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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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