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Graduate Fellowships 2016-17

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.

The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program

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.

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship

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.

American Antiquarian Society Long-term Fellowship

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.

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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.    

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship

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

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Oklahoma

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.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship

deadline: 
January 20, 2016

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open: http://chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Complete applications must be submitted by January 20, 2016.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The program is divided in two sections:

 

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program

 

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.

 

ELIGIBILITY

·         Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.

·         Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.

·         Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

 

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our websites.

 

BENEFITS

·         A monthly stipend

·         Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship

·         A round-trip ticket to France

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

·         Academic relevance of the research project

·         Student's command of the subject

·         Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration

·         Background of the research collaboration

·         Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange

 

CONTACTS

STEM Chateaubriand Program: stem.coordinator@chateaubriand-fellowship.org

HSS Chateaubriand Program : hss.coordinator@chateaubriand-fellowship.org

 

WEBSITE & APPLICATION

 

http://chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at UCLA

deadline: 
February 1, 2016

ASECS/Clark Fellowships

Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Center/Clark 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.

Stipend: $2,500 for the month of residency.

Application deadline: 1 February 2016

 

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship

Sponsored jointly by the Center/Clark and the Huntington Library, this two-month fellowship (one month at each library) provides support for bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths; eligible projects include textual scholarship, analytical/descriptive bibliography, history of printing and/or publishers, and related fields. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or have appropriate research experience.

Stipend: $5,500 for two months in residence.

Application deadline: 1 February 2016

 

Clark Short-Term Fellowships

Fellowship support is available to scholars with research projects that require work in any area of the Clark Library’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.

Stipend: $2,500 per month.

Application deadline: 1 February 2016

 

Kanner Fellowship in British Studies

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.

Stipend: $7,500 for the three-month tenure.

Application deadline: 1 February 2016

 

Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.

Scholars will need to have received their doctorates in the last six years, (no earlier than July 1, 2010, and no later than September 30, 2016). Scholars whose research pertains to the announced theme are eligible to apply. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s workshops and seminars. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark.

Stipend: $42,840 for the three-quarter period including paid medical benefits for scholar and dependents.

 

Application deadline: 1 February 2016

 

All applicants should be aware that the Clark Library is currently undergoing a seismic refit and will be closed through July 2016, pending the completion of the construction project. Please plan your intended residency dates with this in mind when making a fellowship application.

sponsored by

UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies

www.1718.ucla.edu

and the

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

www.clarklibrary.ucla.edu

 


Postdoctoral fellowship information can be found here:

www.1718.ucla.edu/research/postdoctoral/

 

Post-doctoral application forms can be accessed directly via this link:

www.1718.ucla.edu/research/postdoctoral/postdoc-app/

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

deadline: 
January 26, 2016

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.

Application period opens October 1, 2015. Only US citizens and green card holders may apply. 

For eligibility details and to submit an application, visit the website.