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Call for applications: Beinecke Fellowship Program

The Beinecke Library (Yale Unviersity) offers fellowships to support research in a wide range of fields, from literary and cultural studies to the history of science, music, theater, and art; the history of the book, of photography, graphic design, and architecture; as well as social, intellectual, and political history.

The collections are particularly strong in Medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century Europe; American literature; Western Americana; nineteenth-century imperialism; African American culture; British literature; gay, lesbian, and transgender studies; transatlantic Modernism; postwar counterculture; contemporary American poetry.

Applications are currently open for Visiting Research Scholar Fellowships. For further information and to apply, see https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/programs-events/fellowship-program/visiting-postdoctoral-scholar-fellowships

Deadline: 15 December 2018

The Beinecke Fellowship Program has a strong track record of supporting scholars who have published significant contributions in their fields, and it also helps sustain the atmosphere of scholarly exploration and convivial intellectual exchange for which the Library is known. Beinecke Fellows at all levels are encouraged to take part in the life of this community while taking advantage of one of the richest and fastest growing collections of rare books and manuscripts of its kind in the world.

Medieval Academy of America Travel Grants

The Medieval Academy of America provides travel grants to help Academy members who hold doctorates but are not in full-time faculty positions, or are contingent faculty without access to institutional funding, attend conferences to present their work.

Deadline 1 November 2018 for meetings to be held between 16 February and 31 August 2019. For more information and to apply, see https://www.medievalacademy.org/page/Travel_Grants

University of Glasgow Library Visiting Research Fellowships

The University of Glasgow Library is pleased to announce new annual Visiting Research Fellowships to support scholars from across academic disciplines to come to Glasgow to work on our unique research collections. The Fellowships are competitive peer-assessed awards. They are designed to provide financial support towards the costs of travel and accommodation to enable researchers to work on the unique collections held in the University Library. The successful recipients should spend between two and four weeks over the course of a year working with the collections in Glasgow. 

Glasgow is proud to have an outstanding library of old, rare and unique material, including many illuminated medieval and renaissance manuscripts of international importance, and more than 10,000 books printed before 1601. It also houses extensive collections relating to art, literature and the performing arts, as well as the University’s own institutional archive which dates back to the thirteenth century. It is also home to the Scottish Business Archive, with over 400 collections dating from the eighteenth century to the modern day.

One Fellowship is offered by the William Lind Foundation to support research into Scottish business history, otherwise the scope of proposals in open to applicants to define.

For further information and an application form, go to https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/researchfellows/

Applications should be submitted by email to the Library Business Team library-businessteam@glasgow.ac.uk by 19 November 2018.

Ransom Center Research Fellowships

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. For its 2019–2020 fellowship program, the Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality.

Among the several hundred items in the Medieval and Early Modern Collection and the Eastern Manuscript Collection are Ptolemaic papyri of the third to first century B.C., an eleventh-century codex from the monastery at Tegernsee, the richly illuminated Chronicles (ca. 1450) of Jean Froissart (1337-1404) and the fifteenth-century Belleville Book of Hours. There are also important holdings in British history and the history of science.

For further information and to apply, visit http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

Application deadline: 15 November 2018.

Call for Fellowship Applications Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures

Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, the inaugural project of the Folger Institute’s  Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research, will use the pervasiveness of food in everyday life as a window into early modern culture. The project announces a competition for semester-long fellowships to be held in residence at the Folger Library in one of two semesters: either Spring 2019 or Fall 2019, for three to four months.

Each Before ‘Farm to Table’ fellow will be awarded US$10,000 for work in the Folger collections on topics relating to early modern food and foodways in the British world, broadly conceived. Applications are due by 1 September, 2018.

Three co-directors are orchestrating the inaugural project’s agendas and activities. They include David Goldstein, associate professor of English at York University in Canada; Amanda Herbert, assistant director for fellowships in the Folger Institute; and Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger. Before Farm to Table will mine rich and under-explored collections at the Folger; it will highlight new voices and genres from the past; it will create a hub in a network of scholarly projects; it will advance the maturation of scholarly discussion and debates in the field; and it will contribute to social and cultural histories as well as forge new grounds for meaningful conversations with experts from outside the humanities. Within in the Folger, Before Farm to Table will spark new conversations with our audiences, from young to old.

For more information and to apply, please see https://www.folger.edu/before-farm-to-table-early-modern-foodways-cultures/fellowships

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research: Call for EOI for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Scheme

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) was established in 2003, building on a strong tradition of leading edge humanities and social science research at Griffith University. The Centre is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse.

The Centre is looking to invest in leading social and cultural researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants who were awarded their PhD on or after the 1 March 2014.

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Funding

A DECRA recipient may be awarded ARC funding of up to $140,858 per year of funding. The per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $100,858 (2017), including 30% on-costs, and up to a maximum of $40,000 project costs.

Funding for a DECRA Project will commence effective 1 January 2020, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

Our Research and Researchers

GCSCR researchers conduct high quality applied and interdisciplinary research in and across the fields of history, literary studies, journalism and media studies, human geography, mobilities, migration and refugee studies, cultural sociology, anthropology, environmental humanities, Islamic studies, linguistics, music and cultural heritage studies.

Research Themes

  • History, media and change
  • Crises: Communities, safety and security
  • Language, culture and belonging
  • Heritage and wellbeing

For further information, please visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-centre-social-cultural-research/our-centre/fellowships

Expressions of Interest

GCSCR will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these are strategically aligned with one or more of our research themes.

To be considered eligible candidates should:

  1. Hold a PhD awarded on or after 1 March 2014
  2. Have a strong and extensive track record of publications and research impact
  3. Be working in a field closely related to one or more of GCSCR’s research themes.

Please note that applicants seeking to apply through the Centre need to submit a CV in the first instance to gcscr@griffith.edu.au by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2018.

Candidates with competitive track records will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Please note that EOIs will be due by COB on Monday 2 July 2018, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact GCSCR’s Research Development Coordinator, Mrs Dani Newman at d.newman@griffith.edu.au.

The University of Vienna: Non-EU Teaching Mobility – Call For Applications

The University of Vienna invites faculty members of its partner universities to join the University of Vienna for a short-term teaching visit. The minimum duration of stay to teach is 3 weeks, the maximum 90 days.

The teaching assignment comprises a blocked course of 30 in-class contact hours. The language of instruction is English, or, exceptionally, the specific language of a programme of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies.

Invited candidates receive a work contract with the University of Vienna for up to 90 days. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to € 2.000 upon providing settled invoices.

For full details and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://international.univie.ac.at/incoming-staff/teachers/non-eu-teaching-mobility.

Deadline for application for teaching visits between October and January, is 1 February. Deadline for application for teaching visits between March and June of the following year: 1 July.

2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon  Author Awards. Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by SAH, the award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The purpose of the award is to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproductions and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment.

The application deadline is May 31, 2018. Successful applicants will be first-time book authors who are under contract with a publisher for a manuscript on the history of the built environment.

Eligibility:

  • The author must be a current member of SAH.
  • The author will have received a PhD within the past six years (January 2012 – May 31, 2018) and must submit proof and date of PhD and current professional standing.
  • Authors must be under contract with a commercial or nonprofit publisher; self-published books are not eligible.
  • Books covering all periods and areas in the history of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and related subjects are eligible. Publications in art history and visual studies are not eligible and should be submitted to the Millard Meiss Publication Fund administered by College Art Association (CAA). Excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), or congress proceedings are not eligible.
  • Awards are open to authors of all nations; however, applications must be submitted in English.
  • A project that has been rejected for an SAH/Mellon Author Awards grant may not be resubmitted.

Visit sah.org/mellon-awards for award criteria and application instructions.

Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies: Short-Term Fellowships

Short-term fellowships: Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Every year, the Centre offers research fellowships for the study of the Enlightenment. These fellowships give young researchers and experienced scholars alike the opportunity to spend two to three months working in optimal conditions on a theme broadly related to the field of Enlightenment Studies. Among other opportunities, fellows will have the possibility to use the Centre’s library and its numerous primary and secondary sources and to get in touch with experts in the field of Enlightenment Studies working at the centre. The fellowships are generously funded by the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Culture (Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur).

Available Fellowships:

3 fellowships for scholars from Germany and abroad for a two-month research stay in Halle

Stipend: €3,600 (in total)

1 fellowship for PhD students from Germany and abroad for a three-month research stay in Halle

Stipend: €3,300 (in total)

Application Process:

Please send your written application by email (in PDF format) to the managing director of the Centre:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung
Prof. Dr. Daniel Fulda
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54
D-06110 Halle/Saale
izea@izea.uni-halle.de

Please attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Publication list and a published writing sample (for PhD students: if available)
  • Title and statement of proposed research (max. 5 pages)
  • For PhD students: one letter of reference

Contact:
Dr. Andrea Thiele
+49 (0) 345 55 21772
andrea.thiele@izea.uni-halle

Deadline:
31 March, 2018

Australian Academy of the Humanities: 2018 Grants and Awards, Closing Soon

2018 Grants and Awards closing soon

Every year, the Australian Academy of the Humanities offers a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

Applications close at 5:00pm AEST on 4 April 2018 for the:

Medal for Excellence in Translation
More info: https://www.humanities.org.au/opportunities/excellence-in-translation

Max Crawford Medal
More info: https://www.humanities.org.au/opportunities/crawford-medal

Humanities Travelling Fellowships
More info: https://www.humanities.org.au/opportunities/travelling-fellowships

Publication Subsidy Scheme
More info: https://www.humanities.org.au/opportunities/publication-subsidies