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.

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Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Application deadline:   May 1, 2016

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

Award

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Eligibility details

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctoral degree.
  2. Application must be made jointly with a dissertation supervisor or other scholar who will undertake responsibility for supervising the project.
  3. Qualified doctoral students are eligible without regard to nationality or institutional or departmental affiliation.
  4. Grant funds cannot be released unless the applicant has successfully completed all requirements for the doctoral degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications may be submitted before the completion of such requirements; however, all requirements other than the dissertation/thesis must be completed before the start date for the research given by the applicant on the application form. If the application is successful, the Foundation will request confirmation that this requirement has been met.
  5. Dissertation Fieldwork applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only if they are accompanied by a resubmission statement, explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed.
  6. If a Dissertation Fieldwork grant is awarded, the applicant and supervisor must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.
  7. Applicants who already hold a doctorate irrespective of field are not eligible to apply for a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant leading to a second doctorate.

An additional funding round will be held in Fall 2016, with an application deadline of November 1, 2016

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Application deadline:   February 22, 2016   (for summer travel)

The Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Eligibility
In order to apply for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

Selection
Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which shall include a personal representative of Mrs. Laura W. Bush, will conduct an initial review of the applications, conduct phone interviews as needed, and provide recommendations to the entire Commission about which candidates are the most qualified to receive the Fellowship. The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will depend on the quality of applications and the funds available. The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

A application round will be held in the fall for winter/spring travel, with applications due in September 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

Winter 2016 RA Position in the College of Education CQEL

Application deadline:   December 28, 2015

Notification deadline:   December 31, 2015
Start date:   January 1, 2016

The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development is a research center of the College of Education. Largely funded by the Department of Early Learning, CQEL collects data on childcare quality throughout the state of Washington. Currently, CQEL is conducting an evaluation of the Early Achiever’s Quality Standards.

CQEL seeks an RA to work as part of the evaluation team to complete statistical analysis and assist with report writing related to child care quality and early learning.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties include conducting statistical analysis on nested data sets.
  • Imputing missing data where needed.
  • Conducting factor analyses on newly developed measures.
  • Conducting quantitative analyses and assisting in report writing.

General Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with statistical analyses, specifically HLM. Expertise in factor analysis is desirable.
  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.

In general preference will be given to applicants in each category who exhibit the following qualifications, as evidenced in their letter of application, transcripts of past coursework and prior work experiences.

  • Education: Doctoral student
  • Work Experience: The position requires experience working with large quantitative data sets.
  • Other preferred attributes to be assessed during the application/ interview process include: Reliable and a good team player

Specific Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in HLM techniques

Salary:

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Dr. Gail Joseph at gjoseph @ uw.edu. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Stroum Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Letter of Intent and reviewer nomination forms due:   January 4, 2016
Application deadline:   February 16, 2016

The University of Washington (UW) Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship designed to broaden participation in research related to diabetes and its complications at the UW.

The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for the Stroum Graduate Fellowship Award. The call and required Letter of Intent form are available at the DRC website: https://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/currentfundingapplication

Eligibility

Any registered UW full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research in a Ph.D. degree-granting program. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to the basic and health sciences, social sciences and arts/humanities. Eligible applicants must have passed their general exam prior to the funding start date of July 1, 2016. (Students in M.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S. and J.D. programs are not eligible. Masters Degree applicants may be eligible in certain departments and require prior approval).

Support

One award of $20,000 toward graduate student stipend and benefits is available. The tenure of the fellowship is one year. Carryovers and extensions are not permitted. (Students in fee-based graduate programs should check with their program administrator for questions related to tuition waivers). Funding begins July 1, 2016.

For additional information, please contact:

Sakeneh Zraika, PhD
Director of P&F Programs
UW Diabetes Research Center
zraikas @ uw.edu

 

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

Application deadline:   Ongoing

Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Young Explorers Grants Program accepts pre-applications throughout the year. Please submit your pre-application at least eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the Expeditions Council. If your application is approved—a decision which takes about eight weeks—the relevant grant program will send you an email with a link to the full application online. The names of three academic or professional references and a curriculum vitae are to be included with the full application.

Eligibility

The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of funding.

Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.

Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.

Where Should I Apply?

The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded.

The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded.

The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.

Grant Limits

Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum. National Geographic Society funds often serve as complementary support—thus the program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other sources.

Grant Restrictions

National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, tuition, vacations, study abroad programs, volunteer activities, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results.

Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication and other media coverage of their findings.

If you are a resident of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or Ireland please apply to National Geographic Science and Exploration’s grant program in Europe. Find out more and submit an application here.

If you are a resident of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam please apply to National Geographic Science and Exploration’s grant program in Asia. Find out more and submit an application here.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/young-explorers/

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Application deadline:   November 1, 2015

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

Award

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Eligibility details

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctoral degree.
  2. Application must be made jointly with a dissertation supervisor or other scholar who will undertake responsibility for supervising the project.
  3. Qualified doctoral students are eligible without regard to nationality or institutional or departmental affiliation.
  4. Grant funds cannot be released unless the applicant has successfully completed all requirements for the doctoral degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications may be submitted before the completion of such requirements; however, all requirements other than the dissertation/thesis must be completed before the start date for the research given by the applicant on the application form. If the application is successful, the Foundation will request confirmation that this requirement has been met.
  5. Dissertation Fieldwork applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only if they are accompanied by a resubmission statement, explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed.
  6. If a Dissertation Fieldwork grant is awarded, the applicant and supervisor must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.
  7. Applicants who already hold a doctorate irrespective of field are not eligible to apply for a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant leading to a second doctorate.

An additional funding round will be held in Spring 2016, with an application deadline of May 1, 2016

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

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

IBM PhD Fellowship Program

Nomination deadline:   October 28, 2015

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and Cognitive Computing), and Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME).

Program scope

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded a stipend for one academic year. Fellowships vary by country/geographic area, and the students will be informed at the time of the award what the value is for their country/geographic area.

All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at IBM while completing their studies. Interns are paid by their host site and will be subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship program at that site. IBM is an equal opportunity employer.

Eligibility

Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest. Students from Europe and Russia may be nominated in their first year of study in their doctoral program. Outside of Europe and Russia, students must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Students from U.S. embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Award Recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head. While students may accept other supplemental fellowships, to be eligible for the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award they may not accept a major award in addition to the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.research.ibm.com/university/awards/phdfellowship.shtml

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Application deadline:   October 21, 2015

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the tenth annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2017. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

ACLS will award 65 fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2016 for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend ($30,000) plus additional funds for university fees (up to $5,000)  and research support (up to $3,000). In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market.  The seminar takes place over three days in the fall of the fellowship year.

Eligibility

  • The program is open to PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States. The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship program does not accept applications from students receiving a PhD in the following disciplines: business, library and information sciences, public administration, public policy, education, clinical or counseling psychology, law, social work, social welfare, public health, filmmaking, or creative or performing arts. Students completing master’s degrees are not eligible, even if they are the terminal degree in the field.
  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (obtained ABD status) by the application deadline.
  • The program is restricted to graduate students who, at the time of application, have progressed no further than the sixth year of the degree program.  (This includes time for a master’s degree obtained en route to the PhD.) In special circumstances an applicant and his or her advisor may petition to have seventh-year application considered. Such applicants must present a compelling case for eligibility.
  • Graduate students who currently hold or have previously held a dissertation completion fellowship are not eligible for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
  • Unsuccessful applicants may reapply to this program only once.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/