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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:
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
• 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.
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)
- 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
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 email@example.com, 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 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.
· 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.
· A monthly stipend
· Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
· A round-trip ticket to France
· 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
STEM Chateaubriand Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSS Chateaubriand Program : email@example.com
WEBSITE & APPLICATION
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.
UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Postdoctoral fellowship information can be found here:
Post-doctoral application forms can be accessed directly via this link:
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.
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.
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.
The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and independent researchers, the main criteria for awards being the merit and significance of the proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the Library's holdings to the proposed research project.
For more information, visit this link.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.
Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program. Eligibility The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/.