January 30, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
Call for Applications - Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices
We are pleased to invite for applications for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships in the framework of the new research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices for the academic year 2013/2014.
We kindly ask you to spread the information about the fellowships among Art Historians and scholars interested in exploring the visual cultures and aesthetic practices in different regions of the world in a comparative perspective.
Please find the announcement via the following link:
Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices aims to open art historical studies to a global horizon, beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline. It is an initiative of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (KHI), Max-Planck-Institute, and a new research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien.
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January 14, 2013
Fellowship Opportunity with USAID
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2013. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s IDEA Project (Informing Decisionmakers to Act), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible.
Support the Senior Policy Advisor and members of office management.
Respond to external and internal requests for information on U.S. family planning requirements and agency family planning activities.
Support efforts to improve compliance monitoring of family planning requirements within the USAID program.
Complete administrative duties as assigned.
Other duties and activities will be determined by the interests of the selected Fellow and the needs of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
B.A., B.S., or other undergraduate degree by June 2013.
Education and/or work experience related to international population/reproductive health policy or public health.
Strong writing, analytical, and communication skills; ability to effectively manage time and work with diverse personalities.
Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
Dedication to advancing family planning and reproductive health issues and programs in developing countries.
Demonstrated ability to rapidly assume additional responsibilities and complete tasks with limited oversight.
In addition, experience living outside of the United States and foreign-language facility (especially French) is highly desirable. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold an appropriate work visa and will need to get a security clearance.
The PRB International Programs Fellowship pays a stipend of $35,000-$40,000 per year plus benefits. The position is subject to the availability of funds. The Fellowship may involve foreign travel.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume directly to the address below. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s professional goals, her or his interest in the field of population and international development, and why she or he is suited for the Fellowship. In addition, the candidate must arrange for two letters of recommendation from employers or professors to be sent by email to the same address.
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be emailed to PRB no later than Feb. 25, 2013.
Selection of the PRB International Programs Fellow will occur by late spring 2013. All candidates will be notified of the selection decision by email.
Applications should be emailed to: IPFellows@prb.org
December 17, 2012
Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
Fellowship Announcement: Applications due January 25, 2013
The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world.
Since IIE-SRF's founding in 2002, the program has provided academic fellowships to nearly 500 scholars from 48 countries, placing them at over 250 host partner institutions in 40 countries.
Who can apply:
Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.
Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field and who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning.
We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups.
Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.
Information on eligibility and criteria can be found here.
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php (outreach messages are available in Arabic, French, Persian and Spanish)
To nominate a threatened scholar:
IIE-SRF accepts referrals and applications from third-party nominators who know of a threatened scholar's need for assistance. Please contact SRF@iie.org for details.
To host a IIE-SRF scholar:
Please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php
Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.
How the Scholar Rescue Fund works:
IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage and professional development assistance.
Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for IIE-SRF fellows. In most cases, hosts are asked to match the IIE-SRF fellowship award by providing salary/stipend support and other in-kind assistance that would make the scholar's appointment similar to any visiting position.
For a late February decision, please submit application materials by January 25, 2013.
Please note that applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis.
Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.
About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education, a private not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE designs and implements over 250 programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. These programs include the Fulbright Student and Scholar programs, the Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Humphrey Fellowships, administered for the U.S. Department of State, as well as corporate and foundation training and scholarship programs. IIE also conducts policy research, provides advice and counseling on international educational opportunities abroad, and provides emergency support to students and scholars in danger. The Institute of International Education has a network of 17 international offices around the world and more than 1,000 college and university members. More than 60 Fulbright alumni, IIE alumni, IIE trustees and advisers have received Nobel Prizes.
About IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund
The IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers and public intellectuals to find temporary refuge at universities, colleges and research centers anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work in safety and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues and the community. In its first 10 years, IIE-SRF has provided fellowships to nearly 500 remarkable scholars from 48 countries, including leading an effort of historic proportion to save the intellectual capital of Iraq. The Iraq Scholar Rescue Project has saved the lives and work of more than 250 of Iraq's most senior and threatened academics in a wide range of academic disciplines through temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in the Middle East and North African regions.
November 26, 2012
The Woolf Institute (Cambridge), which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.
The Fellowship, tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2014:
Lent term: 14 January-14 March 2014
Easter term: 22 April-13 June 2014
The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research, public education or of the arts in an area relevant to the Institute's work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.
There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and round-trip travel from their country to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.
The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work, or an artist (writer, painter, photographer, etc.). They will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute's teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk.
A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to: Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at email@example.com.
Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 18 January 2013.
October 08, 2012
ARIT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TURKEY 2013-2014*
THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer ARIT Fellowships for research in Turkey for the academic year 2013-2014. Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered; some preference, however, 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 to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2013, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who currently reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training also may apply for ARIT Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (described in separate announcement). 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, 2012. Please refer to the application format and cover page appended here. Please include letters of reference with your application. Graduate student applicants 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 [email@example.com]. The application format is also 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, 2013.
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 directly 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/ResearchPermit.htm]. 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.
For more Information please see and to download forms please go to: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html