Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 17, 2016

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 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include 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, 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 predoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2017 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

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

Simpson Center Fall Funding Round: Dissertation & Research Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2016

The Simpson Center offers UW scholars varied opportunities for intellectual community, professional development, and financial support that advance crossdisciplinary understanding, collaboration, and research. The Center defines humanities broadly and frequently supports projects in the arts, social sciences, and in science-humanities collaborations.

Three fellowships are available in the fall funding round:

  • Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowship
  • Digital Humanities Dissertation Summer Fellowship
  • Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowship

3 awards granted each year. Applications considered in fall funding round only.

Eligibility: UW doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by submittal date and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Residency during the fellowship term is required for participation in the Society of Scholars. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

Description: Graduate Fellowships support dissertating doctoral students in writing up and sharing their individual research in the multidisciplinary, bi-weekly forum of the Society of Scholars.

Criteria: Awards will be based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications. Scholarship likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of colleagues especially encouraged.

Terms of Award: Graduate research fellows of the Society of Scholars receive two quarters of support, including benefits and tuition waivers.

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


Digital Humanities Dissertation Summer Fellowship

4 awards granted each year. Applications considered in fall funding round only.

Eligibility: UW doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams by the deadline for application and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

Description: The Digital Humanities Dissertation Summer Fellowships support scholars whose dissertations use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures.

We are particularly interested in projects that address the goal of reaching beyond the border between the academy and the larger public. We also encourage applications from scholars using the open source multimodal authoring and publishing platform Scalar for long-form digital scholarship; the Simpson Center is an affiliate of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which developed Scalar. Digital projects may be conceived as a complement to a print project.

Criteria: Awards are based predominantly on the scholarly merit of the applications as well as the level of preparation demonstrated by applicants to undertake and complete the project. Projects do not necessarily have to be completed during the summer fellowship term.

Terms of Award: Dissertators will receive $6,500 in summer salary (including benefits) as well as a research budget of $2,000, which may be used for travel, purchase of digital collections, participation in digital humanities workshops, such as the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, etc. Research funds remain available to fellows until the following June. The intended use of these funds for these purposes does not need to be outlined in the proposal.

Summer Residency: Participation in the six to eight weekly lunch meetings of the Digital Humanities Commons is required; this fellowship is not appropriate for those whose projects require time away from the university in the summer.

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


Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

The Simpson Center invites proposals from graduate students to undertake projects in public scholarship in summer 2017. Awards in this new program are in the amount of $6,500 with an additional research budget of $2,000.

Eligibility: UW students who have completed their work at the master’s level and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award.

Criteria: The Simpson Center is receptive to proposals from all departments and programs in the humanities, broadly defined. We will give special attention to disciplines with less-established traditions of public engagement and project-based work (that is, those in which critical articles and books for academic audiences are the only forms of scholarship that typically “count”).

We particularly encourage applications for projects that establish or develop collaborations between scholars and community partners, or create new occasions for the exchange of knowledge between academic research and public audiences. Proposals should emphasize scholarship, not service, although the two may well be intertwined. We will consider applications that demonstrate a record of community engagement as well as those that persuasively articulate an interest in turning toward the public.

Terms of the Award: Four doctoral students will each receive a summer fellowship award of $6,500 along with a research fund award of $2,000. During July 2017, students awarded grant support for the development of public scholarship projects will meet to discuss their ongoing work. Fellows are required to be in residence for the month of July and to submit a brief report on their progress in the fall. Projects do not necessarily need to be completed during the summer.

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

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2016

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 citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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 November 30, 2009 and no later than November 10, 2016 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.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2016

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 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include 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 dissertation fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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,
  • Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation during the 2017-2018 academic year, but no later than fall 2018, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

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

University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 4, 2016

The NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, established in 2008, promotes the outstanding work of early-career diversity scholars. A successful applicant will be attractive as both an NCID Fellow and a tenure-track or research faculty member at U-M and its peer institutions. While we welcome new Ph.D. applicants, successful candidates may also currently hold early career tenure-track positions. This program provides a unique opportunity for a one-year fellowship at NCID to support focused scholarship and engagement activities.

The program anticipates awarding two NCID Postdoctoral Fellowships during the 2017-2018 academic year. The salary for Postdoctoral Fellows is $50,000 per year plus benefits. Fellows will receive additional support for conference travel and other research-related expenses. Each of the Fellowships offer protected research time, faculty mentoring, and career development opportunities.

Applications are welcomed from scholars with interests that reflect the NCID’s strategic agenda, which is centered around three major themes:

  • Demography and Culture – research/scholarship that investigates and documents diversity-related processes, within or across groups and contexts;
  • Democracy and Community – linking diversity to indicators of meaningful engagement, action, participation and/or leadership, and
  • Discourse – reframing academic, public, and political discourse on diversity to provide the basis for action and change.

We are interested in candidates who are engaged in innovative scholarship, research, or creative work on some or multiple aspects of diversity. Awards are determined by the overall rigor of scholarly work, as well as fit between research interests, NCID foci, and the anticipated academic department.

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

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application deadline:   January 31, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values.

Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences or interdisciplinary programs with a strong social science component. The following areas of study apply: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications, as long as they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 18, 2016, and will receive a stipend of $25,000 paid out over a 9 month period.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.cescholar.org/dissertation-fellowships/

Spring 2016 Pre-Doctoral Instructor Position at the Center for Quantitative Science/Friday Harbor Labs

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The Center for Quantitative Science and the Friday Harbor Marine Lab are collaborating on offering Q SCI 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics) at Friday Harbor in Spring Quarter 2016, as part of a larger effort to create opportunities for senior graduate students to teach a course while also completing one or more chapters of their dissertation in a collaborative, cooperative setting. We envision several course offerings in Spring quarter each taught by a graduate student who is also seeking the company of other graduate students to form a writing community, moving everyone’s dissertation forward. Because the thrust of this program includes substantial time and mental space to complete dissertation writing, course material will be assembled by collaborating faculty in advance. This is not a teaching assignment that will require course development.

The Friday Harbor Labs will provide private housing and some meals, and Professor Megan Dethier, Curriculum Coordinator at FHL, will meet with graduate students weekly as a group to touch base on writing progress, teaching issues, and work-life balance.

We are seeking “all-but-dissertation” students with a strong desire to write, the ability to make good use of a quiet collaborative and beautiful setting, and demonstrated experience and desire to teach independently.

In acknowledgment of the role of sole instructor, this position is a 65% FTE Predoctoral Instructor, or approximately 26 hours/week of work (260 hours for the quarter). The appointment runs from 16 March 2016 to 15 June 2016.

For more details, please see the full position description.

Please direct questions or application materials to cqs @ uw.edu.

UW Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

Application deadline:   January 29, 2016

The Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for a diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4 to 6 University of Washington doctoral candidates to develop their teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts, humanities, social and natural and sciences. Project fellows will work closely with faculty mentors in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and create teaching portfolios that include evidence of hands-on experience with various theories and practices of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Prior to the start of autumn quarter, PIP fellows will participate with their faculty mentors in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy. During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters, each fellow will teach one interdisciplinary course (totaling three) in an area related to his or her teaching and research interests, while engaging in quarterly workshops with the other students and faculty in the cohort and continuing to work closely with mentors throughout the year. Further teaching opportunities during the 2016-2017 academic year may also become available.

Award

Project fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and quarterly workshops.

Eligibility

Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program at the time of appointment (September 2016) and have at least one year of teaching experience. We encourage applications from any doctoral student with a serious interest in interdisciplinary pedagogy and research. We also strongly encourage applicants with an interest in the theory and practice of community-based learning and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply

Please email the following application materials as a SINGLE PDF (please, no zip files) to pipias @ uw.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.

1)     Cover letter of no more than 500 words outlining your pedagogical experience and research interests, and how they prepare you for teaching in the School of IAS at UW Bothell. Please include your name, mailing address, primary telephone, email address, department or program, date of advancement to doctoral candidacy, and advisor’s name in the top right corner of your letter.
2)     A two-page curriculum vitae.
3)     A detailed proposal or syllabus for an interdisciplinary course you have taught or would like to teach.

Please also arrange for one letter of support from a UW faculty member familiar with your pedagogy and research. This letter may be written by your advisor, but does not need to be. The letter should be emailed directly to pipias @ uw.edu by the recommender with your name in the subject line.

Selection process

Finalists will be interviewed on campus, with notification of acceptance by March 4, 2016.

Further Questions

For more information about IAS: http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. For information about PIP: http://www.uwb.edu/ias/faculty-and-staff/pip.

If you have questions about PIP, contact the PIP co-directors Linda Watts (lswatts @ uw.edu) or Janelle Silva (jmsilva @ uw.edu).

Reed Foundation Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund

Application deadline:   Ongoing

The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund was established in 1991 in honor of Ruth Schlossberg Landes, Ph.D. (1908–1991) for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career.

Dr. Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the United States of America, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux. She worked in Canada, Brazil, England, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and in the U.S.A. Her research topics included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion.

Eligibility

Grants are available to scholars and other professionally qualified individuals of recognized merit for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship. Eligibility is limited to United States citizens and permanent legal residents. Grants are awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity.

Awards

Awards range from $10,000 to $60,000 per year, and may be used for research, including field studies, and related expenses, including travel (where appropriate) and living costs over the period covered by the Landes Grant. Senior scholars may request stipends based on their previous year’s salary and professional standing. Applications for multiyear grants will be considered.

Publication subventions are available for work resulting from a Landes Grant. The manuscript must be accepted for publication in order to qualify for consideration. Funds may also be available for the publication or other dissemination of non-print materials, including film, video, and other forms of media generated by research underwritten by a Landes Grant.

There is no application deadline. No grants need be awarded if the applicant pool is not of sufficient quality.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://thereedfoundation.org/landes/grants.html

2015-2016 TA Position in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)

Application deadline:   August 7, 2015

The Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is currently seeking applications for a single-quarter 20- hour/week Teaching Assistant (TA) appointment for the 2015-2016 academic year. The course is GWSS 262 (Gender and Sport) in Autumn 2015.

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Attend all lectures
  • Help facilitate discussions
  • Hold regular office hours (at least 2 hrs/wk)
  • Manage and respond to course-related e-mail
  • Manage class Canvas site
  • Proctor exams
  • Score exams
  • Score written assignments
  • Maintain grading records
  • Maintain course attendance records
  • Maintain records on individual students’ assignment completion
  • Review literature
  • Attend instructor/TA meetings
  • Act as liaison/mediator between student and professor

Application Timeline:
Deadline August 7, 2015
Acceptance Date:  3 days of Offer
Notification:  August 17, 2015

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.  Tuition waiver and benefits are included.

Requirements: 
All graduate students applying to, accepted by, or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in GWSS. Strong preference is given to graduate students with a background in feminist scholarship and an interdisciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences.

Apply via UW Hires, Req. # 122186