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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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Questions can be directed to:
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531
The deadline for online applications is 1 February 2016.
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:
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
HSS Chateaubriand Program : firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE & APPLICATION
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 EDIS announces a fellowship award of $1,000 in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The project need not be devoted solely to Dickinson, but her work should be a substantial focus. The award may be used for any expense incurred to advance the project. Preference will be given to applicants in the dissertation stage or writing a work aimed at publication. To apply, please send a cv, a cover letter, a 600-800 word project description, a brief bibliography, and contact information for two references to Eliza Richards at email@example.com. Applications are due by January 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org
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.
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. Selected research collections include:
· Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding
· The most substantial archive in America on the work of Hermann Zapf
· Type specimens, 18th century to the present
· Historical type (metal and wood) and matrices
· Private press printing: Doves Press, Golden Cockerel Press, Kelmscott Press, Klingspor, Limited Editions Club, Merrymount Press, Officina Bodoni, Roycroft Press, Spiral Press, and Vincent Fitzgerald & Co.
· The archive of book designer and calligrapher Ismar David
· The archive of calligrapher Paul Standard, including decades of correspondence with major 20th-century graphic artists
The Cary Collection short-term fellowship is for one month of study in residence at the library, with a stipend of $2,500 to cover travel and living expenses. The fellowship must be used within a year of the award.
Applications are due January 15, 2016. To apply, please mail or email a research proposal detailing your project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Steven K. Galbraith, Curator
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623