Funding: 2023 JDC Archives Fellowship

Deadline: January 23, 2023

The JDC Archives is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Up to seven fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.

Available Fellowship Opportunities:
Selection of Fellows

Candidates must submit applications by January 23, 2023 to the JDC Archives online. An Advisory Committee consisting of leading scholars and members of the JDC Archives Committee will be responsible for selecting the fellows.

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CFA: Graduate Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History

Deadline: February 3, 2023

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s Partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one Partner institution. Fellowships must run for 10 months, starting September 2023, and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.

Fellows are encouraged to spend at least three days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. For those who do not reside in commuting distance of New York, a hybrid model is possible; “hybrid” entails spending two months at the Center and working remotely for the remainder of the fellowship period if the majority of collection material is already digitized. Please note that the Center currently cannot commit to digitization of any undigitized collection materials during the fellowship period. In rare cases (e.g., war, natural disasters), we may be able to offer remote fellowships to those who cannot come to New York if their materials are available digitally on-line. Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend monthly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, present a pre-circulated paper to be discussed at one of those monthly meetings, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at CJH, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing their experience as a Center Fellow. 

A total of four or five fellowships are available for the 2023-24 year: three Lapidus Fellowships and one or two Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowships. These fellowships carry stipends of $30,000 for a period of 10 months.

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Funding: ARISC Funding Opportunities

Deadline: December 9, 2022

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces funding opportunities for 2022-23! Short descriptions below. Please check the website for full eligibility and application information.

  • ARISC Junior Research Fellowship
    • US citizens and permanent residents; $5,000
  • ARISC Short Term Research Fellowships
    • US citizens; $4,200/month up to 2 months
  • ARISC Research and Mentoring Fellowships
    • US citizens; up to $10,000
  • ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • US or Canadian citizens/permanent residents; up to $2,250
  • ARISC Honoraria for Lectures & Workshops
    • US citizens; $250/lecture; $500/workshop
  • ARISC Small Grants
    • Students in the South Caucasus; $300
  • ARISC Travel Grants
    • Scholars in the South Caucasus presenting at conference/workshop; up to $3,000
  • ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in Armenia
    • Team with US and Armenian citizens; up to $4000
  • ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Fellowships in Azerbaijan or Georgia
    • Team with US and Azerbaijani or Georgian citizens; up to $4000

Deadlines for all funding opportunities are Friday, December 9, 2022

Questions? See our new Frequently Asked Questions page or email info@arisc.org

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Funding: New Europe College Fellowships

Deadline: January 9, 2023

Academic year 2023/2024

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest (Romania) launches the annual competition for the 2023/2024 NEC Fellowships. Romanian and international scholars (at postdoctoral level) in all fields of the humanities and social sciences (including law and economics) are invited to apply.

What we offer: The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 850 Euros (tax free); accommodation in Bucharest, comprising living quarters and working space; reimbursement of travel costs from the home/residence country to Bucharest and back. Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip to an institution of their choice. Fellows have free access to the NEC library and electronic resources.

What we expect: Fellows are expected to work on their projects and take part in the scientific events organized by NEC; presence at the weekly seminars discussing the work in progress of the Fellows is compulsory. At the end of their Fellowship, Fellows are expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of their work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Eligibility: NEC Fellowships are open to postdoctoral level scholars, Romanian and international, in all fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Duration: For Romanian citizens: a full academic year (10 months, starting with October 2023); for non-Romanian citizens: a full academic year or one term (5 months, starting with October 2023 or March 2024).

How to apply: Applications (in English, French or German) will be submitted in electronic format only, using the on-line form available at applications.nec.ro. See the guidelines below to make sure you have all the needed documents to fill in the form. Please also note that English is the preferred language of communication during most NEC events.

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Funding: Swiss Government EXCELLENCE Scholarships 2023/2024

Deadline: November 20, 2022

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Full description of the scholarships can be found here on the web-page of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Science and Innovation.

Types of scholarship

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered. Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

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Funding Resource for UTexas Students (Office of Distinguished and Postgraduate Scholarships)

The ODPS supports UT students and alumni interested in applying for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships. Some of these opportunties allow applicants to apply directly for the fellowship or scholarship. However, other scholarships and fellowships require an applicant to be endorsed (or nominated) by their academic institution such as the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. In these instances, applicants will go through the UT endorsement process.

UT students and alumni should identify scholarships that align with their academic and professional interests. Review the mission, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria of each opportunity. Applicants are strongly encouraged to share their intent and request assistance with their applications from the ODPS staff.

Explore here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/odps/explore/

Funding: Truman Scholarship

Deadline: October 28, 2022

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 towards a public service-related graduate degree to students who aspire to work in a public service career.  The Truman foundation broadly defines public service to include employment in government, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Juniors, or seniors, graduating in 2023-24, OR, seniors graduating early (3 years or less) in 2022-23 are eligible to apply.

The campus deadline for the Truman Scholarship is October 28, 2022. For more information, students can visit the ODPS website.

Funding: ASPIRANTUM Dostoyevsky Scholarship for Study Abroad

Deadline: December 15, 2022

10 scholarships are available through ASPIRANTUM’s Dostoyevsky scholarship scheme to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Russian in Armenia during the ASPIRANTUM’s 4-8 weeks of Russian language summer school: https://aspirantum.com/courses/russian-language-summer-school

The scholarship:

The participation fee for the 4-8 weeks Russian Language summer course is $2500-$4920. 

The Dostoyevsky scholarship will cover $1000, and the student, if awarded the scholarship, will have to pay $1000 less for the course.

For more details about the scholarship, please visit: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships/dostoyevsky-grants-to-learn-russian

Who is eligible?

Only undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA), and postgraduate (Ph.D.) students, as well as researchers in Slavic Studies and related fields, enrolled in universities and other academic institutions from the below-specified countries, are eligible to apply for the Dostoyevsky scholarship. 

The ideal candidates will be 19 – 39 years old by the program’s start. 

Only the citizens of the following countries are eligible for this scholarship:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay.

Deadline to apply:

Please apply for this scholarship by December 15, 2022.

For more details about the scholarship, please visit: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships/dostoyevsky-grants-to-learn-russian

Funding: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)

Deadline: December 15, 2022

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships.

The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework. In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year. Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

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CFA: Title VIII Short Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for both the Title VIII Short-Term Grant and the George F. Kennan Fellowship.

Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan-institute-fellowships-and-internships

TITLE VIII SHORT-TERM GRANTS | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

This grant is for those scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional achievement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More information on that grant can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-supported-short-term-grant

GEORGE F. KENNAN FELLOWSHIP | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

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