Grants and Competitions
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|5/1/15||Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) PhD Dissertation Award 2015||August 31, 2015|
|5/1/15||Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) Graduate Paper Prize 2015||August 31, 2015|
|3/31/15||United States-Israel Educational Foundation: Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to Israel||August 1, 2015|
|3/5/15||Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies: Opportunities for Scholars 2016-17||November 1, 2015|
|3/2/15||Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships||April 28, 2015|
|2/6/15||Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships for Excellence in Persian Studies|
Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies
Post Date May 1, 2015
PhD Dissertation Award 2015
The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2015 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. AGAPS welcomes dissertations from across the disciplines and a variety of perspectives. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula, but can be inclusive of the transnational flows of people, material and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. Entries will be read by a multi-disciplinary three-member committee. PhD dissertations (in English) accepted for the degree of PhD between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 are eligible. The author of the winning dissertation will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning dissertation will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS). The author will be invited to publish an article based on his/her dissertation in JAS. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2015 (Note the extended deadline).
Required materials include:
- Brief Application Form (obtain from Reem Alissa)
- Verification of Degree Completion
- Letter of Nomination (by author’s adviser or sponsor)
- An Abstract (250 words)
- The Manuscript (digital copy)
Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)
Post Date May 1, 2015
Graduate Paper Prize 2015
The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites the submission of graduate student research papers for AGAPS’s 2015 Graduate Paper Prize. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula but can be inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. AGAPS welcomes submissions from all disciplines. Papers should include an engagement with literature that concerns the study of the Arabian Peninsula, a clear methodology, and make an original contribution to scholarship in the field. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning paper will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS) and published by JAS if it meets the journal’s editorial standards. Papers will be evaluated according to originality of research, innovation, contribution to the field, cogency of argument, sources, method and clarity of writing. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. Submission deadline is 31 August 2015 (Note the extended deadline).
* The paper must have been written between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.
* The cover letter should include: author’s name, contact information, title of paper, name of institution, department, and the name and email address for the faculty member who will provide an endorsement. Email is fine.
* Students can nominate themselves but must provide an endorsement by a faculty member stating that the paper was written as a graduate student during the specified time period. For example: This is to verify that "Student Name" prepared the paper, "Title," for my class on "Subject" during the "Semester." This can be sent via email.
* The author can be enrolled in an MA or a PhD program and must provide proof of student status. (This can be a letter from the department that can be sent via email). The author may have just completed a Master's degree but the author must not have defended a dissertation at the time of submission for the AGAPS Graduate Paper Prize.
* The paper must not exceed 7,500 words (excluding bibliography) and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. It should conform to the following format:
- Standard font (such as Arial or Times Roman)
- 1.25” / 3 cm margins
- Page limit of 30 pages
- Black and white
Post Date March 2, 2015
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
The Fiscal Year 2015 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) was announced in the Federal Register on February 27, 2015. The due date for submitting applications is April 28, 2015.
The DDRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. In order for the webinar to best serve the needs of prospective applicants, the public may submit any questions regarding the competition and application in advance to Dr. Pamela Maimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can be sure to address them. There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.
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Institute for Advanced Study
Post Date March 5, 2015
Opportunities for Scholars 2016-17
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: November 1 2015.
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, University of Maryland
Post Date February 6, 2015
Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships for Excellence in Persian Studies
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies announces Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships for Excellence in Persian Studies. Starting spring 2015, new Graduate Fellowships, and Undergraduate Scholarships will be available to students in various departments and programs at the University of Maryland whose work in areas related to Persian Studies exhibits exceptional standards of academic excellence. These new and rigorous Fellowships and Scholarships, made available to Roshan Institute by a generous gift from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute open unprecedented range of possibilities for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can receive Fellowships and Scholarships for Excellence in Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Your work can cover a wide range of disciplinary areas including Comparative Literature, History, Women'ss Studies, and more. For more information, call Naz Beyranvand at (301) 405-1891 or visit: http://sllc.umd.edu/persian/undergraduate/scholarships.
United States-Israel Educational Foundation
Post Date March 31, 2015
Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to Israel
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, plans to offer eight fellowships in all academic disciplines to American post-doctoral researchers at Israeli universities during the course of academic years 2016/2017-2018. Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. In addition, the host institution will also provide a standard post-doctoral grant. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun research activities in Israel prior to the application date are not eligible. Applications must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2015. The full Program announcement is available at www.fulbright.org.il Potential candidates may contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, (JStavsky@fulbright.org.il; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.