ACLS: Leading Edge Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsLeading Edge Fellowships, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS is based in New York, but the fellowships are across the USA). Deadline: 15 March 2023.

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the fifth competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows take on substantive roles that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of the Mellon Foundation.

The fellowships are designed to foster mutually beneficial partnerships between fellows and their hosting organizations. Each applicant may apply for up to two of the available Leading Edge Fellowship opportunities. Eligible organizations include:

  • Asian Americans for Advancing Justice
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Campaign for Southern Equality
  • The Center for Cultural Power
  • Destiny Arts Center
  • Gender Justice
  • Justice Action Center
  • and more

U Cambridge: Visiting Bye-Fellowship for Scholars from the Global South (UK)

FellowshipsVisiting Bye-Fellowship for Scholars from the Global South, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 28 February 2023.

Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, invites applications for its Visiting Fellowship designed to support research in any field of study from scholars with current academic appointments or their equivalent in the Global South (defined for present purposes as countries on the current OECD ‘DAC’ list.

The Visiting Bye-Fellowship is a limited-term appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments. The purposes are to permit the scholar to execute this project, to enable the scholar to engage in intellectual exchange with Cambridge scholars and to form connections that might be of longer-term benefit to their own careers and to their own institutions, and to enrich the life of the College and university by widening our own networks and perspectives.

This one-year position is open to established researchers, including those on leave or on secondment from university posts. The successful candidate will have done a minimum of three years of advanced research (postdoctoral or equivalent) and will normally have produced significant published work. The successful candidate is expected to reside in Cambridge, but research trips may be permitted.

Eisenhower Fellowships (USA & International)

FellowshipsEisenhower Fellowships (both for USA and international), Philadelphia, PA, USA,  Deadline: varies by program.

Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and connects innovative leaders through a transformative fellowship experience and lifelong engagement in a global network of dynamic change agents committed to creating a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.

There are 3 different programs:

International Programs: Annually, between 40 and 50 mid-career leaders from all fields around the world are selected as International Eisenhower Fellows to travel to the United States for an intensive four-to-six-week fellowship. EF empowers these trailblazers, typically ages between 32 and 45, to tackle bigger challenges as they better the world and their own societies.

USA Programs: The USA Program sends 10-12 outstanding mid-career American leaders abroad each year for a similar program of meetings with leaders and experts in their respective fields in a relevant region of the world. These ascendant American leaders from all fields travel to one or two nations for four- or five-week programs with both in-person and virtual components. Fellows will develop a project, foster professional relationships and launch dynamic, concrete collaborations with their international counterparts, their cohort and the prestigious EF network of more than 1,600 active Fellows on six continents.

Global Scholars: The Eisenhower Global Scholars Program sends four American university graduates abroad annually for an academic year of postgraduate studies at two prestigious European universities, the University of Oxford and IE University in Madrid, Spain, leading to a master’s degree and immersion in the EF global network of Fellows.



Stimson Center: Junior Fellows, South Asia Program (USA)

FellowshipsJunior Fellows, South Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, D.C., USA. Deadline: 16 February 2023.

The Henry L. Stimson Center’s South Asia Program welcomes applications from highly motivated graduating seniors or individuals who have completed their undergraduate or master’s degree in the past year for its 2023-2024 cohort of Junior Fellows. The one-year, full-time fellowship will provide individuals with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent, engage with the South Asia policy community in Washington and the region, and experience working at a dynamic think tank that provides close interaction with senior staff and researchers. The fellow will be expected to reside in the DC/MD/VA area for the tenure of their appointment.

Junior Fellows will support the Stimson South Asia Program’s efforts to research, analyze, and inform policymakers about the evolving dynamics of deterrence, conflict risks, military modernization, and great-power competition in Southern Asia. Fellows will support research, publications, and programmatic efforts (including South Asian Voices, Strategic Learning, and public events and workshops). They will receive professional development opportunities to engage with leading scholars and practitioners in the field; to represent Stimson at scholarly and policy convenings; to hone technical and analytical skills; and to conduct, present, and publish their own research.

The Stimson Center is rated as “Least Biased” based on mostly neutral reporting on security, and “High” for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record by Media Bias/Fact Check. Other positions currently available at the Stimson Center are listed here.

U Notre Dame: Visiting Research Fellowships for 2023-24 (USA)

FellowshipsVisiting Research Fellowships, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Each year, the Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives. Applicants must have completed a doctoral, or equivalent, degree (with the exception of the Alumni Visiting Research Fellow). Clearly identify the field to which you are applying (Gender, Intersectionality, Conflict & Peacebuilding; International Mediation; Systemic Racism in the United States; Alumni).

Harvard U: Multiple Fellowships in Law & Society or Negotiation (USA)

FellowshipsMultiple fellowships for 2023-24 relating to either law and society or negotiation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: Varies by program.

Harvard University is offering a number of fellowship opportunities:

  1. The Program on Law and Society Visiting Fellowship Program provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on law and society in Muslim majority and minority contexts. They are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change in particular, migration and refugee studies, LGBTQ issues, and related areas. They welcome applicants with advanced degrees (e.g., JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree) and experienced practicing lawyers who aim to draw upon their legal experience in their Fellowship project. Fellows may spend from one month up to one academic year (excluding June-August) in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project. Deadline: 1 February 2023.

  2. The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution and give fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse resources available at PON. Deadline: 9 February 2023.

US-Japan Leadership Program 2023/24 (Japan/USA)

FellowshipsCall for applications: US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP), participants expected to be in Japan, 23-30 July 2023 AND in the USA in July 2024. Deadline: 5 December 2022.

USJLP is the flagship program of the United States-Japan Foundation. It launched in 2000 with the purpose of developing a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in each country.  With the goal of bridging the gap between East and West, the Program fosters a continuing dialogue among future leaders in a broad variety of professions. It starts this process by bringing some young leaders together from each country for two intensive weeklong conferences over two years, with discussions revolving around historical and current issues in bilateral relations, as well as issues reaching beyond our two countries. Through serious conversation as well as recreation and shared cultural activities it seeks to nurture lifelong friendships. The Program is designed to keep the leaders in touch with each other throughout their careers through a dedicated website and member directory, frequent reunions and newsletters, and online social networks.

All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-44 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in the USA), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

VIA Global Community Fellowships

FellowshipsGlobal Community Fellowships in Asia, VIA Programs, Palo Alto, CA. Deadline: 30 October 2022.

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for recent university graduates and starting as well as experienced professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development, capacity-building, and education. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Fellows engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with VIA local partners. Each post has a unique mix of responsibilities, which generally fall into the following categories:

  • Education — Fellows advance student development in critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

  • Training & Capacity-building — Fellows develop training resources and curricula for partners to enhance their organizational operations and optimize for impact. You may help with needfinding, research, training program or workshop design, facilitation, and assessment for partner staff and/or the communities they serve.

  • Community Development — Fellows support community development and international communication efforts by facilitating access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of local partners.

Humanities Research Fellowships: Study of the Arab World (UAE)

FellowshipsHumanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Deadline: 3 October 2022.

The New York University Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2023. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year fellowships.

National Humanities Center: Fellowships for 2023-4 (USA)

FellowshipsResidential Fellowships, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Deadline: 6 October 2022.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.

In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Thanks to generous support from funders and partners, the Center is able to offer dedicated fellowship support for faculty from HBCUs and scholars of early modern China and its world.

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