Funding Opportunity: Ted Strauss Civic Internship Awards (Strauss Institute)

Deadline for Applications: May 02, 2017

Applications for the Ted Strauss Civic Internship Awards from UT-Austin undergraduate students are now being accepted!

Multiple $2,000 stipends are available to supplement summer internships in the fields of policy, public service, journalism, political communication, government, or politics.

Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies.

Application deadline is Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

Questions? Contact Chuck Courtney or call 512-471-1959.

Funding Opportunity: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2017

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship
  • Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position
  • 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: March 22, 2017, 8 pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2017.

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

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Funding Opportunity: Individual Fellowships (NIAS)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

NIAS Individual Fellowships

NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field.

About NIAS Individual Fellowships

NIAS Fellowships are funded directly by NIAS through the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
Fellowships are by application only and suit scholars from the Netherlands or scholars from abroad who wish to work on an individual project for one semester (September – January or February – June) or two semesters (September – June) at the Institute.

  • A NIAS fellowship awarded to a scholar from abroad includes subsidised accommodation (see also “What NIAS Offers“), lunches, a personal study, research facilities, one international return ticket.
  • NIAS fellowships for scholars from the Netherlands include fixed commuting allowance (see also “What NIAS Offers“), lunches, a personal study and research facilities (in special circumstances subsidized studio accommodation may be requested).
  • A NIAS Fellow affiliated with a Dutch university is entitled to a replacement subsidy for teaching duties.
  • A NIAS Fellow from outside the Netherlands can in some cases be entitled to a stipend.

For more information on stipends and replacement subsidies and an overview of all the facilities offered to a NIAS Fellow see “What NIAS Offers“.

Please take into account that Fellows are expected to participate actively in academic and social events, and be present at the institute on a daily basis.

NIAS does not provide fellowships for training programmes or educational purposes. Nor does it offer courses, or financial support to conduct research elsewhere. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Individual Fellowships (NIAS)”

Funding Opportunity: Graduate Student Essay Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2017

The ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize was established in 2006 and is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives free roundtrip domestic airfare to and room at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize competition are as follows:

ASEEES Regional Affiliates and Institutional Members are invited to hold their own competitions for best essay among their graduate students, and submit the winning paper to the ASEEES Grad Student Prize Committee.

Essay author must be a graduate student and must have written the essay in English while in a graduate program.

Essays can be any of several formats:

  • Expanded versions of conference papers
  • Graduate level seminar papers
  • Master’s Thesis Chapters
  • Dissertation Chapters

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Funding Opportunity: Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2017

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

    • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada;
    • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 competition);
    • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.

Faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above. Nominations must be received no later than May 15.

The winner of the Tucker/Cohen Dissertation Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

Juliet Johnson, McGill University (Canada); 2015-2017, Committee Chair
(e-mail): juliet.johnson@mcgill.ca

Robert English, U of Southern California, 2017-2019
(e-mail): renglish@usc.edu 

Andrew Jenks, California State U, Long Beach, 2016-2018
(e-mail): Andrew.Jenks@csulb.edu

Funding Opportunity: Dissertation Research Grant (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel within the same calendar year following the receipt of the fellowship (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2017, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than December 31, 2017)
  • Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project

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Funding Opportunity: Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship (NYU)

Deadline for Applications: April 01, 2017

Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship

Purpose:  The Jordan Center Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship supports doctoral students who seek to continue study of the Russian language or conduct dissertation fieldwork during the summer session. The fellowship is designed to partially fund the cost of study or research during the summer semester, with priority given to work pursued in the Russian Federation and former Soviet Union.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award:  up to $2,500.00

Eligibility:  Applicants must currently be enrolled as doctoral students at NYU. Students graduating at the end of the current academic year may not apply.

Application Guidelines:  

  • a two- to three-paragraph statement of purpose
  • a current curriculum vitae or résumé
  • name and contact information of advisor in home department and/or members of dissertation committee
  • Detailed budget explaining intended use of requested funds

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Funding Opportunity: Bogliasco Fellowships (Bogliasco Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: Bogliasco Fellowships
Sponsor: Bogliasco Foundation
Amount: Unspecified

Description: Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.bfny.org/en/apply

Funding Opportunity: Einstein Fellowship (Einstein Forum)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: Einstein Fellowship
Sponsor: Einstein Forum
Amount: Euro 10,000 plus travel expenses

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en

Funding Opportunity: NIAS Individual Fellowships for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Netherlands Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: NIAS Individual Fellowships for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Netherlands Institute
Amount: varies 

Description: NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field. NIAS Fellowships are funded directly by NIAS through the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Fellowships are by application only and suit scholars from the Netherlands or scholars from abroad who wish to work on an individual project for one semester (September – January or February – June) or two semesters (September – June) at the Institute. 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/how-apply/how-to-apply