March 19, 2012

AFCEA Intelligence Scholarships

AFCEA Intelligence Scholarships

Co-sponsered by Cobham Analytic Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, Mosaic, Inc., Terremark Worldwide, AFCEA Intelligence and the AFCEA Educational Foundation

With the financial support of Cobham Analytic Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, Mosaic, Inc., and Terremark Worldwide, AFCEA Intelligence and the AFCEA Educational Foundation have established five scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in global security, intelligence studies, and/or foreign languages.

Mosaic, Inc., Cobham, and CSC each will sponsor one $5,000 scholarship for graduate students. Terremark Worldwide, Inc will sponsor two $2,250 undergraduate scholarships.

Eligibility: Applications are requested from qualified sophomore and junior undergraduate students and eligible graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program. Distance-learning or online programs are not eligible.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) or foreign language.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Primary factors considered in the selection process are demonstrated academic excellence, career goals, leadership and financial need.

Deadline November 1

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January 25, 2012

2012-2013 Fellowship Opportunity U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program

2012-2013 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
U.S. EMBASSY POLICY SPECIALIST PROGRAM (EPS)

IREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2012-13 U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS). The U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program provides funding for U.S. scholars and professionals to travel to Eurasia and serve U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions as policy specialists on a research topic proposed by the Embassy/Mission. Researchers are able to directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the policy-making community, as well as increase their understanding of current regional issues and develop and sustain international networks. The fellowship provisions include: logistical support, international airfare, visa support, in-country housing and workspace, a living expenses stipend and emergency evacuation insurance.

For 2012-13, applicants may apply for placements in the following countries and fields. Detailed information on each of the topic areas can be found in the application instructions on the IREX website.

Armenia
USAID Mission, Yerevan: Media; Politics; Think Tanks; Migration

Azerbaijan
U.S. Embassy/USAID Mission, Baku: Youth/Civil Society
U.S. Embassy, Baku: Economics/Banking Sector; Agriculture; Economics/Tax Code

Georgia
U.S. Embassy, Tbilisi: Media; Public Administration; Public-Private Partnerships

Kazakhstan
U.S. Embassy, Astana: Economics; Religion

Kyrgyz Republic
USAID Mission, Bishkek: Public Health/Business; Governance; Migration

Russia
USAID Mission, Moscow: Islam/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation; Gender/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation; Youth/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation
U.S. Embassy, Moscow: International Trade; Economic Growth

Tajikistan
U.S. Embassy, Dushanbe: Education/Religion; Education/Governance; Youth; Agriculture

Turkmenistan
U.S. Embassy, Ashgabat: Islam; Rural Life; Clan Structures

Ukraine
USAID Mission, Kyiv: Health Reform; Anti-Corruption; Energy
U.S. Embassy, Kyiv: Law Enforcement; Property Rights; Public Health

Other Information

Technical Eligibility Requirements:
Scholars and professionals who hold advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and are US citizens are eligible to apply for the this program.

*Application Materials and Information: http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

*Deadline:
5 p.m. EST on March 14, 2012

Contact:
By email at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

We encourage all applicants to read our recommendations for writing successful international research proposals, found here: http://www.irex.org/news/10-tips-writing-successful-international-research-fellowship-proposal

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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January 18, 2012

AIA Site Preservation Award: Call for Nominations

AIA Site Preservation Award: Call for Nominations

Deadline: May 1, 2012. Early submission is encouraged.

The Archaeological Institute of America’s Best Practices in Site Preservation Awards are presented to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work in the field of site preservation and conservation. A $5,000 grant will be awarded to the winners to further their best practices in site preservation.

Please nominate deserving projects through the nomination form on the AIA’s website at http://www.archaeological.org/sitepreservation/award

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AIA Site Preservation Grant: Applications

AIA Site Preservation Grant: Applications

Deadline: February 15, 2012

***Please note, applicants must first submit an inquiry form. If approved, applicants will have until February 15 to complete a full application.

The AIA Site Preservation Grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA's mission to preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage for future generations. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum value of $25,000 to be awarded over the course of one to three years, is to maximize global preservation efforts and awareness through AIA support. The AIA is targeting projects that not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also emphasize outreach, education, and best practices intended to create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole.

For more information and to submit your inquiry please visit our website: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/grants

To learn about past winners, visit: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/projects

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January 11, 2012

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2012

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2012

The Summer Institute takes place June 12 – 25, 2012 at Brandeis University and June 27 – July 5, 2012 in Israel.

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies, a program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel Studies or the enhancement of existing ones. Over 160 faculty members from around the world have participated in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply.

Fellowships include:

- Stipend of up to $2500 for full course; $1500 for Brandeis seminar only
- Seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the United States
- Travel, meals, and accommodations at Brandeis and in Israel
- Full access to vast Israel Studies online resource center and Brandeis University’s online library resources
- Membership in a growing, international community of Israel scholars, with annual workshops and opportunities for networking and professional collaboration

For details, and to apply, please visit us online at http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/SIIS/index.html.

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December 15, 2011

AICE Teachers of Critical Language Program

AICE Teachers of Critical Language Program

BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR SCHOOL!
Explore these fully funded programs that are supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education!

HOST A GUEST TEACHER FROM CHINA OR EGYPT
The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places EFL teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. K-12 host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support.

To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities to support language learning projects. For more information, please visit www.tclprogram.org or email tclp@americancouncils.org.

Program Application Deadline: January 9, 2012

STUDY LANGUAGE IN EGYPT AND CHINA
Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/isli or email isli@americancouncils.org.

Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

CONNECT INTERNATIONALLYThe Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 2-3 week reciprocal exchange programs and one-way professional development programs. Participating countries include Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay for reciprocal exchanges and Greece, India, and Italy for one-way programs. All Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/es or email edseminars@americancouncils.org.

Upcoming Program Application Deadlines: January 6 and March 30, 2012

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November 30, 2011

2012 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium

Grant Opportunity for Graduate/PhD Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty, Scholars, and Professionals

2012 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium:
TRANSNATIONAL CRIME AND CORRUPTION IN EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2012 Regional Policy Symposium, “Transnational Crime and Corruption in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and discuss transnational crime and corruption in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: organized crime, corruption, human trafficking, drug trafficking, illicit trade, terrorism, cyber crime, financial crime and environmental crime, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 18-20, 2012 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the dissemination of research results to the policy community through a networking event.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:
*Applicants must be US citizens
*Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

Grant Provisions:
*Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.
*Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

Application Deadline: December 9, 2011

To receive more information on the 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to symposium@irex.org or visit the program webpage: http://www.irex.org/project/regional-policy-symposium

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

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November 16, 2011

American Institute for Yemeni Studies: Research Fellowships for Citizens of Yemen 2011-2012

American Institute for Yemeni Studies: Research Fellowships for Citizens of Yemen 2011-2012

Fellowships provide: Funds for research--related expenses of original research or field study by Yemeni scholars. Funds are for research conducted in Yemen.

Eligibility: Applicants must show qualifications for undertaking the project described in the proposal. An advanced degree is not a requirement, nor is fluency in English. However, the application cover form must be submitted in English.

Award: The maximum amount that can be awarded to any one project under this fellowship competition is $2000.

For Applications: In Yemen contact Stephen Steinbeiser, J.D. American Institute for Yemeni Studies. P.O. Box 2658, Sana'a, Yemen. Tel.: (967-1)-278-411. aiysyem@y.net.ye. Citizens of Yemen temporarily in the U.S. should address requests and completed applications to the U.S. office in Ardmore (contact information below).

Examples of Past Fellowship Projects:
-1998-1999: Dr. Mushin 'Umar Qanzal, Improving the Qualities of the Wheat Varietals Grown in teh Republic of Yemen
-1999-2000: Abd al-Hakim Tahir al-Hamdani, Women's Inheritance, Between Text and Practice
-2001-2002: Shawqi M.A. Hameed, The Yemeni Plastic Arts Movement
2002-2003: Dr. Abdullah G.N. Al-Mikhlafi, The Special Investment in Economical Improvement Policies in Yemen: Obstacles and Solutions

AIYS fellowships are funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

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November 11, 2011

AIYS Fellowship Program for Research

AIYS Fellowship Program for Research

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies announces a fellowship competition for U.S. citizens who wish to conduct research on Yemen in places other than Yemen. The competition has strict eligibility requirements that must be met. Before inquiring about the fellowship program, please be sure that you meet the requirements in which you are interested. The fellowship program is described in detail on the AIYS website, ; the deadline for applications is December 31, 2011

Competition for U.S. Scholars--2011-2012 Competition

Support for this program comes from a grant from the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or post-graduate researchers. Awards will be made on the basis of merit as determined by a review committee of scholars from AIYS member universities. All funds currently available or pending come from US government sources and may be awarded only to US citizens. These fellowships are fully taxable after legitimate deductions for professional expenses. There is no restriction as to field or discipline, but project funds may only be used to support research costs. Projects are not normally funded above $10,000. Applicants may need to secure additional funding for other expenses or for extended research periods, but in the case of multiple awards AIYS reserves the right to modify or cancel its fellowship offer. A full statement of conditions governing fellowships may be obtained from the AIYS office or the AIYS website. Researchers whose projects will take them to more than one country are advised to consider applying to CAORC's Multi-Country Fellowship Program as well as to AIYS.

General Fellowship Program: Proposals are invited from graduate and post-graduate scholars for research projects about Yemen. Collaborative or group projects are eligible for funding.

Please note State Department-funded fellowships have been suspended in Yemen. Since it is unknown how long this situation might last, AIYS is--for the present competition--accepting only fellowship applications for research on Yemen conducted in places other than Yemen. We regret that we are not accepting applcations for Arabic language study at this time.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit five (5) copies and the original of each of the following (total-6):
-a completed application form (available from AIYS administrative office and at www.aiys.org)
-a curriculum vitae
-an application narrative consisting of a project description and proposed budget. Five pages is the suggested maximum length

Required supporting documentation to be sent directly to AIYS by the application deadline; single copies of the following are acceptable:
-all applicants should provide three (3) letters of recommendation. References must be signed and submitted on letterhead and with a signature
-pre-doctoral applicants must have both undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent; recent PhD recipients are encouraged to provide a graduate transcript

Deadline for Applications

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 2011. The deadline is a postmark deadline, but--to be certain of consideration--applications should be sent in such a manner that their delivery can reasonably be expected within one week of the deadline. This includes letters of reference and transcripts sent directly to AIYS by third parties. For further information see www.aiys.org or contact the AIYS office (AIYS, PO Box 311, Ardmore PA 19003-0311; 610-896-5412, aiys@aiys.org)

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American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellowship Program for Research on Yemen for U.S. Citizens 2011-2012 Competition

American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellowship Program for Research on Yemen for U.S. Citizens 2011-2012 Competition

Opportunities for: Research on Yemen.
Eligibility: Proposals are invited from graduate and postgraduate scholars for research projects about Yemen. Collaborative or group projects are eligible for funding. Please note that State Department-funded fellowships have been suspended in Yemen. Since it is unknown how long this situation will last, AIYS is, for this present competition, accepting only fellowship applications for research on Yemen conducted in places other than yemen. We regret that we are not accepting applications for Arabic language study at this time.
General Fellowship Program: There is no restriction as to field or discipline for the research proposal.
Duration: Research projects require a minimum 1 month of study.
Award: Projects are not normally funded above $10,000

Examples of Past Fellowship Projects:
-1998-1997, Caterina Borelli, Independent Filmmaker, and Pamela Jerome, Columbia University. The Architecture of Mud (a video-documentary)
-2001-2002, Carolyn Han, Hawaii Community College. Two Children's Books: Sufi Stories of Yemen and Queen 'Arwa of Yemen
-2002-2003, Linda Boxberger, Independent Scholar. Linking Histories: Connections between Hadhramawt (Yemen) and Dhufar (Oman)
-2009-2010, Jonathan Friedlander, University of California-Los Angeles, A Lesson from Central California: Yemeni-American Teens and Education, Careers and Identity
-2011, Nancy Um, SUNY-Binghamton University, Gifts for the Imam: Material Culture, Commerical Exchange and Merchant Tribute in Yemen, 1600-1750

Application Deadline: December 31st, 2011

AIYS fellowships are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Contact Information:

American Institute for Yemeni Studies
Administrative Office: PO Box 311
Ardmore, PA 19003-0311
USA

Telephone: 610-896-5412
Fax: 610-896-9049
Email: aiys@aiys.org
Website: www.aiys.org

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November 08, 2011

Columbia University Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palestinian Studies Call for Applications

Columbia University Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palestinian Studies Call for Applications

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University's Middle East Institute is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies. This fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

The international competition is open to all post-doctoral scholars who share the mission of the Center for Palestine Studies to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics through outstanding scholarship. The one-semester fellowship at Columbia carries a stipend of $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar, as appropriate.

This award has been made possible through the generosity of Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan in honor of his friend, the Palestinian scholar and intellectual, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod (1929-2001). Their close friendship began in the aftermath of the nakbah of 1948 and evolved into a shared commitment to justice for Palestinians to be realized in part through support for excellence in higher education and scholarship. In later years, upon the establishment of the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod helped found the Qattan Centre for Educational Research and Development, one of the Foundation's core programs.

Application deadline is February 3, 2012. More details and application information for 2012-2013 are available on the CPS Fellowship page.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 5 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/13

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 5 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/13
(Location: Berlin / Closing Date: 10 January 2012)

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for 5 postdoctoral fellowships for the research project

ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Zukunftsphilologie is a Berlin-based research project that aspires to support research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself. The project takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and the potential of philology to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon.

The project endeavours to promote and emphasize primary textual scholarship beyond the classical humanistic canon by a critical recuperation of philology. In an age of advanced communication, intellectual specialization and unprecedented migration of knowledge and people, the discipline of philology assumes new relevance. The project draws on the recent calls for a return to philology as particularly emphasized by Sheldon Pollock and the late Edward Said.

The title "Zukunftsphilologie" is inspired by the 1872 polemic between the classicist Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff and Friedrich Nietzsche on the method and meaning of classical studies. The project draws on recent calls for a return to philology as particularly emphasized by Sheldon Pollock in his essay "Future Philology?" and the late Edward Said's essay "The Return to Philology".

In order to promote historically-conscious philology, the project will encourage research in the following areas: the genealogy and transformations of philological practice, philology's place in the system of knowledge (e.g. its relation to science, theology, and jurisprudence), philology and the university, and philology and empire.

Zukunftsphilologie aims to examine the role mobility, calamities, expulsions, and natural catastrophes play in the dissemination and globalization of knowledge. How does the mobility of scholars, books, and manuscripts bring about scientific innovation (e.g. in tenth-century Baghdad, during the European Renaissance, or during the Ming dynasty)? What kind of knowledge systems are also displaced by these processes of reorganization? What transformations and translations accompany such mobilizations?

The project Zukunftsphilologie is associated with and located at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin Zukunftsphilologie is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Manan Ahmed and Islam Dayeh (all Freie Universitaet Berlin).

Candidates

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of the major linguistic and philological traditions from Africa, Asia and Europe (for example, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Sanskrit, Syriac, Turkish), whose research explores linguistic practices and disciplinary entanglements in intellectual and literary history, comparative linguistics, philology, religion and the history of science.

The fellowships are intended for scholars who currently reside outside Berlin and who wish to carry out their research projects in the framework of the initiative Zukunftsphilologie in Berlin. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows are given the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice, provided the topic falls within the research agenda of the project. In the overall context of the project Zukunftsphilologie, they will participate in regular working meetings of the project group as well as in lectures, conferences and summer or winter academies, organized by the project and by the Forum Transregionale Studien.

Projects

Individual research projects should fall within the thematic framework of Zukunftsphilologie. Projects should have a comparative perspective, whereby the plurality of textual practices, polyphonic textuality, and the trajectories and genealogies of philological traditions since early modernity are examined. Research projects focusing on intellectual debates, polemics, correspondences, and transregional encounters are especially welcome. In revisiting important philological debates, the goal is not to merely evaluate the argumentative worth of these debates, but to reflect on the wider cultural and political context in which these debates emerged and how they have shaped our knowledge of the past. Moreover, an examination of philological debates will shed light on marginal philological traditions and undocumented intellectual positions as well as the ways in which canonical positions were consolidated and normalized.

Fellowships

Fellowships start October 1, 2012, and will end on July 31, 2013. Shorter fellowship terms can be considered. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.250 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants will be fellows of the project Zukunftsphilologie at the Forum Transregionale Studien and Associate Members of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School or Literary Studies. Through this association they will be integrated into the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the Freie Universitaet Berlin and will have access to an academic milieu of literary and philological studies as well as to libraries and other research facilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send the following documents in English exclusively by e-mail as separate word or PDF files:

- a curriculum vitae
- a project description (no longer than five pages), stating what you will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship
- a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
- a letter of recommendation from one academic faculty. It can be sent as a separate e-mail.

The application should be submitted in English and should be received by 10 January 2012, addressed to:

zukunftsphilologie@trafo-berlin.de

Forum Transregionale Studien
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstra?e 19, D-14193 Berlin / Germany

Institutional Framework

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a new research platform of the Land of Berlin designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of the directors of universities, research institutes and networks mainly based in Berlin. It supports four research projects: Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship, Rechtskulturen: Confrontations Beyond Comparison, Global Prayers: Redemption and Liberation in the City, and Europe in the Middle East -The Middle East in Europe. The Forum Transregionale Studien is funded by the Senate of Berlin.

Information

For more information on the Forum please see
- www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

For more information on Zukunftsphilologie please see
- www.zukunftsphilologie.de
- www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/friedrichschlegel/

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ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP

ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP

There are many fellowships for scholars interested in primary textual scholarship and in varieties of philology in Asia, Africa, the Middle East as well as in Europe beyond the medieval/modern divide. For the year 2012/13, research projects focusing on major intellectual debates, polemics, correspondences, and transregional encounters are especially welcome. Please find the announcement below as well as via the following link:

http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/fileadmin/pdf/ZP-call-1213.pdf

The project Zukunftsphilologie is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Manan Ahmed and Islam Dayeh (all Freie Universitaet Berlin) and is associated with and located at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin. Within the framework of the Forum Transregionale Studien Zukunftsphilologie is funded by the Land of Berlin.

For more information please visit:
www.zukunftsphilologie.de

Forum Transregionale Studien
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Institute for Advanced Study
Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin

Telefax +49 (0)30 89 001-200
office@trafo-berlin.de
http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

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October 28, 2011

Call for Applications 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Year 2012-3

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/13
(Location: Berlin / Closing Date: 10 January 2012)

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for ten postdoctoral fellowships for the research project

EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE (EUME)

EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The project draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular)as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame.

The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:
1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and entanglements between Europe and the Middle East;
2) reexamining genealogical notions of mythical 'beginnings', 'origins', and 'purity' in relation to culture and society; and
3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural, social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national, cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth century.

EUME supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:

CITIES COMPARED: URBAN CHANGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS

This research group is directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi, both of the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. It contributes to the debate on plurality, citizenship and civil society from the historical experience of conviviality and socio-cultural, ethnic, and religious differences in the cities around the Mediterranean;

ISLAMIC DISCOURSE CONTESTED: MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVESis directed by Gudrun Kraemer, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin. It analyzes modern Middle Eastern thought and discourses in the framework of theories of multiple or reflexive modernities;

PERSPECTIVES ON THE QUR'AN: NEGOTIATING DIFFERENT VIEWS OF A SHARED HISTORY is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, and Stefan Wild, Universitaet Bonn. This research group situates the foundational text of Islam within the religious and literary landscape of late antiquity, early Islamic History and Arabic philology, and combines a historicization of its genesis with an analysis of its hermeneutics, its reception and perception in Europe and the Middle East;

TRAVELLING TRADITIONS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON NEAR EASTERN LITERATURES is directed by Friederike Pannewick, Centrum fuer Nah- und Mitteloststudien, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, and Samah Selim, Rutgers University. This research group reassesses literary entanglements and processes of canonization between Europe and the Middle East.

TRADITION AND THE CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY: SECULARISM, FUNDAMENTALISM AND RELIGION FROM MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVES is a special forum, directed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben-Gurion University, that attempts to rethink key concepts of modernity like secularity, tradition, or religion in the context of the experiences, interpretations, and critiques of Jews, Arabs, and Muslims in the Middle East and in Europe.

FELLOWSHIPS

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, museology, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin project. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the overall project 'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe'.

Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of one of the university or non-university research institutes listed below.

As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2012 and will end on 31 July 2013. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.250 euros plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. The working language of EUME is English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of
- a curriculum vitae,
- a project description (no longer than 5 pages), stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship
- a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
- a letter of recommendation by one university instructor (that can be sent as a separate e-mail).

The application should be submitted by e-mail as four separate word documents or PDF files in English and should be received by 10 January 2012, sent in to:

eume@trafo-berlin.de

Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe (EUME)
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin
Fax +49 30 - 89 00 12 00

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe' (EUME) has been initiated in 2006 as a joint research program of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissen-schaftskolleg zu Berlin. It builds upon the previous work of the Working Group Modernity and Islam (1996-2006). Since 2011 EUME is continued as a project at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

In scholarly terms EUME is directed by a Kollegium that currently consists of the following persons: Ulrike Freitag (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Cilja Harders (Otto-Suhr-Institut fuer Politikwissenschaft, Freie Universitaet Berlin), Gudrun Kraemer (Institut fuer Islamwissenschaft, Freie Universitaet Berlin), Nora Lafi (Zentrum
Moderner Orient), Angelika Neuwirth (Seminar fuer Semitistik und Arabistik, Freie Universitaet Berlin), Friederike Pannewick(Centrum fuer Nah- und Mitteloststudien/ Arabistik, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg), Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Samah Selim (Rutgers University), Stefan Weber (Museum fuer Islamische Kunst, Berlin), Stefan Wild (Islamwissenschaft, Universitaet Bonn).

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a new research platform of the Land of Berlin designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of the directors of universities, research institutes and networks mainly based in Berlin. It supports four research projects:

ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship,
RECHTSKULTUREN: Confrontations Beyond Comparison,
GLOBAL PRAYERS: Redemption and Liberation in the City, and
EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE (EUME).

The Forum Transregionale Studien is funded by the Senate of Berlin.

For more information on the Forum please see www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

For further information on 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' and for detailed information on the research fields, please see www.eume-berlin.de

For information on the research institutions in Berlin participating in EUME, please visit:

- Berlin Graduate
School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin
www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

- Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin
www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/polwiss

- Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
www.koran.bbaw.de

- Zentrum Moderner Orient
www.zmo.de

- Friedrich Schlegel
Graduate School of Literary Studies, FU Berlin
www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/friedrichschlegel

- Institute for Islamic Studies, FU Berlin
www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/islamwiss

- Museum for Islamic Art
www.smb.museum/smb/sammlungen/details.php?objID=12

- Seminar for Arabic Studies, FU Berlin
www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/semiarab

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October 27, 2011

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey 2012-2011

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey 2012-2011

The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer ARIT Fellowships for research in Turkey for the academic year 2012-2013. Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered, however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Eligibility Requirements: Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible. Student applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2012, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsered research. Non-U.S. applicants who currently reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed formal training also may apply for ARIT Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For questions of eligibility and procedures, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. APPLICATIONS AND THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2011. Please include letters of reference with your application. Graduate student applications must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Submit materials to the American Research Institute in Turkey, c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email the ARIT executive director
. The application format is accessible via ARIT website at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January, 2012.

Research Permission: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. For short-term research tenures some foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or scholars may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering Turkey. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The research permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not obtained.

*Pending funding. The fellowship program of the American Research Institute in Turkey is supported in part by a grant from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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October 25, 2011

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias, 2012

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias, 2012

The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applicatsion for fellowships for excavation and/or research in art history and acrheology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer 2012. This award is made possible by the generous support of the American Friends of Aphrodisias. Maximum award will be $2,375 for the summer season.

Eligibility Requirements: Scholars or advanced graduate students engaged in excavation at the site of Aphrodisias or research on material from that site are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants may also qualify for other ARIT fellowship programs.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete appication information. The application, a letter of acceptance from the director of the excavations at Aphrodisias in addition to two letters of reference must be received by NOVEMBER 1, 2011. Please include letters of reference with your application. Students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript. Submit materials to the American Research Institute in Turkey, c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324. For further information please call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email the ARIT executive director leinwand@sas.upenn.edu. The application format is accesible via ARIT website at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2012.

Research Permission: Projects should be included within the Aphrodisias excavation permit.

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October 13, 2011

Leverhulme Trust Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences at the University of London

Leverhulme Trust Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences at the University of London

The School is delighted to announce the creation of two new Visiting Fellowships for early career scholars with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust. The scheme is primarily intended to support younger, less experienced researchers, who have not yet spent an extended period in the UK, to enable them to develop skills and experience. They must be citizens of any country other than the UK and must intend to return to that country at the end of their Fellowship. The tenure must be between nine and twelve months. The Trust supports research in all fields.

Application deadline is Tuesday 8 November 2011 12 noon (GMT)

For further information please email peter.niven@sas.ac.uk or visit our website www.sas.ac.uk/leverhulme.html

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October 07, 2011

PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 13th annual competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Fellowship awards from $6,000 to $10,000
Full proposals due January 12, 2012
Awards announced March 12, 2012

Important information about the fellowship competition:

•Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and science. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition.
• Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.
• PARC funding is for one year only.
• Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program. Doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time the research commences. The fellowship will not cover tuition fees. Senior researchers without doctorates but with a record of academic publication are eligible. Applicants with a master’s degree may only apply jointly with a post-doctoral scholar.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.
• Applicants must be PARC members. See the PARC website for membership information.
• Individual and joint research projects are eligible.
• Former PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.
• Applications from women are especially encouraged.

In addition to sending all application materials by email to us.parc@gmail.com, applicants must send four copies of the full application (except for letters of recommendation) to:

PARC, Penelope Mitchell, Executive Director, 6520 East Halbert Road, Bethesda, MD 20817-5414

For more information on PARC, PARC membership, and the application process, go to http://parc-us-pal.org/ or contact us at us.parc@gmail.com.

Palestinians who are not U.S. citizens should direct inquiries to: Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz, Palestine Director, at parcpal@gmail.com.

Palestinian applicants must submit a preproposal to PARC’s Palestine office by October 25, 2011.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau through an agreement with CAORC.

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PARC 2012–13 Fellowship Competition for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

PARC 2012–13 Fellowship Competition for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 13th annual round of competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian Studies for 2012 - 2013.

To be eligible for research fellowships, the following criteria must be met:

• The research project must make a contribution to Palestinian Studies. The research can be in any area of Palestinian Studies, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and science. Purely scientific research, however, is not eligible for this fellowship.
• The research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon or Syria.
• The research must take into account that the fellowship is for one year only.
• Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program.
• Doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time research commences. The fellowship does not cover tuition fees.
• Senior researchers without doctorates but with a record of academic publication are also eligible. Applicants with a master’s degree may only apply for a joint project with a post-doctoral scholar.
• Individual and joint research is eligible i.e. research can be done by a group of researchers.
• Women applicants are especially encouraged.
• PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.

Interested candidates should send a brief pre-proposal via email to PARC Palestine by 25 October 2011. Pre-proposals must be in English.

The pre-proposal must consist of the following:

• A 500-750 word summary outlining the research topic, justification, objectives, research problem, methodology, and time-frame for completion.
• Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
• A research budget indicating the amount requested.

Award amounts will range from $3,000 to $6,500.

Applicants will be notified by 30 November 2011 if their pre-proposal has been approved. Approved applicants will then be requested to fill out a detailed application and submit a full proposal. While research may be conducted in either Arabic or English, final full proposals must be in English. The Palestine Office will offer editorial assistance and advice, whenever possible, in developing full proposals. The deadline for this full proposal is 15 January 2012. Awards will be granted 15 March 2012.

For information on requirements and procedures contact:
Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz, Director
PARC PALESTINE OFFICE
6 Tel al-Zaater St. 3rd Floor Al Amin Building, Ramallah
Tel (02) 2974240
e-mail: parcpal@gmail.com
Website: http://www.parc-us-pal.org

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September 28, 2011

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University seeks 2-4 post-doctoral scholars for research fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year, with option to extend for an additional year. The fellowship is open to scholars who have or will obtain their doctorate between August 2010 and August 2012, and who have not held tenure-track positions.

The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world and encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. The fellowship provides emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and a figurative space for collaborative research and publication. Fellows teach one course per academic year. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided they illustrate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Fellows receive an annual salary of $55,000.00, as well as a research stipend.

Applicants must submit cover letter, CV, research proposal of 1,500 words, writing sample of 4,000 words, proposed course syllabus of 2 pages, and 2 letters of reference.

To apply, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu/form/
For more information on the Committee on Global Thought, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu

Application Deadline: October 31, 2011

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September 13, 2011

Archaeological Institute of America: Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants

Archaeological Institute of America: Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants

The AIA offers various funding opportunities for travel and study, and publication assistance. Complete information, guidelines and application forms can be found on the AIA's website, at www.archaeological.org/grants and by contacting the Fellowship Coordinator at lsparks@aia.bu.edu, (617) 358-4184.

SPECIFICS:

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $25,000
PURPOSE: For travel and study in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia. Open to all students, but preference is given to those doing research toward a PhD or who are recent recipients (within 5 years of the application deadline) of a PhD. Not intended to support excavations.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a US citizen.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1 (applications must be sent to the American Academy in Rome, see AIA website for details)
AMOUNT: $10,000
PURPOSE: A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This fellowship, with other funds from the AAR, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.
REQUIREMENTS: The AAR receives all applications. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US.

Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $5000
PURPOSE: Individual project of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants much be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American college or university. Previous Pomerance Fellows are not eligible.

Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship
DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2012; announced April 15
AMOUNT: $11000
PURPOSE: Support of studies at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, for no more than a year. Geographic area and cultural period not otherwise specified. Fellowship is awarded bi-annually.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada, must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have recently received a PhD (within 5 years of the date of the application) and must apply concurrently to the ASCSA for Associate Membership or Student Association Membership. See AIA website for other requirements.

Archaeology of Portugal Fund
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: Typical award is $4000 but may vary
PURPOSE: To support archaeological study in Portugal
REQUIREMENTS: Portuguese, Americn and other international scholars are invited to apply.

AIA/DAI Study in Berlin Fellowship
DEADLINE: February 28 (applications must be sent to the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, see AIA website for details)
PURPOSE: Support of an AIA Research Fellow at the DAI's library facilities in Berlin, Germany
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be archaeologists based in North America and members of the AIA. See the AIA website for further details and guidelines.

AIA/DAI Study in the US Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1, 2011 (for fellowship tenure in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013)
PURPOSE: Support of a DAI Research Fellow at either the Cotsen Institute (UCLA) or Jouknowsky Institute (Brown University)
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archaeologishes Institut. See the AIA website for further details and guidelines.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 4, 2012; announced April 20
AMOUNT: $1000
PURPOSE: To support participation in an archaeological excavation or survey project.
REQUIREMENTS: Open to junior & senior undergraduates and 1st year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a US or Canadian college or university. Applicants CANNOT have previously participated in an archaeological excavation.

Publication Prepartion Grant
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $5000 (over 2 years)
PURPOSE: To support scholars in completing and publishing field research in a peer-reviewed outlet. The grant is intended to assist in the final analysis and writing of the results of field research so that, by the end of the second year, a completed manuscript may be submitted for publication.
REQUIREMENTS: Application is open to graduate students and postdoctoral professionals. See AIA website for other requirements.

Publication Subvention Grant
DEADLINE: March 1 and November 1
AMOUNT: Typical award is $5000 but may vary
PURPOSE: To support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman and Etruscan archaeology & art history). Particularly welcome are first-time authors and/or final reports of excavated or surveyed sites as yet unpublished.
REQUIREMENTS: Nominations should be submitted by eligible non-profit publishers such as university or museum presses. See the AIA website for more requirements.

Please check the AIA's website: www.archaeological.org/grants or contact the fellowship coordinator (lsparks@aia.bu.edu, 617-358-4184) for updates on deadlines, awards, application guidelines & requirements and for information on other funding opportunities.

Contact Information:
Archaeological Insitute of America
656 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-358-4184
Fax: 617-353-6550

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August 03, 2011

AIA Site Preservation Grant

AIA Site Preservation Grant

In its efforts to help protect our archaeological heritage, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to offer grants that can help make site preservation practices possible for projects around the globe. One such grant is the AIA’s Site Preservation Grant.

The Site Preservation Grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA's mission to preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage for future generations. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum value of $25,000 to be awarded over the course of one to three years, is to maximize global preservation efforts and awareness through AIA support. The AIA is targeting projects that not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also emphasize outreach, education, and/or best practices intended to create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole.

Deadline: October 15, 2011

Please note, applicants must first submit an inquiry form. If approved, applicants will have until October 15 to complete a full application.

For more information please contact me or visit our website: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/grants

To learn about past winners, visit: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/projects

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August 01, 2011

Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships

Applications for the academic year 2012-2013 are invited for Visiting Fellowships.

These are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world (particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology).

Applications would normally be scholars or writers at the postdoctoral or equivalent level, but senior researchers are also eligible. An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

Each Fellowship carries a stipend of £4000 and membership of the Common Room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. Fellowships are tenable from 1 October 2012 for nine months, though shorter periods will be considered. Click here for the webpage.

Visiting Research Fellowships

Applications for the academic year 2012-2013 are invited for the Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships. Applicants should be citizens of countries in Asia or Africa. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered. These Fellowships each carry a stipend of £3000 and membership of the Common Room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries.

The Fellowships will be tenable from 1 October 2012 for a minimum period of three months. These Fellowships are intended to encourage interaction among academics from various traditions of learning. The Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Research Fellows will be expected to devote their time to research and writing and to participate in the Centre’s academic activities. Click here for the webpage.

Application Procedure

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of proposed research. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Centre.

Application forms may be obtained from the OCIS website (click here) or from:
The Academic Office,
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,
George Street, Oxford,
OX1 2AR, UK.
Tel: 00 44 1865 278730; Fax: 00 44 1865 248942;
email: fellowships@oxcis.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 9th December 2011.

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July 14, 2011

Site Preservation Award: Call for Nominations

Site Preservation Award: Call for Nominations

The Archaeological Institute of America’s Best Practices in Site Preservation Awards are presented to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work.

Nomination: Please nominate deserving projects through the nomination form on the AIA’s website http://www.archaeological.org/sitepreservation/award.

Submission: Nominations for this award should be submitted to the AIA's Site Preservation Program Administrator, Kelly Lindberg, at klindberg@aia.bu.edu, or by mail to:

Site Preservation Award Program
C/O Kelly Lindberg
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Electronic submission is preferred.

Deadline: No nominations will be accepted after September 30, 2011. Early submission is encouraged.

Identification of Best Practices: Winners will be selected by a committee of professional archaeologists, conservators, and heritage specialists before the AIA’s Annual Meeting in January 2012.

The Award: A $5000 grant will be awarded to the winners to further their best practices in site preservation. Winners will also benefit from publicity for their projects through the AIA.

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February 16, 2011

Global Supplementary Grant Program

****Call for Applications****
Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP 2011 -2012)

The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP)for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to $10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle/ Near East, and South Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

Eligibility

The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study include:

- Business Administration/Management Training
- Computer Science
- Finance/Banking/Marketing
- Engineering
- Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
- Mathematics
- Medical Sciences

GSGP grants are for students pursuing doctorate degrees only. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible. Students must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home country.

Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.

Applying

Further details regarding the program, and guidelines for applying, and the paper application may be found on the OSF Website at: www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/global_supplementary/guidelines.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas. Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-NA or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

Deadlines

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2011.

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 31, 2011.

Late applications will be automatically disqualified. Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail must be postmarked by April 1st and may be sent to the New York address below. Applications for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by May 31st and sent to the London address below. Alternately, applications may be submitted online or sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.

Global Supplementary Grant Program –North America
Open Society Foundations
Scholarship Programs
1700 Broadway, 17th FL
New York, NY 10019
U.S.A.

Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
Scholarship Programs
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom

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February 02, 2011

Fellowship: 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies

Fellowship: 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies. This fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

The international competition is open to all post-doctoral scholars who share the mission of the Center for Palestine Studies to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics through outstanding scholarship. The one-semester fellowship at Columbia carries a stipend of $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar, as appropriate.

Application deadline is February 15, 2011.

More information and application material is available on the Center for Palestine Studies website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/about/fellowships.html

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December 10, 2010

Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity for Graduate/PhD Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty, Scholars, and Professionals

2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium: GENDER IN THE 21st CENTURY EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, “Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and discuss gender and women’s issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: education, migration, trafficking, women in politics, domestic violence, and economic opportunities, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 5-8, 2011 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:

·Applicants must be US citizens

·Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

Grant Provisions:

·Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.

·Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

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December 06, 2010

PARC 2011-12 Fellowship Competition

PARC 2011-12 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Full proposals due: January 15, 2011
Fellowship awards from $6,000 – $10,000
Award notification: March 18, 2011

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 12th annual competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

·Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and science. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition.
·Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.
·PARC funding is for one year only.
·Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program. Doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time the research commences. The fellowship will not cover tuition fees. Senior researchers without doctorates but with a record of academic publication are eligible. Applicants with a master’s may only apply jointly with a post-doctoral scholar.
·Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.
·Applicants must be PARC members. See the PARC Website for membership information.
·Individual and joint research projects are eligible.
·Former PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.
·Applications from women are especially encouraged.

In addition to sending all application materials by email to us.parc@gmail.com, applicants must send 4 copies of the full application (except for letters of recommendation) to:

PARC, Penelope Mitchell, Executive Director
6520 East Halbert Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-5414

For more information go to http://parc-us-pal.org/ or contact us at us.parc@gmail.com.
Palestinians who are not U.S. citizens should direct inquiries to Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz, Palestine Director, at parcpal@palnet.com.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau through an agreement with CAORC.

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November 29, 2010

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS (STG) PROGRAM

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program. STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.

The STG application is now available online at:
http://www.irex.org/application/short-term-travel-grants-stg-application

Deadline: 5 pm EST on February 2, 2011.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program.

In addition to the pre-departure logistic support provided by IREX staff, the Short-Term Travel Grant also provides:

• International coach class roundtrip transportation
• A monthly allowance for housing and living expenses
• Travel visas
• Emergency evacuation insurance
• Field office support

Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at stg@irex.org or by telephone at 202-247-9470.

Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

STG is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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November 15, 2010

10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/12

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS--10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/12

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships for the research program

EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE

This research program seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The project draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. 'Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe' supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame. The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:

1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and entanglements between Europe and the Middle East; 2) reexamining genealogical notions of mythical 'beginnings', 'origins', and 'purity' in relation to culture and society; and 3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural, social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national, cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth century.

Application is due January 10, 2011.

The program 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:

Cities Compared: Changing Modes of Urban Life in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions'

This research group is directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi, both of the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin. It contributes to the debate on plurality, citizenship and civil society from the historical experience of conviviality and socio-cultural, and religious differences in the cities around the Mediterranean;

Islamic Discourse Contested: Middle Eastern and European Perspectives

This research group is directed by Gudrun Krämer, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. It analyzes modern Middle Eastern thought and discourses in the framework of theories of multiple or reflexive modernities;

Perspectives on the Qur'an: Negotiating Different Views of a Shared History

This research group is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, and Stefan Wild, Universität Bonn. It situates the foundational text of Islam within the religious and literary landscape of late antiquity, early Islamic History and Arabic philology, and combines a historicization of its genesis with an analysis of its hermeneutics, its reception and perception in Europe and the Middle East;

Travelling Traditions: Comparative Perspectives on Near Eastern Literatures

This research group is directed by Friederike Pannewick, Centrum für Nah- und Mitteloststudien, Philipps-Universität Marburg, and Samah Selim, Rutgers University. It reassesses literary entanglements and processes of canonization between Europe and the Middle East.

Tradition and the Critique of Modernity: Secularism, Fundamentalism and Religion from Middle Eastern Perspectives

This is a special forum, directed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben Gurion University, that attempts to rethink key concepts of modernity like secularity, tradition, or religion in the context of the experiences, interpretations, and critiques of Jews, Arabs, and Muslims in the Middle East and in Europe.


PREREQUISITES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The fellowships are intended above all for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the program 'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe'. In Berlin, they will be integrated into a university or non-university research institute. The working language of the research program is English.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.250 € (supplement for accompanying spouses:250 €), and are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. As a rule, the fellowships begin on 1 October 2011 and end on 31 July 2012. The applicant's doctorate should have been completed no earlier than 2003. An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of:
1.) a curriculum vitae
2.) a 2 to 4 page project sketch
3.) a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
4.) a letter of recommendation by one university instructor

The application should be submitted by e-mail as four separate word documents or PDF Files in English and should be received by 10 January 2011, sent in to:

E-mail: www.eume-berlin.de
Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin
Fax +49 30 - 89 00 12 00

For further information on the program 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' and for detailed information on the research fields, please see: www.eume-berlin.de

For information on the research institutions in Berlin participating in the program, please visit:

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences: www.bbaw.de/

Center for Literary Research: www.zfl.gwz-berlin.de/

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics: http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/

Centre for Modern Oriental Studies: www.zmo.de/

Institute for Islamic Studies: userpage.fu-berlin.de/~islamwi/

Museum for Islamic Art: www.smb.museum/smb/sammlungen/details.php?objectId=12

Seminar for Arabic Studies: web.fu-berlin.de/semiarab/

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin: www.wiko-berlin.de/

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October 11, 2010

Fellowship for Archaeoloical Research at Aphrodisias

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias, 2011

The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer 2011. This award is made possible by the generous support of the American Friends of Aphrodisias. Maximum award will be $2,375 for the summer session.

Eligibility Requirements: Scholars or advanced graduate students engaged in excavation at the site of Aphrodisias or research on material from that site are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants may also qualify for other ARIT fellowships programs.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. The application, a letter of acceptance, from the director of the excavations at Aphrodisias in addition to two letters of reference must be received by November 1, 2010. Please request the application format and cover page. Please include letters of reference with your application. Students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript.

Contact Information:
American Research Institute in Turkey
c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-6324

Phone: (215) 898-3473
Fax: (215) 898-0657
Email: leinwandt@sas.upenn.edu
Website: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2011.

Research Permission: Projects should be included within the Aphrodisias excavation permit.

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Fellowships for Research in Turkey

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey 2011-2012

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is inviting applications for two to four advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include hamanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaelogy, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for twelve continuous months during 2011-2012. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

Application Deadline: Applications and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2010. Please use the ARIT application format accessible on the ARIT website [http//ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.htm] and submit all materials to the address below. The ARIT Committee on Fellowships expects to notify applicants of its decision by late January 2011.

Contact Information:
The American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-6324

Phone: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657
Email: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

Eligibility:
Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Institutes:
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrated on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. The ARIT Ankara center focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

Research Permission:
ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. For short term research tenures some foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or scholars may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research vise prior to entering Turkey. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their application through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of and excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not gained.

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September 29, 2010

2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium

2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium: GENDER IN THE 21st CENTURY EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, “Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and discuss gender and women’s issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: education, migration, trafficking, women in politics, domestic violence, and economic opportunities, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 5-8, 2011 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:

·Applicants must be US citizens

·Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

Grant Provisions:

·Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.

·Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

Symposium Program Evaluation Survey: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/SymposiumProgEval.pdf

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September 22, 2010

Fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Iraq

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) announces fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Irag
Milford Sound in New Zealand

TAARII is a consortium of American universities, museums, and other scholarly institutions dedicated to the furtherance of research in and on Iraq and to fostering mutual understanding and respect between American and Iraqi peoples. With support of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), TAARII intends to establish a research center and hostel in Baghdad. However, under current circumstances, it operates mainly outside Iraq. For now, the programs in Iraq itself are limited to a fellowship competition for Iraqi scholars. A major part of our operations will always be a fellowship program for American scholars to conduct research focused on subjects in any legitimate academic field from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Iraq, giving priority to collaborative projects undertaken jointly by U.S. and Iraqi scholars.

At this time, the Institute invites proposals from U.S. scholars for feasible research on Iraq-related topics outside the country. Such topics could include remote sensing studies of ancient Iraqi landscapes, environmental studies, research in Ottoman records related to Iraq, historical research, social science projects that involve interviews with Iraqis living abroad, joint projects involving a U.S. scholar and an Iraqi living in the country, and public health studies.

Applications must be received electronically by December 15, 2010. Proposals are invited from individual American post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers for awards of up to $10,000 to conduct research related to Iraq in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals from researchers working on Iraq-related topics in the biological and physical sciences may also be considered.

A complete application consists of the following:

* A completed application form (available from the TAARII office http://www.taarii.org/fellowships/us-scholars)
* A curriculum vitae
* A project narrative of no more than 10 double-spaced pages
* A project budget
* Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly to Stephanie Platz at director@taarii.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
* Evidence of any official permissions required to carry out the project, if applicable.

Awards will be announced in February, for projects that should not begin before March 15.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are post-graduate researchers or full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs. Awards will be made on the basis of merit as determined by a review panel consisting of scholars from member universities.

Support for this program comes from a grant from the State Department's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs (State/ECA) through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

For further information on how to apply, contact:
http://www.taarii.org/fellowships/us-scholars

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 920
Chicago , IL 60615
Tel: (773) 844-9658
By email: info@taarii.org

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Attn. Faculty: Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies:

The summer institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) prepares faculty to design courses in Israel studies. SIIS has hosted 142 faculty members from institutions across the world. The three week program consists of two weeks at Brandeis and one week in Israel. Fellows come from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. The results reach thousands of college and university students both nationally and internationally. We provide for fellows' travel, accommodations and a stipend of up to $2,500 for the whole course, or $1,500 for the Brandeis seminar alone.

Program Details 2011

Applications are due by January 21. Notifications will be made by mid-March.

Brandeis University, June 21 – July 4, 2011
Israel Study Tour, July 6- July 14, 2011

At Brandeis
During the first two weeks, SIIS fellows spend two weeks in residence at Brandeis and participate in seminars taught by distinguished Israel Studies scholars. These seminars focus on Israel’s society, history, politics, economics, culture, foreign affairs, and diplomacy. Fellows will be required to present syllabi for the courses they plan to teach on their home campuses.

In Israel
In Israel, fellows meet with scholars, government officials, writers, artists, public intellectuals, and Jewish and Arab community leaders. Fellows also visit select historical and cultural sites. Participation in this portion of the Summer Institute is highly recommended but optional.

Please visit www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/siis for more info
(such as:"Summer Institute for Israel Studies," "About SIIS," "FAQs," "Applications," "Faculty," "Fellow Testimonials," and "Related Seminars.").

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September 20, 2010

Schusterman Graduate Fellowships in Israel Studies

Milford Sound in New Zealand

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University sponsors full and partial fellowships - up to $24,000 per year, as well as tuition and health care, renewable for up to five years - for doctoral candidates focusing on Israel Studies. Eligible disciplines include Anthropology, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Hebrew literature. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates accepted into the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Fellows must be accepted by the academic department to which they apply, and indicate their interest in Israel Studies on their application for admission.

To learn more, visit http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/gradStudent.html.

To apply:

1. Complete the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application at www.brandeis.edu/gsas/apply

2. Fill out the brief Schusterman Graduate Fellowship application at https://sys2.unet.brandeis.edu/bwebforms/view/grad_appl/

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April 28, 2010

The American University in Cairo - SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED FOR STUDY IN EGYPT

SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED FOR STUDY IN EGYPT

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The American University in Cairo (AUC) has announced two scholarships available to U.S. students wishing to study abroad at AUC with concentrations in studies to advance understanding between the U.S. and the Arab world, or Egyptology.

The American University in Cairo (AUC) was founded 90 years ago and is major contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab Region. An independent, nonprofit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal opportunity institution, AUC is fully accredited in Egypt and the United States. It is a vital bridge between East and West, linking Egypt and the region to the world through scholarly research, partnerships with academic and research institutions, and study abroad programs.

The Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship was named in tribute to Eilts, a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and an AUC trustee. Through diplomacy and education, Eilts worked tirelessly to bridge political divides and increase cultural understanding between the United States and the Arab world. Scholarship awards may be applied to tuition, fees and on-campus housing. The scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States, who are already accepted to AUC’s study abroad program. Additionally, they must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and will be required to register for at least one political science, Middle East studies or history course during each semester of attendance at AUC. To apply, students are asked to write a 1500 word essay on the following topic: “How will my experience at The American University in Cairo impact my future career plans and broaden my appreciation of Arab culture?”

The Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology is a $2500.00 award for one semester to be used toward tuition or living expenses. The scholarship is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and familiarity with ancient Egypt. Students must enroll in at least three Egyptology courses. To apply, please send a 1500 word essay on the topic, “Why I want to study Egyptology at AUC” and include a reference to three Egyptology courses for which you wish to register.

Essays for both scholarships must be received in AUC’s New York office by May 15, 2010. Applicants can e-mail essays to Wesley Clark at wclark@aucnyo.edu or mail them to The American University in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, New York, 10018-2729.

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March 12, 2010

2010 Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe and Eurasia

Deadline March 15, 2010

CREES Research, Internship, and Fellowship (CRIF) Program Grants:
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) seeks applications from students in REES and REES-focused undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the University of Michigan for grants ranging from $500 to $1500 towards summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Students planning to do research or internships in Poland may be awarded up to $3000.

CES-EUC Summer Research and Internship Grants:
The Center for European Studies – European Union Center (CES-EUC) seeks applications from University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students for grants ranging from $500 to $1500 towards summer research or internships. The grants are intended to promote the study of Europe and European integration.

U-M undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels and may receive funding for this program by applying for CES-EUC Summer Research and Internship Grants. For more information see http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/ and http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/resources/student.

See Application Procedure Below:

The following materials are required:

· CREES/CES-EUC summer funding application*

· Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals

· Two letters of recommendation

· Budget worksheet*

· Curriculum Vitae

· Official University of Michigan transcript

*Application and budget forms are at http://www.ii.umich.edu/crees/academics/studentfund or http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/resources/student.

Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region. A written project report will be required at the conclusion of the grant.

Summer funding applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 15, 2010 to:

CREES/CES-EUC Fellowship Applications, 1080 S. University, Suite 3668, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

or by email to jclaus@umich.edu.

Questions should be directed to Julie Claus at jclaus@umich.edu or 734.764.0351.

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ARIT LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2011

Critical Language Scholarship Institutes in Turkish Language:
The program provides support for intensive study of Turkish language at all levels, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. Courses are held in several locations in Turkey. The competition is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. For more information, please see the program website at http://www.clscholarship.org/index.html. The application deadline is around November 1 - exact date to be announced.

ARIT - Princeton Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish
Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul:

The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 1.

Full Press Release: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=956b775129&view=att&th=12752b2403e3afab&attid=0.1&disp=vah&realattid=0.1&zw

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ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2011-2012

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2011-2012:
ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2011-2012:
ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from one to three months up to terms of a year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship, 2010-2011:
The Erim fellowship will support excavation or field study of excavated material remains at Aphrodisias during the summer 2011, $2375.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2010. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2011.

Full Press Release: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=956b775129&view=att&th=12752b2403e3afab&attid=0.1&disp=vah&realattid=0.1&zw

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November 04, 2009

CASA III - Refresher Course for Professors

2010-2011 Refresher Course for Professors in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), offers fellowships for professors of the humanities and social sciences whose specialties focus on any aspect of the Arab World/Middle East. The CASA III fellowships are intended for professors who are interested in further advancing their proficiency in Arabic and for those who wish to undertake research in Arabic materials under the supervision of a specialist.

Applicants must have a level of competence in Arabic of Advanced or above according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidlines (equivalent to at least three years of study at the college level.) An oral proficiency phone interview in Arabic will be conducted with each applicant to determine her/his level of proficiency. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply to participate in this program on a Pay-Your-Own Way basis.

The CASA III fellowship award covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and a maintenance allowance of the Egyptian equivalent of approximately $1250 per month, plus an educational supplies allowance.

For a detailed description of the CASA III program, or to download application forms, please visit the CASA web site at: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa/

Application deadline for 2010-2011 programs is January 8, 2010

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October 21, 2009

2010 Sakip Sabanci International Research Award

2010 “Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award”

This award has been endowed in perpetuity by the late Sakıp Sabancı, Honorary Chairman of Sabancı University’s Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year's competition called for works in the field of "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey. The selection committee will give priority to those submissions which have the potential for publication in a leading scholarly journal. Attached, please find the 2010 competition poster.

The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury. For detailed information, you may visit our website: www.sabanciuniv.edu

Conditions for the competition are:
* All entries must be new and original works, not published previously in any form.
* Essays must be approximately 13.000 words, including title, citations, and endnotes. (References should be shown in the form of endnotes.)
* An abstract of 500 words and a short c.v. of the applicant is required.
* Entries must be submitted in English by means of e-mail, in the form of an attached Word or PDF document to the following address: sabanciaward@sabanciuniv.edu
* Each submission must include a cover page that includes the following information: The applicant’s name, home institution and department, mailing and e-mail address and phone number.
* The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, 2010.

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September 28, 2009

American Research Institute in Turkey - Advanced Fellowships

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 2010-2011

THE FELLOWSHIPS:
The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for two or three advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for four to twelve continuous months during 2010-2011. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

ELIGIBILITY:
Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

INSTITUTES:
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrating on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. ARIT - Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. APPLICATIONS AND THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2009. Please refer to application format and cover page appended here. Submit materials to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, e-mail ARIT executive director [leinwand@sas.upenn.edu]. The application format is also accessible via ARIT website at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT]. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by January 25, 2010.

RESEARCH PERMISSION:
Turkish law requires foreign scholars to obtain formal permission to carry out research at institutions in Turkey. ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the research permission and visa. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. Most foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for a research visa from within Turkey, or they may choose to procure a research visa from the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/Research Permit.htm]. ARIT reserves the right to withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not obtained.

The ARIT-NEH Fellowships are made possible by funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.fed.us/.

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September 01, 2009

The Annual Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award

Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey

The 2010 “Sakip Sabanci International Research Award” has been endowed in honor of the late Sakip Sabanci, Honorary Chairman of Sabanci University's Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year's competition called for works in the field of "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the Emerging European Union and Turkish Accession". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey.

The Sakip Sabanci International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakip Sabanci International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury. For detailed information, you may visit our website: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr/eng/?arastirma/sakip_sabanci_uluslararasi_arastirma_odulu/sakipsabanciodulu.html

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, 2010.

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April 10, 2009

IREX - Travel Grant for teachers

IREX, an international non-profit organization in Washington, DC is offerring a very exciting international travel grant opportunity for US secondary level teachers through the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

We are recruiting for the U.S. teachers reciprocal visit component of the program. The applicants we are seeking are U.S. secondary-level teachers of English or the social sciences to participate in a two-week professional exchange program in one of the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Eligible applicants must be:
· Secondary-level (middle or high school), full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Foreign Language, English Language or Literature, and the Social Sciences (including social studies, civics, and history);
· U.S. citizenship; and
· Ability to travel in April, 2010.

The program is fully funded and provides: visa support; round-trip domestic airfare, lodging and meals to attend the TEA U.S. Conference; round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the assigned country; emergency medical insurance; as well as lodging and a daily stipend in host country.

The TEA U.S. teacher application is available for download at our website: www.irex.org.

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February 09, 2009

ESRC-SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowships

ESRC-SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowships 2009

http://fellowships.ssrc.org/esrc/

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) are pleased to announce fellowships for scholars from the Americas (North, Central, South and the Caribbean) to visit and engage in collaborative activities with members of ESRC-supported projects in Britain, or for British scholars at ESRC-supported projects to visit collaborators in the Americas, between 1 June 2009 and 31 August 2010.

Applicants and their collaborators should have received a PhD in one of the social sciences (including history) by the time the proposed visiting fellowship would start. They should have been based in the country from which they are applying for at least two years before the application deadline of 20 March 2009.

Qualified applicants must be endorsed by the holder of a major ESRC award (i.e., Director of the ESRC-supported centre, programme, group or network; a holder of a Large Grant; or a Professorial Fellow) with whom they are interested in collaborating.

Approximately 18 research fellowships of up to £5000 (currently c $7400) will be awarded. Funds may be used to cover transportation, accommodation, and living expenses.

How to make an application
The deadline to submit an application is 12 noon GMT and 5pm EST on 20 March 2009. Applicants should email applications and CVs (maximum of 2 pages) to visiting-scholars@ssrc.org, with the applicant's full name in the subject heading. Nominators should email letters of endorsement directly to visiting-scholars@ssrc.org, with the full name of the nominee in the subject heading.

It is expected that decisions on applications will be announced by the end of April 2009. Supported activities can begin on or after 1 June 2009 and continue until 31 August 2010.

For further information, including eligibility criteria, competition guidelines, award requirements, a list of eligible countries, a list of eligible ESRC awards, and further application instructions, please visit the fellowship website, http://fellowships.ssrc.org/esrc/.

Contact:
Please direct any questions about the ESRC/SSRC fellowship to visiting-scholars@ssrc.org.

For information on previous Fellowship awards see ‘Mobility and Networking’ on the ESRC International Pages at www.esrc.ac.uk.

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