Grants and Competitions
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|12/03/13||2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia (Stanford University)||January 15, 2014|
|11/08/13||Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2015||January 24, 2014|
|11/06/13||Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research - Visiting Scholars||March 1, 2014|
|10/23/13||University of Michigan, Armenian Studies Program: 2014-15 Fellowships in Armenian Studies||February 1, 2014|
|9/30/13||Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Fellowship Competitions 2014-15|
|9/9/13||Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World||November 15, 2013|
|8/20/13||American Council of Learned Societies 2013-14 Fellowship Competitions||Various|
|8/12/13||American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grants Program||January 31, 2014|
|8/12/13||The American Research Institute in Turkey|
American Council of Learned Societies
Post Date August 20, 2013
2013-14 Fellowship Competitions
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers 13 fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.
Application deadlines vary by program:
September 26, 2013
ACLS Fellowships (the central program)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
October 23, 2013
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
November 1, 2013
African Humanities Program
November 5, 2013
Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Stds (New in 2013)
Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Stds (New in 2013)
Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Collaborative Research Grants in Buddhist Stds (New in 2013)
November 12, 2013
Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies
November 19, 2013
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
December 1, 2013
Program in East Europe Studies
January 15, 2014
Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies (New in 2013)
TBA, Spring 2014
ACLS Public Fellows
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2012-13 competition year, ACLS awarded over $15 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' profiles and research abstracts are available here.
American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Post Date August 12, 2013
Grants Program, Academic Year beginning May 2014
The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2014. The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib.
Short-Term Research Grants: AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months for up to $6,000. These awards may also be used in combination with grants from other sources for projects of longer duration.
Long-Term Research Grants: AIMS offers awards with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months. In accordance with an agreement with major funding agencies, applicants may not accept multiple grants concurrently for the same project. In the event a grantee declines an AIMS award to accept another grant, AIMS may provide a small allowance for supplementary research expenses. Some privately funded grants are exempt from this rule.
Eligibility: Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program, independent scholars, and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Recipients of AIMS awards in either of the two previous funding cycles are ineligible to apply. Funds must be expended by May 2015. Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application. For membership and grant information, please contact the AIMS Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: www.AIMSNorthAfrica.org.
Requirements: All AIMS grantees are required to present their research at one of the AIMS Overseas Research Centers or affiliated Centers, currently CEMA in Oran, Algeria; CEMAT in Tunis, Tunisia; Dar Si-Hmad in Sidi Ifni, Morocco; TALIM in Tangier, Morocco. AIMS Grantees must also submit a written report within one month of completing their fieldwork.
Applications must include the following:
• A completed grant application cover sheet: Go to: http://www.aimsnorthafrica.org/
• Proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words
• A proposed itinerary with approximate dates
• Budget (from all sources)
• Vitae, including indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation
• One page summary of the proposed research in either French or Arabic.
• Letters of recommendation from two referees, including the candidate’s dissertation advisor, or in the case of applicants holding a Ph.D., the names of two persons who may be contacted for references.
Applications should be arranged in the order above and emailed to AIMSFellowship@gmail.com.
The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2014. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for funding.
Awards will be announced in April. Grantees are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain the necessary research clearances and also that air travel from the U.S. must meet the Fly America Act.
*These awards are made possible through grants from U.S. Department of State*
The American Research Institute in Turkey
Post Date August 12, 2013
Fellowship Programs for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014-15
The American Research Institute in Turkey announces fellowship programs for doctoral and post-doctoral research in the humanities and social sciences in Turkey, 2014-2015 and for Turkish language study during the summer 2014. Please see http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT for specific program information.
Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary ARt of the Arab World
Post Date September 9, 2013
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014-15 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.
Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be available on Darat al Funun's website.
Fellowship funding is intended to compensate travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.
Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world. It organizes exhibitions, talks, film screenings and educational programs, hosts performances and concerts, offers artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogues. It also houses an arts library with Arabic and English sources and an archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al Funun's activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts the Khalid Shoman Private Collection.
For more information, see www.daratalfunun.org. For specific questions about the fellowship contact email@example.com
Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by 15 November 2013 with notice of award by 15 March 2014. Applicants should send a research proposal specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2014-15, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, C.V., and official transcript. Priority will be given to proposals that indicate the role of Darat al Funun's archive. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship. Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide. Application materials should either be emailed in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 5223
Amman, Jordan 11183
Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)
Post Date September 30, 2013
Fellowship Competitions 2014-15
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) is pleased to announce our fellowship competitions for 2014-2015. Included in these opportunities are doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for American citizen as well as post-doctoral research fellowships in the Humanities for US citizens and those living in the US for the last 3 consecutive years. In addition, PARC has a competition for a travel seminar to Palestine for American faculty members at US institutions. Additional information can be found below and on the PARC website at http://parc-us-pal.org.
- PARC's 15th annual fellowship competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research in the field of Palestinian Studies for scholars with U.S. citizenship
2) PARC’s second National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (NEH/FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral research fellowships in the Humanities. Click here for more information.
3) PARC’s fifth annual Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine (FDS) competition. This program is for US professors with an interest in Palestine who have not had an opportunity to visit the area. Click here for more information.
4) Finally, In addition to PARC fellowships, we are also pleased to share two additional opportunities sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers: The Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program and The Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Palestine are eligible to apply for these grants.
PARC will also be announcing a Media Development Seminar competition in the coming months for US faculty members in journalism and media. Stay in touch with PARC to hear about these and other future opportunities!
Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Post Date November 6, 2013
Visiting Scholars - Field Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
The Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation's research priority areas:
- Public Health (social dimensions)
- Urban & Community Development
The next deadline for Doctoral, Faculty, and Seed Grant submissions is March 1, 2014. Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of internships annually available for students in undergraduate and master's programs. Please share these opportunities with interested faculty and students in your program or colleagues in your professional field. Additional details can be found by visiting the Al Qasimi Foundation's website. Specific inquiries can also be sent to email@example.com.
Stanford University, Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Post Date December 3, 2013
2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia
Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.” The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Stanford during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in Area Studies (South Asia, Middle East, or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2014. Candidates who hold continuing, assistant-professor-level teaching positions are eligible to apply. The recipient may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree by the time of the appointment.
Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/23081 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and a draft of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two recommendation letters to be uploaded directly to Interfolio by the letter writers. For full consideration, all application materials, including the recommendation letters, must be received by January 15, 2014. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 - $60,000, health coverage, and $1,500 for research-related expenses. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program) at burcak at stanford dot edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.
University of Michigan, Armenian Studies Program
Post Date October 23, 2013
2014-15 Fellowships in Armenian Studies
The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is pleased to announce its 2014- 2015 competition for fellowships in Armenian Studies:
The Manoogian Simone Foundation (MSF) Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and pre-doctoral students to foster teaching and research in Armenian Studies.
Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in Armenian Studies. The purpose of the visiting scholar fellowships is to diversify the Armenian studies curricular offerings to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan. Visiting Scholars, who are usually invited for one semester, will be asked to teach one or two classes per term, and to participate in ASP sponsored events including presenting two public lectures. Preference will be given to candidates outside the disciplines of history, language, and literature. Armenian Studies Fellowships for visiting scholars will be awarded for one academic term (fall or winter). Fellowships can also be offered for mini-courses to be taught over three or four weeks. The scope and number of fellowships awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Application materials should include:
- Current CV
- Copy of work published or pending publication (if publications are not in English please provide a writing sample/paper in English)
- Description of possible courses the applicant proposes to teach (maximum 1 page per course)
- Two letters of recommendation.
Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The purpose of the post-doctoral fellowships is to offer research and teaching opportunities to candidates who have been awarded PhD during the past three years, or advanced PhD students who will complete their PhD by the time they arrive at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have the PhD degree on hand before the start of their potential tenure as a fellow in order to qualify.
Post-doctoral fellows will be asked to participate in ASP sponsored events, to present two public lectures, and to teach one course per semester or one course per year. Post-doctoral fellowships may be awarded for one academic semester or one academic year to recent graduates whose dissertations are closely related to Armenian studies. The scope and number of fellowships awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Application materials should include:
- Current CV
- Copy of dissertation in hard copy, digital or electronic form. If dissertation is not complete at the time of the application, applicant should forward completed parts with a detailed outline of the rest of the work. If dissertation is not in English, please provide a chapter in translation and other writing samples in English.
- Statement regarding proposed research during tenure as Fellow (maximum 2 pages)
- Description of two possible courses the applicant proposes to teach (maximum 1 page per course)
- Three letters of recommendation.
Pre-Doctoral Fellowships. The purpose of the pre-doctoral fellowships is to provide an opportunity to graduate students in other universities in the US or abroad engaged in graduate level research related to Armenian studies to benefit from the resources of the University of Michigan (libraries, collections, faculty and courses) for short or long periods of time. Applicants may have their own financing or could apply for funding from ASP.
Applications for pre-doctoral fellowships can be sent at any time; ASP will try to accommodate as many as possible.
Application materials should include:
- Current CV
- A writing sample/paper in English
- Statement regarding proposed research during tenure as a Fellow (maximum 2 pages)
- Two letters of recommendation
Application materials and questions should be forwarded to: Zana Kwaiser, Program Administrator, Armenian Studies Program, firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 763-0622. All applications must be received by February 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified in early March.
Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK
Post Date November 8, 2013
Visiting Fellowship 2015
The Woolf Institute (Cambridge), which specializes in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2015: Lent term: 13 January-13 March 2015 Easter term: 21 April-12 June 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research, public education or of the arts in an area relevant to the Institute's work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal. There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and round-trip travel from their country to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries. The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work, or an artist (writer, painter, photographer, etc.) and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute's teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk. A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to: Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at email@example.com. Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the submission of applications is 24 January 2014.