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YOUNG SCHOLARS BULLETIN # 56
Information for young scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences: doctoral fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, grants, conferences
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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
PRE-DOCTORAL POSITION, SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER,
University of Graz (Austria)
Due to the fact that this pre-doctoral position was
not filled, it is being readvertised again. Please note
the new reference number and new deadline of 25
University Assistant in the Sociology of Gender
University of Graz, Austria
With its 4.100 employees and 32.000 students, the
University of Graz offers an exciting and varied
work environment. As a central institution in
research and education we guarantee Styria’s
visibility on the European map.
Department of Sociology is opening one position
of University Assistant without a PhD for the
specialization Sociology of Gender
(40 hours per week; fixed-term employment for
the period of 4 years to be filled as of now)
Read more: http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/MB/121-1/99/2569
THE PRINCETON SLAVIC DEPARTMENT OFFERS THE PH.D. DEGREE IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE.
The program provides students with a firm foundation in their major area as well as the opportunity to explore related fields, for example: comparative literature, literary theory, and other Slavic languages and literatures.
The aim of our graduate program is to further interest, knowledge, and scholarship relating to Russia and Slavic Central Europe, primarily through the cultural humanities. To this end we urge our students to explore new intellectual paths and approaches, having first provided them with a strong background in the Russian literary tradition, an introduction to major schools of theory, and the opportunity to conduct research abroad.
Princeton's graduate program is small, with usually no more than two students entering each year. This enables us to offer graduate students accepted into the program a support package for the entire five years required to complete the degree. Princeton provides a scholarly, small-town atmosphere in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia.
Admitted graduate students are offered a stipend of full tuition and fees together with a five-year fellowship that includes summer salary. The program of study is flexible enough to allow students with different backgrounds the opportunity to explore areas of special interest (which may extend beyond the Slavic Department and even beyond Princeton). Meetings with professors — both formal and informal — are frequent, and advanced graduate students work closely with their dissertation advisors.
Our students play a central role in the life of the Department in ways that hone their professional skills – teaching language and/or literature, helping select speakers, participating in the dissertation colloquium, and organizing conferences. They also take active part in the profession, presenting papers at national and international conferences and publishing in journals in the field.
Candidates accepted into the program receive full funding (full tuition, health insurance, and living stipend) for five years. As part of this award – and as part of their professional training – students normally teach at least two semesters of literature, language, or both, usually after the general examinations.
Students are in residence full-time during the first two years, doing course work and preparing for the general examination which usually takes place at the end of the second or the beginning of the third year. Upon passing the examination, students begin work on the dissertation and receive supervised training in undergraduate teaching together with classroom experience. In the fourth year students may opt to conduct dissertation research abroad. The fifth year is spent in residence teaching and completing the dissertation.
Read more: http://slavic.princeton.edu/graduate-program/information-prospective-applicants
FULL DOCTORAL AND MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS AT CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
Deadline: February 4, 2016
Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems. It is accredited in both the United States and Hungary, and offers English-language Master’s and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, management and public policy.
2015/2016 admissions to the following doctoral programs are now open:
1. PhD in:
Comparative Gender Studies
Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Mathematics and its Applications
Political Science (Political Science, International Relations track, Specialization in Nationalism Studies)
Sociology and Social Anthropology
Philosophy in Network Science
2. Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) giving students an opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in law with a combination of independent research and coursework.
CEU doctoral programs normally take between three and six years to complete. CEU offers a competitive package to aid students on doctoral programs. Applicants to a CEU doctoral program are automatically considered for a Full Doctoral Fellowship. Students admitted to CEU doctoral degree programs are eligible to receive the Full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years.
have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education,
not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education,
demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other substitute tests
The full doctoral scholarship covers tuition and medical insurance. In addition, full fellowship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of HUF 220,000 ( EUR 700) calculated to cover educational and accommodation costs (Economics PhD students receive a monthly stipend of HUF 250,000 – EUR 800). Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary with the individual.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/10/13/full-doctoral-scholarships-at-central-european-university/#ixzz3qu1CjecA
50TH ANNIVERSARY PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT KENT UNIVERSITY IN UK, 2016
Kent University invites application for 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship. Scholarships are open to both UK and international students for entry in September/October 2016. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per annum (for entry in September/October 2016 only). The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of Applied Psychology, Community Care, Criminology, Environmental Social Science, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Migration Studies, Social Policy and Social Work and Sociology.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at the Kent University.
Scholarship Provider: Kent University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-Successful candidates will have obtained a 1st or good 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and ordinarily an MA or MSc at Merit or Distinction level.
-Applications will only be considered if applicants have secured agreement from a member of staff in their area of interest to supervise them. Only one academic may be approached at a time (multiple simultaneous approaches will result in the application being rejected).
-An IELT score of 7.0 for non-UK students with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, as all PhD scholarship students are expected to have excellent communication skills.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK and international students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Kent University, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research provide additional scholarships and bursaries for certain students and degree options.
What does it cover? The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate (£4,052 per annum) in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per annum (for entry in September/October 2016 only).
Notification: Interviews will be held at the Canterbury campus on 11 February 2016; those who are shortlisted for interview will be notified on 8 February 2016 at 17.00.
How to Apply: You need to make two applications:
-For a place to study a postgraduate degree at the University – online application
-For the School/50th Anniversary Scholarship – application form
Information on our postgraduate research programmes can be viewed on our postgraduate studies webpage.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/50th-anniversary-phd-scholarships-kent-university-uk/2015/10/29/
START-UP SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF BASEL IN SWITZERLAND, 2016
University of Basel is inviting applications for start-up scholarships from PhD students. Up to four start-up grants (30’000 CHF/12 months each) will be awarded for the next academic year, beginning in April 2016. The start-up grants will be transferred to successful candidates in two installments of CHF 15’000 each; one in April 2016 and the second one in October 2016 after evaluation of the candidates’ activities during the first six months. The application deadline is November 15th, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Doctoral students in the G3S should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Sciences (e.g. anthropology, cultural anthropology, middle eastern studies, political science, sociology, see also: g3s.unibas.ch). They may likewise be trained in interdisciplinary fields also represented at G3S:
-PhD Program Gender Studies
–Centre for African Studies
–MUBIT: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
–PhD Program Science of Religion
–International Graduate School North-South
–PhD Programs Cultural Anthropology:
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree at University of Basel in Switzerland.
Scholarship Provider: University of Basel, Switzerland
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
Eligibility: The scholarships are directed at students holding a Master’s degree in one of the fields of G3S. Dissertation projects are supervised by faculty members of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to contact potential supervisors concurrently to their application for a G3S-scholarship for preparatory project counsel.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S) at the University of Basel provides the institutional framework for all graduate programs within the Department of Social Sciences. The working languages of the school are English and German. We are advertising four start-up grants (30’000 CHF/12 months each) for the next academic year, beginning in April 2016. The scholarships are meant to support graduates in the early stages of their PhD, during which they will develop research proposals for submission to a funding body such as the Swiss National Science Foundation in order to acquire financial support for the remaining duration of their PhD-projects.
Number of award(s): Four start-up grants are offered.
Duration of award(s): The scholarships are meant to support graduates in the early stages of their PhD, during which they will develop research proposals for submission to a funding body such as the Swiss National Science Foundation in order to acquire financial support for the remaining duration of their PhD-projects.
What does it cover? Four start-up grants (30’000 CHF/12 months each) for the next academic year, beginning in April 2016.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: The start-up grants will be transferred to successful candidates in two installments of CHF 15’000 each; one in April 2016 and the second one in October 2016 after evaluation of the candidates’ activities during the first six months.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post or email. Candidates should be highly motivated to carry out an independent research project in an interdisciplinary environment and show a vivid interest in current debates of the social sciences. Applicants may explicate how their PhD-project relates to our current focus “Global Streams of Knowledge, Commodities and People”. The following documents must be included:
-Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae (with a list of publications if applicable)
-Draft of the PhD project (approx. 5 pages)
-1-2 writing samples (at least one of which was submitted as an academic qualification requirement)
-Academic diplomas or transcripts/excerpt of the study registry (specifying the date and grade of the MA-degree. The official MA-diploma may be handed in after the deadline, but no later than January 31st, 2016)
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 15th, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/start-up-scholarships-phd-students-university-of-basel-switzerland-2016/2015/10/26/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=J5BkKLm9cVWHMG
MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY HIGH POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN NETHERLANDS, 2016
Maastricht University high potential scholarships are available for international students from outside the EU/EEA countries. Scholarships are awarded to students for pursuing master’s and graduate programme. Scholarship is granted for the duration a maximum of 12 months. In case of a two-year Master’s programme the scholarship committee will award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months. The closing date for applications is February 1st 2016.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at the Maastricht University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s and graduate programme at Maastricht University in Netherlands.
Scholarship Provider: Maastricht University, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands
-Applicants must be admissible for a master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals at Maastricht University and must not be older than 35 years at the start of the academic year. They may apply simultaneously for a master’s programme and this scholarship. An additional requirement for the Master Psychology: they must be ranked in the top 5 %. This must be proved by an official statement of the University.
-Scholarship applicants must have obtained excellent results in their previous studies. This must be shown in the application file by including, for example, grade lists or reference letters. In case of equivalent qualification, preference will be given to applications, which show that the applicant is among the top 5%.
-Applicants must come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from outside the EU/EEA can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Maastricht University aims to further strengthen its position as a leading European university offering high-quality education with an international orientation. To this end, the university implements a pro-active recruitment policy for international students, in particular for the Master’s programmes. Scholarships are made available by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund in order to encourage talented students from outside the EU/EEA to follow a Master’s programme at Maastricht University. One of these scholarships is the Maastricht University High Potential scholarship.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme, with a maximum of 12 months. In case of a two-year Master’s programme, the Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months.
What does it cover? Scholarship includes:
-living expenses per month: € 10.500 (paid to students by Scholarship Office)
-Insurance: max. € 520 (arranged and paid by Scholarship Office)
-Visa Costs: max. € 304 (arranged and paid by Scholarship Office)
-Tuition fee: max. € 13.000 or € 17.500 (arranged and paid by Scholarship Office).
Selection Criteria: For the scholarship assessment, the Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account. Including the level of previous study programmes, academic excellence, motivation, status of the home institution, the connection with the prior study programme, future career plans and references.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: To obtain a scholarship, you must have been accepted to a study programme. Please note that you have to send in your scholarship application before you have been accepted for the study programme. The way to send in the Maastricht University scholarship application forms differ per faculty. Please send this application form to the Faculty contact person at Maastricht University.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1st 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/maastricht-university-high-potential-scholarships-international-students-netherlands-2014/2013/11/22/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=JQ2ukMF5QVWHMG
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, MAHINDRA HUMANITIES
CENTER, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The Mahindra Humanities Center invites
applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships
in connection with the Center's Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation seminar on the topic of violence and
non-violence. The call to arms and the politics of
non-violent resistance are often represented as
polarities. There are, however, many gray areas
that define the dialectical relationship between
violence and non-violence. The Mellon seminar,
in which the postdoctoral fellows play a central
role, explores a different dimension of the
interrelationship between violence and
non-violence-as disciplinary formation,
historical event, ideological or ethical
Following on the themes of war (2014-15) and
everyday violence (2015-16), the seminar will
focus on slow violence in 2016-17.
Read more: http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51825
REES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS,
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is offering two
postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and
humanities, and one in the social sciences and
professional disciplines—to begin in September
2016 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia,
Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of
Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer
junior scholars the time, space, and financial
support necessary to produce significant
scholarship early in their careers while
simultaneously building their teaching records.
The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian
& East European Studies are for two years,
renewable for an additional (third) year. Fellows
will be expected to pursue their own scholarly
work and participate in the academic and
intellectual activities of UCIS and REES, as well
as the department or professional school with
which they are affiliated.
Read more: http://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448
DURHAM INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN UK, 2016-17
Durham University is inviting applications for international junior research fellowships to pursue new research ideas of researchers’ own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham. The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths are also encouraged to apply. The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter or longer period with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years. The application deadline is 04 December 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship spans the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and proposals should be linked to research programmes of the Institutes and their constituent research centres.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking research.
Scholarship Provider: Durham University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-To be eligible, in line with the terms of funding set by Marie Curie, “researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account”. The reference date is 1 July 2016.
-There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.
– To be eligible, applicants must normally have completed a PhD at the time of application and may not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in total during the 36 months preceding the reference date for this call (1 July 2016). There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International researchers can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity. The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): In order that the JRFs can complete a significant piece of original research during the Fellowship, the normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter or longer period with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years. Each JRF may make a case to spend up to 25% of the Fellowship period at an institution outside of the UK where they have not previously worked or studied. This outgoing phase will establish new networks for the Fellows and cement or build new international collaborations for Durham University.
What does it cover? Junior Research Fellows will be employed in the University on a non-renewable fixed-term contract. Junior Research Fellows will be issued with a full employment contract by Durham University; they will have full social security coverage, will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme and will have access to the UK health services through National Insurance payments. They will have full access to the University library and IT resources, professional skills training, occupational health services, careers advice, specialist research facilities relevant to their project and a training allowance of up to €7k p.a. to fund fieldwork and conference attendance, research consumables, publication costs, impact and outreach activities. JRFs will be appointed at a point on the Grade 7 scale appropriate to their experience. Starting salaries will be in the range £31,342 – £35,256 p.a. Accommodation is not provided by the University for all JRFs, but from time to time there are a number of Resident Fellowships in Colleges for JRFs who wish to develop pastoral skills in addition to organisational and leadership skills. These Resident Fellows, selected by College Principals in response to applications from JRFs, act as personal tutors to undergraduates, organise activities for the post-graduate student body in their College and act as a point of contact to engage other post-doctoral researchers in the University with the Colleges. In exchange, Resident Fellows enjoy discounted accommodation and free meals in the College. JRFs will be informed if and when Resident Fellowships become available.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be marked against the following criteria (weightings in brackets)
-Criterion 1: Quality of scholarship and contribution of the candidate to his/her field, as appropriate to the career stage of the candidate (40%)
-Criterion 2: Quality and ambition of the proposal for research activities at Durham (40%)
-Criterion 3: Ability to communicate his/her research vision to experts and non-experts (10%)
-Criterion 4: Ability to work with other researchers and to enrich the Durham academic community (10%).
Notification: Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held on w/c 08 February 2016.
How to Apply: Before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host. The host will help them to refine their research proposal and ensure that the appropriate facilities for the conduct of the research project are available in the University. The host is required to complete a proforma (below), which is a required part of the application documentation. To apply for a Junior Research Fellowship you will need to submit the following through the Durham University online application system under vacancy reference 4958.
-A letter of application explaining how the application meets the evaluation criteria and including (i) a summary of the proposed research project (of not more than 200 words) aimed at the general readership; (ii) a statement of the period of time for which they are applying; and (iii) the Institute, Centre or Department within which this research would be carried out.
-A Curriculum Vitae/ Résumé. This document should provide evidence that the applicant meets the eligibility requirement regarding residency.
-A statement of 500-1000 words detailing the planned programme of work whilst holding a Junior Research Fellowship at a level that will allow an expert assessor to judge the quality; originality and ambition of the proposed research.
-The names and contact details of two academic referees. You must arrange for your referees to submit their references to Joanne Patterson (cofund.recruitment-at-durham.ac.uk) by the closing date for applications.
As part of the application process a proforma will need to be completed by the host academic and the Institute or Centre Director, Dean of the Business School or the Head of Department most closely related to the proposed research project. The signed proforma needs to be submitted to Joanne Patterson in Human Resources via email by the closing date.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 04 December 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/durham-international-junior-research-fellowships-uk/2015/10/27/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=J5BkKLm9cVWHMG
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
WAYNE VUCINICH VISITING SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP,
CREEES, Stanford University
This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be
offered in Spring 2016. The fellowship is open to
scholars working on the region in any discipline.
Preference will be given to scholars who have
completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five
years and who are residents of countries that fall
under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East
Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including
The fellowship award funds international travel,
health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a
$10,000 stipend for living expenses. The fellow will
have access to university libraries and archives and
will have use of a shared work space at the Center.
He or she will be expected to be in residence
throughout the fellowship period (March-June 2016)
and to participate actively in the scholarly activities
of the Center.
Please submit an application form (including a letter
of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample,
two letters of recommendation, and a short
proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop by
November 20, 2015. For more information about
the Center, please consult our website,
Vucinich Fellowship application form:
CALL FOR FELLOWS: HEF SUMMER INSTITUTE ON THE
HOLOCAUST AND JEWISH CIVILIZATION
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of
Northwestern University is pleased to invite
applications for fellowships to participate in the
21st annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust
and Jewish Civilization, from June 19 to July 1,
2016, at Northwestern University in Evanston,
Illinois. The Summer Institute is an intensive, two-
week interdisciplinary course of study designed to
broaden and deepen the background of current
and prospective Holocaust educators. The Institute
is ideal for those with a knowledge of one
disciplinary approach to the Holocaust, but who are
looking to broaden their interdisciplinary
perspective. Approximately 25 Fellows are
selected annually, each of whom receives free
room, board, and tuition during the program.
(Fellowships do not cover travel expenses to or
from Evanston or the cost of assigned books.)
Read more: http://networks.h-net.org/node/10000/discussions/86978/call-applications-hef-summer-institute-holocaust-and-jewish
Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the Study
of the Holocaust
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of
Northwestern University is pleased to announce
the 2016 Sharon Abramson Research Grant
competition. Five grants of up to $4,000 will be
awarded to support research related to the
Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students
in Ph.D. programs who have completed their
qualifying exams and university/college faculty
(at all levels) who teach about the Holocaust are
eligible for this grant. We encourage applications
in all disciplines. Grants are for support of
activities to be conducted during the year from
June 2016 to June 2017.
Read more: http://networks.h-net.org/node/10000/discussions/84521/sharon-abramson-research-grant-study-holocaust
POLIN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL AND
POLIN Museum's Global Educational Outreach
Program, supported by the William K. Bowes Jr
Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish
Life and Culture, is offering up to six doctoral and
post-doctoral fellowships for three to five
consecutive months in residence at POLIN Museum
and the Jewish Historical Institute (ZIH).
The fellowship stipend is $2,000 per month. The
goal is to support the scholarship on the Jewish
history and culture in the territories of the Polish-
Lithuanian Commonwealth and its successor states
and a new cohort of scholars expert in this field.
Application deadline: November, 30, 2015
Read more: http://www.ehri-project.eu/fellowships-and-workshops-201617-polin-museum
ACLS DIGITAL EXTENSION GRANTS
ACLS invites applications for the ACLS Digital
Extension Grant program, made possible by the
generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. This program supports digitally
based research projects in all disciplines of the
humanities and related social sciences. It is
hoped that these grants will help advance the
digital transformation of humanities scholarship
by extending the reach of existing digital projects
to new communities of users.
ACLS Digital Extension Grants will support teams
of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects
in ways that engage new audiences across a range
of academic communities and institutions.
Read more: http://www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/
The ACLS Fellowship program invites research
applications in all disciplines of the humanities and
related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the
project should be a major piece of scholarly work
by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative
work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks,
straightforward translation, or pedagogical
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary
replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve
continuous months to full-time research and
writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are
tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad,
or at another appropriate site for research. An
ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with
other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical
pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's
current academic year salary. Tenure of the
fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2016
and no later than February 1, 2017.
Read more: http://www.acls.org/programs/acls/
WAYNE VUCINICH VISITING SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP
Stanford University Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar Fellowship.
This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered in Spring 2016. The fellowship is open to scholars working on the region in any discipline. Preference will be given to scholars who have completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan).
The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 stipend for living expenses. The fellow will have access to university libraries and archives and will have use of a shared work space at the Center. He or she will be expected to be in residence throughout the fellowship period (March-June 2016) and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center.
Please submit an application form (including a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop by November 20, 2015. For more information about the Center, please consult our website,http://creees.stanford.edu/.
Vucinich Fellowship application form: https://web.stanford.edu/dept/CREES/VucinichFellowship.fb
MITCHEM FELLOW - AUGUST 2016
Marquette University invites applications for the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program. Mitchem Fellowships seek to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting advanced doctoral candidates during completion of the dissertation. The fellowships provide one year of support for doctoral candidates who are well into the writing stage of their dissertation work, and are currently enrolled in U.S. universities. In addition to library, office and clerical support privileges, Mitchem Fellows receive a $35,000 stipend plus fringe benefits, research and travel monies for the 2016-17 academic year.
Fellows are to be in residence at Marquette University for the academic year, August 22, 2016 to May 21, 2017, during which they teach one (1) course in their area of specialization, interact with faculty and undergraduate students, give a public presentation, and devote their primary energies to the completion of their dissertations. During their residence, Mitchem Fellows will participate in a formal mentoring program, each fellow collaborating with a senior faculty mentor who is appointed by the Dean in her or her discipline.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Masters Degree preferred or substantial progress toward the terminal degree.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: Persons are eligible to apply who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time or in any field, have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. and are at the writing stage of their dissertation work. The Mitchem Fellowship Program is especially interested in receiving applications from individuals whose research focuses on African American, Latino/a, or First Nations/Native American Studies. Applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowships are invited from the following academic areas: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, or Theology/Religious Studies.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51890
VISBY PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH STUDIES IN SWEDEN, 2016-2017
The Visby Scholarship provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study. There are about 40 Visby scholarships offered for the academic year 2016/2017. The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 per month for postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists. The application deadline is 16 January 2016.
Study Subject(s): Research fields within all academic disciplines are eligible.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to conduct research at Swedish universities.
Scholarship Provider: Swedish Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
Eligibility: The programme provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study. Candidates belonging to any of the following categories may apply:
-PhD student, applying for a part of his/her ongoing PhD studies to be carried out in Sweden (12 months maximum).
-Postdoctoral researcher, with priority given to holders of a PhD degree from 2011 or later (12 months maximum).
-Senior scientist-holders of a PhD degree obtained before 2011 (6 months maximum).
Scholarship Open for International Students: The Visby Scholarship is open to citizens of the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
Scholarship Description: The scholarship application call for the academic year 2016/2017 is open from 2 November 2015 to 16 January 2016. The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea while also including EU Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. The Visby Programme is open to citizens of the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The objective is to strengthen co-operation and network-building between those countries and Sweden in fields such as higher education and research.
Number of award(s): About 40 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2016/2017.
Duration of award(s): The scholarship (PhD studies: one visit and postdoctoral research long-term visit) is available for 6, 9 or 12 months. The scholarship (PhD studies/sandwich model: several shorter visits) is awarded for a number of months, which the PhD student spends in Sweden for shorter research visits (maximum three research visits per year, over three years). The scholarship is awarded for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months in total. The senior research Scholarship is awarded for 6 months maximum.
What does it cover? The scholarship is designed to cover living costs for the scholarship holder. The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 per month for postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended. Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period. SI Network for Future Global Leaders-All Swedish Institute scholarship holders are invited to become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL), a network that offers unique opportunities during and after the stay in Sweden. Together with other talented people from all around the world, the scholarship holder is able to take part in a variety of events, exchange ideas and create networks that benefit both to career and personal development.
Selection Criteria: Applications are evaluated by the Swedish Institute (SI) and an academic board. The primary evaluation of the application takes into account the applicant’s academic background, personal motivation and expertise in the project field of the host department. Also evaluated is the strength of the research proposal with regards to its scientific quality, originality, methodological approach, and relevance. In the final selection of candidates SI will consider the distribution of scholarships with regards to academic fields, universities, purpose of study, nationality and gender.
Notification: Scholarship offers will be sent to successful candidates by the end of May 2016 at the latest, and candidates are required to respond to the offer within 14 days. Please note that all decisions are sent by email only.
How to Apply: The application should be submitted online using the Swedish Institute application portal. Complete all the mandatory fields and attach all required documents. Only submit the application once and wait until you receive a confirmation email with your reference number. The reference number should be used whenever contacting SI with inquiries in regard to the scholarship application. If you cannot find the confirmation email in your inbox, first make sure to check your spam filter before contacting SI.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 January 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/visby-scholarship-phd-and-postdoctoral-research-studies-sweden/2015/11/03/
YOUNG SCIENTISTS SUMMER PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS IN AUSTRIA, 2016
IIASA offers young scientists summer program to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Each year the YSSP Committee selects about 50-55 students. Applicants from all countries are welcome. Although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO). Application deadline is January 11, 2016.
Study Subject (s): To talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Following areas of programme will be considered: Advanced Systems Analysis, Energy, Evolution and Ecology, Ecosystem Services and Management, Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases, World Population, Risk Policy and Vulnerability, Transitions to New Technologies, Water.
Course Level: These scholarships are available for pursuing research program.
Scholarship Provider: IIASA’s National Member Organizations
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Program candidates should meet the following criteria:
-you should have research experience corresponding to a level typical of a researcher about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD or equivalent degree.
-a summer research proposal that clearly fits the interdisciplinary research agenda of a selected IIASA program; before starting your application we recommend to get in touch with representatives of the program(s) of your choice.
-ability to work independently as well as to interact with other scientists;
-fluency in English and the ability to communicate in a scientific environment; and
-applicants from all countries are welcome. However, IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO)
-applicants must commit to staying for the entire program. Up to five days of leave may be approved by supervisors for participation in conferences and/or for personal reasons.
-candidates already holding a PhD degree by application deadline are asked to consider applying to IIASA’s postdoc program.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from all countries are welcome.
Scholarship Description: Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA’s National Member Organizations.
Number of award(s): Each year the YSSP Committee selects about 50-55 students.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for 3 months.
What does it cover? Most of IIASA’s National Member Organizations (NMOs) provide special grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP. The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is EUR 1310 per month plus airfare. If you are not citizen of or resident in an NMO country you must find alternative funds (either from your home institution or other sources) to finance participation. IIASA will finance up to 3 candidates from developing countries which are not members of IIASA (IIASA’s annual fund; Petr Aven Fellowship for exceptional scientists from Russia).
IIASA does not charge a tuition fee. In general, participants are expected to cover all expenses associated with their stay (3 months rent; meals; local transportation; expenses for any accompanying dependents; and health insurance) from their NMO grant or their other funding source.
Based on our experience students usually require a total sum of around €5,000 – €5,500 on average to cover all the living and travel expenses related to their YSSP participation over the whole summer.
Selection Criteria: The quality of the proposed research plan, including its relevance to
-(i) the research agenda of the program selected by the applicant,
-(ii) the research objectives of the candidate and
-(iii) the corresponding background and skills of the applicant;
-2 letters of recommendation.
Notification: Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 11, 2016.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The following steps will guide you through the process:
Step 1: Create a new application
Step 2: Preparing your application
Step 3: Submit your application
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 11, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/young-scientists-summer-program-international-applicants-austria-2014/2013/09/30/
PONTICA MAGNA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AT NEW EUROPE COLLEGE IN ROMANIA, 2016-2017
The New Europe College awards residential fellowship for young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists to pursue a meaningful project of their own at the NEC. Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2016), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2016 or with March 2017). Once chosen, Fellows are expected to take part in the weekly seminars at the institute together with all the other Romanian and international scholars present at NEC, and in other scientific events organized by the institute. Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. The application deadline is December 7, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellows can choose their topic own.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists to pursue a meaningful project of their own at the NEC.
Scholarship Provider: New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania
Scholarship can be taken at: Romania
Eligibility: Pontica Magna Fellowships are earmarked for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered). Candidates must be doctoral students at an advanced stage of their research, or hold a PhD title. Journalists, media professionals, writers and artists are also eligible; a PhD is not compulsory in such cases, but it is a plus. In its absence, a CV presenting their achievements so far in their chosen activity will be taken into account. Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered) are eligible to apply for this residential fellowship.
Scholarship Description: New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania is offering through competition Fellowships in a newly launched program – Pontica Magna. This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea, but also beyond it (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine). Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships of one or two terms at the NEC.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2016), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2016 or with March 2017).
What does it cover? Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. In addition to their residence period in Bucharest, they are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application and confirm that the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline. The applications will be evaluated by a committee of Romanian and foreign specialists. The results of the selection will be announced by mid-March 2016. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, scheduled to take place in the third decade of April 2016. The interview will be held in English, French or German.
How to Apply: Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications-at-nec.ro. Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “Pontica Magna Fellowship
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 7, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/pontica-magna-residential-fellowship-program-new-europe-college-romania/2015/10/26/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=J5BkKLm9cVWHMG
JAPAN FOUNDATION JAPANESE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN JAPAN, 2016
Applications are invited for Japan Foundation Fellowship Program from foreign scholars and researchers to conduct research in Japan. There are three types of fellowships available i.e. long term fellowship (2-12 months) or short term fellowship (21-59 days) to applicants who hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience at the time of application; and doctoral fellowship to applicants who have achieved ABD status by the time the Fellowship begins. The application deadline is December 1, 2015 (applicants who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: November 2, 2015).
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking short and long term research.
Scholarship Provider: Japan Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term): Scholars and researchers who, in principle, have achievements equal to a Ph.D. degree, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences.
-Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term): Scholars and researchers who, in principle, have achievements equal to a Ph.D. degree, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences, whose projects require them to travel to Japan to carry out research, gather materials, etc. intensively over a short period of time.
-Doctoral Candidates: Ph.D. candidates, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences, who, in principle, have completed (or will have completed by the beginning of the Fellowship) the necessary course work, and find it necessary to visit Japan to complete their dissertations. Priority will be given to applicants not older than 35 years of age as of the application deadline.
-Nationality and Permanent Residency a. Applicants must hold nationality (or permanent residency) in countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan.
-Note: Taiwanese applicants, including permanent resident of Taiwan, are eligible to apply for “Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term)” or “Doctoral Candidates”. b. A Japanese applicant who does not hold nationality (or permanent residency) in a nation other than Japan is not eligible even if they reside abroad. c. An applicant holding nationality of a country not maintaining diplomatic relations with Japan is not eligible to apply, even if the applicant has permanent residency in a country with diplomatic relations with Japan.
-Previous Recipients of Japan Foundation Fellowships a. Previous recipients of the Japan Foundation fellowships, such as the Japanese Studies Fellowships, Abe Fellowships, etc., are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2016, a full three years have elapsed since the termination of their most recent fellowships. b. Previous Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) Fellows are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2016, one full year has elapsed since the termination of their most recent fellowships. c. Applicants who have received Japan Foundation fellowships in the past on two or more occasions will be given lower priority.
-Other Necessary Conditions a. Applicants must be in good health. b. Applicants must be proficient in either Japanese or English. c. Applicants must secure all affiliation arrangements by the application deadline (excluding Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) fellowship). d. In principle, applicants must be able to stay continuously in Japan for the term of fellowship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign scholars and researchers are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Scholarship Description: Aiming at the efficient promotion of Japanese Studies and intellectual exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation offers fellowships for Japanese studies scholars overseas and grant programs for collaborative research and dialogue projects carried out to contribute to solving the problems confronting the world. Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) offers grant programs for U.S. and Japanese institutions to conduct policy-oriented projects with the aim of promoting collaboration between Japan and the United States to fulfill shared responsibilities and contribute to improvements of the world’s welfare. CGP also supports projects that promote the understanding of Japan and networking.
Number of award(s): Up to 124 out of 443 applications for FY 2015 will be awarded.
Duration of award(s):
-Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) (2-12 months)
-Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) (21-59 days)
-Doctoral Candidates (4-14 months).
What does it cover?
(1) Round-trip airfare (discount economy-class, airfare [most direct and economical route])
(2) Stipend and other allowances
Selection Criteria: Project quality is evaluated on the basis of the following:
a. The project’s significance to the field and to the applicant’s professional development
b. The project’s feasibility in terms of time and resources
c. The securing of appropriate affiliation
d. Evidence that residence in Japan is necessary for completion of the project
e. Plans to disseminate research findings, etc., in Japan and abroad
Training, academic history, academic rank or position, professional reputation, and accomplishments are evaluated. Former Japan Foundation Fellows who have been awarded two or more Foundation Fellowships will be put under particularly rigorous examination. To the extent permitted by program requirements and selection criteria, efforts are made to maintain disciplinary, geographic, and institutional diversity. (Applications from the Social Science fields are highly welcomed.)
Notification: The results will be announced to the applicants by the end of April 2016 through the Foundation overseas offices or Japanese diplomatic mission. The results of the screening will be announced to advisors/affiliates of the successful applicants (excluding Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) fellowship), while applicants should convey the results to referees/recommenders and, if the application is not successful, advisors/affiliates, too. The Foundation cannot discuss the reason of results.
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2015 (Applicants who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: November 2, 2015).
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/japan-foundation-japanese-studies-fellowship-program-japan/2015/10/24/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=JQ2ukMF5QVWHMG
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Keston Insitute, Baylor University
The Keston Institute was founded in 1969 to study
the religious situation in communist countries.
From its inception it collected documents, both
unofficial and official, and covered the press in
these countries. Over the years it has built up one of
the main archives in the world for researchers on
this subject. This is housed at Baylor University,
Texas, in the Keston Center for Religion Politics and
Society, and is cared for by a Russian-speaking
archivist, Larisa Seago. The collection includes
many documents in Polish. The archivist would
welcome help from Polish speakers who have an
interest in Keston's area of expertise and could
identify and describe documents for an electronic
catalogue, which is being created.
The cost of a four-week stay at Baylor University,
including travel costs, would be funded by Keston
Institute,www.keston.org.uk . Applicants should
apply to the Administrator,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a CV,
evidence of their expertise in the Polish language
and two references.
SUMMER GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Summer Graduate Research Assistant Program
acquaints promising MA-level and first-year PhD
students with Holocaust studies by encouraging
participation in the broad range of scholarly and
publicly available educational programs offered
by the Museum during the summer months.
Assistants will work closely with assigned staff
mentors who will assign tasks related to
research and program goals.
Research assistant projects may include but are
not limited to: (1) facilitating projects related to
the International Tracing Service digital
collection at the Museum; (2) supporting the
research, annotation, contextualization, and
editing required for advancing the Museum's
Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.
Read more: http://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/fellows-and-scholars/summer-graduate-program