Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Fellowships (American Jewish Archives)

Deadline for Applications: February 19, 2019

About the Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives was established in 1977 by our institution’s founder, the late Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus. Since its inception, more than 350 scholars from over 20 countries have been named Marcus Center Fellows.

The Marcus Center’s Fellowship Program was founded with the intent of creating a forum where students and scholars of the American Jewish experience could gather together to research, discuss, and study their chosen topics. Under the auspices of this unique program scholars come to Cincinnati to conduct in-depth research at the American Jewish Archives and to take part in the academic community of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The program provides fellows with an opportunity not only to pursue their own research, but also to interact and exchange ideas with research peers as well as with the faculty and students of HUC-JIR.

Today, The Marcus Center administers fifteen endowed fellowships, all funded by generous friends and supporters of the American Jewish Archives. Marcus Center fellows are teachers, students, scholars, and practitioners who, both individually and as a group, come to the American Jewish Archives to study some aspect of the American Jewish past. It is The Marcus Center’s hope that this Fellowship Program will advance our understanding of American Jewish history and, simultaneously, of the American nation as a whole. Continue reading

Funding: Fellowships (IIAS/CEM-FMSH)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2018; October 01, 2019

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship at IIAS. Applicants may also apply for an extra two months of research at the Collège d’études mondiales of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (CEM-FMSH) in Paris, in the framework of an additional combined IIAS/CEM-FMSH fellowship.

For whom?

The information provided on this page is intended for researchers who would like to apply for an IIAS Fellowship (with or without an additional research period in Paris). Please do NOT file an application with IIAS if you will be visiting IIAS in the framework of an (exchange) agreementbetween IIAS and a partner institution. In that case you will be selected and nominated to IIAS by the partner institution.


Eligibility

The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers (also see ‘Terms and conditions’) from around the world, to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication. Continue reading

Grad Program: Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship (CEPA)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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Funding: Postdoc Fellowship of Soc. Sci (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two Wisconsin Russia Project post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence January 15, 2019 and run through July 14, 2020. Continue reading

Funding: Research Fellowships (CAORC)

Deadline for Applications: January 24, 2019

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which allow fellows to visit and carry out research within their network of Overseas Research Centers.

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018-2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for four consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.​

For more information check out CAORC’s website

Funding: LTLR Grants (Pitt SLI)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at Pitt’s Summer Language Institute in June – July 2019. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. Continue reading

Grad Program: Rus Research Fellowships (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
January 15, 2019-July 14, 2020.

Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. CREECA especially seeks applicants with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling and/or public policy issues, though these are not absolute requirements for consideration.

Due to the compressed timeline, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration during this round.

A second competition for postdocs will be announced, running September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 that will be open to citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.

For more information on the postdoctoral research fellowships: https://go.wisc.edu/wrjny0

Applications due December 1, 2018.

Funding: Grad Research in Europe (CES)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

Alliance and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students to apply for its Alliance-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Created in the fall of 2002, Alliance is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Each fellowship includes a $4,500 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.

Eligibility:
The Alliance-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of Alliance (Columbia University, Sciences Po, École Polytechnique, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.

Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible.

Deadlines:

Please note: Due to restructuring, this fellowship is unavailable for the 2018-19 award cycle. Please check back in with us in the fall of 2019.

The annual application period usually opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by the end of April.

To Apply:

Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. Applicants must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language which will require functional knowledge to complete the proposed research. All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out the FAQs! One can also see a list of Past Awardees here.

Funding: Critical Lang. Scholarship (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2018, 8pm 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 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.

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

The fifteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org

CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

CLS Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLSscholarship

For other questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org

Applications are due November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.

Funding: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2019

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.