Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018 (for summer employment)

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship prepares current students or recent graduates for a lifetime of social justice advocacy. Working closely with the AIDS United Policy Department, Zamora Fellows gain a professional understanding of HIV, advocacy, and public policy and practical advocacy experience in a supported environment.

Candidates should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills. Our Fellows must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Some familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred.

Our Fellows have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some have no previous HIV/AIDS experience, while others have worked or volunteered in the field. We look for people who are passionate about HIV/AIDS, enthusiastic, and dedicated to our mission of ending the AIDS epidemic in the US.

To be considered for the Zamora Fellowship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa prior to application
  • A graduate, undergraduate, or recent graduate
  • Available a minimum of 30 hours per week for 12-18 weeks

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

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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.

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.

UW EU Center Graduate Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2018

The European Union Center at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to two UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $1,900 each to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2018.

Applications are welcome from UW graduate students at all levels of research, as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the European Union. The center seeks to fund graduate research that will lead to theses or dissertations that are focused on – or include a significant discussion of – the institutions and policies of the European Union and/or impact of these policies and European integration on European nations and societies.

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 Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers a variety of fellowships supporting dissertation research relating to its collections:

  • The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in Early American Economy and Society dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The fellowships promote research in residence in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020

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

Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award the graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, discipline of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

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

 

 

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time.

The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.  The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

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

American Psychological Foundation Rosen Fund Grants for Gifted Children Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

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