American Councils for International Education
Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2019
American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:
Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
APPLICATION & QUESTIONS
Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2019. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the Title VIII Research Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email: email@example.com)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All competitions for funding are open and merit based. In order to receive Title VIII funding, applicants must be U.S. citizens. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any factor such as race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.
Cornell University Society for Humanities 2020-2021 Fellowship
Focal Theme: Fabrication
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2019
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2020-21 theme of FABRICATION. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $52,000. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are "residential," and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other's projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme. The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the theme of fabrication. Embodying two strands of production - creation and concoction, making and faking, forming and falsifying - fabrications are both made up and made real. Fabrication is bound up with fiction, language, and storytelling: from spinning a yarn and weaving a tale through embellishment to lying and falsehood. Fabrication recalls the old adage that 'the poets lie,' pondering the relation between invention and deception. While today it seems that the pejorative sense of fabrication often falls to politicians, this dual valence nonetheless raises the question of whether art, fiction, narrative, and historiography ever fully extricate themselves from suspicion. This is especially the case in the age of quantification and 'hard data,' with its attendant effects on the humanities - and yet numbers without narrative tell us nothing, have no story to tell. In so far as homo faber demarcates the human as artisan, as one who works and produces (or perhaps refuses to participate in an economy of production and reproduction), fabrication necessarily calls upon studies of labor, manufacturing, and (mass-)production. In this sense, fabrication connotes a materiality or tactility that stretches from the factory floor to the loom, and can be apprehended in metal and wood, plastics and dyes, canvas and paper, clays and concretes, fabrics and textiles.
From the weaving of Penelope to the communal knitting of 'pussy hats,' fabrication is gendered and embodied, mythologized and politicized, turning domestic crafts (often 'women's work') into acts of resistance. Through fashion, costume, adornment, and drag, fabrication is woven into questions of embodiment, gender, sexuality, performance, and transformation. Communities and identities can be crafted, agency conjured, systems of power refashioned. Raising the relation between the high and low arts, the artist and the worker, the poet and rhetorician as well as the gendering of production and reproduction, fabrication lies at heart of the art and humanities. The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in a productive, critical dialogue concerning the topic of fabrication from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2020-21
Deadline to Apply: October 10, 2019
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center's own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz CfA: IEG Fellowships for Postdocs
Application deadline: October 15, 2019 for IEG Fellowships beginning in April 2020
The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards fellowships for international postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines. The IEG funds research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects with a comparative or cross-border approach, on European history in its relation to the wider world, or on topics of intellectual and religious history. This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme »Negotiating difference in Europe«. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.
Call for Applications: Tobias Center Research Support Grant
Deadline to apply: October 18th, 2019
The Randall L. and Deborah F. Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development is pleased to announce the 2019 call for applications to the Center’s Research Support Fund. The Fund offers grants to Bloomington faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD student research projects related to the major themes of the Center: measuring development; international investment and development; climate change, development, and the environment; and global public health and development. The Tobias Center seeks to support and promote new and innovative research in the history, theory, and practice of international development and connect IU faculty across campus with shared interest in these topics.
IU-Bloomington tenured/tenure track faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students are eligible to apply, as are research teams that include at least one researcher who fits this classification.
Award Types and Funding Criteria:
The Research Support Fund will support a range of research initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants may apply for two types of awards:
1) Research Support Grant. The maximum award for this grant is $5,000. These grants support initial field work and data collection, RAs for gathering/coding data, paying for data licenses, costs associated with running surveys and experiments, archival and library research, and other justifiable research expenses. Summer salary and/or conference travel is NOT supported under this fund. The Center encourages applications from both individual and team-based projects. This includes offering support funds for collaborative endeavors with other IU-based funding sources, including, but not limited to, stimulating research activities at the IU gateways.
2) Research Promotion Grant: The maximum award for this grant is $1,250. These grants are designed to defray costs of promoting research into international development in scholarly and public venues, such as presentations at major conferences and workshops.
Grant recipients should expect to share their research findings during at least one Tobias Center event.
Applications for research to be conducted or presented during the 2019-2020 year should be submitted by email to TOBIASDV@iu.edu by October 18th, 2019. Applicants should specify the type of grant for which they wish to apply and the total amount of funding they request in the body of the email.
Successful applications must include:
- A research proposal of no more than 1,000 words that describes the project’s content, scholarly significance, and contribution to the Tobias Center’s mission.
- A short budget of no more than one page that lists the total funding requested, how funds will be used, and other available sources of funding applied for and received.
- A c.v.
Please submit all three components of the application in a single PDF file to
Award Criteria: The Tobias Center will decide awards based on the originality of the proposal, its significance, and its relevance to the Tobias Center’s mission. Preference will also be given to projects seeking seed money for new research, rather than projects nearing completion. A committee composed of IU faculty members will review the applications.
Mid-Career Fellowship Opportunity - Council on Foreign Relations
Deadline to Apply: October 31st, 2019
Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni who span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector. Complete Fellowship Information can be found here: