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Funding: Fellowships (Bogliasco Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

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.

The Foundation only accepts applications submitted through the online application system. To access the system, you must first register for an account here, where you will also find a list of requirements that we strongly encourage you to read before beginning your application. Once registered, you may login as needed to work on your application by clicking on the “login” button indicated to the left.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Einstein Fellowship (Einstein Forum)

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Einstein Fellowship

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
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 in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Funding: Fellowships (NIAS)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Individual Fellowship – non-Dutch

Individual fellowships for scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation, who wish to work on an individual project for 5 or 10 months. These fellowships are by application. The call for individual fellowships for the academic year 2019/20 is NOW OPEN.

Who can apply?

NIAS individual Fellowships are awarded to scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have have already made a considerable contribution to their field.

In order to be considered eligible for a fellowship by NIAS, the following criteria and rules are applicable:
• At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience
• Applicants must have an affiliation with a university or research institute during the period of the fellowship. The NIAS Fellowship does not constitute an employment relationship: the fellow is and remains an employee of his or her own university or research institute. NIAS is thus not obligated to make social insurance contributions or to contribute to pension or unemployment insurances
• Applicants can only apply for either an individual fellowship or a theme-group fellowship in a single year, not for both
• If applicants were granted with an earlier fellowship at NIAS, they can apply for a new fellowship 10 years after finishing the first fellowship
• A completed online application form with all requested documents uploaded

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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: Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund (AMS)

Deadline for Applications: April 02, 2018

Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European Research

The Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund is intended to encourage and assist Ph.D. candidates in all fields of musical scholarship to travel to Europe to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation on a topic in European music. The fund will award one or more travel/research grants each year to students attending North American universities who have completed all requirements except the dissertation for the Ph.D. in any field of musical scholarship and who need to undertake research in Europe toward the dissertation.

Applications for the following AMS travel and research grants will be reviewed by a single committee. Since the terms for these grants have overlapping areas of emphasis, applicants may request to be considered for more than one, if appropriate. A place to indicate which travel/research grant(s) you wish to be considered for is given on the web form. Although applicants may request to be considered for several grants, one only may be awarded to successful applicants. No individual may receive a travel/research grant more than once in a three-year period. Continue reading

CFP: “Image of the Self” (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 5, 2018

The International Association for the Humanities – MAG
Міжнародна Асоціація Гуманітаріїв
Международная ассоциация гуманитариев
Міжнародная асацыяцыя гуманітарыяў

2018 Annual Convention
Lviv, Ukraine
June 27-29, 2018
(In Partnership with Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv)

CONVENTION THEME: IMAGE OF THE SELF

This theme follows the previous convention’s “Image of the Other.”  We seek to examine the way states, societies, interest groups and social movements, as well as individuals, represent themselves to themselves and to others through manifold means including language, culture, literature, the politics of history, and politics as such.  Images of the self can be found, of course, not only in scholarship but also in popular writing, artistic expression, and in the public sphere.
How have some images given rise to stereotypes and instrumentalized narratives?  How have some others constituted resources for tolerance, mutual respect, and cooperation?  These issues appear in headlines worldwide, but they seem especially salient in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
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Funding: Essay Contest (PACT)

Deadline for Submissions: April 03, 2018

Polish American Council of Texas Essay Contest—THREE $1000 Scholarships!

Essay Topic: “A Polish Texan’s Story”

Eligible Participants: Students of any ethnicity, any faith, enrolled in a Texas:
a. High school—in Grade 12 only
b. University—Undergraduate
c. University—Graduate

Awards: One $1,000 college scholarship to EACH category above

Email entry with your complete name, address, email, phone number, and name of school you attend on a separate page to: PACofTexas@yahoo.com

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CFP: Central Eurasian Studies Society 19th Annual Conference (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2018

About the Annual Conference

See also: http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf

CESS Annual Conferences have been held at universities around North America since 2000, currently offering up to 70 panels and attracting around 300 participants from all over the world. For CESS 2018, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate. This year, for the first time, CESS will be organizing pre-conference workshops on Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25 ahead of the Annual Conference. CESS invites proposals from CESS members to design workshops – please see the section below. CESS 2018 will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

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CFP: 2018 MAG Annual Convention (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 05, 2018

Convention Information

The MAG Convention 2018 will take place at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

The building address is: Kozelnytska St, 2, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 79000.

The convention will begin in the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 27 and continue until the closing reception on the evening of Friday, June 29.

Registration will open on June 27, at 10:00am in the lobby of the Metropolitan Sheptytsky Center (2A Kozelnytska street).

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Study Abroad: Russian Environmental History and Policy (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018 (Full Summer)

Russia and the Environment is a unique, hands-on learning experience based in Irkutsk, near the majestic Lake Baikal. The program looks at a Russia’s vast and unique ecosystems from their history to the problems they face today. Students will focus on Siberia’s history from its first colonization, to its Soviet industrialization, to its current transition to a market economy. Students also critically consider Russian and international theories on how to understand and manage the impact of these events in addition to learning the Russian vocabulary and cultural norms related to environmental issues.

This innovative course also allows students to opt for additional hands-on experience by serving an internship with a local environmental NGO, museum, or other organization. Summer students assist The Great Baikal trail in developing sustainable ecotourism infrastructure around Lake Baikal. Courses are taught in English and internships are available in Russian or English.

The environment is a local and global issue. Tomorrow’s environmental professionals will need to cross borders and communicate with a wide range of people to achieve their goals. This program is geared to help train those professionals today.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Program dates and costs:

Full Summer (10 weeks): Cost: $7,690
May 28 – Aug 5, 2018 (Apply by: March 15, 2018)

Late Summer (6 weeks): Cost: $5,295
June 25 – Aug 03, 2018 (Apply by: April 15, 2018)