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posted by on December 11, 2015
deadline: January 15, 2016

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award.

Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas:  the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic.

For more information, or to apply, please go to http://rbsc.princeton.edu/friends-princeton-university-library-research-grants.

 

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.

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 25, 2015
deadline: December 15, 2015

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund fellowship pays tuition plus a stipend of $18,000 for three years. U.S. citizens in any field of study are eligible.  The terms require that the Fellow conduct studies entirely within the USA and prove financial need.

We are permitted three institutional nominees, so there is an internal selection process coordinated by the Provost’s Office.  Students should complete the online form HERE and submit all supporting documentation online by midnight Tuesday, December 15th.   

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR ONLINE FORM

Upload as a single PDF:

Liebmann Fund Application

• Student's CV

• Letters of recommendation from two professors who have taught or worked closely with the student.

   (If preferred, letters of recommendation may be submitted separately (by December 15th)

   via email to Office of the Vice Provost for Education provost-ed@upenn.edu

• Transcripts of ALL CURRENT and PREVIOUS academic records (can be unofficial copies)

• GRE test scores

• Statement of purpose and abstract as specified in the Liebmann Fund application

 

NOTE: Official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns will only be required of those chosen as institutional nominees.

 

 

 

posted by on November 21, 2015
deadline: November 21, 2015

The Penn Humanities Forum is currently offering two one-year research fellowships at $2500 each to Penn graduate students in the humanities who are ABD. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to the Forum's theme for the year in which the award is granted. Fellows are required to attend the Forum's Mellon Research Seminar, held weekly from noon–2:00pm during the academic year, and present their work at one of the sessions. Seminar members also include postdoctoral fellows, faculty from Penn and regional universities, and the Forum's director and topic director.

Application deadline: March 21, 2016

Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities whose dissertation research relates to Translation, the Forum's topic for 2016–17.

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Your name and department
  • Project Title
  • Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
  • Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
  • Up-to-date c.v.

 Please submit all information to our secure online server as a single PDF, naming your file <your Last name-First name.pdf> (e.g., Franklin-Ben.pdf)

Also required:

  • One confidential letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Please ask your referee to submit their letter online using this link no later than the application deadline, March 21, 2016.

For more information visit: https://www.phf.upenn.edu/fellowships/penn-graduate-student-research-fellowships

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.

posted by on November 9, 2015
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

posted by on November 4, 2015
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/

posted by on October 22, 2015
deadline: January 16, 2016

The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe.  The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project. For details about eligibility and to submit an application, visit this website.

posted by on October 22, 2015
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.

posted by on October 20, 2015
deadline: January 15, 2016

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. In addition, awards will be made from the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World. This award covers work using materials pertinent to this topic donated by Mr. Lapidus as well as other also relevant materials in the collections. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $3,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month.

For more information, visit the website.