MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Grants and Competitions

To post a grant or competition, please complete the form found here. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

Click on name under "Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize" to go to the complete description.

 

Date Posted Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize Deadline
12/6/16 Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research International Field Research Grants in the UAE March 1, 2017
11/29/16 Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) 2017 U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine May 17 - May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem and the West Bank January 12, 2017
11/20/16 Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) 2017-18 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine
January 16, 2016
11/20/16 Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) 2017-18 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine January 9, 2017
11/02/16 Association for Israel Studies/Isradst;ttl Institute Opportunities  
11/02/16 Koç University, ANAMED Fellowships 2017-18 December 15, 2016
11/02/16 MENAR Fellowship Program 2017-18 December 15, 2016
10/28/16 Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2017–2018 January 1, 2017
10/28/16 American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships February 1, 2017
09/30/16 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships October 7, 2016 and January 6, 2017
09/01/16 Society for Applied Anthropology Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award December 31, 2016
08/17/16 Princeton University, Fung Global Fellows Program November 1, 2016
08/10/16 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship Programs 2016-17 Varies by program.
08/04/16 American Center of Oriental Research, ACOR Fellow MESA Award February 1, 2017
06/29/16 Social Science Research Council - Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections/SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen  
06/23/16 German Research Priority Programme - Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics 18 Docs and Post-Doc Positions
 
06/21/16 Darat Al Funun 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowships for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World November 15, 2016
03/08/16 Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies - Opportunities for Scholars 2017-18 November 1, 2016

American Center of Oriental Research

Fellowships

The American Center of Oriental Research offers a variety of fellowships at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels to support research on topics in the humanities, natural, and social sciences in Jordan. Specific requirements, eligibility, and award amount vary by fellowship. Fields of research include, for example, modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Research topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), and special endowments. Also note that we now offer a scholarship for former ACOR fellows to attend the MESA annual meeting (announcement posted separately on the MESA webpage). Fellowship applications are due February 1st, 2017. More information and application materials are available at: http://www.acorjordan.org/2017-18-acor-fellowships Contact: China Shelton at acor@bu.edu

American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)

ACOR Fellow MESA Award

The ACOR Fellow MESA Award, established in 2016, serves to encourage former or current ACOR fellow participation in the MESA annual meeting. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Research topics are broadly interpreted and should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies.

ELIGIBILITY:

1) Graduate and Post-Doctoral students who have registered at MESA's annual meeting and whose abstract has been accepted by MESA are eligible.

2) Applicants must be current or former ACOR fellows. CAORC, NEH and fellows from our ‘named’ scholarships may apply.

Applicants must submit an abstract and a current CV through ACOR’s website or by email before the submission deadline (February 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time).

SELECTION PROCESS:

ACOR’s Fellowship Committee will conduct a review of the abstracts and curricula vitae of the eligible candidates. The committee will put them in ranked order. The top candidate will be funded. In order to receive the award, the recipient must register for the meeting and present their paper as scheduled. The awardee must mention the award and ACOR in the text of their paper, in addition to including ACOR’s logo on their “Thank You” slide. A check for $1000 will be mailed after the meeting has taken place.

AWARD CRITERIA:

Excellence of the abstract; quality and originality of the research; potential for subsequent research.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Fellowship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that the 2016-17 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 28, 2016
ACLS Fellowships (the central program)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities designated for liberal arts college faculty)

October 26, 2016
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

November 2, 2016
African Humanities Program

January 25, 2017
ACLS Digital Extension Grants

March 2017 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2015-16 competition year, ACLS awarded over $18 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new.
 
Contact: fellowships@acls.org

Association for Israel Studies/Israel Institute

AIS-Israel Institute: Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the Association for Israel Studies and the Israel Institute sponsor an academic prize to honor a lifetime of exceptional scholarship and academic achievement in the field of Israel Studies. The AIS-Israel Institute Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a senior scholar whose lasting and path-breaking contributions have significantly shaped the field. This year, the award will be given in the fields of Social Science and Law. The $5000 prize will be awarded in person at the AIS annual conference at Brandeis University (June 12-14, 2017). A committee of prominent Israel Studies scholars will evaluate the nomination materials and determine the award winner.

Nomination letters that address the scholar’s outstanding contribution to Israel Studies in Social Science and Law are due by February 15, 2017. Self-nominations are not allowed. The committee reserves the right to consider additional candidates.

All nominations should be sent to prizes@aisisraelstudies.org

AIS-Israel Institute: Young Scholar Award

Each year, the Association for Israel Studies and the Israel Institute sponsor an academic prize to honor a promising emerging scholar in the field of Israel Studies. The AIS-Israel Institute Young Scholar Award recognizes an exceptional scholar under the age of 45 who has made significant contributions to the field of Israel Studies, and whose record of publications and scholarship has demonstrated the potential to shape the field in the future. This year, the award will be given in the fields of Humanities and Arts. The $5000 prize will be awarded in person at the AIS annual conference at Brandeis University (June 12-14, 2017). A committee of prominent Israel Studies scholars will evaluate the nomination materials and determine the award winner.

Nomination letters that address the scholar’s outstanding contribution to Israel Studies in Humanities and Arts are due by February 15, 2017. Self-nominations are not allowed. The committee reserves the right to consider additional candidates.

All nominations should be sent to  prizes@aisisraelstudies.org

Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies

The Association for Israel Studies annually awards the Shapiro Award for the best book in Israel Studies published during the last calendar year.  This award honors the memory of Yonathan Shapiro (1929-1997), one of Israel's most distinguished and influential sociologists. The award pays tribute to outstanding scholarship in the history, politics, society, law, economics, state, and culture of Israel and also the pre-1948 Jewish community in Palestine.  The Shapiro Award Committee will consider books in either English or Hebrew, in the social sciences, law, and the humanities, published in 2016.  Research monographs (but not a collection of articles), are eligible for the award.  Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2016. Books translated from Hebrew into English and vice versa--if the original book was published prior to 2016--are not eligible, but those books first printed in other languages and then made available in 2016 in English or Hebrew can be submitted. Those wishing to submit books translated from other languages should consult committee chair to determine eligibility. Nominations can be made by individual scholars or by publishers. Those submitting books for consideration should send a copy to each of the four members of the committee. For more information please use this link.

Ben Halperin Award for Best Dissertation in Israel Studies

The Association for Israel Studies awards the Ben Halpern Award for the best doctoral dissertation in Israel studies (broadly defined) approved during the 2016 calendar year. This award honors the memory of Ben Halpern, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Israel Studies. His book, The Idea of the Jewish State, is still seminal in the study of Zionism. An inspiring teacher at Brandeis University, Ben Halpern left a powerful and distinctive intellectual legacy including a commitment to the study of Israeli society in accordance with rigorous scholarly and scientific norms.  To submit a dissertation for consideration, a candidate should send each member of the Halpern Award Committee a copy (electronic or hard copy) of the dissertation and two recommendation letters by scholars familiar with the candidate's work. Dissertations in English or Hebrew will be accepted.  Letters of recommendation can be in either language as well. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. For more information please use this link.

AIS Kimmerling Award for Best Graduate Paper

The Kimmerling Award is awarded by the Association for Israel Studies for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the AIS annual meeting. This award honors the memory of Baruch Kimmerling (1939-2007), a leading public intellectual and sociologist in Israel. He wrote, published and edited more than a dozen books on Israel and the Palestinians, introducing new perspectives for the understanding of Israeli society. Graduate students who presented papers at the 32nd AIS conference at Yad Ben Zvi and the Begin Center, June 2016, are encouraged to submit their revised papers for the competition. Papers should be written in article format, and should be approximately 5,000-10,000 words in length. The winning paper will be published in the Israel Studies Review, pending acceptable revisions. Papers submitted to other international Journals or previously published in English are therefore not eligible for the Kimmerling competition.  Papers should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Kimmerling Prize Committee. Deadline for submission: December 31, 2016. For more information please use this link.

Darat Al Funun

2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World

Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2017-18 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world.  The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.

Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be made available on Darat al Funun's website.

Fellowship funding is intended to compensate all travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will in addition provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.

Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world. It organizes exhibitions, projects at The Lab, talks, film screenings and educational programs, hosts performances and concerts, offers a Ph.D Fellowship and artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogues. It also houses an arts library with Arabic and English sources and an archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al Funun's activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts The Khalid Shoman Collection. For more information, see www.daratalfunun.org.

For specific questions about the fellowship contact fellowship@daratalfunun.org.

Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by 15 November 2016 with notice of award by 15 March 2017. Applicants should send a research proposal, also specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2016-17, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, C.V., and official transcript.  Priority will be given to proposals that indicate the role of Darat al Funun's archive.

Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship.  Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide.

Application materials should either be emailed (in PDF or Word format, with each document clearly labelled with your name) to fellowship@daratalfunun.org or mailed to:

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 5223
Amman, Jordan 11183

German Research Priority Programme - Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics

18 Docs and Post-Doc Positions

In March 2016, the Senate of the German Science Foundation (DFG) approved the establishment of the Research Priority Programme: "Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics" (SPP 1981) for a duration of 6 years. Proposals for projects for the first funding period (2017-2020) of this priority programme shall be accepted until 28th of September 2016. Applications should be directed through the online platform of the German Science Foundation (DFG). Applicants have to apply mentioning the research program SPP 1981 “Transottomanica”:

https://elan.dfg.de/dana-na/auth/url_3/welcome.cgi

See the necessary forms for the application under:

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/forms_guidelines/index.html

Background:

Social and (trans)cultural ties between the Muscovite Tsardom and/or Petersburg Empire, Poland-Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire and Persia from the early modern period to the beginning of the twentieth century have so far not been the subject of systematic historical study. In the priority programme, we shall focus on the “trans-Ottoman” ties and communication practices which emerged as a consequence of mobility between these dominions and which until now have not been apparent in studies of individual regions or bilateral relations. This approach promises to change our understanding of globalised European and Asian history in a transcontinental context. Instead of constructing “one” new region, our “post-area studies” approach allows us to focus on several, different contexts and fields of social interaction with different spatial and social ranges unified by the lens of mobility: Reciprocal processes of migration, knowledge circulation (travelling concepts), travel, trade and mobility of entire societies between Muscovy and then the tsarist empire, Poland-Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire and Persia will be our focus. Proposals should utilise one of three methodological lenses, each of which allows a different perspective on the – in part – same phenomena: 1) Mobile Players, 2) Travelling Concepts, 3) Trade and Goods.

Through the ‘lens’ of mobility, the thematic fields of ‘Travelling Concepts’, ‘Trade and Goods’ and ‘Mobile Players’ will be placed in a causal relationship. We define mobility as the interplay of social and spatial movements (flows) of persons and things (material and immaterial resources, ideas, knowledge, values) via exchange relationships within and between networks.

The investigation period of the proposed priority programme shall begin in the early 16th century, when the Ottoman Empire developed into a cross-regional hub due to its expansion into northern and eastern Africa, its conquests in East Central Europe and to the extension of its power into the Near and Middle East. During the course of the 19th century, however, this area was integrated into altered and/or new areas of communication and action because the major European powers were increasingly able to expand their political and economic influence. Due to its mobility dynamics and structures, the trans-Ottoman spatial configuration lost significance and merged into increasing global and nationalised contexts. The priority programme shall investigate these transitions until the beginning of the 20th century.

For further information on “Transottomanica”, see “project description”:

https://www.unigiessen.de/fbz/fb04/institute/geschichte/osteuropa/ forschung_neu/Transottomanica

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications

Visiting Fellowships for the 2017–2018

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law that furthers the Program’s mission. We particularly are interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare, constitutional law, food law, environmental law, and related areas.

We welcome applicants with a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree who are interested in spending from one month up to one year in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests.

Fellows will be expected to participate in Program activities, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and are encouraged to organize one or more academic events related to their Fellowship project.

See http://ilsp.law.harvard.edu/who-is-eligible/ for additional information and how to apply. The deadline to submit applications is January 1, 2017.

Koç University

ANAMED Fellowships 2017-18

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). Opportunities include regular fellowships for support of residential and a few non-residential scholars for the full academic year. Several short-term fellowships for individual or group projects with durations between 2 weeks and 2 months are available for post-doc and senior applicants needing to study in Istanbul for shorter periods of time. A few post-doc or senior applications for regular and short-term fellowships that qualify as collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Applicants for regular and short-term fellowships, collaborative or not, are encouraged to consider their applications within one or more of ANAMED’s research themes. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.

All ANAMED fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, to be active members of Koç University’s academic community, and, for full-year fellowships, to give two lectures on their work during the course of the year. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, yet fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.

Established in 2005, ANAMED’s mission is to promote and produce cutting-edge scholarship contributing to the growing body of critical knowledge on Anatolia and its civilizations. Applications focusing on the archaeology, art history, heritage, and history of Anatolia from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras are welcome from scholars of these and allied disciplines, including those that focus on the management, conservation, and presentation of the past. Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, ANAMED is near many research institutions, archives, and other scholarly facilities and thus serves as a convenient and comfortable locus for intensive study.

ANAMED’s 2017–2018 program introduces four highlighted research themes for regular, short-term, and collaborative fellowships: Environment & Society; the Digital Past; Mobility & Connectivity; and Diversity & Coexistence. The goal of the themes is to foster constructive dialogues and collaborations between scholars working within the scope of ANAMED’s periods and fields of interests. The themes are non-exclusive and overlapping, each meant to attract a variety of approaches (e.g., material, historical, iconographical) from varying fields (e.g., archaeology, art history, heritage, and history). Applying under one or more theme is encouraged but not required. Projects unrelated to these highlighted themes will be given full and impartial consideration in the review process. Theme selection(s) are made within the online application system.
https://rcacapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php
For further inquiry, please check https://anamed.ku.edu.tr/en/fellowships-1 or kindly get in contact with the Fellowship Coordinator (Ms. Duygu Tarkan dtarkan@ku.edu.tr

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2016

MENAR Fellowship Program

Fellowships for 2017-18

The MENAR Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for fellowships during the 2017-2018 year. Current college seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply. The fellows will work with one of our partner organizations and will receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

The following fellowship positions will be offered during the 2017-2018 cycle:

Programs and Administration Fellow - Collateral Repair Project - Amman, Jordan
Policy and Research Fellow - Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) - Doha, Qatar
Search and Selection Fellow - Endeavor - MENA region offices (TBD)
Product Manager - Bayt.com - Amman, Jordan
Copywriter - The Online Project - Amman, Jordan
Graphic Designer - The Online Project - Amman, Jordan
Director of Jordan Programs - Reclaim Childhood - Amman, Jordan

To apply, please complete the application form and email a copy of your resume to contact@menarprogram.org.

The application deadline is Thursday, December 15, 2016, at midnight.

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSftKShuJHITkcQqhZ7chEPva0lSBN4qEQJw6nNwA-B-78c9JA/viewform?c=0&w=1
Website: http://www.menarprogram.org/apply/

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)

2017 U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine
May 17 - May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 12, 2017
Awards announced March 14, 2017

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its eighth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions, tours of historic cities, and visits to local universities, research institutes, and cultural institutions in the West Bank. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.

Applicants must:
•Be U.S. citizens.
•Be full-time faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants may come from any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, law, health, and sciences.
•Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
•Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
•Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
•Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page on our website for more information.

PARC will make all local arrangements for the seminar and will cover all group expenses in-country. Round trip international travel from the U.S. to Tel Aviv and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or his/her university. In cases of demonstrated need, there is limited funding available to cover partial costs for international travel.
Professors from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Community Colleges are encouraged to apply.

PARC will provide up to a $1,000 travel stipend for airfare for two professors from MSIs and one professor from a community college.

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)

2017-18 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Full proposals due January 9, 2017
Awards announced March 20, 2017

Fellowship awards from $6,000 - $9,000

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 18th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

•Applicants must be U.S. citizens. U.S. permanent residents are not eligible for this competition.
•Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.
•PARC funding is limited to one year of research.
•Individual and joint research projects are eligible for this competition.
•Former PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.
•Minorities and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are especially encouraged to apply.
•Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and applied sciences. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition.
•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 or 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 PARC members. Visit the PARC membership page on our website for more information.

For complete information, visit PARC’s website at http://parc-us-pal.org.
Please visit our online application system at https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)

2017-18 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its fifth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships for humanities research in Palestine.

Full proposals due January 16, 2017
Awards announced March 16, 2017

Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

•Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
•Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars.
•Applicants must propose a minimum of four consecutive months of research and a maximum of eight consecutive months of research that takes place in the West Bank.
•Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding.
•Fellowship recipients must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the United States for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

For complete information, visit PARC’s website at http://parc-us-pal.org.
Please visit our online application system at https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

Princeton University

Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.  Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2017-18, the program theme will be “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.” Resentment is a powerful emotion for expressing culture and politics. Experiences and memories of humiliation, oppression, and marginalization have stimulated emotions of resentment, and produced compelling demands for political inclusion and justice around the world. Alternatively, rage against what is seen as the “tyranny of the minority,” inequality, the corruption and aloofness of elites, the “foreign,” and the illegitimate have generated powerful populist upsurges against the perceived enemies of a homogeneous body of “the people.”  The goal of the 2017-18 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the full range of phenomena involved in the culture and politics of resentment, the conditions that produce such sentiments, and the projects they advance.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences.

Applications are due on November 1, 2016.  To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no earlier than September 1, 2007.  Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program’s theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.  For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process itself, see the program’s website at http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

Opportunities for Scholars 2017-18

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at http://www.hs.ias.edu/ mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2016.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program is a highly competitive
national fellowship program that provides college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC. We select fewer than three percent of applicants and attract candidates from all over the U.S. to work at leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 168 fellowships since 1987 and confers fellowships twice yearly, in the spring and fall. The fellowship lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Peace Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money for graduate school or to individuals who are currently students.

Scoville Fellows contribute to their host organization’s goals through research, public education, advocacy, and by writing articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, and/or reports. In addition, they organize talks and conferences and attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows are paired with mentors from the fellowship's board and
alumni, and also receive a small stipend to attend meetings and conferences, or take a language or policy course. Following their fellowships, many
Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, members of Congress, academia, and
media, and attend graduate school.

Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, global/regional studies, history, or peace studies, we do not require a specific major and particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in science, engineering, or environmental studies. We list application requirements on our website (www.scoville.org), as well as links to the websites of each of the participating organizations and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows.

Application Deadlines:

October 7, 2016 for Spring 2017
January 6, 2017 for Fall 2017

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

International Field Research Grants in the UAE

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation's research priority areas:

  • Education
  • Public Health (social dimensions)
  • Urban & Community Development
  • Arts & Culture

The next deadline for Doctoral, Faculty, and Seed Grant submissions is March 1, 2017. Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of internships annually available for students in undergraduate and master's programs. 

Please share these opportunities with interested faculty and students in your program or colleagues in your professional field. Specific inquiries can also be sent to info@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae.  

Doctoral Research Grants support PhD students in carrying out field research in Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates as part of their dissertation data collection. The award covers return economy airfares, furnished in-country accommodation (up to 12 months), and a modest cost of living stipend. Office space and research support are also provided.

Faculty Research Grants sponsor current faculty to conduct research in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE as part of sabbatical leave. The grant includes return economy airfares, in-country accommodation (up to 2 months), per diem, and research support. Depending on the project, additional funding may be allocated to cover actual research expenses. 

Seed Grants provide modest funding to conduct applied research or pilot projects in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Although the call for proposals is broad, projects should address the Foundation's priority areas of education, public health, community development, or arts and culture. Anticipated outcomes should also provide tangible benefits to Ras Al Khaimah.

Documentary Film Grants provide modest start-up funding to create short documentaries on topics relevant to the United Arab Emirates and broader Gulf region. Films produced through the RAKFAF Film Grant are screened at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival the following year. The next submission deadline is June 30, 2016.

Social Science Research Council

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections

These fellowships support junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) as they complete first books or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the award period, providing promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. In 2016, approximately twenty awards of up to $45,000 each will be awarded to scholars located in any world region. Award funds are to be disbursed flexibly over the period April 1, 2017–August 1, 2018. 

SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

A short-term fellowship opportunity offered in collaboration with the CETREN Transregional Research Network at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Support will be provided to a small cohort of researchers who are working on projects that reflect the existing research expertise at the University, and that build upon CETREN’s research themes: Movements of KnowledgeMedia, Migration and the Moving Political, and Religious Networks. Recipients will be based in residence at the University of Göttingen for the 2017 summer semester (April 15, 2017–July 15, 2017).

Information: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/

Society for Applied Anthropology

Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award

The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.

Three cash prizes will be awarded:

First prize:  $3,000
Second prize:  $1,500
Third prize:  $500

In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March, 2017).  A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner.

The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.  The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.

Please go to the SfAA web site (https://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/peter-new/) for additional information on the New Competition and Award.



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