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Prof. Devel.: Call for Nominations-Graduate Student Rep. on the Board of Directors (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: April 15, 2017

The ASEEES Board of Directors invites nominations for the position of the Graduate Student Representative on the ASEEES Board.  The duration of the two-year term is Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2019.

Students can self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty who is a member of ASEEES. The Nominating Committee will then review all nominations and select two to stand as candidates. The two candidates’ names will be placed on the ASEEES Board election ballot to be voted on by all ASEEES members.

All nominees for the position of Graduate Student Representative should be doctoral students post comprehensive examinations and in good academic standing. They may be in any academic discipline associated with Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies. Nominees also should be current ASEEES members and have a record of active contribution to the field outside of their department that demonstrate their initiative and engagement.

Please submit:

  • a short statement that includes a brief academic biography, a list of relevant activities and contributions, and reasons why she or he is interested in serving on the Board

  • current curriculum vitae

  • a letter of reference from the nominee’s advisor or department chair.

All materials should be sent by e-mail to ASEEES@pitt.edu by April 15, 2017.

Inquiries should be sent to Lynda Park, executive director, at lypark@pitt.edu

Study Abroad: Program for Students Abroad and Human Rights Summer Program (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Abroad Program: March 6, 2017

Deadline for Human Rights Summer Program: April 17, 2017

The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals.

Program for Students Abroad
April 6 – 9, 2017
Long weekend subsidized programs in Krakow with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: March 6, 2017

Human Rights Summer Program
June 18 – 25, 2017
One-week intensive program in Warsaw, Oświęcim, and Kraków utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Deadline: April 17, 2017

The Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship – Centre for Ethics (Univ. of Toronto)

Deadline for Application: April 15, 2017

Title: Postgraduate Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Toronto
Amount: $46,000

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto (C4E), during the 2017-18 academic year. We welcome candidates with research interests from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, philosophy, law, political science, the social sciences, and the humanities, that further the C4E’s mission as an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing teaching and research in the field of ethics, broadly defined, by bringing together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. To get a sense of the disciplinary range and diversity of C4E events, activities, and projects, candidates are encouraged to consult the C4E website (http://ethics.utoronto.ca).

Under the direction of the Director, Centre for Ethics, the successful candidate will conduct research and participate in C4E events, activities, and projects, and will help to develop an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus and to foster public discourse on issues of ethical import in all aspects of individual, social, and political life. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach one single-semester course in each of the fall and winter terms.

The appointment term is from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, at a combined research and teaching stipend of $46,000 per year.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by July 31, 2017. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree, and cannot have accepted or hold a tenure-track position.

To apply, please send a cover letter of application, a current CV, and a sample of written work toethics@utoronto.ca. Applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same email address; at least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant’s teaching experience and ability.

Complete applications received by April 15, 2017 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. Any additional inquiries may be addressed to Rose Jones, Assistant to the Director, Centre for Ethics, at ethics@utoronto.ca.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. Teaching will be covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Date of posting: March 1, 2017

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Funding Opportunity: Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship (NYU)

Deadline for Applications: April 01, 2017

Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship

Purpose:  The Jordan Center Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship supports doctoral students who seek to continue study of the Russian language or conduct dissertation fieldwork during the summer session. The fellowship is designed to partially fund the cost of study or research during the summer semester, with priority given to work pursued in the Russian Federation and former Soviet Union.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award:  up to $2,500.00

Eligibility:  Applicants must currently be enrolled as doctoral students at NYU. Students graduating at the end of the current academic year may not apply.

Application Guidelines:  

  • a two- to three-paragraph statement of purpose
  • a current curriculum vitae or résumé
  • name and contact information of advisor in home department and/or members of dissertation committee
  • Detailed budget explaining intended use of requested funds

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Job: Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships (New York State Senate)

Deadline for Applications: April 28, 2017

Title: Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships
Sponsor: New York State Senate
Amount: $33,000 

Legislative Fellowships

Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff.  While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.

Memorial Fellowships

Memorial Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the unique qualifications and abilities required of each position.  There are three such placements, each awarded to a single individual for the Fellowship class.

  • Roth Fellowship: The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office.  The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.
  • Wiebe Fellowship: The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship is placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and works on a variety of policy areas of interest to the Senate Majority Conference.  Wiebe Fellows demonstrate broad interests in all areas of public policy in New York State.
  • Biggane Fellowship: The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee.  The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process – one of the Senate’s primary responsibilities to the people of New York. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 28. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.nysenate.gov/sites/default/files/articles/attachments/2017-2018_info_packet.pdf

Funding Opportunity: Bogliasco Fellowships (Bogliasco Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: Bogliasco Fellowships
Sponsor: Bogliasco Foundation
Amount: Unspecified

Description: Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.bfny.org/en/apply

Funding Opportunity: Einstein Fellowship (Einstein Forum)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: Einstein Fellowship
Sponsor: Einstein Forum
Amount: Euro 10,000 plus travel expenses

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en

Funding Opportunity: NIAS Individual Fellowships for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Netherlands Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: NIAS Individual Fellowships for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Netherlands Institute
Amount: varies 

Description: NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field. NIAS Fellowships are funded directly by NIAS through the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Fellowships are by application only and suit scholars from the Netherlands or scholars from abroad who wish to work on an individual project for one semester (September – January or February – June) or two semesters (September – June) at the Institute. 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/how-apply/how-to-apply

Funding Opportunity: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2017

Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Amount: $20,000

Description: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by April 10. 

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

Funding Opportunity: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2017

Title: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Amount: $40,000

Description: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually. By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by April 10.

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships