Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships

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

Submit An Essay

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”.

Mellon Fellowships in Post-Classical Latin at UCLA

Mellon Fellowships in Post-Classical Latin
 
The UCLA Department of Classics is delighted to announce the award of a $700,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Division of the Humanities to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The program has been funded for three years and will have a post-baccalaureate and graduate fellowship component. The administrative Director of the UCLA Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin will be Professor Robert Gurval.
 
The post-baccalaureate program in post-classical Latin is intended for students who have completed B.A. degrees and who seek to pursue Ph.D. programs requiring study and proficiency in late Latin texts and documents. A cohort of up to four students will be chosen each year by a faculty subcommittee. All university fees and a stipend of $18,000 will be provided to allow the admitted students to spend a year at UCLA participating in the post-classical Latin curriculum as well as taking existing courses in Classical Latin and, more broadly, in undergraduate and graduate courses in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Participating departments include English, History, Art History, Italian, Philosophy, French and Francophone Studies, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The program offers a pro-seminar in the Fall Quarter to introduce students to UCLA faculty and to prepare them for successful applications to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. This year’s Mellon recipients are Lena Frostestad, Alexandra Kaczenski, Lily Stewart, and Burt Westermeier.
 
The Mellon grant will also provide up to two graduate fellowships each year to assist in the recruitment of students entering UCLA who intend to pursue Ph.D. programs in areas whose research involves the study of post-classical Latin texts. The department packages will provide six years of support by combining fellowships and teaching employment. The first year is provided by the Mellon grant, and includes the payment of all university fees and a stipend of $27,000. Individual departments or programs will nominate candidates for these fellowships during the admissions process. This year’s recipients are Christopher Gobeille (French and Francophone Studies) and John Kardosh (Philosophy).
 
This year we are also pleased to welcome two junior scholars in the field of post-classical Latin as full-time lecturers in the Department for 2014-15: Ariane Schwartz (Harvard University, Ph.D. 2011), and Justin Haynes (University of Toronto, Ph.D. 2014). They will share the teaching of a year-long sequence of Latin reading courses in post-classical literature.
 
Students interested in the post-baccalaureate program should submit the following:
 
(1) application form (to be posted on UCLA Department of Classics website, http://www.classics.ucla.edu/index.php/mellon-program-in-post-classical-latin)
 
(2) official transcripts of undergraduate institutions (including non-degree or M.A. programs where you have taken relevant courses, especially in Latin);
 
(3) two letters of recommendation; and
 
(4) personal statement.
 
The faculty committee will begin reviewing completed applications on April 1, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date until the program is full. Materials should be sent electronically to tkim@humnet.ucla.edu, or mailed to the UCLA Department of Classics, ATTN: Tanya
Kim, Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Dodd 100, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417. Academic inquiries should be addressed to Professor Robert Gurval, Director of the Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin (gurval@humnet.ucla.edu).
 

Fellowships Available for The Registers of the Archbishops of York Summer Institute

The Registers of the Archbishops of York, 1225-1646
The current, Andrew W. Mellon-funded project on the York Archbishops' registers will host a major Summer Institute for graduate students at the University of York, 19 July-1 August 2015.

Twelve fully-funded places (including all transportation, accommodation and subsistence costs) are available for graduate students registered in the UK and the USA.

The Institute offers a great opportunity for students to receive expert training (either as beginners or as specialists) in the records of the English Church in the medieval and early modern eras, to advance their study of palaeography and diplomatic, and to understand the potential of these records for the study of religion, politics, society, culture, and digital humanities.
Details of the Summer Institute, and links to the application form, are available at:

http://www.york.ac.uk/borthwick/projects/archbishops-registers/#tab-3
Any further inquiries may be directed to gary.brannan@york.ac.uk

Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
 
Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to graduate students enrolled at institutions which grant the Ph.D. degree in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California). The fellowships are competitive and are awarded to students whose dissertation proposals have been approved and which address economic, social, policy or political problems of the Los Angeles area.
 
Up to eight awards of $20,000 each will be available for one year of work toward completion of the dissertation (field work, research or writing may be covered).  
 
Criteria:
•    Applicant must have had their dissertation proposals accepted and be working with their faculty advisors as of the date that the applications are due to be submitted to the Foundation.
•    The Fellowship awards are not renewable.
•    Proposals address economic, social, policy, or political problems that impact the Los Angeles region. A broader geographic scope will be considered if an important part of the research impact the Los Angeles region.
•    For full criteria and award use: http://www.haynesfoundation.org/up_file/DDF-Guidelines-2015-2016.pdf
 
The 2015-2016 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships due date is February 19, 2015.
 
The Department of Advancement has a positive, ongoing relationship with the Haynes Foundation and is able to assist students in the application process for the Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Email Kevin Riel or Laura Brantley if you are interested in this fellowship or have any questions about the fellowship process.

Kevin Riel
Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Office of Advancement
Claremont Graduate University
kevin.riel@cgu.edu
 
Laura J. Brantley
Corporate & Foundation Relations Research Assistant
Jagels Building, 165 East Tenth St.
Claremont, CA 91711
fellowship.research@cgu.edu

Nau Graduate Fellowship in History

Nau Fellows receive $8,000 to $12,000.  Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

For more information: www.colfa.utsa.edu/colfa/scholarships/history

History fellowship

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities
If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!
Newberry Library Fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short-Term Fellowships within one academic year.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.
For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research in the Newberry's collections and to promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Applicants may apply for 4 to 12 months of support, with a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships.

The Newberry's collection strengths include:
American History and Culture
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Art History
Chicago and the Midwest
Genealogy and Local History
History of the Book
Manuscripts and Archives
Maps, Travel, and Exploration
Medieval, Renaissance, & Early Modern Studies
Music
Religion
and much more!
The Newberry Library also offers an array of Short-Term fellowships. For more information about these opportunities, please visit: www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships
All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry's online catalog and collection guides before applying: www.newberry.org/catalogs-and-guides

Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60610
312-255-3666 | research@newberry.org

Fellowship Opportunities at UCLA

Fellowship opportunities at UCLA:
 
sponsored by
UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
www.c1718cs.ucla.edu
and
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
www.clarklibrary.ucla.edu
 
Combined fellowship information can be found here:
www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/fellowships
 
Post-doctoral application forms can be accessed directly via this link:
www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/postdoc-app
 
 
Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships
 
The theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center's yearlong core programs.
 
The core program for 2015–2016:
 
The Frontiers of Persian Learning: Testing the Limits of a Eurasian Lingua Franca, 1600–1900
Organized by Nile Green (UCLA)
 
As a lingua franca promoted by multi-ethnic and multi-religious states and expanded further by education and commerce, Persian had reached by the eighteenth century the zenith of its geographical and social reach. Then, in the course of the nineteenth century, it was rapidly undermined by the rise of new imperial and vernacular languages. By 1900 a language that had connected much of Eurasia had shrunk to a core ‘homeland.’ This conference series aims to understand the reasons behind both the rapid expansion and contraction of Persian by identifying what functions the language was both able and unable to serve in an age of transformative Eurasian interactions. By identifying the geographical, social, and epistemological ‘frontiers’ of Persian, the Clark conferences explore the limits of exchange, understanding, and affection with the diverse communities brought into contact by Persian. Through a critical rather than celebratory approach drawn from the intersection of historical, sociolinguistic, and literary analyses, the program aims to test the limits of Persian by identifying its geographical, social, and epistemological fault lines.
 
Session 1: The Geographical Frontiers of Persian Learning
October 16, 2015
 
The first conference tests the frontiers of Persian’s linguistic geography by reconstructing the mobility of Persian east into India, China, and Southeast Asia and west into the Ottoman Empire and northern Europe. By following the journeys of texts and text-producers, the conference asks speakers to identify the limits—indeed, the breakage points—of Persian’s usefulness as a medium of affinity, understanding, and interaction. Was Persian anchored to a geographically delimited region, or was it capable of following the settler routes of its users worldwide like other global languages? Is it meaningful to conceive Persian as possessing language borders, or did it function mainly in informational orders characterized by multilingualism and translation? What, if any, were the diminishing social or intellectual returns of its spatial expansion? Indeed, how should we spatialize Persian and conceive its relationship to different layers of place? What functions could Persian perform and not perform in these different contexts? At the same time as the conference maps the furthest expansion of Persian, it therefore serves as an exercise in tracing the constraints of the cosmopolitan.
 
Session 2: The Social Frontiers of Persian Learning
February 5, 2016
 
As one Eurasia’s great lingua francas, Persian has been rightly celebrated for its inclusiveness, bringing together Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, and others into a single if disjointed ecumene. At the same time, it has widely been conceived as the ‘Islamicate’ language par excellence. Against this apparently cosmopolitan backdrop, the conference seeks to identify the social limits or breaking-points of Persian’s usage and usefulness. By asking whether in its connecting of different communities, Persian served more as a language of trade, governance, or literature, we can assess the limits of the ‘cosmopolitanism’ that has been celebrated in recent scholarship. This approach raises a series of questions. Was the wide expansion of Persian enabled but ultimately disabled by its close but constraining ties to ruling states?  How did the ‘Islamicate’ profile of Persian shape the frontiers of its republic (or empire) of letters? Were there forms of social interaction or organization with which Persian could not cope? At the same time as pointing to the bridge-building achievements of Persian, by addressing such questions the conference aims to assess the social fault lines to help explain why so successful a lingua franca could dissolve so rapidly in the nineteenth century.
 
Session 3: The Epistemological Frontiers of Persian Learning
April 8–9, 2016
 
While Persian has been rightly admired as a language of humanism, philosophy, and science, we have little sense of its epistemological limitations. Yet the early modern period saw a rapid acceleration of intellectual and scientific exchange, involving—in the case of Persian—translations from both European and Asian languages. In this age of new ideas, the conference asks whether there were certain concepts or debates that Persian was unable to capture or communicate? Were these constraints due to external, socio-political factors, or did Persian’s linguistic profile and literary conventions impose on its users internal constraints? How constraining a factor was Persian’s reliance on manuscript transmission prior to the mid-nineteenth century (and, conversely, what was the impact on Persian of printed texts in European or vernacular languages)? What role was played by demands of creating a vocabulary for scientific discoveries and political innovations made in other cultural and linguistic contexts? In these ways the conference charts the epistemological barriers of Persian as it responded to new political and intellectual demands.
 
Scholars must have received their doctorates in the last six years (no earlier than 1 July 2009 and no later than 30 September 2015). Scholars whose research pertains to the announced theme are eligible to apply. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s workshops and seminars. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark.
Stipend: $42,000 for the three-quarter period including paid medical benefits for scholar and dependents.
 
Application deadline: 1 February 2015

Hillcrest Research Awards - Call for Proposals

Hillcrest Transdisciplinary Student Research Awards — Call for Proposals

The Transdisciplinary Studies Program created the Hillcrest Research Award from a gift to the university to support and encourage student transdisciplinary research and collaboration. Awards range from $500 to $1500 per group.
We are currently accepting proposals that fall under this year's theme of "Big Data.”
Awards will be very competitive, as funds are limited.
For details about the eligibility and application criteria, please go to: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/9467.asp

Student Fellowship Support at CGU

The Office of Advancement has a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO), a searchable database that contains detailed information on over 120,000 foundation donors, which is available to all CGU students by appointment in our office in the Jagels Building (165 East 10th Street). After scheduling an appointment (see below), our research assistant will give you a brief FDO tutorial before you begin your search.

E-mail Laura Brantley, Research Assistant for Corporate and Foundation Relations (and a PhD student in Politics), at fellowship.research@cgu.edu
or
E-mail Kevin Riel, Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (and a PhD student in English), at kevin.riel@cgu.edu

For more information: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/11158.asp

$32,500 Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

December 1, 2014 deadline.  The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $32,500, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a one-year senior or postdoctoral fellowship is $47,500, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

For more information: http://americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/fellows/

Omohundro Institute Fellowships

  • Lapidus–OIEAHC Fellowship—up to eight predoctoral fellowships awarded annually to support advanced graduate student research related to Early American and transatlantic print culture.
  • Colonial Williamsburg-OIEAHC Short-Term Visiting Fellowship–for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to come to Williamsburg, Virginia, for periods of 1-3 months to use the combined scholarly resources of both organizations.
  • Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship—a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. This fellowship is awarded annually.
  • Scholars’ Workshop—a two-week workshop for six untenured scholars to work both as a group and individually with Institute editors and staff on either a manuscript chapter or a journal article in progress.
  • Travel Scholars Fellowship—awarded to faculty and graduate students from developing countries to support participation in an Institute conference or workshop.

For more information, please see the Omohundro Institute webpage: www.oieahc.wm.edu