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weekly calendar academic opportunities

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Please note that all entries listed are abridged and that full descriptions can be found in the Academic Opportunities PDF.

August Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections
    August 25 deadline

    The InterAsia Program Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship (formerly known as the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research) is aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric InterAsian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships help junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) complete first books or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the award period. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship thus provides promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

    The intellectual thrust of the project is the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals supported by the fellowship examine processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The fellowship is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    To date, thirty-eight fellowships have been awarded in two pilot phases: 2012–2013 and 2013–2014. Following on these successful pilot grants, the SSRC is pleased to extend the fellowship project and will fund three successive fellowship competitions in 2015, 2016, and 2017, awarding approximately twenty fellowships per competition.  

    Questions can be addressed to transregional@ssrc.org.

    September Deadlines

    • Call for nominations: Early Slavic Studies 2015 Book Award
      Deadline: September 1
      The Early Slavic Studies Association is calling for nominations for its 2015 book award. The category this year is monographs on pre-modern Slavdom. To be eligible, the book must have been published in English after 2012. Nominations and self- nominations are encouraged. Contact the ESSA Book-Prize Committee Chair: mjoh127@gmail.com. Deadline: September 1, 2015.

    • Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference
      Deadline: September 1
      The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, October 23-25, 2015.

      Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

      Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer (dborgmey@slu.edu) no later than September 1, 2015. Early proposals are encouraged.

      All proposals should include:
      Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information; For individual paper / poster presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words); For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable); For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.
      Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with travel stipends.

      For more information, see: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.

    • Call for applications: ASEEES First Book Subvention Program
      Deadline: September 1
      In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association's endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

      A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

      For the September 1, 2016 deadline and onwards: Authors must be regular or student members of ASEEES for the year of the application submission plus at least the immediately preceding year (affiliate or joint members are not eligible).

      For more information, see: http://aseees.org/programs/firstbook-subvention

    • Call for Papers: 5th Bi-annual EAM Congress (European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies)
      Deadline: September 1
      The fifth EAM congress invites scholars to consider the coupling of the notions of quest and investigation in works of art or movements of the avant-garde or neo-avant-garde, or of the various forms of modernism, even though modernism and the avant-garde seem often to have been constructed in opposition to the spiritual or scientific heritage suggested by these two terms. The notion of quest suggests a metaphysical beyond informed by mysticism, implying the absence of an end or of a conclusion, whereas the notion of investigation implies a totally rational conception of reality and a process likely to bring a definite result and reach a conclusion. Coupling the two notions, quest/investigation, is therefore an invitation to overcome an initial paradox: the endlessness of the quest as opposed to the fixed scope of the investigation. The co-articulation of the two notions may shed some light on marginal or neglected works. It may also question the dialectical relationship between modern and anti-modern, between avant-garde and rear-guard, between insistent innovations and archaisms, acknowledged or disguised.

      Proposals must be submitted in a Word, Times New Roman 12 format (no PDF) before September 1, 2015 to the following address: EAM.rennes2016@gmail.com.

      For more information, see: http://bams.ac.uk/2015/05/13/call-for-papers-5th-bi-annual-eam-congress-european-network-for-avant-garde-and-modernism-studies/

    • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
      Campus deadline: September 7, 2015

      Indiana University campus deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

      Undergraduate students at Indiana University seeking guidance in applying for a Fulbright can contact Paul Fogleman of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE):
    • Office: (Tel): 812.855.3948; Email:pfoglema@indiana.edu

      Graduate students can contact the staff at the Grad Grads Center:

      Office: (Tel): 812.855.5281; Email:gradgrnt@indiana.edu

      The campus deadline for the 2016/2017 Fulbright application is September 7, 2015. Campus reviews will take place ahead of the October 14, 2015 national deadline.

      http://www.iu.edu/~iucare/Award%20Pages/Fulbright%20Scholarship.html


    • Funding: Malevich Society Grant
      September 30 Deadline

      The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2015 grant applications.

      The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

      In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

      The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society's grants after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

      Application forms and instructions may be requested by telephone at 1-718-980-1805, by e-mail at info@malevichsociety.org, or may be downloaded from the web-site: www.malevichsociety.org. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to applications@malevichsociety.org.
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    OCTOBER Deadlines

    • Call for Proposals: Resilient Europe?
      Deadline: October 1

      The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combined with immigration and assimilation affect the ethnic composition of Europe? Will the protracted Eurozone crisis and waning public support for European institutions and policies alter the viability of the European project? How will secular Europe confront the challenges of religious mobilization? How will European democracies confront the rise of nationalist parties and the valorization of “illiberalism” as viable political practice? Can Europe remain a “Normative Power,” a force for liberalism, democracy and the rule of law in the world, in the face of rising powers and resurgent authoritarianism?

      The Council for European Studies (CES) seeks proposals that explore these questions and the quality of resilience in Europe. It encourages proposals from the widest range of disciplines and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe, broadly defined, and strongly encourages participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process. To form panels, participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the many CES research networks, which can be found here: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/research/research-networks.

    • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
      October 14 Deadline

    • National deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

      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.

      During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.


      Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

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      NOVEMBER Deadlines

      December Deadlines

      Rolling Deadlines

      • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Graduate Students
        Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

        Applications should be submitted to Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; clipsonw@indiana.edu; FAX (812) 855-4314.

        Priority will be given to Jewish Studies doctoral minors.

      • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students
        Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

        For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

        Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Goodbody Hall 326, 855-0453) or email to clipsonw@indiana.edu.

        Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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