Funding Opportunity: Excavation Grants (Cotsen)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Amount: up to $25,000

The Cotsen Excavation Grant Program provides two grants per year of up to $25,000 each.

  • One will be for a first time director launching a new project
  • One will be open to all professionals working in the field

To be eligible, applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least two consecutive years by the application deadline and must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or related field.

Applicants must be the primary permit holder for the excavation. Permits must be obtained before funds are dispersed.

The AIA will not fund overhead costs. Please note that funds may not be used for survey expenses and equipment, publication, or for salaries for principal investigators, or to purchase land. Potential applicants are invited to review these documents before submitting their narratives and budgets.

To be successful, applications must clearly demonstrate the impact of the project and the critical need for AIA funding. Although combining AIA with other sources of support is allowed, a Cotsen grant should be central to the success of the project.

Grant winners are expected to provide a 200-500 word update for the AIA website either from the field or immediately upon completing the funded field season. A final report with a reconciled budget is due within 6 months of the completion of the field season. Grant winners agree to submit a poster or field report abstract for presentation at the AIA Annual Meeting following receipt of the grant. Winners are also encouraged to become an “Interactive Dig” on the AIA website.

Contact Name:
Ben Thomas
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Funding: Critical Language Scholarship Program (DoS)

Deadline for applications:  November 15, 2017

This scholarship is open to any students studying RussianPersianTurkish or Azerbaijani.

The Department of State is pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Spring Study Abroad (SRAS)

Deadline for applications: October 2017

SRAS programs are based in Moscow, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Bishkek, Irkutsk, Kiev, and Vladivostok. Students can study a range of subjects including: security issues, history, international relations, government policy making, culture, languages, and more.

Funding is available through SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholars program and Challenge Grants

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Funding Opportunity: Fulbright-Hays fellowships (ACIE)

Deadline for application: October 16, 2017

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) fellowships for advanced overseas Russian and Persian language study. Fulbright-Hays fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Fellowship awards are made in the amount of $7,000 for semester programs and $4,000 for summer programs, and are available on the following programs:

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Internship: in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Spring 2018 internship: Oct 30, 2017.

Intern at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw for UT students and recent graduates

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.


• Current student at UT Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but only required to receive travel funding.

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Conference: Business, Trade and Investment Opportunities on the New Silk Road (Washington DC)

Deadline for early registration: September 15, 2017

The Eurasia Center & The Eurasian Business Coalition in cooperation with The Silk Road Nations and their Representatives (Europe & Asia) Present The Silk Road Summit – 2nd Annual Conference:  Exploring Business, Trade & Investment Opportunities on the New Silk Road with participation from representatives of U.S. Government Agencies and the U.S. Congress, Multilateral Development Banks, Corporations and Trade Associations, Policy Centers and Foundations Washington, DC .

WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2017  9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
AM Panels: The US Capitol Building
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20515
PM Panels & Reception: The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004

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Funding Opportunity: Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors (IAS)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES at the Institute for Advanced Study, with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, established a program of one year memberships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. While at the Institute they will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing.

The School supports approximately three scholars each year under the auspices of the Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors. Appointments are for one academic year from September 1st until July 31st, and will carry all the privileges of Membership at the Institute for Advanced Study. The stipend will normally match the combined salary and benefits at the Member’s home institution at the time of application, but the amount offered will be adjusted in the event the scholar receives simultaneous support from other sources.


To be considered, assistant professors must be working on projects in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies, and should preferably have gone beyond revising the dissertation. The School is interested in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations.

To be eligible, scholars must currently hold the title “Assistant Professor” (not including the title “Visiting Assistant Professor”) at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada and as of the application deadline the scholar must be no more than 6 years beyond the date of the Ph.D.  Scholars must also be able to return to their current institution after the fellowship.

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Funding Opportunity: Program in Religion Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars (Luce/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $55,000, plus up to $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities
  • Fellowships may be held at the awardee’s home institution, one of three partnering universities, or any location suitable for the proposed research.
  • Awardees electing to relocate to take up residence at one of three university partners will receive an additional stipend of up to $10,000
  • Tenure: one academic year
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system ( no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 25, 2017

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Funding Opportunity: Distinguished Visiting Fellowship 2018-2019 (CUNY)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2017

Please note that THESE FELLOWSHIPS CARRY NO TEACHING DUTIES. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31st, 2018.

The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites applicants for Distinguished Fellowships for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship. In addition to academic distinction, preference will be given to scholars whose interests strengthen the research priorities of ARC in the following areas: Inequality, Immigration, Multilingualism, or Global Cities. Distinguished Fellows are provided with an office, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure. Continue reading

Academic Job: Katz Center Fellowships (U. of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2017

In 2018–2019, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania devotes its fellowship to the study of Jews in modern Islamic contexts.

The fellowship will support scholarship on Jewish life, culture and thought as these have developed in modern times across North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia. We will question the meaning of modernity beyond the more familiar European, American, and Israeli contexts and welcome research projects that address topics from the sixteenth century and later.

The goals for the year are to bridge linguistic, geographic, social, and methodological boundaries, to connect the study of the intellectual with the study of the everyday, and to encourage attention to new sources and approaches. We seek applications from a range of disciplinary orientations: history, textual study, anthropology, art history, media studies, and other fields that expand or redefine the parameters of the topic.

Eligible projects may focus on the complex relationships between Jews and their Muslims neighbors, or with members of various other non-Muslim or minority communities in the Islamic world. Also relevant is research that explores Jews’ participation in various forms of local, regional, national, colonial, and imperial forms of governance in modern North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as projects focused on gender relations, economic behavior, cultural expression, and religious life as these developed across diverse Islamic contexts.

For more information, and to apply, click here.