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Academic Job: Director – School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics (U. of Illinois)

Deadline for Applications: November 02, 2018

Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

The School (https://lcsl.uic.edu/) serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students. Continue reading

Graduate Program: PhD in Slavonic Studies (U. of Cambridge)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

PhD Opportunities in Slavonic Studies 2019

The Slavonic Studies section in the University of Cambridge invites applications from qualified students for a PhD in Slavonic Studies, beginning Autumn 2019.

The Slavonic Studies section at Cambridge engages in the advanced study of Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, with an emphasis on cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is home to a dynamic annual programme of public lectures, research seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. Its intellectual vitality is particularly evident in the fields of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Film and Visual Culture. Applications are welcome in any of these areas. For more information about Slavonic Studies at Cambridge, please consult www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic.

The University of Cambridge has been judged the best in the UK for Russian and East European Studies in the 2017 University Subject Tables compiled by The Complete University GuideThe Slavonic Studies section is part of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, which has a Graduate Centre with computing, study, seminar, and social areas. It maintains extensive library resources, which include the Catherine Cooke collection of Soviet visual materials. Graduate students at Cambridge benefit from a rich, diverse research culture, both within the Slavonic Studies section and the University as a whole.  

The Slavonic Studies section also works in close collaboration with the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) and the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH).

For further information on graduate study in Cambridge, please consultwww.mml.cam.ac.uk/graduates/applying. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Slavonic Studies Graduate Studies Officer (Dr. Olenka Pevny), or the Director of Section Dr. Emma Widdis (ekw1000@cam.ac.uk) and to attend the postgraduate open day on Friday 2 November 2018.

Funding: Research Grants (JFK Library)

Deadlines for Applications: Varies

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Factors to keep in mind when applying for our research fellowships:

  • Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year.
  • The review committee will assess each application with the most relevant fellowship opportunity in mind.
  • Only complete applications will be considered; those received after the deadline will be considered for the next funding cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $2,500. Preference is given to research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research Fellowship

  • Up to two per year. Stipend of up to $5,000 (total). Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration’s domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Ernest Hemingway Research Grants 

  • Grant(s) of up to $5,000. Preference is given to dissertation research.
  • Application deadline: November 1. Awards announced by mail in January.

For further information, please contact:

Fellowship & Grant Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: 617.514.1629
Fax: 617.514.1625
Email: Kennedy.Fellowships@nara.gov
© The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Funding: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2018 & November 01, 2018

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. 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.

The maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant is US $20,000. Please note: the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement.

Grants are for research expenses.  Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 andNovember 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.

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Funding: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018

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.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures, and review criteria, please refer to the links below: