UW Simpson Center Spring Funding Round: Graduate Research Clusters

Application deadline:   April 28, 2017

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers funding to support Graduate Research Clusters (formerly Graduate Interest Groups), which foster crossdisciplinary collaboration and inquiry among graduate students in the form of cross-departmental reading, screening, and/or discussion groups, dissertation working groups, and other activities. Research clusters may organize activities that draw on local intellectual and cultural resources, including faculty and community leaders.

Funding is limited to $1,000, primarily intended to support meeting or workshop costs (e.g. refreshments or reproductions). The Simpson Center will provide a web presence for the project, an archive for significant activities and documents generated by the group, and scheduling privileges for Simpson Center space. Research clusters may use a portion of their funds to co-sponsor a visiting speaker organized by another campus unit or the Simpson Center, or to organize a specific activity in coordination with such a visit.

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

North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The North American Conference on British Studies  (NACBS) Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $10,000 stipend. Two runners-up will receive a $5,000 travel grant.

Nomination must be made by the student’s dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation. The nominating advisor and the nominee must both be members of the NACBS. Each advisor may nominate one candidate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution. At the time of application, the nominee must have completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The fellowship awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay of at least three-months duration. Travel grant awardees may conduct shorter research trips.

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

UW Press Soden-Trueblood Publishing Fellow (2017-18 Graduate Staff Assistantship)

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The University of Washington Press is offering a nine-month Graduate Staff Assistantship position for September 2017-June 2018. Throughout the course of the appointment the student will be exposed to a wide range of areas in the publication process, including acquisitions, copyediting, design, production, electronic publication, and marketing. The position will also offer a larger sense of the publishing profession and current issues gained through readings, opportunities to network within and outside the press, and discussions about career issues and further educational opportunities.

The Publishing Fellow must commit to working an average of 20 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with degree level using the university’s regular, base rate TA/RA/SA salary schedule. The position also provides GAIP insurance and a waiver of the operating fee, tech fee and building fee.

Candidates must be matriculated in graduate programs in the humanities or social sciences at the University of Washington. Preference is given to applicants who are in at least the second year of their graduate program.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, visit Husky Jobs, and search for ID #111881.

UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation award is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and social professions in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations. The 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship is a one-quarter award established with support of the University President. The purpose of these awards is to relieve graduate students of their teaching duties or other employment not directly related to the dissertation in order to devote their full time to writing the dissertation.

This is a one-quarter award. The award provides a stipend equivalent that of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 per month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits. The award must be used during the 2017-18 academic year (summer 2017 through spring 2018). The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her supervisory committee chair.

Eligibility

  • The student must have passed the General Examination and attained candidate status by the time of nomination and
  • The student must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • The student must be in a tuition-based program; students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • The student may not have received another dissertation award from the Graduate School (e.g., Gatzert, GO-MAP)

Interested students must be nominated by their department, and departments can nominate no more than two students. For complete information about this opportunity, including details of the nomination process and a list of eligible departments, click here.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 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, 2013 and June 18, 2017; and
  3. Have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

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

Mellon Junior Fellowship at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

The Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden is pleased to offer two Andrew W. Mellon Junior Fellowships to graduate or advanced undergraduate students for Summer 2017.

The Junior Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the New York Botanical Garden’s research facilities. Junior Fellows will conduct research using the Garden and the Mertz Library’s world-renowned holdings related to the history of botany, garden art and architecture, landscape and urban design, botanical illustration, and the book arts.  The Fellowship awards a stipend of $3,500.

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

Medieval Academy of America Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017

Medieval Academy dissertation grants support advanced graduate students who are writing Ph.D. dissertations on medieval topics. The $2,000 grants help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included.

All graduate students whose primary research focuses on an aspect of medieval studies are eligible. Applicants must have received approval from their dissertation committee for their projects by the application date. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 January of the year in which they apply.

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

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.

Eligibility:

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students in the humanities.

Applicants must:

  • be ABD (year 5 and above);
  • be a US citizen or green card holder;
  • have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by his or her dissertation advisor;
  • be enrolled at a higher education institution in the US that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium. Students whose universities are not currently members of the CES consortium may apply, but they are encouraged to apply early in the application season so that every effort may be made to enroll the institution in the CES member consortium and, thus, establish the student’s eligibility by the application deadline.

The applicant must also have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university, and he or she must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European Studies.

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

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Basic Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Ph.D. candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2017.
  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a Ph.D. candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your Ph.D., you are eligible for the fellowships.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application

Award Details

  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $10,500.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the United States.
  • Travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. CAORC abides by all State Department travel restrictions.

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

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2017

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program .

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This fellowship is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, using a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit the website linked below.

Benefits

  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France

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