquest has emerged as one of the few information companies actively developing content that supports research in ethnic and gender studies, including ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, GenderWatch, Latin American Newstand, Ethnic Newswatch, and Black Studies Center with Historical Black Newspapers.

To access ProQuest and other new databases

Science in Society Conference

The Science in Society Conference addresses the social impacts, values, pedagogies, politics and economics of science. It is an inclusive forum that welcomes a breadth of perspectives on science from practitioners, teachers and researchers representing a wide range of academic disciplines. The Science in Society Conference is held annually in different locations around the world and this year's conference will be held at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain on 11-13 November 2010. The Science in Society Conference includes parallel presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers and invites responses to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters submit their written papers for publication in the peer refereed "International Journal of Science in Society". If unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available.

Deadline March 11, 2010

For more information.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale

Unite for Site presents The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University on Saturday, April 17 - Sunday, April 18, 2010. This conference features 200 speakers and social innovation sessions and convenes more than 2,200 students and professionals from 55 countries who are interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education. The Global Health & Innovation Conference includes special sessions where selected participants present their new idea or program-in-development in the format of a 5-minute social enterprise pitch to provide participants with an opportunity to formulate and present their idea and receive feedback and ideas from other conference participants.

For more information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

17th Annual Humanities Series Workshop

The North Texas Community College Consortium invites you to join them for their 17th Annual Humanities Series Workshop, "The AT&T Performing Arts Center as a Classroom." The workshop will take place in the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dallas on Friday, February 12. Continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m.; the opening session will begin at 9:00; and will adjourn at 4:30. Registration Fee: $95

For more information.

Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI)

The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) was launched last year and seeks to develop an academic platform for young faculty from the global south, with Brown at its hub. BIARI 2009, with its four intensive two-week Institutes designed and led by Brown faculty, brought together 150 young scholars from 50 countries with over 70 leading academics who participated as invited guest faculty members. This year, the four BIARI will be: 1. Development and Inequality in the Global South (June 6 -19) 2. Towards a Critical Global Humanities (June 6 -19) 3.Climate Change and Its Impacts: Resilience and Adaptation to Changes in Precipitation (June 13-26) 4. Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (June 13-26). The target group is junior faculty members, but applications from late-stage PhD candidates will be considered.

Due March 15, 2010

For more information.

Call for Papers for the 14th Joseph Vélez Latin American Studies Conference

Latin American Studies at Baylor University will be holding its Fourteenth Joseph Vélez conference on April 9-10, 2010, in Waco, Texas. Conference highlights include the address by keynote speaker, Dr. Manuel García-Castellón, who has published several books on Latin American thought, liberation theology, culture & civilization, Spanish art, and Filipino Literature. This conference will focus on the analysis of Latin America’s new reality and its projection towards the future, taking into account the financial crisis that has dominated the international context in the last year. Papers may examine the conference theme from a variety of perspectives, including literary, social, cultural, political, ideological, anthropological, and artistic. Proposals for single papers and complete sessions are welcome and may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Registration fee: US $40.

Due March 15, 2010

For more information please contact Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes, Director of Latin American Studies, at .

Workshop about Resource Description Framework

A workshop about resource description framework (RDF) will be held on Thursday, Feb 25th, at 9:30am in Glasscock 308. The purpose of this workshop is to promote a reading familiarity with RDF representations and a working knowledge of how RDF represents information. RDF a W3C standard for representing information. It is commonly represented in XML and can be seen in news feeds and embedded in web pages. RDF is the standard information exchange format for NINES and is emerging as the standard format for representing information relationships in digital humanities. RDF is at the heart of the developing Digital Resources Workbench (DRW).

Please RSVP by Tuesday, 23 Feb. Brunch will be provided.

For more information please contact

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowships-Narratives of Power

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invites applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2010-2011 from individuals working on topics related to Narratives of Power. Inspired by the election of Barack Obama, this two-year seminar invites a broad historical meditation on the significance of historically marginal and disfranchised groups moving from the periphery to the center of social, political and cultural institutions. Postdoctoral fellows receive yearly stipends of $35,000. All fellows have access to the activities and services of the Center. They also are provided with a modest research fund. They will join several Rutgers faculty fellows, Rutgers graduate fellows, and associate fellows in the Center’s ongoing meetings and events.

Due March 1, 2010

For more information.

Visiting Fellowships Spring 2011, Arizona State University

The Institute for Humanities Reasearch’s Visiting Fellows program is for scholars from other institutions of higher education in the US and abroad to come to Arizona State University for the spring semester. The program brings together groups of scholars to pursue research and writing, and to contribute to the general enrichment of humanities scholarship by giving seminars and public lectures on their research topics. The 2010-2011 theme is The Humanities and Human Origins, which is intended to engage humanities scholars from various disciplines in addressing and analyzing the role of the humanities in illuminating—and possibly enriching scientific inquiry into—human origins.

Due March 1, 2010

For more information.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Philosophy of Science Center for the Humanities

Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities and Horning Endowment in the Humanities invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the history and philosophy of science. Scholars who have completed doctorates since January 2005 are eligible for a year-long fellowship with a stipend of $40,000 and an office at the Center. Applications are welcome from all fields of the history of science, including medicine and technology, as well as the philosophy of science and intellectual history.

Due March 1, 2010

For more information.

Visiting Research Fellowships 2010-2010, University of Edinburgh

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, invites applications for Visiting Research Fellowships of 2-6 months in the period June 2010 – September 2012. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority is given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute’s current Research Themes. Fellows are allocated a private office in the Institute with all the usual research facilities and are expected to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. Fellows give at least one seminar on their current research work during their tenure. The Fellowships are not funded.

Due February 26, 2010

For more information.

2009-2010 Institute for Humanities Research Transdisciplinary Book Award Arizona State University

The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University invites nominations of books written in English and published in 2008 or 2009 which reflect the finest contemporary humanities-based scholarship on any topic. Nominated books should be works of academic non-fiction that feature a clear humanities perspective, even if they also involve methodologies and perspectives from the sciences and social sciences. Edited collections are not eligible. Books may be nominated by the author(s), colleagues, or publishers. The prize includes a $1,500 award and all-expense paid visit to the Arizona State University Tempe campus in fall 2010 so the author may make an informal presentation on the book.

Nominations due February 14, 2010

For more information.

Visiting Humanities Fellowships, University of Windsor

Applications are invited for Visiting Humanities Fellowships, tenable at the University of Windsor in the 2010-2011 academic year. Scholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical or philosophical aspects of the sciences, social sciences, arts and professional studies are invited to apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate or the equivalent in experience, research and publications. The Fellowship is tenable at the University of Windsor for a period of four months to one year. No stipend is attached to the Fellowship. The Humanities Research Group will provide office space, university affiliation, library privileges and assist Fellows in establishing contacts with individuals, groups, libraries and institutions in the Southwestern Ontario/Michigan region. Fellows are expected to work in residence at the HRG for the duration of the award and to deliver a public presentation on their research.

Due March 15, 2010

For more information.

California Studies Consortium Grants

The University of California California Studies Consortium invites qualified UC faculty and graduate students to apply for collaborative grants in California Studies: the UCCSC Graduate Student Research Travel Grant is designed to assist graduate students at UC campuses for travel and access to archives and collections for research in California Studies. The UCCSC also invites proposals for a series of systemwide faculty workshops. Applications should be based on a clear theme relating to California Studies in a global context and open to different disciplinary approaches. UCCSC also invites individuals to apply for Regional Seminars and Research Workgroups and encourages a regional perspective based on the state's three distinct but related regions: Southern California, Central California, and Northern California. UCCSC offers Community Outreach and Teaching Grants in which it will support faculty research and creative work that involves community organizations in California and contributes to a broader goal of building ties between UC campuses and off-campus communities.

Due February 15, 2010

For more information.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Upcoming Lecture on Islam and Violence

The Muslim Students' Association at Texas A&M is hosting an event on February 3, 2010 titled "Islam and Violence: Muslim Responses to Terrorism." The lecture will be given by Dr. John Voll, a professor of Islamic history and associate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He is the author of Islam: Continuity and Change in the Modern World, and is editor, author, or co-author of seven additional books -- among many other distinctions. The main goal of this event is to help educate the community to clear up misconceptions, develop an understanding of Islam, and open channels of communication. The event will be held in Rudder 601 at 6:45 p.m.

For more information.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Public Service Fellowship

City Hall Fellows gives America's best and brightest recent college graduates firsthand experience in using local government to drive social change. Fellows function as full-time city employees, not as interns, consultants or observers. Fellows participate in a structured, year-long, quasi-academic exploration of how local governments function and why they function as they do, complete with intensive service projects through which Fellows try their hands at policy evaluation and policy-making. This 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. For their next class, they will be placing cohorts of Fellows in 3 cities: Houston, San Francisco, and Baton Rouge. The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. Applicants should be graduating students or recent alumni (Class of 2007 or later).

Due March 10, 2010

For more information.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

American Councils Fellowships

The American Councils for International Education offers nine fellowship opportunities for individuals interested in completing research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program provides intensive Russian-language immersion in Russia. The African Languages Overseas Flagship Program leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. The Collaborative Research Grants in the Humanities provides up to $54,400 for four to twelve months of full time research for U.S. post-doctoral scholars who are collaborating with scholars of Central or Eastern Europe or Eurasia. The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides the opportunity to study the languages of the independent states of the former Soviet Union in an immersion setting. The Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program provides full support for research and ten hours per week of advanced language instruction for three to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Moldova, and Ukraine. The Title VIII Research Scholar Program provides full support for research trips to Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine. The Title VIII Southeast European Language Training Program provides fellowships to study language in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. The Title VIII Southeast European Research Program provides fellowships to conduct field research in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. The Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship Program offers post-doctoral scholars up to $35,000 for field-based, policy-relevant research in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

Due dates vary.

For more information.

Congressional Research Awards 2010

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2010. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States. The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Applicants are responsible for showing the relationship between their work and the awards program guidelines.

Due February 1, 2010

For more information.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Call for Papers: Trans-Humanities

Trans-Humanities, an international academic journal for experimental methodologies and research areas for new humanities, is published by Ewha Institute for the Humanities and welcomes any paper that deals with trans-boundary cultural phenomena and other issues about boundaries in the area of glocality, gender and multimedia. They encourage research papers which try to overcome the limitations of preceding humanities studies and develop pragmatic and multidisciplinary academic approaches. Editors invite contributions that have been written in English and have not been published nor submitted to other journals or publishers. The recommended length for contributions is 7,000-8,000 words.

Due March 31, 2010

For more information.

The New York Public Library LGBT Visiting Scholars Program Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars Grant

The New York Public Library will provide stipends for up to three Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars. The stipends support travel to New York City and related expenses to do research in the Library's premier LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history collections. The travel grants awarded range from $1,000 to $8,500. The program is limited to emerging scholars-those without permanent academic appointments-or those who are unaffiliated with an academic institution. Interested applicants should send a 3-5 page research proposal specifying the relevant collections at the Library for their project, a draft budget and itinerary for their planned trip, a CV, and an appropriate letter of recommendation.

Due March 1, 2010

For more information.