Conference: A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

Seminar to take place January 8-12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the international seminar “A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 8-12, 2018, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This seminar will acquaint undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of Jewish life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including prewar life, evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory, with a prominent geographical focus on Ukraine. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections. Continue reading “Conference: A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)”

Funding Opportunity: Resident Fellowships (School for Advanced Research)

Deadline for applications: November 6, 2017

The deadline for Resident Scholar Fellowship applications is the first Monday in November each year.

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The resident scholar selection process is guided by the School’s longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR views its mission, its scholars, and its attractive campus environment as the connective tissue that supports the kinds of research that underlie its national reputation. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Resident Fellowships (School for Advanced Research)”

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Short Term Grants (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to 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. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: George F. Kennan Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2017

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competitions for its George F. Kennan Fellowships. Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date.

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: October 2, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (American Councils for International Education)”

Job: Graduate Student Facilitator, INSPIRE (U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2017

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, is seeking a graduate student to fill a position as facilitator. (Read about INSPIRE here)

This position is responsible for coordinating activities and meeting with a small group of students twice a month to introduce them to new ways of thinking about leadership, higher education, community, feminist ideas (de-stigmatizing feminism), and communication. Discussions on leadership in feminist terms will begin the process of learning critical thinking and acquiring the tools to be successful in higher education and in the professional world. This position has the potential to continue over multiple years.

The successful candidate will:
Be able to foster the initiative and creativity of the young women. The facilitator will guide the conversation, but not take control of what will be talked about and discussed, or what projects they will engage in.  The facilitator serves as a guide and mentor. Continue reading “Job: Graduate Student Facilitator, INSPIRE (U. of Texas at Austin)”

Travel/Study Abroad: Fall 2017 Programs on the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish History (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: September 19, 2017

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Auschwitz Jewish Center are pleased to share details for two long-weekend programs in Poland offered by the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Fall 2017. The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to participants of all backgrounds.

Program for Students Abroad
October 19 – 22, 2017 
Long-weekend subsidized programs in Kraków since 2010 with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: September 19, 2017.

Familiarization Tour for Program Directors

October 26 – 29, 2017
Open to Program Directors and staff, designed to introduce participants to the experience and pedagogy of the AJC’s educational offerings. Deadline: September 26, 2017.

The 
Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

Funding Opportunity: Dialogues on the Experience of War

Deadline for Applications: November 2, 2017

Summary

As a part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War program. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. The humanities sources can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, and film—and they may and should be supplemented by testimonials from those who have served. The discussions are intended to promote serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty, and patriotism.

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Funding Opportunity: 2018-2019 Research Fellowships (Harry Ransom Center, U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

For its 2018–2019 fellowship program, the Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

One- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends are open to scholars with a Ph.D. or with a substantial record of professional achievement, demonstrated on their curriculum vitae. If the Ph.D. is in-progress at the time of application, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate completion by June 1, 2018. Successful applicants must complete the Ph.D. by this date in order to accept the fellowship. Dissertation fellowships are open to doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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