SSRC Transregional InterAsian Fellowships

FellowshipsThe Social Science Research Council Transregional Research Program aims at promoting excellence in transregional research and interrogating boundaries that have long divided world geographies and academic communities. In 2017, the SSRC will offer two separate fellowship competitions as part of its Transregional Research Program:

  • The first, the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections, builds upon the SSRC’s current transregional grants program through which more than 65 individual fellowships totaling nearly $2.5 million have been awarded. These longer-term fellowships are designed to support junior scholars as they work on first or second projects and to be disbursed flexibly over a sixteen-month period. Fellows can be affiliated anywhere, need not be full-time employed, and can use the funds for research or writing. Fellowship amounts will vary based on the proposed research activities, timeline, and location, and awards will be granted of $20,000–$45,000. These fellowships are awarded for projects that reconceptualize research on Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia (including Turkey) through Eurasia, Central Asia and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia, as well as projects that explore linkages beyond this expanse. Proposals that explore the connections between Asia and Africa are particularly encouraged.
  • The second, the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen, is a short-term fellowship opportunity offered in collaboration with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, an InterAsia partner institution, or hub. These three-month residencies will take place during the 2018 summer semester at the University of Göttingen, which runs from April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018. These residencies are designed to support a small cohort of scholars who are working on projects that reflect the existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen and build upon the Global and Transregional Studies Platform research themes: Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, and Religious Networks. Recipients will receive 2,500 €/month for three months and one round-trip economy class plane ticket to Göttingen.

KAICIID International Fellows 2018 (Austria)

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals working in institutions that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme.

Set to commence in January 2018, the International Fellows Programme will develop the abilities of religious educators to promote interreligious dialogue education and practice within their respective institutions.

KAICIID will select twenty Fellows from around the world to participate in the year-long course. Selected Fellows will participate in a series of in-person and online trainings related to interreligious dialogue, coexistence and pluralism. This integrated learning process will provide Fellows with an initial framework to facilitate subsequent trainings and programming within their home institutions. The Fellows will also develop and implement small-scale local and international projects during the course of the programme. There will also be opportunities to organize and attend dialogues, lectures, field visits and conferences.

The Fellows Programme brings together religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion. The Fellows programme is designed to equip teachers with the skills to educate their students about interreligious dialogue; provide their students with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue; and to train their students in conflict transformation to be active peacemakers in their respective communities.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

EURIAS Fellowships 2018-19

FellowshipsCall for Applications Now Open
EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2018/2019

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Aahrus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 19 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues. The EURIAS Consortium welcomes applications from scholars at risk.

For the 2018-2019 academic year EURIAS offers 54 fellowships (26 junior and 28 senior positions).

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

APPLICATION
– Applications are submitted online, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure.
Applications period May 5th → June 7th, 2017, 4 pm GMT.
– Late applications will not be considered

SELECTION PROCEDURE
– Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
– Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
– Publication of results: January 2018

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Newton International Fellowships (UK)

Newton International FellowshipsThe deadline for expressions of interest for the 2017-18 round is 22nd February 2017

All School of Advanced Study, University of London member institutes welcome proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the Newton International Fellowships scheme. These enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers from any country outside UK to work at UK research institutions with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD, provided it will be completed by the start of the fellowship. Fellowships are tenable for up to two years. They include a subsistence award of up to £24,000 per year, up to £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses. Further specifications are available on the British Academy (for humanities and social sciences) and the Royal Society (for natural sciences) websites.

Deadline: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017.

Process: Expressions of interest must be sent to the relevant institute director (CC research AT sas.ac.uk) by 22nd February 2017.

Once approved, the application process will be coordinated by the School research service.

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CFP IMéRA Fellowships (France)

IMéRA : Call for applications 2017-2018
Application deadline: Friday, 18 November, 2016 – 23:59
IMéRA: Laboratory for Cross-disciplinary Exploration

A foundation of Aix-Marseille University, IMéRA is an Institute for Advanced Study, a unique research centre where both emerging and top-level scientists can take advantage of residence schemes to carry out innovative research projects.

IMéRA is specifically aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary projects. It receives scientists and artists of all disciplines (in residence between 3 and 10 months), as well as a few cross-disciplinary teams with joint projects for short stays (2 to 4 weeks).

Research undertaken at the Institute is meant to develop interaction within social science, within science, between social science and hard, experimental and health sciences, and links between art and science. The Institute thus contributes to the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground and grooms young researchers for such approaches. IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.

In their applications, candidates should clearly demonstrate their interest in cross-disciplinary projects on the basis of their research or itineraries, by:

  • providing a list of already experienced cross-disciplinary collaborations or of publications calling for such collaboration schemes; or
  • proposing to start one such collaboration and specifying its characteristics; or
  • detailing expected contributions from cross-fertilisation of their own research program with perspectives and intellectual resources of other disciplines.

IMéRA gives preference to high-aspiring research projects conducive to inter-disciplinary collaboration on complex science issues or major society challenges. Residents carry out their research in connection with Aix-Marseille University (AMU) teams and laboratories or with partner bodies. It is compulsory to include a letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille University researcher to the application.

SCHEDULE
Deadline: 18 November 2016 (this date included)
Duration of residences: 5 or 10 months
Residence periods (to be chosen by the candidates, several choices are possible)

WHO CAN QUALIFY
This call is open to scientists with official status and artists of all disciplines, both junior and senior.

Applications must be in English or French.
Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA’s website 

For further information, contact: pascale.hurtado[at]univ-amu.fr

CASBS at Stanford Seeks Fellows

Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Seeks Fellows

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, is now accepting applications for its residential fellowships for the 2017- 2018 academic year. Online applications will be accepted at the Center’s website through November 4, 2016 for the 2017-2018 fellowship year.

“The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. We are pleased to partner with several entities to provide funding for some residential fellowships whose research projects focus on certain topics.  Our newest partner fellowship programs are the Presence-CASBS and Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellowships, which join the Berggruen, Mindset Scholars Network, and Stanford Cyber Initiative fellowships offered through CASBS.

CASBS is a collaborative environment that fosters the serendipity arising from unexpected intellectual encounters. We believe that cross-disciplinary interactions lead to beneficial transformations in thinking and research. We seek fellows who will be influential with, and open to influence by, their colleagues in the diverse multidisciplinary cohort we assemble for a given year.”

CFP IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships (France)

IMéRA, Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study, is issuing its calls for applications concerning fellowships during the academic year 2017-2018.

Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study welcomes high level scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of three to ten months, during the academic year 2017-2018.

Deadline for applications: Friday, November 18th, midnight (Paris time, France)

Applicants may request residencies for one of the following programs:
IMéRA: call for individual applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/Inserm: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/LabexMed: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/OT-Med: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/BLRI: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/AMSE: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/MuCEM: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/SIRIC: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA: call for applications of teams 2017-2018

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY 
Conditions of eligibility differ from one call to another. It is therefore necessary to refer to the description of each call for applications.

CALENDAR
Application deadline: November 18th, 2016
Publication of results: February 2017

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SSRC Transregional Research Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections

SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS, NEXT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2016. APPLY NOW

The Social Science Research Council Transregional Research Program aims at promoting excellence in transregional research and interrogating boundaries that have long divided world geographies and academic communities.

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections, builds upon the SSRC’s current transregional grants program through which more than 50 individual fellowships totaling nearly $2 million have been awarded. These longer-term fellowships are designed to support junior scholars as they work on first or second projects and to be disbursed flexibly over a sixteen-month period. Fellows can be affiliated anywhere, need not be full-time employed, and can use the funds for research or writing. Fellowship amounts will vary based on the proposed research activities, timeline, and location, and awards will be granted of $20,000–$45,000

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (formerly the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research) are awarded for projects that reconceptualize research on Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia (including Turkey) through Eurasia, Central Asia and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia, as well as projects that explore linkages beyond this expanse. Proposals that explore the connections between Asia and Africa are encouraged in this round of the competition.

Specifically, the fellowships will reward work that promises to push the boundaries of current frameworks for transregional and transnational research. The grants will enable fellows to devote sustained attention to completing first books and/or formulating second projects and developing innovative teaching materials and resources, including publicly available digital resources. In addition, the fellows’ workshops will create networks that will continue to support fellows well beyond the grant period.

By targeting junior scholars up to five years out of the PhD, these fellowships provide crucial support at a time when it may be easier for researchers to explore broader dimensions of and contexts for their work (including interdisciplinary perspectives) than during the dissertation itself. In addition, these fellowships will:
• Enable researchers whose training has been primarily disciplinary to deepen engagements with regional scholarship (and vice versa).
• Enable researchers to develop cross-regional or multi-site projects that depend on investments in language learning and gaining site-specific knowledge.
• Provide occasions for bringing people from more literary, historical and social science branches of the humanities into stronger interactions with one another through the study of specific themes or sites (e.g. classicists, historians, art historians, anthropologists and sociologists engaged in Mediterranean studies).
• Allow for bringing people with experience in specific transregional contexts together to undertake comparative research around transregional phenomena such as waterways, diasporas, aid relationships, or cultural flows.

 

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships 2017

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship Program

An ICWA Fellowship represents a generous investment in the future of a Fellow. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad.

ICWA’s mission is to identify and cultivate rare potential, so we are looking for promise, curiosity, and enthusiasm in our candidates. We consider whether a candidate is ready for the rapid personal growth that the Fellowship makes possible. Candidates with a passion for their project country and who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity we offer, have the best chance of being awarded an ICWA Fellowship. Extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always necessary; Fellowships are aimed at developing advanced knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them.

Strong candidates generally propose topics for the Fellowship that are compelling. Given our interest in achieving wide geographic distribution over time, we generally are less inclined to select projects in countries where we currently or very recently have had a Fellow. We are naturally drawn to areas of the world and topics that are less well understood and that are relevant to the United States. These could include thematic Fellowships, for example examining questions related to economic development or the environment that could be effectively pursued using the method of our Fellowships. Candidates are encouraged to browse ICWA’s archives to see the kind of projects that the Institute has supported.

REQUIREMENTS
Language Skills
We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed project. Candidates proposing to go to China, Russia, Indonesia, India, or Brazil, for example, should have proficiency in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa, Hindi (or another relevant language) or Portuguese. It is too costly and time consuming to start from scratch, so we expect enough language proficiency so that candidates are able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in the country. Exceptions have been made for unusual languages or situations, but these are rare.

Criteria for Consideration
Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. A proposed Fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. Public service, social activism or contribution to wider understanding in the United States is our ultimate purpose, out of a belief that the public can benefit from the knowledge and wisdom that our Fellows acquire.

Restrictions
While we expect candidates to design projects of topical interest, Fellowships are not aimed at covering news events. We do not send Fellows into war zones, or places where intense security concerns prevent Fellows from interacting with the local populace.

Fellowships are not scholarships. We do not support degree programs at universities, the writing of books, or research projects aimed at answering specific questions in a particular academic discipline.

Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education. We do not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students.

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES
Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters, which are made available through our website to Institute members and other interested parties, including family, friends and professional associates of the Fellows. While the Institute has funded and will continue to fund artists, performers, and others who find various ways to participate in the societies they study, the immediate fruits of the Fellows’ learning are communicated principally through writing. Fellows should be prepared to share their experience with a general, well-educated audience, and not only with specialists in their field. Fellows work closely with the Executive Director, who serves as writing coach, editor, and mentor.

While many Fellows go on to pursue political or social causes at home and abroad, the purpose of a Fellowship is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their Fellowship. The Institute does not accept any government funds. Fellows must preserve that independence, in letter and in spirit.

Fellows should not expect to return to the United States during the two years of their Fellowship. ICWA Fellowships are immersive; a vital component of the Fellowship experience is remaining, without interruption, in the area of study for the duration of a Fellowship.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The Institute provides full financial support for its Fellows and their immediate families. “Full financial support” does not mean unlimited financial support, and Fellows are expected to live and spend modestly. The Institute provides Fellows with sufficient funding to allow them and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Opportunities
Donors’ Fellowship: The generous support received from contributors enables ICWA to appoint a Donors’ Fellows every two years. Topics and areas of study are unrestricted.

Fellows with appropriate topics may receive support from specially endowed funds, including:
John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships offer people with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialities an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the relationship of forest-resource problems to humans, including policy-makers, environmentalists, farmers, scientists and forest-product industrialists.

John O. Crane Memorial Fellowships provide support for study in East Europe and the Middle East.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES
Those interested in applying for an Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship should send an initial Letter of Interest and a resume to the Institute via email. (Post is also accepted.)

In your letter of interest, tell us what you would do if you had a two-year, self-designed Fellowship overseas and why you’re the right person to carry it out. There is no fixed length for the letter of interest. Take the space that you need to make a cogent case for yourself. Please indicate your age, as applicants must be under the age of 36 at the time that the letter of interest is due.

Selected Fellows are expected to depart for their Fellowship within six months of their selection.

This is a competitive process. The strongest applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed application.

Deadlines
To be considered for the June 2016 Fellowship appointment, letters of Interest are due on March 1, 2017.

Applications are not considered on a rolling basis.

We are unable to respond to all inquiries, but will certainly answer those that fit our Fellowship requirements.

Email: apply[at]icwa.org

For applications via post: 
Institute of Current World Affairs
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036

David Myers Research Fellow (Australia)

David Myers Research Fellow
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: 17 June 2016

Prestigious David Myers Fellowship Program
3 year, fixed-term appointment based at any campus
Make a significant contribution to your discipline at an international level

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe University’s 2013 – 2017 research strategy encourages innovation, specialisation and collaboration. It focuses on cultivating a modern, vibrant research culture – a culture that values academic freedom; a culture that attracts and retains exceptional staff and outstanding students; a culture that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address global problems; a culture that fosters the very best research and attracts game-changing partnerships; a culture that engages with the local community in Northern Melbourne, in regional Victoria, in Australia and internationally.

In 2017 La Trobe University will celebrate its 50th anniversary and in celebrating both our founding Vice Chancellor and our future, the College of Arts, Social Science & Commerce will fund a set of David Myers Research Fellowships for a period of 3 years. Up to 6 Research Fellowships (post-doctoral research fellowships) ranging from Level A to Senior Research Fellow will be appointed.

La Trobe strives to promote, recognise and support researchers who demonstrate exemplary performance.

The positions
The Research Fellows will propose and undertake projects aligned with areas of research strength, Research Focus Areas (RFAs), Disciplinary Research Programs (DRPs) or active Research Centres. This will include the following:
Conduct and publish, high quality, high impact research and other scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
Obtain, or assist in obtaining, research funding from external sources.
Form productive research partnerships
Participate in professional activities including presentations at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
Provide advice within the field of the employee’s research to Honours and postgraduate students.

In addition, the Senior Research Fellow will also;
Provide leadership in research related activities
Make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national and international level, demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other scholarly activities.
Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), students.
Contribute to building a robust and ambitious research culture within La Trobe

The candidate
To be successful in the role you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and possess demonstrated relevant academic experience. You will also possess:
Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research conducted and published, relative to opportunity;
Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly in English both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, honours and postgraduate students; and
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Closing date: 17th June, 2016.

Position Enquiries: Office of the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Please address the following questions and attach this with your application.
Outline your proposed research project
How does your research relate to Key or Developing Research Strengths in the College or RFAs or DRPs
Please outline your contribution to your discipline/s and to research excellence so far (relative to opportunity) and the likely future impact.

Please include your CV and referee details.