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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
3 PHD POSTIONS IN POLITICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIV. OF OSLO
Deadline: 1 September 2015
Open to: applicants with MA or an equivalent in Political Science
Fellowship: NOK 430 500– 459 700, (approximately EUR 47,261 – 50,466) per annum
The Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo hereby announces three vacant positions as PhD Research Fellow. The persons appointed may choose between a three year-appointment with no teaching requirement, or an appointment for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections:
Public policy and administration;
Candidates will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science. Applicants must submit a project description of up to 3000 words outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the sources of data to be used, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period.
To be appointed for the position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology. In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. Successful candidates must document top grades and an MA Thesis of the highest quality. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.
The position is remunerated by salary of the level 50 – 54, NOK 430,500 – 459,700, (approximately EUR 47,261 – 50,466) depending on qualifications. Moreover, research fellow will obtain an attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 1 September 2015. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application:
Copy of Master’s dissertation;
Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. This documentation must be in English or in a Scandinavian language (or translated into English/Scandinavian by a certified translator). The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master’s thesis;
Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university, preferably translated into ECTS-credits;
List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/08/20/study-your-phd-in-political-sciences-at-the-univ-of-oslo/#ixzz3jlUE5Nrw
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO IN NORWAY, 2016
University of Oslo is inviting applications for PhD research fellowships in social anthropology. Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology. Each position is for four years and will include 25% teaching, supervision and examination. The application deadline is 30 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided in Social Anthropology at University of Oslo in Norway.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Oslo in Norway.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Eligibility: –Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology. The successful candidates must participate in the research training organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences (the PhD programme) and undertake research that will lead to the award of a PhD in social anthropology. Applicants are referred to the Guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at a university or university college. The candidates who are offered the phd positions will automatically be accepted for the PhD programme.
-Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and/or English.
-Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (recommended total length, including the list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan. The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Norwegian and international applicants are eligible for this PhD fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Department of Social Anthropology invites candidates to apply for up to 3 Ph.D. Research Fellowships, with starting date in January 2016. The Department wishes to recruit up to three Ph.D. candidates with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. Applicants should relate to one or more of the Department’s core research areas. Information about the core areas can be found on the Department’s website. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the research area(s) they relate to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. Each position is for four years and will include 25% teaching, supervision and examination.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Each position is for four years and will include 25% teaching, supervision and examination.
What does it cover? -Pay grade 50 – 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per annum)
-Academically stimulating working environment
-Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
-good welfare benefits
Selection criteria: When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the project description, as well as the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. A good match between the candidate’s proposal and the Department’s activities and areas of competence is a main selection criterion along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:
-Project description for the work to be undertaken during the course of the term of appointment, including the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan (recommended total length, including list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum)
-CV (complete list of education including grades, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
-A complete list of publications
-Names and contact details of 3 persons for references
-Note! Actual academic works should not be included at this time. After the first stage of the review process an expert committee will invite the most appropriate candidates to submit up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process.
-Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation may be required from the shortlisted candidates, but should not be included in the application. The application/CV must include a list of education, with grades. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 September 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/phd-research-fellowships-social-anthropology-university-of-oslo-norway-2016/2015/08/22/
DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO IN NORWAY, 2015-2016
University of Oslo is inviting applications for doctoral research fellowships in literature in English. A Master’s Degree or equivalent in English (literature in English). The Master’s Degree must have been achieved by the time of application. Personal suitability and motivation for the position. The application deadline is 1 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in literature in English (Literature, Rights and Imagined Communities) at University of Oslo in Norway.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral research program at University of Oslo in Norway.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Eligibility: A Master’s Degree or equivalent in English (literature in English). The Master’s Degree must have been achieved by the time of application. Personal suitability and motivation for the position. In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
-the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
-the applicant’s ability to complete research training
-good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communties
-the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
-Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may also be given preference.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Norwegian and Foreign applicants are eligible for these doctoral research fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Two positions as PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017) within literature in English are available in the Literature, Rights, and Imagined Communities project in the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo (UiO). Literature, Rights, and Imagined Communities studies the relationship between conceptions and practices of rights, forms and habits of imagining community, and the structure and practice of literature. We seek a PhD candidate with excellent research qualifications who will contribute to the project. The applicant must present an independent subproject that lies within the scope of the Literature, Rights, and Imagined Communities project. This subproject should be within literature in English, focusing on any period or periods between the Renaissance and the present.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The appointment is for a duration of three years.
What does it cover? Total offer is of:
-Salary level 50 – 56 (NOK 430 500 – 475 400, depending on qualifications)
-a professionally stimulating working environment
-attractive welfare benefits
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
-letter of application
-list of publications (if applicable)
-transcript of records of your Master’s Degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
-project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project
-Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
-Educational certificates, Master’s theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 September 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/doctoral-research-fellowships-literatures-english-university-of-oslo-norway-2015-2016/2015/08/11/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
4 POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE NEW EUROPE COLLEGE IN BUCHAREST
Deadline: 15 October 2015
Open to: PhD holders in a relevant historical discipline
Fellowship: salary of EUR 2000 for a period of 2 years
New Europe College is one of the South-Eastern Europe’s leading institutes for advanced studies, internationally appreciated for its high quality and innovative approach to research. Founded in 1994 as an independent institute, it is officially recognized the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research as an institutional structure for postgraduate studies in the humanities and social sciences, at the level of advanced studies. With strong international links, New Europe College managed to create a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary dialogue and critical debates. Its main aim is to strengthen research in the humanities and social science and to promote contacts between Romanian scholars and their peers worldwide.
Following the European Research Council competition for Consolidator Grants (2014), New Europe College became the Host Institution of such a grant. The project title is “Luxury, Fashion and Social status in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe” and its Principal Investigator is Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu, researcher at New Europe College and at the “Nicolae Iorga” Institute of History in Bucharest.
The project aims to trace the role luxury played in the modernisation process in South-Eastern Europe, taking into account the specific features of the region and how South-Eastern European peoples, and their Byzantine and Ottoman heritage are viewed through the stereotype of “Balkanism”. Thus, there is a need to examine the traditional society and luxury as a cultural habitus of power; how the luxury tastes developed within the process of “Europenization”; the appearance of consumer society. From the economic point of view, South-Eastern Europe rewards analysis as the intersection of two “world economic systems”, in Immanuel Wallerstein’s terms. Originally located in the Ottoman world economic system, South-Eastern Europe became a periphery of the Western European system as this system rose to world supremacy. An extremely interesting aspect of such peripheral zones is the coincidentia oppositorum principle, especially in evidence in cultural matters. However, other tendencies in the same field did not follow the same trend, offering an excellent subject for economic analysis, especially from the perspective of luxury goods. The project’s findings will help towards a better knowledge of changes in European society in its transition to modernity, and of similarities and differences between the various regions of Europe.
Within the project, 4 post-doctoral positions will be available for the following themes of research:
The luxury goods trade in the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans in the 17th and 18th centuries;
Regional identities and forms of segregation in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe;
Social Elites in South-Eastern Europe;
Fashion and gender in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe.
The post-doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to work on these projects, based on their expertise and research ideas, in consultation with the principal investigator and the other members of the team. They are encouraged to plan research stays at foreign libraries and archives and to be as innovative as possible. At the same time, they are expected to be present at all the team meetings (one every 6 months), and at other events organized within the project, and to discuss their findings. At the end of their activity they must provide, as results of their research, the following: 2 articles in international indexed peer-reviewed journals; 2 chapters in collective volumes and 3 participations at international scientific events. These contributions must be related to their specific theme of research within the project, acknowledge their participation in this project and mention the source of funding.
A successful candidate should have:
A PhD in a relevant historical discipline;
Excellent knowledge of 2 foreign languages (preferably English and French). Knowledge of Greek, Turkish or Russian would be an asset;
Experience in archival research;
Capacity to work both as a creative and independent researcher, and as part of an interdisciplinary international team;
Capacity and willingness to collaborate across academic disciplines.
Four post-doctoral positions can be offered for a period of 2 years, with a monthly gross salary of EUR 2000. The winning candidates will sign a contract with the Host Institution (New Europe College). The contract will be drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Romanian Labour Law.
How to apply?
Applicants should send the following documents (in English):
A letter of intent;
A curriculum vitae (with a recent photo);
Certified, scanned document(s) proving that the applicant holds a PhD title;
A list of publications;
A 1000-word research design proposal (in Microsoft Word or pdf format), in which the applicant presents his/her ideas about one of the projects’ themes. Please specify on the upper side of your proposal for which specific theme you are applying;
2 original letters of reference (in English or French) from academics familiar with your work and explicitly supporting your application for this position.
Candidates are asked to enter in the subject field of their e-mail message: “Application for NEC-ERC LuxFass post-doctoral position”. Please be aware that incomplete or late application files will not be taken into consideration.
The application file should be sent by October 15, 2015
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/08/14/4-phd-positions-at-the-new-europe-college-in-bucharest/#ixzz3jlU31UZv
ACADEMY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This program is open to all recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates.
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.
Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.
Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.
Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.
Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race
How to Apply
All application materials need to arrive by the deadline of October 1. We do not accept late applications.
The completed application will include:
Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé
Research proposal (2500 word maximum)
Official PhD program transcript
Three letters of recommendation
Read more: http://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar
JEAN MONNET FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL APPLICANTS, 2016-2017
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships starting from 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The application deadline is 25 October 2015.
Study Subject(s): The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are: Integration, Governance and Democracy; Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and 21st Century World Politics and Europe.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre.
Scholarship Provider: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI).
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy
Eligibility: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships. The fellowships are open to candidates who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship on 1 September (to apply for 2016/17, the Ph.D. should have been awarded before 1 September 2011).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17. The Fellowship program is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programs and projects. Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. They are expected to actively participate in the academic life of the Centre and to contribute to the activities of the project or programme they are associated with. They can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with PhD students, other postdocs and EUI academic staff.
Number of award(s): The Centre offers up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships a year.
Duration of award(s): The fellowships are for the duration of one year (from September to August). In the case a fellow arrives after the beginning of September or leaves before the fellowship ends (i.e. before late July), the grant will be accordingly reduced.
What does it cover?
Grant: The basic grant is € 2,500 per month. If the duration of the fellowship is less than 12 months, no grant will be paid for the month of August. Successful applicants benefiting from other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI, as the amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum € 1,250 per month) depending on the additional income.
-Family allowance: A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to fellows with a partner when the partner lives with the fellow in Florence and on the condition that the partner’s income does not exceed € 2,000 per month. There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the fellow in Florence. Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they can declare that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and upon production of relevant documents (marriage certificate or a document that proves you are living together in Florence, birth certificates). For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. No allowance is paid for dependent children over the age of 26.
-Travel expenses: Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their home town to Florence: first-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis); Economy class air fare. The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.
Selection Criteria: Candidates are selected by the Academic Staff of the RSCAS and their nomination needs to be approved by the Executive Committee of the EUI. Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. This decision is final and not subject to appeal. In case a reserve list is drawn up, places can be offered to reserve candidates if selected candidates do not accept the offer of a fellowship.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25 October 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/jean-monnet-fellowships-international-postdoctoral-applicants/2015/08/21/
TRANSATLANTIC ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN APPLICANTS, 2016-2017
Transatlantic Academy invites applications for fellowship programme available for scholars from Europe and North America to examine the research theme “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century.” A minimum of four senior and two postdoctoral scholars, three from Europe and three from North America, will work in a collaborative environment from September 12, 2016- June 16, 2017. In addition to a generous monthly stipend, Fellows will receive travel expenses to and from the Academy.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded to examine the research theme “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century.”
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Volkswagen Stiftung and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA and Europe
-Applicants for senior fellowships must have a PhD and professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor. Applicants who combine academic excellence with practical field or policy experience will have an advantage. Fellows will be expected to present their own research and to react to the work of their colleagues on a regular basis while at the Academy. They will also be expected to discuss their research with policymakers, non-governmental organizations and other policy-oriented institutions, both in the United States and Europe.
-Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships must have completed their PhD within the last five years. The Academy offers two Postdoctoral Fellowships. One of them, the Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowship is reserved for promising young scholars based at German institutions working in a specific field of the humanities. Applications for this fellowship must be made directly to the Volkswagen Stiftung. Applications for the other Postdoctoral Fellowship should apply directly to the Academy.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholars from Europe and North America can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2016 – June 2017 to examine the research theme “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century.” A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the GMF office in Washington, DC. Each year, the Academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The Academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities, and the natural sciences.
Number of award(s): A minimum of four senior and two postdoctoral scholars, three from Europe and three from North America will be invited.
Duration of award(s): Fellows will work in a collaborative environment from September 12, 2016 – June 16, 2017.
What does it cover? In addition to a generous monthly stipend, Fellows will receive travel expenses to and from the Academy.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in September 2015 with offers made no later than December 2015.
How to Apply: Applicants for Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowship must be made via the Volkswagen Stiftung.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications to this fellowship is October 1, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/transatlantic-academy-fellowship-programme-european-north-american-applicants/2015/08/19/
CEAS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHINESE STUDIES AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN USA, 2016-2017
The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2016 and end August 31, 2017, with a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Chinese Studies.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking postdoctoral research programme at the Center for East Asian Studies.
Scholarship Provider: The Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
-Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree.
-In addition to non-affiliated PhD’s, this fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions, if they meet other application qualifications.
-U.S. citizenship is not required.
-Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from all around the world can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2016-17 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2016 and end August 31, 2017, with a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.
Number of award(s): There is a postdoctoral fellowship available in Chinese Studies for the 2016-17 academic year.
Duration of award(s): The fellowship will begin September 1, 2016 and end August 31, 2017, with a 12-month stipend.
What does it cover? Applicant will receive stipend of approximately $60,000.
How to Apply: Applications will only be accepted via our interfolio online application portal. No email or paper submissions will be accepted. The interfolio application consists of an online Applicant Biographical Information form, and the following required documents:
-Current curriculum vitae
-Research statement for the year of appointment (max. 5-page double-spaced)
-Writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper) no longer than 30 pages (whether single-spaced or double-spaced)
-Two letters of recommendation
-Two syllabi for proposed courses
Scholarship Application Deadline: Submission deadline for the 2016-17 fellowship applications is January 15, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/ceas-postdoctoral-fellowship-chinese-studies-stanford-university-usa/2015/08/14/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, PHD STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY TEACHERS, RESEARCHERS AND ARTISTS FROM ABROAD
In 2005, the National Scholarship Programme for the Supports of Mobility of University Students, PhD Students, University Teachers, Researchers and Artists was established by the approval of the Government of the Slovak Republic. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.
1. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
The following individuals are eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:
A) students, who are university students abroad and will be participating on a study stay in Slovakia within their 2nd level of higher education (or will be participating on a study stay in Slovakia at least during the 7th semester of their higher education, i.e. in case that they are students of a joined study programme – joined 1st and 2nd level of higher education), and who are accepted by a public, private or state university in the Slovak Republic to an academic mobility1 to study in the Slovak Republic;
duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 2 semesters (i.e. 4 – 5 or 9 – 10 months) or 1 – 3 trimesters, if the academic year is divided on trimesters (i.e. 3 – 4 or 6 – 7 or 9 – 10 months)
B) PhD students, whose higher education or research preparation takes place abroad, and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or research organisation eligible to carry out a PhD study programme2 (e.g. Slovak Academy of Sciences) in the Slovak Republic to an academic mobility1 to study/conduct research in the Slovak Republic;
duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 12 months
C) foreign university teachers, researchers or artists, who are invited by an organisation with a valid certificate of competence to carry out research and development seated in the Slovak Republic, and which is not a business organisation3 to a teaching/research/artistic stay in the Slovak Republic.
duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 12 months
 Section 58a Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on higher education institutions, as amended by later legislation.
 External education institution according to the Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on higher education institutions, as amended by later legislation.
 Legal entity according to the Section 7 letters a) – c) Act No. 172/2005 Coll. on organisation of state support to research and development, as amended by later legislation, which has a valid certificate of competence to carry out research and development according to the Section 26 Paragraph 11 or 12 of this Act. Mostly they are public, private or state universities, research organisations eligible to carry out a PhD study programme (so called external education institutions), Slovak Academy of Sciences and its institutes, or departmental research institutes or non-governmental organisations eligible to carry out research and development.
Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:
a) Member States of the European Union;
b) other signatories to the Bologna Process (listed are only countries outside the EU) – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Island, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Monte Negro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia (including Kosovo), Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City;
c) Belarus, Uzbekistan;
d) Canada, Mexico, USA, countries of Latin and Central America;
d) Australia, China (including Taiwan), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam.
The National Scholarship Programme does not support:
foreign university students and PhD students who will begin to study a full study programme of 2nd level of higher education or a full PhD study programme in Slovakia, or those who are already enrolled in a full study programme in Slovakia and would like to fund their studies in Slovakia using a scholarship within the NSP;
foreign university teachers, researchers and artists employed by higher education institutions or research organisations in the Slovak Republic as full-time employees (they have an employment contract according to the Labour Code);
nationals of the Slovak Republic who study or work at higher education institutions or research organisations abroad;
foreigners accepted for a scholarship stay in Slovakia in the framework of some other scholarship programme (e.g. International Visegrad Fund, Erasmus+, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.).
If a scholarship applicant has already been awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP, the following applies: If the scholarship applicant has already been awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP within the last 3 years for 10 or more months (individually and/or in total), he/she cannot be awarded a scholarship sooner than after 3 years since the completion of his/her last scholarship stay in the framework of the NSP in Slovakia.
2. SCHOLARSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP STAY
The scholarship shall cover scholarship holders’ living costs (accommodation, board, etc.) during their study/research/teaching/artistic stay at higher education institutions, research or non-governmental organisations in Slovakia. Regarding the accommodation and administrative duties related to the entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic, scholarship holders can contact their host institution or they can arrange these issues themselves. In case of applicants from abroad, the NSP does not cover travel costs related to arrival and departure from Slovakia.
3. MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP
Changes of the monthly scholarship amount are in force since the call for applications with the application deadline 30.04.2013!
a) university student (2nd level of higher education)
b) PhD student
c) university teacher/researcher/artist without PhD degree (or its equivalent) and less than 4 years of experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist
d) university teacher/researcher/artist:
with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and less than 10 years of experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist
with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and more than 10 years of experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist
1 000 €
To determine the monthly scholarship amount, only work experience until the deadline of the call for applications is taken into consideration.
PhD studies are considered as work experience.
Scholarship holders, whose scholarship stay lasts longer than 3 months and who are nationals of countries outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland are obliged to submit to the Foreign police office a confirmation on not suffering any illness constituting a threat to the public health within 30 days after being awarded the temporary residence in Slovakia. They will be reimbursed the costs related to the medical examination (up to 250 € per person) after submitting the original hard copy of the confirmation on payment issued by the respective medical centre to SAIA. A list of medical centres eligible to carry out medical examinations related to the temporary residence in Slovakia can be found at the respective Foreign police office. Scholarship holders must submit the original hard copy of the confirmation on payment issued by the respective medical centre to SAIA in Bratislava within 60 days since the beginning of their scholarship stay; otherwise they will lose their right for the reimbursement of costs related to the medical examination.
4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
30 April by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the following academic year
31 October by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the summer semester of the running academic year
If the application deadline is on Saturday or Sunday, the on-line application must be submitted before the application deadline and original hard copies of the required documents must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava the first working day after the application deadline by 12:00 CET, or the required documents must be sent the same day (as the application deadline) by post/courier and they must reach SAIA in Bratislava within 5 working days since the application deadline. Regarding the working days, the legal status in the Slovak Republic is taken into consideration.
Note: When setting the date of the beginning of the scholarship stay, we advise to foreign applicants who need visa to enter the territory of the Slovak Republic to take into consideration time period necessary for issuing the visa (information on visa application procedure is provided by embassies and consulates general of the Slovak Republic abroad).
5. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Scholarship applications are submitted on-line at www.scholarships.sk. On-line application system is opened at least 6 weeks before the application deadline. The application can be filled in only after the opening of the on-line application system.
Note: Please, try not to submit your application at the last moment. You must take into consideration that too many operations during the last minutes before the application deadline could have an influence on the reaction time of the on-line application system and you could miss the application deadline.
Scholarship applicants must fill in their on-line application (in Slovak, English, French, Spanish or Russian language), they must attach all the required documents in required formats into the on-line application system and they must submit their on-line application pushing the “Submit” button. Original hard copies of the documents marked by the asterisk (*) must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava. In case of submitting the documents in person, the documents will be accepted by SAIA in Bratislava until the application deadline. Original hard copies of the documents marked by the asterisk (*) can be also send to SAIA in Bratislava by post/courier. In that case, the documents cannot be sent later than on the date of the application deadline (date stated at the postmark or at the posting document of courier service is taken into consideration) – the documents must reach SAIA in Bratislava within 5 working days since the application deadline; otherwise they will be not accepted.
Original hard copy of the Admission/Invitation Letter from a Slovak higher education institution or research organisation can be sent by scholarship applicant’s host institution in Slovakia directly to SAIA in Bratislava (please, note that in this case, the scholarship applicant must have at least a scan of the document, so he/she is able to attach it into the on-line application; otherwise he/she will not be able to submit the application). For the submission of the document the same requirements apply as for other documents submitted as original hard copies.
The required documents are submitted to the following address:
SAIA, n. o. │Sasinkova 10 │ 812 20 Bratislava 1 │ Slovak Republic
Required documents that must be attached to the scholarship on-line application for a study/research stay in Slovakia in case of foreign university students and PhD students (category A and B):
cover letter (motivation letter);
detailed study programme, in case of university students (please, state the date of the beginning of your scholarship stay, period of your stay, list of courses that you would like to take during your stay and number of credits that you will be awarded for the respective courses);
detailed research programme, in case of PhD students (please, state the date of the beginning of your scholarship stay, period of your stay and a detailed timetable of your stay);
in case of university students, two recommendation letters from their university teachers; in case of PhD students, one recommendation letter from his/her dissertation supervisor – on the date of the application deadline, recommendation letters must not be older than 3 months;
confirmation from a sending institution that the university student is a full-time university student of the respective higher education institution, or in case of PhD students, a confirmation that he/she is a PhD student of the respective higher education institution/research organisation – expected date of the completion of university/PhD studies must be stated in the confirmation; on the date of the application deadline, the confirmation must not be older than 3 months; (*)
copy of a Bachelor/Master diploma, diploma supplement and state examination certificate (if any);
list of publications in required form, in case of PhD students;
Admission/Invitation Letter from a higher education institution or research organisation in Slovakia – host institution commits to accept the scholarship applicant for a study/research/teaching stay (the exact period of the stay must be stated in the document). The Admission/Invitation Letter must be issued on letter-head paper of the host institution and it must be signed by the person who issued the document. In case of PhD students, the Admission/Invitation Letter should not be just a formal invitation, but it should reflect the interest of the host institution in applicant’s study/research/teaching stay in the framework of the NSP. Period of the scholarship stay stated in the Admission/Invitation Letter must match with the period stated in applicant’s on-line application and on the date of the application deadline, it must not be older than 3 months. (*)
Required documents that must be attached to the scholarship on-line application for a research/teaching/artistic stay in Slovakia in case of foreign university teachers, researchers and artists:
detailed teaching and/or research programme (please, state the date of the beginning of your scholarship stay, period of your stay and a detailed timetable of your stay);
copy of a diploma with the highest academic degree achieved;
list of publications in required form;
Invitation Letter from a higher education institution or research organisation in Slovakia (the exact period of the stay must be stated in the document). The Invitation Letter must be issued on letter-head paper of the host institution and it must be signed by the person who issued the document. In case of university teachers, researchers and artists, the Invitation Letter should not be just a formal invitation, but it should reflect the interest of the host institution in applicant’s research/teaching/artistic stay in the framework of the NSP. Period of the scholarship stay stated in the Invitation Letter must match with the period stated in applicant’s on-line application and on the date of the application deadline, it must not be older than 3 months. (*)
Note: Documents marked by the asterisk (*) must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava according to the conditions stated above.
6. SELECTION PROCEDURE
Selection Committee decides who will be awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP. The Committee is appointed by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Decisions of the Committee are based on the documents attached to applicants’ on-line application. It focuses on:
reasons why the applicant decided to spend a part of his/her studies or his/her research/teaching/artistic stay at the respective host institution;
detailed programme of applicant’s study/research/teaching/artistic stay and use of the acquired results in his/her future studies or research/teaching/artistic activities;
applicant’s professional and personal qualities;
study or research achievements;
attitude of the host institution towards the applicant in Admission/Invitation Letter;
overall quality of the submitted application.
SAIA is obliged to announce the results within 8 weeks after the application deadline.
Every scholarship holder will receive by post from SAIA a Letter of Award (confirmation on being awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP) and other documents with information on and requirements for the settlement of scholarship payment.
Read more: http://www.scholarships.sk/en/main/programme-terms-and-conditions/foreign-applicants
FULBRIGHT-KENNAN INSTITUTE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership; and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world. Research in these areas is particularly encouraged.
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa. Eligible applicants may receive more information, including application forms, from the Kennan Institute and the Fulbright offices in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Deadline for Russian Applicants: July 15, 2015. Deadline for Ukrainian applicants: October 15, 2015.
The Kennan Institute does not accept applications for Fulbright-Kennan Scholarships. Applicants must submit an application for a Fulbright Scholarship to the Fulbright office in Kyiv and indicate Kennan Institute as their choice of institution. Applications are evaluated by the Fulbright Program in consultation with Kennan Institute staff.
The Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarship is administered jointly by the Kennan Institute and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and offers a monthly stipend, research facilities, computer support, and research assistance. Scholars are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the scholarship. Fulbright-Kennan scholars who are awarded grants should be able to commence their six-month appointments in September or March of each year.
While conducting research, the Fulbright-Kennan scholars are expected to hold public lectures on their proposed research topics and actively participate in discussions with the public policy and academic communities, including meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Read more: http://unistudy.org.ua/fulbright-kennan-grants/
The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master's level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
The primary target group in the CIMO Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university . Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
The programme is open for applicants from all countries. However, when decisions on scholarship are made, emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.
The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1500 euros. The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.
NB: the CIMO Fellowship is a "start-up" grant rather than a full degree scholarship, so if you for example receive a CIMO Fellowship for 12 months, after that period you should seek other sources of funding for the remaining period of your studies/research.
If you are already residing in Finland, please note that the Doctoral students/researchers for whom the Finnish universities can apply for a CIMO Fellowship should not have resided in Finland for more than one (1) year prior to submitting a CIMO Fellowship application. If you have resided in Finland longer than that, please refer to the section Other sources of funding.
Read more: http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AT THE NOTRE DAME INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
Deadline: 15 October 2015
Open to: applications from graduate students in all disciplines
Fellowship: range up to a maximum of USD 25,000 (gross amount)
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research that is directed toward, or extends inquiry to include, ultimate questions and questions of value, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Institute has an open agenda, permitting scholars to pursue outstanding research in all areas. It will, however, have two interrelated emphases intended to help shape discourse and discovery at Notre Dame and within the wider academy.
The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world. As a collaborative academic community, the Institute cultivates the contemplative ideal that is an essential factor in the Catholic intellectual tradition and vital for the progression of scholarship. The greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration.
The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community.
The Institute seeks applicants with:
Excellent records of scholarly, artistic, or research accomplishment in their field(s);
Projects that touch on normative, integrative, or ultimate questions, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition;
Projects characterized by clarity of thought, coherence, and impact;
The ability to interact with other fellows and to engage in collegial discussions of research presentations;
A willingness to contribute to a cooperative community of scholars.
One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non US nationals are welcome to apply.
Graduate fellowships range up to a maximum of USD 25,000 (gross amount) and include a USD 1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events.
How to apply?
Deadline for application is 15 October 2015.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/08/14/graduate-fellowships-at-the-notre-dame-institute-for-advanced-study/#ixzz3jlT37ruN
HONJO INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN JAPAN, 2016
Applications are invited for Honjo international scholarships available for foreign students to attend a graduate school at a Japanese university April 1, 2016. Up to 15 to 20 scholarships will be awarded. The period of the Honjo international scholarship is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree. The student, once awarded the scholarship will be able to choose the option as follows: ¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years, ¥180,000 per month for 3 years and ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years. Applications should be submitted till October 31, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study any courses available within a Japanese university.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate program (Master and PhD) at a Japanese university.
Scholarship Provider: Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: To be considered for the scholarship, the student must satisfy all of the requirement criteria below.)
-The student does not possess Japanese citizenship.
-The student must be registered to attend or applying for a graduate school starting from April 1, 2016.
-To be eligible, students enrolled in a PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1980. Those enrolled in a Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1985.
-The student must be able to assure the committee that he or she will be able to secure employment in their home country after graduating from a graduate school. This does not require him or her to have employment guaranteed or to return his or her home country immediately after graduating the university, but he or she is expected to have strong will of working inhis or herhome country in the future.
-The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, andmust be able to attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
-The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (except from Japan) can apply for these Honjo international scholarships.
Scholarship Description: honjoThis scholarship is open to foreign students who will attend a graduate school at a Japanese university. The payment of the scholarship money will be issued starting from April, 2016. The scholarship recipients are under no obligation to repay the amount they receive from our Foundation. The student is not permitted to receive any other scholarship in conjunction with the scholarship offered by the Honjo International Scholarship Foundation.
Number of award(s): Up to 15 to 20 Honjo international scholarships are awarded.
Duration of award(s): The period of the Honjo international scholarship is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree. An extension will not be given on the pre-determined scholarship period nor would the student be allowed to change his or her courses after the scholarship period has commenced. Those whose enrollment period is shorter than one year are not eligible to apply.
What does it cover? The student, once awarded the scholarship will be able to choose the option (1), (2) or (3) as below.
-¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years
– ¥180,000 per month for 3 years
-¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years
Selection Criteria: Not known
Notification: The first selection will be conducted with documents submitted by applicants. The results of the first selection will be announced by January 31, 2016 as the awarded candidates’ application numbers will be put on website. Interviews will be conducted between February 1 and 15, 2016, in Tokyo. Its detailed schedule will be communicated at a later date directly to those who passed the first step of the selection process. Scholarship will be awarded in Mid-March, 2016.
How to Apply: Please visit the below link “Online Application”and fill a form, and get your application number. Awarded candidates’ application numbers are announced on website on January 31, 2016 so be advised to save the number you got. Write down the application number on the application form and send the documents listed below to the Administration Office by post mail. To be sent by E-mail is not acceptable.
-Scholarship application form; make sure to attach your photo to the form as instructed.
-Personal information form
-Academic transcript: Please provide the transcript i) from undergraduate course of the university where you graduated and ii) any other courses that you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you transferred into the university, the transcript from the previous school is needed. All the applicants must provide at least i) the academic transcript from undergraduate course. Photocopies are acceptable.
-Research plan: In Japanese, describe focusing around following four points; i) an outline of your research; ii) projected schedule between now and graduation; iii) plans and goals for the future; iv) research you have conducted in the past (if any). There is no limit on the number of pages or style. Either typed or hand-written is available.
-One recommendation letter from a professor. (This confidential letter should mention the applicant’s academic achievements, character/personality, and his or her potential for the future.) There is no limit on the number of pages or style.
-If your former professor knows about you well, you can ask him/ her for your recommendation letter.
-A certificate of enrollment or a letter of admission. In case that entrance examination will not be held, or successful candidates of the entrance examination will not be announced before he or she applies for this scholarship, write down the scheduled date of examination or announcement on the bottom of application form. If you are already enrolling into a graduate school, please provide a certificate of current enrollment. (Photocopies are acceptable.)
Please prepare those documents in Japanese or English. If you have your documents in other languages, please attach either Japanese OR English translation. Have application forms written in Japanese.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/honjo-international-scholarships-graduate-students-japan-2015/2014/08/20/
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR US AND FOREIGN SCHOLARS AT HARRY RANSOM CENTER IN USA, 2016-2017
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is awarding approximately 70 research fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake research project at the University of Texas at Austin.
Scholarship Provider: The stipends are generously funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment, and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
-United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two full fellowship cycles have passed.
-Applicants for one- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends must have a Ph.D. or be an independent scholar with a substantial record of achievement. If the Ph.D. is in-progress at the time of application, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate completion by June 1, 2016.
-Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.
Scholarship Open for International Students: United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.
Scholarship Description: The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
Number of award(s): The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections.
Duration of award(s): The fellowships range from one to three months. Recipients of 2016–2017 fellowships must complete their residencies between June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017.
What does it cover? The available fellowships include:
-One to three month fellowships ($3,000 per month): One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center’s collections.
-Travel Stipends $1,200 (Domestic) and $1,700 (International): Travel stipends are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month’s work with the Center’s collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.
-Dissertation Fellowships ($1,500): Dissertation fellowships, generously supported by the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center’s collections.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Decisions will be announced by email on March 31, 2016. Fellowship recipients will additionally receive materials related to their award by mail. Queries about applications in process cannot be acknowledged. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged in Ransom Center publicity.
How to Apply: A complete application consists of a three-page proposal and one or two letters of recommendation as outlined below. These materials must be uploaded to the Ransom Center’s online application system as PDF files by the application deadline. To begin your application for a 2016–2017 fellowship, create a fellowship account. Upon successful creation of your account, you will receive your fellowship account number, which you must use to submit your proposal, and which your referee(s) must use to submit the required letter(s) of recommendation. Please note that information cannot be revised once submitted. Previous applicants for Ransom Center fellowships must create a new account for 2016–2017, as accounts from previous applications cannot be reused.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/research-fellowships-us-foreign-scholars-harry-ransom-center-usa/2015/08/12/