New Grants Site: Fund┋It

What is fund┋it?

fund┋it collects and presents on a single site all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Want to come to France? Find a residential fellowship somewhere in the world? Or simply seek funding for your research project? fund┋it is there to support you in finding valuable information. We find it, you fund┋it!

Who is fund┋it for?

• Postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students from outside France wishing to come to France

• French postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities

Nota : All international fellowships and funding opportunities listed on fund┋it are guaranteed to be open to French scholars or scholars affiliated with a French institution. However, in most cases other nationalities are also eligible.

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fund┋it is supported by the French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study (RFIEA), Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Part of the Labex RFIEA+, fund┋it is supported by the Agence nationale de la recherche, Programme Investissements d’Avenir.

Interdisciplinary Summer School on Economy and Language (Paris)

Call for applications
Interdisciplinary Summer School on Economy and Language

The aim of this Summer School is to bring together PhD students in economics and linguistics who are working on or are interested in any the manifold aspects of the relationship between economy and language in order to continue engaging in a fruitful and overdue dialogue between the two disciplines.

From 10 to August 21, 2015
University of Chicago Center in Paris
6 rue Thomas Mann
75013 PARIS (France)

Lectures will be taught and discussion sessions will be led alternately by economists and linguists, who have published on economy and language from the point of view of their respective discipline. Lectures will cover a broad range of topics including:
*Language and economic development
*Language in/and materiality
*Language proficiency and its implications for language policies
*Informal economy and language practice
*Language proficiency and immigration
*Language commodification and income-earning
*Economy and language vitality
*Costs and benefits in foreign language learning
*Use of national micro-data in measuring patterns and trends in language demographics
*Linguistic distances and their use in economics
*Standardization and its discontents

Professor Barry Chiwick (Economist), University of Washington
Professor Paulin Djité (Linguist), retired from the University of Western Sydney, Australia
Professor Judith Irvine (Linguistic anthropologist), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Professor Salikoko S. Mufwene (Linguist), University of Chicago
Professor Dorrit Posel (Economist), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Professor Cécile B. Vigouroux (Linguist), Simon Fraser University, Canada
Professor Schlomo Weber (Economist), Southern Methodist University, Dallas & New Economic School, Moscow

Targeted Participants:
Economics and linguistics PhD students at any stage of their training/research are welcome to apply. The Summer School is open to students working in different subfields of economics (micro and macro) and of linguistics (e.g. applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnography, linguistic anthropology; language endangerment), as well as in related areas (e.g., economic sociology, economic anthropology, political economy).

The sponsors of the Summer School will underwrite room and board expenses for all participants, who will be housed at a student residence in Paris. Except for those coming from the economic South (e.g. Africa and India), who will be fully funded by our sponsors, students will pay for their travel to and from Paris.

Interested students should submit an abstract not exceeding 800 words in which they describe their research interests/projects and articulate their particular research questions, as well as how they hope to benefit from the Summer School. They should state clearly whether they are pursuing a degree in economics, linguistics, or a related discipline and what particular theoretical framework they have used so far, if this is applicable. A current CV and a support letter from the applicant’s major professor or adviser should be included in the application, which can be written in either English or French.

Applications should be submitted in a PDF format in one single file (including the abstract, the CV, and the reference letter). 16 students will be selected based on the merits of their applications and the contributions that their participation can make to the success of the Summer School. An effort will also be made to balance the disciplinary backgrounds of the students, in order to foster a productive exchange of ideas across disciplines.

The applications must be submitted electronically by March 15, 2015 to the following website: (with the heading SUMMER SCHOOL). The applicants will be informed by May 15, 2015 about the outcome of their applications.

Language of Instruction:
The language of instruction will be English, although some accommodation will be made to students who are more fluent in French than in English to ask questions or to comment in French. Some competence in English is required in order to benefit from the lectures, the readings, and the discussion sessions.

For further information, prospective applicants can contact Professor Cécile B. Vigouroux with the heading SUMMER SCHOOL PARIS 2015. The queries can be written in English or French.

History and Organizers:
The Collegium of Lyon, France, in collaboration with the Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées (RFIEA), is sponsoring a two-week interdisciplinary summer school on Economy and Language at the University of Chicago Center in Paris, during August 10-21, 2015. Organized by Professor Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago) and Professor Cécile B. Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University), this Summer School is one of the outcomes of the productive workshop on Language and Economy hosted by them, at the same location, on June 19-20, 2014. Like the Workshop, the Summer School will bring together economists interested in the role that language plays in economic development and linguists working on economic aspects of language practice, in an effort to bridge both economics and linguistics on their overlapping interests. We learned, among other things, how useful it is to understand how practitioners in the other disciplines address issues that may be negligible to us and/or why they address them the way they do.

CFP IMéRA (France) residencies

IMéRA (Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University) is issuing calls for applications for residencies in 2015 and 2016

*Call for individual applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 5 or 10 months);
*Call for team applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks) ;
*In connection with the LabexMed programme, call for individual applications opened to scientists for residence schemes scheduled between 15 September 2014 and 17 July 2015 (duration 5 or 10 months).

IMéRA residence proposals are open to researchers (senior and junior) of all origins in terms of nationality and disciplines. IMéRA will consider applicants from the Mediterranean rims in a particularly favourable way.

Deadline : April 7, 2013

Applications can only be submitted on IMéRA’s website.

IMéRA (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research) is an Université d’Aix-Marseille [Aix-Marseille University – AMU] Foundation. As such, it is a member of Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) [French Advanced Study Institutes Network] as well as of réseau Eurias [Eurias network] and of the European Network of University-Based Institutes.

IMÉRA Scientific director (France) job ad

Call for applications: IMÉRA/ Scientific director

The post of Scientific Director of IMÉRA (the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research) is currently vacant. IMÉRA is an Aix-Marseille University foundation, a member of the French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study (RFIEA) and part of the EURIAS network and the European network of University-Based Research Institutes. IMÉRA offers residency (for periods of 5 or 10 months) to researchers and artists, as well as shorter residencies for a number of multidisciplinary groups working on joint projects. Fellows carry out their personal research project in collaboration with teams and laboratories within Aix-Marseille University. IMÉRA aims to contribute to the emergence and development of world-class multi-, inter- and cross-disciplinary research approaches and to make young researchers familiar with such approaches on the territory of Aix-Marseille University.

The Scientific Director assists the President and the General Director of the Foundation for a two-year, renewable mandate. His/her responsibilities are to work in agreement with the General Director in order to devise and implement the programme of scientific activities. (S)he contributes to prospective planning, primarily as regards the development of the Institute’s international work, particularly on a Mediterranean level, and of its multidisciplinary programs. The Scientific Director of the Foundation is a member of the Board of Management and the Scientific Leadership Committee at the Institute.The successful applicant will be awarded an Excellence Research Chair of A*MIDEX Foundation allowing him/her to carry out and develop a personal research project with a multidisciplinary dimension, in an appropriate scientific context. As well as the salary, specific financial measures will also be provided so as to cover expenses relating to temporary staff, running costs and any light equipment. This post is open to all categories of professionals qualified to teach at University, and to all nationalities. Fluent English is required. Applicants must present an ambitious project.

Selection criteria will include the following:
• wide-ranging vision of multi- and cross-disciplinary methods in social and human sciences, science and the arts, and of their current relevance at international level;
• ability to develop innovative interfaces in cross-disciplinary studies and in the Mediterranean world;
• research interests aspiring to excellence;
• international scientific status;
• proven experience in directing research bodies or programs.

Applications should be addressed, by mail or email, to the President of the Foundation and should include a CV, a list of academic publications and an outline of a project presenting the candidate’s research and detailing his/her vision of cross-disciplinary research.

The deadline for applications is January 6th 2014, and they should be addressed to:
Monsieur le Président de la Fondation Universitaire IMéRA, 2 Place Le Verrier, 13004 Marseille, France.

Term of office: 2 years, renewable
Starting date: between March 1st and June 1st 2014