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posted by on October 2, 2014
deadline: November 3, 2014

Barra Sabbatical Fellowship
(9 months, 2015-2016)

This award is for a nine-month term beginning 1 September 2015. This fellowship is designed for a scholar in any relevant discipline who earned the Ph.D. no later than 2010 and who will be on leave from a tenured or tenure-track faculty position for the 2015-2016 academic year. Proposals will be entertained for book-length projects falling with in the Center's area of interest at any stage of research or writing, provided that the applicant has not previously received McNeil Center funding for the same or a closely related project. The fellow will be encouraged to provide informal mentoring to more junior members of the McNeil Center community while participating fully in the Center's seminars and other activities. The fellow will receive a grant of $46,000, wwith no other salary or benefits, on the assumption that additional support will be provided by his or her home institution during the fellow's period in residence at the McNeil Center.

Applications for either fellowship must be submitted on line at http://www.mceas.org/postdoctoralfellowships.shtml.

The following items must be prepared for uploading as .pdf files: 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 during the fellowship term; and a writing sample related to the project, not to exceed 7,500 words, double-spaced.

Two confidential letters of support should be uploaded separately by the letter writers or submitted by email to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu. Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this applications. Do not send generic letters from job placement dossiers.
Questions may be directed to:

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531
215-929-9251
mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

posted by on September 5, 2014
deadline: October 15, 2014

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 dissertation 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.

Fellowship Terms

Fall workshop in Cambridge, MA 
Photo credit: 2013 fellow 
Jackson Bartlett
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 dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through anonline 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 on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit the website.

                         http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

posted by on September 1, 2014
deadline: December 31, 2014

Supporting Research on George Washington, Colonial America, the Revolutionary Era, and Early Republic

Generous short- and long-term awards are available to doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, mid-career faculty, as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with relevant topics. All fellowships are residential with housing provided on the Mount Vernon campus.

Application Deadline is December 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

http://www.mountvernon.org/library/fellows-program/

posted by on September 1, 2014
deadline: October 15, 2014

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2014.

For more information please visit:

woodrow.org/womens-studies

posted by on September 1, 2014
deadline: November 15, 2014

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply. The competition deadline is November 15, 2014.

For more information please visit:

woodrow.org/newcombe