Fellowships, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Deadline: June 30, 2020.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa, the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. A total of 471 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies Carnegie’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.
Accredited African universities in six host countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) can submit a project request to host an African-born scholar currently living in the United States or Canada to work on projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development. Or African-born academics currently living in the United States or Canada and working at institutions of higher education can submit a Scholar Application to the Scholar Roster.
Urban Realities in the Global South International Fellowships, Urban Studies Foundation, Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 30 June 2020.
The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and the proposed research may comprise any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.
Applicants must be early-to-mid career urban scholars with a PhD obtained within the preceding 10 years (by the submission deadline) who currently work in a university or other research institution within the Global South. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South, defined as any country on the present OECD list of ODA recipients (2018-2020).
Emergent Ventures funding for COVID-19 and general projects, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. Deadline: Ongoing (posted April 20,2020).
Emergent Ventures wants to jumpstart high-reward ideas – ‘Moonshots’ in many cases – that advance prosperity, opportunity, liberty, and well-being. They welcome the unusual and the unorthodox. Their goal is positive social change, but they do not mind if you make a profit from your project. (Indeed, a quick path to revenue self-sufficiency is a feature not a bug!)
Projects will either be fellowships or grants: fellowships involve time in residence at the Mercatus Center in Northern Virginia; grants are one-time or slightly staggered payments to support a project. Applicants are encouraged to think big, but very small grants or short fellowships will also be considered if they might change the trajectory of the applicant’s life. Applications from all ages and all parts of the world are encouraged.
NOTE: This support is not intended for scientific or biomedical research, although Emergent Ventures is also distributing funding for that. These grants/fellowships are for social projects which may be about the response to COVID-19, or may be about other social issues.
Revised Call for Proposals: 2020 Fellows’ Program. Theme: “Going beyond polarized narratives,” CMM Institute. Deadline extended: 15 May 2020.
CMM Institute is seeking innovative proposals for projects that show or create the potential for making better social worlds by going beyond the polarized narratives that have served to divide, rather than unite, communities and that have resulted in fragmented or disenfranchised segments of the population. Proposals can focus on adults or children and be concerned with present and/or future generations.
Every year CMM Institute selects fellows according to the following criteria:
* a scholar and/or practitioner
* who demonstrates an appreciative understanding of what it means to take and apply a “communication perspective” and
* finds creative and impactful ways of using a “communication perspective” to address real-world challenges.
Residential Fellowships, Institute for Advanced Studies Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, UK. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies has announced a major new initiative, the IAS Residential Fellowship programme, which will begin from September 2020. The Residential Fellowship programme adds significantly to the current portfolio of opportunities offered by the Institute to bring leading international scholars to the University as IAS Fellows.
IAS Residential Fellowships are open to outstanding international researchers from across all disciplines and career stages who wish to pursue a month-long research residency within the scholarly community of Loughborough University and its Institute of Advanced Studies.
Fellowships, Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana. Deadline: 31 March 2020.
MIASA supports different kinds of fellowships:
- individual fellowships,
- tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from West Africa, and
- Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups.
From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.
The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. More specific sub-topics under this umbrella prominently include sustainable democracy, sustainable peace and conflict management and environmental transformation as well as migration and displacement, restitution of cultural objects, and human rights research. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra). The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality.
Call for applications: Junior Fellowships in Global History, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany, and International Balzan Prize Foundation. Deadline: March 31, 2020.
Available: up to four six-month fellowships. The fellowships are funded from the Balzan Prize for Global History awarded to Professor Jürgen Osterhammel by the Fondazione Internationale Premio Balzan. They are addressed to scholars preparing a post-doctoral research monograph (‘second book’) on a global history topic, preferably focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ‘Global history’ is to be understood in a broad sense including the study of cross-cultural connectivity, comparative approaches and the history of global thought and imaginaries. An additional interest in the theory and methodology of global (and/or transnational) history is welcome and should be specified in the application.
Fellows will join the multidisciplinary – and mainly English-speaking – community at FRIAS and will have full access to the facilities and activities of the Institute as well as to the rich academic life at Freiburg University. They have no formal obligations apart from presenting their work to the FRIAS Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium and joining Jürgen Osterhammel and the co-director of the Balzan-FRIAS Project in Global History, Professor Stefanie Gänger (Heidelberg), in occasional workshops and informal discussions on conceptual issues of global history. Full-time presence at FRIAS is expected as the main purpose of the fellowship is to provide time for undisturbed work on a book project.
General Residential Fellowship Programme, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS), Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline for academic year 2021/22: 1 July 2020.
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers a General Residential Fellowship Programme open to scholars from all countries. 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.
At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. Early career scholars must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post- doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora. Senior candidates (those who have held a PhD for at least ten years) must have demonstrated a track record of significant and original research achievements over a sequence of years and be active at the international forefront of their research fields. Scholars may apply for a full academic year or one semester.
The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society, Hagley Library, Wilmington Delaware. Deadline: February 15, 2020.
The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies at the Hagley Library in Wilmington, Delaware for junior and senior scholars whose projects make use of Hagley’s substantial research collections. Scholars must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degrees by the February 15 application deadline. In accordance with NEH requirements, these fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Fellowships may be four to twelve months in length, and will provide a monthly stipend of $5,000 and complimentary lodging in housing on Hagley’s property. Scholars receive office space, Internet access, Inter-Library Loan privileges, and the full benefits of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections. They are expected to be in regular and continuous residence and to participate in the Center’s scholarly programs. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during their residency. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions, but only those that do not interfere with their residency at Hagley. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.
NOTE: There are a wide variety of other grants and fellowships available from the Hagley Library.
AIAS-COFUND II Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships, Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 17 January 2020.
Up to 15 AIAS-COFUND fellowships are available for the most talented researchers from around the world and within all research disciplines and topics. The scheme is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement no 754513) and Aarhus University Research Foundation.
Two types of AIAS-COFUND II Fellowships are available:
AIAS-COFUND Junior Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers with a career experience of 2-10 years. Duration from 12-36 months.
AIAS-COFUND Senior Fellowships for researchers with a career experience of 10+ years. Duration from 6-18 months.