Tag Archives: October 2017

Academic Job: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships (RSCAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2018 for the academic year 2018-19. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSCAS web site. Continue reading

Funding: Program in Religion Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars (Luce/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $55,000, plus up to $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities
  • Fellowships may be held at the awardee’s home institution, one of three partnering universities, or any location suitable for the proposed research.
  • Awardees electing to relocate to take up residence at one of three university partners will receive an additional stipend of up to $10,000
  • Tenure: one academic year
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 25, 2017

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Funding: Dissertation Completion Fellowships (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $30,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000
  • Tenure: one year beginning summer 2018
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship administration system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 25, 2017.
  • Notifications will be sent via email in late March 2018.

The information below is a summary of the program, and details eligibilityapplication requirements, and evaluation criteria for the program. Please read carefully through the material and accompanying FAQ.


ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2019. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

ACLS will award 65 fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowship may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market.  The seminar takes place over three days in the fall of the fellowship year.

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Funding: Samuel H. Kress Fellowship (Fitch Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America.

Funding for the Kress Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Criteria for Evaluation

Applications are reviewed by the Fitch Trustees. Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The project will make a meaningful contribution to the academic and/or professional field of historic preservation in the United States
  • The applicant has a realistic plan for the dissemination of research and/or final work product
  • The project has a clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget
  • The project demonstrates innovative thinking, original research and creative problem solving and/or design

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Conference: Commemorating the Revolution: October 1917 (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Date of Conference: October 23, 2017

The Kennan Institute will be hosting its final event marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Speakers will focus on the policies of the Provisional Government, the Bolshevik victory, and the political and military consequences that followed in its immediate aftermath. The seminar will be followed by a book talk from 4:00 – 5:30 by William Taubman, who will be discussing his new biography on Mikhail Gorbachev. Thus, the day’s proceedings will cover the beginning and the end of the Soviet Union.

The seminar has been generously supported by the editorial board of the book series Russia’s Great War and Revolution, a multinational scholarly effort that aims to fundamentally transform understanding of Russia’s “continuum of crisis” during the years 1914-1922. The book talk is an event in the Washington History Seminar series, sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program. Continue reading

Funding: Truman Scholarship (UT-Austin)

Deadline for application: October 27, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry S. Truman Selection Committee invites students to consider applying for a 2018 Truman Scholarship.  Applicants should be graduating either in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 and should have a 3.75 GPA or higher. 

The Truman Scholarship is a $32,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service.

Given the demands of the application and application process, we have found that the sooner you learn about the scholarship the more successful your application is likely to be.  The Truman Scholarship has a website where students can read all necessary information.  Students apply for the scholarship as juniors; that is, if you plan to graduate in May of 2019, this is the year for you to apply for the Truman.  The deadline for applications to the University Selection Committee will be Friday, October 27, 2017.  The University may nominate up to four candidates for national competition.   

The Truman application is online and is now available.  If you are interested in applying, you will need to let the chair, Douglas Bruster (bruster@austin.utexas.edu) know, and he will register you with the Truman Foundation, enabling you to have access to the application.  Your recommenders should send their letters of recommendation to him (bruster@austin.utexas.edu) electronically in a word document.

Douglas Bruster would be happy to answer questions you may have about the Truman Scholarship.  He holds regular office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Parlin Hall 220.

Funding Opportunity: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (NED)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Study Abroad: Russian Studies Abroad (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017

Russian Studies Abroad
History, Politics, Literature, Political Economy, and Business

Russian Studies Abroad provides a broad educational foundation for students planning a professional career with ties to Russia. Students can choose between two unique locations: Moscow or St. Petersburg. Classes in each location have been focused to appeal to different interests and are detailed extensively in the curriculum section below.

Courses are offered in subjects including language, culture, history, politics, economics, finance, marketing, and more. You’ll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on Russia for your future career in government, business, or academics.

– Dates and Costs –
(students choose one location)


Semester: $10 950*
Fall: Sept 5 – Dec 18, 2018  (Apply by May 15, 2018)
Spring: Feb 7 – May 28, 2018  (Apply by Oct 15, 2017)

Full Year: $21 550*
Sept 5, 2018 – May 28, 2019  (Apply by May 15, 2018)

Summer: N/A Check our program guide for other options.

St. Petersburg:

Semester: $9 950*
Fall: Sept 3 – Dec 21, 2018  (Apply by May 15, 2018)
Spring: Feb 5 – May 25, 2018  (Apply by Oct 15, 2017)

Full Year: $17 700
Sept 3, 2018 – May 25, 2019  (Apply by May 15, 2018)

Summer: N/A Check our program guide for other options. Continue reading

Language Training: Russian Heritage Speakers Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017 & February 15, 2018

The Russian Heritage Speakers Program is intended to address the specific needs of students who speak Russian at home or with relatives, or who grew up speaking Russian and wish to strengthen their Russian skills. Program participants work with American Councils staff and host university faculty to develop an individualized program serving their unique needs as language learners. All programs focus on the development of Russian language skills, including grammar, conversation, and phonetics. Participants receive a minimum of twelve hours per week of in-class contact hours. Program features include homestays, weekly excursions, travel to other regions of Russia, conversation partners, and a wide range of opportunities to pursue hobbies and personal interests in a Russian context. Continue reading