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Fellowship: Media Projects: Production Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

Media Projects: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.

How to Apply:
Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 20.

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Fellowship: Collaborative Research Grants

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Sponsor: American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Amount: $500-$5,000

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Review Committee. Collaborative grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published. Grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.

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Fellowship: Individual Research Grants

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Sponsor: American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Amount: $500-$5,000

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Review Committee. These grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries and field work. Funds are not provided for dissertation research, research assistance, released time, publication expenses, or travel to attend the AAR Annual Meeting.

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Fellowship: Engaged Anthropology Grant

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Amount: $5,000

A Wenner-Gren grantee may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant upon completion of the final reporting requirements for the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. This grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results with: 1) The community  in which the research was conducted; and/or 2) The academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research. The Foundation realizes that the appropriate form of engagement will vary depending on the type of project that was undertaken and the location of the research. Emphasis should be on disseminating the research results of Wenner-Gren funded research. Applications are evaluated according to the project’s capacity for producing engaged participation, cultivating mutually beneficial collaborations, and forging equitable relationships among all parties involved. This grant does not support the continuation of research activities, the establishment of websites, or other forms of engagement with western anthropologists who typically have access to the international academic community and literature.

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Travel: Stanford U.S.- Russia (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 program.

SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to work together on some of the most important issues our nations face today. Participants travel to Moscow for a five-day conference in the fall, conduct collaborative research with their working group peers over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Research themes include topics in international relations, the sciences, business and entrepreneurship, regional and humanitarian issues, and others.

SURF welcomes applications from graduate, professional, and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia or the United States. Our program covers most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for covering flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

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Fellowship: Fullbright Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and it is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals.

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Scholarship: Explore the World Travel Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2016

At HI USA we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it, so we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary. We give to you so you can give back.

  • Be 18 – 30 years of age
  • Be a permanent, legal resident of the USA
  • Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence
  • Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel
  • Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States between now and August 31, 2017 that incorporates volunteerism or service learning
Application Process:

Please Note: Applicants may only submit one application per calendar year. Applicants who are not selected may reapply in the future. However, prior scholarship recipients are ineligible to reapply.

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Study Abroad: Strategic Corporate Finance Program (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: May 31, 2016

If you wish to for the Russian government fellowship, please apply before May 1, 2016

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites fourth year students (seniors) to apply to study for two years in Moscow in the modern and dynamically developing National Research University – Higher School of Economics. The Faculty of Economic Sciences is one of the most highly selective programs both at HSE and in Russia.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences, as well as HSE as an institution, considers international experience as one of the top priorities for students, programs and Deans. The Faculty of Economic Sciences and HSE together have about 200 global partners both in undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction. Undergraduate students enjoy semester or full year study abroad opportunities, while a significant portion of master’s students spend their second year at partner universities and receive two degrees upon graduation – HSE degree and one of European host universities – Sorbonne, Humboldt, Erasmus, and Lancaster to name a few. Faculty of Economic Sciences graduates continue to study abroad at the most prominent PhD and Master’s programs, that include Harvard University, Stanford, Princeton and many more. At the moment HSE hosts about a thousand international students, both exchange and degree seeking. They live in very affordable and safe dormitories, enjoy the cultural richness of Moscow and academically challenging atmosphere at HSE.

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Conference: 2016 ASEEES Annual Convention (Washington DC)

Deadline for Early Registration: August 19, 2016

The 2016 ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, promises to be an exceptionally well-attended and lively event.  The acceptance notifications were sent out on April 22.  If you have not received a notification, please check your spam folder first and then contact The email is coming from  We suggest that you white list this email address so that the e-mails through the convention management system do not fall into your spam folder in the future. We will post the preliminary schedule by no later than mid June.

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Award: Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 competition)
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

Nominating Instructions:
A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.
By May 15 faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above.

2016 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize Committee:
The winner of the Tucker/Cohen Dissertation Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:
Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University; 2014-2016; Comittee Chair
Andrew Jenks, California State U, Long Beach, 2016-2018
Juliet Johnson, McGill University (Canada); 2015-2017