Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowship | Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: Ocotober 15th

The Fellowship

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

The 2018 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

If You’re Interested

Please see the information on the following pages:

You may also browse the selection committee members and Fellows from the most recent competition:

To sign up for more information about this program, click here.

 

Fellowship | Harry Ransom Center

Deadline: November 15th, 5pm CST

The Harry Ransom center is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 year. The submission deadline is November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm CST. For details and application instructions, visit: http://budurl.com/rm2n

 

We will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

 

With the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, all applicants must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

 

The fellowship itself is quite flexible, with terms ranging from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

 

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

 

Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to ransomfellowships@utexas.edu. If you have questions about how the Ransom Center’s collections might support your research, I would encourage you to email our great reference team: reference@hrc.utexas.edu.

Grant | Summer Teaching Opportunity at Monmouth College

Applications Due: November 1

Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for two Instructors for its Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry.  Instructors will be responsible for daily classes in theology, ethics, or Bible. Beyond the classroom students will also learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.

The primary responsibility of the position centers upon teaching the daily seminar classes; instructors will also serve as mentors for the students and help with other aspects of the program. Instructors will work with Monmouth College faculty mentors to design and implement the course and will need to be onsite for a weekend workshop in the spring of 2018 (TBD), for four days prior to the Institute (July 11-14), and for the entirety of the Institute (July 15-29, 2018).  The Institute offers a $2000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the spring workshop and summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations), and room and board on campus. This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2018 is And God Saw That It Was Good: Thinking Theologically about Our Natural Environment and Environmental Problems

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent.  Advanced Ph.D. students in a relevant field (theology, ethics, biblical studies) preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Design a two week course for high school youth
  • Teach an hour session each day of the two week institute
  • Be part of the learning community throughout the institute
  • Attend a weekend workshop in the spring in order to be oriented to the program and begin the mentoring relationship with Monmouth College faculty
  • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

Application process:

Please submit the following materials electronically to the program director, Rev. Jessica Hawkinson at jhawkinson@monmouthcollege.edu by November 1, 2017

  • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
  • A curriculum vitae.  Please include three references.

Fellowship | Ford Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: December 7, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

• U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, and political asylees and refugees regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation 

• Individuals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities 

Stipends: 

Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years

• Dissertation--$25,000 for one year

• Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 65 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. 

Application Deadline Dates: 

Predoctoral: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

• Dissertation: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

• Postdoctoral: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 

For more information and to apply online:


www.nationalacademies.org/ford
FordApplications@nas.edu
https://twitter.com/NASEMFordFellow
https://www.facebook.com/NASEM.FordFellowship/

Fellowship | Wabash Fellow

The Department of Religion at CGU was recently awarded a preparing future faculty grant from the Wabash Center for a term of two years (2017-2019). During these two years, we will make awards to 6-10 Wabash fellows who will have the opportunity to be mentored by one of the religious studies faculty from the five undergraduate Claremont colleges. Fellows will meet regularly with their faculty mentor in the fall, participate in CGU’s own PFF (preparing future faculty) program, and in the spring work with their faculty mentor and their students in a specific class. If you would like to be considered for a Wabash fellow position, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the program to the co-directors, Cynthia Eller (cynthia.eller@cgu.edu) and Erika Dyson (erika.dyson@cgu.edu). Wabash fellows will receive an honorarium of $1750 during the spring semester of their fellowship year. Please keep an eye out for future announcements, as we will be running a fall pedagogy workshop in mid to late September (date TBD), bringing together 5C faculty and CGU graduate students to discuss the art of teaching.

Scholarship | 2017 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies

2017 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies / Application Deadline:  Friday, May 5, 2017

 

The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement invites applications for the Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies for 2017. The award is made possible by a gift to the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement from Pomona College alumna Margarita Lorbeer Horner for the purpose of helping women at the Claremont Graduate University pursue their education.  The gift was made in honor of Grace Berry, founder of the Pomona Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women in 1918.  Grace Berry was a faculty member at Pomona College and dorm mother of the Sumner women’s dorm there.

 

Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017

 

The annual award is $500.00.

 

Applications must be received at the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement (Vita Nova 107, Scripps College) by Friday, May 5, 2017.  Applications, including recommendation forms and letters of recommendations MUST BE SIGNED.  E-mail letters of recommendation will not be accepted unless they are sent by the recommender and are signed (and must be received by the due date).  Please refer to the checklist on page two of the application when completing your application.  No exceptions will be made.

 

A Word version of the application is below.

 

Contact Marney Martin at mmartin@scrippscollege.edu if you have any questions.

 

Please visit the Scripps College on-line campus map to locate Vita Nova Hall:  http://colleges.claremont.edu/ifc/contact-us/.

 

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Grant | CLIR Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources Fellow

Claremont Colleges Library seeks students for a grant-funded digitization project!

 

Students – are you . . .

 

1) interested in working with historical documents, archival materials, and primary sources?

2) interested in describing online materials for researchers?

3) interested in gaining skills related to digitization, metadata creation, and creating a digital archive?

4) interested in water history in Southern California and the Southwest?

 

If so, then the CLIR Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources Fellow job is just for you!

 

Please visit the library’s student employment page here:  http://libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/studentemployment for a complete job description and fill out the “Library Student Assistant Interest Form".

 

The Claremont Colleges Library, with the guidance of Pomona Advancement and the collaboration of six other Southern California libraries, has received a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant for the project “Digitizing Southern California Water Resources,” which will digitize and help preserve primary source documentation of water history in California.  Work will be carried out by The Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS) which integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of The Claremont Colleges by providing hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate-level students, while enhancing access to archival collections. Working in the CCEPS allows students to gain experience with primary sources and receive compensation at a rate competitive with similar on-campus employment options. CCEPS CLIR Fellows will digitize water resources archives of five of the seven partner institutions, create metadata, and upload the digital content to CONTENTdm.  Positions are for a limited duration of 1 semester- approximately 12-15 weeks and may be extended for a 2nd semester/summer.  This is a 3-year project and students will be hired for Fall, Spring and Summer during each of the three years.

 

Essay Contest | Vosburg Seminar Program: Essay “Religion, culture, Politics, and Power”

Extended Application Deadline: March 8, 12PM

The Claremont University Chaplains are presenting brief seminar discussing social justice and the faith community. Today’s political, economic, and social events, that are occurring worldwide, make this an excellent time for people of all faiths, culture and lifestyle to come together in wholesome dialogue. In addition, thanks to the graciousness of Dr. Mona Vosburg, a retired educator, a financial award will be granted to two top essays submitted by those student- scholars when they are selected to present their 1,500 words of essays at the seminars. The first place winner will receive $750 and the second place will receive $250.

If you are interested in the topic of “Religion, culture, Politics, and Power,” we believe that you will enjoy attending and participating in the Vosburg Seminar series at the McAlister Center.

The detailed information is as follows:

 (Wed), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)Feb 1st *Seminar Dates & Time : 

(Weds), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)March 8th & 29th                                              

(Wed), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)April 8th *The Essay Award and Reception:

*Please submit the application form and essay by email or to the CUC chaplains’ office by 12PM on March 8th.

FYI, Please refer to the application form attached below. 

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rev. Dr. Leon Wood at Leon_Wood@cuc.claremont.edu or (909) 621-8685.

 

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Fellowship | UB Libraries Special Collections Fellowships

Applications Due: January 31, 2017

The UB Humanities Institute, in collaboration with the UB Libraries, is

offering two fellowships - the James Joyce Fellowship and the Charles D.

Abbott Library Fellowship - for visiting scholars and graduate students

working on their dissertations to use the UB Libraries' outstanding special

collections, which include the Poetry Collection, University Archives, Rare

Books, the Music Library, the Polish Collection, and the History of Medicine

Collection.

 

The James Joyce Fellowship

 

The stipend is up to $4,000 for scholars and graduate students whose research

is centered on the writings of James Joyce, Modernism, Joyce-related research,

research on Sylvia Beach, Modernist publishers, Modernist genetic criticism,

Joyce's literary circle, his literary colleagues, or his influences.

 

The Charles D. Abbott Library Fellowship

 

The stipend is up to $4,000 for scholars and graduate students whose research

would be enhanced by any of the books, manuscripts or unique documents in the

UB Libraries special collections, which include materials from the Poetry

Collection, University Archives, Rare Books, the Polish Collection, the Music

Library, and the History of Medicine Collection.

 

The fellowships provide stipends to cover the cost of fellows' travel to

Buffalo and accommodation and expenses during the time of their stay. In

addition to the stipend, Fellows will receive library and parking privileges

at UB and are invited to participate in any Humanities Institute events that

occur during the time of their visit. If feasible, Fellows are invited to give

one public lecture on their research. Fellows are also asked to submit a one

page, single-spaced report on the value of having used the collection at UB

that will be posted on the Humanities Institute website.

 

Please note that applicants may apply for only one fellowship per academic

year. For more information about these programs and their applications, which are

due January 31, 2017, please visit:

 

http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/opportunities/ub-libraries-special-collections-fellowships/

Grants | 2017 Awards, Grants, and Fellowships from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

Applications Due: March 15

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2017 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspx for further information and application instructions. Applications for 2017 are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 15, and awardees will be notified by May 1. Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/charles-redd-center-for-western-studies/2017-awards-grants-and-fellowships-from-the-byu-charles-redd-center-for-western-/1226309664127118.

The Redd Center offers the following awards:

  • Fellowship awards in Western American History provide between $1,000 and $3,500 to students and scholars interested in pursuing research regarding the American West in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Awards fund up to one month's research. Funds are to be used for research support including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for scholarly projects including preparation of seminar papers, theses, dissertations, monographs, and books.
  • Faculty Research Awards funded by the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment provide up to $3,000 to faculty members at any academic institution to conduct research on any topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Research may be conducted at any location. Awards are to be used for research support and not as salary. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible.
  • Independent Research and Creative Awards provide up to $1,500 to researchers who are not connected to an academic institution for studying Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Both new and on-going projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Research may be conducted at any location.
  • Summer Awards for Upper Division and Graduate Students at any academic institution provide up to $1,500 for research support for any topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Research may be conducted at any location. The funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Awards may be used for any worthy project including the preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations.
  • The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History provides up to $1,500 for research support concerning any aspect of women's history in the American West (not limited to the Intermountain West). Applications not receiving the Redd Award but dealing with Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming will be considered for the Summer Awards for Upper Division and Graduate Student Awards. Research may be conducted at any location. The funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Awards may be used for any worthy project including the preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations.
  • Public Programming Awards provide up to $3,000 to any private or public organization planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program on a topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Funds may be used for research or the actual costs of presenting the program. Indirect costs are not eligible to be covered under this award.
  • Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Awards provide up to $2,500 for completed works from research regarding Central Utah (Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch Counties). Nominations can include theses, books, papers, monographs, articles, symposia, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. Students and faculty of Brigham Young University or other institutions are eligible, as are other recognized scholars.
  • The Visiting Scholar Program enables university faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals to conduct research and write at the Redd Center. It provides a stipend of $2,500 per month for two to four months, office facilities, a networked computer, a research assistant, a limited photocopying budget, and campus library and activity privileges. Visiting Scholars participate in Center activities and deliver public and classroom presentations on their work. Visitors may be in residence for two to four months during either the Fall Semester (September-December) or the Winter Semester (January-April).
  • Publication Grants to Presses provide up to $3,000 to assist in the publication of scholarly studies on Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. The grants will be given to academic publishers to help offset the costs of publishing books and to lower the books' selling price. At the time of application, the book should already have been accepted for publication by the press. The Redd Center may honor authors whose books receive a publication grant with a public lecture and book signing at Brigham Young University. The Center will defray the author's travel and lodging expenses.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:

  • To apply for an award, visit the Redd Center website (http://reddcenter.byu.edu), and click on "Apply for an Award." You will then be taken to our awards application page. After you have completed your application, you will receive a message indicating that your application has been successfully submitted. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation at the email address you list on your application. If you have any questions about the application process or about submitting your application, please contact Amy Carlin at 801-422-4048 or amy_carlin@byu.edu. If you have questions about the substance of your application you may contact either Brenden Rensink at bwrensink@byu.edu or Brian Cannon at brian_cannon@byu.edu. You may also follow the Redd Center on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BYUReddCenter/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/BYUReddCenter/) to stay up to date with events, awards, and announcements.

 

Fellowship | Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 27, at 9AM PST

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

 

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Fellowship | 2017-2018 CHC Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Apply Now | 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships 
 
Cuban Heritage Collection 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Call for Applications

The University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) is calling for applications for the 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships in support of individual research by graduate students and scholars who wish to use the research resources available in the CHC. The goal of the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, American, Latin@, hemispheric, and international studies.

Information about the fellowships, eligibility requirements, and application process is available online at library.miami.edu/chc/fellows. The deadline for applications, which should be submitted electronically on Interfolio, is Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to 
chc@miami.edu.

Start the application process
 

Award Categories

All recipients must be in residence during the course of the fellowship and may not hold concurrent teaching positions.
 

Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships will allow doctoral students to determine how the CHC may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation. Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of 2017.
 

Graduate Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships will support doctoral students who wish to use the CHC as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral students applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations. Fellowships of $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months.

 

Launched in 2010 with a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 67 emerging scholars from 35 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral candidates from across the United States.

 

Fellowship | Deadline for Newbury Fellowships- Dec 15


The short-term fellowship deadline is next week!

All short-term applications must be submitted by
11:59 PM CST on December 15 in order to be considered.


The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry's collection to apply for our many fellowship opportunities.
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months, and unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines,
please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org

 

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610

www.newberry.org

   

2016 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies - Application Deadline is April 15th

2016 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies / Application Deadline:  April 15, 2016
 
Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement invites applications for the Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies for 2016. The award is made possible by a gift to Intercollegiate Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges* from Pomona College alumna Margarita Lorbeer Horner for the purpose of helping women at the Claremont Graduate University pursue their education.  The gift was made in honor of Grace Berry, founder of the Pomona Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women in 1918.  Grace Berry was a faculty member at Pomona College and dorm mother of the Sumner women’s dorm there.
 
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2016
 
The annual award is $500.00.
 
Applications must be received at the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement (Vita Nova 107, Scripps College) by April 15, 2016.  Applications, including recommendation forms and letters of recommendations MUST BE SIGNED.  E-mail letters of recommendation will not be accepted unless they are sent by the recommender and are signed (and must be received by the due date).  Please refer to the checklist on page two of the application when completing your application.  No exceptions will be made.
 
A PDF of the application is available at:  http://colleges.claremont.edu/ifc/resources/grace-berry-award
 
Contact Eva Cerecerez at ecerecer@scrippscollege.edu to request a Word version of the application.
 
Please visit Scripps College on-line campus map to locate Vita Nova Hall:  http://www.scrippscollege.edu/map/
 
*IWS changed its name to  Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement in 2013-2014.
 
________________________________________
 
Eva Cerecerez, Administrative Assistant
Intercollegiate Feminist Center
for Teaching, Research and Engagement
VN 107, Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue - PMB 2005
Claremont, CA  91711
(909) 621-8274; fax (909) 607-9236
ecerecer@scrippscollege.edu
http://colleges.claremont.edu/ifc
IWS Facebook Page

 

UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships

2016 UCLA Library Special Collections
Short-term Research Fellowships
http://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/about/short-term-research-fellowships

The UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships Program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students.
Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.


THE FELLOWSHIPS

James and Sylvia Thayer Short-term Research Fellowships Thayer fellowships provide support for research in any collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections.
Stipends range from $500 to $2,500 and vary yearly; grants in 2014 averaged $1,530 and in 2015 averaged $1,300.
Awards are funded by an endowment established by longtime UCLA benefactors James and Sylvia Thayer.

Barbara Rootenberg Library Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences Rootenberg fellowships promote the use of materials in History & Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections. One annual fellowship is awarded in the amount of $1,000. The award is named for Barbara Rootenberg, an alumna of the UCLA School of Library Service and an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller.

Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Books Ahmanson Fellowships support the use of medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections: the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of the Aldine Press; the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Bourbon del Monte de San Faustino Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; and the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts.

The fellowships provide $2,500 per month for up to three months. Administered by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, this program requires an application separate from that for Thayer and Rootenberg fellowships; information is available on the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies website at <www.cmrs.ucla.edu/awards<http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/awards>>.


ELIGIBILITY

Thayer and Rootenberg Fellowships:  United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.
who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Research residencies may last up to three months between February 1 and December 11, 2016.

Ahmanson Fellowships:  United States and international graduate students or scholars holding a PhD (or the foreign
equivalent) who are engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Research residencies may last up to three months between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.


APPLICATION CONTENTS

Researchers can submit a single application for "Short-term Research Fellowships" in order to be considered for either the Thayer or Rootenberg fellowships. Applications must be received on or before December 1, 2015.

Applications must include:
*         Cover letter
*         Curriculum vitae
*         Outline of research topic and special collections
to be used (two pages maximum)
*         Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
*         Dates to be spent in residence
*         Two letters of recommendation from faculty or
other scholars familiar with the research project.
Please note that the committee cannot consider letters of recommendation from the librarians or staff of the UCLA Library.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, may be submitted in PDF format by email to lib_lscfellowships@library.ucla.edu<mailto:lib_lscfellowships@library.ucla.edu>.
Letters of recommendation
in PDF format can also be sent by email, either by the person writing them or by the applicant.


REVIEW PROCESS AND NOTIFICATION

A committee will evaluate the research proposals, and applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by email on or before January 15, 2016.

Fellows may be asked to speak briefly about their recent or ongoing research at an informal brownbag session with local scholars during their visit.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Submit print format applications, or direct questions about fellowships, to:

Short-term Research Fellowships Program
UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Phone:  310.825.6940

 

Susan M. Daniels Scholarship

THE SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.cgu.edu/danielsscholarship

To celebrate and honor the important legacy of Dr. Susan M. Daniels at Claremont Graduate University and in recognition of the inspiring role she played for the disability community, Claremont Graduate University is pleased to offer the Susan M. Daniels Scholarship Fund.
The Susan M. Daniels Scholarship Fund has been established by the Kay Family Foundation in recognition of Dr. Daniels’ work with the Kay Center for E-Health Research.
 
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CRITERIA

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide dissertation research support to a distinguished student pursuing a Doctoral degree studying in any program or school at Claremont Graduate University and who has demonstrated a particular excellence in and passion for disability research. Applications must have also successfully defended their dissertation proposal within three months of application submission. The recipient will receive a scholarship award of at least $2,000.
 
SCHEDULE
October 30:
December 1:
Upon Selection*:
Upon Dissertation Defense**:    Deadline for submissions of all application materials
Announcements of awards
Disbursement of initial award (75%)
Disbursement of remaining percentage of award (25%)

*   Award will be dispersed to the recipient only after they have successfully defended their dissertation proposal.
** If dissertation is not completed within one year of initial disbursement, an extension may be applied for, but granting is not guaranteed.
 
 
Please visit to the website for more information. http://www.cgu.edu/danielsscholarship

 

Grants for Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference at CGU

Each year the Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference brings together thinkers from different religions, traditions, and academic disciplines to discuss one particular theme in the fields of Religion, Theology and Philosophy of Religion. The theme of the 37th conference will be Love and Justice: Consonance or Dissonance?. The conference will be held at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, on February 19-20, 2016. Speakers will include: Richard Amesbury (Zurich), Anselm Min (Claremont), Arne Grøn (Copenhagen), W. David Hall (Center College), Namsoon Kang (Brite Divinity School), Ulrich Körtner (Vienna); Regina Schwartz (Evanston), Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale).

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided 10 conference grants ($2200 each) to enable doctoral students and new PHDs (not earlier than 2011) to participate in the conference. The grant is meant to cover all expenses. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend the conference on Friday and Saturday and to present a paper (15 double-spaced pages) on the topic of the conference. To create space for the discussion of their contributions, a pre-conference seminar will be held on Thursday, February 18, on the same topic as the main conference. All grant recipients will be expected to participate in this seminar and introduce not their own but one of the other papers for discussion. Five papers will be chosen for publication along with the conference contributions in the Claremont Studies of Philosophy of Religion (Mohr Siebeck Tübingen).

We invite doctoral students and recent PhDs to submit a one page CV and a 5 page abstract of their proposed paper on the topic of ‘Love and Justice’ (word, double-spaced, anonymous for blind review). For a more detailed description of the conference topic see http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6243.asp. Applications should be sent by email to:

Prof. Dr. Ingolf U. Dalferth (ingolf.dalferth@cgu.edu)
Department of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
831 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

by August 31, 2015 (midnight Pacific time). Applications will be blind reviewed by an international committee of scholars. Recipients will be notified in October. Drafts of the papers are due by January 15, 2016.

National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master?s degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2015 through May 2016 are now being accepted. Applications are due Friday, May 8, 2015.

Host applications are currently being accepted and are due on April 10, 2015.
Selected host institutions will be announced Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.

*Advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences, and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master?s residency programs.

For more information please visit:

NDSR Boston: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston

NDSR-NY: http://ndsr.nycdigital.org

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*Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager* Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO <http://metro.org/>)
212.228.2320 x 117
National Digital Stewardship Residency <http://ndsr.nycdigital.org>

Submission Deadline for The Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing is June 1st

The Goodwin Writing Prizes for Excellence in Theological Writing

Where are the finest Christian theology professors of tomorrow?  They are in graduate school today!

Through the three annual Goodwin Prizes, with stipends of $2,500, $1,000 and $500, we recognize and reward the most promising graduate theology students in the world. The professor of the $2,500 prize winner receives $500.

The Louise and Richard Goodwin Writing Prizes for Excellence in Theological Writing are given to graduate students in recognition of essays that demonstrate:

  • creative theological thinking,
  • excellence in scholarship,
  • faithful witness to the Christian tradition, and
  • engagement with the community of faith.

BACK FOR 2015! The Goodwin Prize will  be offered in 2015.  Submissions will be due June 1, 2015 via both email (goodwinprize@theologicalhorizons.org) and hard copy (1841 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA).

For more information, write to goodwinprize@theologicalhorizons.org

or visit: http://theologicalhorizons.org/writing

Past Goodwin Writing Prize Winners

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The 2013 Goodwin Prize Winners

More than 100 exceptional essays across 40 schools were submitted in this year’s competition. After four rounds of readings, the board of directors of Theological Horizons has awarded:

The $2,000 Goodwin Prize to Ryan Harker of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary for his essay, “Formed to Consume: A Theological Analysis of  Advertisements for Communications Technology”; A $500 award will go to his advisor, Professor Andrew Brubacher-Kaethler;

The $1,000 Goodwin Prize to Davey Henreckson of Princeton University for his essay, “The Political Image of Christ: Public Theology and Proleptic Ascent”;

The $500 Goodwin Prize to Allison Hamm of Duke Divinity School for her essay, “The Crown of Creation: Sabbath-Keeping and Christian Worship”.