Tag Archives: November 2016

Funding Opportunity: Cultural Anthropology – Scholar Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: Cultural Anthropology – Scholars Awards (NSF 07-544)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $50,000 

Description: The NSF announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5321&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Funding Opportunity: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants – Cultural Anthropology Program (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: Cultural Anthropology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG) (NSF 15-556)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF

Funding Opportunity: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: Linguistics Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI) (NSF 14-551)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $12,000 (direct costs)

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? and 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Funding Opportunity: Linguistics Program (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Job: Education Research Analyst (U.S. Dept. of Education)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is now accepting applications for an Education Research Analyst to provide technical leadership and assistance to IFLE program staff and senior management in analyzing program data and grantee performance, formulating conclusions about program results and trends to inform policy and programmatic decisions, and making evidence-based recommendations for program improvements. Projects that we fund through discretionary grants strengthen foreign language instruction (especially for less commonly taught languages that are critical to our national security), support world area and international studies teaching and research, provide professional development for teachers and higher education faculty, and support curriculum development at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.

Candidates must have experience in coordinating research and/or evaluation projects from start to finish; designing information-collection methodologies such as surveys, interviews and focus groups; and using statistical analysis software, databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to extract, analyze and draw valid conclusions regarding the results and effectiveness of projects or programs. Experience coordinating and writing clear, concise, compelling and grammatically correct reports and summaries which analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data is essential. Experience in education programs and/or policies is required; experience in higher education programs and/or policies is preferred.

For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to www.usajobs.gov.

Funding Opportunity: Digital Extension Grants (ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: ACLS Digital Extension Grants
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Amount: $125,000+ 

Description: ACLS invites applications for ACLS Digital Extension Grants, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects and extending their reach to new communities of users.  This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/

CFP: International Society for Language Studies 2017 Conference (U. of Hawai’i)

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2016

International Society for Language Studies 2017 Conference
June 15-17, 2017
University of Hawai‘i – Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The International Society for Language Studies, co-sponsored by the University Hawai‘i – Manoa, will hold a conference from June 15-17, 2017 at the University of Hawai‘i – Manoa in Honolulu. The theme of the conference will be “Intersections of Peace and Language Studies.” The paper proposal submission will open on the ISLS website(http://www.isls.co/conference.php) in April 2016, and conclude on November 30, 2016. Submissions will not be accepted after the November 30th deadline. Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2017. All presenters who have not registered for the conference by February 28, 2017 will not be scheduled in the conference program. Selected conference papers will be published by ISLS in the Readings in Language Studies peer-reviewed book series in 2018.

About the Theme

Peace is often defined as freedom from oppression, the end of conflict or even harmony in relationships. Whatever the definition, the word peace means different things to different people. Peace is an important concept that also connects to the focus of ISLS: the intersections and meeting places of language and power, identity, and social justice. It is in this light that we invite proposal submissions that specifically address some aspect of this focus and its intersection with the concept of peace.

The ISLS conference is a venue for individuals from all disciplines to come together and discuss language from a critical, interdisciplinary lens (language use, language learning, language teaching, critical language studies, to name a few). To that end, we encourage submissions from across fields of study where their work connects language to peace.

In order to provide a guide and structure to the theme, the following represent possible key words (called strands and elaborated below) to describe your proposed session.

Strands

  • Discourse & Peace
  • Language & Peace in the Professions & Workplace Language, Peace & K-12 Education
  • Language, Peace & Higher Education/Adult Education Language Policy & Peace
  • Language, Culture & Peace
  • Researching Peace in Language Studies
  • Other

The on-line proposal system will open in April 2016 and will close on November 30, 2016.

For step-by-step instructions on the proposal process, go to the following webpage: http://www.isls.co/proposalprep2017.pdf.

Prof. Devel: Meeting Russia (PICREADI)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

The Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI), a Russian NGO working in the field of soft power and public diplomacy, has the pleasure to announce the launch of its new project, Meeting Russia.

For the first time, Creative Diplomacy presents this unique English-speaking public diplomacy program for young leaders from the United States and the European Union interested in the relations between Russia and the West. Meeting Russia will bring together 20 young representatives of government institutions, parliaments, think tanks, media and private sector, experts and journalists from the United States and the EU countries, as well as from Russia itself.  The program will provide young professionals from the West with an opportunity to get a better understanding of the Russian foreign policy system. It will also serve as an open space for peer dialogue on international issues between participants from different countries.

The program will take place in Moscow on February 15-19, 2017. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016. Continue reading

Job: Armored Vehicle Maintenance Worker (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: November 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Armored Vehicle Maintenance (Worker) positions.

These positions are located in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicles Division, Office of Physical Security Programs location in Springfield, VA.

The Defensive Equipment & Armored Vehicle Division (DS/PSP/DEAV) procures and supplies equipment for the protection of life and property from terrorism and other acts of violence, both domestically and at Foreign Service posts. The goal of DEAV is to provide quality service and state-of-the-art equipment to Department of State facilities worldwide. The incumbents serve as an Armored Vehicle Maintenance Worker. This is a full-time, one-year renewable for up to 4 years, personal services contract position at the WG-8 equivalent level. The salary range for this position is $23.56 to $27.39 per hour. Continue reading

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. in the History of Eastern Europe and/or Russia (U. of Tennessee)

Deadline for Applications: November 23, 2016

Assistant Professor in the history of Eastern Europe and/or Russia

The History Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Eastern Europe and/or Russia (imperial, Soviet, or post-Soviet), 1600 to present. The appointment will begin fall semester 2017. Ph.D required at the time of appointment. Research specialization is open. Teaching duties include a survey in Western or World Civilization and upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in candidate’s area of specialization. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample. Please submit materials electronically to Prof. Monica Black, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/36830. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and continue until an appointment is made.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.