Wilson China Fellowship (USA)

Fellowships

Wilson China Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Asia Program, in conjunction with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, seeks applicants for the Wilson China Fellowship from policy-oriented academics with specialization in political, social, economic, security, or historical issues related to China. The aim of this new fellowship is to produce new and original pieces of research that improve understanding of the role that China is playing in the Indo-Pacific, its relations with its neighbors and the United States, and its impact on peace and security issues. Additionally, the Fellowship seeks to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, and to support a new generation of American scholarship on China.

ICWA Fellowships

Fellowships

Fellowships, Institute of Current World Affairs, Washington, DC. Applications for June 2021 appointment are due December 15, 2020.

ICWA advances deep knowledge of global cultures and affairs by supporting fellows for two-year immersive programs of independent research and writing abroad. A proposed fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by advancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and trends. Public service, social activism or contribution to wider knowledge in the United States is the ultimate purpose, from a belief the public benefits from the wisdom and experience fellows acquire.

  • Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
  • US citizenship is not a requirement but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society. 
  • Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education.
  • Candidates need necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed projects. 

Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Researchers

Fellowships
Visiting Research Scholars, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan, for 2022-23. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studies worldwide. In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars. The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center’s permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of the team research projects.

Israel Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowships (Israel)

FellowshipsOpen Call for Individual Fellowships 2022-2023, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

IIAS invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit proposals for an individual fellowship at the IIAS for the 2022-2023 academic year. Topics may cover any research area from any discipline and must seek to be innovative, with the potential to impact research in the field. The IIAS provides fellows with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and subsidized accommodation.

Scholars may be from Israel or abroad and must have a tenured position with an academic research institution. This fellowship is not open for post-docs. The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. Residencies are open for 10 months and 5 months.

There is also an Open Call for Research Groups 2022-2023.

IMéRA Fellowships (France)

Fellowships

Call for applications: Fellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 13 October 2020.

Each year IMéRA hosts about thirty scientists and artists from all disciplines (residents), selected after an evaluation procedure with the most stringent international standards, shortlisting of applications and external evaluators. IMéRA promotes innovative experimental interdisciplinary approaches in all areas of knowledge. Applications accepted in one of the following:

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study Fellowships (Sweden)

Fellowships

Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme 2021-22, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline: 1 October 2020.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme is a newly launched research programme, which intends to advance the study of cultural diversity in a global perspective. The fellowship is open to scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social diversity, cultural heritage and creativity, societal structures and public resistance, and varieties of cultural expressions in local and global perspective.

The programme gives fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

The fellowship programme encourages, but is not limited to, applications from talented younger scholars in non-Western countries and of underrepresented gender. At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. The application must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post-doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsThe Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Parts of the Smithsonian that might be of specific interest to CID followers include: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Office of International Relations, and there are Fulbright-Smithsonian Awards for those outside the US to travel to work with the Smithsonian collections.

Radcliffe Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsRadcliffe Fellowships 2021-22, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Deadline: for humanities, social sciences, and creative arts, September 10, 2020; for science, engineering, and mathematics, October 1, 2020.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. The goal is diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. . .innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia. The Institute’s focus areas include:

* Law, education, and justice
* Youth leadership and civic engagement
* Legacies of slavery

Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections are welcomed.

U Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study: Fellowships & Postdocs (Germany)

FellowshipsMultiple Fellowships and Postdocs, Zakunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Deadline: 15 October 2020 or rolling (depending on opportunity).

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Konstanz. It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are for all those in the early stage of their career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

5-year Research Fellowships promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. Research Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

Senior Fellows are established guest scholars from the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences who join the Zukunftskolleg for a research stay and work with the fellows. Rolling deadline.

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz, or to one of the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: “Politics of Inequality”and the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”. Rolling deadline.

Cornell U: Society for the Humanities Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsSociety for the Humanities Fellowships 2021-22, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $55,000.

Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are “residential,” and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme.

Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research.