Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Application Deadline: December 20, 2015

The University of Canterbury invites applications for a 5-week Visiting Fellowship available any time from mid February to mid June 2016 (the first semester of the New Zealand academic year).  The fellow is expected to offer a number of research seminars to staff/students and meet graduate research students to provide general advice and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a senior or mid-career scholar, possibly on sabbatical over this period.

The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem that should cover additional living costs for the 5-week period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department for conducting their own research, a computer and access to the university library. They are also free to travel during this period to see the many wonders of New Zealand, which will be in Summer and Autumn.

The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.”  The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal
development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Babak Bahador.

Fellowships for Graduate Study at King’s College London

A range of post-graduate studentships (called graduate fellowships in US) are available for 2016-17 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse & narrative analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016).  These cover sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, interactional discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, areas of applied linguistics, computational linguistics, educational linguistics and language & literacy education.  Candidates can apply either for a three year PhD Studentship or for a four year Studentship which involves a one year MA and a three year PhD.
Arts & Humanities Research Council/London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC/LAHP) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016).   This covers research on linguistic structure, history, theory and description, including stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus studies, translation, and some areas of applied linguistics.  Studentships last three years.
• Studentships administered by the King’s College Graduate School.

To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award.  It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to our webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.

AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program (German Studies in DC)

AICGS applications for in-residence Visiting Fellows

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Visiting Fellows Program is designed to provide scholars and specialists with a base while conducting their research in Washington, DC. Visiting Fellows should be working on issues related to the AICGS mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. Visiting Fellows must be self-financed and can be in-residence at AICGS for anywhere between one month to one year. Applications are accepted year round.

Visiting Fellows’ research projects should fit under one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas:
*Business and Economics
*Foreign and Domestic Policy
*Society, Culture & Politics

Within these three program areas, AICGS focuses on specific projects that address emerging issues relevant to a changing transatlantic relationship. Visiting Fellows who are working on similar issues may benefit particularly from a research stay at AICGS. The Program, however, accepts fellows working on a variety of issues.

With its location in Washington, DC, providing access to policymakers, universities, think tanks, and the Library of Congress as well as other resources, AICGS offers the ideal location for researchers. AICGS has a wide network of academics and policymakers and its professional staff and fellows provide in-house expertise. AICGS Visiting Fellows are an integral part of the AICGS community and are encouraged to participate in AICGS projects and events and contribute to the Institute’s targeted analysis newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. Depending on the quality of the Visiting Fellows’ research results and the nature of the project, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy and academic communities.

The Visiting Fellows Program is open to all nationalities. Fellows are responsible for their own travel and living costs while in Washington, DC. In addition, Visiting Fellows must cover the use of office space at AICGS and incidentals, such as phone/supplies/postage. Foreign nationals must be eligible to travel to the U.S.

Qualifications
Applicants must have at least a Master’s Degree and be working on issues related to the German-American relationship.

Application Procedure
There is no formal application form. To apply for the AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program, please submit the following materials:
*A brief cover letter
*A curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant)
*A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS
*One letter of reference (for graduate students and recent PhDs (received in the last five years) only).

Application Deadlines: None

Visa Requirements
Visiting Fellows who are conducting their own research and are self-financed can travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (country-specific restrictions apply) for up to 90 days, provided they possess an e-passport and an approved authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Visiting Fellows who are staying longer than 90 days or cannot travel under the Visa Waiver Program need a non-immigrant visa to travel to the U.S.: B-1 (Business Visitor Visa) or J-1 visa (Exchange Visitor Visa). AICGS will provide information about and assistance with obtaining a visa.

Please send all application materials to the following address:
AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

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U San Francisco Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
USF Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The University of San Francisco invites applications from underrepresented ethnic minority scholars for the USF Dissertation Fellowship Program for academic year 2015-2016.

Job Responsibilities:
Scholars complete their dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, while becoming familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one course in their discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities. The program provides compensation of $36,000 and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses. Additional support includes office space, computer and library privileges.

Minimum Qualifications:
Scholars are members of one of the following groups: African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latino/as, or American Indians, and are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to their doctorate by Summer 2015, and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields:
*Arts & Sciences:Economics, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Politics, Environmental Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, International Studies (BAIS) Program, English, History, Philosophy, Rhetoric and Language, Theology and Religious Studies.
*Education: Counseling Psychology, Leadership Studies, Learning and Instruction, International and Multicultural Education, Teacher Education.

To be considered for this position please visit the web site and apply online.

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

CFP IMéRA residencies (France)

IMéRA : Call for applications 2015-2016
Application deadline: Wednesday, 7 January, 2015 – 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 12 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 advisable to include a letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille University researcher to the application.

A – SCHEDULE
Deadline: 7 January 2015 (this date included)
Duration of residences: 5 or 10 months
Residence periods (to be chosen by the candidates, several choices are possible):
*14 Sept 2015 to 12 Feb 2016 (5 months)
*22 Feb 2016 to 13 July 2016 (5 months)
*14 Sept 2015 to 13 July 2016 (10 months)

B – WHO CAN QUALIFY
This call is open to scientists and artists of all disciplines, both junior and senior, with or without official status.

To be eligible, scientist applicants must meet the following 3 conditions:
*Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;*
*Hold a Doctorate or PhD;
*Have at least two years’ post-doctoral experience in full-time research as at the call for applications deadline.

To be eligible, artist applicants must meet the following 2 conditions:
*Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;*
Carry out a research project in connection with science.

C – SELECTION CRITERIA
Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:
*The candidate’s quality;
*Project and researcher’s value and potential;
*Connection of project with IMéRA’s cross-disciplinary framework (capacity to link with other disciplinary domains);
*Relevance of the research project in terms of its connection with the Aix-Marseille area (potential interaction with local facilities, teams and research centres; use of local resources – field, archives, etc.).

D – LIVING CONDITIONS
1- REMUNERATION
IMéRA will pay an allowance or a salary to residents depending on their candidate status.
Scientist remuneration
Scientists fall into two classes:
*Junior: €2,300 net monthly allowance or salary;
*Senior: €3,500 net monthly allowance or salary.

Junior class: Researchers who have 2 to 9 years of  full-time research experience after obtaining the PhD (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience) as at the closing date of the call for applications.
Senior class: Top-level researchers with minimum 10 years’ experience in full-time research after obtaining the PhD (PhD is not considered in the calculation of experience) as at the closing date of the call for applications, and university professors.
Artist remuneration
Artists will receive a €2,300 net monthly allowance.

2. ACCOMMODATION
IMéRA provides free accommodation to residents  in a flat within the Institute premises.

3. TRANSPORT
IMéRA will pay for the residents’ ticket from their usual place of residence to Marseille and back.

4. RESEARCH MEANS
IMéRA invites residents to organise an international research seminar on a theme related to their project during their stay, with the possibility of asking several external specialists to participate.
IMéRA does not finance production means for resident artists planning to make pieces of work.

E –CANDIDATURE
Deadline: 7 January 2015 (this date included)
Applications must be in English or French.
Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA’s website. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will NOT be considered.

Online applications must include
*Duly completed application form (mandatory fields);
*One sole file (to be downloaded) including:
– Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications and/or creations/exhibitions;
– Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography;
– For junior researchers: one to three letters of recommendation;
– A letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille researcher (not compulsory).

Period of residence:
14 Sept 2015 to 12 Feb 2016 (5 months)
22 Feb 2016 to 13 July 2016 (5 months)
14 Sept 2015 to13 July 2016 (10 months)

Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (Germany)

Humanities Postdocs for Study/Research in Germany

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The cooperating institutions are: the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the Exzellence Cluster and the Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz, the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DIA) in Berlin, the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG) and the Leopoldina Centre for the Study of the History of Science and Science Academies at Halle (Saale).

The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project.

Visit Volkswagen’s main site for more information. Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Fulbright deadline nearing

The deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st, 2014.

This year’s competition includes 584 awards.  Of these,  419 are All Discipline awards and are open to applicants from virtually any discipline – from Computer Science to Art.  Scholars and professionals from post-docs to emeriti are able to apply for programs all over the globe.

For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see our archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Application and Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

Upcoming webinars include:

08 July – Fulbright Opportunities in Europe: A Second Look at Central and Eastern Europe
09 July – Fulbright Distinguished Awards
11 July – All Discipline Awards – What Are They?
14 July – Have You Thought About? – Some Hidden Gems
17 July – Fulbright Flex Awards
18 July – How to Craft a Successful  Project Statement
23 July – Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package
30 July – Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package

American Academy in Berlin fellowships

Residential Fellowships, American Academy in Berlin

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2015/2016, as well as early applications for the academic years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. The deadline is Monday, September 29, 2014 (12 pm EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.

The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 25 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. The Academy does not award fellowships in the natural sciences.

Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district.

Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2015/16 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2015.

CFP European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowships

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, 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 16 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.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, EURIAS offers 44 fellowships (22 junior and 22 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 via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure.
The deadline for applications is June 5th, 2014, 12 PM (noon) GMT. Late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
– Publication of results: January 2015

For further information on the Programme, please consult our website: www.eurias-fp.eu
For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: www.eurias-fp.eu/ias

ACLS Public Fellows 2014

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has launched the 2014 competition of the Public Fellows program, which will place 20 recent Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in the government and the nonprofit sectors. The deadline for the 2014 competition is March 19, 2014.

The 2013 Public Fellows included a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota.

In 2014, Public Fellows will have the opportunity to join the following host organizations:

1.     American Refugee Committee – Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects
2.     Association of Research Libraries – Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing
3.     Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst
4.     Council of Independent Colleges – Communications Officer
5.     Human Rights Campaign – Senior Content Manager
6.     Kiva – Partnerships Evaluation Manager
7.     Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – Research and Partnerships Manager
8.     Museum of Jewish Heritage – Manager of Strategic Initiatives
9.     National Constitution Center – Program Developer
10.  New America Foundation – Contributing Editor
11.  New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Public Policy Officer
12.  The Public Theater – Strategy and Planning Manager
13.  San Francisco Arts Commission – Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation 14.  Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia – Public Outreach Manager
15.  Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations – Program Officer 16.  Trust for Public Land – Program Analyst, Conservation Research
17.  United Negro College Fund – Policy Analyst
18.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Analyst
19.  Wisconsin Public Radio – Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge
20.  Zócalo Public Square – Program Manager

The results of the past three competitions can be found here: http://www.acls.org/research/publicfellows.aspx?id=7006.