2021 AWSS Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize

Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women’s or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender.

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Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Location: Remote (New York, NY)

Position Summary

Freedom House is seeking three (3) motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. Produced since 1973, it is the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and others. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the AtlanticNBC NewsCNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places.  

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CFP: Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2021 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence


The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 7th annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2020-21 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2021. 

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Funding: Virtual Travel Fellowships (American Literary Translators Association)

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Reminder that the American Literary Translators Association is offering Virtual Travel Fellowships, an opportunity for emerging translators closing next week.
Each year, ALTA offers a number of fellowships to emerging translators to assist them in participating in the annual ALTA conference. This year with the shift to a mixed-presence conference, ALTA is once again pivoting its annual Travel Fellowship program to a Virtual Travel Fellowship program: the selected Fellows will each receive a $500 prize and their work will be celebrated with a virtual reading during the conference.

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Study Abroad: Hungarian Studies Balassi Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021

Call for scholarship application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the credit-based Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme in the academic year of 2021/2022.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA)

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Job: Postdoc Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies)

Deadline: May 6, 2021

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the third competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows lead substantive projects that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $60,000 plus health insurance and professional development funding
  • Tenure: 12 months beginning in September 2021
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: May 6, 2021, 9pm EDT

For more information visit the ACLS website

Funding: Publishing Fellowships (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Deadline: April 14, 2021

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.  Projects may be at any stage of development.

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Funding: Nominations for Dissertation Grants (National Institute of Social Sciences)

Deadline: April 16, 2021

The National Institute of Social Sciences is pleased to invite qualifying institutions to nominate a candidate for our Dissertation Grants Program competition for 2021. NISS Dissertation Grants are designed to support outstanding Ph.D. students who need additional resources to complete doctoral work that promises to significantly advance their fields of study.  

For 2021, NISS is seeking nominations in the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. Interdisciplinary projects that include one or more of these fields as a major component may also be considered.

The submission deadline for this year’s competition is Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

You can learn more and submit an application here

Funding: UT COLA Faculty Research Fellowship

Deadline: May 1, 2021

For UT faculty members!

The Supplemental College Research Fellowship (SCRF) is awarded to supplement prestigious external grants and fellowships. SCRFs are limited to a maximum of 50% of a faculty member’s salary for the award period, regardless of the amount that the outside funding covers. The length of the award may vary to accommodate the requirements of the granting agency. Applicants and department chairs should nominate the faculty member only after receiving confirmation of the outside award. Since these awards involve the faculty member requesting a leave or release from the instructional budget, please review the college’s Faculty Leave information. 

The College of Liberal Arts SCRF application deadline is May 1st. Find more information here and apply here

Funding: 2021 Postdoc Billington Fellowship (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: May 15, 2021

Grant Opportunity: James H. Billington Fellowship
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2021 competition for the James H. Billington Fellowship. Detailed information about the grant is below, and more information about all opportunities can be found HERE.

James H. Billington FellowshipDeadline: May 15, 2021

The Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center, and Librarian Emeritus of Congress, James H. Billington. For this fellowship, we will consider proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture, and preference will be given to scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant. The Billington Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $5,000, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.