Funding: Critical Language Scholarship (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!  We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The application is now live and available online at:  https://www.clscholarship.org/apply

Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST.

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 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

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Funding: Interdisciplinary Art Grant – Spotlight on Bulgaria

Deadline: September 24, 2019

The Interdisciplinary Art Grant, solely funded by the American Foundation for Bulgaria, is designed by the Council for European Studies, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. This collaborative event is aligned with CES’ mission and programs. The grant is intended to support collaborative, interdisciplinary work produced by emerging and established artists in Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarians in other countries. New work and work in progress is eligible.

One prize in the amount of $3000 will be awarded in May 2020. A multi-disciplinary selection committee, assembled from the founding organizations mentioned above, will choose the winners in October 2019. The winning entry will receive a check for $3000[1] for creating and producing the work, along with public recognition in a special edition of EuropeNow and announcement in the European Studies Newsletter, as well as various social media sites. In addition, each of the awardees will receive one year of complimentary individual membership with the Council for European Studies (CES). 

 
Eligibility

Each application must meet the following criteria: 

  • represent a collaboration of at least two artists one of whom is a Bulgarian residing in the country or abroad
  • present an interdisciplinary project that combines at least two of three categories: music, literature, and visual art.
  • be written in English;
  • seek the grant to create a new work or complete work in progress
  • project must be completed by March of 2020.

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Funding: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2020-21 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $27,500 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.  

Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships will also be expected to participate in a number of activities organized by the Council for European Studies, which are designed to support early career development. These activities include: presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the Council for European Studies; publishing in and producing a feature for CES’ online journal; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops

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Funding: Visiting Scholar Fellowship (IMSISS-CES)

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES Research Network members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the three IMSISS consortium institutions: The University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), or Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).

IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium. 

Note: This is an opportunity open exclusively to members of CES’ Research Networks.

Conference/CFP/Funding: Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias + Travel Grants Available for Researchers from the Global South (University of Iceland)

Deadline: October 4, 2019 (grants); October 15, 2019 (proposals)

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22-24, 2020  

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council for European Studies, we reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 

Iceland marks the ideal spot for this reflection, given its centrality to trans-Atlantic space, a core concept to the founders of CES. Iceland also represents the utopia of the European social model, and, at the same time, it was at the dystopian heart of the financial crisis. Finally, Iceland sits precariously at the juncture of tectonic plates, perhaps a geological metaphor for ongoing shifts, slides, clashes, and ruptures in the deep structure of Europe. 

The year 2020 marks the moment for this reflection, given recent and ongoing changes in the boundaries of European citizenship, the fragile institutional arrangements of the European social model, the postcolonial analysis of Europe in the world, the population dynamics that define who is European, Europe’s changing relationships with other regions and parts of world society, including the Global South, and the configuration of global hegemony. Having supported fifty years of research, CES is poised to advance these debates in various ways through cross-disciplinary global scholarship that deals with Europe in a comparative perspective.

CES thus invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe, including its various expansions and contractions over CES’ fifty-year history. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, CES is committed to engaging participants from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, particularly from the Global South, by awarding a limited number of travel grants covering airfare and accommodation (in full or in part) to researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Funding: Louis Pelzer Memorial Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History. Louis Pelzer was president of the OAH 1935–1936.

Essays, including footnotes, should not exceed 10,000 words. The electronic version of the essay should be sent to jahms@oah.org with “2020 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Entry” noted in the subject line, and one hard copy should be submitted to the address below. Because manuscripts are judged anonymously, the author’s name and graduate program should appear only on a separate cover page.

The award will be presented at the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 2–5.

The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.

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Funding: Huggins-Quarles Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.

Requirements of Applicants

  • applicant must be ABD (all but dissertation)
  • applicant must be ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American) scholar
  • applicant’s dissertation must focus on U.S. history
  • U.S. residency is not required
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Funding: Young Faculty Award (DoD and National Security)

Deadline: September 18, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

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Funding: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants in Anthropology (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline: May 1 and November 1

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.

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

Eligibility
General Criteria of Evaluation
Application Procedures
Application Deadlines and Decision Notification
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Final Reports required from Dissertation Fieldwork Grantees

Funding: Kellog Institute Visiting Fellowships (Faculty)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe.

As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.


2020-2021 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships 

Visiting Fellowships include:
  • Stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
Who is Eligible?

We invite applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on our themes of democracy and/or human development. Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:

  • Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
  • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
  • Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practitioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship
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