Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Application Deadline:  March 14, 2018

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 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.

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.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2. Have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  3. Have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2018.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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American Folklife Center Research Awards

Application Deadline:  March 12, 2018

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student and postdoctoral applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Blanton Owen Fund

This award, established in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen, supports ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Historically the available amount has been about $1000 and is often split between more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Dartmouth College Provost’s Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

The Provost’s Fellowship (PROF) Program is part of Dartmouth’s ongoing efforts to diversify the professoriate. The PROF program aims to prepare early career scholars for long-term success in higher education. Through a partnership among the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office, PROF Fellows benefit from Dartmouth’s flagship role in cultivating teacher-scholars. We seek future faculty invested in the transformative impact of a liberal arts education who are also producing innovative research at the forefront of their fields.

PROF Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, all committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows teach one course during their residency, participate in mentoring and professional development programming, and receive guidance in preparing for faculty job searches. They also hold research appointments in departments and programs, where they participate fully in campus life.

This year, applications will be accepted for the following fellowships:

  • Cesar Chavez Fellows in Latinx Studies (predoctoral and postdoctoral)
  • Charles Eastman Fellows in Native American and Indigenous Studies (predoctoral)
  • Thurgood Marhsall Fellows in African American and African Diasporic Studies (predoctoral)
  • Dean’s Fellows in Asian American Studies (postdoctoral)

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. Celebrating its fourteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018
  • Must maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year
  • Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution
  • Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.
  • Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics
  • Cannot be in a faculty position
  • Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events)
  • Must be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Diabetes Research Center Awards

Letter of Intent and reviewer nomination forms deadline:   January 3, 2018

Application deadline:   February 20, 2018

The UW Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for a number of awards, including the McAbee Postdoctoral and Stroum Graduate Fellowship Awards.

Stroum Graduate Fellowship:

The Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by the University of Washington, is administered by the University of Washington Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center. This graduate fellowship provides financial support towards graduate student stipend and benefits, and is designed to broaden participation in diabetes-related research. Awards are made be based on academic merit, research training environment, and relevance of the applicant’s graduate research to diabetes. Any registered University of Washington full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research may be eligible to apply.

McAbee Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The Dick and Julia McAbee Endowed Fellowship in Diabetes Research Fellowship Program – sponsored by the University of Washington – provides support equivalent to the NIH fellowship level appropriate to the awardee for up to two years to support a postdoctoral fellow (M.D. or Ph.D.) engaged in full time research training. The scientific merit of the proposed project, research environment provided by the mentor, as well as the quality of the research training experience are evaluated.

For additional information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

 

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 7, 2017

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

This year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. 

Awards will be made for study in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.

Eligibility to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
  • Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 7, 2010 and no later than December 7, 2017 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education.

 

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment at one of German’s leading research universities, FreieUniversität Berlin. Fellows are therefore obliged to be in residence in Berlin, are expected to participate in the program’s research colloquium and to establish regular contacts with scholars in their field.

Eligibility:

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent residents, and long-term residents (applicants whose main residence was North America before they entered the Ph.D. program, who have received previous academic degrees  – B.A. or M.A. – or worked in North America). Long-term residents should include material to document their status. U.S. and Canadian nationals will be asked to provide documents of proof if their application is successful.

 

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Residential Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) offers fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities.

The maximum fellowship stipend is $15,000 per semester. Fellowships are awarded for one semester or a full academic year. If you are selected to be a fellow you will have a private, sunny office a few miles from the University of Virginia. VFH offices are also home to a dozen humanities programs serving VFH’s mission to connect people and ideas to explore the human experience. Fellows also have visiting faculty status at the University of Virginia.

Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

In cooperation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide one-year stipends of $30,000 to PhD candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations.  The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete.

Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Pursuit of the PhD degree at an accredited university.
  • Completion by April 15, 2018 of all requirements for the PhD degree except research and writing of the dissertation (the equivalent of ABD in the US system). A successful applicant, before being named a Fellow, must provide confirmation of ABD status (this must come from a university official).
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.  The teaching of one course per year is encouraged.  Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have the PhD officially conferred by an accredited university no earlier than January 1, 2014.
  • The PhD degree must be completed by April 15, 2018 (including defense/deposit and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • A scholarly product must be proposed, to be written in any language. Translations, collections, or databases are not eligible without an accompanying scholarly apparatus.
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship, or as to location of research.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

American Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships ($20,000) offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships ($30,000) are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.