Fulbright 2016/17: Details & Timeline for Fall 2015 Application Cycle

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open. 

 “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)
 Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)
 National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
There will be an information session Friday, May 1, 2015, 11am-12pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.
This summer the GradGrants Center is offering a “Fulbright IIE Summer Boot Camp,” a six-week online program that assists students in developing competitive Fulbright proposals. For more information, and assistance with proposal drafting and application materials, please contact the GradGrants Center at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.
If you have any questions about administration or applying as a graduate student, please contact Kathleen Sullivan (sullkath@iu.edu).
Interested undergraduates should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE.

PhD Junior Fellowship: Media Cultures of Computer Civilization (deadline 31 MAY 2015)

MECS / Institute for Advanced Study 'Media Cultures of Computer
Simulation', Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg,
Bewerbungsschluss: 31.05.2015

Junior-Fellowship 2015/2016

The Institute for Advanced Study on 'Media Cultures of Computer
Simulation' (MECS) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and
is located at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. 
The main objective of MECS is the investigation of computer simulation
in its historical and epistemological perspectives. Research at MECS is
aimed at answering fundamental questions regarding the role of computer
simulations in today's science and culture. For example: Are there
specific kinds of problems that are especially suited for computer
simulation? Are there typical knowledge constellations that promote and
enhance the use of simulations? Do computer simulations generate new
forms of knowledge and, if so, to what extent do simulations mark a
historical break? Of special importance are studies focused on: 1. the
computer's specific technological materiality; 2. the research logic and
laboratory practices generated by the object under investigation; 3. the
actors of knowledge production.

Research at MECS is mostly conducted from the perspective of media
studies and the history of knowledge. Preference is given to case study
based research. 

MECS is a place for trans-disciplinary research. It provides an
opportunity of bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines
- media scholars, historians and philosophers of science, computer
scientists, engineers and more. It is also a place where young and more
experienced scholars have a chance to work together and to engage in a
systematic and intensive discussion of computer simulation.

For a period of six months, starting October 1, 2015 and ending March
31, 2016, with a possibility of renewal, the institute has an opening
for the following fellowship:

- One Junior (PhD) Fellowship

Candidates for a Junior Fellowship should be at an advanced stage of
their dissertation.   

Successful candidates will be awarded a monthly stipend in accordance
with the regulations of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

MECS is based at Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Residence in Lüneburg
is expected for the duration of the fellowship. Accommodation will be
Applications (in German or English) should include: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a project description (no more than 1,000 words) and
two scholarly writing samples (e.g., journal articles or conference
papers, dissertation chapters). 

For any further inquiries please contact Ms. Jantje Sieling

Summer School: City Life, Architecture, Art & Design (Dublin)

Summer School (Dublin): City Life: Architecture, Art & Design

City Life: Architecture, Art & Design

Joint International Summer School in Dublin: 13-31 July, 2015

The inaugural City Life summer school will launch this July in Dublin, hosted jointly by University College Dublin (UCD) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Located in Dublin’s vibrant inner city, the school will give participants from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to engage with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today. Through its close relationship to many key institutions and experts, the summer school will offer unprecedented access to the stakeholders leading Dublin’s complex evolution as a 21st century city.

Revolving around a shared focus in contemporary critical urbanism, participants choose from one of five specialist programme tracks:

  • Architecture
  • Culture, Memory & The City
  • Interaction Design
  • Researching Urban History & Material Culture
  • Spatial Arts And Visualization

Programme features: 

  • A base in Dublin’s inner city, which will be both setting for and subject of the School’s programme.
  • Intensive workshops, studio sessions, plenary lectures and seminars.
  • Unique access to leaders in the cultural and creative sectors, including practitioners, artists, museum directors, urban government officials, and critical thinkers.
  • A three-week programme progressing from skills acquisition, studio work, and research to final projects to include exhibition, presentation, and publication.
  • Accommodation in the heart of the city, minutes from the summer school’s headquarters.

Further details about individual tracks and practical information are available on our website – ncad-ucd.ie/summer-school – or contact madeleine.lyes@ucd.ie with any queries.

European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (deadline 5 JUNE 2015)

RFIEA Foundation, Paris, 09.04.2015-05.06.2015
Bewerbungsschluss: 05.06.2015

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme
is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month
residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna,
Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki,
Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich.
The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed
work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest
intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating
environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of
first-rate scholars.
EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities
and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and
exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not
require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and
social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide
range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars.
Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of
nationality or residence as possible host institutions.
The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young
scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS
selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the
Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative
research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond
disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well
as quality publications in high-impact venues.
For the 2016-2017 academic year EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior
and 22 senior positions). 


At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a
doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the
degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a
Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree. (PhD
training is not considered in the calculation of experience).
The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and
social sciences.
It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences
provided that:
- the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work,
- the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences,
- the applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific
- the candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the
humanities and social sciences.

- Applications are submitted online via http://www.eurias-fp.eu, where,
you will find detailed information regarding the content of the
application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure.
- Applications period April 9th -> June 5th, 2015, 12 pm (noon) GMT.
-  Late applications will not be considered.
- Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
- Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
- Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
- Publication of results: January 2016
For further information on the Programme, please consult our website:
For further information on the IAS and their specific working
conditions: http://www.eurias-fp.eu/

VAP in German Studies, College of William & Mary (review begins 7 MAY 2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies F0893W

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, non-tenure track position in German Studies beginning August 10, 2015. We are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research with the ability to attract, motivate, retain, and mentor students. The candidate will teach beginning and/or Intermediate German Language and a topics course in German Literature or Cultural Studies of the modern period on a topic of the candidate’s choosing. Teaching load is six courses per year (3-3).

Required: A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment August 10, 2015 with specialization in German Language, German Literature or German Culture. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate Language, Literature and Culture teaching (including German language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum). Native or near-native proficiency in German and English required.


Preferred: Area of specialization is open, interest in 19th century German Literature and Culture, Contemporary German Literature and Culture or Early Modern German Literature and Culture is a plus, as is the capability to teach courses which might be cross-listed with existing interdisciplinary programs such as Judaic Studies, Women’s Studies, European Studies, and Film and Media Studies.


For full consideration, application materials are due by May 7, 2015. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Application materials, including a letter of application, CV, a syllabus for a proposed topics course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/20452. Please note the system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.

The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

The College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Doctoral Scholarships: University of Greifswald: Baltic Borderlands (deadline 15 JUNE 2015)

The University of Greifswald has received funding from the German
Research Foundation (DFG) for the International Research Training Group
"Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the
Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region" and now invites applications from
well-qualified candidates for one of seven PhD studentships. This
announcement addresses particularly applicants from history, art
history, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Baltic languages and literature,
political science, theology as well as cultural studies. 
The International Research Training Group was initiated by the
University of Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the
University of Tartu (Estonia) to provide a common programme for doctoral
students and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, 20 PhD students and 5
post-docs are being trained in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. In
Greifswald, the subject areas offered include history, Baltic, Slavonic
and Scandinavian languages and literature, political science, and
systematic theology. Over and beyond history, theology, and Slavonic
studies in Lund and Tartu, there are also offerings in ethnology,
geography, and communication studies.
Applications are invited from candidates willing to conduct research
relating to bordering processes in one of the following themes:

1. The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands
2. The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas
3. The economic permeability and persistence of borders
4. New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and

The programme of study within the International Research Training Group
includes relevant courses held locally at each university as well as
tri-national workshops/conferences in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu.
Furthermore, it is obligatory that each PhD student will spend 6-12
months as a visiting researcher at the partner universities. The costs
of such research visits will be partly covered by a mobility grant
awarded in addition to the monthly payment. 

- applicants should hold a good first degree and normally have, or be
about to obtain, a Masters qualification in a discipline relevant to the
PhD topic. 
- exposé for a research project in the above mentioned fields (max. 10
- good written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Estonian or
Swedish is desirable but not essential.

The willingness and ability of the candidate to participate actively in
an international research programme is a precondition. The programme of
study is compulsory for all PhD students in the International Research
Training Group. Applications of women are explicitly welcomed. In areas
where women are underrepresented, they will be given pre-ferential
consideration when candidates are of equal merit. Applicants with a
disability will be given preference when candidates are of equal merit,
as stipulated in SGB IX (§ 2, paragraph 2, 3). 
The IRTG Baltic Borderlands is a family friendly institution and
encourages young adults to apply.

Selected candidates are expected to take up residence in Greifswald. 

Starting date: 1st January 2016 (subject to approval from the DFG)

Value of the contract: about EUR 18.000 p.a. (after tax, according to
65% TV-L 13, payment scale public service)

The contract will be awarded for two years initially, and can be
extended for one further year.

Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational
qualifications and degree thesis, list of publications, a written
reference from a university professor, and a research proposal) should
be sent to the speaker of the International Research Training Group,
Professor Dr. Michael North by 15 June 2015.

For further details:
Telephone: +49 3834  86-33 09/-3341
Fax: +49 3834  86-33 33
e-mail: north@uni-greifswald.de
Homepage: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html


From 2007 until now, humanities-focused programming at PPL has been managed by the library’s Program Team. High-quality programs have made the humanities more accessible to the community through the “spotlight on the humanities” series, special events like Princeton Reads, programming that commemorates historic events like the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Summer, and additional one-time programs.
In order to expand the humanities programs and contributions of PPL, we’ve created a new position – the Humanities Program Fellow. We seek a highly qualified candidate to be the inaugural humanities program fellow.
The Humanities Program Fellow will be responsible for the overall administration and implementation of the library’s efforts to promote the humanities as an essential part of contemporary life.
Building on the library’s preeminent role as a welcoming intellectual space that functions as our town’s public square, the Humanities Program Fellow will develop ideas, identify subjects and speakers for events, and create new opportunities for public engagement using the practices of the humanities to frame conversations.
The Humanities Program Fellow will report to the Public Programming Librarian and work closely with the Program Team, and Marketing Director on translating contemporary issues and big ideas into live events with broad public impact.
To view the primary responsibilities and required qualifications of this full-time position, click on the following link:
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

UPitt Summer Language Institute Scholarships in Hungarian, Ukrainian, Estonian, B/C/S, Turkish

The University of Pittsburgh’s 2015 Summer Language Institute has several generous scholarships available for 6-week, 6-credit beginning intensive courses in the following languages:







Interested students find applications here sli.pitt.edu

AHR EA Western Europe, Ancient or Medieval History (deadline EXTENDED to 1 MAY 2015)

Position Open: Editorial Assistant

Major Field, Western Europe or Ancient and/or Medieval European History


The American Historical Review is seeking a graduate student in the IU History Department or a related department to serve as one of seven Editorial Assistants. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week F.T.E.).  The successful candidate will be expected to make at least a two-year commitment. Training starts June 17, 2015 (actual start date July 1, 2015).


We seek a specialist in the history of modern or early modern Western Europe or ancient and/or medieval European history.


An Editorial Assistant assesses and processes books for review; assists in the selection of reviewers; fact-checks, edits, and proofreads copy for the review sections; proofreads articles; and creates and updates records in a computer database.


Applicants should have completed their requirements for the M.A. degree and have proficiency in languages and general knowledge appropriate to the fields the assistantship covers.  Proficiency in French is essential, and knowledge of Italian is highly desirable.


Current compensation is about $1,736 per month; the job covers twelve months, with a fee scholarship for students with fewer than 90 hours.  The position is renewable annually for up to three years.


The extended deadline for applications is Friday, May 1, 2015.


Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:


Prof. Robert A. Schneider, Editor

American Historical Review


(812) 855-7609


For more information, contact us via e-mail at ahr@indiana.edu.


EU Marie Curie Fellowship in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (deadline 12 MAY 2015)

Funding to develop applications for a


to hold at the

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)

University of Aberdeen

Deadline for proforma: Tuesday 12th May 2015

Website: http://cisrul.wordpress.com/

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen invites researchers of any nationality who identify closely with our research agenda, and who hold a PhD and significant post-doctoral experience, to spend up to a week at CISRUL preparing an application for a Marie Curie European Fellowship, which would allow them to spend 1-2 years with us at Aberdeen.

Since Marie Curie stresses the fit between applicant and institution, we ask that you begin by reflecting on whether CISRUL is the right place for you to develop your career as a researcher. CISRUL aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity, including citizenship, civil society and rule of law, as well as democracy, human rights, nationalism and pluralism.

If you believe your work may fall within the CISRUL remit, please take a look at the detailed information about our members, events and publications at http://cisrul.wordpress.com. The next step would be to a) contact the CISRUL member whose discipline and interests are closest to yours, and then b) fill out the proforma on the website, so we can consider inviting you to Aberdeen to spend a week developing your application.

CISRUL will fund travel (up to £750) as well as board & lodging (up to 7 days) for the most promising applicants to visit us for a week, likely in mid to late June. During the week you would attend a variety of information sessions, about Marie Curie and about the University, as well as meeting regularly with your proposed supervisor/s and with a wide range of the University’s professional services.

For further details, please see http://cisrul.wordpress.com/