The Society of Indiana Pioneers annually awards Society of Indiana Pioneers Fellowships to support research in the field of pioneer Indiana history for the master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation. The Society of Indiana Pioneers was founded in 1916, during the centennial celebration of Indiana’s statehood, “to honor the memory and the work of the pioneers of Indiana.” Membership includes individuals who have an ancestor who settled in an Indiana county during the pioneer period (generally defined as before 1840, with some exceptions) and people who have an interest in this period of Hoosier history. To fulfill its mission, the Society maintains a significant genealogical database culled from its membership records, sponsors annual spring and fall “pilgrimages” to historical sites within the state, and partners with other history-related organizations.
There will be two $1,000 fellowships awarded annually, one to support research for a master’s thesis in the pioneer period of Indiana history and another for doctoral dissertation research. For the purposes of the fellowship program, the pioneer period of Indiana is defined as pre-1850. Only students at graduate institutions in Indiana are eligible for these fellowships.
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There is no application form . .i\.pplicatlons consisting of the following materials
should be mailed by May 1_5. 2015, ro:
William A. Rhodchaml., Chair
S<Jciety of lndfana Pioneers Fellowship Committee
Society of lndfana Pioneers
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207
1. Cover ~heet. with the following infonn..’tl:ion: name, mailing addre~s, telephone
an<l fa~ uumber.s, e-mail address, present rank an<l i.t1slitution name, and title
of master’s thesis or doctoral dissettation.
2. Please send a description of your 1ru~~tcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertllrion (no
longer than two single-spaced pages)
3. A resume of no more than three pages.
4. ‘lluce lcners of recommendation from people familiar “‘;;h your w()rk. ‘lhc
rcconunc.mhuio.os must include the profrssor. directing your resc11rch aad the
ckpartmc.at cb!lir. ;\ pplicants are re;;ponsil>lc for contacting all persons
5. Expectations of the recipieat a.) research supported by the fcllo-wship should
be donC’. between summer 2013 and summer 2016; b.) a one-page <lcscripLion
of the specific research supponed by the fellowship should be senr tt> the
Society at the end of rhe fellowship period (this will he included in the
Society’s 11naual Yearbook as information for the membership); c.) a copy of
the final m:tstcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertJttion should be deposited with the
Society; and d.) attend the a.iuiual meeting of the Society of Jndiana Pioneers
in Indianapolis in Novemh~r m ;;pe11k briefly about your rcseru:ch.
- Conduct original research at the Center for Jewish History on a full-time basis; Fellows are required to spend a minimum of three days per week in residence.
- Deliver at least one public lecture at the Center based on the research conducted.
- Actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Each year the Center welcomes numerous Fellows to work in Center partner collections including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars are expected to take part in the Fellowship Program’s regular meetings at the Center.
- Acknowledge the Center for Jewish History and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture in all publications resulting from the fellowship.
- Submit a detailed report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience as a Center Fellow.
- Open to all scholars – including college and university faculty – who have received a PhD within the six years prior to the start of the fellowship
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the award. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution but will help facilitate the visa application process.
- Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History, and preferred fellowship start date
- Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
- Research proposal of no more than five pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
- A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
- Three letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed research project. Letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover – preferably by email or dossier service – to the address below; please list the names and email addresses of referees in your CV. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline.
- Please submit application materials 1-4 by email as one continuous PDF file.
- Applications for the fall 2015 semester are due April 30, 2015; applications for the spring 2016 fellowship are due August 3, 2015. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline for consideration.
- Announcement of grant recipients: May 2015 for the fall semester; September 2015 for the spring semester
- Commencement of grant period: August or September for the fall semester; January or February for the spring semester
Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
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The History Program in the Indiana University Division of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) anticipates vacancies for adjunct instructor(s) in a survey class in World History before 1800 (History H108), and in a survey class in World History after 1800 (History H109) during the fall semester of 2015. The classes often are taught as breaking nearer 1500, depending on instructor preference. The section of History H108 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 1:15. The section of History H109 will on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15. Class size for each will probably be in the vicinity of 25-30.
Alternatively, the Program may be open to hiring staff to teach either one or both of the following: H105, American History I; and H106, American History II. The section of H105 will meet at 3:00-4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the section of H106 will meet at 1:30-2:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size for each will probably be in the vicinity of 20-25.
IUPUC is a nonresidential campus serving traditional and nontraditional students in the south-east-central region of Indiana. About half of all IUPUC students are of non-traditional age, and most IUPUC students are first-generation college students.
Minimum requirements are an active ABD in an appropriate field of History, or a PhD, and some teaching experience. It is understood that not all plausible applicants will have taught a class as instructor of record, and all instructors will find some part of a world history survey a stretch. Pay for an ABD with teaching experience in the IU system will probably be in the vicinity of $2208; in addition there is a modest travel stipend (NOT mileage) for those coming from Bloomington, Indianapolis, or a similar distance. Those with a PhD will receive a slightly higher pay rate.
Those who have previously taught at Columbus, been interviewed at Columbus, or submitted materials at Columbus, are encouraged to apply for this opportunity, as are those who have not had previous contact with IUPUC.
Those holding appointments elsewhere in the IU system will need to be able to fit this appointment within applicable load limits (those unsure of their status should apply). Graduate students will probably require the permission of their adviser and \ or program.
Opportunities for future terms are possible, dependent on campus needs and resources.
Those interested should contact Dr. Doug Gardner, Coordinator of the History Program, at email@example.com, as soon as possible. An emailed statement of interest and a brief CV, showing at the minimum education, teaching experience, and a dissertation title will suffice for initial screening. Dr. Gardner’s phone number is 812-348-7206, and his postal address is IUPUC, 4601 Central Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47203.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about administration or applying as a graduate student, please contact Kathleen Sullivan (email@example.com).
Interested undergraduates should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE.
MECS / Institute for Advanced Study 'Media Cultures of Computer Simulation', Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg, 01.10.2015-31.03.2016 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 provided. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
- Culture, Memory & The City
- Interaction Design
- Researching Urban History & Material Culture
- Spatial Arts And Visualization
- 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.
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). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Degree 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). Disciplines 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 disciplines, - the candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences. APPLICATION - 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. SELECTION PROCEDURE - 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: http://www.eurias-fp.eu For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: http://www.eurias-fp.eu/
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.
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 dissolution 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. Requirements: - 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 pages) - 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: email@example.com Homepage: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IRTG-Baltic-Borderlands/311410042367670