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posted by on January 29, 2019
deadline: February 1, 2019

See link for area studies specific deadlines at Penn

 

About FLAS Fellowships

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.

The goals of the fellowship program are:  

  • To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies.
  • To foster foreign language acquisition and fluency.
  • To develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.    

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.  Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.   

Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for students participating in official overseas language programs and in very limited cases for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQ page or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.   

Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship (minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses are outlined in the FLAS FAQ section).     

posted by on January 21, 2019
deadline: March 20, 2019

The Wolf Humanities Center announces a Graduate Research Assistantship for the 2019–2020 academic year for a University of Pennsylvania dissertation-level (ABD) student in the humanities whose work pertains to Kinship, the Center's research topic for the year.

See link for more details: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/graduate-research-assistantship 

The RAship provides full support for the 2019–20 academic year (tuition plus a stipend of approx. $25,500), and carries membership in the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar on Kinship. Applicants may not be holding other positions and must be in good academic and financial standing with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The RAship is awarded competitively. Semifinalists are interviewed on campus in March/April as part of the selection process. Application deadline: March 20, 2019.

The half-time position requires 15–20 hours per week of service in a variety of functions:

  1. Assist the administrative staff of the Wolf Humanities Center and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities in carrying out general business. Requires some evenings and, rarely, weekends to help staff events.
  2. Staff and participate in the weekly Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar and the bi-weekly Price Lab Mellon DH Seminar.
  3. Serve as the lead organizer of a one-day conference or symposium related to the theme of Kinship.

TO APPLY

  • Complete the following information and upload to our secure server as a single PDF:
    • Cover letter expressing interest in the RAship.
    • Project title, 125-word (max.) abstract.
    • Project proposal (500 words) describing the research to be carried out during the course of the year and its relation to the Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-2019 theme, Kinship.
    • Curriculum vitae and scan of unofficial Penn course transcript.
  • Also required is one confidential letter of recommendation from either your dissertation director or your graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload that letter to our secure server no later than March 20, 2019. (Letters should not be emailed.)
posted by on January 21, 2019
deadline: March 15, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

2019-2020 Academic Year
Application Deadline: Fri. March 15, 2019

See link for more details: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/andrea-mitchell-center/fellowships#gradfellows...

The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award 3 graduate fellowships during the 2018-2019 academic year to Penn graduate students with approved prospectuses for dissertation topics in any discipline relevant to the study of democracy, its theory or practice, or related topics of citizenship and constitutional government.

The Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowship will provide for the graduate student’s tuition and annual stipend during the 2019-2020 academic year. Recipients will also be compensated for administrative work done for the Program.

Funds are provided through a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Mary and David Boies Family Fund. The recipients are expected to assist in organizing an interdisciplinary Mitchell Center Graduate Student Workshop in which graduate students from Penn and surrounding institutions may present pertinent research. They will be expected to attend the Mitchell Center Faculty Workshop series and conferences and may also be asked to provide administrative support for these events.

Applicants should send:

1)   a CV
2)   a description of their dissertation’s aim, current status, and further research plans 
      (not to exceed five double-spaced pages)
3)   a copy of their transcript
4)   a letter of endorsement from their Dissertation Supervisor.

Please send applications in Word or PDF format to mitchell-center@sas.upenn.edu, or mail hard copies to:

Matthew Roth
Mitchell Center Administrator
College Hall 208
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Questions concerning the Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowships should be directed to Matthew Roth at maroth@sas.upenn.edu, phone 215-573-4881.

posted by on January 19, 2016
deadline: March 15, 2016

Graduate Fellowships 2016-17

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2016-2017 Academic Year
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) will award 3 graduate fellowships during the 2016-2017 academic year to Penn graduate students with approved prospectuses for dissertation topics in any discipline relevant to any or all of the program’s three overarching themes, “Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism.” Dissertations need address only one of the three themes.

The DCC Graduate Fellowship will provide for the graduate student’s tuition and annual stipend during the 2016-2017 academic year, plus $3500 to support dissertation-related research expenses in the summer of either 2016 or 2017. Recipients will also be compensated for administrative work done for the Program.

Funds are provided through a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Mary and David Boies Family Fund. The recipients are expected to assist in organizing an interdisciplinary DCC Graduate Student Workshop in which graduate students from Penn and surrounding institutions may present pertinent research. They will also be asked to provide administrative support for the DCC Faculty Workshop Series and Annual Conference and they will be eligible to participate in these events.

Applicants should send:

1)   a CV
2)   a description of their dissertation’s aim, current status, and further research plans (not to exceed five double-spaced pages)
3)   a copy of their transcript
4)   a letter of endorsement from their Dissertation Supervisor.

Please send applications in Word or PDF format to dcc-penn@sas.upenn.edu, or mail hard copies to:

Matthew Roth
DCC Administrator
College Hall 208
Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Questions concerning the DCC Graduate Fellowships should be directed to Matthew Roth at maroth@sas.upenn.edu, phone 215-573-4881.

posted by on January 5, 2016
deadline: February 1, 2016

Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2016-2017 academic year, most with stipends of at least $21,000. Fellows receive office space in the Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center's program of seminars and other activities.

Awards may be made in the following categories, depending on the qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funding. In a given year, appointments may not be made in all categories.

Nine-Month or One-Semester Fellowships

  • MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships are open to candidates from any discipline working on topic within the McNeil Center's area of interest.
  • Barra Foundation Fellowship

The Barra Foundation Fellowship supports research related to art or material culture.

  • Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships

Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships support research dealing with Philadelphia or the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • MCEAS Consortium Fellowships are reserved for candidates from research universities that are members of the McNeil Center Consortium. (For more information about the Consortium, please visit www.mceas.org.)
  • The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, acknowledges excellence in Early American Studies.
  • The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850.
  • Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral candidates from any relevant program at the University of Pennsylvania who meet the same rigorous standards as external candidates. Terms of appointment are determined by the School of Arts and Sciences.

Other Fellowships

  • The Monticello-McNeil Fellowship, co-sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, facilitates scholarship on Thomas Jefferson and his times. Holders of this fellowship spend a portion of their fellowship term at the ICJS in Charlottesville, Virginia.

How to Apply

A single online application suffices (paper copies will not be accepted) for all dissertation fellowships. Categories and duration of awards are determined by the selection committee, but candidates interested in the Monticello-McNeil fellowship should state their interest clearly in their research proposals. The following will be completed by submitting your application online:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A proposal not to exceed 1,500 words, double-spaced, describing the general scope of the project and the specific work proposed for the fellowship term
  • An unpublished writing sample related to the project, not to exceed 7,500 words, double-spaced.
  • Two letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your recommenders or they can email recommendations to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this application. Do not send generic letters from placement dossiers.

Fellowship applications and letters of recommendation can be uploaded by following the links on the fellowship page:

http://mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml

Questions can be directed to:

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies

University of Pennsylvania

3355 Woodland Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531

mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

 

 

The deadline for online applications is 1 February 2016.

posted by on December 17, 2015
deadline: January 30, 2016

PhD students in English are invited to apply to Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for PhD students to study at the University of Oxford from 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017.

Made possible by the generosity of Sir Walter Annenberg, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship provides a stipend of £8,000 paid directly to the Scholar to support one year at Oxford. The Scholar will receive this stipend in two installments upon confirmation that s/he is registered as a non-degree student at Oxford. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship will also cover university fees for visiting non-degree students and health insurance for the Scholar, but not the costs of room and board, which should be paid out of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship stipend of £8,000. The Scholar may audit classes at Oxford, but will not be permitted to enroll in classes.

Applicants must submit the materials listed at http://www.upenn.edu/curf/fellowships/fellowships-directory/queen-elizabeth-scholarship no later than 30 January 2016.  As part of their application, applicants are required to include written confirmation (a copy of an email is acceptable) from an Oxford faculty member that the faculty member agrees to supervise the candidate during their time at Oxford.

posted by on December 15, 2015
deadline: January 15, 2016

The deadline for applications for long-term fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society for the 2016-17 academic year is January 15, 2016. These fellowships are supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions. Located in Worcester, MA, the American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library whose collections focus on materials printed in what is now the United States from European contact through 1876. Further information about the Society and its holdings are available here: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/collections.

These fellowships support scholars to be in continuous residence at the AAS for periods of four to twelve months, and can be used to support work on projects at any stage of completion, from earliest research to final writing. The fellowships offer a period of collegial interaction with other members of the Society’s community of research fellows and library staff, as well as an opportunity to conduct research in the AAS’s peerless collections of early American manuscripts, books, newspapers, and graphic arts materials.

The stipend for the AAS-NEH fellowships is $4200/month. For the 2016-17 academic year, the Antiquarian Society will be able to award 28 months of support. Additional information, along with a link to the online application form, is available at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm.

posted by on December 11, 2015
deadline: March 1, 2016

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Are Available for Summer 2016 and the 2016-17 Academic Year.

The Penn National Resource Centers will award FLAS Fellowships for Summer 2016 and AY 2016-17 to Penn undergraduate and graduate students engaged in pursuing modern language study.   

Applications for summer 2016 and academic year 2016-17 fellowships are due March 1, 2016.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

(1) Graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents AND who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, OR

(2) Undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents AND who have declared a major by the application deadline AND who will study a FLAS language at the intermediate or advanced level during the fellowship summer or academic year. 

 FLAS awards may be used by students participating in official overseas language programs, and in very limited cases, for dissertators.  Please see the FLAS FAQsection of our web site, or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator, for more information.   

 What are the Benefits for Penn Students?

-         Graduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend. 

-         Undergraduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive $10,000 toward tuition and a $5,000 stipend.

-         Summer FLAS Fellows will receive $5,000 toward tuition and a $2,500 stipend.

Fellowship Requirements

Academic Year Fellows: The successful applicant must enroll each semester of the Fellowship year in a FLAS-approved language and in full-time study in either area studies or professional studies related to the world area where the FLAS language is spoken.  Undergraduates must enroll each semester in a language course at the intermediate level or higher.

Summer Fellows: The successful applicant must enroll in a formal domestic or overseas program of intensive language study during the summer. Students at the beginning (graduate only) and intermediate levels are expected to attend domestic or overseas programs offering a minimum of 140 contact hours of instruction, while advanced students may attend programs with fewer hours (but not less than 120).

 Can I Use a FLAS Fellowship to Study Abroad?

YES! FLAS may be used at Penn or abroad, for:

 Academic Year

-         Domestic full-time language and area or international studies.

 -         Overseas full-time language and area or international studies.  

 Summer

-         Domestic beginning, intermediate and advanced intensive language programs.

 -         Overseas intermediate and advanced intensive language programs.

Students may propose to use FLAS to study overseas at approved programs. Students wishing to use an award for an overseas program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency. Graduate students may use an award for beginning level study abroad if an appropriate beginning language program in the student’s language is not available in the United States. Check with the relevant FLAS Coordinator at Penn to see whether your intended overseas language program is approved.

Application & Deadlines

For instructions on how to apply, please see the Application & Instructions page.

Applications for summer 2015 and academic year 2016-17 fellowships are due March 1, 2016

For More Information

To learn more about FLAS, visit the FLAS FAQ page, or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.

 

About FLAS Fellowships

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program assists meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.

 

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.  Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.    

posted by on November 30, 2015
deadline: December 15, 2015

Bard Graduate Center invites applications for two one-year post-doctoral fellowships funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to help bridge the gap between the ways objects are studied by conservators and the ways they are approached by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). These fellowships are available to individuals with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and each of the appointed humanities-trained fellows will join a conservation team at a New York-area museum and work together on a joint project. The participating institutions are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Division.

The fellowship is part of “Cultures of Conservation,” an initiative designed to model a new graduate curriculum at Bard Graduate Center. The five years of the grant (2012-17) are seeing the development of new courses, new seminars, and new research and teaching positions, all of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the intellectual apparatus of graduate students and professors in the humanities. Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of what they bring to the proposed research.

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement explaining the importance of this project to the candidate’s professional and intellectual development, sample publication (SASE), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be emailed fellowships@bgc.bard.edu. Materials may also be sent by post to: Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, c/o Dean Peter N. Miller, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.All application materials must be received by 15 December 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please direct questions to the Mellon Fellowship Search Committee via email fellowships@bgc.bard.edu

For more information, visit http://cultures-of-conservation.wikis.bgc.bard.edu

 

posted by on November 11, 2015
deadline: February 12, 2016

 

Three one-year non-renewable Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning fall 2016 at the University of Oklahoma, Norman OK.

These positions will be associated with the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, a major new initiative on virtue and flourishing funded in part by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation (see www.ou.edu/flourish). Significant research focus must be on issues related to character, virtue, or flourishing broadly construed. The postdoctoral fellowships are research positions with no teaching responsibilities, intended for early-career researchers interested in advancing their scholarship.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. conferred by the start date. The fellowships will begin on August 16, 2016 and end on May 15, 2017. Those already in temporary or tenure-track positions are welcome to apply to spend a year at the University of Oklahoma.

Candidates should send a short cover letter, the names of three references, CV, a writing sample, and a two-page description of the research they will pursue during the fellowship period by email attachment to flourish@ou.edu, or if that is not possible, to The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, 620 Parrington Oval, #208, Norman, OK 73019. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 12, 2016. The University of Oklahoma is an equal employment opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.