Tag Archives: December 2016

Funding Opportunity: Davis Center Fellows Program (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2016

Title: Davis Center Fellows Program
Sponsor: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies – Harvard University
Amount: $40,000 (9 mo.)/$53,333 (12 mo.)

Description: The Davis Center’s Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Each year, a team of faculty affiliates coordinates this theme and leads a regular interdisciplinary seminar series in which Fellows participate in addition to pursuing their own research. The Fellows Program Committee is interested in applications from scholars currently working on the  2017–2018 theme, “Revolution(s) in Eurasia,” or equally, those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring the theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 10. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More info: http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/fellows-program/how-apply

Funding Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowships (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: December 8, 2016

Title: Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2017-18
Sponsor: Mahindra Humanities Center – Harvard University
Amount: $65,000 plus additional expenses

Description: The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses to the spectacle of the significant currents and crises of contemporary life. Literature and the arts are viewed as iconic presences whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape the transitional and translational narratives of migrant lives.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by December 8. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More info: http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/postdoctoral-fellowships

Funding Opportunity: NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars (Center for Jewish History)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2016

Title: NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars
Sponsor: Center for Jewish History
Amount: $50,400

Description: The Center offers a fellowship to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in 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. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by December 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More info: http://www.cjh.org/p/36

Funding Opportunity: Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2016

Title: Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
Sponsor: Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies
Amount: $40,000/$60,000

Description: The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. PhDs are required. This year’s theme is “Jewish Literatures and Languages.” Proposals for the Fellowship may deal with Jewish literatures from any period, from the ancient to the contemporary, and preference will be given to those that deal directly with the question of how language expresses and articulates Jewish identity, be it communal or individual. Projects that place their subject in historical context or employ a comparative perspective are especially welcome.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by December 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More info: https://www.fas.harvard.edu/~cjs/fellowships/Starr%20Fellowship/Starr.html

Funding Opportunity: 2017 Fellowship Grants (Asian Cultural Council)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2016

Title: Asian Cultural Council’s 2017 Grant
Sponsor: Asian Cultural Council
Amount: up to $10,000

Description: The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) works to advance international respect and understanding between people and cultures through transformative cultural exchange. ACC awards fellowship grants to artists and scholars in three categories of cross-cultural exchange: Asia to the U.S., U.S. to Asia, and inter-Asia.  To that end, AAC is inviting proposals from individuals “exhibiting an abiding passion” and interest in cultural exchange between the United States and the countries of Asia, as well as among the countries in Asia.  Each year ACC funds about one hundred of today’s established masters in their fields and tomorrow’s rising stars in areas as diverse as archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (noncommercial), film making, installation art, literature, museology, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video conservation, and work that defies categorization.  Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for a grant supporting research, study, and creative work. In Asia, ACC grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the countries from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia, and south from Mongolia. Oceania is not applicable.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by December 1. See the  announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More info: http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/apply-now/organization-guidelines

Academic Program: M.A. and Ph.D. Program in Literature and Slavic Linguistics (Univ. of Washington)

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2017.

We seek students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note we require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of our application process.

We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships).

Our department teaches a rich variety of Slavic languages, including Russian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, and occasionally Bulgarian, Czech, Ukrainian, and Rumanian. A selective list of our faculty’s concentrations includes Russian, Czech and former Yugoslav Literature and Film; Post-Soviet, Russian-Jewish, and General Cultural Studies (including Visual Arts, Gender, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Philosophy, Disability, Death & Dying, Critical Animal Studies and Religion); Diachronic and Synchronic Linguistics (including syntax, semantics and pragmatics in a cross-cultural perspective). We invite you to consult http://depts.washington.edu/slavweb/people/faculty-staff/ for a list of our faculty and their research interests.

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Scholarship: $25,000 Fellowships (Center for Engaged Scholarship)

 Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) is pleased to announce that the application process for this year’s fellowship awards is now available.  We are planning to award at least five fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Our dissertation fellowships are for Ph.D. students in the social sciences whose work is of high quality and that has the potential to contribute to making U.S. society less unequal, more democratic, and more environmentally sustainable. The CES fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students writing their dissertations in academic departments and programs in the social sciences, including history, and social science-focused interdisciplinary programs; we will not accept applications this time from students in education, public health and social work programs.

We have a three-stage review of our fellowship applications to make sure that our awardees are doing excellent social science.  Last year’s finalists were evaluated by eleven different people and over one hundred and fifty social science academics were involved in this review process.

To view the inaugural class of CES Fellows and their projects, click here.

For more information about the fellowship program, click here.

CFP: Planning Forum – Emerging Voices and New Perspectives (Univ. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Submissions: December 5, 2016

Planning Forum is an annual publication produced by graduate students in the Department of Community and Regional Planning at The University of Texas at Austin. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles as well as critical explorations in less-conventional formats. Planning Forum serves as a platform for emerging voices and new perspectives on the most pressing issues facing cities and communities. Scholars, practitioners, activists, and writers from all fields are encouraged to submit. We especially encourage submissions from under-represented perspectives and topics.

Planning Forum invites both:

  • Inquiries: academic articles for peer review, and
  • Explorations: critical content in less-conventional formats such as exploratory essays, personal and journalistic accounts from the field, book and media reviews, photo-essays, and visual media, among others.

See HERE for additional details and submission requirements:


Send submissions and questions to: planningforum@austin.utexas.edu

Academic Program: Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition and Russian (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2016

The interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications from future scholars in SLA and Russian to begin a program of doctoral studies in SLA with a minor in Russian in the Fall 2017.

About the UW-Madison SLA PhD Program: The UW-Madison SLA PhD Program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to conduct research and teach in scholarly fields related to second language studies, bi- and multilingualism, and second/foreign language education. The community of faculty and students affiliated with the SLA Program is a vibrant and supportive group representing many languages, as well as several departments and schools on the UW-Madison campus. Faculty in the program specialize in sociolinguistic, sociocultural, generative, and psycholinguistic approaches to SLA research, employing a variety of methodologies and analytic approaches. Core SLA faculty and academic staff who work in Russian are Jacee Cho (Department of English), Karen Evans-Romaine (Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic; and Russian Flagship Program) and Dianna Murphy (Language Institute and Russian Flagship Program).

About Russian Studies at UW-Madison: The UW-Madison is a top university in the United States for the study of Russian language, literature, history, political science, and area studies. The university is home to highly regarded Russian undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, the federally funded undergraduate Russian Flagship Program, the Pushkin Summer Institute for pre-college students, and the federally funded Center for Russia, Central Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA). UW-Madison excellence in Russian studies was recently recognized by significant funding from the Carnegie Corporation, which will bring scholars, graduate students and postdocs to UW-Madison from Russia, creating new opportunities for professional development and collaboration.

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Funding Opportunity: WIGH Fellowships 2017–2018 (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2016

Title: WIGH Fellowships 2017–2018
Sponsor: Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) – Harvard University
Amount: $50,000

Description: The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. We seek to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. We encourage applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.

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

More Info: http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/book/funding-opportunities