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.

Dan David Prize Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2018

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The fields for 2018 are:

  • Past: History of Science
  • Present: Bioethics
  • Future: Personalized Medicine

The Dan David Prize scholarships are granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

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

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships

Application deadline:   March 1, 2018

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. As a Fellowship recipient, you will receive individual academic advising as well as guidance, resources, and access to a passionate and supportive community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of classical liberal ideas.

To be eligible to apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a PhD program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to liberty-advancing scholarship.
  • Applicants should have a strong record of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated research interest that is rooted in the tradition of individual and economic freedoms.

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

Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Residential Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2018-2019. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present. The short-term fellowships may be used to support dissertation, post-doctoral, or advanced research.

Short-term fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000, as well as access to a fellows’ residence that offers accommodation at reasonable rates. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

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

Medieval Academy of America Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

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.

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

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 2018.
  • 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, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. CAORC abides by all State Department travel restrictions.

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

American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2018

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility Basics

  • Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Award

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

UW Easa A. Bateh Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

The UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) offers the Easa A. Bateh Fellowship to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. This award is made possible by a generous donation from the Bateh family. This fund supports students who study Arabic language and/or demonstrate a deep commitment to Islamic culture in any of its aspects (religion, law, literature, etc.). Applicants must hold a 3.50 GPA or higher in his/her major and a 3.26 overall GPA.

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

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 2, 2018

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann supported students and charitable organizations in her lifetime and created a fund to continue support after her death. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund supports graduate students with “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” The University of Washington is one of the institutions selected to submit three nominees for this national fellowship.

In 2017-18, the fellowship will provide an $18,000 stipend, plus tuition. This annual award may be renewed for a total of three years.

Eligibility

All interested applicants must:

  • Be a UW doctoral or professional graduate student currently enrolled in a field of study that may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors (not practice degrees).
  • Have received a baccalaureate degree and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  • Show financial need (i.e., must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the UW Office of Student Financial Aid — if you do not already have one on file for this year you should file one immediately.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Conduct their studies and research in the United States.

Applications must be submitted on paper to the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards (G-1 Communications Building) by the UW deadline. Applications will be reviewed, and three nominees will be chosen for submission to the foundation.

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