Fellowships & Grants
Penn Humanities Forum - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2500 research fund, requires that the scholar spend the year in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and is open to international applicants. The current Call for Applications is for the 2011-12 fellowship year, when our topic will be Adaptations. Applicants must be no more than eight years out of their doctorate (e.g., for the 2011-12 Fellowship year, you must have received or will receive your Ph.D. between December 2002 and December 2010). The Ph.D. is the only terminal degree eligible.
The broad interdisciplinary nature of the program allows fellows to become fully integrated into the life of Penn. Fellows conduct research that relates to the Forum’s topic of study for the year in residence, participate in the Forum’s weekly faculty research seminar where they present their research, and teach one undergraduate course on a subject that relates to the annual theme. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously used the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life. Please see the following website for more information: http://www.phf.upenn.edu/mellon_description.shtml
Kay Postdoctoral Fellow - Brandeis University
Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year Kay postdoctoral fellow working on culture and politics in the francophone world, to begin in Fall 2011. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to, legacies of colonialism and post-colonialism, literary and cultural representations of the immigration experience, or language, culture and politics in francophone countries. Every year, the fellow will teach one class in French in the French and Francophone Studies program and another in English in the International and Global Studies Program and receive a stipend of $54, 807, plus a research fund of $4,000. Please send dossier, teaching materials, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Randall, Chair, Kay Fellowship Search Committee, Shiffman 102, MS 024, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2010.
Doctoral Research Fellowship On Return Migration To Burundi
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a doctoral researcher positions to study return migration from Norway and the United Kingdom to Burundi. The position is part of a large, multi-method comparative project on return migration, led by Senior Researcher Jørgen Carling. PRIO is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute that combines academically oriented research with short-term policy-oriented projects. The institute has a well-established migration research team that the doctoral research fellow will join. (A parallel fellowship for studying return migration to Iraq is announced simultaneously.) The position requires several months of fieldwork in the UK and Burundi and residence in Oslo for the remainder of the project period. Knowledge of French and/or Kirundi is required; knowledge of Norwegian is a significant advantage, but not a requirement. Additional requirements are specified in the full announcement. Salaries start at approximately NOK 377,000 (USD 57,000).
See www.prio.no/migration for further details and application form. The application deadline is Monday 16 August 2010. The starting date for both positions is 1 February 2011.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
American Overseas Research Centers foster international scholarly exchange, primarily through sponsorship of fellowship programs which allow pre-doctoral and senior scholars to pursue independent research important to the increase of knowledge and to our understanding of foreign cultures. These non-governmental institutions are seen by their host countries as the official arm of American higher learning. The private structure of the centers and the unbiased research they promote make them respected foci of American academia in the countries in which they operate. Please see the following website for information about the grants: http://www.caorc.org/
Fulbright Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study or conduct research abroad for one academic year. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or concurrently with their grant period. More than 1,500 Americans receive grants to study abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. Please see the following website for more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
African Women Public Service Fellowship
The African Women Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, offers African women the opportunity for graduate study at Wagner to prepare them for public service in their home countries. Please see Wagner’s website for more information: http://wagner.nyu.edu/international/fellowships.php
Through grantmaking, the Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. The Foundation is a proactive grantmaker. We seek out opportunities to fund work that addresses the Foundation’s areas of focus and contributes to one or more of our initiatives, rather than simply reacting to unsolicited proposals. Only proposals that fall within the Foundation’s initiatives are considered. The Rockefeller Foundation does not give or lend money for personal aid to individuals, or, except in rare cases, provide general institutional funding, contribute to endowments, or support building or operating funds. Please see the following website for information: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/grants
Africa-Related Fellowships and Internships at the Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a number of residential fellowships for the study of Africa, and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Unless otherwise noted, all awards are open to citizens of any country. Brief information about each of these fellowship programs appears below, along with links to application materials and further details, where available. For more information and application guidelines please contact the
Center at: Tel: 202-691-4170; Fax: 202-691-4001; E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also consult the following website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfmtopic_id=1417&fuseaction=topics.item&news_id=161820
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA INITIATIVE (OSI)
The Open Society Institute’s Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Initiative, through its Arab Regional Office in Amman, Jordan, welcomes unsolicited grant proposal outlines, or concept notes, on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Concept notes and grant proposals should fall within the following focus areas:
* Rights & Governance
* Media & Information
* Youth & Knowledge
* Arts & Culture
* Women’s Rights
The Open Society Institute Middle East and North Africa Initiative provides grants to a wide range of projects that promote open society issues across the region. Most of these activities focus on education, rights and governance, media and information, youth, and arts and culture.
The initiative offers financial and technical support to individuals and organizations working to improve government accountability, transparency, rule of law, and human rights, as well as to those working to empower women and foster independent media and the open exchange of information. The initiative operates out of the Open Society Institute’s Arab Regional Office in Amman, Jordan, and also has staff in New York and Washington, D.C. It works in close collaboration with various Soros foundations network programs, and currently supports projects and organizations across the Middle East including in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
For more information:
LAW & HEALTH INITIATIVE (LAHI)
The Law and Health Initiative provides core institutional support and technical assistance to organizations with a dedicated mandate to use legal strategies seeking to address the link between the global HIV epidemic and human rights abuses against women, injecting drug users, sex workers, prisoners, gay and bisexual men, and other vulnerable groups. LAHI also supports advocacy and
networking to increase the profile of legal and human rights issues on regional and global HIV/AIDS agendas.
Geographically, LAHI limits its support to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, sub-Saharan Africa, and China and Southeast Asia.
For more information/application:
OSI INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S PROGRAM
Reducing Discrimination and Violence Against Women Initiative
The mission of the International Women’s Program of the Open Society Institute is to use grantmaking and programmatic efforts to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in priority areas around the globe where the principles of good governance and respect for the rule of law are absent or destroyed because of conflict. The program seeks to promote the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality in law and practice, and the empowerment of women to ensure participation in the democratic processes.
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POST DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW—AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce several new Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent Ph.D. graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt.
Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC’s freshman-level Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Several Fellows will be appointed to AUC’s program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships beginning in fall 2010. Candidates are welcome in any of the following disciplines: Anthropology Arab and Islamic History Archaeology Astronomy Biology Chemistry Economics Egyptology Geology History History and Philosophy of Science Mathematics Philosophy Physics Psychology Sociology To be eligible for appointment, applicants for Post-Doctoral Fellowships should have received their Ph.D.’s within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases A.B.D.’s will be considered. Teaching experience is not required.
Successful applicants will hold a term of appointment for three academic years; receive support for travel associated with a job search at the end of the employment; receive special research awards of up to $5,000 per year; and participate in a monthly seminar that will provide Fellows with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and views with leading scholars and intellectuals from both Egypt and the wider Arab world. Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).
All applicants must submit the following documents via online. a) an updated C.V (upload via Step 2 in the next page); b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF). For your convenience, the PIF can be downloaded in the next page (next to upload section); d)List names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background.
Application Information Contact:
American University in Cairo
Online App. Form: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=16982
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW—GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
The George Mason University, Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian or Southeast Asian Studies, with a focus on the history, culture or politics of Muslim populations in these regions.
Fellows will be given an office at the Center for Islamic Studies, while an affiliation will be arranged in an appropriate academic department as well. Fellowship stipend will be $41,200 (plus benefits) for the academic year. There will also be a $2,000 allowance for travel and research. Appointment begins August 25, 2010, and will end May, 24 2011.
Responsibilities: (1) Teaching: One course during the academic year, preferably focused on a broader theme related to the Muslim Societies in South Asia or Southeast Asia; (2) Other responsibilities: Play an active role in the intellectual life of the center, and participate in and support the programs at the Center for Islamic Studies.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences discipline, or from a department with a specialization in Islamic Studies, South Asian Studies or South East Asian Studies. Those having received their Ph.D. degree after 2006 will be eligible. Candidates who will receive a Ph.D. by June 2010 will also be considered.
About George Mason University and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies: Mason is a dynamic public university located approximately10 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Va. George Mason’s Islamic Studies program, strengthened by the activities of more than 15 faculty members, focuses on the study of Islam as a global tradition, with an effort to include Muslim societies in South, Central and Southeast Asia; Africa; Europe; and North America.
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies will support numerous workshops, conferences, lectures, scholarships and other academic events on the George Mason campus throughout the year. For more information, see the
Web page: http://islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/.
Application Information Contact:
George Mason University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.gmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75826&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP- LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
Lewis & Clark College Department of History invites applications for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in sub-Saharan African history, starting in Fall semester 2010. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. The Fellow will teach three courses per year, including a survey of African history, a lower division course on modern Africa and a colloquium or seminar determined by scholarly specialty. Excluding North Africa, geographical and topical specialty are open. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspectives.
Ph.D. required at time of appointment as Mellon Teaching Fellow. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any); (4) a sample of scholarship; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover; and (6) graduate transcripts. Send application to Susan Glosser, Chair, Department of History, MSC 41, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 97219-7899. Inquries to email@example.com.
Susan Glosser, Chair
Department of History
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org