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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 University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2016. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, rare books, or other materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.
Awards will be made based on the applicant's ability to complete the proposed on-site research successfully within the timeframe of the fellowship. Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and the extent to which University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research. Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016. Notice of awards will be made by March 18, 2016, for use between June 1, 2016, and October 1, 2016.
Applicants must provide the following information:
- A cover letter (not to exceed one page) including the project title; a brief summary; estimated dates of on-site research; and a budget for travel, living, and research expenses during the period of on-site research
- A research proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages. Applicants should include references to specific archival finding aids and catalog records of particular relevance to their proposed project whenever possible.
- A curriculum vitae of no longer than two pages
- Two letters of support from academic or other scholars. References may be sent with the application or separately.
Submit application in one electronic file to: email@example.com
Letters of reference in electronic form are preferred; print letters of reference can be sent to:
Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships
Special Collections Research Center
The University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
For additional information contact: Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections Research Center.
A list of last year’s Fellows may be viewed here: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/about/platzmanfellowships.html
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 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.
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:
- Domestic full-time language and area or international studies.
- Overseas full-time language and area or international studies.
- 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.
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
For further information on our holdings, please visit our website, http://cary.rit.edu, and search our catalog: http://albert.rit.edu/
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
For more information, visit http://cultures-of-conservation.wikis.bgc.bard.edu
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.