NYPL pre- and post-doc Fellowships in Women’s History

To celebrate the opening of our groundbreaking Center for the Study of Women’s History, the New-York Historical Society is inaugurating new fellowships devoted exclusively to the study of women’s history. This program will support the Center’s vision and enrich its intellectual network to include a diverse group of dedicated fellows and scholars. Together with New-York Historical staff, the selected fellows will explore four centuries of New York women’s history, offering a vibrant series of scholarly talks, rotating exhibitions, and new research opportunities.

Complementing the existing suite of research fellowships currently offered at New-York Historical, the new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History will be specifically focused on the field of public history. Through this initiative, New-York Historical enriches its public reach by engaging a community of eminent scholars who serve as advisers and collaborate with curators and historians. We work with colleges and university faculties nationwide to produce and incorporate the latest scholarship in our programs and exhibitions for general audiences.

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold a Ph.D.—ABDs or other pre-doctoral candidates will not be considered. Fellows will be in-residence, full-time staff members for a period of two years between January 4, 2016, and December 31, 2017, with a stipend of $50,000 per year and full benefits.

Applicants for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the humanities and be on track to completing their degree. Pre-doctoral Fellows will be in-residence between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

Application requirements for both fellowships include:

  • A completed cover sheet (download here)
  • A two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
  • A curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript
  • A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
  • Three letters of recommendation that must be sent digitally to: Fellowships Coordinator at: fellowships@nyhistory.org, with the subject line: “WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME]” before the deadline

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE ELEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED:

  • Via e-mail with the subject line WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME], no later than 11:59 pm on July 31, 2015, for Pre-doctoral Fellowship and 11:59 pm on October 13, 2015, for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, to fellowships@nyhistory.org

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

More info here: http://historyprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/andrew-w-mellon-fellowships-in-womens-history/

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT) Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

Following is information about the:Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Objective

To provide funding for doctoral dissertation research for at least three months in a country or region outside the U.S. that is the focus of study.

Deadline Award Amount Online Application Past Awards Contact
Sept. 14
  • Doctoral student stipend—up to $10,000
  • Travel and related expenses of research–up to $10,000
  • Maximum amount of $20,000 per fellowship
2014-15 MIIRT Award Recipients

2013-14 MIIRT Award Recipients

2012-13 MIIRT Award Recipients

Fraya Fox
miirt@indiana.edu  or (812) 855-8913

MIIRT FAQs

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants must be Bloomington doctoral students who will have attained candidacy prior to undertaking the fellowship
  • Doctoral applicants who are seeking support must have international research as a core part of the dissertation research

Review Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit.

Stipend Conditions

Recipients are encouraged to seek additional funding sources to supplement the award. Note that the compensation cannot be duplicated by another award that is held simultaneously. In the case of multiple awards, amounts may be adjusted.

Budget

A budget should be developed for the travel and related expenses (up to $10,000). These expenses may include costs associated with research support including research assistants, consultant fees, visa costs, international and local transportation, and per diem (using IU guidelineshttp://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp). No budget is required for the graduate student stipend however, those intending to use award funds for a stipend must include the stipend as a line item in their budget.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application, create a budget using the budget builder link on the electronic application form, and attach the following as PDFs to the electronic application form (please note page limitations):

  • three to four page Project Description that must provide specific information on the nature of the project and the anticipated outcomes
  • a language competency form that indicates the level of proficiency in the language of the region in which the research will be conducted [Evaluators should send candidate’s competency forms directly to miirt@indiana.edu.]
  • one-page Budget Justification that includes any other awards for which the applicant has applied
  • two to three page Curriculum Vitae of the doctoral student
  • letter of support from the doctoral dissertation chair (in the case of individual student applicants)
  • letter of support from a knowledgeable faculty member. One of the letters of support should be from a faculty member familiar with the general area or region where the proposed study will take place
  • PDFs are preferred to ensure that application formatting is not lost. Applicants or recommenders can also submit letters of support separately via email to miirt@indiana.edu or fax to 855-6396.

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Questions about applying for an IDRF?

View this year’s September Applicant Webinar with IDRF Program Director Daniella Sarnoff
or our October Applicant Webinar with Assistant Director Elsa Ransom
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

 

Eligibility

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2015 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2015, whichever comes first.

The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research in combination with site-specific research in the United States, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding. All other applicants (for instance, those in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States. Research within the United States must be site-specific (e.g., at a particular archive) and cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings. Please note that the IDRF program supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up.

Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research in one country by the start of their proposed IDRF research may be ineligible to apply to the IDRF to extend research time in the same country. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the IDRF program, depending on completed research time and funding. The IDRF program expects fellows to remain at their research site(s) for the full nine- to twelve-month funding period. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. The program does not accept applications from PhD programs in law, business, medicine, nursing, or journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a PhD. For more information on the 2015 IDRF competition, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Selection Criteria

The IDRF competition promotes a range of approaches and research designs beyond single-site or single-country research, including comparative work at the national and regional levels and explicit comparison of cases across time frames. The program is open to proposals informed by a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and manuscript collections, fieldwork and surveys, and quantitative data collection.

Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multidisciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields, as well as a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is critical for successful completion of the proposed doctoral dissertation. The research design of proposals should be realistic in scope, clearly formulated, and responsive to theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of having attained an appropriate level of training to undertake the proposed research, including evidence of a degree of language fluency sufficient to complete the project.

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation *Completion* Fellowship

Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development issues

Open for applications, next deadline is November 13th 2015.

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The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

  • be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country
  • hold a master’s degree
  • be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic Priorities:

The project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and produce research publications.

The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects that shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.

Some projects, we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale social processes. The strongest projects typically will explore connections across these scales. Some research projects will rigorously explore elements of civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms, and rule of law. Others will explore root causes of conflict, human insecurity, and violence. Above all projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

Application Process:

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines.

Fellows must be willing to attend at least one workshop sponsored by the SSRC each year that are intended to help early-career faculty produce scholarly publications. We anticipate awarding as many as 45 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

Deadline:

The next application deadline is 13 November, 2015.

For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: nextgenafrica@ssrc.org.

 

More info http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-doctoral-dissertation-completion-fellowship/

SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship

Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development issues

Open for applications, next deadline is November 13th 2015.

Apply Now

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

Proposal development fellowships are intended to support doctoral students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.

The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country
residents of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
hold a master’s degree
be either enrolled in a PhD program, or intend to enroll in a PhD program
As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic Priorities:

The project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and produce research publications.

The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects seeking to shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.

Some projects, we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale social processes. The strongest projects typically will explore connections across these scales. Some research projects will rigorously explore elements of civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms, and rule of law. Others will explore root causes of conflict, human insecurity, and violence. Above all projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines.

Fellows must be willing to attend two workshops sponsored by the SSRC each year that are intended to help early-career faculty produce scholarly publications. We anticipate awarding approximately 45 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

Deadline

The next application deadline is 13 November, 2015.

For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: nextgenafrica@ssrc.org.

More info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-proposal-fellowship/

NSF DDRIG Workshop at ORA

Are you at a place where you are ready to prepare and submit a proposal for a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) or a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) this summer? If so, IU’s Office of Research Administration would like to invite you to a workshop on preparing and submitting your DDIG/DDRIG proposal. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 1st from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Office of Research Administration building located at 509 E. 3rd St. (The building is on the corner of 3rd Street and Dunn Avenue, next to the Mobil gas station.) We will be presenting information and tips that will help you with this specific proposal submission process. Please bring your laptop if possible and details on your proposal so that we can best assist you.

Again, this workshop is for students who are planning to submit to a specific DDIG/DDRIG program announcement this summer. This is not an overview of grants in general. Please register for the workshop at Educational Opportunities here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html.

Seating is limited, so this workshop will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please also take a moment to fill out a Research-Related Conflict of Interest Disclosure form here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/COI/coi_disclosure.html

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this specific workshop; we will have more DDIG/DDRIG workshops at later dates. We look forward to working with you!

-IU’s Office of Research Administration

IDAH Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (IDAH) Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) will sponsor five IUB students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) as HASTAC scholars for the 2015-1016 academic year.  Faculty are invited to nominate HASTAC scholars by sending the following to idah2@indiana.edu 1) the student’s name and email address, along with 2) a short paragraph description of his/her research project.  The internal deadline is August 3rd, 2015.  The five successful candidates will each receive a $300 honorarium and will be mentored by faculty and staff within IDAH. We will contact you by August 7th 2015 with the results of the competition. We will also contact the five successful candidates to coordinate logistics for the HASTAC bi-weekly meetings, and with instructions for registering with the online HASTAC community as well as for completing the HASTAC online application for which IDAH will be the student’s HASTAC nominator/sponsor.

Below is a description of the HASTAC program as well as IDAH and HASTAC requirements for successful candidates.  Please be sure your nominee is aware of these requirements:

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The HASTAC Scholars program is comprised of graduate and advanced undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.  Scholars blog, host forums, organize events and discuss new ideas, projects, experiments, and technologies that re-conceive teaching, learning, research, writing and structuring knowledge. Read more about the program here: HASTAC Scholars website (http://www.hastac.org/scholars/apply).  

IDAH requires of scholars the following:

• Attend bi-weekly IUB HASTAC scholars’ group meetings.

• Attend periodic IDAH events (seminars, workshops)

• Discuss their research project for a HASTAC presentation through IDAH and IDAH partner events

HASTAC requires of scholars the following:

• Blog on the HASTAC site, introducing themselves and their projects

• Report on at least ONE local relevant event – any conference, talk, art project, symposium,

   experiment  or collaboration – during the year

• Introduce at least one other technology project to the greater HASTAC community (e.g. a

   new  technology, a new coding language, a new use of technology in the non-profit sector, a

   new  game for  learning, an interesting new book, etc.)

• Contribute to HASTAC Scholar Discussion Forums, either by hosting or commenting.

• Build community and conversation by commenting, tweeting, covering conferences, and

    helping organize local meet-ups.

• Share relevant job info, fellowship opportunities, conference CFPs, and publishing

   opportunities.

2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Application Open

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.

Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs, or online degrees. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. New Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.

The application deadline is November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

VAP Syriac Studies & Digital Humanities (review begins 22 MAY 2015)

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.

The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal (http://syriaca.org/), a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics,DivinityHistoryIslamic StudiesJewish StudiesReligion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.

The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed.

The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac LiteratureGateway to the Syriac Saints, and other Syriaca.org publications as needed. The researcher will collect and interpret data in Syriac and other languages, contribute to evolving data models, test user interfaces and XForms, collaborate with other project researchers, and perform additional project duties as needed.

Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1504387&lang=en

Please contact Prof. David A. Michelson (david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions about the position or about the online application system.

A complete application will include the following materials:
1. A cover letter indicating applicant’s qualifications in Syriac studies and, if applicable, digital humanities;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. A scholarly publication, dissertation chapter, or digital project representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential (these should be uploaded as attachments in the section marked “Resume and Cover Letter”);
4. Contact information for three referees.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:  
The Candidate must have previous research experience in Syriac studies, particularly Syriac literature. Reading ability in classical Syriac and at least one other ancient or medieval language as well as relevant modern languages is required. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by January 1, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications:  
We welcome candidates with an interest in digital research methods, such as the use of TEI XML. Ideal candidates should have additional expertise in one or more fields contiguous to Syriac studies, such as Jewish studies, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean history, Byzantine studies, history of Christianity, Classics, or medieval history.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

You can always see the most up-to-date version of the H-net ad here: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50901

Visiting Position Gettysburg College German (review ASAP)

Greetings! If you know of someone looking for a part-time position in the PA/MD/DC area, please pass along our ad. Thanks!

The Department of German Studies at Gettysburg College seeks an adjunct
language instructor for the academic year 2015-2016. The instructor will
teach two German language courses in the fall and two German language
courses in the spring. The candidate must have native or near-native
command of German and English, successful teaching experience, and at
least a Masters degree (ABD or PhD preferred). The department has an
ongoing need for a qualified adjunct.


Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all
applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding
nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and
harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race,
ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status,
marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development
Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma,  sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic
information in all aspects of employment, educational programs,
activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education
Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the
basis of sex (i.e., sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including
sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and
activities.


Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters
of recommendation to Laurel Cohen, Chair; Department of German Studies at
lcpfiste@gettysburg.edu<mailto:lcpfiste@gettysburg.edu>.