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This list encompasses funding opportunities for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars in Asian art history. Its compilation began in the summer of 1997, in the hopes of maintaining a permanent and growing database of such resources. Contributions to this list are welcome, since this list would equalize the availability of resources to the field and, in the long run, raise the quality of our research. Please check the deadlines indicated very carefully; it would be prudent to contact the provider directly for the most recent information. Additional post-doctoral fellowships are often listed under Positions Available.

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Providers are listed in alphabetical order below.


Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin [Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives]

[from Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin, 10/8/11, and H-NET, 10/9/12]

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12-month stay in Berlin. Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates. The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Our foundation was established by the Parliament of Berlin in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War Two. Because of the impending loss of social and cultural contact that would inevitably occur after the withdrawal of the Allies, the representatives of Berlin created the Study Foundation to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of former Soviet Union.

Generally speaking, the Study Foundation is a grant program for young scientists who desire either to work on Berlin along with German/international issues or to use our research facilities. Our main target groups include the humanities and the social sciences, but we remain open to other disciplines as well. The grants shall be awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate above-average academic qualifications.

Generally speaking, the Study Foundation is a grant program for young scientists who desire either to work on Berlin along with German/international issues or to use our research facilities. Our main target groups include the humanities and the social sciences, but we remain open to other disciplines as well. The grants shall be awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate above-average academic qualifications.

During their twelve month stay in Berlin, grant winners will not only be offered the opportunity to experience their disciplines from an international perspective, but they will also be encouraged to learn more about the people and culture of Berlin.

Grant guidelines are available at http://www.parlament-berlin.de/pari/web/wdefault.nsf/vHTML/G13_1?OpenDocument. Deadline is December 15 of each year.

Applications and questions should be directed to:
Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchner Straße 5
D-10111 Berlin
Germany
tel +49 30 23252005
fax +49 30 23252008
e-mail <studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de>.

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Academy of Korean Studies

[from H-NET, 2/14/13]

Korean Studies Grant 2013

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce "Korean Studies Grant 2013". The aim of Korean Studies Grant is to deepen the world's understanding of Korea by supporting academic activities that will help spread Korean studies and nurture talented scholars of Korean studies.

1. Visiting Lectureships: The program places qualified Korean studies lecturers in selected universities for promoting Korean studies.
2. Competitive Research Funding: The program supports investigator-chosen individual or collaborative research on Korea-related subjects.
3. Workshop and Conference Support: The program supports academic workshops and conferences on Korea-related subjects which will be held between June 2013 and May 2014.

Submission Deadline: March 15 (Fri), 2013. Application and the required documents should be sent by both e-mail and post. An e-mailed application without a hard copy will not be accepted. Applications after the deadline will not be considered. The result of your application will be notified individually in April 2013.

Contact information for inquiries and submission:
Promotion for Korean Studies Abroad Division
Center for International Affairs
Academy of Korean Studies
50 Unjung-dong (or 323 Haogae-ro)
Bundang-gu
Seongnam-si
Gyeonggi-do 463-791
Republic of Korea
tel +82-31-709-9843
fax +82-31-709-9945
e-mail <grant@aks.ac.kr>

Please visit AKS website to download the attached file for details: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/portal.php?sid=c61cd96d1ac61bcf864decede925e433.

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American Academy in Berlin

[from H-NET, 7/3/12]

The Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2013-14, as well as early applications for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The deadline is Friday, September 28, 2012. 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 26 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.

Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the United States. US citizenship is not required; American expatriates are not eligible. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields–such as journalism, filmmaking, or public policy–must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. The Academy gives priority to a proposal's scholarly merit rather than any specific relevance to Germany.

Following a peer-reviewed screening process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2013-14 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2013.

The American Academy in Berlin
Attn: Carol Scherer
Manager of Fellows Selection
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin
Germany
tel +49 (30) 804830
fax +49 (30) 80483111
e-mail <cs@americanacademy.de>

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American Association of University Women

[from AAUW, 11/14/10]

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered. Application deadline: 15 November 2010.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S. Application deadline: 1 December 2010.

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American Center for Mongolian Studies

[from H-NET, 10/24/12]

US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) US-Mongolia Field Research program supports students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty to conduct short-term field research in Mongolia between May and October 2013. Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled full-time (students) or employed at least part-time (post-docs and faculty) at a university or college. Students graduating in Spring 2013 are eligible for the program. Joint applications submitted by a student and post-doctoral scholar or faculty member are highly encouraged, but individual applications are welcome. The program will provide awards of up to $4,000 and is funded from the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is February 15, 2013.

ACMS Library Fellowship

The ACMS Library Fellowship supports US advanced graduate students, faculty members, or professionals in library and information sciences from colleges and universities to conduct short-term library development projects and/or research in Mongolia for a period of up to 12 weeks between May and October 2012. Applicants must be US Citizens. The fellowship is supported with funding from the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The ACMS Library Fellowship program is intended to help support the development of the ACMS Research Library and build stronger connections among local library partners through specific defined projects designed to enhance collection content, resource accessibility, and training. Fellows are hosted by the ACMS and will conduct projects that have measurable positive outcomes for the scholarly community served by the ACMS. Fellows spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks onsite in Mongolia at the ACMS library. Prior experience working in Mongolia is not a requirement. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.

Intensive Mongolian Language Program

The American Center for Mongolian Studies invites students and scholars to enroll in an eight-week Intensive Mongolian Language Program from June 10 to August 9, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The purpose of this summer language program is to provide Intermediate-level students of the Mongolian language with an opportunity to enhance their communicative competence through systematic improvement of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, in an authentic environment with experienced language teachers. The program entails 8 weeks of intensive study of the Mongolian language, over a 9-week period, at the Intermediate level of language learning which is equivalent to approximately 9 semester credit hours. The Language Program Fellowship provides up to $3000, including $2,000 to cover airfare or other expenses and a $1000 tuition waiver. Both fellowships are awarded to applicants based on merit and need. The fellowship is supported with funding from the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Deadline for receipt of complete applications: February 15, 2013.

David Dettmann
American Center for Mongolian Studies
1155 Observatory Drive, Rm. 333
Madison, WI 53706
tel (360) 356-1020
fax (608) 265-2919
e-mail <info@mongoliacenter.org>

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American Ceramic Circle

[from ACC, 5/30/07]

The ACC awards up to $5,000 for expenses associated with the preparation of scholarly papers based on the original research in the history of ceramics.  The grants provide assistance for the costs such as grant-related travel and photography. Grant recipients are required to offer completed papers for publication in the American Ceramic Circle Journal and may be invited to speak at the annual ACC symposium.  The next deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2008.

Founded in 1970, the American Ceramic Circle promotes scholarship and research in the history, use, and preservation of ceramics.  Symposia are held every November at various museums.  Future locations include the Seattle Art Museum in 2007.  A limited number of scholarships to the symposia are available for students. 

For information about research grants and/or ACC symposia scholarships please [refer to the ACC grants page or] contact:

Susan Detweiler
ACC Grant Chairman
Suite 12, 8200 Flourtown Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038.

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American Council of Learned Societies

Committee on Scholarly Communication with China Programs
ACLS Fellowships
Digital Innovation Fellowships
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East Asian Archaeology and Early History
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Library of Congress Fellowships in International Studies
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

Committee on Scholarly Communication with China Programs

American Research in the Humanities in China
[courtesy of ACLS, 5/12]

Fellowships will support 4 to 12 months of continuous research in China between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Stipends for 4-5 months of research cannot exceed $25,200. The maximum award is $50,400. The proposed research project must fall within the humanities or related social sciences, and may involve in-depth research on China or the Chinese portion of a comparative study. Applicants should demonstrate that they have fully utilized the available resources in the U.S. and are prepared by virtue of study, training, and planning to take full advantage of an opportunity to do research in China. In addition, applicants must possess an adequate working knowledge of Chinese; otherwise, a careful explanation of how the applicant will compensate for this is required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. They must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. continuously for at least three years by the application deadline. For additional information and application guidelines, please visit www.acls.org/programs/arhc. The program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Application deadline: October 2, 2012.

Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development
[These fellowships were not offered in 2008-09. The program will resume in 2009-10 (pending confirmation of funding).]

A limited number of postdoctoral fellowships are available for Chinese scholars in the social sciences and humanities with the M.A., Ph.D., or equivalent from a Chinese institution to carry out one or two semesters of individual or collaborative research at the invitation of a U.S. host scholar. Candidates must be nominated by the U.S. host; Chinese scholars may not apply directly. Nominees must currently reside in China. Scholars who have previously visited the U.S. for five months or more, or who are enrolled in degree programs, are not eligible. The fellowships will be offered for one or two semesters between August 2008 and December 2010. They provide a living allowance, health insurance, and international airfare. Funding for this program is provided by the Li Foundation.

Application forms for the above programs may be may be requested in hard copy by e-mail at grants@acls.org, or by writing:

Office of Fellowships
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6795.

Application requests for the American Research in Humanities in China program should contain the following information:

Nomination forms for the Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development program may simply be requested. Application forms will be sent only by U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, or air mail to addresses abroad. Application forms will not be sent or accepted by fax or e-mail.

ACLS Fellowships

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

Maximum award: $60,000 for full Professor and equivalent; $40,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent; $35,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent.
Tenure: six to twelve consecutive months devoted to full-time research, to be initiated between July 1, 2009 and February 1, 2010
Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, September 30, 2009.

The ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences (1). The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the grant may begin no earlier than July 1, 2009 and no later than February 1, 2010.

The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $60,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 22 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 18 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 17 at the full Professor level.

Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council's college and university Associates, and former Fellows and individual friends of the ACLS.

Eligibility

Application

Applications must be submitted online and must include:

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship

In order to encourage humanistic research in area studies, special funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the ACLS has been set aside for up to ten ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships to be designated among the successful applicants to the central ACLS Fellowship competition. Scholars pursuing research and writing on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union will be eligible for these special fellowships.

Application must be made to the ACLS Fellowship Program and all requirements and provisions of that program must be met, with the addition that an International and Area Studies Fellow must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who has lived in the U.S. continuously for at least three years by the application deadline. These fellows also must submit a final report to both NEH and ACLS. Designation of the ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellows will be made by ACLS.

ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

The ACLS and the New York Public Library offer a collaborative program to provide up to five residential fellowships at the Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. The Center provides opportunities for up to 15 Fellows to explore and use the collections of the NYPL Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The Center also serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among Fellows, invited guests, the wider academic and cultural communities, and the interested public. It provides individual office space and common areas in the Library building for its Fellows. Fellows are required to be in continuous residence from September 8, 2009 through May 28, 2010, and to participate in Center activities. These may include daily lunches, readings, lectures, colloquia, symposia, and conferences. Each Fellow will also be required to offer a public presentation—a paper, a lecture—of publishable quality. More information about the Library and its online catalogs is available at http://www.nypl.org/.

The stipend for the NYPL residential fellowships will be $65,000. Application for an ACLS/NYPL residential fellowship has the same eligibility requirements, application form, and schedule as the ACLS Fellowship Program, with the additional proviso that these residential fellowships will be granted to scholars whose projects will benefit from research in the NYPL Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a collaborative fellowship, applicants for the ACLS/NYPL residential fellowships must also apply to the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. The application forms and eligibility guidelines for the Center for Scholars and Writers and the ACLS are different; it is the responsibility of the applicant to secure and submit the appropriate forms. A PDF fill-in application for the NYPL competition is available at http://www.nypl.org/csw. The application form may also be requested from:

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers
New York Public Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788

or by e-mail to csw@nypl.org.

For the NYPL competition, applications and letters of recommendation must be received by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers by September 26, 2008.

It is possible that an application for an ACLS/NYPL residential fellowship may have any one of the following outcomes: 1) a fellowship awarded solely by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, 2) an ACLS Fellowship awarded solely by ACLS, or 3) an NYPL/ACLS residential fellowship awarded jointly by the two organizations.

To begin the Online Fellowships Application (OFA) process, please click on "APPLICANTS" at ofa.acls.org.

Digital Innovation Fellowships

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

ACLS invites applications for the fourth annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships, thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating further such works.

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may involve development of:

[See the ACLS web pages for further information on eligibility and application. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, October 2, 2008.]

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East Asian Archaeology and Early History

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce a new program of grants to individuals in the archaeology and early history of East Asia. This program is undertaken in cooperation with the Henry Luce Foundation.

Research fellowships and training grants will be awarded for study of the peoples and cultures of early East Asia. Comparative projects and those that build scholarly networks are especially encouraged. Proposals may cover prehistoric or historical periods, but must focus on research or training that involves excavations and/or excavated materials.

For the purposes of this program, "East Asia" refers to Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

ACLS grants to individuals are part of the comprehensive Luce Initiative on East Asian Archaeology and Early History that also includes a competition for invited institutions—universities and museums—administered by the Luce Foundation's Asia Program.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS grants to individuals seek to promote research, including the interpretation and analysis of sites, artifacts, and texts; train the next generation of specialists; foster cooperation among specialists in East Asia, the United States, and Canada; and bring to wide public appreciation the results of recent discoveries and research.

General inquiries about the competition should be sent via email to the ACLS Fellowships Office in New York. Information about submitting applications is also available from ACLS offices in Beijing at atai@cscprc.org and Hanoi at edex@ceevn.org.

East and Southeast Asian applicants

U.S. and Canadian applicants

[Postmark deadline: 14 November 2008]

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
(formerly New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society)

[from Asian Studies Newsletter , Spring 13]

Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS invites applications for grants to support collaborative work in China studies.

In this cycle of competitions we are soliciting proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. We invite submission of projects that, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and shifting populations of China.

Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The program will not support regularly scheduled meetings, conventions, or parts thereof; nor will it support activities of scholars from one institution or that fall within an institution's normal range of colloquia, symosia, or seminar series. Proposals must include at least one scholar from Taiwan as a participant. This program has no citizenship requirement and applications from universities outside the U.S. are welcome.

Grants in each category are $6,000 for planning meetings, $10,000-$15,000 for workshops, and $25,000 for conferences. For additional information, complete program guidelines, and an application form, please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/cck.

Application deadline: November 19, 2013.

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in honor of Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Foundation. These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences (1) whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

ACLS will award up to 12 Ryskamp Fellowships in the 2008-2009 competition. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $64,000, a fund of $2,500 for research and travel, and an additional 2/9 of the stipend ($14,222) for one summer's support, if justified by a persuasive case

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

The ACLS invites applications for the eleventh annual competition for the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, owing to the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are named for Frederick Burkhardt, President Emeritus of the ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise. These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences.* The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant that will take the form of a monograph or other equally substantial form of scholarship. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program. Such an environment, beyond providing free time, encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. This year's successful applicants may take up the fellowship in 2010-2011 or in either of the succeeding two academic years, but candidates must commit themselves firmly to their preferred year and residential center on their completed applications. Candidates must also commit themselves to relocating as needed in order to be in residence for the tenure of the fellowship.

The ACLS will award up to nine Burkhardt Fellowships, depending on the availability of funds, in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000.

Scholars are free to apply both for Burkhardt fellowships and for standard forms of support offered directly by all of the participating centers, as well as those offered by ACLS. Non-ACLS fellowships, grants, or sabbatical salary may be held concurrently with a Burkhardt fellowship, up to but not exceeding a normal academic year salary or the $75,000 award, whichever is higher. If the $75,000 stipend exceeds the Fellow's normal academic year salary and the Fellow has no other sources of support, the excess will be available for research and travel expenses. Successful applicants who accept a Burkhardt fellowship will be withdrawn from any other ACLS competitions.

Deadline: September 30, 2009.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships

[from ACLS, 9/16/08]

The American Council of Learned Societies is launching this year a significant new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program will award fellowships in two categories: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

[from ACLS, 8/10/11]

ACLS invites applications for the fourth annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The program is supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit.

The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014, and provide salary replacement for each collaborator (based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor; and up to $60,000 for full Professor) as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance). The amount of the ACLS fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators, their academic rank, and the duration of the research leave, but will not exceed $140,000 for any one project. Collaborations need not be interdisciplinary or inter-institutional. Applicants at the same institution, however, must demonstrate why local funding is insufficient to support the project. Collaborations that involve the participation of assistant and associate faculty members are particularly encouraged. Up to seven awards will be made in the 2011-12 competition.

A collaborative project is constituted of at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research during the fellowship tenure.

1. The Project Coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the United States or may be independent scholars.

2. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.

In order for an application to be considered, all project collaborators (Project Coordinator and additional collaborators) must have their application in SUBMITTED status by the application deadline of September 28, 2011.

Library of Congress Fellowships in International Studies

See entry under Library of Congress below.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

[from ACLS, 9/19/14]

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation. To address this situation, the program will offer three competitions:

1. Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students—with a PhD prospectus in hand or developing one—to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research;[deadline 1 October 2014]

2. Postdoctoral Fellowships, supporting scholars in preparing their Ph.D. dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects [deadline 1 October 2014]

3. Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, providing opportunities for scholars of different disciplines to share in-depth investigation of texts that are essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times [deadline 1 October 2014]

Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible. This program is made possible by funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for postdoctoral fellowships.

ACLS Public Fellows
Stipend: $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2013, depending on the position

[from ACLS, 2/12/13]

ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.

This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the U.S. by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. Now in its third year, this innovative initiative allows talented humanities Ph.D.s to gain valuable, career-launching experience in areas such as arts management, development, communications, public administration, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Applicants must:
1. possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (Applicants to the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development must possess U.S. citizenship);

2. have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2010 and the application deadline; and 3. not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2012-2013 competition year, including the New Faculty Fellows program.

Prospective applicants should read through all the positions listed below and be ready to choose one when beginning the online application process. Applicants may apply to only one position. The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 27, 6pm EDT, and applications must include: (1) completed application form; (2) cover letter tailored to a specific position; (3) résumé (4) candidate's personal statement; and (5) one nomination letter. Applications for these positions are accepted only through the ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system by the deadline, will be considered.

Submitted applications will undergo ACLS's standard rigorous peer-review process, which may include interviews by ACLS and by the hosting organization. Reviewers will look for:
1. applicant's academic accomplishment and success;
2. demonstrated relationship between past experience and specified position; and
3. commitment to the public and/or nonprofit sector.

Participating Agencies and Positions:

  1. American Antiquarian Society – Digital Humanities Curator
  2. Amnesty International – Policy Analyst
  3. BronxWorks – Program Analyst
  4. CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) – Policy Advisor
  5. Center for Investigative Reporting – Media Impact Analyst
  6. Center for Jewish History – Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs
  7. Chicago Humanities Festival – Program Manager
  8. City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs – Arts Manager
  9. Digital Public Library of America – Project Manager
  10. Feminist Press – Development Associate
  11. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Office of Global Education – Program Officer
  12. Internews – Development Officer
  13. International Student Exchange Programs – Associate Director for Special Projects
  14. JSTOR – Content Development Analyst
  15. The Nature Conservancy – Senior Coordinator, New Science Audiences
  16. North Carolina General Assembly – Program Evaluator
  17. Rockefeller Archive Center – Program Officer
  18. U.S. Agency for International Development – Various
  19. U.S. Department of State – Various
  20. Vera Institute of Justice – Planning Associate

Click on the positions to view the PDF of the full description, which includes detailed information on the hosting organization, the position, and requisite qualifications. Read the description carefully for any application instructions specific to the given position.

Do not contact any of these organizations with questions (on the position, benefits, etc.). ACLS will field only questions about the fellowship program itself and not on the positions or the organizations. Please carefully review the program description, the positions, and the sample application before contacting ACLS. Questions about the fellowship program can be directed in writing to publicfellows@acls.org (no calls please).

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

[from ACLS, 6/30/13]

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces a new initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Working with the Foundation, ACLS will offer an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. ACLS will organize competitions for the following:

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed or the citizenship of applicants.

Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). Sample applications and a link to OFA will be available in July 2013.

The application deadline for the dissertation, postdoctoral, and collaborative competitions is November 5, 2013. The deadline for the visiting professorship competition is January 15, 2014.

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American Geographical Society Library

[from H-NET, 9/19/12]

The American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, welcomes applications for two short-term research fellowship programs:

McColl Research Program Fellowships
This is a short-term fellowship program available to individuals who wish to communicate their geographical research results to a broad, educated general audience. Awards of $3300 for four-week fellowships will be provided to support residencies for the purpose of conducting research that makes direct use of the Library, and results in publication in a mutually agreed outlet.

Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships
Stipends of $400 per week, for periods up to 4 weeks, will be awarded to help support residencies for the purpose of conducting research that makes direct use of the Library.

The AGS Library is the former research library and map collection of the American Geographical Society of New York. The library has strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. An extensive collection of books, periodicals, photos, maps, pamphlets, atlases, globes, electronic data, and the archives of the Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society are maintained at the AGS Library. In addition, researchers benefit from access to the UWM Libraries print and online collections during their residency. Please note that not all AGS Library materials are listed in the online catalog, but finding aids and professional staff are available to assist.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2012. All fellowships are tenable in 2013. For further information, access our website at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/fellowships.cfm or write, call or e-mail the AGS Library, P.O. Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0399, tel (414) 229-6282.

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American Institute of Indian Studies

[from H-ASIA, 3//31/14]

invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Some senior fellows in the humanities will receive fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Performing and Creative Arts fellowships are available for accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists. Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens, and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities. This requirement is not applicable to U.S. citizens. Applications can be downloaded from www.indiastudies.org. Inquiries should be directed to (773) 702-8638. E-mail: aiis@uchicago.edu. The application deadline is July 1, 2014.

American Institute of Indian Studies
1130 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
tel (773) 702-8638

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American Oriental Society

[from AOS, 12/5/09]

Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

The American Oriental Society awards the annual Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art. This fellowship covers a period of 12 months, extending from July 1st of the year of the award until June 30th of the following year, and the stipends are dispensed in monthly payments during this period. In exceptional circumstances payments may be combined to cover the initial costs of travel or research materials. These special arrangements can be agreed upon in consultation with the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society.

This award in the amount of $8,000.00 (eight thousand dollars) is open to post-doctoral as well as doctoral students. It is conceived to permit the study of Chinese art, with special relation to painting and its reflection of Chinese culture, and to permit the translation into English of works upon the said subject for the purpose of furthering a better understanding of Chinese painting in the United States. The Fellowship shall permit travel by those to whom an award is given, if such travel is possible. This award is open only to individuals who are citizens of the United States, and while it is possible to apply for a renewal of this grant it may not be done in consecutive years. In no case shall a fellowship be awarded to scholars of well recognized standing, but shall be given to either men or women who show aptitude for promise in the said field of learning. The aim of the Hackney Fellowship is to remind scholars that Chinese art, like all art, is not a disembodied creation, but the outgrowth of the life and culture from which it has sprung, and it is requested that scholars give special attention to this approach in their study.

Applicants for the fellowship should have completed three years study of the Chinese language or its equivalent and should be able to demonstrate that they have already committed themselves to the serious study of this important area of oriental art. All applicants should submit the following materials in duplicate: (1) a transcript of their undergraduate and graduate course work; (2) a statement of personal finances; (3) a three or four page summary of the proposed project to be undertaken during the year of the fellowship award, appended with a financial statement explaining the expense involved in this study; (4) no less than three letters of recommendation. Any scholarly papers or published materials in the area of Chinese painting are welcome along with the other application materials.

The closing date for the application is March 1st; awards will be announced near the end of April. Winning candidates are selected by two committees of specialists in the field.

All inquiries and applications should be sent to:

Hackney Fellowship
American Oriental Society
Hatcher Graduate Library
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205.

Send e-mail inquiries to: The AOS Office of the Secretary.

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American Philosophical Society

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

[from H-NET, 12/5/12]

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation's first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, beginning in September 2013. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society's library and museum.

The Mellon Fellow will conduct research in the APS collections in preparation for the APS Museum's interdisciplinary exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The exhibitions take place in Philosophical Hall, located within Independence National Historical Park. As the public face of the APS, the museum researches and interprets the APS's extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who converge on Philadelphia's historic district.

The Fellow's primary responsibility will be to conduct scholarly research for exhibitions, programs, and other related activities. He or she will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with the curator and others on the curatorial team. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in planning and implementing exhibitions as well as researching and writing interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition texts, publications, etc.). Depending on the Fellow's interests and the Museum's needs, he or she may also participate in public programming, museum education, collections management, and/or grant-writing. Twenty percent of the Fellow's time will be reserved for his or her own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to network with APS Library staff and other post-doctoral fellows in the region's cultural institutions.

This two-year Fellowship will begin in September 2013. Compensation is $45,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The application deadline is January 9.

Qualifications:

Required Materials (Application Checklist):
Please go to http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship for detailed application instructions and forms. Applications must be submitted by E-MAIL only to MellonFellowship@amphilsoc.org and must include:

For further information on Library and Museum collections:
http://www.amphilsoc.org/library
http://www.apsmuseum.org/collections

Contact:
Julianna Struck
Curatorial Associate

Franklin Research Grants

[from H-NET, 11/30/12]

Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2011–2012 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded nearly $380,000 to 77 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year's competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

Award: From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadline: December 17, 2012, for applications and letters of support. Full information and access to the application portal is available at www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin. Questions may be directed to Linda Musumeci, (215) 440-3429.

Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

[from APS, 10/23/10]

The Society's program of sabbatical fellowships concluded with the applications accepted for the October 15, 2009, deadline. We are very pleased to have awarded more than 220 fellowships in a 12-year period. With the continued support of the Mellon Foundation, the APS is in the process of making changes in its program of grants and fellowships to best serve the needs of the greatest number of scholars. Information will be posted at [APS] as it becomes available.

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American Scandinavian Foundation

[from ASF, 9/19/10]

Awards for Study in Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2011-12 competition. Awards are made in all fields.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.

Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.

First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.

[For further details and application forms, consult the ASF web pages. Deadline: November 1.]

Awards for Scandinavians

ASF offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see below). Awards are made in all fields.

Eligibility

Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Terms of Award

The number and size of awards granted annually varies widely between countries. Contact the ASF's cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. The ASF's Fellowships and Grants Division will be happy to assist with general inquiries.

Cooperating Organizations

The Denmark-America Foundation
Fiolstraede 24, 3. sal
1171 Copenhagen K, Denmark

The League of Finnish-American Societies
Mechelininkatu 10A
SF-001 00 Helsinki, Finland

The Icelandic-American Society
P. O. Box 320
121 Reykjavík, Iceland

The Norway-America Association
Radhusgt. 23B
0158 Oslo, Norway

The Sweden-America Foundation
Box 5280
S-102 46 Stockholm, Sweden

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Archaeological Institute of America

[from AIA, 12/4/11]

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
Deadline: March 4, 2012

Established in honor of AIA Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations.

AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Deanna Baker, Membership and Societies Administrator. All applications must be made online. Submissions made via postal mail, fax or any other means will not be accepted.

The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only.

DAI/AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
Deadline: November 1, 2011

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce the availability of a Fellowship for archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI). The purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of archaeology, and to promote contact between North American archaeologists and DAI scholars.

The AIA offers post-doctoral research fellowships for use during the academic year (one for the fall and one for the spring) at either The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, or the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Fellowship includes travel expenses for the Fellow, residence at university housing (at Brown University and at the University of Cincinnati) or funds towards rental housing (at UCLA), library privileges, and an additional stipend towards living expenses. Residency will be for a maximum of three months, and no less than two months. While in residence, the Fellow will be expected to give at least one lecture for the host institution.

Applicants who are archaeologists must have a Ph.D. degree; architects must have their diploma. Both must demonstrate professional competence in archaeology in their applications.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise as indicated by the applicant's academic record, prior publications, and the merits of the proposed research project. Preference will be given to applicants who are at an early stage of their professional careers. Candidates may indicate a preference for either Brown, UCLA, or Cincinnati, but the final decision will be made by the selection committee.

An application consists of the following materials:

a) completed online application form
b) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
c) two references (please note that these are due by the November 1st application deadline)

The AIA supports affirmative action and equal opportunity in the selection of Fellows. Please direct any questions about the Fellowship or the application process to Laurel Nilsen Sparks, Fellowship Coordinator.

AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin
Deadline: February 2012

The German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut or DAI) is pleased to announce the availability of two research fellowships for AIA members who are working in North American institutions. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of archaeology and to promote contact between North American and German archaeologists.

In 2012, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut will offer two post-doctoral research fellowships to scholars of archaeology based in North America who wish to use the library facilities of the DAI in Berlin. Applicants need not be U.S., Canadian or Mexican citizens.

The fellowship includes travel expenses for the Fellow, a stipend of 24 Euros/day plus 4.12 Euros/day for research expenses, and residence in the DAI's guest house. If the Fellow is accompanied by a spouse the stipend will be increased by an additional 5.11 Euros/day but the spouse's travel expenses will not be covered by the Fellowship. Unfortunately, children cannot be accommodated in the DAI's guest house.

Prerequisites for the fellowship are a Ph.D. degree (or its equivalent) and professional competence in archaeology. The principal requirement is a detailed research proposal of no more than three pages. While in residence, the Fellows will be expected to give a lecture for the DAI.

Criteria Used in the Awarding of Fellowships:

1. Fellows will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise as indicated by the applicant's academic record, prior publications and the merits of the proposed research project.
2. Preference will be given to applicants who are at an early stage of their professional careers.
3. Applicants must be members of the Archaeological Institute of America and must be residents of a North American country.

The German Archaeological Institute supports affirmative action and equal opportunity in the selection of fellows.

Applicants should send the following materials:

a) a detailed research proposal (no more than three pages)
b) a curriculum vitae
c) a publication list

Applications are due in February 2012. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Gehrke
An den Präsidenten des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts
Podbielskiallee 69-71
Berlin 14195
Germany
tel +49 (0)30 187711-0

Graduate Student Travel Award
Deadline: December 7, 2011

Graduate Student Travel Grants are meant to assist graduate students presenting papers at the AIA Annual Meeting with their travel expenses.

To submit an application for the Graduate Student Travel Award we ask that you please complete the online form, attach your CV and a scanned copy of your student ID or fax attached documents to (617) 353-6550. For more information, e-mail meetings@aia.bu.edu.

All applications must be received by December 7, 2010. Upon submission of your application you can expect to receive an email receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please contact Megan Bernard, the Annual Fund Manager, to inquire about successful transmission. Accepted applicants will receive confirmation by December 28, 2011.

Please note the following:
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Only applicants who indicated interest on their abstract submission are eligible for the travel award.
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All graduate students who receive travel awards are required to fulfill one four-hour volunteer session at the Annual Meeting.
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Awards will be given upon completion of volunteer obligations.
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You must be an AIA member in good standing in order to receive the award. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact the AIA Membership department (membership@aia.bu.edu or 617-353-8705) for further information

Publication Preparation Grant
Deadline: November 1, annually; announced February 1
$5,000 (paid in two yearly installments)

Purpose: to assist scholars in preparing, completing, and publishing results of their research. This grant supports the scholarly publication of already excavated archaeological material in a peer-reviewed outlet. It is intended to assist in the final analysis, writing, and preparation for publication of the results of research so that, by the end of the second year under the grant, a completed manuscript (article or monograph) will be submitted for publication. Proposals must include a time-table for completion of the manuscript and specific plans for publication (including intended publisher). Applicants may request funds to work on archaeological material of any period from anywhere in the world. Material may already reside in international or North American museums or institutions, or still remain in storerooms on site.

Requirements: Application is open to graduate students and post-doctoral professionals. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the AIA at the time of application and until the end of the grant term. Please note that all application materials (including references, and transcripts if required) must be received at the AIA by the November 1 deadline. Recipients are required to submit a report to the AIA Fellowships Committee after the first year of funding (before the second half of the award is released) and are also encouraged to submit an abstract to the AIA's Annual Meeting during the second. At the conclusion of the fellowship tenure, the recipient must submit two copies of the following items for the AIA Fellowships Committee and the President of the AIA: a budgetary report on the use of the stipend, a summary of the research, the completed manuscript, and evidence that the manuscript has been submitted to an appropriate venue for publication.

For information about supporting the AIA Publication Preparation Grant, please contact Megan Bernard.

Society Outreach Grant Program
Deadlines: November 1, 2011 and March 15, 2012

The AIA Society Outreach Grant Program encourages societies to plan and implement outreach activities in their local community. Any event that promotes archaeology, the AIA's mission, and focuses on public outreach and education will be considered for funding. Attracting new members to the AIA and the society should also be a goal. This grant is meant for innovative outreach programs, replicable by other societies and beyond the regular lecture program supported by the national office; therefore, Societies are discouraged from submitting proposals requesting funds to support a lecture. However, if funds are requested for a lecture, the Society should provide adequate explanation as to how this lecture is meaningfully different from the routine lecture series (e.g., involvement of new audience, development of new partnerships, educational programs, visibility in an attractive segment of the community or the like). A portion of the Grant money is specifically designated for projects with a site preservation aspect. Funds may be used for any expense related to organizing and conducting the programs, these include but are not limited to materials, travel expenses, honoraria, advertisements, and publicity. Grant money cannot be used for things like outside management (i.e. hiring an event planner) or for basic operating costs. The grant is available to any chartered AIA society.

Grants do not have a set monetary value. The amount awarded to a Society will be contingent on the estimated cost of the event or project being planned. If the estimated cost is $500 or less, Societies should apply for a Small Grant. If the estimated cost is between $500 and $3,000, Societies should apply for a Large Grant. AIA National Office has devised a chart to help Societies during the application process. Applicants for a Large Grant must submit a detailed budget with the application and a final report must be submitted within two months after the completion of the event.

Grant applications will be reviewed twice a year. Multiple grants will be awarded in each cycle. All applications must be submitted electronically online. No mailed applications will be accepted. Award winners will be notified within six weeks of submission of the completed application (including all attachments and budgets).

Deadlines are November 1 for projects scheduled for spring of the following year and March 15 for projects scheduled for fall of the same year.

For more information about the AIA Society Outreach Grant, please contact Meredith Anderson Langlitz, Senior Programs Coordinator, tel (617) 358-5909.

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Art Fund

[from Art Fund, 4/11/13, and courtesy of K. McLoughlin, 12/18/13]

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme
£50,000 p.a. for curatorial development

The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators from museums large and small undertake collection and exhibition research projects within the UK or anywhere in the world. Applications from individual UK curators, scholars and researchers to undertake travel or other activities to extend and develop their curatorial expertise, collections-based knowledge and art historical interests. Applications may include requests to support:

The Art Fund will consider funding requests for a minimum of £200. There are two categories of grant: one up to £2,000; the other above £2,000. We wish to see our support have an immediate impact and are happy to consider requests for 100% funding. Applicants will be required to ensure the travel/activities proposed are realistic and represent the best value for money. If completion of the research project or other activity proposed is contingent on receiving other sources of funding then applicants will be required to indicate where else they are applying for support, the expected outcome (if known) and timescale for the decision.

Grants of £200 - £2,000
We would anticipate applications at this level being, in the main, small and discrete grants for travel (e.g. for research projects or visits to galleries/exhibitions/artists' studios/art fairs), professional training courses, the purchase of books and catalogues, or research expenses such as translation services etc. There are no fixed deadlines for applications of £200 - £2,000. Applicants must allow at least one month between the submission of the application and the intended start-date for the activity. If the application includes funding for travel, applicants must allow sufficient time to book tickets that represent the best value for money.

Grants of £2,001 and above
A total of £30,000 will be available annually; approximately £10,000 will be available in three rounds. This will naturally limit the scope of proposals, but the Art Fund hopes that applicants will nonetheless be creative and ambitious, and bold with regard to the amount of funding they request if they feel their ideas warrant significant investment. At this level we would expect to see applications for a programme of research or a coherent series of activities. We would also anticipate some requests for temporary replacement staff cover. There are 3 deadlines per year for applications of £2,001 and above. These deadlines correspond to the meetings of the committee. Please telephone the Programmes office on 020 7225 4822 for these deadlines. Find out how to apply and read our terms and conditions. The next deadline for large applications is on Wednesday 15 January 2013.

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Art History Publication Initiative

[from AHPI, 4/11/13]

This exciting new publishing opportunity offers art historians seeking publication of their first book the chance to be part of a groundbreaking collaborative publishing project. Authors whose books are selected for inclusion in AHPI will find many benefits, including:

The four AHPI presses publish in distinctive and complementary areas within art history. Each press will acquire books independently, and will manage those books through acquisition, peer review, and formal acceptance. We will all share a permissions manager, who will help guide authors in permissions, as well as a managing editor through the editorial and production process. Our strengths fall into distinct areas:

Duke University Press emphasizes scholarship on modern and contemporary art that focuses on the interconnected but distinct histories of those periods around the globe. Duke publishes influential lists in American, Latin American, East Asian, and South Asian art, with additional strengths in the histories of photography and feminist art.
Contact Ken Wissoker

Pennsylvania State University Press is among the most highly regarded publishers of scholarly books on Western medieval, early modern, and modernist art and architecture, with notable lists in Latin American and American art and photography.
Contact Eleanor Goodman

The University of Pennsylvania Press art programs have become a significant feature of an increasing number of titles across the humanities, but especially so in the field of American and medieval studies, history of the book, and in the award-winning series Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture.
Contact Jerry Singerman

The University of Washington Press is among the most prolific university presses in the field of art history, publishing in Native American art, Asian art, African art, and books that focus on the work of American artists of color.
Contact Regan Huff

Is the grant only open to first-time authors?
Yes. However, the AHPI publishers will not consider unrevised dissertations.

Why is this grant significant?
Scholarly publications in art history are dependent on high-quality images to succeed in making their arguments effectively, but everyone knows that securing image permissions is a huge undertaking, both in terms of finances and in time commitments. In addition, art history publications lag far behind in terms of electronic editions. This grant provides both assistance in securing permissions and ensures that permissions include digital use, so books can be available on a variety of electronic devices, including Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony E-Reader, and through electronic library services, including NetLibrary, Ebrary, and more.

How many books will the grant fund?
AHPI will assist in the publication of 40 books over five years. Each press will produce 10 books total.

How will the presses work collaboratively?
The presses will share a managing editor, to oversee editorial work and help usher the book into production, and a permissions manager, to assist in obtaining permissions. In addition, the presses will share a strong marketing program that will include shared advertising space in major publications, including New York Review of Books, Artforum, Art Documentation, and Art Journal. Funds will be available too to advertise individual books in electronic publications or in web searches. Books will also be promoted through social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.

What will the enhanced website support?
The enhanced website will host a variety of visual and audio materials related to the print and electronic editions of the book. This includes animation, film, author interviews and lectures, audio, podcasts, and illustrative material that could not be included in the original publication. All pages on the shared site will link back to the individual publisher's website for purchasing.

Are multi-author volumes accepted?
No.

Will all AHPI books look the same, or share design elements?
No. Books will retain the individuality of the publisher.

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Art in Translation

[from H-NET, 3/26/14]

To expand our advisory network, to locate texts that lie outside the Western canon, and to engage young scholars in its project, the editors of Art in Translation are offering an annual prize of £250 for the best recommendation of a text worthy of translation and publication. The competition is open to registered university students of art history or related disciplines, either undergraduate or postgraduate.

Groundbreaking art historical research from around the world often finds only a limited audience due to language barriers, and even seminal works can take years to appear in translation. Many never do. Art in Translation addresses this problem by translating important texts into English, increasingly the lingua franca of scholarship, and bringing them to a wider audience. The journal covers research from all areas of the visual arts.

Closing date: 1 October 2014

Dr Claudia Hopkins
Co-Editor, Art in Translation
History of Art
Edinburgh College of Art
University of Edinburgh
20 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JZ
United Kingdom
Room: 305 (The Maltings)
tel +44 (0)131 650 4118

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Art Libraries Society of North America Internship Award

[from CAAH, 1/28/00]

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award. ARLIS/NA Internship Program will provide financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resource curatorship. This award will provide $1000.00 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

Who May Apply

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, studio art or museum studies may apply for the award.

Internship Description

Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee. ARLIS/NA is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but may assist in the process.

This Internship Award will be granted for the 2001-2002 academic year. The intern will work on-site a minimum of 10 hours per week to complete a total of at least 150 hours.

The intern, the internship supervisor, and the student's academic advisor (if applicable) will complete evaluations of the internship experience.

The ARLIS/NA Internship Award will provide a stipend up to $1000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter signed by the Internship supervisor and intern stating the 150 hours has been completed to the Chair of the Professional Development Committee. The award recipient will also receive a one year membership in ARLIS/NA at the student level. .

How to Apply

To apply for the award, please submit: 1) a resume, 2) a current transcript [does not have to be official], 3) an essay of 250 words or less addressing your professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or experience you have that might benefit an art or visual resources library, and 4) the names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted to all of the members of the Professional Development committee listed at the end of this notice.

Internship Award Schedule of Deadlines for 2000

31 December 2001: Deadline for Submission of applications to Professional Development Committee
15 January 2002: Professional Development Committee selects award recipient for the 2001-2002 academic year
15 April 2002: Deadline for selection of host library by the intern for a Summer 2002 internship
1 March 2002: Deadline for selection of host library by the intern for a Spring 2002 internship
1 May 2002: Deadline for selection of host library by the intern for a Fall 2002 internship

The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant's home institution or by written agreement between the selected intern and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee, whichever comes first and must be completed within one academic semester.

Deadline for submission of evaluation documents by intern and host library will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship.

For additional information please contact any of the following members of the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee:

Heather Ball
Art and Architecture Librarian
Art & Architecture Library
Cowgill Hall
Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
tel (540) 231-9272

Christina Gjtertson
Reference Librarian
Parsons School of Design
Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library
2 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
tel (212) 229-5587

Tom Greives, Chairperson
Reference Librarian/Fine Arts Bibliographer
Hayden Library
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 871006
Tempe , AZ 85287-1006
tel (602) 965-4912

Loren K. Lessing
Reference Librarian
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL 60603

Marcy Neth
Readers' Services Librarian
John M. Flaxman Library
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago , IL 60603
tel (312) 899-5097

Henry Pisciotta
Arts and Architecture Librarian
George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
tel (814) 865-6778

Liv Valmestad
Reference Librarian
Architecture/Fine Arts Library
Room 206, Russell Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2
Canada
tel (204) 474-8447

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Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

[from H-Arthist, 9/23/10]

The Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne draws attention to its international grant program in the visual arts, which supports both significant special exhibitions and projects promoting the imaginative, educational and scholarly engagement with the permanent collections of art museums.

For information on application criteria, guidelines, deadlines, and previous grants, please consult www.artmentor.ch.

Grants for individual visual arts projects only occasionally exceed CHF 100,000, and are more often in the range CHF 20,000-90,000.

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Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK)

[from AHRC, 3/17/10]

Funding Opportunities for those attached to a higher education institution (HEI) or recognised Independent Research Organisation

Funded Research searchable by scheme, subject, institution, award holder and project

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ARTstor

[from ARTstor, 3/1/10]

ARTstor Travel Awards 2010

While the digital age is opening up new approaches and techniques for using images of the world's cultural heritage as evidence in teaching and scholarship, there is no substitute for engagement with original works and sites, for research in archives that hold primary source material, or for attending conferences with colleagues engaged with similar issues. In recognition of this need, ARTstor will provide five research travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each (to be used by September 1, 2011) to help support the educational and scholarly activities of graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

To be considered for a research travel award, applicants must create and submit an ARTstor image group (or a series of image groups) and a single accompanying essay that creatively and compellingly demonstrates why the image group(s) is useful for teaching, research, or scholarship. The five winning submissions will be determined by ARTstor staff. These submissions will help ARTstor to understand better the uses that scholars and teachers are making of ARTstor's content and tools and will provide us with insights into how we can continue to improve our efforts to serve the educational community.

[Visit ARTstor for rules and application instructions.]

Deadline: 1 April 2010.

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Asia Art Archive

[from MCLC, 1/31/13]

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant 2013

Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces the 2013 call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant. With the support from the Robert Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers a one-year fellowship to support a focused research project that advances the understanding of contemporary Chinese art from 1980s to the present. Postgraduates, including pre-doctoral fellows and currently enrolled PhD candidates researching contemporary Chinese art and independent scholars and writers with proven experience and a solid research and publication track record are invited to apply. The grantee will be awarded a total of US$15,000 and is expected to spend up to two months conducting research at AAA between May and December 2013.

Together with a panel of judges that includes professional curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess and select applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary Chinese art, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, substance of the proposed research, as well as its practicability and feasibility. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals draw on AAA's extensive collection of primary documents gathered in conjunction with AAA's multi-year research project "Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990," and whose methodological approach and interpretative perspective advance the understanding of contemporary Chinese art from the 1980s to the present.

Applicants should visit AAA's dedicated website www.china1980s.org to learn more about the "Materials of the Future" research project. Full transcripts and selected video clips of the interviews conducted during the project are available on this website. Summaries of the special collections generated from the project can be found at http://www.aaa.org.hk/Collection/SpecialCollections. Possible research areas of interest include:
- Pedagogy and art academies
- Regionalism in the formation of art practice
- The role of foreign communities in Beijing and Shanghai
- Women artists
- Influential exhibitions, including those of non-Chinese art
- "Reading Fever" and the impact of key books, translations, and publishing houses
- The emergence of performance and installation art
- Exhibition histories of contemporary Chinese art

Applicants are welcome to propose their own topics; comparative approaches involving Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan would also be of interest.

Eligible Applicants:
- Postgraduates, including pre-doctoral fellows and currently enrolled PhD candidates with a research focus on contemporary Chinese art
- Independent scholars and writers with proven experience and a solid research and publication track record

Proposal Deadline: Friday 1 March 2013, 10pm HKT

Selected project is expected to begin in May 2013 and be completed by June 2014. The grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on their progress throughout the project. Upon the project's completion, grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee (one in Hong Kong and another in either Mainland China or Taiwan) and the publication of the grantee's written paper on AAA's website. Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines with their proposals.

AAA will award US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000) to the successful candidate. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong, research trips to Mainland China during the AAA residency, and the acquisition of new materials. Additional funds may also be considered for the purchase of books. Applicants are required to provide a line item budget with their proposals.

Please send proposals to Asia Art Archive via e-mail. Please include:
- CV (please include academic background, relevant past projects, and at least 2 references)
- Research project description: objectives, approach, and background
- Timeline
- Budget

Applicants may be contacted for additional information.

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Asia-Pacific Studies Fund

[from H-ASIA, 4/13/14]

Asia-Pacific Studies Fund (APSF, formerly American Studies Fund) was established in 1999 as an ad-hoc private group to promote collaborative research in Asia-Pacific studies between Japanese and non-Japanese scholars. APSF provides a reciprocal research fellowship.

Those who are interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary research with Japanese scholars about some aspects of Asia-Pacific Studies, especially Japanese studies (humanities and social sciences) are welcome to apply for this fellowship. The Asia-Pacific region encompasses countries and areas in Asia and the Pacific Ocean, including North America (Canada and the United States).

Since this is a reciprocal research fellowship, APSF requests the institution to which the successful candidate belongs to prepare a matching fund to invite APSF faculty member as a visiting researcher in return for this fellowship.

The successful candidate will give at least one lecture at Osaka University.

APSF will provide the successful candidate with the fellowship sufficient to cover roundtrip airfare and accommodations on campus for 1-2 weeks.

APSF strongly urges the successful candidate to publish a joint research paper or an edited book with the APSF members. The successful candidate will negotiate with APSF academic executive director concerning the specific details.

There is no deadline. APSF examines each application as soon as we receive it. It normally takes 2-8 weeks to make our decision after we receive all the necessary documents. If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please send the following via e-mail:
1. CV
2. Three possible topics and synopses for your lecture
3. Statement of your research project in Japan
4. Statement that your institution provides a matching fund to invite APSF faculty member as a visiting researcher.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Yone Sugita, APSF academic executive director.

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Asia Society Museum

[courtesy of A. Proser, 4/24/09]

Asia Society Museum Getty Fellowship has been extended for one year and Asia Society Museum invites applications for The Asia Society Museum Fellowship, an annual program for the development of professionals in the field of Asian art, sponsored by The Getty Foundation that fosters direct experience in museum management and curatorship. The Fellowship will fund one Fellow-in-residence this year at the Asia Society Museum in New York City , and is open to qualified scholars of Asian art, both graduate students and early-career professionals (post-doctoral) from Asia and the United States . The stipend for the one-year Fellowship is $30,000. The Fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on work experience in all levels of museum operations, and at the same time facilitates global partnerships with professionals in Asian arts institutions that are essential to the presentation of Asian art on an international basis.

The Asia Society Museum Fellowship provides an exceptional, cross-cultural work experience in the field of Asian art museumship. The modest size and broad scope of the Asia Society Museum provides a unique and particularly fertile learning environment. Fellows participate in a wide range of museum management activities, including curatorial (securing loans, exhibition design, and wall text composition); artwork handling (conservation, registration, and shipping); financial administration (budgeting, fundraising, and financial reporting); development of interpretive materials (catalogue, website, pamphlets and lectures, and other public programs); and marketing (media, advertising, and on-line publicity). Fellows move not only throughout the entire system of the museum, but also throughout all the program departments of Asia Society, including business, policy and government, and public programming as a whole.

Program

The Asia Society Museum Fellowship provides professional museum training over a twelve-month period in:

Museum Fellows will become full and valued members of the Asia Society Museum team, attending all weekly planning and review meetings. In addition, Fellows will receive the benefit of direct supervision by experts in particular areas. Periodic group consultations with the management team will help determine needs, goals, and progress. A final report written by each fellow, and an evaluation by the senior staff will provide a substantive assessment of his or her work and the fellowship.

Fellows begin work on the fall exhibition, researching objects, writing informative wall labels, and assisting with arranging shipping and transport issues.

The Fellow will produce a brochure for one or more exhibitions and, in addition to written materials, will work with their Asia Society colleagues in developing ancillary contextual programs, including lectures by experts in the particular field, and may be called upon themselves to present.

In addition to learning how to implement a major international exhibition and help position two other simultaneous smaller exhibitions, the Fellows will have an opportunity to work on the planning of future projects and are encouraged to visit other art collections in the United States and meet with museum professionals outside Asia Society. A critical component of the Fellowship is visiting selected American museums and attending academic conferences to gain more in-depth understanding of the complexities of presenting and interpreting a variety of arts in museums.

Application

Prospective Fellows should submit a letter of application that addresses their background and vision for participating as a Fellow; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation from acknowledged professionals in the field. Successful applicants will demonstrate an excellence in scholarship, a commitment to working directly with art works, and an interest in educating the general public about Asian art. Graduate-level applicants should be at least ABD at the time of their application, but it will be understood that the Fellowship does not allow time for progress on the dissertation or other research.

Applications may be submitted by mail to:

Melissa Chiu, Director
Asia Society Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York , NY 10021-5088;

or by e-mail as a Word attachment to hannahp@asiasociety.org. Indicate "Getty Fellow" in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of applications will be June 1, 2009; Fellows will be notified of the award byJuly 15, with acceptance required by August 15, and will be expected to begin work October 5, 2009.

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The Asian Arts Society of Australia

[from H-ASIA, 11/18/10]

TAASA Asian Arts Essay Prize

The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2011. To affirm TAASA's ongoing role in supporting the study and appreciation of Asian Arts in Australia, the Committee of Management is offering a prize for the winning essay on an Asian arts topic. The prize is worth $2000.00.

The subject should encompass any aspect of the arts of Asia in any medium including the visual arts--ancient to contemporary, architecture, performance, film and music.

The entrant must be an undergraduate, honours or masters candidate currently studying at an Australian University. The age limit is 35 years. The essay should be no more than 3000 words and written in a style consistent with an accepted academic standard with regard to footnotes and use of images.

An expert panel of judges will assess the entries and decide the winner.

In addition TAASA publishes the TAASA Review, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal. The Editor of the TAASA Review will be informed of the prize-winning entry and it will be published in the TAASA Review. If required permission to publish any images to be obtained by entrant.

Final submission date: 30 June 2011
Award announcement date: 31 October 2011

Essays together with accompanying Entrant Details cover sheet to be e-mailed to taasaprize2011@gmail.com. All enquiries to Dr Ann Proctor.

TAASA was founded in 1991 by a group of Sydney-based Asian art specialists scholars, curators, and dealers. It was instituted as a not-for-profit society to promote all aspects of the study and appreciation of the arts of Asia with a broad definition of Asia ranging geographically from the Middle East to Japan. The scope covers architecture, archaeology, visual art, sculpture, performance, film, photography, music and musical instruments. As a national society TAASA members are drawn from across Australia and abroad.

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Asian Civilisations Museum

[courtesy of T. Ng, 9/13/12]

ACM Research Fellowship Grant 2013-2014

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) invites researchers to apply for fellowships in Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum's collections in general, including Buddhist studies. We prize multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at the ACM. The geographical areas of research should be Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or the Islamic world. The research fellowships support in-depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture. Applications will be screened by a committee of curators and scholars.

Please visit http://www.acm.org.sg/research/research_fellowship.asp for more information. To learn more about the ACM collection, visit www.sgcool.sg, which presents over 12,000 objects from the collection. For enquiries, please contact nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg.

Applications close on 1 January 2013.

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Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco

[from ACACSF, 1/24/13]

ACAC Writing Fellowship

Art Practical, the online journal for visual arts criticism in the Bay Area, and the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco (ACAC-SF) announce the second round of applications for the ACAC Writing Fellowship and invite entries for its 2013-14 year this spring.

By providing a platform for emerging writers, the ACAC Writing Fellowship aims to promote and encourage critical thinking and writing on contemporary Asian art practices and discourses, with a particular emphasis on the events and exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area visual arts community positions itself within a global context; this fellowship will encourage the recipient to examine where the intersections lie between artists of Asian descent living and working in the Bay Area, those living and working internationally, and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia.

The winning entrant will be named the ACAC Writing Fellow and will receive a $1,000 honorarium in support of his or her contributions as a writer for Art Practical. Over the course of twelve months, the ACAC Fellow will work under the direction of the magazine's editorial team to contribute six reviews to Art Practical, with the potential to write a feature-length article. Art Practical encourages emerging writers to refine their practice amidst those already renowned for their critical insight and provides valuable professional development through its rigorous editorial process.

ACAC Writing Fellowship Time Period:
May 2013 through April 2014

Jurors:
Lee Ambrozy, editor-at-large of artforum.com.cn, China
Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco
Pauline Yao, Curator, M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Entrants must be at least 18 years old and previously have published no more than two feature-length articles on art in any regional or national newspaper, magazine, or online publication.

Entrants must be at least 18 years old and previously have published no more than two feature-length articles on art in any regional or national newspaper, magazine, or online publication.

Entrants must submit the following materials in PDF format via email to info@asiancontemporarysf.org with the subject line "ACAC Fellowship Application":

1) A letter of interest stating your motivation and interest in Asian contemporary art (approximately 500 words).

2) A résumé with relevant experience, including bibliography of relevant articles.

3) Two writing samples that reflect your writing skills and knowledge of contemporary art. These should be a maximum of 500 words in length, with a preference for reviews; excerpts from longer texts will be accepted.

4) A list of two references, including names, titles, and contact information.

Please do not include additional materials other than those requested.

The application deadline is February 15, 2013. Late applications will not be considered. Please click here to download the PDF file of the ACAC Writing Fellowship announcement and guidelines.

Up to five finalists will be selected and announced on March 15, 2013. Each will be invited to write a four-hundred-word review on an exhibition of their choice relevant to contemporary Asian art; the reviews will be published in Art Practical on April 16, 2013. Finalists will work with the Art Practical editors in taking their articles from drafts to published texts. The ACAC Fellow will be commissioned to extend his/her 400-word Shotgun Review to a full-length review for publication in Art Practical on May 14, 2013.

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Asian Cultural Council

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program

This fellowship program focusing on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia was established with an endowment gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller. The program enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts. The Council awards up to five research fellowships or travel grants each year through this program. Asian Art and Religion Fellowships for 1997 were awarded for research on Buddhist images in Burma, for a study of Tibetan Buddhist paintings that display sacred handprints and footprints, and for an investigation of the relationship between early Buddhist arts and Indian popular religion and folk practice.

Humanities Fellowship Program

Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from the JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asiain the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater. Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects. Recipients of the thirteen Humanities Fellowship Program grants awarded in 1997 included a museum curator undertaking research on current video and installation art activities in China, an ethnomusicologist studying the musical traditions of the Temiar people in Malaysia , and an anthropology student investigating the meaning of gender characterization in traditional Balinese dance in Indonesia.

Japan-United States Arts Program

The Japan-United States Arts Program of the ACC provides grants to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United States for exchange activities which encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Seibu Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, the Saison Foundation has contributed annual supplementary funding for the program, and additional support is provided through the ACC's Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship Fund in Japan. Individual fellowship grants enable Japanese artists, scholars, and specialists to travel to the United States for research, observation, and creative work and allow their American counterparts to visit Japan for similar purposes. The Council also provides limited assistance for performances, exhibitions, and other projects of unusual importance: for the development of Japanese-American cultural exchange. During 1997 the program supported eleven individuals and twelve institutional projects. The five fellows from Japan included a poet and performing arts critic observing and participating in current poetry activities in the United States and an artist undertaking a residency at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Among the six American grant recipients were a composer participating in a contemporary music festival in Yamaguchi Prefecture and a sculptor studying traditional textile dyeing techniques. The Japan-United States Arts Program is administered with the assistance of the ACC office in Tokyo.

For more information, write to:

Asian Cultural Council
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022-7001
tel (212) 812-4300
fax (212) 812-4299.

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ASIANetwork

[from ASIANetwork, 8/10/13]

Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research in Asia

ASIANetwork is pleased to announce that financial support has been provided by the Freeman Foundation to run a 16th annual "Student-Faculty Fellows Program" to encourage undergraduate research in Asia during the summer of 2014. When the summer 2010 program is completed, a total of 146 grants will have been given to 633 "Student-Faculty Fellows" from 89 different colleges and universities to conduct innovative research projects in almost every region of Asia.

The summer 2014 program will support the work of approximately eight research groups, totaling about forty-five people (students and mentors combined). Following Freeman Foundation guidelines, research can be conducted in East and Southeast Asia, those areas bordered by Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines in the south and west (which include Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), and then north to include Taiwan, Hong Kong S.A.R., China, Japan, and Korea. Studies in Nepal are also welcome. Only proposals from U.S. institutions that have been ASIANetwork members during the year immediately prior to the application (AY 2012-2013) will be considered. Those receiving grants must, at a minimum, continue to maintain its membership in ASIANetwork through the year following the award period. Please visit our website for information on how to join ASIANetwork.

During the summer of 2014, the Freeman Foundation has asked ASIANetwork to select programs that produce practical/meaningful results focused upon research in the fields of business, economics, environmental studies and agriculture in East and Southeast Asia. Because faculty at small colleges familiar with economic, environmental and related concerns sometimes have limited Asian expertise, this program provides the opportunity for a pair of faculty members from the same institution to form a team (one with expertise in a given discipline and one with Asian expertise).

Programs with one mentor may include up to four students. When there are two mentors, four to six students should participate. Because this program is meant to introduce American students to research in Asia, no more than one international student can be part of the team. Projects can be collaborative where each student makes relevant contributions to a group research objective. However, each student's research focus and responsibility to the joint endeavor must be clearly presented in the grant proposal. It is also possible for faculty to lead undergraduates to a given site(s) and have student researchers conduct individual unrelated research on various topics. In this case, the application should include separate student proposals that clarify the nature of each research project. The application review committee seriously considers whether or not these projects are student rather than faculty driven. This is not a program that funds faculty research with students serving as research assistants. When there are two faculty mentors, please clarify the role of each in the project.

The primary aim of this program is to support student research in Asia under the close supervision and support of faculty. As a consequence, faculty mentors and student researchers are expected to spend at least a three week period together at the same site in Asia with the mentor(s) and his/her/their students working directly on student projects. Often, in countries where housing, travel, and other costs are less expensive, research teams stay for longer periods. Upon return to their home campuses, participants are expected to share their findings and experiences with their college community and with ASIANetwork.

Program Details

The program provides research funds of up to $5,000 for each faculty mentor and student, depending upon the needs and documented expenses of the researchers. This grant can be used for transportation, lodging, meals and all incidental expenses. The program no longer has a separate budget line for the purchase of books, teaching materials or equipment for the research group. The faculty mentor(s) will also receive a $1,000 stipend for each student he/she/they direct under this program. Stipends will be equally shared if two faculty mentors lead the research team. For instance, a pair of faculty leading six students to Asia would receive a $6,000 stipend with each faculty member receiving $3,000. Under no condition will grants be awarded to students receiving academic credit during the on-site research period. Faculty members will not be eligible for the grant if they are receiving teaching credit while supervising the student research on-site. The stipend will be issued upon receipt of the final project narrative report, and financial report attested by the school's financial officer verifying the detailed accounting of financial expenses for both the faculty and the students. The faculty mentor(s) is/are responsible for the following: submitting the required preliminary report, presentation of results at the poster session at the spring conference, and submitting all required materials for the final report. The faculty stipend will be forfeited if these requirements are not met and if all required materials for the final report are not received within 30 days of the published deadline (May 15, 2015).

The home institutions of the student and faculty fellows must assume the following responsibilities:

1) Administer the funds allocated by the grant. ASIANetwork will send grant money to the institution, and then its business office should disburse the money to the faculty and the students in accordance with its internal procedures. This grant does not pay an administrative fee to the home institution for this service.

2) Provide financial support for a faculty participant to attend the orientation session and observe the poster session presentation by the previous year's fellows held in conjunction with the ASIANetwork annual conference prior to the team's departure for Asia. The faculty fellow is required to also attend, along with one student participant, the spring conference following the summer grant period to present their research results at the annual Student-Faculty Fellows poster session. Grant funds may be used to cover expenses for the mentor and one student to attend this conference.

3) Assume full responsibility—and release the ASIANetwork and all of its directors, officers, advisors and employees of any liability—for any and all risks and damages arising out of any activity undertaken in connection with the grant.

Selection Criteria

While developing proposals, students and their faculty mentors need to select projects which offer good prospects for success based upon the level of student expertise and the relatively short time period for on-site research. They need to propose a plan for sharing their findings and experiences on their campus and, if possible, with the larger scholarly community. Programs judged to have impressive practical/meaningful outcomes will be especially favored. Students and their faculty mentor should apply as a team. Senior students may participate as long as they can complete the proposed research project by August 31 of their senior year. Faculty members should comment on the significance of the project and their qualifications and willingness to supervise student research. Students will be expected to: 1) identify how their academic and experiential backgrounds have prepared them to pursue their research project, 2) state clearly the importance of the proposed project for career preparation, and 3) place their research proposal within the context of current research being done on their project. Reviewers consider the strength of each student proposal or the strength of his/her contribution in a joint project, and look for the student's voice in these statements. Proposals need to clearly show the responsibilities assumed by each of the participants and the kind of structured mentoring which is envisioned.

Application Deadlines

Application material for the 2014 fellowship may be downloaded from the ASIANetwork website after April 30, 2013. Completed online applications must be received by Professor Symons by December 1, 2013. Applicants must also send one hard copy of the application to Dr. Symons by courier postmarked no later than December 1, 2013. The online application will be forwarded to program reviewers while the hard copy materials become part of the ASIANetwork files. Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2014. Please send hard copy applications to:

Dr. Van J. Symons
William A. Freistat Emeritus Professor of Studies in World Peace
Denkmann Memorial Hall
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201

and your electronic copy to anfreeman@asianetwork.org. If you have further questions, Dr. Symons can be reached at vanjsymons@augustana.edu, or phone (563) 355-2821.

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Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (AsPac)

[from AsPac, 3/27/10]

Through the John and Mae Esterline Prize AsPac recognizes extraordinary graduate student scholarship. It is open to all students pursuing graduate studies in any discipline, at any American university and in any area of research pertaining to Asian Studies. Awards are given at the conference banquet. Currently there are two awards: First Place for $300.00 and Second Place for $150.00. You do not have to be attending a university in the AsPac area to be eligible but you must attend the AsPac meeting and present your paper to receive the award. The winning papers must be acceptable for publication by E-AsPac.

ALL graduate student proposals MUST include a cover letter from the supervising professor commending the paper to AsPac. Graduate students wishing to apply for the scholarship should additionally e-mail their complete paper to Dr. Stuart Johnson or Professor Barbara Mori. Papers are only accepted as a Microsoft Word document and should be between 15-20 pages in regular academic format. Powerpoint, slide, and other formats are not accepted.

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Association for Asian Studies

CHINA AND INNER ASIA COUNCIL
COUNCIL OF CONFERENCES
THE NORTHEAST ASIA COUNCIL
SUBVENTION PROGRAM FOR FIRST BOOKS
FRANKLIN R. BUCHANAN PRIZE

CHINA AND INNER ASIA COUNCIL

Small Grants

[from Asian Studies Newsletter, Spring 2013, and courtesy of D. Solinger, 12/16/13]

The CIAC is soliciting applications for awards up to $2,000. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Dissertation-level graduate students, junior and independent scholars (including language pedagogues and librarians), adjunct faculty are eligible to apply. Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

The next deadline is February 3, 2014. [Please see the AAS website for further details and application forms.]

E. Gene Smith Book Prize in Inner Asian Studies

[from AAS, 8/10/13]

The E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize, to be offered annually, honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a book on Inner Asia published during the preceding year.

The Prize, named to honor the distinguished scholar of Tibet, Mongolia, and other areas of Inner Asia, E. Gene Smith, carries with it a $1,000 award for the author. Books nominated may address either contemporary or historical topics in any field of the humanities or the social sciences related to any of the countries and regions in the wide swath of Asia stretching from Afghanistan to Mongolia. To be eligible, books must have a 2012 copyright date. A copy of each entry, clearly labeled "Gene Smith Prize" must be sent to each member of the committee by JUNE 30, 2013. Either presses or individuals may submit books, and it is suggested that authors consult with their presses concerning submission. The winners will be announced at the AAS Conference in 2013. Eligible authors should be aware that since many publishers do not automatically submit nominations, authors must assume responsibility for having their books be placed in nomination and sent to members of the prize committee.

COUNCIL OF CONFERENCES

[from COC, 8/10/13]

Outreach Grants
AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants of up to $2,000 are made available to encourage education in Asian Studies. Previously successful projects have included the organization of workshops and panels in conjunction with AAS Regional Conferences, the preparation of teaching materials, the compilation of source books, etc. All worthy proposals are welcome, with the stipulation that they must be connected with and of benefit to the regional conference's outreach endeavors. To ensure this, each proposal must be approved by the regional conference's appointed outreach coordinator, regional conference chair, or regional president. His/her signature must be included on the cover sheet of the proposal. The use of grant money for registration waivers as a means of attracting annual conference attendance is not a high priority. Receipt of grant money does not preclude regional conferences from using other resources for this purpose.Guidelines and an application cover sheet are available on the AAS website. Proposals are due by FEBRUARY 1, 2014 and will be distributed to COC representatives, who form a panel for judging proposals, for evaluation and recommendation. Applicants will be notified by mid-April, 2014.

THE NORTHEAST ASIA COUNCIL

[from AAS, 9/10/11]

The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines. Please note: Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and seminars/workshops/conferences must be held in the United States. Institutional applicants must be located within the USA. Only one application per individual will be accepted in any one grant period. Multiple applications for different categories will not be entertained.

Research Travel within the USA
Please note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members. Awards of up to $2,000, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to American citizens and permanent US residents who are engaged in scholarly research on Japan and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the US. A portion of the grant may go toward research materials, assistance, and reasonable subsistence costs. Although these grants are primarily intended to support postdoctoral research on Japan, Ph.D. candidates are also eligible to receive support for doctoral dissertation research at appropriate collections. The review committee requires applications from graduate students to include a letter of recommendation from an advisor. Grantees must use American carriers for any transportation to be reimbursed under this program. Applicants must not have received funds in this category within the past five years.

Short-Term Research Travel to Japan
Please note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members. Grants of a maximum of $3,000 are available to cover expenses WHILE IN JAPAN conducting a specific project explicitly related to Japan which can be accomplished in the period of time requested. These grants are intended for short-term research trips by scholars who are already familiar with Japan and with their topic, but who need time in Japan in order to complete a particular project. NEAC research travel grant funding is NOT intended for partial funding of long-term research, and these applications will not be considered. NEAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Other components of applicant research projects involving the payment of human subjects will only be considered if the applicant's institutional review board (IRB) approval is provided with the application; informal approval is not adequate for grant consideration. Grantees are expected to seek supplementary funds from other sources and must include a detailed budget with their application. Grantees may utilize grant funds to partially offset airfare costs, but must provide justification why it is needed, e.g., that travel funds are not provided by the applicant's home institution, etc. Note: In order to comply with the JUSFC requirement to only partially fund travel to/from Japan, international airfare reimbursement is limited to $1,000 or 75% of the international airfare cost—whichever is less. Grantees must use American carriers for any international transportation to be reimbursed under this program and only economy airfare is allowed. Grants are made only to people with a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible for this program. Applicants must not have received funds in this category within the past five years.

Seminars on Teaching about Japan
Grants normally will not exceed $5,000 and seminars must be held in the United States. Projects should be designed to promote public and scholarly knowledge about Japan, including seminars and workshops designed to improve Japanese language teaching and pedagogy. NEAC funds may be used for participant travel and room and board (not to exceed $200 a day), plus materials and administrative costs of organizers. Funds cannot be used for honoraria, or to reimburse any expenditures incurred in currencies other than the US dollar. Applicants should explain the character and rationale of their proposed seminar, identify faculty participants and their proposed contributions, indicate how the results of the project will be made available to the profession, and prepare a budget estimate. Applications for projects not recently funded by NEAC will be given priority.

Instructional Materials
Grants normally will not exceed $5,000 and seminars must be held in the United States. Projects should be designed to promote public and scholarly knowledge about Japan, including seminars and workshops designed to improve Japanese language teaching and pedagogy in Japanese studies. NEAC funds may be used for participant travel and room and board (not to exceed $200 a day), plus materials and administrative costs of organizers. Funds cannot be used for honoraria, or to reimburse any expenditures incurred in currencies other than the US dollar. Applicants should explain the character and rationale of their proposed seminar, identify faculty participants and their proposed contributions, indicate how the results of the project will be made available to the profession, and prepare a detailed budget estimate demonstrating all expected sources of funding/revenue, expenses, and how precisely NEAC funds would be utilized. Applications for projects not recently funded by NEAC will be given priority.

Small Scholarly Conferences on Japanese Studies
NEAC will accept applications for supplementary funding from scholars organizing workshops and small conferences in the field of Japanese studies to be held in the United States. These small scholarly meetings often serve to bring together scholars from diverse regions of the United States to share knowledge on issues at the cutting edge of the field. Funds will be limited to a maximum of $5,000, and may be used to help defray the costs of hosting and organizing such events. Typical uses might include: materials and administrative costs, participant travel and lodging (not to exceed $200 per day), and space rental. Any international travel must occur on United States flag carriers and be less than first-class accommodations to be supported. To encourage efficient use of monies, priority will be given to applicants who have successfully obtained matching funds from their home institutions or other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs, along with names and vitae of key personnel involved in organizing the conference. Applications for projects not recently funded by NEAC will be given priority.

All applicants must submit 11 double-side printed hard copies of their application on a NEAC grant application form (choose the "save" option to save this Word document to your own computer to fill out and print). Please submit applications AFTER JUNE 30, 2011 to:

NEAC Grants
Association for Asian Studies
825 Victors Way
Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

Applications must arrive (not be postmarked) by FEBRUARY 1 for the spring/summer awards and OCTOBER 1 for the fall/winter awards. To facilitate the review and notification process, all travel and/or conference projects must begin AFTER the relevant grant cycle, i.e., after December 1 for the fall submission date, and May 1 for the spring deadline. Notification of awards will be made in late November for the fall/winter awards and late April for the spring/summer awards.

NOTE: AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance. Original receipts need to be retained and reimbursement is only for actual expenses incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.

NOTE ABOUT INDIRECT COSTS: The AAS is unable to support funding requests for indirect costs from applicants to its small grant programs. The AAS is a membership organization rather than a funding agency, and conducts its grant programs as a service to the field through the voluntary help of its members. Funds for all grant programs originate from outside agencies, and individual awards are quite modest. We therefore ask applicants' home institutions to waive their normal indirect cost requirements.

Questions? Please contact Alicia Williams.

Korean Studies Graduate Scholarship Program in North America

See Korea Foundation below.

Book Subventions in Japanese and Korean Studies

[from H-ASIA, 1/14/11]

The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce a program for AAS-member authors who require subventions to ensure publication of scholarly books on Japan and Korea. The Council has allocated $15,000 in 2011 to provide subventions in the range of $2,000 to $10,000 each. These subventions will be awarded on a competitive basis to authors who have already secured provisional contracts from established academic presses. Both monographs and edited collections are eligible for support under this program; subventions will not be provided for volumes intended primarily as classroom textbooks. Subventions will be paid directly to the press.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. The applicant must be a current AAS member and have held AAS membership for at least twelve months prior to application (one exception; if your membership in AAS has lapsed within the last twelve months and you rejoin, you will not be required to wait an additional twelve months). Scholars at all academic ranks and independent scholars are welcomed to apply.

2. The book in question must be a monograph or edited collection on any aspect of Korean or Japanese studies. Volumes intended primarily for use as classroom textbooks are not eligible.

3. The applicant must have a completed manuscript with a provisional contract from an established academic press stipulating the need for an outside subvention in order to ensure publication.

4. The manuscript must be in English, must make a substantial contribution to Japanese and/or Korean studies, and must be based on primary research in the appropriate languages.

5. The applicant must have sought subventions from alternative sources. A book that has been awarded support under the AAS First Book Subvention Program is not eligible for a NEAC Subvention.

6. The press must agree to acknowledge a NEAC subvention in the front matter of the published book.

7. The press must agree to provide a written report within two months of publication of the book. This report should contain a narrative account of what was accomplished with the subvention funds along with a line-by-line financial report. This report should be sent by e-mail to the Chair of NEAC, William M. Tsutsui.

Applications should consist of the following items and be submitted electronically (in pdf or MS Word format) to the Chair of NEAC, William M. Tsutsui.

1. The applicant's Curriculum Vitae.

2. A summary of the manuscript in no more than 1,000 words.

3. A full Table of Contents.

4. A letter from an academic publisher verifying that the manuscript is complete and has been formally accepted for publication pending receipt of a subvention. The letter should also indicate the amount of the required subvention and its rationale; the proposed publication schedule; the contact information for the appropriate press representative; the agreement of the press to acknowledge the NEAC subvention in the front matter of the book; and, within two months of publication, the agreement of the press to provide a written narrative and financial report of how the funds were used.

5. A detailed preliminary budget. Please note that NEAC Subventions are meant to help with direct production costs only.

6. A statement by the applicant indicating all sources from which he or she has requested subventions and the results of those requests. NOTE concerning point 6: To maximize the use of our resources, NEAC requires that applicants request subventions from other possible funding sources (including, for example, their graduate or home institutions as well as local research institutes). We hope, in many cases, to supply joint or matching funds with other granting agencies. We are also prepared to award subventions to applicants who seek but fail to receive help from alternative sources.

Applications are due by Friday, March 18, 2011. For questions please contact the Chair of NEAC, William M. Tsutsui.

We invite applications according to the following schedule. All applicants must submit 11 double-sided copies of their application on a NEAC grant application form. Please address requests for applications to:

NEAC Grants
Association for Asian Studies
1021 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Applications for all programs other than "Conference Panels and Speakers at Disciplinary Meetings" must arrive (not be postmarked) by 1 February for the spring/summer awards and 1 October for the fall/winter awards. To facilitate the review and notification process, all travel and/or conference projects must begin AFTER the relevant grant cycle, i.e., after December 1 for the fall submission date, and May 1 for the spring deadline.

AAS SUBVENTION PROGRAM FOR FIRST BOOKS

[from Asian Studies Newsletter, Fall 2008]

The AAS subvention program for first-time authors, which began in 2006, will provide 3-5 awards each year ($3000-5000) for five years on a competitive basis. Subventions are limited to first books, and will only be awarded to authors who have completed manuscripts with provisional contracts which stipulate that publication is contingent upon the provision of a subvention. Authors must be current AAS membes, and must verify that their home institutions do not have their own subvention program, or that they have been denied a subvention if such programs do exist. Details regarding eligibility and the submission process are available on the AAS website.

FRANKLIN R. BUCHANAN PRIZE

[from H-ASIA, 9/16/14]

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) invites submissions for the 2015 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize. Established in 1995 by the AAS Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university.

The winning submission will reflect current scholarship, present innovative teaching strategies, and make a significant impact on the intended audience. Submissions must have been published after January 1, 2013, and include extensive teaching strategies in order to be considered. Various formats are acceptable, including print, CD, video, and online formats. Submissions that address underrepresented regions of Asia are encouraged.

For more information and a submission form for the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize, please contact Jennifer Murawski.

The 2015 Buchanan Prize will be awarded to the author of the work at the 2015 AAS Annual Conference in Chicago. The prize includes a $1,000 monetary award and a one-year membership to AAS. Submissions are due NOVEMBER 1, 2014, although print materials will be received through November 14th.

Past prize winners can be viewed online at www.asian-studies.org/publications/book-prizes-buchanan.htm.

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Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies

[from H-ASIA, 8/3/13]

Dor Bahadur Bista Prize Competition

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) annually awards the Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for best graduate student paper submitted to this ANHS competition. The prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal's first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association (NSA).

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas of High Asia (Hindu Kush - Karakoram - Himalaya - Tibetan Plateau) that comprise the principal interests of ANHS.

Submissions from all academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and arts will be accepted. All submissions must not have been previously published. Multiple author papers are acceptable, provided that the graduate student applicant is the first author.

Eligibility is restricted to graduate students in good standing who do not hold the degree of PhD as of the submission deadline. Undergraduates, even those who have written honors theses, are not eligible to apply.

To enter the competition, each student author must submit the following ELECTRONICALLY to Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, Chair, Dor Bahadur Bista Prize:
(1) A one-paragraph (200-300 word) abstract of the paper
(2) A curriculum vitae
(3) The complete paper, not to exceed 8,000 words, sent in .doc or .docx format, with the word count clearly labeled
(4) A transcript from your graduate institution, indicating graduate status or a letter of support from your graduate advisor, indicating your standing as a graduate student.
Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2013

All submissions will be reviewed by an ANHS subcommittee made up of current Executive Council members (2) and an independent scholar, and the winner will be voted on by the Executive Council. Date of Award: At the annual general ANHS membership meeting (held this year at the South Asia Conference in Madison, WI). The author of the paper selected for the award will receive recognition at the annual South Asian Studies Conference, receive a cash award of $250, and be invited to submit their paper to Himalaya. A list of past winners and their paper titles are listed on the ANHS website.

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Association of Art Historians

Image & Conference Grants

[from AAH, 8/26/14]

The aim of Reprographic and Copyright Expenses Grant is to help art historians with not-for-profit publication of their research by contributing towards the cost of reproduction and clearing permission to use visual material under copyright.

The aim of the Conference Attendance Grant is to help art historians who are session convenors or who have had a paper or a poster accepted for any art history-related conference anywhere in the world to cover some of the expenses of attending the conference.

These grants operate as competitive grants. There is a limit of £500 for each Reprographic and Copyright Expenses Grant and £300 for each Conference Attendance Grant. Members of the AAH who have received any of these grants in the past may apply again, but two years should have elapsed since the previous award. Further eligibility criteria are listed below.

Your application will be anonymised and then assessed on merit by the Freelance and Independents' Group Committee. The shortlist will be judged by the Executive Committee, who will make the final selections. You will be advised within a month from the deadline, or sooner if possible, whether the AAH are able to offer you a grant. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are unaffiliated or without other means of support, but all applications will be considered.

[For full details and conditions, see http://www.aah.org.uk/funding/imageandconf.]

Are you eligible?
Please note: You need to be able to write YES at the end of each condition.

1. You have been a member of the UK AAH for at least one full year.

2. You can provide a copy of your agreement with the publisher or other written evidence that your publication has been accepted for publication and the list and number of illustrations agreed with the publisher. You should obtain quotes for the image costs which make up your application, and provide them with your other application materials. Please ensure quotes are at non-commercial rates. (Photocopies of such evidence must accompany this application. By applying you agree to have them checked)

OR

You can provide written evidence that you have been invited to convene a session or present a paper or poster at a conference or similar, relevant to art history, and paperwork substantiating the amount of your claim (evidence of conference fees, and of actual or estimated travel or accommodation expenses) (Photocopies of such evidence must accompany this application. By applying you agree to have them checked)

3. If a grant is made, you agree to provide a short report (max. 200 words) on your contribution to the conference or on your publication at the time you make your claim. (This gives the option for the AAH to publish the report in the Bulletin).

Please send copies of your completed application form, proposal form and supporting materials by e-mail to admin@aah.org.uk by 5pm on the deadline [March 1st and September 1st].

Museums & Exhibitions Bursary Awards

[from AAH, 8/26/14]

The Museums and Exhibitions Group administers two bursary schemes each offering an award twice a year.

Collaboration Award: The Collaboration Award is primarily intended to foster collaboration, especially between museum professionals and academics (FE or HE affiliated or independent) towards an event, publication, exhibition or display.

Individual Award: The Individual Awards is offered to provide financial assistance for museum professionals to undertake original research towards a publication, exhibition or display.

Download the Guidelines and Application Form (for both schemes).

Applicants to each scheme can apply for any amount between £200 and £5000. The award is tenable for a maximum of 12 months and can only be used for one project. There are two application periods per year for both awards.

Application deadlines for both awards: 1st May or 1st November

For further information about the AAH Bursary Schemes for Academics and Museum Professionals and to download an application form please click here. Please direct any queries to the AAH Office at awards@aah.org.uk.

Voluntary Work Fund 2011

[from AAH, 2/2/11]

The AAH Voluntary Work Fund is an annual funding scheme that offers funding to students on placements or internships within the UK. Individuals are currently entitled to up to £500 for 6 weeks or 80 days voluntary work. You must be an AAH member to apply for the award. Funding applications are assessed in June each year. Successful 2010 applicants will be notified before the end of June and reports will appear in AAH Bulletin and online in the future. Application deadline: 31st May, 17:00.

John Fleming Travel Award

[from AAH, 8/26/14]

Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history, visual culture or architecture. The aim of the award is to encourage a better understanding and exploration of the arts from around the world by enabling students to travel as a means of assisting or furthering their research. Students wishing to apply for this award must be currently enrolled in UK universities, and must still be enrolled at the time of travel.

The John Fleming Travel Award is sponsored by Laurence King Publishing who offer this award of £2000 annually in memory of the art historian John Fleming, co-author with Hugh Honour, of the book, A World History of Art.

Your application submission must comprise the following:

Preference will be given to applicants wishing to travel outside the UK. The JFTA is a competitive scheme awarded on merit. There is one award of £2,000, which will be awarded to a single individual. The successful candidate will be asked to write a report on completion of his/her travels.

Completed applications can be sent by post to the AAH Office or by email to awards@aah.org.uk. It is preferable to send the complete application (including references) at the same time, though we do allow references to be sent independently of the application form should this be necessary.

JFTA 2013 Application deadline: 1st December 2014. Forms and references must be received in the office by this date. Applicants whose forms or references arrive after this date will not be eligible for an award under any circumstances.

AAH Dissertation Prize

[from AAH, 8/26/14]

The AAH Dissertation Prize is awarded each year. There are two awards: one for undergraduate dissertations and one for postgraduate (Master's-level) dissertations. Application deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate competitions are separate.
Deadline for undergraduate submissions: 1 August 2014
Deadline for postgraduate submissions: 1 December 2014

Application forms for 2014: Entry Form, Nomination Form, Guidelines

The winning entry for undergraduate and postgraduate submissions will receive:

[See the AAH website for further regulations, submission procedures and the assessment process.]

AAH Internship Award 2015

[from AAH, 8/26/14]

The AAH Internship Award offers funding to UK-based undergraduate and postgraduate students on placements or internships. There are two awards of up to £2,000 towards placement-related expenses such as accommodation, travel and food. The AAH Internship Award supports both full-time and part-time placements/ internships.

Would you like to curate exhibitions?
Conserve paintings?
Run art auctions?
Or work in a picture library?

These are examples of internships that the Association of Art Historians has funded. The award is available to assist AAH members with the costs of work experience placements to gain valuable experience. Whatever career in art history you are aiming for, voluntary work can really take you places, and the AAH can help.

Deadline: 1st April 2015, 17:00.

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Australian Research Council

[from H-NET, 10/21/13]

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is seeking proposals from outstanding national and international mid-career researchers, across all research disciplines. The Future Fellowships scheme aims to attract and retain the world's best and brightest mid-career researchers, who can increase Australia's research capacity and build collaboration across institutions, industry and/or research disciplines. From 1 July 2014, the ARC will award up to 150 four-year full-time fellowships at three salary levels: $111,739, $135,264 and $158,787 (in Australian dollars) plus additional on-costs of 28 per cent. The ARC will also provide up to $50,000 of non-salary funding per year which may be used for infrastructure, equipment, travel and relocation costs directly related to the research. Future Fellowships must be applied through and held at an eligible Australian research organisation. Proposals from researchers working in areas of national priority and targeted priorities across all disciplines that will result in economic, environmental, social, health and/or cultural benefits for Australia are encouraged. For further information, documentation and key dates regarding the Future Fellowships Scheme visit www.arc.gov.au or e-mail ARC-FutureFellowships@arc.gov.au.

Closing Date: [14 January 2014]

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BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for Buddhist Studies at a Japanese University

[from H-ASIA, 6/2/10]

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist Studies who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian university to spend one year in a Japanese University, studying and/or carrying out doctoral research.

Value: $40,000 (Canadian)

Eligibility and Terms

The applicant must be a registered full-time graduate student in a Canadian university OR a Canadian citizen studying as a full-time graduate student in a university outside of Canada. Visa students in degree programmes in Canadian universities may apply. Preference will be given to advanced graduate students preparing to carry out doctoral dissertation research, but others at an early stage in their study will also be considered. Some familiarity with Japanese language is expected but fluency is not required.

The results of the award will be announced by January 15, 2011. The term of the successful candidate's stay in Japan will be one year, which may begin at any time between April 1, 2011 and March 2012. The award will be paid in two installments. This amount should cover one round-trip ticket to Japan and a large part of the expenses directly related to study in Japan.

1. A completed application form and three letters of reference are to be submitted to:

Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
CANADA.

2. Transcripts from all university level courses are to be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University.

3. Three letters of reference. These confidential letters must accompany the application in separate sealed signed envelopes.

i) One letter must be from the applicant's supervisor.

ii) Another letter must be from a Japanese scholar based at the Japanese institution where the applicant proposes to study.

iii) Applicants from the University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, McMaster University, University of Toronto and McGill University must have a letter from the member of the Selection Committee representing his or her institution Names of the members of the current Selection Committee may be obtained from the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University. Applicants requiring assistance in contacting scholars at Japanese institutions may write to a member of the Selection Committee for advice.

Applications may be obtained from:

The Department of Religious Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
CANADA.

or from the http://www.religiousstudies.mcmaster.ca/.

Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

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Blakemore Foundation

[from Blakemore, 8/10/13]

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. To be eligible for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, an applicant must:
- Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language
- Have a college undergraduate degree
- Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is 3 years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency)
- Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Language scholarships are awarded for study of the following modern languages of East and Southeast Asia: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, Burmese. The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to the current list of approved programs.

The next deadline for applications is December 31, 2013 for study starting between June 2014 and May 2015. Grants are highly competitive. In recent years, we were able to fund less than 10% of applicants. Application materials are [available here].

Blakemore Refresher Grants

Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester. Applicants for Refresher Grants must meet all the eligibility requirements for Blakemore Freeman Fellowships, and be a member of one of the following groups:
- Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows;
- Professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States;
- Professionals working in an Asian field.
[Applications available here. Deadline: 31 December 2013.]

Frances Blakemore Asian Art Grants

Applications for 2013 art grants will be accepted by invitation only. The following guidelines apply to Blakemore Foundation grants in support of exhibitions and internships to broaden and deepen the understanding of Asian art in the United States.
- Grants are made by invitation only to a small number of tax-exempt organizations in the United States, such as museums, universities and other educational or art-related institutions for exhibitions and internships dealing with the arts of Northeast, East and Southeast Asia.
- Applications for grants are considered once a year with a due date of October 1, 2013.

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British Academy

[from British Academy, 8/9/13]

Sino-British Fellowship Trust
The Academy receives a generous grant from the Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT), established by the late Dr Elizabeth Frankland Moore, to support individual or co-operative research projects. Research may be conducted either in Britain or in China, or in both countries, and must involve person-to-person contacts. Please note: The SBFT now wishes to give preference to applications that will help to achieve sustainable development in the problems arising from environmental issues and pollution.

International Partnership and Mobility Scheme
The International Partnership and Mobility Scheme aims to support the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world where research excellence would be strengthened by new, innovative initiatives and links. In this round the Scheme is open to three-year and one-year partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia. [Bilateral agreements include:]

UK-Taiwan One-Year Partnerships: Under the umbrella of the International Partnership and Mobility Scheme, one-year partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in Taiwan will be co-funded by the British Academy and the National Science Council of Taiwan.

UK-CASS One-Year Partnerships: Under the imbrella of the International Partnership and Mobility Scheme, one-year partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in any of the reearch institutes at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will be co-funded by the British Academy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Japan – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): In its capacity as a foreign nominating authority, the British Academy is entitled to nominate up to three candidates for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 to 24 months and are wholly funded by JSPS. Further details can be found on the JSPS website and the Academy's electronic grant application system, e-GAP2. Applications should be made either via the British Academy or can be made independently of the British Academy, through host researchers in Japan.

The British Academy is currently reviewing its bilateral funding arrangements with a number of partners as a result of changes to the Academy's funding portfolio in the wake of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review. Consultations with each bilateral partner are underway including with Academia Sinica (Taiwan), JSPS (Japan), CAS (China), the Shanghai and Sichuan Academies of Social Sciences (China) and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Postdoctoral Fellowships
The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields. Application is via a two-stage selection process. The next deadline, for outline applications for award in 2014, is 9 October 2013.

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The closing date for applications for the next round of small research grants is 16 October 2013. Application forms will only be available on the e-GAP system from 4 September 2013. The starting date of grants in this round will be not earlier than 1 April 2014 and not later than 31 August 2014. A further round of competition in the academic year 2013-14 will be opened in March 2014 (deadline on 15 April 2014) for research beginning between 1 September 2014 and 31 March 2015.

Newton International Fellowships
The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British Academy and the Royal Society. The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities. They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following the completion of the Fellowship. Closing date: 10 April 2013.

Mid-Career Fellowships
The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement with and communication of the results of the research during the period of the Fellowship. The next deadline will be on 18 September 2013 for awards to be taken up from 1 September 2014.

British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships
The Academy continues to offer the Senior Research Fellowship scheme, with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust (on a non-FEC basis). This enables mid-career scholars to have one year's research leave with funding being provided to cover the costs of replacement teaching. The closing date for awards to be taken up in the autumn of 2014 is 20 November 2013.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund
For research on the antiquities, historical geography, early history, or arts of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia. The Fund was established according to the terms of the Will of Sir Aurel Stein, FBA, to commemorate his friendship with Sir Thomas Arnold, FBA, for "the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia, or of one or more of these and so that special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of this character bearing upon the territories comprised in the present Kingdom of Afghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-western frontier region of India'. Research should be 'so far as possible by means of exploratory work," and applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects. Applications for the 2014 round must be submitted by 4 December 2013.

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British Association for Chinese Studies

[from GBCC, 8/10/13]

The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) each year administers a fund for British undergraduates to study in Taiwan. The grants are funded by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education via the Education and Cultural Section of the Taipei Representative Office in London. Application forms are normally available from January for scholarships beginning in July or September of the same year. Applicants must have a reasonable command of Chinese (ab initio students are not normally eligible) and be able to pay their airfare to Taiwan. For more information please contact the BACS Secretary.

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British Association for Japanese Studies

[from H-ASIA, 3/15/10]

The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) is delighted to announce five new scholarships to support Japanese studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarships are open to any postgraduate student, of any nationality, who is currently studying or applying to study a Japanese studies-related degree at a UK university. For more details and online applications, please refer to the BAJS homepage. The deadline for applications for academic year 2010-11 is 15 April 2010.

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British Council

UK 9/11 Scholarships

[from British Council, 2/25/07]

The UK 9/11 Scholarships Fund was established jointly by the World Trade Center Disaster Fund and the British Council. It seeks to award scholarships to children or dependants of victims of the September 11 attacks on the USA, or other subsequent terrorsit tragedy, for study at higher or further education institutions in the United Kingdom. The scholarships cover funding for full-time study leading to a degree at undergraduate or Master's level (or equivalent in further education) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They also give funding for accredited study periods of up to one year's length at recognised higher education institutions for students whose college or university has an exchange agreement with a partner institution in the UK.

Scholarships include funding for tuition fees, accommodation, travel expenses to and from country of residence and living expenses in the United Kingdom.

Please note that applications from applicants resident in the United States will be handled by Scholarship America. Applicants resident in other countries (including the United Kingdom) should apply directly to the British Council.

The timetable for the academic year 2006–07 will be as follows:

1 February 2007 Opening date for receipt of applications
31 May 2007 Closing date for receipt of applications
31 July 2007 Notification of decisions to applicants
31 July 2007 Notification of confirmed awards to UK 9/11 scholars

Please refer to the British Council web pages for the application forms and criteria.

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Burlington Magazine

[from CAA, 11/9/12]

The Burlington Contemporary Writing Prize, to be awarded annually, seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.

This year's judges are Dexter Dalwood and Daniel Herrmann, assisted by Anne Blood, Ridinghouse Assistant Editor at The Burlington Magazine.

Submission requirements can be found on our website. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 31st January 2013. The Prize winner will be announced in April 2013.

For more information please see our website or contact <editorial@burlington.org.uk>.

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Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State

[from LeGendre, 10/23/10]

Grace LeGendre Fellowships

The Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc, established the Grace LeGendre Fellowship in 1969. The Fellowship is named for a former president of the Rochester BPW and a past president of the BPW/NY State Federation. The Fellowship provides awards to women who are candidates for master and doctoral degrees at colleges and universities throughout New York State in a wide range of disciplines. An annual competition is held and administered by a Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. committee. To ensure that financial aid is available on a permanent basis, the NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3), not for-profit corporation. This means gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and that the principal raised will always remain invested. It will be possible to continue supporting many deserving women for years to come.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates may download and print the application for preparation and submission to the Fellowship Committee. In the event you are unable to do this, you may submit a brief resume, along with a stamped (58 cents) self-addressed #10 business envelope when requesting an application. Please include your e-mail address. Application and requests for information may be made to:

Elsie Dedrick
NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.
5299 Woodlane
Newark, NY 14513.

Application deadline: February 28, 2011.

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Canadian Centre for Architecture

[from AAH, 10/23/10]

Visiting Scholars Program

The CCA Visiting Scholars Program encourages and supports innovative research in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture in the broadest sense. The program particularly welcomes historical and critical research proposals that are prompted by, or refer to, the theory and practice of contemporary design culture and related social issues. Candidates engaged in contemporary professional practices are also encouraged to apply. The aim of the program is to foster intellectual exchange; scholars in residence pursue individual research projects and participate in Study Centre seminars. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels. The Study Centre also offers a limited number of Associate Scholars positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows.

The completed application package should be received by the Study Centre no later than Friday, 15 January 2011.

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Canon Foundation in Europe

[from Canon Foundation, 2/25/07]

Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to young, highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master's degree. They are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA degree. Extensions to the ten-year rule are possible in principle in case of exceptional circumstances which should be explained in the application and supporting documents are required. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions.

Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. The same freedom is given to Japanese Canon Fellows coming to Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution.

Applications can also be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations.
It is strongly recommended that the candidates obtain the current issue of the application form or at the Secretariat of the Foundation, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

Application procedure for Fellowships

The annual deadline for applications is September 15. Consideration of the applications takes several months. The Selection Committee's final decisions are convened to the applicants before end December of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the Fellowship is January 1 of the following year. Applications should be submitted in full (including the acceptance by the proposed host institute and the research plan) to the Secretariat of the Canon Foundation in Europe well in advance of the deadline. The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods. The Canon Foundation gives priority to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay.

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Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

[from CASVA, 8/9/14, and CAA, 7/18/14]

Predoctoral Fellowship Program

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art announces a residential postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2015-2017. Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate fully in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Applicants for 2015-2017 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2014. For detailed information, visit www.nga.gov/casva or e-mail casva@nga.gov.

Ittleson Fellowship: One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than European or American art. The Ittleson Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad, and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship: One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in a period through the 20th century and on a topic other than European or American art. Cross-cultural topics will also be considered, provided that at least one area of focus is a culture outside the European and American traditions. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad, and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation.

The stipend for predoctoral dissertation fellowships is $25,000 per year. A housing allowance is available for fellows not in residence. Fellows in residence are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. In addition, predoctoral fellows receive allowances for travel and research-related materials, depending on the terms of the fellowship.

All fellows in residence are members of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Fellows are in regular contact throughout their tenures at the Gallery with the Samuel H. Kress Professor, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor, the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, the senior fellows, and other members of the Center.

Departments will limit nominations to one candidate for each category of fellowship; each individual may be nominated for one fellowship. Renominations will be accepted on the basis of revised application materials. Interested students should consult with the dissertation advisor and departmental chair to obtain nomination information. Department chairs must submit to the Center one letter of nomination listing all candidates nominated by the department. The nomination letter may be sent by e-mail as a PDF to casva@nga.gov. After the application deadline, any inquiries should be directed to the Center by the chair of the department and not by the candidate.

Online applications must be submitted by November 15, 2014. Nominees must submit an online application that includes a brief writing sample. Two letters of support from individuals who have directed the work of the nominee are required. One of the two letters of recommendation may be from outside the department. After a preliminary selection, several candidates for each fellowship will be invited to Washington in early February 2015 for interviews. Appointments will be announced following the spring meeting of the Trustees of the National Gallery of Art. All predoctoral dissertation fellowship grants begin on September 1, 2015. Predoctoral fellowships cannot be deferred or renewed.

Visiting Senior Fellowship Program

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each visiting senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Visiting senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form.

Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the visiting senior fellowship program. Visiting senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art and related disciplines. Outside readers may assist in the evaluation of proposals.

The Center awards up to 12 short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships annually. Stipends for two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements.

The Center will consider appointment of associates who have obtained outside awards for full-time research and would like to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for periods of up to 60 days. Qualifications and selection for associate status are the same as those for visiting senior fellows.

Candidates for visiting senior fellowships must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of one article or chapter of a book, to be submitted on or before the appropriate deadline. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the visiting senior fellowship program. Visiting senior fellows may receive awards in three consecutive years but thereafter must wait three years before reapplying to the Center. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Visiting senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed. The application deadlines and award periods are as follows:

- award period: March 1 - August 15, 2015
deadline: September 21, 2014

- award period:
September 1, 2014 - February 29, 2016
deadline: March 21, 2015

Senior Fellowship Program

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

One Paul Mellon Fellowship and four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Samuel H. Kress, and William C. Seitz Senior Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year, early fall to spring. Applications for a single academic term are also considered.

The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early 19th century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the senior fellowship program. Senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art and related disciplines. Outside readers may assist in the evaluation of proposals.

A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant's salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for research-related materials and for travel to a scholarly conference.

The Center will consider appointment of associates who have obtained outside awards for full-time research and would like to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for periods of one academic year or a single academic term. Qualifications and selection for associate status are the same as those for senior fellows.

Candidates for the senior fellowship program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of two publications, either articles or chapters from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the senior fellowship program. Holders of senior fellowships may reapply five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed. [Application deadline: October 15, 2013.]

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. One fellowship is awarded each year for two consecutive academic years. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During the first year the fellow will carry out research and writing related to the publication of a dissertation or appropriate articles or books. The fellow will also design and direct an intensive weeklong seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows at the Center, focusing on a topic related to the applicant's field of interest and with a special emphasis on methodological issues. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university.

The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2014–2016 will support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture.

The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts for two years and will participate fully in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. The fellow will be provided with housing in an apartment near the Gallery, subject to availability. The postdoctoral fellow is also provided with a shared study. The fellow has access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Applicants for 2014–2016 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2008, and October 1, 2013. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $50,000 per year. The postdoctoral fellow also receives allowances for travel and research-related materials.

Candidates for postdoctoral fellowships must complete an online application that includes brief proposals for the topic of the predoctoral seminar and the university course and a copy of an article or a chapter of a book, to be submitted on or before October 15, 2013. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, several candidates will be invited to Washington in January 2014 for interviews. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship cannot be deferred or renewed.

Holders of the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship may reapply for a senior or visiting senior fellowship five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded.

award period:
September 2015 - August 20167
deadline: October 15, 2014

For information contact:

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
tel (202) 842-6482
fax (202) 789-3026.

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Center for Curatorial Leadership

[from CCL, 6/19/010

The CCL seeks curators who are currently employed at American art museums where they are charged with the care, display, and interpretation of objects as well as the organization of temporary exhibitions. Nominations will be sought from museum directors and administrators across the country, but self-nominations are also strongly encouraged.

Applicants should be proven scholars and leaders in their field. They should also have demonstrated some leadership initiative, either in their museums or in other aspects of their lives (e.g., community service, board service, etc.).

Applications will be reviewed by the director of the CCL and a small committee of current and former museum directors.

Beginning January 10-21, 2011, the program will consist of the following:

Deadline for Applications is July 30, 2010.

The CCL will absorb the cost of tuition, travel, and accommodation for the fellows.

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Centre d'études français sur la Chine (CEFC)

Bourse de recherche Paola Sandri 2013

[courtesy of CEFC, 7/3/12]

Cette bourse de recherche a été instituée par la famille Sandri à la mémoire de leur fille Paola, doctorante en études chinoises et transculturelles à l'Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3), et disparue brutalement au cours de ses recherches doctorales à Beijing en juillet 2006. Paola Sandri travaillait sur l'identité sonore en Chine dans une approche historique et culturelle : un projet ambitieux et innovant sur les perceptions et les représentations des bruits en Chine, et leur rôle dans la création de l'identité.

La bourse de recherche Paola Sandri a pour vocation de financer un séjour d'études en Chine, à Taiwan, à Hong Kong et/ou à Macao, à condition que le séjour, d'une durée minimum d'un mois, soit entrepris dans le cadre d'un doctorat en sciences humaines ou sociales. Un montant unique de 1500 euros sera octroyé en deux fois à un(e) étudiant(e) inscrit(e) dans un établissement français et devant se rendre dans le monde chinois pour mener ses recherches doctorales au cours de l'année civile de l'attribution de la bourse.

Sont éligibles tous les étudiants:

Ne sont pas éligibles: les étudiants allocataires de recherche ou bénéficiant d'une bourse de recherche.

Liste détaillée des pièces constitutives du dossier de candidature:

Le dossier de candidature à la bourse de recherche Paola Sandri 2013 est à renvoyer par voie électronique à bourse.paolasandri@yahoo.fr avant le 14 décembre 2012.

Le candidat est par ailleurs tenu de prendre entière connaissance du Règlement de la bourse de recherche Paola Sandri (disponible au téléchargement sur http://bourse.paolasandri.iett.eu) et d'en accepter les termes.

Vous pouvez télécharger ici l'affiche.
Vous pouvez télécharger ici le règlement.

CEFC PhD Scholarship

[courtesy of CEFC, 1/7/14]

The Scientific Board of research institutes in Asia attached to the French Foreign Ministry will award up to two nine-month PhD scholarships at its annual meeting in March 2014. The scholarship comprises a monthly stipend of 1625 Euros, round-trip air travel from Europe to Hong Kong, China or Taiwan (when applicable), transportation of luggage up to 200 Euros and repatriation insurance.

Applicants must:
- be citizens of a member State of the European Union.
- be currently enrolled as PhD candidates in the field of the Social Sciences or Humanities at a French university or a university in a member State of the European Union, or an institution associated with the CEFC.
- reside in either Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China during the length of their scholarship.
- submit a research project relevant to the scientific mission of the CEFC, which is to study the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the contemporary Chinese world.

Awardees will be encouraged to submit an article and, when applicable, book reviews, to the journal China Perspectives published by the CEFC.

The application shall contain:
- a research project;
- a detailed CV;
- a cover letter;
- two recommendation letters from recognized scholars in the field.

The selection will be based upon the following criteria which shall be outlined very clearly in the research project:
- Aims of the research;
- Methodology, Sources, Fieldwork;
- Provisional Calendar;
- Scientific collaboration with both Chinese and European Insitutions;
- Expected Results (publications projects…);
- Writing skills in French.

To download the application forms, please click here.

[Applicants must fill in two application forms in French.] One copy should be sent in a single PDF file to Alfred Aroquiame by e-mail, and the subject of the e-mail should be "AIDE A LA MOBILITE 2014." The recommendation letters must be sent directly by their authors to Alfred Aroquiame by e-mail or by post to the attention of the director:

M. Sebastian Veg
CEFC
20/F Wanchai Central Building
89 Lockhart Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong.

One copy should be sent to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, attention to Aude Debarle by e-mail in a single PDF file, and the subject should be "AIDE A LA MOBILITE 2014."

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2014
For more information, [contact] CEFC:
tel +(852) 2879 6915 or 6910
fax +(852) 2815 3211
e-mail <aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk>

Short-term mobility to the CEFC for Academics in French institutions only

[courtesy of CEFC, 11/21/13]

L'Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales du CNRS (INSHS) lance une campagne de soutien à la mobilité internationale pour l'année 2014. Le CEFC rappelle que les chercheurs, enseignants-chercheurs et autres universitaires rattachés à des UMR, USR ou autres structures CNRS peuvent demander une mobilité au CEFC dans le cadre de ce programme.

Dans le cadre du soutien à la mobilité internationale et pour compléter la gamme des outils à l'appui du développement des projets de recherche à dimension internationale, l'InSHS propose aux chercheurs, enseignants-chercheurs et ingénieurs de recherche de ses unités de recherche une aide pour la réalisation d'actions de recherche à l'étranger, en 2014. Cette aide concerne toutes les disciplines et tous les types de missions de recherche (travail de terrain, consultation de sources, montage de projet, rédaction d'ouvrage ou d'article en collaboration…). Elle s'applique à toutes les destinations (dans le respect des règles de séjour en vigueur dans les pays choisis) et à tout type d'institutions d'accueil. Ces missions de recherche à l'étranger seront réalisées en 2014. Leur durée doit être supérieure à trois mois. Elle ne peut excéder neuf mois. Cette aide se présente sous la forme d'un forfait mensuel de 2000 euros. Les candidatures seront expertisées sur la base de leur qualité et de leur intérêt scientifique.

Les chercheurs doivent faire parvenir au plus tard le 5 janvier 2014, par e-mail à l'adresse inshs.smi@cnrs.fr, un dossier de candidature comprenant:
- une justification scientifique du projet (deux pages maximum)
- un descriptif des actions prévues lors de la mission (une demi-page maximum)
- l'utilisation prévue du budget demandé (une demi-page maximum)
- un curriculum vitae (une page maximum)
le formulaire ci-joint complété avec l'accord du directeur d'unité.

Télécharger le formulaire d'inscription: http://www.cnrs.fr/inshs/relations-internationales/docs/formulaire-mobilite-internationale-2014.docx

CEFC short-term fieldwork grant for doctoral research on contemporary China

[courtesy of CEFC, 3/20/14]

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between June 2013 and December 2014 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1000 €.

Applicants shall satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
- Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a French or European university (located in a member-state of the European Union or of the European Higher Education Area), in the field of humanities and social sciences. (UK enrolled candidates must have been successfully admitted to the PhD cycle).
- Their research project must be situated within the scope of the CEFC's mandate, which is to study political, economic, social and cultural developments in contemporary Greater China..

Within the framework of this grant, beneficiaries accept to:
- Submit to the CEFC a short report on their fieldwork, which may be included for example in the annual activity report of the Centre.
- Present their research, at the end of their fieldwork, to the CEFC research team during a seminar in Hong Kong, Taipei or Beijing.

Applications can be submitted in French or English and must contain the following:
- A detailed resume (Please specify the date of your enrollment as a PhD candidate or admission to a PhD program)
- A research project explaining the fieldwork to be undertaken under the grant and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant's doctoral project
- A recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor

Selection will be made according to the following criteria, which should be addressed by applicants in their research project mentioned above:
- Aims of the research and contribution to the dissertation project (please include the working title of the dissertation)
- Methodology, sources, type of fieldwork (where and how will the fieldwork be carried out?)
- Time frame (please specify for how long the grant is requested)
- Results of the research (planned publications, etc.)
- Strength of the applicant's cooperation with French research networks (for applicants in other European universities)
- Relevance to the research programs currently hosted in the CEFC

Complete applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (max: 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing), addressed to the Director of the CEFC, by e-mail to Alfred Aroquiame with the subject line "Fieldwork Grant 2014" on or before 31 March 2014.

The recommendation letter should be sent directly by the PhD supervisor by e-mail to Alfred Aroquiame or by ordinary mail (in this case it must reach the CEFC by 7 April 2014), to:

Sebastian Veg
CEFC
20/F Wanchai Central Bldg.
89 Lockhart Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong.

Selected applicants will be informed in early May 2014.

Contact information:
tel +(852) 2876 6914 or 6910
e-mail aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk

Call for Projects - International Outgoing Fellowships funded by the European Framework Programme 7

[courtesy of CEFC, 3/25/13]

The French Centre for Research on contemporary China (CEFC) invites applications from researchers from EU member states or associated countries for a one- or two-year research mobility project under the current Call for Projects - International Outgoing Fellowships funded by the European Framework Programme 7. The CEFC, based in Hong Kong, is a multidisciplinary social science research centre dedicated to the study of contemporary China. The CEFC offers to host researchers working on contemporary China in the area of social sciences and who want to submit a proposal within the frame of this call.

Interested researchers are invited to submit a cv and a 1 or 2-page outline of their research project, which specifies a working title and the "return host organization" (this is the organization which will ultimately submit the application), no later than 15 May 2013, by e-mail only to aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria set out in the call (see below), or which do not specify a return host institution, will not be considered. Please carefully read the relevant sections below. Internal selection criteria:

- excellence of the applicant and the research project
- strength of the applicant's cooperation with the CEFC and/or other institutions in Hong Kong and in China
- relevance to the research programs currently hosted in the CEFC

Applicants will be informed of the internal selection results by 15 June 2013. The final application, to be prepared by the applicant's "return institution" (usually the current institution), with the support of the CEFC as the "outgoing institution," must be submitted to the European Commission by 14 August 2013.

The CEFC is the only independent European research centre in China entirely devoted to the study of contemporary China. A public research institute, the CEFC is jointly funded by the French Foreign Ministry and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), with a mission to study the political, economic, social and cultural developments in Greater China. The CEFC is based in Hong Kong, with a branch office in Taiwan, as well individual researchers based in mainland China. It currently hosts 7 full time researchers. The CEFC publishes the internationally ranked journal China Perspectives every quarter, in English and French. The Centre actively promotes doctoral research by funding mobility grants and hosting the awardees in the Centre. The CEFC regularly organizes research seminars and international conferences. The CEFC is closely linked with academic and intellectual networks in China thanks to its cooperation agreements with local institutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and the PRC, as well as a network of associate researchers in these institutions.

The European Commission published a Call for Projects "Marie Curie – International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development" (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF), as part of its People Program (FP7) on 14 March 2013.

Deadline: 14 August 2013 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
Indicative budget: EUR 44,5 million of the 2013 budget.

Purpose: "This action aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organization active in research, established in an Other Third Country (Outgoing phase). Subsequently, these researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organisation in a Member State or Associated Country."

Type of Project funded: This action provides financial support to an individual mobility project presented by an experienced researcher in liaison with a host organisation in the Member States or Associated Countries. Experienced researchers applying to this action need to develop a coherent research training project for the total duration of the contract that will enable the experienced researcher to progress in the development of his/her career. The fellowship is expected to be part of a structured, long term personal career development plan that is coherent with past achievements and clearly defines the future aims of the researcher.

Eligibility criteria:
- Eligible researchers: The action addresses experienced researchers who are at a stage of their career when they can benefit from a life-long training and career development measure. This includes researchers with a more senior profile in terms of experience. Researchers must be experienced researchers at the relevant deadline for submission of proposals.
- Rules of mobility and nationality applicable to eligible researchers: Researchers shall be considered eligible under this action if they are nationals of a Member State or associated country. However researchers from other third countries who have been residing and carrying out their main activity in Member States or associated countries for at least the 5 years prior to the submission deadline are also eligible for this action. For the outgoing phase, applicants must demonstrate mobility from a Member State or associated country to an other third country, and must comply with the rule for mobility at the deadline for submission of proposals.
- The application is made jointly by a researcher and a return host organisation. The outgoing host organisation must be located in an other third country, and the return host organisation in a Member State or associated country.
- Projects must be between 24 and 36 months full-time equivalent in total, of which the final 12 months must be a mandatory reintegration phase to the return host organisation.
- For more information, visit the page of the call for projects on the European Commission Website, or download it here with all documents relating to this call: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/call_FP7?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF&specificProgram=PEOPLE#wlp_call_FP7

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Centre national de la recherche scientifique

[from AFEC, 7/7/12]

Contrats doctoraux pour mobilité internationale

Vous trouvez ci-dessous l'appel à proposition pour des contrats doctoraux avec mobilité internationale concernant le CEFC, accompagné en pièce jointe du dossier de candidature.

L'InSHS ouvre un appel à candidature pour attribuer quatre contrats doctoraux de 36 mois. Toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales sont éligibles. Les doctorants seront affectés dans une unité de recherche du CNRS en France et devront obligatoirement séjourner 20 mois dans une unité de recherche du CNRS à l'étranger. Le contrat doctoral débutera le 1 er novembre 2012.

En 2012 la mobilité devra s'effectuer vers des unités de recherche de l'InSHS-CNRS situées dans les pays suivants: Chine, Etats-Unis, Inde, Japon, Mexique, Pérou, pays de l'ASEAN, Taiwan.

Le dossier de candidature devra comporter:

Le dossier complet doit être envoyé, par courriel, au plus tard le 3 septembre 2012 à l'adresse mail suivante: doc-inshs@cnrs-dir.fr.

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Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio

[from CAA, 7/28/09]

2010 James Ackerman Prize for the History of Architecture

The Prize is devoted to the publication of the first book by a young scholar in any field of architectural history. All periods are eligible within the field, and there are no restrictions on the subject treated or on the nationality of the author. It is awarded by an international jury chaired by James S. Ackerman. The prize, administered by the International Center for the Study of Architecture Andrea Palladio, is supported by Ackerman's gift of a portion of the International Balzan Prize awarded in 2001 for contributions to the study of the history of architecture and urbanism.

In 2009, the prize was awarded to Mantha Zarmakoupi for her book Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE), to be published in May 2010.

Texts in Italian, English, German, French, or Spanish will be accepted. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2010 Prize is November 13, 2009. For further information, visit www.premioackerman.it.

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Iris Chang Foundation for Peace and Humanity

[from H-ASIA, 11/19/04]

In response to the tragic death of Iris Chang, author of the bestseller The Rape of Nanking, The Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS) and The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (ACPSS) decided, in order to honor and cherish the memory of this young and courageous female historian and with support of the Chang family, to establish The Iris Chang Foundation for Peace and Humanity to sponsor researches and scholarly works on events such as the Nanking Massacre and other atrocities that occurred in Asia.

We, Chinese historians and scholars of social sciences, are all deeply moved and inspired by Iris Chang's heroic actions and extraordinary professionalism, and feel obligated to continue her cause for peace and humanity. We see now more than ever before the need to strongly support the scholars who are fully devoted to the cause of peace and humanity and who are courageously using their professions to fight against the dark tide of the world and the inhumanities and brutalities of the human being.

The CHUS and the ACPSS boards have set up an independent account for this foundation, and will manage the fund professionally. The boards will also soon create a committee that consists of diverse experts of Asian Studies, who will regularly review applications and determine the final recipient(s) for the grant from the Iris Chang Foundation for Peace and Humanity. The CHUS and the ACPSS boards are greatly encouraged and pleased by the warm responses to this call and the number of the contributions that many CHUS and ACPSS members have already committed to this foundation. We hope more people who share with our emotion, concerns and determination will join our efforts. Any amount of contribution will be greatly appreciated (and tax-deductible). You can send your contributions, payable to "The Iris Chang Foundation (for Peace and Humanity)-ACPSS," to this address:

Professor SONG Jingyi
ACPSS Treasurer
Department of Humanities & Languages
SUNY-Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY 11568.

For questions about this foundation, please contact Professor HAO Yufan or Professor TIAN Xiansheng.

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Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange

CCK Fellowships for Ph.D. dissertations

Deadline for application: 15 October.

Doctoral candidates may apply for financial support for the writing of their dissertations. Applicants must have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree except the dissertation and must be legal permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. In addition, eligible applicants should not be employed or receive grants from other sources. A pre-doctoral dissertation grant is limited to $15,000.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate Ph.D. dissertations and post-doctoral research

For more information, visit the CCK Foundation website.

"New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society"

For more information on this program, please refer to the ACLS listing above.

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China Scholarship Council

[from jobs.ac.uk, 11/20/13]

University of Leeds Scholarships

Applications for China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Scholarships to commence full time PhD research study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds in October 2014 are invited from high quality international students. The Scholarships will provide full international fees. The China Scholarship Council will provide a maintenance grant, return economy air travel and visa application fees.

For more information and to submit an application, please [click here]. Closing date: 3 January 2014.

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Chinese University of Hong Kong

[from MCLC, 1/7/14]

Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Awards

Stephen C. Soong (1919-1996) was a prolific writer and translator, as well as an active figure in the promotion of translation education and research. To commemorate his contributions in this field, the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards were set up in 1997 by RCT, with a generous donation from the Soong family. They give recognition to academics who have made contributions to original research in Chinese Translation Studies, particularly in the use of first-hand materials for historical and cultural investigations.

RCT invites Chinese scholars or research students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions to participate in the 16th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2013-2014). General regulations are as follows:

(i) All Chinese scholars or research students affiliated to higher education/research institutes in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions are eligible to apply.

(ii) Submitted articles must be written in either Chinese or English and published in a refereed journal within the calendar year 2013. Each candidate can enter up to two articles for the Awards. The publication date, title and volume/number of the journal in which the article(s) appeared must be provided.

(iii) Up to three articles are selected as winners each year. A certificate and a cheque of HK$3,000 will be awarded for each winning entry.

(iv) The adjudication committee, which consists of renowned scholars in Translation Studies from Greater China, will meet in April 2014. The results will be announced in June 2014 and winners will be notified individually.

(v) Articles submitted will not be returned to the candidates.

Applications and nominations for Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2013–2014) are now open. Entries can be made by email attachment or by post (postmarked on or before the deadline). For email submission, please attach a scanned PDF version of the published article. For postal submission, please provide the original or a photocopy of the journal entry.

Research Centre for Translation
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong
(with "Entry for Awards" marked on the envelope)
e-mail <rct@cuhk.edu.hk>

All entries should be submitted on or before 28 February 2014. For enquiries, please contact Miss Nicole Zhang.

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Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan Studies

[from H-NET, 6/24/14]

The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Oregon State University, is excited to announce the Chiu scholarly exchange program for the 2014-5 academic year. Based on the generous support from the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation, the program encourages transnational and comparative research concerning Taiwan. It awards travel grants to Taiwan-based scholars who plan short-term research trips to the U.S., and U.S.-based scholars who plan short-term research trips to Taiwan.

We will support each grantee with a travel grant not to exceed $7000. The scholarship can be used in conjunction with other awards. If you are interested in applying, please follow this link http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/chiu-scholarly-exchange (Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or be a Ph.D. candidate).

Individuals should submit their proposals to the Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan Studies committee. Proposals should be submitted electronically (to hip@oregonstate.edu) no later than August 8, 2014.

Hung-yok Ip
Program Coordinator
School of History, Philosophy and Religion
Oregon State University

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Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies

Chung-Hwa Institute Fellowship for Graduate Students

[from H-ASIA, 10/24/13]

The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies is launching a new fellowship program for graduate students who are working in pre-modern Chinese Buddhism. This fellowship will be awarded annually to support MA thesis research, PhD. Dissertation Research and PhD. Dissertation writing.

I. Amount of Fellowship:
For Master Students:
The fellowship will be awarded to students at two stages of research:
1. MA requirement completion and research: up to US $3,000
2. MA thesis writing: up to US $3,000
For PhD. Students:
The fellowship will be awarded to students at three stages of research:
3. Pre-generals reconnaissance research: up to US $4,000
4. Post-generals dissertation research: up to US $10,000
5. Dissertation writing: up to US $10,000. The applicant can only apply for one fellowship at a time. Please state which fellowship you are applying on the Application Form.

II. Eligibility:
1. Students admitted into a MA program or currently enrolled Ph.D. candidates in Religious Studies, East Asian Studies, or equivalent departments in the United States, Europe and Australia.
2. Fellowship only goes to those who plan on writing an MA thesis or dissertation.
3. Thesis or dissertation must be written in English.
4. No more than 3 years in the Master degree program and no more than 5 years in the PhD. degree program.

III. Required Documents:
Application required documents should be sent by e-mail.

1. Application form (available on-line at http://www.chibs.edu.tw).

2. Curriculum Vitae: must include a special section on all university and external support received during graduate study: fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, and summer support. The statement must also include all university and external support to which you are currently applying.

3. For MA students: Two recommendation letters from thesis advisers (for funding #1 and #2 in Section I above) and a thesis proposal in 1,000-1,500 words (for funding #2 in Section I above).

4. For Ph.D. students: Two recommendation letters from dissertation advisers and a sample research paper (for funding #3 and #4 in Section I above) or an approved dissertation prospectus in 1,500-2,000 words (for funding #5 in Section I above).

5. The letters of recommendation from scholars of Chinese Buddhism must be submitted either by mail or electronically. The application will not be considered if these are omitted.

6. For all applicants, an original research paper on the topic of Chinese Buddhism in 10,000 to 20,000 words must be submitted.

7. The MA thesis or PhD. dissertation prospectus must provide a synopsis of the project including title, key words in Chinese and English, thesis summary, research aim and methodological approach, bibliography (primary and secondary sources, along with an explanation why these sources are relevant), research plan, budget (requests for travel grants must specify the extent of funding available from the home institution), location of research, and expected date of completion.

IV. Deadlines and Procedures:
Deadline for receipt of application materials should *no later than March 1, 2014. Applications received after this date may not receive consideration. Applications will only be considered for projects that begin on or after March 1 every year. Awards will be decided by Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies Committee. Applicants will be notified of decisions by May or sooner.
Acceptance of grant must be received through email by July 1, 2014. The first half of the grant will be awarded after the acceptance is received. Arrangements to receive the full amount may be available in special cases. Change of proposed research topics by grantees must be made known to the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. At the end of the one-year award tenure, grantees are required to submit a final report through email by December 15. The other half of the grant will be awarded after the final report is received.

V. Grantee's Responsibility:

1. After the thesis/dissertation is completed, the Grantee must summit 2 printed copies of the work to Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies.

2. Any future publication that stems from this grant will acknowledge funding received from Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies.

VI. Contact Information
Dharma Drum Mountain
The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
14-5 Banling, Sanjie Li, Jinshan Dist. 20842
New Taipei City
Taiwan, ROC
tel +886 2 24987171 x2357 or x2362
fax +886 2 24981176
e-mail <grant@chibs.edu.tw>

Research Grant for Book-length Monographs on Chinese Buddhism

[from H-ASIA, 8/20/11]

The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies (CHIBS)—an academic wing of Dharma Drum Mountain Foundation located in Taiwan—is one of the most prestigious Buddhist institutions dedicated to the academic study of Buddhism. Among its many accomplishments are the publication of the Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal and the digitization of the Chinese Buddhist canon through the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA). CHIBS is launching an ongoing funding project to facilitate research and publication of book-length monographs on Chinese Buddhism. CHIBS is now accepting proposals. All monographs accepted by CHIBS will be considered by Columbia University Press for publication.

To be eligible for grant funding, projects must focus on Chinese Buddhism from the Song to the Qing dynasties, but research methodologies may vary. Ancillary topics such as Confucianism, Daoism, Chinese history, politics and so forth may also be addressed. The grant is designed to award four categories of recipients:

1. Recent Ph.D. graduates who have modified their dissertations into publishable monographs: up to $10,000.

2. Assistant Professors working on new research projects: up to $10,000.

3. Independent researchers with Ph.D. degrees: up to $10,000.

4. Scholars who have attained the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor (and those retired from these ranks): up to $20,000.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Proposal: A 1500-2000 word synopsis of the project including title, key words in Chinese and English, thesis summary, research aim and methodological approach, list of primary and secondary sources (along with an explanation why these sources are relevant), research plan, budget, location, and expected date of completion (if not already completed).

2. Applicants submitting already-completed monographs should send two printed copies to CHIBS, or e-mail a PDF version of the monograph, and complete the required items (1, 3, and 4) of the application procedure.

3. Recommendation letters: Three letters of recommendation from scholars of Chinese Buddhism must be submitted either by mail or electronically (grant@chibs.edu.tw). Applicants should list recommenders in the Personal Information Form. Letters must include the recommenders' assessment of the proposed project and the ability of the applicant to complete the project. Recommendations not received within a month of proposal submission may hinder grant processing.

4. Personal Information Form, Curriculum Vitae, and Supporting Documents.

Application required documents should be sent by e-mail to grant@chibs.edu.tw.

REVIEW PROCESS

1. If an uncompleted monograph is accepted by CHIBS reviewers, the author will receive an advance contract and half of the total amount of the grant. If the final monograph is rejected, the remainder of the contract between CHIBS and the author will be void.

2. When a completed monograph is accepted by CHIBS reviewers, the Author will submit the manuscript directly to the Columbia University Press. The first half of the grant will be awarded to the author. The other half of the grant will be awarded to the author after contract is sign between the author and Columbia University Press.

Printed materials in support of the grant application should be submitted to:

Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
RE: CHIBS Grant
14-5 Banling, Sanjie Village, Jinshan 20842
Taipei County
Taiwan, ROC
tel (+886-2) 2498-7171, x2363 or x2339
fax (+886-2) 2498-1176
e-mail <grant@chibs.edu.tw>

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

[from WCMT, 7/31/11]

Churchill Fellowship: Art History

Are you involved in teaching Art History at secondary level, in city schools or via a museum or gallery education department? If the answer is 'yes', now is your chance to see how it's being done differently or better overseas, by applying for a Churchill Fellowship.

Who can apply?

What kind of projects will be considered?

What kind of projects will NOT be considered?

[For further information and application guidelines, see http://www.wcmt.org.uk/report-categories/art-history.html. Deadline: 4 October 2011.]

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

[from Clark, 4/15/13]

Clark Fellowships

The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided.

Fellows are furnished with offices in the library, which contains a collection of 200,000 books and 700 periodicals. The Institute's collections, its library, visual resources collection, and the Fellows' program are housed together with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. The Clark is within walking distance of Williams College, its libraries, and its art museum. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is a ten-minute drive away.

Candidates must already have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience. The Clark does not award pre-doctoral fellowships, and given the intense competition for fellowships, we do not normally make awards to those who have received their Ph.D. within the last four years.

A number of special fellowships are also offered, as seen below:

Beinecke Fellowship
The Beinecke Fellowship, endowed by the chair of the Research and Academic Program Trustee Committee, Frederick W. Beinecke, is awarded to a noted senior scholar for one semester.

Clark Curatorial Fellowships
The Clark Curatorial Fellowships are awarded to museum curators and provide a forum for exchange with academic counterparts.

The Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellowship
In conjunction with the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Williams College, the Clark offers a fellowship for a scholar in the humanities whose work takes an interdisciplinary approach to some aspect of the visual. The selected fellow will have an office at the Oakley Center, be housed at the Clark scholars' residence, and participate fully in the rich intellectual life of both advanced research institutes.

Kress Fellowship in the Literature of Art
Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this fellowship is particularly directed to scholars whose work engages critically with the literature of art “before the era of art history” (i.e., before the formation of a discipline of art history in the mid-nineteenth century.) The Clark seeks applications whose focus might be theoretical or aesthetic treatises, anecdotes, histories, translations of texts, artists' writings, or other material that might broadly be described as part of the literature of art or the pre-history of art history. Although the importance of the very act of uncovering and publishing such material to scholarship is obvious, the Clark-Kress fellowship is awarded to a scholar who is able to engage with it in such a way as to make its relevance and importance visible to the larger field of art history.

Kress Summer Fellowship in Museum Education
The Clark offers a summer fellowship for a museum educator who might benefit from contact with the resources of the Clark library, as well as with members of the Center for Education in the Visual Arts (CEVA), the Clark's education department, and the diverse international community of Clark visiting scholars. The fellowship is intended for an ambitious and imaginative educator whose project explores critically the relationship of scholarship to the public understanding of art, or who seeks to explore new avenues and innovations in museum education, understood in its broadest sense. This project could involve, for example, work on conveying the ideas of a complex thematic exhibition to a wide public; making fresh and challenging scholarship in the history of art accessible to museum-goers; investigating the underlying critical commitments of exhibitions or collections; exploring and challenging the assumptions of museum education itself. This is a six-week fellowship during July and August and comes with an office, accommodation, and travel expenses, but no stipend.

For more information, call (413) 458-0469, or e-mail Research and Academic Program.
Application
deadline: October 15

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College Art Association

Conference Travel Grants

[from CAA, 8/26/14]

Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants

CAA will award a limited number of $250 grants to advanced PhD and MFA graduate students as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 11-14, 2015, in New York. To qualify for the grant, students must be current CAA members. Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive a complimentary conference registration.

Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 14, 2014. Graduate students living outside the United States may also apply for the CAA International Member Conference Travel Grant but can only receive a single award.

Applications should include:

CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.

Please send all application materials to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, by Friday, September 12, 2014. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 14, 2014.

CAA International Member Conference Travel Grants

CAA will award a limited number of $500 grants to artists and scholars from outside the United States as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 11-14, 2014, in New York. To qualify for the grant, applicants must be current CAA members. US citizens are not eligible. Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive a complimentary conference registration.

Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 14, 2014. CAA members living outside the US who are graduate students may also apply for the CAA Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, but applicants can only receive a single award.

Applications should include:

CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.

Please send all application materials as Word or PDF files to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, by Friday, September 12, 2014. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 15, 2013.

Getty Foundation International Travel Grant Program

The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by The Getty Foundation, provides funding to fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11-14, 2015, in New York City. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for eight nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program will include a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history on February 10 at which grant recipients will present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. Attendance at the preconference is limited and by invitation only.

The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the organization's membership, and to foster collaborations between American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues. CAA also wishes to familiarize international participants with the submission process for conference sessions to encourage ongoing involvement with the association. As they did in previous years, members of CAA's International Committee have agreed to host the participants.

Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English and be available to participate in CAA events from February 9 to 16, 2015. Applicants must be able to obtain a travel visa to visit the United States for the duration of the conference.

Only professionals who have not attended a CAA conference previously, and who are from countries underrepresented in CAA's membership are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those participating in the 2015 conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants.

Please review the application specifications and complete the application form. If you have questions about the process or are unsure of your eligibility, please e-mail Janet Landay, project director of the CAA-Getty International Program.Applications should include:

Please send all application materials as Word or PDF files to Janet Landay no later than Monday, August 18, 2014. CAA will notify applicants on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

CAA Travel Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards

CAA is pleased to announce a new travel grant for emerging women scholars presenting as speakers at the Annual Conference. Established by Mary D. Edwards with the help of others, the CAA Travel Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards will support the costs of roundtrip travel (plane, train, and ground transportation) and accommodation for the CAA Annual Conference and for conference registration fees to women who are emerging scholars at either an advanced stage of pursuing a doctoral degree (ABD) or who have received their PhD within the two years prior to the submission of the application. The applicants must be presenting research papers at an art-history session at the conference, with a strong preference for papers on any topic pertaining to the art of ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe from 400 to 1400, or Europe and North America from 1400 to 1950.

Conference session chairs will identify and nominate appropriate candidates and facilitate the submission of the applications to CAA.

Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students
SUSPENDED IN 2014

[from CAA, 5/20/14]

Millard Meiss Publication Fund

[from CAA, 2/28/14]

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Applications are judged in relation to two criteria: (1) the quality of the project; and (2) the need for financial assistance. Although the quality of the manuscript is the sine qua non for a grant, an excellent manuscript may not be funded if it is financially self-supporting.

In general, the purpose of the grant is to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial return. The jury is particularly sympathetic to applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations. Expenses generated by exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables) are also suitable for consideration. Permission and rental fees/reproduction rights, especially in cases where they are burdensome, are also appropriate.

Reader's Reports: Reader's reports should be anonymous to the author but signed and dated for the benefit of the jury (to be kept confidential), and they should not be more than three years old. The reports must be substantive, analytical evaluations of the complete manuscript. Mere endorsements are not acceptable. The author's response to the reports should be included with the application so that the current state of the manuscript is made clear. The Meiss Jury does not admit reports written by the author's dissertation adviser or other interested parties, such as a series editor. Note that reader's reports are a significant and influential element of the grant application.

Eligible Applicants: Awards are open to publishers of all nations. Commercial, university, and museum presses are all eligible. CAA urges applicant presses to become CAA institutional members, but may waive this requirement upon request. While all periods and all areas of art history and visual studies may be considered, eligibility does not embrace excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), or congress proceedings. Within a calendar year, a press may submit the same manuscript for a Meiss Grant and a Wyeth Grant, but a book that wins one CAA publishing grant is ineligible to receive another CAA-administered grant and will be removed from consideration for the other grant. A project that has been rejected for a grant may not be resubmitted to the same grant, except in a rare case where substantial revision has been made to the material, and the publisher has so noted in the application. At its discretion, the jury may decline to review the resubmitted application. Publishers are encouraged to submit no more than two or three books for consideration in any one grant period, except in extraordinary circumstances.

Schedule: The jury meets to consider awards twice annually, in the spring and fall. To be considered at the spring meeting, completed applications must be received at the CAA office no later than March 15. To be considered at the fall meeting, applications must be received no later than September 15.

Preparing the Budget: When preparing the budget, the publisher should be as specific as possible about costs and the use to which grant monies will be put as the jury carefully considers financial information when making an award. The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources. The overhead costs of a parent organization, such as a university or office of a university, may not be included in the budget, and Millard Meiss Publication Fund monies may not be used for such costs. Award amounts are determined by the jury.

Questions? Please contact Mallory Roark, CAA Publications Assistant, at (212) 392-4437.

Meiss/Mellon Author's Book Award

[from CAA, 6/5/14]

The College Art Association was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the Meiss/Mellon Author's Book Award. The award will be made in the spring for print and digital publications. The grant is a temporary measure to provide financial relief to scholars in art history and visual studies who are responsible for funding the image programs in their publications. Through this grant CAA will provide awards for first publication to help defray the high costs of image licensing and reproduction for monographs in art history and visual studies. Awardees will be selected on the basis of the quality and demonstrated financial need of their project.

A similar award (SAH-Mellon Author Awards) for scholars publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment is being administered by the Society for Architectural Historians. information, please contact Beth Eifrig, SAH assistant director of programs, at (312) 573-1365. Both the CAA and SAH awards will provide leading authors in the early stages of their careers with the financial resources to acquire images for scholarly publications. [See also SAH entry below.]

The Meiss/Mellon Author's Book Award supports publication of scholarly monographs, which continue to be the most highly valued demonstration of scholarly competence. Unfortunately, many authors today must provide both a fully realized text and the financial resources for its image program. The cost for image rights and licensing, especially for digital publications, can be prohibitively high.

In order to capitalize on CAA's expertise in the funding of art publications, the Mellon/Meiss Author's Book Award will be administered similarly to the guidelines, jury processes, and award procedures currently in place for CAA's Millard Meiss Publication Fund grant. The jury comprises distinguished mid-career or senior scholars who are members of CAA and whose specializations cover a broad range of art scholarship. The jury has discretion over the number of awardees and the size of the grant to be awarded to each. The grants will be made directly to authors to defray the costs of image acquisitions.

The deadline for fall submissions is September 15, 2014. Successful applicants are under contract with a publisher for a manuscript on art history or visual studies. For further information, please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist.

Questions? Please contact Mallory Roark, CAA Publications Assistant, at (212) 392-4437.

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College of Saint Rose

[from CREST, 10/23/10]

CREST Diversity Dissertation Fellowships, 2010-2011

The Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies (CREST) anticipates offering one one-year diversity fellowship for a doctoral candidate engaged in completing her/his dissertation. CREST seeks applicants whose research addresses issues of diversity central to the Center's interdisciplinary mission. Potential fellows' dissertations should be influenced by some of the following research agendas: race, racial identity, race relations, ethnicity, colonialism, state formation, Diaspora societies, borderlands, and citizenship in regional, national, trans-national, littoral, or comparative contexts.

CREST serves as a place for scholars at The College of Saint Rose and across the region to exchange ideas and research on issues related to the social construction of race, ethnicity, and citizenship. CREST researchers gain insights and methodologies from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, Africana Studies, Latino Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, women's studies, critical race studies, urban studies, legal studies, and communication studies. The Center seeks to develop new and better ways to recognize, understand, and intervene in critical public policy issues, always grounding this intervention in broad-based interdisciplinary humanities scholarship.

Fellows are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of their fellowship year and will teach one course in their respective discipline during either the fall or spring semester. During their residency, Fellows will present their research and be active participants in CREST's intellectual life.

Eligibility Requirements: (1) a record of outstanding academic achievement; (2) enrollment in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree at the time of application and for the duration of the fellowship; (3) admission to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded; (4) approval of the dissertation proposal by the applicant's committee prior to application; (5) commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; (6) U. S. citizen, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

This one-year non-renewable fellowship carries a $20,000 stipend, on-campus housing, $5,000 in research expenses, courtesy access to local libraries, and office space. The Fellow is expected to complete their dissertation by the end of their fellowship year and will teach one course in their respective discipline during either the fall or spring semester. During their residency, the Fellow will present their research and be active participants in CREST's intellectual life.

Eligibility Requirements: (1) a record of outstanding academic achievement; (2) enrollment in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree at the time of application and for the duration of the fellowship; (3) admission to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded; (4) approval of the dissertation proposal by the applicant's committee prior to application; (5) commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; (6) U. S. citizen, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Application Deadline: December 17, 2010

Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account [at http://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E634415F992EDFD7FC0AC59CF2806224?JOBID=21567]. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

Dr. John Williams-Searle, Director
The Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies (CREST)
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Letters of recommendation, including letters from on-line dossier services, may be e-mailed to searlej@strose.edu.

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Columbia University

Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies

[from Asian Studies Newsletter 46:1]

The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies located at Columbia University will make travel grants of up to $1,500 to students and scholars of any nationality who are engaged in research that would benefit from the use of its microfilm, photograph and slide archives of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the following categories: (1) Nara ehon and emaki or (2) hand-calligraphed komonjo diaries and other manuscripts related to Kyoto Imperial Buddhist convents dating from the 13th-18th centuries. The size of individual grants is dependent upon the cost of economy travel to New York City and the number of days of temporary accommodation required. The archives are generally open year-round. There is no application deadline, but no more than 2-3 scholars can be funded in a given fiscal year, so early application is recommended. For application forms, contact:

Miho Walsh, Executive Director
Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies
509 Kent Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
tel (212) 854-7403
fax (212) 854-1470

Columbia University Libraries

[from H-GRAD, 1/3/13]

The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access to Columbia's special and unique collections. CUL will award ten (10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2013. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 19, 2013 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.

Application: http://libawards.cdrs.columbia.edu/index.php/lra/lra13

To submit an application, assemble the following materials and select "APPLY" from the top menu on this site:

1. A two-page (maximum) statement of the nature of the research project and its direct relationship to specific materials in Columbia's libraries. It will be important to understand how holdings unique to Columbia will play a special role in accomplishing the research project.
2. A brief CV (two pages maximum)
3. Two letters of support from persons familiar with the applicant's work. These must be included with the completed application form and NOT sent separately. Letters received separately will not be acknowledged.

Submissions that do not include letters of support will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Society of Fellows in the Humanities

[from Society of Fellows, 8/4/13]

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2014-2015. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received the PhD between 1 January 2012 and 1 July 2014. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.

In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia's Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/. The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow's academic department. In the second and third years, Fellows teach one course per year, leaving one semester free of teaching responsibilities. The courses taught in the second and third years of the fellowship may be departmental courses or Core courses as described above; however, at least two of the four courses taught over the three Fellowship years must be in the Core.

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $61,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $5,000 per annum.

Application deadline: postmark 7 October 2013

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Confucius Institute

[courtesy of T. Meyer-Fong, 7/16/11; from Lu Yang, 7/16/11]

Colleagues, I would like to call your attention to this recently established research grant. The grant, which is provided by the Hanban, sponsors Sinologist[s] to have short term research in China. You may find detailed information from the following link: http://www.hanban.edu.cn/teachers/node_7461.htm.

This grant is very similar to the one offered by the Center for Chinese studies in Taiwan. It covers airfare and provides monthly research subsidy of CNY10000 for faculty and CNY6000 for doctoral candidate up to three months, health insurance and full access to all research libraries. The beauty of this grant is it has very flexible application schedule. You may apply for it any time during the year, as long as make sure you submit the proposal four months before your planned research trip to China. The official link I give here is generally accurate except two things. First, the link says the expected visit duration is 2-4 weeks, but in fact one or two months are more preferable now. I just learn[ed] that an extension to four months is not unlikely. Secondly, it mentions that you need to have a host in China in order to proceed with your application. In reality the home institution for the recipient of this grant is the newly found[ed] [?] of Peking University. It handles the paperwork of application and provides assistance to the visiting scholar. This center (or "base") is also generously funded by the Hanban as a response to the growing domestic criticism that Hanban is only promoting Chinese language institution[s] such as the Confucius Institute but not advanced learning on Chinese history and culture. The center is rapidly building its own research library during the past two years. As far as I can tell, it already has an impressive collection of Western and Japanese publications on premodern China through purchase and private donation. Most recently Prof. Sun Kang-i from Yale also donated her entire research collection to the center. The new research library and the future office space for visiting scholars will be housed in one of the main traditional styled building on PKU campus (right inside the western gate of the campus). The building is currently under renovation and shall be available to the visiting fellows towards the end of this year (I am pretty certain this will happen). Overall the research facility at PKY is quite excellent, especially for those who are working on premodern topics.

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Cornell University

[from H-ASIA, 10/13/04]

The renowned Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University is offering travel grants to scholars and Ph.D. research level students of the greater New York State area and any other region in the U.S. who wish to use the Wason Collection's considerable material and electronic resources for research during the 2003-2004 academic year.

Cornell University sponsors five grants at $400 each to cover travel, accommodation and photocopy expenses. Applicants at institutions with minimal or very limited library resources in the East Asian languages will be given priority consideration. The awards are open for competition until August 1, 2005.

The Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University is housed in Kroch Library, together with the Echols Collection on SoutheastAsia (the premier collection on the subject in the country) and the Collection for South Asia. Together these three collections account for a combined total of over 1.3 million volumes on the history and cultures of Asia.

The Wason Collection itself, with over 590,000 volumes and ~1900 serial subscriptions per year, is one of the largest of its kind in the country. Resting firmly on a deeply layered base of primary and core materials, Wason specializes (among other things) in materials on East-West relations, especially for the time period of 1840-1949; history (including numerous manuscripts, such as the original papers of the Macartney Mission to China); classical and (very) modern Chinese literature; Dunhuang studies; architecture, design and urban planning, specifically in China, past and present; GIS and statistical data on China; Japanese medieval literature; the film industry in East Asia, and Asian-American studies in general. The Wason Collection also is home to the well-known Maeda Collection, a repository of materials dealing with all aspects of early journalism and the public sphere in Japan.

For more on the Wason Collection, see http://explore.cornell.edu/.

Applications for the grants, including a brief description of the research topic and the type or subject of materials you are seeking, a curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget, as well as any questions, should be directed to:

Thomas H. Hahn
Curator, Wason Collection on East Asia
172 Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
tel (607) 255-5759
fax (607) 255-8438.

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Corning Museum of Glass

[from CMG, 12/5/11]

Rakow Grant for Glass Research

The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors a program which makes available one or more annual grants totaling up to $10,000. These are made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, Fellows, friends, and benefactors of the Museum.

Individuals and institutions may apply. There are no national residency requirements, and the results of the research may be reported in any language, but preference may be given to projects which will bring researchers to Corning to study the Museum's collections or to use its Library. Preference will be given to projects which will be completed with the funding available, rather than to projects which will only be advanced by this grant. Projects which are a portion of a larger program, and which are already being funded by others, are unlikely to receive the award.To summarize: The judges are looking for a project which will lead to a finished product within the funding limits and whose research will bring the recipient to Corning.

Grants may be used to cover travel, living expenses, or other expenditures necessary to conduct the research or to publish it. Awards will be based on the merit of the projects proposed, the nature and extent of the contributions to glass studies, and an evaluation of the ability of the applicant to accomplish the goals as stated. Applications will be considered only if typed in English on the prescribed form, which is also available by clicking the link below. Forms may be requested from and completed applications sent to:

Dr. Karol Wight
Executive Director
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830-2253.

Applications, which are reviewed by a Museum staff committee, must be received before February 1 of the year for which funding is requested. Notification of the committee's decision will be sent by April 1. Successful applicants will normally receive all of the approved funds at the beginning of the project. In the event that full funding of a project cannot be given, the applicant will be contacted immediately to determine if the project can be modified.

Applicants must certify that they will expend any funds granted in accordance with the project outlines, and that the Museum will be informed of any other grants that are awarded in support of this project. Any major changes in plans made after the awarding of a grant require the prior written consent of the Museum. A brief written report documenting the results of the project is required for publication in the Journal of Glass Studies. A summary of how the grant funds were expended is also required. Unspent funds must be returned to the Museum.

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Council for European Studies

[from CES, 2/10/08]

CES Travel Grants subsidize the travel of European scholars visiting the United States who have been invited to lecture at a member of the Council's academic consortium. Invitations are initiated by an institution's representative to the Council or by the faculty member responsible for arranging the scholar's visit. For further information, go to the CES website. Deadline: 1 September 2008.

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Council of American Overseas Research Centers

[from H-ASIA, 10/3/12; see also American Center for Mongolian Studies above]

Multi-Country Research Fellowship, 2012-2013 Cycle

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi- Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans- regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately ten awards of up to $12,000 each will be given in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 11:59pm EST

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Council of Independent Colleges

[from CIC, 3/27/10]

The 2009-2010 competition for the American Graduate Fellowships has been suspended.

This initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually through 2011. The fellowships will be available to students from eligible institutions who enroll in doctoral programs at any of 23 leading independent research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Eligible fields of study include history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts. American Graduate Fellowships will support doctoral study at any of the following institutions:

In the United States: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University.

In Great Britain and Ireland: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, King's College London, University College London, University of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin.

For more information on the American Graduate Fellowships and application procedures, visit the CIC website.

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Council on Library and Information Resources

[from H-NET, 9/18/13]

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for 2013. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.

Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2014, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Applicants may apply simultaneously for other fellowships, including Mellon awards, but fellows may not hold other fellowships simultaneously with CLIR's. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.

Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.

For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please visit CLIR's website at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html.

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
e-mail <mellon@clir.org>

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Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

[from Daiwa, 4/17/11]

The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and japan in all areas of he visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups.

There are two application deadlines each year: 31 March (for a decision by 31 May) and 30 September (for a decision by 30 November). However, the Foundation encourages applicants to submit their application as early as possible. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications; please contact grants@dajf.org.uk.

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Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

[from Dallas Institute, 3/27/10]

Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Deadline for nominations and applications: May 15, 2010.

The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000. The Hiett Prize was endowed by Kim Hiett Jordan, a Board Member of the Dallas Institute, to honor her parents, who inspired in her a lifelong love of learning.

Nomination must be made by letter from an individual already established in the humanities. Nomination letters may accompany the application or be sent under separate cover. Candidates must be within the early stages of a career track in which the primary work is in a field centered in or directly related to one or more of the humanities. Applicants are accepted from anywhere in the United States. The applicant should submit only the following three documents: a curriculum vitae of no more than four pages; a profile of published or accomplished work; and a plan for future scholarship and/or projects in the humanities. Nominations and complete portfolios should be sent to:

Dr. Claudia Allums
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201

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Dartmouth College

[from Dartmouth, 2/1/04]

Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships for African-American Scholars

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens of African-American descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. The immediate goal of the Fellowship is to increase the number of African-American faculty in American higher education by supporting African-American scholars in completing the final academic requirement, the dissertation. The second goal is to bring to Dartmouth College more role models for potential African-American graduate students among Dartmouth undergraduates.

The Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships will support African-American Scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth College . The Fellowships offer an opportunity for scholars who have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish the dissertation with access to the outstanding library, computing facilities, and faculty of Dartmouth College . In addition, Fellows will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. Fellows may be taking the Ph.D. degree in any discipline taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

The one-year Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships will generally run from September 1 through August 31. Each Fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Each Fellow will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and to participate in selected activities with undergraduate students (for example, guest lectures in classes, programs for minority students interested in academic careers, interactions with undergraduate majors in host department).

Recipients of the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships will be appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Dartmouth College, upon the recommendation of a faculty committee in consultation with appropriate departments.

Postmark deadline: 12 January 2004.

Cesar Chavez Dissertation Fellowship for U.S. Latina/o Scholars

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Cesar E. Chavez Dissertation Fellowship from US citizens of Latina/o descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. The immediate goal of the Fellowship is to increase the number of U.S. Latina/o faculty in higher education by supporting U.S. Latina/o scholars in completing the final academic requirement, the dissertation. The second goal is to bring to Dartmouth College more role models for potential Latina/o graduate students among Dartmouth undergraduates.

The Cesar E. Chavez Dissertation Fellowship will support a U.S. Latina/o scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth College. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for scholars who have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish the dissertation with access to the outstanding library, computing facilities, and faculty of Dartmouth College. In addition, the Fellow will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. The Fellow may be taking the Ph.D. degree in any discipline taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. The Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

The one-year Cesar E. Chavez Dissertation Fellowship will generally run from September 1 through August 31. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. The Fellow will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and to participate in selected activities with undergraduate students (for example, guest lectures in classes, programs for minority students interested in academic careers, interactions with undergraduate majors in host department).

The recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Dissertation Fellowship will be appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Dartmouth College, upon the recommendation of a faculty committee in consultation with appropriate departments.

Postmark deadline: 13 February 2004.

Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship for Native American Scholars

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship from US citizens of Native American descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. The immediate goal of the Fellowship is to increase the number of Native American faculty in American higher education by supporting Native American scholars in completing the final academic requirement, the dissertation. The second goal is to bring to Dartmouth College more role models for potential Native American graduate students among Dartmouth undergraduates.

The Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship will support a Native American Scholar for a year-long residency at Dartmouth College. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for scholars who have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish the dissertation with access to the outstanding library, computing facilities, and faculty of Dartmouth College. In addition, the Fellow will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. The Fellow may be taking the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. The Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

The one-year Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship will generally run from September 1 through August 31. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. The Fellow will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team.

The recipient of the Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship will be appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Dartmouth College, upon the recommendation of a faculty committee in consultation with appropriate departments.

Postmark deadline: 15 March 2004.

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Datatel Scholars Foundation

[from Datatel Scholars Foundation, 3/26/10]

The Datatel Scholars Foundation (DSF), an independent tax-exempt foundation, awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending eligible Datatel client institutions. Since its establishment in 1990, the Datatel Scholars Foundation has helped deserving scholars meet their education goals by awarding over 3,850 scholarships totaling more than $5.8 million.

Any outstanding student having a GPA of 3.50 or higher, who is currently attending an eligible Datatel client site is encouraged to apply for the Datatel Scholars Foundation scholarship. Both full- and part-time students (at least six credit hours/term) are welcome to apply. The application is open to all majors and all levels of students (undergraduates and graduates). Please only apply if you are currently attending AND plan to attend an eligible college or university during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

The Datatel Scholars Foundation currently offers four scholarships aimed at targeting a variety of students across our Client campuses. These scholarships are not financial need or solely academic based therefore encouraging all students to apply.

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Dedalus Foundation

[from Dedalus Foundation, 7/28/11]

Dissertation Fellowship

The Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. Candidate at an American university who is working on a dissertation related to modern art and modernism. Applications are solicited annually from doctoral art history programs throughout the country, with each program nominating one candidate. The fellowship award of $20,000 is made from among these nominees by a committee of distinguished scholars.

Applications must be made by university departments, so interested candidates for Ph.D. degrees at American universities should ask their department chairs for more information. Department chairs seeking further information should contact:

Dedalus Foundation, Inc.
555 W. 57th St., Ste. 1222
New York, NY 10019
e-mail <grants@dedalusfoundation.org>.

Senior Fellowship Program

The Dedalus Foundation's Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000. Applications for the September 15, 2011 deadline are currently available here.

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Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) [German Academic Exchange Service]

Research Fellowships at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) Paris

[from DAAD, 10/5/10]

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 30.08.2010
Bewerbungen erbeten bis: Veröffentlichungsdatum: 30.08.2010 Bewerbungen erbeten bis: 15.11.2010

Der DAAD vergibt in Verbindung mit der Stiftung Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) Auslandsstipendien für promovierte deutsche Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler. Die 1963 in Paris gegründete FMSH ist eine staatliche, interdisziplinäre Forschungseinrichtung mit der Aufgabe, Forschungen auf dem Gebiet der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zu fördern. Die FMSH versteht sich darüber hinaus als ein internationales Forschungszentrum, das Wissenschaftler aus aller Welt zusammenführt. Im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Forschung wird der methodischen Innovation eine große Bedeutung beigemessen. Das Angebot richtet sich an überdurchschnittlich qualifizierte deutsche promovierte Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und –wissenschaftler der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften mit sehr guten Französischkenntnissen.

[For further details, go to DAAD.]

Research Grants

[from DAAD, 10/5/10]

Research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research. This grant is open to applicants in all fields. However, there are restrictions for those in healthcare related fields, including dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; please contact the DAAD New York office if your academic pursuits are in these fields.

Eligibility Requirements:

Terms of Award:

Application Deadlines:

[Consult DAAD for application guidelines.]

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Duke University

[from Asian Studies Newsletter, Winter 2009]

Duke University's Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and the East Asian Collection, Perkins Library, are pleased to offer travel grants of up to $500 to shcolars (faculty, graduate students and independent scholars) outside the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill/Greensboroa area to conduct research using resources in the Duke University East Asia Collection during the 2009-2010 academic year. Priority will be given to applicants who (1) document how their research will benefit from access to the Duke Collection and whose research will take advantage of the Collection's strengths and (2) are located in the Southeast or at institutions where there are no or few library resources in East Asian languages nearby.

The East Asian Collection at the Perkins Library consists of about 115,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The collection is especially strong in Japanese Studies, especially for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in art history, Buddhism, history, labor, literature, popular culture (film, advertising and manga), women's studies and the Japanese colonial experience. The collections on China are more narrowly focused; its strengths are in Chinese popular culture, film and TV studies, statistical yearbooks and online full-text resources. The Korean Collection has an extensive film collection and significant materials on the colonial experience.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. A total of six awards will be maede. Awards must be used before August 1, 2010. For more information, visit http://library.duke.edu/ias/eac/travel_grant.html or contact Kristina Troost.

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Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte

[from H-Arthist, 3/15/12]

Research Fellowships of the German Centre for Art History in Paris

In relation to the annual theme for 2012/2013 "Movement," directed by Andreas Beyer (DFK) et Guillaume Cassegrain (Université Lyon II), the German Centre for Art History in Paris will offer several research fellowships for doctoral candidates for the period of 12 months and one post-doctoral fellowship for the period of 24 months (starting 1 September 2010). The scholarships are destined for those with a university degree (MA and/or PhD) in history of art whose areas of expertise relate to the issues outlined here and for candidates of comparable disciplines who are versed in art history. All candidates are requested to send in the standard application documents (curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, a list of publications, two reference letters from university/college lecturers) as well as a brief outline of their research project (max. 3 pages, plus timetable and bibliography) by April 30th 2012. The German Centre for art history also accepts applications which lie beyond the annual theme and correspond with the other main research focuses of the institute.

Centre Allemand d'Histoire de l'Art/Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte
Reference: fellowships
Hôtel Lully
45, rue des Petits Champs
F-75001 Paris
France

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Dumbarton Oaks

[from H-Arthist, 9/7/12]

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, DC, administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions.

Changes are in the works for two of our research programs. The category of project grants is being expanded in Garden and Landscape Studies; we will now accept applications for a broad array of projects in heritage conservation, including field research, site analysis, botanical surveys, and restoration planning, with the goal of promoting the preservation and understanding of historic gardens and other significant designed landscapes. Watch for new language on the website soon. As before, applicants must contact the Director of Studies no later than October 1, 2012, to determine if the project is within the purview of Dumbarton Oaks.

Applications for one-month research stipends, which used to be accepted on a rolling basis, are now accepted according to the following deadlines prior to the applicant's preferred period of residency:

- June 1 for residencies commencing September 1 or later
- October 1 for residencies commencing January 1 or later
- March 1 for residencies commencing June 1 or later

Details on the stipends are available at http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/info-research-stipends.

Information on continuing opportunities for fellowships, summer fellowships, and pre-doctoral residencies is available at http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants.

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Embassy of Japan in Germany

[from Embassy of Japan, 11/5/09]

Opportunities for German students (German nationality who wish to study at a Japanese university, through the Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT). Applications via DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).

Research Fellowship for all disciplines
For applicants under 35 years who are (1) Doctoral students; (2) Graduate students to carry out complementary and Postgraduate Studies; (3) recent post-docs; (4) Advanced students with demonstrable completed undergraduate (intermediate/intermediate diploma) and at least two semesters in the graduate or graduates of a Bachelor's degree.

Language fellowship
For students of Japanese Studies who have not completed their studies (under 30 years). Applications for language study at specific colleges and universities.

Deadline: 28 February 2010

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European Alliance for Asian Studies

[from EAAS, 3/28/09]

The European Alliance for Asian Studies and the Asia-Europe Foundation welcome proposals for workshops on themes of common interest to Asia and Europe, to take place in 2010.

What can be applied for?
Financial support (max. € 12,500) to organise an international academic workshop. The grant can be used to cover travel and accommodation of participants from ASEM member countries*

Who can apply?
Junior and senior researchers from academic institutes in ASEM member countries

What are the criteria?
The workshop should:
- be jointly organised by one Asian and one European institute from ASEM member countries
- be convened and hosted by one of the two applicants
- consist of a three-day programme of paper presentations
- invite at least 4 participants from Asian ASEM member countries and 4 participants from European ASEM member countries
- invite participants primarily from academia, though contributions from politicians, journalists and representatives of industry are welcome
- have a balanced group of participants, in relation to research experience and gender
- have an innovative and cross-disciplinary topic, addressing shared interests of Asia and Europe, stimulating interregional dialogue

How to apply?
All applications should be sent in English using the online form, which can be accessed at www.asia-alliance.org. Please note that proposals sent by regular mail will not be taken into account for assessment.

Deadline
Proposals should be received before 1 July 2009. Proposals will be refereed by an Asia-Europe Selection Committee; six will be selected for realisation. Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decision by October 2009.

Secretariat Asia-Europe Workshop Series
c/o International Institute for Asian Studies
P. O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
e-mail <iias@iias.nl>

* Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

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European Association for Chinese Studies

Young Scholar Award

[from EACS, 12/13/13]

The Board of the European Association for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce again the EACS Young Scholar Award (YSA). The purpose of this award is to encourage research in Chinese studies among young scholars, especially, but not exclusively, scholars studying and working at European institutions. We very much welcome submissions from candidates world-wide. The Young Scholar Award is made possible through generous support by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. It was first awarded during the 2004 biennial conference in Heidelberg. Almost all papers submitted by shortlisted candidates in previous competitions have now appeared as peer-reviewed publications. The next YSA will be announced at the XXth biennial conference in Braga and Coimbra, Portugal, in July 2014.

Candidates for the YSA should be 35 years of age or below AND their rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer or the equivalent ranks in other systems. The jury welcomes papers of high scholarly promise engaging primary sources, secondary scholarship, and innovative research methodologies relevant to the field. Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should preferably be unpublished; however, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2014 Portugal conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of a maximum of 8000 to 8500 words (approximately 50,000 characters), with a one-page abstract. The copy should include the author's full name, institution, and address.

The YSA jury hopes to nominate 3 finalists. Nominees will be invited to Portugal to attend the 2014 EACS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session. EACS will sponsor travel costs, per diem expenses as well as the conference registration fee of all shortlisted candidates. The winner of the YSA will be announced during the conference and honoured with the award of a certificate. Candidates submitting papers for the Young Scholar Award should be registered as EACS members.

The deadline for submission of both abstracts and papers is 15 January 2014. Proof of age and rank should be provided at the time of submission. Please send papers and abstracts by e-mail AND in hard-copy to the EACS Secretary:

Dr Tian Yuan Tan
Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom.

Applicants who encounter difficulties in mailing the copy of their work should contact the EACS Secretary. We very much hope you will consider submitting your work!

Library Travel Grants

[from EACS, 12/13/13]

Thanks to the continued support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation the EACS also in 2013 is able to fund one-week visits for specialised research in Sinological libraries in Cambridge, Heidelberg, Leiden, London, Munich, Oxford or Paris. Applications received before the two deadlines of March 20 and October 20 will be considered within 3 weeks after receipt. Applicants should be Sinologists based permanently in Europe and preferably paid-up members of the EACS. Applications from non-members will be considered, especially in case of students and young scholars (up to 35 years), if accompanied by a recommendation letter from an EACS member. Priorities are given to applicants as follows:

a. Central and Eastern Europe students
b. Western Europe students
c. Central and Eastern Europe scholars
d. Western Europe scholars.

APPLICATIONS must include:

1) a letter stating the library to be visited and intended dates of travel;
2) a statement of purpose, to include a short description of the research project, including precise indication of the sources and material to be used (the easiest way to obtain this information is to consult the electronic catalogues of the respective libraries accessible also through the EACS website).
3) a written statement obtained from the Librarian of the institute where the proposed visit is to take place confirming that the research materials required are available for consultation;
4) a one-page curriculum vitae with a list of main publications (in case of more advanced scholars);
5) a statement of the travelling expenses (Apex economy airfare or 2nd class rail fare), including a note of other sources of funding;
6) in the case of Ph.D. students, a letter of recommendation from their supervisor;
7) in the case of non-members, a letter of recommendation from an EACS member;
8) address for correspondence, including e-mail.

APPLICATIONS should be sent to the following coordinators:

1) for research on pre-modern China (i.e. before 1840) to (Prof. Fuehrer is able to process applications sent by e-mail only):

Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom.

2) for research on modern China (i.e., from 1840) to:

Dr. Roman Shapiro
IVKA
Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU)
6, Miusskaya pl.
125993 GSP-3
Moscow, Russia.

PAYMENT OF GRANTS

1) If applications are approved, grants will be made to include travelling expenses and a per diem allowance, which will vary from place to place.
2) The grants will be paid on completion of the visit.
3) Applicants who, due to special circumstances, need to receive the grant in advance, should indicate so in their application.
4) For citizens of Russia and other countries not belonging to the Euro Zone arrangements will be made for them to collect the grant at the place of the library upon their arrival.
5) On completion of their visit, all scholars should obtain a letter signed by the Librarian, certifying that the visit has been made and specifying the dates when it began and ended.
6) The librarian's letter and a brief report of about one page should be sent directly to the administrator of the LTG finances:

Michael Schimmelpfennig
Institut für Außereuropäische Sprachen und Kulturen
Lehrstuhl für Sinologie
Artilleriestraße 70
91052 Erlangen
Germany.

7) Any publication using material collected under this programme should include acknowledgement of support received from the CCK Foundation.

LIBRARIANS

For further details about the libraries see our list of libraries or the website of the European Association of Sinological Librarians.

France

Delphine Spicq
Bibliothèque de l'Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises
Collège de France
52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine
75231 Paris Cedex 05
France
fax +33-1-44 27 18 79.

Germany

Mathias Kaun
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Potsdamer Strasse 33
10785 Berlin
Germany
tel +49 30 266 436000
fax +49 30 266 336001

Ms. A. Labitzky-Wagner
Sinologisches Seminar
Universität Heidelberg
Akademiestrasse 4-8
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany fax +49-6221-54-24-39

Ms. Renate Stephan
Bavarian State Library
Section East Asia
fax +49-89-28636-2805

Netherlands

Alice de Jong
East Asian Library
Arsenaalstraat 1
P. O. Box 9515 2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
tel +31(0)715272540

United Kingdom

Charles Aylmer
Chinese Section
University of Cambridge Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR
United Kingdom
fax +44-1223-333-160

Ms. Wai Hing TSE
School of Oriental & African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom
fax +44-171-436-38-44

Frances Wood
British Library
Chinese Section
Oriental & India Office Collections
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
fax +44-171-412-78-58

David Helliwell
Bodleian Library
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3BG
United Kingdom
fax +44-1865-277132.

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European Association for Japanese Studies

[from EAJS, 1/29/11]

Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship

On behalf of the Toshiba International Foundation, the EAJS Council selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan. The next application deadline is 1 April 2011.

Applications are invited for Toshiba International Foundation scholarships for a three-month stay in Japan to be completed by the end of March 2012. Applicants must be doctoral students, and they must be specialising in some branch of Japanese studies at an institution in Europe. Applications should consist of a CV, a brief statement (not more than 300 words) of the project for which they wish to pursue their research in Japan, and a letter of support from the student's supervisor or adviser, who should submit the application on the student's behalf.

For an application please use [the EAJS] online submission system.

Since the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the academic study of Japan by those who have not already had a long-term experience in Japan, applications by Japanese High School graduates will not be considered.

The EAJS has been asked by the Toshiba International Foundation to administer these scholarships, and the decisions will be made by the Council of the EAJS.

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European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong

Visiting Scholarships (PostDoc)

[courtesy of CEFC, 5/28/13]

The European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong (EUAP) is inviting applications for Visiting Scholarships at the postdoc level for research/teaching sojourns of four months duration (one semester) at EUAP institutions in Hong Kong (fall/winter term 2013, 2014, 2015). Review of applications will begin by late March 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled. The envisaged starting date for the first Visiting Scholar is 1 September 2013. Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend plus accommodation allowance of max. 53,000 HK$ to cover living expenses and an additional travel allowance to/from Hong Kong up to 12,000 GK$. Interested candidates may make informal confidential enquiries via the EUAP office, Mr. Martin Ho.

Applicants are invited to write a detailed letter of motivation in response to the requirements and provide a portfolio documenting previous relevant experience. They should also fill in an application form, which is obtainable by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms (academic/teaching staff). The completed application form and a portfolio of previous written work or other documented achievements should be sent to:

Hong Kong Baptist University
European Union Academic Programme
Attn: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Director General
Rm 515, David C. Lam Building
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong.

Applicants not contacted within eight weeks from having sent their portfolio may consider their applications unsuccessful for the time being. Application forms and documents will not be returned but kept on file for future reference.

The EUAP reserves the right not to make an appointment for the scholarship advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

For further information please visit http://europe.hkbu.edu.hk/euap/scholarship.html or download the PDF version of this announcement.

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Five Colleges

[from Five Colleges, 11/14/09]

Five Colleges Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups, and/or scholars with unique interests and histories, whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Normally, four fellowships are awarded each year.

Each Fellow is hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.

The fellowship includes a stipend of $30,000, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium.

While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.

Date of Fellowship: August 31, 2010 to May 31, 2011 (non-renewable)
Stipend: $30,000
Review of Applications Begins: December 1, 2009. Awards will be announced by March, 2010

Download an application for the 2010-2011 academic year Fellowship (PDF).

Questions about the program may be directed to: Nate Therien or Nancy Eckert at Five Colleges Incorporated.

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Fondation Culturelle Franco-Taiwanaise

[courtesy of EACS, 4/16/12]

The French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundation was established in 1996 under the aegis of the French Academy for Social and Moral Sciences with the purpose of "awarding every year two prizes for artistic or literary works that shed light on relations between Taiwan and Europe and/or contribute to the enhancement of cultural exchange between Taiwan and Europe."

Each prize rises to €25,000. Any natural person or legal entity from any European country or from Taiwan, who subscribes to the Foundation's objectives, may apply.

Candidates must produce research, proposed cultural projects, reports, publications, artistic creations, etc.,–completed or still in progress–directly related to Taiwan.

After filling in the [application form] (in French, Chinese, English or German) and enclosing the documents such as literary works, research or other cultural projects, together with letters of recommendation, the candidates should send the application for the current year, before June 30th to:

Académie des sciences morales et politiques
Fondation culturelle franco-taiwanaise
23, quai de Conti
75006 Paris

Applications will be submitted to the members of the Foundation's examining committee–French academicians and Taiwanese academics–in Paris or Taipei. The prize-winners will be notified by the Academy and invited to attend the Award ceremony at the Institut de France in Paris.

Contact: chapfe@gmail.com.

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Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et la Culture

[from FMSH, 9/14/10]

Hermes Fellowships

Hermes Fellowships were designed to offer young and promising foreign researchers in the humanities and social sciences the chance to be visiting researchers in French universities and research centers. This program is open to researchers from: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa.

The Hermes Program is financed by the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Education and Research, the Department of Human and Social Sciences of the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH).

Hermes fellowships are granted for 3 to 9 month periods. They were designed in order to give foreign researchers the opportunity to:

The hosting laboratories in France–university research units or research institutions in Paris or elsewhere in the country–are chosen by the invited researchers. This decision is made in agreement with the fellowship selection committee and the scientific board of the FMSH. This joint process is intended to help candidates make the necessary contacts.

All disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are eligible. However, priority is given to research projects addressing issues facing the contemporary world and those that have an interdisciplinary dimension.

Application deadlines: March 31 and September 30 of the current year. For 2010 only, the deadline has been pushed back to 31 October.

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Fondation Sino-Francaise pour l'Éducation et la Culture

[from CDUK, 8/16/06]

The aim of the grant
To provide funds for European specialists to carry out research into arts and culture in Taiwan thereby raising awareness and understanding overseas of Chinese culture on Taiwan.

Number of grants available and those who eligible to apply
There are 3 to 4 grants available for each of the following categories:
· Arts specialists, academics or professional artists with at least a Master's degree who have had papers published on the subject of art or culture
· PhD and MA degree students whose main subject of research is Chinese art and culture
· Media professionals, lecturers and academics.

All applicants must have links with a cultural institution or university department in Taiwan, which will provide academic and administrative support to their research.

The provisions of the grant
The grant provides a return economy class air ticket to Taiwan and a monthly payment to cover living expenses (the amount depends on the category of applicant). The grant for living expenses will also include funds for research fees, expenses for collecting information, study fees, conference and meeting expenses and report fees.

The duration of study which will be funded by the grant
It is expected that the grant will provide funds for one term or 3-6 months in Taiwan. An extension is possible if necessary but the grant will not fund research for a period above one year.

The application procedure
All applications should be made by the host institution, university or academic counterpart in Taiwan. Applications should be made by host institutions between 1st and 31st January or between 1st and 31st July each year. For further details contact the host institution or the Fondation Sino-Francaise pour I'Education et la Culture, No. 8-1, Lane 66, Mucha Road, Sec. 3, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

[from FCO, 8/10/13]

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships in China are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers. Chevening Scholarships not only offer financial support to study for a Master's degree at the UK's leading universities, but the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. Last year, 89 Chevening Scholars from China studied in the UK.

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Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

[from H-NET, 9/17/12]

The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction is pleased to announce inaugural prizes to promote research and to recognize exceptional scholarship on the subject of global interactions from the fourteenth through the nineteenth centuries. FEEGI is a membership organization that fosters scholarly inquiry into the world-wide consequences of maritime and overland expansion in a period of significant transformation. FEEGI encourage scholarship and collaboration across the boundaries of national histories and disciplinary frameworks.

FEEGI prizes recognize both exemplary and path-breaking work in the area of cross-cultural or trans-regional investigations of the early-modern past, broadly construed. Only members of FEEGI are eligible for these prizes. To join FEEGI, go to http://feegi.org/membership.htm.

Research grant

Recognizing the significant material and financial challenges inherent in multi-sited studies, FEEGI will award an annual research grant of $1000 to support travel to archival or other field sites. This award is open to all FEEGI members but is intended especially for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars at the beginning of their careers.

To apply for the 2013 research grant please submit the following materials by February 1, 2013:

1) A short cv
2) A 500-750 word page project description. Your proposal should include a justification of the importance of the project, a plan of work with a timetable for research and a plan of work, including a timetable, nature of research to be conducted, and mention of venues to be visited. Applicants should also explain the intended results of the research
3) A budget which includes an explanation of how you will spend the grant funds.

Materials should be gathered into a single file and sent electronically to:
David Hancock (University of Michigan), Chair
Marjoleine Kars (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota)

Please arrange to have one letter of recommendation (signed and on institutional letterhead) e-mailed separately to David Hancock. The award will be announced by late March.

New book and article prizes

The best book and best article prizes recognize works published in a two-year period, with prizes announced in odd years. The book prize winner will receive $500; the article prize winner $200. The 2013 prizes will cover work published between 1 October 2010 and 1 October 2012.

Book Prize: To have your work considered for 2013 FEEGI Book Prize, send a hard copy of the book to each of the committee members by 10 October 2012. Please identify your book as a submission for the FEEGI Book Prize. Mail your book to:

Alison Games (Chair)
Department of History, ICC 600
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1035

Wim Klooster
Department of History
Clark University
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Marcy Norton
801 22nd St. NW, Suite 335
Department of History
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052

Article Prize: To have your work considered for the 2013 FEEGI Article Prize: E-mail a .pdf to each of the committee members by 10 October 2012:

Chair: Matthew Romaniello (University of Hawaii)
Owen Stanwood (Boston College)
Kris Lane (Tulane University)

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Foundation for the History of Technology

[from H-NET, 4/12/10]

The Karen Johnson Freeze Fellowship Fund is an initiative of the Foundation for the History of Technology (SHT) and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) to encourage research in the field of history of technology by early career scholars in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, in particular in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and Turkey. This fund is established in memory of Karen Johnson Freeze. Through her efforts, the history of technology has begun to develop as a field in Central and Eastern Europe.

What are the conditions?
A Karen Johnson Freeze Fellow will be granted an award of a maximum of €2,000.--. The expenses will be paid directly to the fellow after submission of a statement of expenses and the original receipts. In emergency cases, an advance payment may be available. Expenses are refunded in accordance with the regulations of the Foundation for the History of Technology.

Who can apply?
The Karen Johnson Freeze Fellowship Fund supports early career scholars preferably working in Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe in their pursuit of both pre- and postdoctoral research in the field of history of technology. The award may be used for travel and/or small stipends providing a basic income for a few months.

How to apply?
Two fellowships will be awarded annually. Candidates for a Karen Johnson Freeze Fellowship can send their application (containing your curriculum and information about your ongoing or future research and how you would like to use the Fellowship) by regular mail or e-mail to:

Foundation for the History of Technology
dr. Jan Korsten, Business Director
c/o Eindhoven University of Technology
IPO-Building 2.31
P. O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands.

The next application deadline is May 12, 2010. Applications arriving after that date will automatically be considered for the next application round.

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Anne van Biema Fellowship

[from H-NET, 9/27/12]

I am pleased to announce the 2013 competition for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts, at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

The maximum stipend of $33,750 for nine months will be prorated for shorter terms. The Fellowship includes round-trip travel at U.S. government rates from the fellow's residence to Washington D.C. Research space, a networked computer, and access to art collections, archives, and Smithsonian Institution Libraries are provided.

This is a postdoctoral fellowship, open to scholars of all nationalities. The application deadline is December 15, 2012.

Please visit the museum website, http://www.asia.si.edu/research/vanBiemaFellowship.asp, for application instructions and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Nancy Micklewright
Head, Scholarly Programs and Publications
Freer|Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian Institution

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship
[See J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme]

Freer Fellowship, University of Michigan

[from Freer/Sackler, 10/5/10]

The University of Michigan Department of the History of Art offers the Charles Lang Freer Fellowship, providing a semester or year-long residency at the Gallery for a pre-doctoral candidate in the department. Visit the department's webpage for more information.

Smithsonian Instutiion Fellowhips
[See Smithsonian Institution]

Internships

[courtesy of Elaine Fox, 6/13/07]

Interns for these Asian Art Galleries are selected for each of the museum's fifteen departments: Administration, Archives, Conservation and Scientific Research, Collections Management, Curatorial, Design and Production, Education and Public Programs, Exhibition Management, Information Technology, Library, Membership and Development, Photography, Public Affairs and Marketing, Publications, Right and Reproductions, and Museum Shop. Approximately twenty percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any one year. Internships range from one month to one year.

Preference given to applicants with knowledge of pertinent Asian languages and/or background in Asian/Near Eastern studies, and late 19th-century American art. No stipends are available. More information on www.asia.si.edu (click on education and then on internships).

Joanna Pecore
Internship Coordinator
Office of Education
Freer/Sackler Galleries
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
MRC 707, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
e-mail asiainternship@si.edu

Freer and Sackler Library Travel Grant Program 2012 for Chinese and Japanese Art Studies

[from Freer|Sackler, 4/24/12]

The Freer|Sackler Library Travel Grant Program 2012 assists students and scholars of Chinese and Japanese art residing outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who wish to use the library's collections for their research. Funding for this program is provided by the Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC).

Five grants of $1,000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students and established East Asian art scholars. Travel grants are valid for one year from the date awarded.

The application deadline is June 1, 2012. Applicants for a travel grant are expected to provide a description of the project, including scope, research objectives, and anticipated results. They also are expected to provide a general budget and timeline estimate for their proposed visit to the Freer|Sackler Library. See the application form (PDF, 58kb) for more details on requirements.

Please e-mail applications or any questions to Reiko Yoshimura, head librarian.

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Frick Collection

[from CAA, 10/18/12]

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2013-15

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.

Please visit The Frick Collection website for full details about the fellowship and application instructions: http://tfc.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/careers/fellowships. Deadline: 18 January 2013.

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Friends of the Princeton University Library

[from H-NET, 9/28/12]

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library's research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection). Special grants are awarded in several areas: the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children's Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children's books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic. For more information, or to apply, please go to http://www.princeton.edu/rbsc/fellowships/f_ships.html The deadline to apply is January 15, 2013.

Friends of the Princeton University Library
Research Grant Committee
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
e-mail <pulgrant@princeton.edu>
http://www.princeton.edu/rbsc/fellowships/f_ships.html

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James P. Geiss Foundation

[from JPGF, 10/22/12 and ACClist, 10/1/13]

JPGF Publication Subvention Award

James P. Geiss Publication Subvention Awards can range up to $4,500. Applications are evaluated on merit and the need for financial assistance. The Award's purpose is to support first-time authors and their publishers or academic presses in publishing books about China's Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

JPGF will give priority consideration to applications that (1) help publish the work of a first-time author; and/or (2) enhance visual components through digitizing or adding color plates to otherwise black-and-white illustrations.

Geiss Foundation Subvention Award Applications for 2013 are being accepted through 15 October 2013. Awards for 2013 will be announced on 10 December and grants distributed before 31 December 2013. Applicants with eligible subject matter are welcome to apply. Qualified individuals may apply but awards are made directly to the applicant's press. Academic presses or publishers with not-for-profit tax status under US Internal Revenue Service are preferred. Unless otherwise announced, applications submitted by e-mail to awards@geissfoundation.org before 31 January or 30 September are reviewed and should be announced in April and December of the same year. Established especially to assist first-time authors publish finished manuscripts in English about Ming studies, these awards may range between $3,500-4,500 and are granted directly to the academic press. Any author, whose manuscript has been accepted by an academic or a non-profit press, and who seeks additional funding to cover costs related to publication, is encouraged to apply.

Please visit http://www.geissfoundation.org/ for more information on the Geiss Foundation and http://www.geissfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=57 for the subvention application.

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Geisteswissenschaften International

[from German Publishers and Booksellers Association, 6/13/10]

Translation Funding for Works of Humanities and Social Sciences

Through the “Geisteswissenschaften International” award, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the collecting society VG Wort, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany promote the translation into English of outstanding works from the fields of humanities and social sciences that are significant in the German scientific community. The award includes financial support for the cost of translation. The goal of this translation funding is to contribute to the worldwide dissemination of humanities research from Germany and, at the same time, to preserve German as a scientific language and the primary publication language for works from the humanities. The number of licenses sold to the English-speaking market should be increased, which is why these partners will offer 600,000 Euros every year starting in 2008.

Publishers can submit innovative and outstanding publications from the fields of humanities and social science for this award. Up-to-date publications are preferred. The winning publication should be released by an English-language publisher. An independent selection committee chosen by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the collecting society VG Wort, the Federal Foreign Office, and the Börsenverein will choose which titles to support from the existing applications.

Register online at www.geisteswissenschaften-international.de.

Each application must include:

Applications can be submitted through 31 July 2010 to the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. A further submission round will follow in January 2011.

Submit applications to:

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
Geisteswissenschaften International
Grosser Hirschgraben 17-21
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

For further information, please contact Anke Simon, tel +49 69/1306-599.

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Getty Foundation

[from Getty Foundation, 9/11/14]

Getty Scholar Grants

Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of five periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; January to June; or September to June. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of August 2014 and are subject to future changes.

Complete application materials are accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant will be November 3, 2014. Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute's decision approximately six months following the deadline.

Getty Scholar grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of: (1) the overall quality of the application; (2) how the proposed project bears upon the 2014-2015 annual research theme, "Art and Materiality"; (3) the applicant's past achievements; and (4) how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements). Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows. To be eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 scholar year, Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants should not have received their degree earlier than 2010 (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements).

Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of September 2014 and are subject to future changes.

GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Getty Research Institute offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These fellowships are funded by the NEH and are part of the Getty's annual scholar and fellow program.

Please note that the GRI-NEH Fellowship is identical to the Getty Postgraduate Fellowships in all but the following details:

If you are applying for the GRI-NEH Fellowship, you will indicate this selection in the application form. While you may not apply for both Getty and GRI-NEH fellowships at the same time, GRI-NEH applicants who are not selected may be considered for a Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship.

VolkswagenStiftung Funding Initiative

The Volkswagen Foundation in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will provide up to two post-doctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 scholar year. The nine-month fellowships are aimed at supporting post-doctoral students based at German institutions who have finished their Ph.D. between one and no more than five years ago. All applications must pertain to the scholar year theme. For detailed instructions on how to apply and to read more about this opportunity, please visit the VolkswagenStiftungwebsite. Please note that to be considered for both opportunities, an application must be submitted to both the Getty Research Institute and the VolkswagenStiftung.

Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process. The next deadline for these fellowships [above] is 6:00 pm PST on November 3, 2014.

Library Research Grants

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library.

Library Research Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please consult the Research Library's Search Tools and Databases.)

Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel and living expenses. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled. The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months. These terms apply as of September 2014 and are subject to future changes.

Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The next deadline for these grants is 6:00 p.m. PDT, October 15, 2014.

Conservation Guest Scholars

The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community. The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community. For additional information on the program and to see a list of current scholars, please visit the Getty Conservation Institute's website.

Applications are welcome from conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree. The GCI will consider proposals that require use of the GCI Science laboratories; however, use is dependent upon availability of lab facilities and staff time, and cannot be guaranteed. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.

Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September and June, according to the preference indicated by the applicant on their online application and dependent upon scheduling and other issues. A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency. In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits. Conservation Guest Scholar Grants support research to be undertaken while in residence at the Getty. Nonresidential research and travel are not supported by this grant.

Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant is 5:00 p.m. PST, November 17, 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science

The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. For detailed information on the focus of the fellowship and the history of the program, including past participants, please refer to the Getty Conservation Institute's website.

The next GCI Postdoctoral Fellows will be in residence at the Getty Center for two years beginning in September 2015. In addition to a monthly stipend prorated to the actual dates of residency, the fellow will be provided with with support toward a related study trip, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles and health benefits.

Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities.Applicants should have a recent (2010 or later) PhD in chemistry, polymer science, or another relevant physical science, experimental research experience and strong instrumental analysis skills. An aptitude for self-directed learning and for working across academic disciplines is desirable, as are good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment.

Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this fellowship is 6:00 p.m. PST, November 17, 2014.

Graduate Interns

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation—to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Please see the list of internship aposition reas and host departments participating in 2015-2016.

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Malibu. All positions are full-time beginning September 14, 2015. Most internships are for eight months, ending May 20, 2016. Conservation internships are twelve months, ending September 9, 2016. Grant amounts are $17,400 for eight months and $26,000 for twelve months. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. The grant includes health benefits for all and $1,000 towards relocation expenses for those that qualify, but housing is not provided. Please note that grant funds may be subject to federal and state taxes and deductions. [Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. PST, December 1, 2014]

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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

[from Graham Foundation, 1/18/14]

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Architecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. We are interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment.

We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, we support a wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).

Open discourse is essential to advance study and understanding, therefore our grantmaking focuses on the public dissemination of ideas. With our support, the work of individuals and organizations reaches new audiences, from specialized to general, and creates opportunities for critical dialogue between various publics.

Grants to Individuals

For individuals, our priorities are to:

Overall we are most interested in opportunities which enable us to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

Given our priorities, we believe projects of the greatest potential should fulfill the following criteria:

Inquiry Form deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Inquiry Form available: Jul 15, 2014

Carter Manny Award

Since the Carter Manny Award's establishment in 1996, over $600,000 has been awarded in recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. (See the Overview of our grant programs). The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

The Carter Manny Award applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award. Past panelists have included Christy Anderson, Phil Ashton, Susan Bielstein, Romi Crawford, Dana Cuff, Jesús Escobar, Chandra Goldsmith Gray, John Harwood, Hannah Higgins, Timothy Hyde, Pamela Karimi, Sean Keller, Nana Last, Mark Linder Christopher Long, Paula Lupkin, Harry Mallgrave, Jonathan Massey, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Patricia Morton, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Annie Pedret, Felicity Scott, Dana Simmons, and Elizabeth Smith.

The Foundation offers this prestigious annual award in honor of Carter H. Manny and his long and distinguished service to the Graham Foundation. Manny has served the foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, then as the Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.

The deadline for the 2014 Carter Manny Award is March 15, 2014. The online application form will be available January 26, 2014. Applicants for the Carter Manny Award undergo a very competitive selection and review process. Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. Submitted applications are thoroughly reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award. The panel's recommendations are presented to the foundation's Board of Trustees for consideration. Upon award, recipients are asked to sign an Award Agreement that outlines the conditions of the award, such as reporting.

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Great Britain-China Educational Trust

[from GBCC, 8/12/13]

The Trust was set up in 1975 with proceeds from The Genius of China exhibition held at the Royal Academy in 1974. .

Chinese Student Awards
The Great Britain-China Educational Trust (GBCET) administers its own awards, and also makes awards with funds contributed by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the Universities' China Committee in London, and the Han Suyin Trust. The awards are meant to contribute towards essential fees and living expenses. The funds awarded via the Han Suyin Trust are specifically for those Chinese(PRC) candidates who hold a recognised medical degree, or a degree in the field of science and technology with some work experience at the relevant level. Environmental topics, and in particular forestry and coastal studies, will be given preference. Awards granted up to £3,000; however, the most common amount awarded is between £1,500-£2,000. The Trustees give priority to applications where the bulk of funding has already been raised. The deadline is [14 October 2013].

Chinese Language Awards
The Great Britain-China Educational Trust grants awards for the study of Chinese language, normally up to £2,000 each. Awards are for the study of any Chinese language (spoken and/or written). Candidates should be of British nationality and normally resident in Britain. Candidates must be postgraduate students in a British university carrying out research requiring knowledge of Chinese language. Those enrolled on a postgraduate course in a PRC, Hong Kong, Singaporean, or Taiwanese university will be considered but preference will be given to applicants based at a British university OR be early-career faculty at a British university carrying out research requiring knowledge of Chinese language. The language training will normally be undertaken in Britain, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore. At the time of application, candidates will be enrolled on or have applied to a recognised Chinese language course. That is, those undertaking private tution or involved in informal language swap arrangements will not be considered. If unsuccessful, after a year candidates may re-apply for the award, once only. Awards are not renewable. The Trustees consider Language Award applications twice a year; [the next] deadline for applications is Monday 14th October 2013.

Universities' China Committee in London (UCCL)
The Universities' China Committee in London (UCCL) gives limited grants to Chinese scholars who seek to make research visits to the UK or to British-based scholars working on, or studying, relevant subjects at UK universities who wish to undertake visits to China for specific research or lecture reasons. It also supports academic conferences and the promotion and teaching of Chinese and other Chinese studies in the UK. Grants are given to cover flight and modest living expenses plus occasionally academic and research costs, but only if no other source is available. Normal maximum grants are for £1500, although £2000 can be allocated in exceptional cases. [See GBCC for application instructions and forms.]

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

[courtesy of B. Abelson, 7/11/11]

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence and aggression. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year.

Research Grants
The research grants program welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. HFG awards research grants to individuals for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. HFG ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15,000 to $40,000 a year each for periods of one or two years. The annual deadline for research grant applications is August 1 for a decision in December.

Dissertation Fellowships
Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner. It is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. The annual deadline for dissertation-writing applications is February 1, for support to begin September 1 of that calendar year.

Visit the foundation's website for program details and application guidelines.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel (646) 428-0976
fax (646) 428-0981
e-mail <info@hfg.org>

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

[from GF, 12/13/13]

Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 220 Fellowships are awarded each year.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look at applicants' work, or receive application materials to read offsite. These advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective fields. Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to be made in each area. Occasionally, no application in a given area is considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The successful candidates in the United States and Canada competition are announced in early April; those in the Latin America and Caribbean competition, in early June.

We guarantee our advisors and Committee of Selection members, as well as those who submit letters of reference, absolute confidentiality. Therefore, under no circumstances will the reasons for the rejection of an application be provided.

Thanks to the continued generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation, some Fellows with no academic or institutional affiliation receive supplemental funding as part of their Guggenheim Fellowship to help cover the costs of their research or artistic endeavors, and their living expenses.

[Consult the Foundation website for application guidelines. The deadline for the United States and Canada competition is September 14.]

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

[from CAA, 3/8/11]

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

This multi-site ten-month fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student (doctoral candidates preferred) to train in the Curatorial Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site from September-July.

Each fellow receives funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes) from the Hilla Rebay Foundation.

MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in Art History or related academic fields. Candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, all academic transcripts including language certificates, and academic writing sample to jyee@guggenheim.org or by postal mail to:

Jennifer Yee
Education Associate–Adult and Academic Programs
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10128

Deadline: June 1st

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The J. B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

[from H-ASIA, 9/18/08]

The Harley Fellowships--the only one of their kind in Europe--provide support of up to four weeks (normally at GBP 300 per week) for those, from any discipline, doing the equivalent of post-graduate level work in the map collections of the United Kingdom.

Harley-Delmas Fellowships. For the period 2007-2011, in addition to the normal J. B. Harley Fellowships there are also Harley-Delmas Fellowships funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Successful applicants researching the history of cartography during the European Renaissance to the Enlightenment c.1400-c.1800 will be eligible for a Harley-Delmas Fellowship. All applicants, however, should apply for a J. B. Harley Fellowship. Eligibility for a Harley-Delmas award will be decided by the Selection Committee of the Trustees.

The closing date for applications is November 1st. The Fellowship website includes an Application page that should provide all the necessary information as well as answering many frequently asked questions.

Rose Mitchell
Hon. Secretary J.B. Harley Fellowships
Map Archivist
Research, Knowledge and Academic Services Department
The National Archives
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU
UK

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Wolfgang Hartmann Prize

[from H-Arthist, 11/25/13]

Wolfgang Hartmann Prize 2015 for art historians (contemporary art)

In Erinnerung an den Kunsthistoriker Wolfgang Hartmann (Universität Karlsruhe), der sich in besonderer Weise für die Vermittlung von zeitgenössischer Kunst engagiert hat, entstand mit Hilfe einer Benefizaktion von mehr als hundert KünstlerInnen im Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen die Grundlage eines Preises für KunsthistorikerInnen. Ziel dieses alle zwei Jahre zu vergebenden Preises ist es, die Auseinandersetzung von KunsthistorikerInnen mit der Kunst der Gegenwart zu fördern.

Bedingung für eine Bewerbung um diesen Preis für eine kuratorische Leistung im Bereich der aktuellen Kunst sind folgende Anforderungen: Die BewerberInnen sollten bei der Abgabe ihrer Bewerbung das 40. Lebensjahr nicht überschritten haben. Die BewerberInnen reichen ein Konzept ein (höchstens fünf DIN A 4 Seiten; zusätzliches Bildmaterial der Künstler und Lebensläufe der Bewerber sind beizufügen), in dem sie die Ausstellung einer lebenden Künstlerin oder eines lebenden Künstlers beschreiben und inhaltlich begründen. Die Ausstellung kann auch die Werke mehrerer KünstlerInnen zeigen. Der Preis wird aufgrund des Ausstellungskonzeptes zuerkannt und anlässlich der Ausstellungseröffnung verliehen.

Der/die PreisträgerIn verpflichtet sich, die Ausstellung zum vorgegebenen Zeitpunkt zu realisieren und mit einer Einführungsrede zu eröffnen. Zur Ausstellungseröffnung erstellt er/sie ferner eine etwa zwölfseitige Dokumentation als geheftete Broschur. Die Druckkosten hierfür werden in Höhe von 2000,- € erstattet. Das Preisgeld für den/die PreisträgerIn beträgt 3000,- €. Die Ausstellung findet in den Räumen des Kunstvereins Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen voraussichtlich im Herbst 2015 statt. Der Kunstverein unterstützt den Preisträger logistisch bei Aufbau und Durchführung der Ausstellung. Außerdem finanziert der Verein die mit dem Preis verbundene Ausstellung mit einem Budget, das dem üblichen Kostenaufwand einer Ausstellung an diesem Ort entspricht (etwa 1500,- bis 2.000,- € für Porto, Einladung, Transport etc.). (Eine Erweiterung der finanziellen Möglichkeiten durch Sponsoring obliegt dem Eigenengagement des Bewerbers/der Bewerberin.)

Die vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen müssen bis zum 30. Sept. 2014 beim

Kuratorium Wolfgang Hartmann Preis
c/o Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen
Schöllbronner Str. 86
76275 Ettlingen
[Germany]

eingegangen sein. Die Jury tagt im November 2014. Jurymitglieder: Sabine Brand Scheffel (Künstlerin), Norbert Huwer (Künstler), Prof. Dr. Hubert Locher (Universität Marburg), Prof. Dr. Erika Rödiger-Diruf (ehem. Direktorin der Städtischen Galerie Karlsruhe), Brigitte Ruland-Mollien (Beirat des Kunstvereins Wilhelmshöhe).

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Harvard University

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Research Clusters

[from RIAS, 4/25/11]

One of the ways the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and connections is through research clusters. Clusters bring together scholars whose research will benefit significantly from an opportunity to collaborate intensively during a fellowship year. Special seminar series associated with clusters give fellows opportunities to interact with the larger Harvard and Boston communities, including students.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is now welcoming proposals from small groups of scholars (two to three) who have research interests or projects in common. As a fellowship cluster you would spend the year pursuing your cluster's research interests or project. The Institute encourages the inclusion of junior faculty. You can take a look at previous fellowship clusters here.

All members of the cluster (excluding creative artists) must have been awarded their doctorates by December 2010. Only scholars who have published at least two articles in journals or edited collections or one refereed journal are eligible to apply. Please note specific eligibility requirements here.

[See http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx for application instructions. This material must be sent by Friday, May 6, 2011 for consideration for the 2012–2013 fellowship year.]

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

[courtesy of AKPIA, 7/13/12]

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University awards approximately 50 fully funded fellowships each year. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment, who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Proposals are accepted from applicants in any field with the receipt of a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment in the area of the proposed project. The stipend amount is $70,000. Applications for Humanists, Social Scientists and Creative Artists must be submitted by 1 October 2012.

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Advanced Historical Research in Islamic Art and Architecture

[courtesy of Khan Program, 3/19/14, and AKPIA, 8/22/14]

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for Fellowships with stipends and self-supported Associateships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard University. AKPIA Fellowship grants are intended principally for overseas scholars—preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries—to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our grants are not intended to sponsor design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel.

We welcome applications both from established scholars and from recent graduates. Research projects that are publishable in Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, an annual publication of the Aga Khan Program, are preferred. AKPIA Fellows and Associates have an affiliation with Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA). Our AKPIA scholars are free to pursue their own research, audit Harvard seminars, and are given access to Harvard's extensive library system as well as the University's museums.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellowships enable scholar to continue their studies under the general supervision of one or more Harvard faculty members. Each Fellow is free to pursue her/his own research without any obligations other than presenting a public lecture on her/his research project--as part of the AKPIA lecture series, A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture--and submitting an article based on the research at Harvard for consideration in Muqarnas. AKPIA Fellows have access to all Harvard University libraries, museums, and facilities. Fellows are welcome to audit Harvard seminars, if they so choose.

Each Fellow is responsible for finding her/his own housing in the Harvard area. The Program does not provide housing for its scholars. Fellows may be eligible to enroll in University health insurance during the open enrollment periods. Proof of insurance is required of Fellows who opt to use other health insurance plans.

Fellowship grants are not intended to fund travel research. While Fellows' stipends may be used for research and travel expenses, AKPIA Fellows are expected to remain in residence full-time in the Harvard area. Incoming Fellows should plan to make only rare and brief research visits to other places, as may be required by their research projects.

The duration of Fellowship ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 9 months, ordinarily between September and May.

The stipend awarded to each Fellow is based on need and length of stay. Stipends may not exceed a total of $27,000 (gross income, before taxes). Funds for Fellowships are limited; when funds are not available for a strong Fellowship candidate, an Associateship may be offered in lieu of a Fellowship.

ASSOCIATESHIPS

An AKPIA Associate is an unpaid scholar given Harvard library and museum access in furtherance of a well-defined, specific research project. Associateships enable scholars greater flexibility in carrying out independent research. Associates are given access to Harvard's extensive library system as well as the University's museums. Some Associates are given the opportunity to participate in the AKPIA lecture series, "A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture," and departmental symposia.

Residency is not required; Associates are not required to remain in the Harvard area for the duration of their appointment. Associates are responsible for finding their own housing; the Program does not provide housing for its scholars.

The maximum duration of an Associateship is 12 months. Associateships are unpaid positions. Applicants with outside sources of funding are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, or equivalent). A solid command of written and spoken English is expected.

Application materials must be submitted in hard copy only; the Committee will not review application materials sent by e-mail, nor will the Committee consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline. The following materials are required of applicants:

These materials may either be mailed directly to the Program from the institutions or recommenders (preferred), may be sent by a professional dossier and credentials service (such as Interfolio), or may be included with the other application materials in their original, sealed envelopes. All other materials should be submitted together in a single envelope or package. Application materials should be mailed to:

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University
Attn: AKPIA Fellowship Program
485 Broadway, Sackler Museum
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-2355
e-mail <agakhan@fas.harvard.edu>

All application materials must be received by Monday, April 1, 2014. Results will be announced by the end of May.

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Harvard-Yenching Institute

[from Asian Studies Newsletter, Winter 2009]

Travel Grant Program

The Harvard-Yenching Library is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program for the 2008-2009 academic year. The purpose of the grant is to assist scholars from outside the metropolitan Boston area in their use of the Harvard-Yenching Library's collections for research. There will be fourteen grants of $400 each (seven in Chinese studies, seven in Japanese studies, and five in Korean studies) to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and to graduate students engaged in dissertation research. Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby. Each grantee will also be provided with the privilege of free photocopying of up to 100 sheets. Please note that the awards must be used before August 1, 2010.

Applications for the travel grant, including a letter, a brief description of the research topic, and an estimated budget, should be addressed to:

James K. M. Cheng, Librarian
Harvard-Yenching Library
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-3327
fax (617) 496-6008.

The deadline for receiving applications is December 15, 2009.

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Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund

[from CAA, 9/28/09]

The Walter Read Hovey Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation has been established to help advance the career of graduate students in the field of art history or related fields. The awardee(s) may choose to continue studies at the school in which they are currently enrolled or at another qualified institution. Awards of approximately $3,000 will be granted each year. For more information, please visit http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1730.

Deadline: 22 January 2010.

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

[from the Humboldt Foundation, 8/7/10]

Fellowships for applicants outside Germany

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers from abroad to sponsor a 6- to 24-month research stay at a research institution in Germany.

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for successful top-flight junior researchers who may use the award to spend five years carrying out research of their own choice at research institutions in Germany and building up their own working groups. Value of the award: 1.65 million EUR.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from abroad to sponsor a 6- to 18-month research stay at a research institution in Germany. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award and Scholars for academics who have already gained international recognition in their fields. Award winners are invited to spend a period of six to twelve months on academic collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Value of the award: 45,000 EUR.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for academics of all disciplines from abroad, internationally recognised as leaders in their field, to enable them to carry out long-term, ground-breaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. Value of the award: 3.5 to 5 million EUR.

Humboldt Research Award for outstanding academics at the peak of their careers. Award winners are invited to spend a period of six to twelve months on academic collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Value of the award: 60,000 EUR.

Max Planck Research Award to sponsor international collaboration between excellent academics in annually changing disciplines. Every year, the award is granted to one researcher working in Germany and one working abroad with the aim of initiating and carrying out research with partners in Germany and abroad respectively. Value of the award: 750,000 EUR.

Philipp Franz von Siebold Award or a Japanese researcher up to the age of approx. 50 for services to mutual understanding of culture and society in Germany and Japan. One award annually. The award winner is invited to spend up to a year working on research in Germany. Award amount: 50,000 EUR.

Konrad Adenauer Research Award for Canadian Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences for a Canadian humanities scholar at the peak of his or her career. One award annually. The award winner is invited to spend a period of six to twelve months on academic collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Award amount: 60,000 EUR.

Fellowships for applicants in Germany

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers from Germany to sponsor a 6- to 24-month research stay an at institute abroad.

Research Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for German junior researchers to sponsor a research stay in Japan lasting 6 to 24 months.

Research Fellowship from the National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC) for German junior researchers to sponsor a research stay in Taiwan lasting six to twelve months. Extensions of up to a total of three years are possible.

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from Germany to sponsor a 6- to 18-month research stay at an institute abroad. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Max Planck Research Award to sponsor international collaboration between excellent academics in annually changing disciplines. Every year, the award is granted to one researcher working in Germany and one working abroad with the aim of initiating and carrying out research with partners in Germany and abroad respectively. Value of the award: 750,000 EUR.

Research Awards for top researchers in Germany by foreign partner organisations.

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

[from Friends, 8/7/10]

The German Chancellor Fellowship is intended for career-oriented individuals who identify a German host and design a project to expand their professional expertise and accomplishment. Ten awards are given to U.S. citizens annually. The German Chancellor Fellowship Program was inaugurated in 1990 under the patronage of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to promote the transatlantic partnership between Germany and the United States. In 2002 the program expanded to include fellows from the Russian Federation, and in 2006 the program expanded to include fellows from the People's Republic of China. The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for profes­sional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. A bachelor's degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1998. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering will be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension. The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes in Germany. Monthly stipends range from 2000 to 3000 EUR, and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and introductory German language instruction in the United States. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. Application deadline: October 15, 2010.

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Huang Yao Foundation

[from HYF, 4/10/11]

The Huang Yao Foundation was formally set up in 2009 after the family spent over ten years researching, collating and documenting the collection of works that it holds. It was through the process of organizing Huang Yao's art, cartoon, sketches and written works that the family realized the depth of his incredible life's work, personal values and devotion to China and its people. We discovered that his diverse life was lived in Shanghai, Chongqing, Guiyang, Guilin, Kunming, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Alor Setar. Our goal is to raise the profile of Huang Yao's work throughout the world so that he can take his rightful place in the Chinese art world and his artistic contributions can influence a new generation of artists.

Grants & Scholarships

We are in the process of working out the best way to evaluate and issue the different Scholarship and Grants we would like to pursue. While we work through this process we are open to supporting/funding any undergraduate or graduate student attached to any university studying the following topics. Click on any of the topics below to submit your request. Remember to include your school, length of project, project deliverables and assistance needed.

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Huntington Library

[from H-GRAD, 10/9/12]

Dibner Program in the History of Science 2013-14 Fellowships

The Dibner Program in the History of Science offers historians of science and technology the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and to work in the other resources for the history of science and technology at the Huntington.

Short-Term Awards
Eligibility: PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage.
Tenure of fellowship: One to five months.
Amount of award: $3,000 per month.

Long-Term Awards
Eligibility: PhD or equivalent. Applicants must have received the PhD by June of 2012.
Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Applicants can be conducting research or already be at the writing stage and need reference materials only.

The deadline for submitting an application is NOVEMBER 30, 2012. (Please note this is an earlier deadline than in past years.) For more details and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at http://www.huntington.org.

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India Foundation for the Arts

[from H-ASIA, 3/15/11]

Archival Research Fellowships

India Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce four archival research fellowships of Rs. 1, 50,000/- each for a duration of one year. Artists and/or curators keen to enrich their practice through engaging in archival research and/or working with materials from the archive as part of a project/initiative in the arts are welcome to apply.

These fellowships are open to artists/curators who wish to work within public collections/archives only. Kindly note that those interested in applying must seek prior written permission from the institutions they wish to work with and submit a copy to IFA as part of their project proposal.

The Call for Applications with more details will be circulated on April 15th 2011.

For further queries please contact:
Anuja Ghosalkar
Shai Heredia

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Indiana University Library

[from H-ASIA, 2/3/11]

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (IU) will award a limited number of travel grants for summer 2011 to assist faculty at colleges and universities in the Midwest in their use of the East Asian Collection of the Herman B. Wells Library, the special collections of the Kinsey Institute, the Lilly Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections, or other museums and libraries on campus. Grants of up to $300 will be awarded to help defray travel and living expenses.

The East Asian Collection houses more than 290,000 volumes in East Asian languages and subscribes to approximately 750 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean serials and newspapers and approximately 20 electronic resources focusing on East Asia. The general library collection includes approximately 221,000 volumes related to East Asian studies published in Western languages. The Kinsey Institute's collections include rare books, scrolls, art, artifacts, photographs, and films on cultural and historical aspects of sexuality in East Asia. The Lilly Library houses the Charles Boxer Collection, which contains a unique set of manuscripts and documents on Japan's early contact with the West.

Interested applicants should submit (1) a 1-2-page description of their research topic related to East Asian studies; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing how they intend to use the library and/or museum collections; and (4) a budget of expected expenses, including a Mapquest printout showing one-way mileage to Bloomington, IN. Application materials should be mailed (not e-mailed) to the address below by March 31, 2011.

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement by July 31, 2011.

Address inquiries and applications to:

Margaret Key, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana Univerity
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Institut national d'histoire de l'art

6 postes de chargés d'études et de recherche

[from H-Arthist, 6/25/14]

L'appel à candidatures visant à pourvoir six postes de chargés d'études et de recherche à l'INHA, à compter du 1er octobre 2014, est en ligne sur le site de l'INHA.

Les chargés d'études et de recherche effectuent un service partagé entre les programmes scientifiques et documentaires de l'INHA et leurs travaux personnels de recherche ; ils se voient confier des tâches documentaires et scientifiques en relation avec les programmes décrits sur le site. Leur lieu de résidence est situé à Paris. Les chargés d'études et de recherche domiciliés hors d'Ile-de-France auront la possibilité de louer une chambre à la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.

Au cours de leur séjour à l'INHA, ils pourront être affectés à des tâches organisées en lien avec la bibliothèque de l'établissement.

Statutairement, la durée des fonctions de chargé d'études et de recherche est de deux ans. Elle peut être prorogée par période d'une année, sans pouvoir excéder quatre ans au total.

Pourront concourir à ce recrutement les étudiants travaillant dans tous les domaines de l'histoire de l'art, y compris le cinéma, la musique et le théâtre dans leurs relations avec les arts visuels ; ils devront être engagés dans la poursuite d'études conduisant au doctorat. Les chargés d'études et de recherche sont recrutés sur contrats doctoraux. Les candidats devront satisfaire aux conditions de recrutement des contractuels doctoraux et par dérogation votée par le conseil scientifique de l'INHA: « recrutement au plus tard dix-huit mois après la première inscription en doctorat » (l'inscription en thèse devra avoir été faite entre le 1er avril 2013 et le 1er octobre 2014).

Composition du dossier de candidature:
- curriculum vitae
- lettre de motivation
- projet de thèse présenté en quatre pages maximum.

Les candidats postulent selon la procédure suivante:

1. candidature auprès de leur école doctorale de rattachement afin d'obtenir la validation du dossier: vérifier les délais de dépôts de candidature auprès de l'école doctorale.

2. les écoles doctorales transmettent six candidatures maximum - par courrier postal à:
INHA
Département des Études et de la Recherche
2, rue Vivienne
75002 PARIS

Calendrier du recrutement:
1. Les écoles doctorales transmettront les 6 dossiers de candidatures au plus tard le lundi 1er septembre 2014, 17h.
2. Jury d'admissibilité : mercredi 10 septembre 2014
3. Jury d'admission sur convocation : mardi 16 septembre 2014

Le jury est constitué de 4 représentants des écoles doctorales, 5 représentants de l'INHA et 2 personnalités du conseil scientifique de l'INHA.

Pour toute information complémentaire, joindre le secrétariat du Département des études et de la recherche (courriel: der-dir@inha.fr; tél. +33 01 47 03 85 81) ou prendre contact avec les conseillers scientifiques selon les domaines de recherche.

[Conference funds]

[from H-Arthist, 1/20/12]

L'Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) soutient la participation aux congrès et colloques internationaux d'étudiants inscrits dans des établissements d'enseignement et de recherche français.

Une prise en charge d'un montant de 500 euros, en frais de missions, sera accordée à douze étudiants d'histoire de l'art inscrits en thèse de doctorat ou en diplôme de IIIe cycle de l'Ecole du Louvre, ainsi qu'à de jeunes chercheurs ayant récemment soutenu leur thèse. Le soutien de l'INHA ne s'applique pas aux étudiants qui appartiennent aux institutions organisatrices de ces manifestations internationales.

Les candidats à ces bourses fourniront: (1) une information sur le congrès ou le colloque (2012); (2) une lettre de motivation avec résumé de l'intervention, adressée à l'INHA, à l'attention du directeur du Département des études et de la recherche; (3) un curriculum vitae précisant les langues étrangères pratiquées; (4) une lettre d'appui du directeur de recherche.

Les demandes seront envoyées par courrier électronique à der-dir@inha.fr avant le der-dir@inha.fr en spécifiant comme sujet: Soutien Participation Colloques.

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire, vous pouvez contacter le secrétariat du Département des études et de la recherche par courrier électronique: der-dir@inha.fr ou par téléphone au +33 (0)1 47 03 85 81.

Bourse Focillon 2014

Après avoir été longtemps financée par le ministère des Affaires étrangères, la bourse Focillon, qui porte le nom du grand historien de l'art Henri Focillon (1881-1943), mort à Yale pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, l'est désormais par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, au titre de la mission de coordination des enseignements supérieurs. Elle est décernée tous les ans par le Comité français d'histoire de l'art (CFHA) à un jeune chercheur en histoire de l'art (alternativement à un universitaire et à un conservateur), sans exclusive de domaine ou de période.

Elle permet au/à la lauréat(e) de séjourner pendant trois mois à Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) et de poursuivre ses recherches en bénéficiant des excellentes conditions de travail qu'elle offre (en particulier les bibliothèques). Elle lui donne aussi la possibilité de nouer des contacts avec les musées et les universités américains (Yale est proche de New York, Hartford, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphie, Washington...).

Le montant de la bourse est de 10 000 euros pour trois mois. Des facilités de logement peuvent être accordées à Yale University.

Les candidats (universitaires pour l'année 2014-2015) doivent adresser à la présidente du CFHA une lettre de candidature et un projet de recherche précis, accompagnés d'un bref curriculum vitae et d'une liste de leurs travaux et publications. Leur dossier est examiné par un jury de quatre membres désignés par le Conseil exécutif du Comité français d'histoire de l'art.

La date limite de réception des candidatures est fixée au lundi 31 mars 2014.

Le/la lauréat(e) se rendra aux États-Unis aux dates de son choix entre septembre 2014 et août 2015.

La bourse Focillon, décernée pour 2013-2014 à un conservateur, a été accordée à M. Sébastien Chauffour, Conservateur à la Bibliothèque de l'INHA, pour son projet intitulé : "Correspondance entre Henri Focillon et André Chastel." Le lauréat souhaite bénéficier des moyens des bibliothèques de l'Université Yale ainsi que de la proximité des musées et des centres de recherche de la côte Est.

Le jury 2014 sera composé de:
- Jannic Durand, conservateur en chef, musée du Louvre, département des Objets d'art
- Jérôme de La Gorce, directeur de recherches au CNRS, Centre André Chastel
- Amélie Simier, conservateur en chef, directrice des musées Bourdelle et Zadkine
- Pierre Wat, professeur d'histoire de l'art contemporain, université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne

Christine Peltre
Présidente du Comité français d'histoire de l'art
INHA
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
France

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Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

[from H-NET, 9/4/12]

The Institute for Advanced Study is a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars of all nationalities are offered membership for up to a year, either with or without a stipend. Extensive resources are provided including offices, libraries, restaurant and housing facilities and support services. The School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, Greek and Roman civilization, history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asia, history of art, science, philosophy, modern international relations, and music. Residence in Princeton is required. Members' only other obligation is to pursue their own research. Eligibility requirements: a Ph.D. and substantial publications.Further information is on the School's web site, or contact the Administrative Officer at mzelazny@ias.edu. Deadline: November 1, 2012.

Marian Zelazny
Administrative Officer
School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
http://www.hs.ias.edu/files/SHS_Fellowships2013-14.pdf

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Institute for Historical Research, University of London

[from IHR, 11/12/10]

Institute of Historical Research
IHR Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities

The Institute of Historical Research offers fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for both pre-dissertation and dissertation research in the humanities using original sources. The purposes of this fellowship programme are to:

The closing date is 14 January 2011.

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Institute for Human Sciences

Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators 2013/2014

[from H-NET, 11/21/13]

The Paul Celan Fellowship Program supports translations from Eastern to Western European languages or vice versa, or between two Eastern European languages of cannonical texts, contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.

Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by Eastern European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the IMW's research fields is likewise welcomed. No applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted.

Fellows will spend 3 to 6 months at the IWM between July 2013 and June 2014 and receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2,050 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. The IWM provides the fellows with an office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.

Mary Nicklas
Institute for Human Sciences
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Vienna
Austria
e-mail <fellowships@iwm.at>

[Closing date: 31 January 2013]

Bronislaw Geremek Fellowship 2009-2010

[from H-NET, 3/26/09]

The fellowship enables a young Polish doctoral or post-doctoral researcher to work on a research project of her/his choice. The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The scholar will spend the academic year 2009/2010 (i.e., ten months) at the IWM to pursue her/his research project while working in residence at the IWM.

The fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of EUR 2,000 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay in Vienna. The IWM will provide a personal office, IT infrastructure, access to the internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

Details about eligibility and application procedure under www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm.

Deadline: May 15, 2009.

Mary Nicklas
Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Vienna
Austria

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Institute of International Education

National Security Education Program

[from H-NET, 10/18/12; Boren Awards, 1/23/13]

The applications for the 2012-2013 National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013 5:00 p.m. EST.
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013 5:00 p.m. EST
Individual on-campus deadlines will be earlier than February 13, 2013; please see your campus representative for your on-campus deadline.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at <boren@iie.org> or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two-years for graduate students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Flagship Fellowships are available for the study of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian at designated Flagship Programs. Eligible applicants for Flagship Fellowships must be U.S. citizens with advanced proficiency in the Flagship language of study. Past recipients of Boren Scholarships or Fellowships are eligible to apply for the Flagship Fellowship. In addition, students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Flagship programs may apply for Boren funding to participate in overseas Flagship programs.

Flagship Fellowship Application Deadline: January 31, 2013.

Application information can be found online at www.flagshipfellowships.org. You can also e-mail <flagship@iie.org>.

The Boren Awards and The Language Flagship are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Scholar Rescue Fund

[from CAA, 9/11/09]

The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund supports temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world for threatened academics whose lives and work are in danger in their home countries. Professors, researchers and lecturers from any country or field may apply.

Please download the information and application materials from www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php. Contact SRF@iie.org for questions. Deadline: 12 October 2009.

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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

[from ISAW, 10/3/09]

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World makes about 9 appointments of visiting research scholars. We are now accepting applications for 2010-2011. The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2009.

ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. They will be expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.

Visiting research scholars at ISAW have access to the Institute's own library, which is in the process of development, as well as to a wide range of other libraries at NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (located a block away), and other institutions in New York City. Scholars are provided with their own workspace. ISAW is prepared to host both individuals coming with their own funding and those needing partial or full support for a semester or year. Those appointed with ISAW funding will normally bear NYU research track ranks and have regular university benefits. Research support is normally a part of funding packages.

ISAW is prepared to consider not only individual applications for residencies but proposals from small research teams (usually two persons), the members of which are normally based in different institutions. It will also consider applications for years later than 2010-11 in cases where the applicant is interested in organizing an exhibition or a conference at ISAW.

A complete application will include an application form, letter of interest, c.v. (including publication list), and a research proposal. Applicants should have their doctorates in hand by the beginning of their period of appointment at ISAW. Students still in doctoral programs are not eligible for appointment under this program. Applications should be sent to:

Professor Roger S. Bagnall
Director, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th St.
New York, NY 10028.

For questions, please contact the Academic Program Coordinator, Kathryn Lawson.

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute

[from ISI, 10/17/10]

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

Scholar, historian of ideas, and rhetorician, Richard M. Weaver (1910–1963) was deeply concerned with the decline of liberal arts education in America. Against the collectivists who sought uniformity, lowering of standards, and the imposition of liberal ideology, Weaver upheld the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices. Against the apostles of specialization and permissiveness, Weaver maintained the integrity of academic disciplines while affirming the unity of knowledge.

In his essay "Education and the Individual," Weaver discussed the relation of liberal education to a free society in terms integral to the establishment of the Richard M. Weaver Fellowship Awards Program in 1964:

A liberal education specifically prepares for the achievement of freedom. Of this there is interesting corroboration in the word itself. "Liberal" comes from a Latin term signifying "free," and historically speaking, liberal education has been designed for the free men of a state. Its content and method have been designed to develop the mind and the character in making choices between truth and error, between right and wrong. For liberal education introduces one to the principles of things, and it is only with reference to the principles of things that such judgments are at all possible. The mere facts about a subject, which may come marching in monotonous array, do not speak for themselves. They speak only through an interpreter, as it were, and the interpreter has to be those general ideas derived from an understanding of the nature of language, of logic, and of mathematics, and of ethics and politics. The individual who is trained in these basic disciplines is able to confront any fact with the reality of his freedom to choose. This is the way in which liberal education liberates.

The Weaver Fellowship Program is maintained exclusively for those who will teach, for that profession presents the greatest opportunity to deal with the first concerns of civilization, and thus with its ultimate preservation. The teacher has the opportunity and responsibility to provide for the continuation of a society that is learned, humane, and free. The Weaver Fellowship Program assists future teachers who are motivated, as was Professor Weaver, by the need to integrate the idea of liberal education with their teaching efforts, and, in so doing, to restore to university studies their distinction and worth.

Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his choice (either in the U.S. or abroad). The theme of the required essay is "Education and a Free Society." Applicants must also meet ISI's general fellowship requirements. A downloadable form can be found here. Deadline for fellowships is January 16th of the year in which they will be awarded.

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International Committee for the History of Technology

Maurice Daumas Prize

[from H-NET, 11/25/12]

The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, welcomes submissions for its Maurice Daumas Prize, which aims to encourage innovative and superbly written research in the history of technology. The Prize will be awarded to the best article by a junior or senior scholar submitted and published in a journal or edited volume in 2011 or 2012. The deadline for submitting is 23 January 2013. The prize will be awarded at our 40th Symposium, 22–28 July 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The winner will receive a cash prize of Euro 500 as well as a travel grant of Euro 300 (if needed) to attend the ICOHTEC Symposium. Additionally, the ICOHTEC Symposium will feature a special panel organized around the winning article. Please see the website for details.

Andrew J. Butrica, PhD
Maurice Daumas Prize Chair

ICOHTEC Book Prize

[from H-NET, 12/11/12]

The ICOHTEC Book Prize is sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 3,000 Euro. The prize winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, July 2013 in Manchester UK.

ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, is interested in the history of technology, focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history and all populated areas. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches.

Eligible for the prize are original book-length works in any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) in the history of technology: published or unpublished Ph.D. theses or other monographs written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are not older than 37 years. Articles and edited anthologies are not eligible.

Rachel Maines, Prize Committee Chair
School of Computer & Electrical Engineering
726 University Avenue Rm. 311
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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International Convention of Asia Scholars

ICAS Book Prize

[from ICAS, 9/23/12]

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) has been established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asia Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In 2007 the Colleagues Choice Award was established following numerous requests to give the academic community the opportunity to voice their choice. Votes can be cast online through the IBP Polling Booth from 1 April - 15 June 2013.

The five awards are:
- Best study in the Humanities
- Best study in the Social Sciences
- Best dissertation in the Humanities
- Best dissertation in the Social Sciences
- The Colleagues' Choice Award.

Deadline: 15 October 2012

For more information on the IBP 2013 edition, please see Rules and Regulations.

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International Institute for Asian Studies

Affiliated fellows

[from IIAS, 11/1/14]

The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers (also see 'Terms and conditions') from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into book publication.

We are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters "Asian cities," "Asian Heritages" and "Global Asia." However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome. On the application form, you will be asked to indicate to which cluster your proposed research relates, or to choose the "open category."

Terms and conditions:
- Applicants must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD. If you are a PhD candidate at the time of application, you may also apply, provided that you graduate within 6 months after the application deadline. A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before your proposed starting date.
- If you are applying for a grant from IIAS to cover your research period in the Netherlands, the fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months.
- Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided.
- Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including the fellow seminars, monthly lunch lectures, and drinks.

If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:
- A monthly grant of €2000 to cover the costs of housing, visa and health insurance;
- Office facilities and access to the Leiden University Libraries;
- A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel.

Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:
- Application form (Word).
- Curriculum Vitae
- A minimum of two letters of reference. Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference is sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on your academic qualities and the value of your research project by the appropriate deadline.
- List of publications.

IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:

1. If you are sending us your application via email you will receive a reply acknowledging receipt of your email/application;

2. Please send us your application only once. If you have already sent in your application via email, kindly do not send the same application via post (and vice versa);

3. Emails larger than 10MB are rejected by our email system. Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files.

Application deadline: 1 February of each year. The ASC-IIAS joint fellowship programme has its own deadlines.

Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:

Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms. Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
Rapenburg 59
2311 GJ Leiden
The Netherlands
e-mail <iiasfellowships@iias.nl>

Rubicon Grants of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

[from IIAS Newsletter, Spring 2006]

IIAS invites young and promising postdoctoral researchers to apply for Rubicon Grants at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for twelve-month fellowships in the Netherlands .

Who can apply?
Postgraduates who are currently engaged in doctoral research or who have been awarded a doctorate in the twelve months preceding the relevant deadline. Applicants who are still engaged in doctoral research may only apply if their supervisor provides a written declaration approving their thesis.

The 2006 Rubicon application deadlines are 15 April, 15 September and 15 December.

IIAS offers Rubicon grantees affiliated fellowships in Leiden or Amsterdam . We also offer to mediate in finding a suitable Dutch host university or research institution for Rubicon applicants conducting research in Asian Studies. IIAS Rubicon fellows are offered office facilities, while the institute will assist in gaining access to libraries, archives and other institutions in the Netherlands . Fellows are expected to be productive in writing, possibly give a lecture or organise a workshop, remain in contact with European researchers, and make due reference to IIAS and NWO in (future) publications, (partly) made possible through research done during your stay.

For more information on IIAS fellowships and the Rubicon Grant, see the IIAS website. For specific information on IIAS fellowships, please contact Amis Boersma or Wouter Feldberg. For specific information on the Rubicon Grants, please refer to rubicon@nwo.nl.

National Master's Thesis Prize 2012

The International Institute of Asian Studies offers an annual award for the best national master's thesis in the field of Asian studies.

The Award
- The honorary title of "Best Master's Thesis" in Asian studies
- A maximum three month stipend (€ 1,500 per month) to work at IIAS, in order to write a PhD project proposal or a research article

Criteria
- The master's thesis should be in the broad field of Asian Studies, in the humanities or social sciences
- The thesis must have been written at a Dutch university
- Only master's theses which have been graded with an 8 or higher are eligible
- The thesis must have been evaluated in the period 1 November 2011 - 1 October 2012
- Both students and their supervisors can apply

Submission
Please submit four hard copies of the master's thesis and a coverletter including the grade awarded and your contact details.
Deadline: 1 October 2012, 9.00 am

Submissions should be sent to:
Secretariat
International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
P. O. Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
e-mail <iias@iias.nl>

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Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

[from H-NET, 10/18/13]

The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is pleased to announce a 10-month fellowship program for Ph.D. students in all fields of Japanese studies, generously sponsored by The Nippon Foundation. The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC aims to provide the most promising young scholars with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and with their IUC senpai.

In addition to their regular classes The Nippon Foundation Fellows will:

Tuition: The Nippon Foundation fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship and a modest living stipend to attend the 10-Month Fellowship Program of the IUC in Yokohama.

Eligibility: All applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, have a research focus on Japan, and an intention to pursue a career in academia upon completion of their doctoral degree.

Applications: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC/documents.html (select "Nippon Foundation Fellows Program Application")

Deadline: Postmarked by December 14, 2013.

Contact:
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Encina Hall, Room C334 (MC 6055)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
tel (650) 725-1490
e-mail <iucjapan@stanford.edu>.

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Japan Art History Forum

[courtesy of A. Volk, 5/18/09]

Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize for Japan Art History

The Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) is pleased to announce the seventh annual Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize, which recognizes outstanding graduate student scholarship in Japanese art history. The prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on a Japanese art history topic.

The prize is administered by JAHF and generously supported by the University of Hawai'i Press. The winner will receive $400 in books from the University of Hawai'i Press catalog and a complimentary two-year membership to JAHF.

The competition is open to graduate students from any university. Papers should be under 10,000 words (in Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced) and not previously published. Submissions should be made by email. Texts should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF); illustrations should be in MS Power Point or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) with individual illustration images no larger than 75 dpi and the total file size no larger than 4 MB. Submissions not complying with the specifications will not be accepted. The selection committee will post an abstract of the winning paper on the JAHF website.

The deadline for submission of papers is July 1, 2009. Please direct submissions and questions to Joshua Mostow, JAHF Vice-president.

Past Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize winners are John Szostak, Alicia Volk, Maki Kaneko, Jung-Ah Woo, Ryan Holmberg and Namiko Kunimoto. Titles of winning essays, as well as abstracts of the 2005 to 2008 essays, can be found on the JAHF website. John Szostak's essay was published in Archives of Asian Art 57 (2007). Alicia Volk's essay was published in Impressions 26 (2004).

Graduate students, please avail yourselves of this opportunity to introduce your work to your colleagues. Advisors, please encourage your students to submit their essays to this annual competition.

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Japan Foundation

[from Japan Foundation, 8/26/11]

Fellowship Programs

Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) (2-12 months):
Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences.

Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) (21-59 days):
Scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences who need to conduct intensive research in Japan.

Doctoral Candidates (4-12 months):
Doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences.

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Notification of results: End of March, 2012

JFNY Grant Program - Japanese Studies

The Japan Foundation New York Office (JFNY) accepts applications from institutions of higher education for the JFNY Grant throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japan through academic exploration (there is a separate JFNY grant for Arts and Culture). Such projects generally take the form of conferences, colloquia, symposia, presentations, lectures, etc. Successful candidates may be granted up to $2,000, or up to $5,000 for projects conducted in the 14 Southern and 12 Midwestern states. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.

South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Deadline: Applications must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project.

Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan

This program provides support to projects related to translating and/or publishing Japanese works and publishing books which introduce Japanese culture that are written in foreign languages. Deadline: 19 November 2010.

Support Program for Documentary Production on Japan

This program provides assistance for the production of documentary films, TV programs, and other visual materials on Japan. Deadline: 19 November 2010.

JFNY Grant Program - Arts and Culture

The Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications from nonprofit organizations from the 37 states east of Rocky Mountains listed below for the JFNY Grant throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Successful projects may be granted up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.

Northeast: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
South: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
Midwest: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI

Deadline: Applications must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project.

Japanese-Language Program for Specialists
[formerly the Japanese-Language Programs for Researchers and Postgraduate Students]

Japanese-Language Programs are administered by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. [Details for the programs available in a .pdf file.] Deadline: 1 December 2011.

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

[from JSPS, 9/12/09]

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (Standard)
This program was established to assist promising and highly qualified young foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. It is aimed at providing opportunities for such researchers to, under the guidance of their hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions, thereby permitting them to advance their own research while stimulating Japanese academic circles, particularly young Japanese researchers, through close collaboration in scientific activities. Such collaboration is also intended to advance scientific research in the counterpart countries. (Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 to 24 months.) Two application channels are provided: (1) Application through Open Recruitment in Japan (Application by a Japanese host researcher); (2) Application through an Overseas Nominating Authority.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (Short-term)
This fellowship program was launched this year to provide special short-term quotas for North America and European researchers to experience firsthand the research and living environment in Japan.

JSPS Summer Program
The JSPS Summer Program rovides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.

Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan
This program is designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite their foreign colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad
Under this program, fellowships are awarded to young Japanese postdoctoral researchers for conducting research at foreign universities or research institutions for a period of two years.

[See also entires under Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Social Science Research Council.]

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Japanese American Association of New York

[from JAA, 2/21/10]

JAA-Honjo Scholarship

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2010 JAA-Honjo Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited US university in the New York area in academic year 2010-2011. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering US-Japan relations. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2010.

Please submit a resume or CV, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor), undergraduate and graduate transcripts and essay on how your current course of study will help further US-Japan relations (500-750 words). If you are chosen as a recipient, you will be expected to stay in touch with the Honjo Foundation and let them know the status of your studies and how you have used your scholarship. Please also include your contact information. You may submit your application to:

Japanese American Association of New York
15 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036.

Please indicate on the envelope "HONJO SCHOLARSHIP."

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Journal of Women's History

[from H-ASIA, 8/6/11]

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Women's History is proud to announce the initiation of a biennial prize for the best article manuscript in the field of women's history authored by a graduate student. Manuscripts in any chronological and geographical area are welcome. We seek work that has broad significance for the field of women's history in general by addressing issues that transcend the particulars of the case or by breaking new ground methodologically.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, along with a cover letter specifying the author's graduate advisor, program, and status (i.e., year in program, ABD, etc.), by March 1, 2012 to each member of the committee: Durba Ghosh, Pamela Scully and Judith Zinsser.

The winning author will receive $3000, and the article will be published in the Journal of Women's History.

Editors
Journal of Women's History
Department of History
P. O. Box 6000 Rm. LN-G277
Binghamton University, SUNY
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
tel (607) 777-5060
fax (607)777-5100
e-mail <jwh@binghamton.edu>

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Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust

[from De Kármán Fellowship Trust, 9/18/09, and Fastweb, 11/28/10]

The Josephine de Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951. The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Kármán's high standards.

A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertations by June 2011 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2011) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Complete applications, including official transcripts of applicant's graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee IN ONE PACKAGE postmarked no later than midnight, January 31, 2011. Late applications will not be considered.

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Karmapa International Buddhist Society

[from H-ASIA, 1/5/14]

Karmapa International Buddhist Society (KIBS) announces the establishment of a yearly "Karmapa Award for Buddhist Studies" in cooperation with the Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna. The prize is awarded on behalf of KIBS Europe e.V. to honor excellent PhD theses in the field of Buddhist studies, particularly works focusing on topics related to the Kagyu (bka' brgyud) traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and Mahamudra doctrine. Outstanding MA theses may also be considered.

Eligible dissertations contain original research that advances the field, and need to be based on relevant primary language(s). Please note that no more than two years should have elapsed since the awarding of the PhD(/MA) degree at the time of the submission deadline.

The award consists of a prize worth 1000 € as well as a four week stay free of cost (including room and board, but excluding transportation/air travel) for research and study at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute, New Delhi.

Young researchers of the international scientific community are invited to apply by e-mail to award@kibseurope.org. Please attach the following documents:
- Motivation letter
- Short CV (including full contact information)
- Short summary of the dissertation (around 1000 words)
- Digital copy of the dissertation

Further details:
- The dissertation may be written in English, German or French
- Yearly submission deadline: March 31st of each year
- Announcement of winning dissertation: May 15th of each year

For further information:
www.kibsociety.org/index.php/item/8-kibs-news
https://www.facebook.com/KIBSociety
https://www.facebook.com/KIBSocietyEurope

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KCC Japan Education Exchange

Graduate Student Fellowship

[from H-ASIA, 10/8/13]

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award a graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of teaching effectively about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study or research in Japan, field of study or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which could include (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, or business. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may (but are not required to) affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for award year, if selected.

Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the KCC Japan Education Exchange e-mail address: kccjee@comcast.net no later than December 20, 2013. For those documents that must be mailed, please send them to:

KCC Japan Education Exchange
540 W Frontage Road
Suite 3335
Northfield, IL 60093.

Before sending the completed application form and supporting materials, an applicant should be certain that s/he meets all conditions for being a fellow. Applications that are not received by the deadline will not be eligible for consideration. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Fellowships are for one academic year, nonrenewable, and are intended to cover both academic and living expenses. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $30,000. To be eligible, you must be a United States citizen at the time of application.

Travel Grants

[from H-ASIA, 1/10/13]

KCC Japan Education Exchange is offering travel grants for research in Japan up to $2000 each. Application materials will be available at the KCC Japan Education Exchange website by the next week. The travel grant must be used for travel to, from, and within Japan. It may not be used to buy equipment, purchase books or materials, or any other direct research expenses. It may not be used for language instruction. There are no restrictions on the discipline or content of the research project. This travel grant may be combined with any other fellowships or grants.

Eligibility Criteria:
- An applicant must be a US citizen
- Enrolled in (or affiliated with) an American university
- Ph.D. candidate who has been advanced to candidacy
- Proficient in research level Japanese language

Applications include:
- The cover sheet with bio info (from KCC)
- CV
- Proposal
- One letter of recommendation from the candidates thesis advisor
- One letter ranking language proficiency

The proposal should include:
- Brief dissertation abstract (500 words)
- Statement of research agenda in Japan
- Budget showing how the travel grant will be used

Upon completion of expenditure of funds, the recipient will be required to submit a report to KCC/Japan Education Exchange explaining the outcome of his/her project.

pplications are due no later than February 15, 2013 and recipients will be notified by February 28, 2013.

For questions please contact Roberta Wollons (U Mass Boston) [or] Cindi Sturtz-Sreetharan (CSU Sacramento).

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Kennan Institute

[from H-NET, 9/20/10]

Title VIII Research Scholarships

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucuses, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,300 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant.

One round of competitive Title VIII Research Scholar selection is held per year. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2010. Application materials must be submitted by mail; materials sent by electronic mail or facsimilie will not be considered. Decisions on appointment will be made in mid-February; grantees are able to commence their appointments as early as July. If you plan to apply, please e-mail kennan@wilsoncenter.org to inform us of your intention.

Research Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by the Kennan Institute's Advisory Council at its annual meeting. Recommendations from the Advisory Council are approved by the Director and Deputy Director of the Wilson Center. The Council bases its recommendations on the following criteria:

Continuation of the Research Scholar program in 2010-11 is contingent on future funding. The Research Scholar Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State. For application forms and further information, click here or write to:

Title VIII Research Scholarship
Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
tel (202) 691-4100
fax (202) 691-4247.

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Kenyon College

[from H-NET, 10/2/12]

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship

Kenyon College announces a competition for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to increase the presence of members of underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities; women in fields that attract mostly men, or men in fields that attract mostly women; and persons who are first-generation college attendees) as faculty in the liberal arts environment. Those eligible to apply include individuals who are enrolled in a research-based Ph.D. program; who aspire to a teaching and research career; and who have not yet earned a doctoral degree at any time and in any field.

Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in the beautiful village of Gambier (50 miles NE of Columbus), enrolls approximately 1650 students and is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Kenyon prides itself on its reputation as an excellent teaching environment enriched by small classes, close contact with highly motivated and engaged students and an excellent faculty of dedicated teacher scholars.

For more specific information regarding this fellowship and for application instructions please visit: http://www.kenyon.edu/x58530.xml.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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Kone Foundation

[from Kone, 7/19/12]

Researcher Grants

Kone Foundation awards researcher grants for PhD students and post doctoral researchers. Kone Foundation grants are awarded for research in the humanities, social sciences, for environmental research and for artistic research. The grants are generally not intended to support research in the fields of education, psychology, theology, law, economics or communications research.

Kone Foundation provides funding for research in the humanities, social sciences, environmental research, and artistic research. Funding is open to research groups as well as individual researchers. Project grants are awarded for projects that involve one or more researchers and have a research leader or supervisor. Researchers with a personal researcher grant from Kone Foundation can apply for travel grants abroad. Only researchers who have completed a Master's degree are eligible for Kone Foundation academic research grants. Grants for non-fiction publications and translations of non-fiction are intended to support original work and translation in the humanities, the social sciences and the environmental research. Grants for arts and culture are open to applications from professionals in the humanities and culture, either working individually or in or in collectives of some sort. In general, Kone Foundation provides funding for people of all nationalities working in Finland, and for Finnish nationals working abroad.

Applications from within Finland and all required supporting documentation must be posted by 30 September at the latest. The date of postage marked on the envelope is sufficient evidence that the application has been posted on time. Applications posted from outside Finland must arrive at the Kone Foundation office by or before the application deadline. Envelopes should be marked "Apurahahakemus," or "Grant application."

Travel grants abroad for researchers

The Kone Foundation offers travel grants abroad for researchers with a personal researcher grant from the Kone Foundation. Travel grants are not, however, granted to researcher grant recipients working with project funding. Travel grants are intended for archive and library visits, short fieldwork trips and other travel involving information gathering as well as for research visits. Grants are also afforded for participation in conferences or seminars. Travel grants can be applied for to cover any extra costs of travel, such as tickets, accommodation expenses and possible conference fees etc. Daily allowances cannot be included for the days of travel as the monthly grant is regarded as covering normal living expenses also abroad. By offering travel grants, the Foundation wishes to encourage the international interaction of researchers.

The application period is on-going, beginning on January 1st 2012 up until at least the end of the year. Travel grants can be applied for with an electronic application form, which is also printed and posted to the Kone Foundation office. Decisions regarding travel grants are made approximately six times a year. NOTE: Next decisions regarding travel grants will be made at the end of August. Applicant's are able to fill in the electronic application form from 1 August.

Project Grants for Research

Research grants are also awarded for projects that involve one or more researchers and have a research leader or supervisor. Kone Foundation grants for research projects must also be applied for one year at a time. Kone Foundation grants are awarded for research in the humanities, social sciences, for environmental research and for artistic research. The grants are generally not intended to support research in the fields of education, psychology, theology, law, economics or communications research.

Applications from within Finland and all required supporting documentation must be posted by 30 September at the latest. The date of postage marked on the envelope is sufficient evidence that the application has been posted on time. Applications posted from outside Finland must arrive at the Kone Foundation office by or before the application deadline. Envelopes should be marked "Apurahahakemus," or "Grant application."

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Körber-Stiftung

[from H-Arthist, 10/26/12]

Deutscher Studienpreis [German Academic Prize] 2013

Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert hat als Schirmherr den Wettbewerb um den Deutschen Studienpreis 2013 eröffnet. Zeitgemäße Mobilitätskonzepte, innovative Unterrichtsmethoden, eine neue Krebstherapie – Promovierende arbeiten an vielen Themen, die für unsere Gesellschaft von Bedeutung sind. Die wichtigsten Dissertationen des Jahres zeichnet die Körber-Stiftung mit dem Deutschen Studienpreis aus. Am aktuellen Wettbewerb kann teilnehmen, wer seine Promotion im Jahr 2012 mit herausragendem Ergebnis abschließt und Forschungsergebnisse vorweisen kann, die von besonderer gesellschaftlicher Relevanz sind. Der Deutsche Studienpreis ist eine der höchstdotierten Auszeichnungen für Nachwuchswissenschaftler in Deutschland: Die Spitzenpreisträger in den Sektionen Natur- und Technikwissenschaften, Sozialwissenschaften und Geisteswissenschaften erhalten je 30.000 Euro. Einsendeschluss ist der 1. März 2013.

"Unser Land ist dringend auf den Ideenreichtum und die Innovationskraft von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern angewiesen", sagt Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert. "Dabei brauchen wir Forscherinnen und Forscher, die nicht nur fachlich Exzellentes leisten, sondern die zugleich die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung ihrer Tätigkeit im Blick haben." Der gesellschaftliche Wert einer Forschungsarbeit kann für den Wettbewerb in einem konkreten Anwendungsbezug bestehen – etwa einer neu entwickelten medizinischen Therapie oder einem innovativen Gesetzesvorschlag. Ebenso willkommen sind beim Deutschen Studienpreis Forschungsbeiträge, die Orientierungswissen bieten.

Fragen zum Wettbewerb beantworten wir Ihnen gerne unter 040 · 80 81 92 - 143. Die kompletten Teilnahmebedingungen, das Ausschreibungsmotiv zum Download und weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.studienpreis.de.

Informationen zum Thema:
Körber-Stiftung
Deutscher Studienpreis
tel +49 · 40 · 80 81 92 - 143
fax +49 · 40 · 80 81 92 - 303
e-mail <dsp@koerber-stiftung.de>

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Korea Foundation

[from AAS, 3/26/10]

Korean Studies Scholarship Program (Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Students)

This program is designed to promote Korean studies and foster young scholars in this field by providing graduate students majoring in Korean studies in North America with scholarships for their coursework and/or research while enrolled at their home institutions. It covers students only through the year that they are advanced to candidacy and only if they are in residence and not engaged in overseas research. Please refer to the Korea Foundation Fellowship program for research abroad funding possibilities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

1.M.A.- or Ph.D.-level students majoring in Korean studies at any university in North America.

2. Fields of Study: Korea-related coursework and research in the humanities and social sciences, culture and arts, and comparative research related to Korea. Natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering fields are not eligible.

SCHOLARSHIP TERMS

1. Scholarships are for one academic year only. Scholarship recipients may reapply in succeeding years for additional support, however, they will be judged competitively against that year's pool of applicants.

2. Fellowship Period

a. Ph.D. Students: Up to four (4) successive years (coursework: 3 years/ dissertation: 1 year)

b. M.A. Students: Up to two (2) successive years

3. Scholarship amounts will be determined by the review committee, but generally will be in the range of $10,000–$20,000. Awards will be provided in the form of flat stipends and are intended to cover living expenses and/or tuition costs.

4. Scholarship recipients are required to submit a report on their academic/research activities at the conclusion of their scholarship periodz.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Applicants should be expected to show sufficient ability to use Korean-language sources in their study and research. This ability should be mentioned in the applicant's cover letter, and in addition, one (of three) required letters of recommendation must be a language reference from an advisor or language instructor attesting to the student's language ability.

2. This program is intended for students majoring in Korean studies at U.S./Canadian universities. Korean nationals studying in the United States or Canada are also eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

3. Students who are receiving support from other programs administered by the Foundation, such as the Korea Foundation Fellowships for Korean Studies or Korean Language Training, are not eligible for concurrent support under this program.

The Advisory Committee for the Korean Studies Program for North America will serve as the review committee, evaluate applications and recommend selections. The selection process follows the normal practices and procedures common to standard peer reviews in the United States. The process of peer review is intended to ensure that applications are judged fairly by a panel of experts and to prevent either the actuality or the suggestion of improper interference on the part of the organizations involved in designing, administering or funding the competition.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Documentation for New Applications should comprise the following: (1) Foundation Application Form (downloadable at http://www.kf.or.kr); (2) a three-page narrative proposal outlining research interests and academic progress of the student, separately accompanied by a one-page bibliography; (3) grade transcripts of coursework (of Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral degree); and (4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from someone able to attest to the applicant's language ability. Korean nationals should submit an English ability assessment like TOEFL or GRE (within five years with comments from their academic supervisor instead of Korean language).

Documentation for renewed applications should comprise the following: (1) Foundation Application Form (downloadable at http://www.kf.or.kr); (2) Progress report outlining his/her academic activities during the previous Fellowship period and detailed study plan,including title and brief description of term papers or presentations at seminars/conferences; (3) Grade transcripts of coursework during the previous Fellowship period (if available); (4) A progress report from his/her supervisor.

The Fellowship Program Department of the Korea Foundation will collect and forward applications to the review committee members, who will rank each application separately, and then meet together to reach a consensus on which applicants to award. Applicants are notified of the outcome in May.

ll the application materials should be submitted by e-mail first and then original copies should be sent by postal mail within the deadline. All the documents except the Application should be in PDF Files attached to the e-mail. Please refer to the mailing address below:

Fellowship for Graduate Studies
Fellowship Program Department
The Korea Foundation
2558 Nambusunwhanro
Diplomatic Center 10th Floor, Seocho-gu
Seoul 137-863
Republic of Korea
tel +(82-2) 2046-8552
fax +(82-2) 3463-6075
e -mail scholar@kf.or.kr

The application deadline for 2010–2011 is January 31, 2010.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Fellowship recipients are required to submit reports on their research or coursework at the conclusion of their one-year fellowship period (form downloadable at http://www.kf.or.kr). Upon completion of their studies, all recipients must submit copies of their M.A. theses or doctoral dissertations to the Foundation, and shall keep the Foundation informed of developments in their academic and professional careers thereafter.

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Korea Society

[from Asian Studies Newsletter 48:1]

The Korea Society is offering two scholarships for Korean language study at a university in Korea. Graduate students enrolled in degree programs, recent college graduates with a clearly defined interest in Korea, and U.S. citizens who are currently residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Benefits include tuition and fees, economy class round-trip airfare between the recipient's home of record and Seoul by the most direct route, and a monthly living allowance. For more information or to download an application, please visit our website. Send completed application to:

Naomi Paik
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel (212) 759-7525 x28.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 28 March 2003.

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Korea University

[from H-ASIA, 7/20/11]

ARI Fellowship Program for Northeast Asian Studies

The ARI Fellowship Program for Northeast Asian Studies is designed to provide scholars and doctoral candidates of foreign countries with an opportunity to carry out research on topics related to Northeast Asia at the Asiati c Research Institute of Korea University.

Eligibility: Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Northeast Asia-related research and teaching activities are eligible to apply. The fellowship is not open to Korean nationals, but those with resident status in foreign countries are eligible. Priority will be given to scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of their application and doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements except the dissertation (ABDs).

Grant Period: The fellowship period is for up to six months and may begin any time between January 1st and December 31st. However, taking into account the time required for review process, applicants must plan to begin their fellowship period at least one month behind the application deadline.

Fellowship Grant:
1. Economy-class round-trip airfare (only provided to those who are based overseas prior to the fellowship period). Reimbursement of airfare will be provided after arrival.
2. Free accommodation either on or off campus.
3. Access to ARI facilities, including Korea University libraries, and a communal office to be shared with other visiting fellows.

Required Materials:
- Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research Proposal
- Evidence of current employment or affiliation (if possible)
Applicants should submit all required materials via email attachment or send original documents by post. Documents must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

Obligations: While at the ARI, fellows will be encouraged to present work-in-progress and to conduct joint research with ARI members.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2011.

Notification: After application, a conformation email will be sent to all applicants within five days. Unless you receive an e-mail, please contact ARI. Fellowship awardees will be notified individually after each application deadline.

Asiatic Research Institute
Korea University
Anam-Dong 5 Ga-1
Sungbuk-Gu
Seoul 136-701
Korea
tel +82 (0)2 3290-1604, +82 (0)2 3290-1600
fax +82 (0)2 923-4661.

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Kulturstiftung des Bundes

[from Kulturstiftung, 12/4/11]

International Museum Fellowship

The Federal Cultural Foundation [Kulturstiftung des Bundes] International Museum Fellowship programme offers museums and public collections in Germany the opportunity to hire young, top-level foreign researchers and curators to work at their organizations.

The goal of the fellowship programme is to encourage German museums to internationalize their topics, working methods and areas of emphasis and support them in applying new approaches to their established organizational structures. The programme also aims to improve intercultural competence within the museums themselves, as well as strengthen international networks between scientists, curators and museologists.

The Federal Cultural Foundation invites museums to apply for an 18-month, project-based work and research fellowship to finance the visit of a young researcher or curator from abroad. The Foundation will award a total of 20 fellowships, for which publicly accessible, state and/or municipally funded museums, collections and exhibition venues of all kinds may apply. In the case of private-law entities, applicants are eligible if they also receive public funding from a municipal, state or federal agency.

For the fellows–outstanding young researchers, curators or museologists who already have initial working experience–this programme offers them the chance to gain further professional experience at a German museum. The fellow can become acquainted with the latest scientific and methodological developments in his/her field in Germany, gain a comprehensive view of the working methods and collections at a museum, and establish contacts to colleagues and institutional partners for possible international joint ventures in the future. The fellowship holder will oversee a project under the supervision of a mentor, who works in a responsible position at the museum. Applying his or her relevant expertise, the fellowship holder is expected to independently carry out the project related to the main areas of the museum's exhibition, research and collection activities.

A planned Academy Programme will provide professional support to the fellowship holders and facilitate contact-building between institutions in Germany and abroad. In addition to workshops for all the fellowship holders and their mentors, the Academy will host colloquiums and a concluding event, at which all participants will discuss and evaluate the programme's success.

Furthermore, the Federal Cultural Foundation aims to increase the continued impact of the programme by funding up to ten follow-up projects. When the fellowship funding period concludes, the participating museum can apply for funding for a follow-up exhibition, carried out independently by the fellowship holder. The idea is to intensify the project-related collaboration between the fellow and the museum beyond the fellowship period, as well as increase the visibility of new forms of museum work in public.

The Federal Cultural Foundation is coordinating the fellowship programme with the support of the Goethe-Institut–a partner with extensive knowledge of cultural institutions in countries around the world. The Goethe-Institut, along with its regional branches, can assist German museums in an advisory function, locating suitable candidates at foreign universities, academies and museums for participation in the fellowship programme.

The Executive Board of the Federal Cultural Foundation is responsible for selecting fellowship winners and awarding possible follow-up project funding. Its decisions will be based on the recommendations of five independent experts: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Borsdorf, director of the Essen Ruhrmuseum Foundation; Dr. Andrea Buddensieg, curator at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Julia Pattis, cultural scientist and trainee at the German Kinamathek – Film and Television Museum, advisory board member in the Museum Assistance working group at the German Museums Association with focus on international exchange; Dr. Perdita von Kraft, director of the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus; Prof. Thomas Weski, professor of Curatorial Cultures at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig.

The Federal Cultural Foundation has allocated 2.58 million euros to fund the International Museum Fellowship from 2011 to 2016. Each fellowship awarded by the Federal Cultural Foundation is worth 71,300 euros. Follow-up exhibitions may receive funding of up to 50,000 euros each.

[Funding guidelines and application forms (in German) available at http://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/cms/en/programme/fellowship_internationales_museum/index.html.] The submission deadline for applications to the International Museum Fellowship programme is 30 April 2012. This programme offers only one application round. Submissions are accepted based on the date of the postmark. The application deadline for follow-up exhibition funding will be announced at the end of 2013.

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Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

[from H-ASIA, 12/11/13]

KHI-RCAC Joint Fellowships

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University (RCAC, in Istanbul) offer a joint, one-year fellowship. The successful candidate will spend the fall semester at one institution, and the spring semester at the other. She/he will carry out projects that represent advanced research on any aspect of the study of visual culture from antiquity to early 20th century.

The fellowship will be awarded, at one of two levels: one junior fellowship for advanced doctoral candidates who are writing their PhD dissertation, or one senior fellowship for candidates who have received a PhD within a decade of the year of application (PhD certificates not earlier than January 1, 2003). Candidates must be conversant in English. Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship term.

The fellowship period will be one academic year, which will be spent as one term at KHI and one term at RCAC (fall semester: September 15 to January 31; spring semester: February 01 to June 15). The successful candidates can express a preference for spending the fall semester in Florence or Istanbul. During both semesters, it must be possible for fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident.

Details relating to the RCAC can be found at http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/fellowships/terms.

Details relating to KHI: The KHI can offer for junior fellowships (PhD Students) a monthly net basic amount of minimum EUR 1.365,00 and for senior fellowships (postdoctoral fellows) a monthly net basic amount of EUR 2.100,00. KHI fellowships (including additional allowances and reimbursements) have to follow the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society (in their current version) to promote scientific cooperation with foreign countries. KHI does not offer accommodation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014
All applicants should complete the online application form at https://rcacapp.ku.edu.tr.

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League of United Latin American Citizens

[from LULAC, 3/16/14]

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)

LNESC and LULAC established the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that funds educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names. This model results in a true grassroots/corporate partnership for the empowerment of the Latino community. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education. A rigorous selection process assures the expectation that future recipients will demonstrate the same level of excellence.

Who Is Eligible? Applicants are eligible for the following 3 types of scholarship awards:

1. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)
- GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman.
- 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

2. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000)
- GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman.
- 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

3. General Awards ($250 to $1,000)
- Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individuals motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.

The 2014 LULAC National Scholarship Fund is now open; please click here for more information. Note: the list of participating LULAC councils will be available March 1st. If you have any general questions regarding the LNSF, please click here for FAQs. To access the 2014 list of participating LULAC Councils by state, please click here.

March 31: Application due to local LULAC council
June 15: Applicants notified of scholarship award by local LULAC council
July 15: First scholarship disbursement sent to local LULAC council
January 15, 2011: Second scholarship disbursement sent to local LULAC council

If you have any further questions, please send them via e- mail to scholarships@lnesc.org, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme

[courtesy of T. Wan, 10/22/14]

The Programme was established in 2008 in memory of the late Dr. Lee Jung Sen's lifelong promotion and contribution toward Chinese art. This annual exchange programme aims to provide professional development opportunities for curators and young academics in Chinese art on a worldwide basis through exchange attachments at museums outside of their habitual residence.

Selected fellows will have attachments, ranging from four to twelve months, in overseas museums. The Fellowship Fund will cover a round-trip airfare, accommodation and living expenses during the period of attachment. (The Programme does not fund course study or dissertation research.)

Applicants must hold at least a bachelor degreein relevant disciplines such as Chinese art history, archaeology, museum management, conservation and etc. Applicants are required to be proficient in languages of the destination countries. There is no restriction regarding the nationalities of applicants.

Application deadline: 23 January 2015. [Program application details, current and former fellows, and a list of participating institutions are available at http://www.jsleefellowship.org/.]

Inquiry:
J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme
1401C, Caroline Centre
28 Yun Ping Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
tel +852 2504 3988
fax +852 2895 5156
e-mail <enquiries@jsleefellowship.org>

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Leiden University

[from H-NET, 1/13/10]

Brill Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute

The Scaliger Institute and Brill publishers invite scholars and researchers to send in proposals for the 2010 Brill fellowship at the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Library.

Brill, the oldest scholarly publishing house in The Netherlands based in Leiden since 1683, is sponsoring the Scaliger Institute for the period 2006-2011. This contribution provides an opportunity for one or two fellows to come to Leiden University Library each year in order to do research in the library's rich Special Collections. The Brill fellowship is intended for a minimum period of three months. The allowance, which is intended to cover the costs of accommodation and research, is €1000 per month. Applications can be submitted by mail and post to the board of the Brill fellowship. The prospective fellow must be involved in one of the following main subject areas of Brill: Middle East & Islamic Studies; Asian Studies; Medieval & Early Modern History; Biblical & Religious Studies; Ancient Near East & Egypt and Classical Studies.

The Brill fellow is expected to contribute to the activities of the Scaliger Institute and to give a public lecture. When the occasion arises, the lecture will be published by Brill in association with the Scaliger Institute.

Applicants must submit the following information:

The closing date for applications of the Brill fellowship 2010 is 31 January 2010.

Fellowship applications will be submitted to a board consisting of Prof. dr. H. Beukers (director of the Scaliger Institute), C. Keijsper MA (Head of Special Collections, Leiden University Library), K. van Ommen MA (Coordinator Scaliger Institute) and prof. dr. A. Vanderjagt (Em.Professor in the History of Ideas, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

Kasper van Ommen MA
Coordinator Scaliger Instituut
Witte Singel 27
Postbus 9501
2300 RA Leiden
tel +31 (0)71-5272905

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Henry Lester Trust

[from
GBCC
, 8/14/10]

The Henry Lester Trust Limited, named after Henry Lester who spent most of his life in Shanghai and who died there in 1926, is able to consider applications for a grant from those who meet the following conditions:

- Citizenship of the People's Republic of China.
- Studying at a United Kingdom university or research establishment at postgraduate level or higher.
- Studying or researching in the subject areas of architecture (to include civic planning, construction management, etc), medicine, computer development, and mechanical sciences.
- Formal written support of the applicant's professor, head of department or similar senior person.
- The applicant will return to China.
- The knowledge and skill obtained will be for the benefit of the people of China generally.
- No grants are given for study or research outside the United Kingdom or for seminars or conferences.

At the current time there is no formal application form and, therefore, all applications for a grant must be made in writing to the address [below]. Applications must include the formal written support of the applicant's professor or head of department, full details of the course or area of research, a detailed CV, a calculation of the amount sought, and an indication of the intention to return to China in due course.

The current norm for a grant is £2,500 per annum and the calculation of the amount sought should set out details of both expected income (own/family contribution, scholarships and grants, fee waivers, etc.) and expenditure (fees, materials, travel, living expenses, etc). If the shortfall between the two figures is significantly greater than our current norm then an explanation of how this is to be covered, for instance by an application to another funding body, should be given.

Provided all the necessary information is given, applications are usually processed within 4 weeks and, if approved, the appropriate cheque, which will be payable to the university or research establishment, sent to the person supporting the application. A grant is given for one year only although a re-application, supported by the professor or head of department, may be made at the appropriate time. Applications will only be considered on the above basis and applicants should in no way assume that an application submitted will receive a grant.

Mr James R. Adams
c/o John Swire & Sons Ltd
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ
UK
tel +44 (0)20 7963-9436
fax +44 (0)20 7828-6542

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Leverhulme Trust

Philip Leverhulme Prizes

[from jobs.ac.uk, 3/17/10]

The Leverhulme Board are offering up to 25 Philip Leverhulme Prizes for 2010. The Prizes are intended to recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers who are at an early stage in their careers but who have already acquired an international reputation for their work. Prizes are available in five disciplines, including History of Art. A full list of all five disciplines can be found on the Leverhulme Trust website. The value of each Prize will be £70,000, to be spent within two or three years, and can be used for any purpose to advance the prize holder's research, with the following exceptions: augmentation of the prize holder's salary and institutional overheads. Awards will be made in recognition of the past research achievement of nominees and with the expectation that this achievement reflects outstanding promise for future work. Prize winners should be under age 36 on 17 May 2010 and should hold a post (irrespective of the source of funding) in a UK institution of higher education or research. Nominations are also accepted for those aged 36 to 39 inclusive if they have had a distinct career change or break. Nomination materials can be accessed online from the Trust's website.

Nominations must be submitted online by the closing date of 4.00pm on 17 May 2010. Decisions will be made by the end of November 2010, and the Prizes are to be taken up before the end of November 2011.

Research Fellowships

[from jobs.ac.uk, 9/23/09]

Approximately 90 Fellowships are available to enable experienced researchers (but not only members of academia) to undertake a programme of research (but not towards degrees or other qualifications). Fellowships have a maximum value of £45,000 and provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or a contribution to reasonable replacement costs or loss of earnings. Awards are tenable for between 3 and 24 months and must be started between 1 June 2010 and 1 May 2011. Any subject considered. Applicants must be resident in the UK, be a permanent member of the UK scholarly community, and able to demonstrate an established track record in their chosen area of research.

Applicants must provide a detailed methodology of their research proposal, a list of publications, and the names of expert referees able to comment on their qualifications and project. Eligible applicants can access application materials from the Trust's website. Closing date: 4.00pm on Tuesday 10 November 2009.

Study Abroad Fellowships

[from jobs.ac.uk, 9/23/09]

Approximately 15 Fellowships are available providing up to £22,000 for holders of a full-time post in a UK university, museum, art gallery or comparable institution, who have held such a post in the UK for at least the last 5 years. The aim is to fund a period overseas for between 3 and 12 months in a stimulating academic environment, devoted to the exchange of ideas, the development of new lines of research and collaborations, the enhancement of existing links, developing innovations in teaching, or the opportunity for "discipline-hopping excursions" into new areas of research. Take up between 1 June 2010 and 1 May 2011. Any subject considered. Fellowships provide reasonable replacement costs and/or essential incidental expenses. Applicants must provide clear reasons for their choice of host institution and country, and the host institution must confirm its willingness to host the Fellow.

Eligible applicants can access application materials from the Trust's website. Closing date: 4.00pm on Tuesday 10 November 2009.

Study Abroad Studentships

[from jobs.ac.uk, 9/23/09]

Up to 20 Studentships are available to support a period of advanced study or research (not in the UK or USA) for 12 or 24 months. The awards provide an annual maintenance allowance of £17,000, a return air fare and baggage allowance, and an allowance of £6000 for a student accompanied by a dependent partner. Assistance with research costs and overseas fees is given at the Committee's discretion.

Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years and hold an undergraduate degree from a UK institution. Undergraduates are not eligible. Candidates must be under age 30 on 1 June 2010 or, if older, must make a strong and appropriate case for special consideration. Applicants must be available for interview in London in late April 2010. Eligible applicants can access application materials from the Trust's website. Closing date: 4.00pm on Tuesday 10 November 2009.

Emeritus Fellowships

[from jobs.ac.uk, 9/23/09]

Approximately 30 Fellowships are available to enable the completion of a piece of research. Awards have a maximum value of £22,000, are tenable for between 3 and 24 months and must be started between 1 August 2010 and 1 July 2011. Applicants must have held a teaching and/or research post in a university or comparable institution in the UK at the time of retirement, must be retired before commencing the Fellowship and no longer have a normal contract of employment.

Eligible applicants can access application materials from the Trust's website. Closing date: 4.00pm on Tuesday 10 November 2009.

Research Awards Advisory Committee
The Leverhulme Trust
1 Pemberton Row
London EC4A 3BG
UK

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Library of Congress

Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Research Awards

The Library of Congress is again accepting applications for its Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Research Awards. The postdoctoral fellowships, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, were designed to support research that uses the Library's unrivaled foreign-language and area-studies collections. The Mellon Foundation grant finances three years of fellowship competitions. This will be the second year that the fellowships are offered. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 January 1998.

In addition to the requirements of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and possession of a doctoral degree, the awards are for scholars who are proposing or working on a second major research project with a focus on foreign-language materials. Fellowships may last from five to 11 months and can begin no sooner than August 1, 1998. Stipends of $3,000 per month, up to a maximum of $33,000 for 11 months, will be awarded; they may be used to extend the research period supported by other funds.

The Mellon Fellowships are administered by the Office of Scholarly Programs. They were first announced in January 1997 and five awards resulted from the first competition. In addition to work on their projects, fellows will be presenting their research and sharing their insights and experiences during occasional gatherings. Application forms and further information may be obtained from:

Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4860
tel (202) 707-3302
fax (202) 707-3595

Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. Additional information, including an application, is also available at the Library of Congress home page.

Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program

[from H-ASIA, 7/28/11]

The Asian Division Friends Society announces the Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship for 2010. This fellowship is made possible by a generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, for 43 years a Chinese Team cataloger in the Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division before she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to give individuals the opportunity to use the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) collections in the Library of Congress to pursue scholarly research projects. The Library's Asian collections are among the most significant outside of Asia and consist of over 2.8 million monograph, serial, newspaper, manuscript and microform titles in the vernacular languages of East, South and Southeast Asia. The Library's AAPI collection was officially launched in 2007. It contains primary resource materials including monographs, serials, government reports, newspapers, census data, photos, oral histories, sound recordings, film, and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

For more details regarding this fellowship and information about past awardees, please visit http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/FTM.html. The deadline for the 2012 application season is September 30, 2011.

The Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship awards total $14,000 each year for 10 years in support of grant support for research projects employing the Asian Division's Reading Room and the Library's extensive Asian collections. The grants are awarded upon demonstration of need through a competitive process. Grants are intended to subsidize the researcher's transportation fares to and from Washington, DC, overnight accommodations and photocopying fees. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support are eligible to apply.

The Library's Asian collections began in 1869 with a gift of 10 works in 933 volumes from an emperor of China to the United States. Spanning a diversity of subjects from China, Japan, Korea, the South Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Asian Pacific American community, the Library's Asian and AAPI collections have become one of the most accessible and comprehensive sources in the world. To learn about the content of LC Asian and AAPI collections, visit the Library's Asian Division's website.

Contact: Dr. Anchi Hoh, Co-Chair, Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Committee, (202) 707-5673.

Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation

[from LOC, 10/18/12]

The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon [view list of fellowships awarded 1999-]. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications.

To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an accredited graduate program in a university in the United States, Canada or Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D. Although research must be in the field of caricature and cartoon, there is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered. Since the Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. Individuals who are not U.S. residents but who otherwise meet the above academic qualifications may also apply and be considered for a fellowship, contingent upon the applicant's visa eligibility.

The applicant's research must be in the field of caricature and cartoon, but there is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered. Since the Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art.

In the interest of increasing awareness and extending documentation of Library of Congress collections, fellows are required to make use of the Library's collections, be in residence for at least two weeks during the award period and deliver a public lecture on his/her work-in-progress at that time. Each recipient must also provide a copy of their dissertation, thesis, or postgraduate publication, upon its completion, for the Swann Foundation Fund files. The Swann Foundation fellowship will support a two-week research residency at the Library of Congress where the fellow will utilize and document the Library's extensive collections.

Completed applications are due February 15, 2013, and notification will occur in Spring 2013. The fellowship will begin in September 2013.

[See http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swann-fellow.html for application procedures.]

Kluge Fellowships

[from H-NET, 6/10/13]

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting Kluge Fellowship applications. The application deadline is July 15, 2013.

The Kluge Fellowships are residential research fellowships at the Library of Congress open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the deadline. The Fellowship supports research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual projects. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Librarys large and varied collections.

Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Up to ten Kluge Fellowships will be awarded. Fellows may be in residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. The constraints of space and the desirability of accommodating the maximum number of fellows may lead to an offer of fewer months than originally requested.

Apply for the Kluge Fellowship by visiting http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html.

Through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of Congress established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the worlds best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington. For further information on the Kluge Center, visit www.loc.gov/kluge/.

Kluge Fellowships, Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860
tel (202) 707-3302
fax (202) 707-3595
e-mail <scholarly@loc.gov>

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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

[from Liebmann Fund, 11/28/10]

Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of Krikor Zohrab, a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.

Fellowships are restricted to graduate students who are United States citizens attending an accredited and designated institution of higher education within the United States. The program of study need not be limited to Armenian studies, and candidates can be of any national descent. Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies. In the case of undergraduate liberal arts colleges, students in their senior year are eligible to apply for a fellowship to fund their future graduate work. Please contact your school's financial aid or fellowship office for more information and to obtain an application.

Independent research and study grants are restricted to scholars who are based in and conducting research in the United States. PLEASE NOTE: Independent research and study grants are offered only on rare occasion.

Fellowship candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need and be attending a designated college or university.

Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and provide an annual $18,000 stipend for living expenses.

Fellowship applications are distributed to designated universities in October, applications are due in January and decisions are made in April/May.

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Likhachev Foundation

[from H-Arthist, 12/10/12]

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 13 till May 26, 2013 for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare (economy class) and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

By February 1, 2013 the Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the USA and Europe who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible. Working languages of the program are English and Russian.

Creative project could be a museum exhibition project, a theater performance, a film, photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. Creative project should be conceived in the USA or Europe for a broad American or European audience. Residence in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant's cultural project.

The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects' specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. These programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Ten two-week fellowships will be organized from May 13 till May 26, 2013 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Deadline for submitted applications is February 1, 2013.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by March 1, 2013.

Application should include:

Please e-mail your application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru and elenavitenberg@gmail.com with subject line "application for the fellowship."

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Henry Luce Foundation

For information on the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East Asian Archaeology and Early History, see under ACLS above.

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McMaster University

[courtesy of James E. Benn, 8/30/06]

BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship
for a year of Buddhist Studies at a Japanese University

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist Studies who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to spend one year in a Japanese University , studying and/or carrying out doctoral research.

Value: $40,000 (Canadian)

Eligibility and Terms

The applicant must be a registered full-time graduate student in a Canadian university OR a Canadian citizen studying as a full-time graduate student in a university outside of Canada . Visa students in degree programmes in Canadian universities may apply.

Preference will be given to advanced graduate students preparing to carry out doctoral dissertation research, but others at an early stage in their study will also be considered.

Some familiarity with Japanese language is expected but fluency is not required.

The results of the award will be announced by January 15, 2007. The term of the successful candidate's stay in Japan will be one year, which may begin at any time between April l, 2007 and March 2008.

The award will be paid in two installments. This amount should cover one round trip ticket to Japan and a large part of the expenses directly related to tudy in Japan .

1. A completed application form and three letters of reference are to be submitted to:

Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton , Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada .

2. Transcripts from all university level courses are to be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies , McMaster University .

3. Three letters of reference. These confidential letters must accompany the application in separate sealed signed envelopes.

i) One letter must be from the applicant's supervisor.

ii) Another letter must be from a Japanese scholar based at the Japanese institution where the applicant proposes to study.

iii) Applicants from the University of British Columbia , University of Calgary , McMaster University , University of Toronto and McGill University must have a letter from the member of the Selection Committee representing his or her institution. Names of the members of the current Selection Committee ay be obtained from the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University . Applicants requiring assistance in contacting scholars at Japanese institutions may write to a member of the Selection Committee for advice.

Applications may be obtained from

Department of Religious Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton , Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada

or from the website http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/relstud/.

Application deadline: November 1, 2006.

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Marquette University

[from Marquette, 3/26/10]

Marquette University is pleased to offer a fellowship program named in honor of Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, internationally-recognized champion for educational opportunity. A Marquette alumnus (Ph.D., Education, 1981), Dr. Mitchem founded Marquette's Educational Opportunity Program and served as its Director from 1969-1986. Since 1986 he has served as the President of the Council for Opportunity in Education in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship honors Dr. Mitchem's contributions and convictions by offering another avenue by which to advance his goal of moving a highly-educated, articulate, and compassionate cadre of women and men of color into our citizenry to bring about authentic democratic change.

The primary aim of the Arnold L Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program is to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting doctoral candidates as they complete the final academic requirement, the dissertation.

Mitchem Fellowships provide one year of support for students with advanced candidacy in their doctoral programs in other U.S. universities. Fellows are to be in residence at Marquette University for the academic year (23 August-22 May) during which they teach one (1) course in their area of specialization, interact with faculty and undergraduate students, and devote their primary energies to the completion and defense of their dissertations. During their residence, Mitchem Fellows will participate in a formal mentoring program, each Fellow collaborating with a senior faculty mentor in his or her discipline, who is appointed by the Dean.

Marquette University Mitchem Fellows will receive a $35,000 stipend, fringe benefits, plus research and travel monies for the 2010-2011 academic year. The University will further provide library privileges, office space, access to computer and clerical support equivalent to that enjoyed by regular faculty members in the department with which a Fellow is affiliated.

Persons are eligible to apply who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time or in any field, are U. S. citizens or nationals, have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. and are at the writing stage of their dissertation work, and belong to a racial-cultural group historically underrepresented in the U.S. professoriate: African American, Native American, and Hispanic American candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2010-2011 Fellowships are invited for the following academic areas: Education, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Computer Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social and Cultural Sciences, Theology, and Religious Studies.

All applications for this position must be initiated through Marquette University's electronic recruiting system found at http://www.marquette.edu/hr/careers.shtml. In addition to attaching a CV and letter of interest to the application please complete the application packet and send it via USPS to:

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Interim Dean
Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

The application packet should include:
1. a completed application form
2. graduate transcripts
3. dissertation prospectus limited to 10 pages
4. a description of teaching interests
5. a list of dissertation advisor and committee members
6. a progress toward degree form

Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's dissertation advisor, should be sent directly to the Dean. For application materials please visit http://www.marquette.edu/as/graduate_mitchem.shtml. The application deadline is 11 January 2010.

An interdisciplinary faculty selection committee will review all applications and submit nominations to the Deans of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, who appoint Mitchem Fellows. Finalists will be invited to campus for interviews. Fellowship recipients will be notified in April 2010. For further information, please write to "Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program" at the abovementioned address, call (414) 288-7472, or e-mail mitchem.fellowship@marquette.edu.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

[from AKPIA, 2/17/13]

2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Islamic Architecture
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT (AKPIA@MIT) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2013-2014. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with a Ph.D. in any field related to architecture — including architectural, art, landscape, and urban history; design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology — who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, submit a substantial report on their research at the end of their fellowship to be electronically published by AKPIA@MIT, and participate in the program's scholarly and academic activities during their stay at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed the amount of $3,272 (before taxes) per month and one round-trip economy ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence. Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health insurance will be administered individually and according to MIT's institute wide policies. AKPIA will provide library cards, email accounts at MIT, and a workplace in the AKPIA@MIT office that is shared with other fellows.

Deadline for application is March 10, 2013 and results will be announced by April 25, 2013. The first required step to begin the application process is the completion and submission of the electronic application form (all fields are required). The accompanying documentation package can be e-mailed, preferably as a single PDF, to akpiafellowapp@mit.edu; this package must include a C.V., a research proposal, a substantial writing sample or a portfolio, and two letters of recommendation. Please follow the detailed instructions in http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/fellowshipapp.htm. The letters of recommendation can arrive separately either by mail or electronically. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to supplement the fellowship award. Scholars with their own financial resources or who are on sabbatical and wish to apply to AKPIA fellowships are also welcome. AKPIA reserves the right to prorate its fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.

If unavailable electronically, additional printed materials can be mailed to:

2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, Room 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139.

For further information please send e-mail to akpiafellowapp@MIT.EDU, or call (617) 253-1400, or visit the web at http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/.

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The Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies

[from Met Center and courtesy of Met Center, 10/30/13]

SPECIAL NOTICE: Please be advised that the Metropolitan Center is extending for an additional year its partial moratorium of Library, Individual, and Institutional grant programs. During the suspension, we ask that you not submit any grant applications in these categories. The Metropolitan Center's Doctoral Grant program will continue to make awards while the other grant categories are suspended. Applications for the 2014-2015 Doctoral Grant program ONLY will be accepted by the December 31, 2013 deadline.

Founded under the auspices of the Harry G. C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust, the Center provides grants for Japanese and non-Japanese scholars of the arts of East Asia at advanced levels of achievement. Grants to non-Japanese scholars cover the categories listed below, with examples of typical projects.

Purchase of Library Materials

Institutional Projects
- Meetings and symposia
- Production costs of scholarly publications
- Aid for exhibitions

Advanced Research and Publications by Individual Scholars
- Travel Costs
- Acquisitions of photographs and other materials

Research (Doctoral)
- For overseas travelof graduate students. Students must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by March first prior to the grant period.

Center grants are ordinarily intended as seed money for new projects or as supplements to other income. As the Center rarely provides full support of large-scale individual or institutional activities, applicants are urged to seek funding from other agencies as well. Grants to doctoral candidates ordinarily supplement other sources to a maximum (from all sources) of $22,000 for a single student, $27,000 for a couple.

Applications must be completed and postmarked by December 31.
Letters are mailed out announcing grant awards by April 1.
May 1 is the earliest date grant funds available.

Applications, including the original and four copies, must be postmarked and mailed to the Kyoto center on or before December 31. Applications must be sent by regular postal delivery only. Do not submit by express mail.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art History Fellowships

[from MMA, 10/30/14]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers fellowships in art history for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Predoctoral art history fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, can be asked to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement their approved scholarly subject. Not all departments request this assistance. Senior fellows are generally expected to spend all of their time on their approved fellowship projects. However, if a senior fellow would like to contribute a portion of his or her time to the department it is usually welcomed.

All fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, must be in residence at the Metropolitan Museum during the fellowship period. All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. Fellowships generally begin in September. The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds available; the stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for senior fellows and $32,000 for predoctoral fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks). Senior fellowships are intended for those who hold a PhD on the date of application and for well-established scholars.

We accept online applications only. The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2015–2016 year is November 7, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships

Awarded to promising young scholars whose research projects relate to the Museum's collection, as well to distinguished visiting scholars from the United States and abroad who can serve as teachers and advisers and make their expertise available to catalog and refine the collection. These fellowships are usually awarded for a maximum of one year, most of which should be spent at the Metropolitan Museum. Applicants should have received their doctorate or have completed substantial work toward it. Short-term fellowships for senior scholars are also available.

Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowships

Awarded for study, work, or research to students of the fine arts whose fields are related to the Museum's collection, with preference given to students in the decorative arts who are under forty years of age.

Theodore Rousseau Fellowships

Intended to develop the skills of connoisseurship by supporting firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections, rather than by supporting library research. The fellowships are awarded for the training of students whose goal is to enter museums as curators of painting. Applicants should have been enrolled for at least one year in an advanced degree program in the field of art history. Short-term fellowships of at least three months will be considered along with twelve-month requests.

J. Clawson Mills Scholarship

Awarded for one year's study or research at the Museum or abroad in any branch of the fine arts relating to the Metropolitan Museum's collection. J. Clawson Mills Scholarships are generally reserved for mature scholars of demonstrated ability.

Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships

[from MMA, 10/30/14]

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Conservation Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made it possible for The Metropolitan Museum of Art to award a limited number of annual conservation fellowships for training in one or more of the following Museum departments: Arms and Armor, Asian Art Conservation, The Costume Institute, Musical Instruments, Objects Conservation (including sculpture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, furniture, and archaeological objects), Paintings Conservation, Paper Conservation, Scientific Research, or Textile Conservation. Fellowships are not granted every year in each department. Each Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship is typically one year in duration. Shorter-term fellowships for senior scholars are also available. Whenever possible, applicants to this program should have reached an advanced level of experience or training.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation enables the Museum to provide annual conservation fellowships to qualified candidates from the United States and abroad who have already reached an advanced level of training or experience. The Sherman Fairchild Fellowship makes possible study and training in the following Museum conservation departments: Arms and Armor, Asian Art Conservation, The Costume Institute, Musical Instruments, Objects Conservation (including sculpture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, furniture, and archaeological objects), Paintings Conservation, Paper Conservation, Scientific Research, or Textile Conservation. The term for the fellowship award is typically one year, but shorter-term fellowships are also available for senior scholars.

Polaire Weissman Fund Fellowship

Available to qualified graduate students interested in pursuing an academic or museum career in the history or conservation of dress. The focus of the fellowship must be on either the art historical or conservation aspects of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Applicants should have been enrolled for at least one year in an advanced degree program in the field of art, architecture, cultural studies, design, or costume history.

Deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation: December 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Curatorial Research Fellowship

[from MMA, 10/30/14]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces two new positions funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Curatorial Research Fellows will provide scholarly support for the curatorial program through focused art historical research and cataloguing of the Museum's permanent collection.

These fellows will work with a curatorial mentor to learn best practices in cataloguing, with the goal of presenting full catalogue information for the records of their host department. This will involve research on issues of authentication, dating, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The fellow will also transfer all paper-based records for the selected group of objects to The Museum System (TMS) collections-management database for integration on the website. Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to the creation of online tools for communicating their collections research. They will also work with conservators, scientists, educators, Digital Media staff, and other professionals during their tenure.

Department of Asian Art: Contribute to the cataloguing of the extensive collection of Chinese ceramics. The fellow will be responsible for integrating new scholarship regarding working techniques, body types, and glaze compositions into existing records. Applicants should have knowledge of Chinese ceramics, particularly porcelains produced from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

The position is for individuals who hold a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in art history or archaeology and conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship (between September 1, 2010, and September 1, 2015).

Each Curatorial Research Fellow is a temporary full-time exempt employee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This position begins in September 2015. The position is for one year and is renewable for a second year. Annual salary is $51,500, plus fringe benefits and a $6,000 research travel allowance.

Deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation: October 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Paid Internships for College and Graduate Students at the Main Building

[from MMA, 10/30/14]

The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects. All paid interns also participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and receive training to teach in the Museum's galleries. Individuals selected for paid internships have the opportunity to meet and network with one another through MuSe and other intern events.

The Museum offers four internship tracks within the internship program:
- The Summer Mentoring Program for College Juniors
- Summer Internship for College Students
- Summer Internship for Graduate Students
- Long-term Internships for College and Graduate Students.
Please select the track that best matches your qualifications and interests. The Summer Mentoring Program for College Juniors requires a separate application.

The application deadline for all paid internships for college and graduate students at the Main Building is January 8, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. (EST). We will not accept applications after the deadline.

International Applicants: Internships at the Metropolitan Museum are open to international applicants. Interns are responsible for ensuring that they have valid legal status under applicable U.S. visa regulations while participating in the Museum's program. Although the Museum will act as your host institution, the Museum does not sponsor visas for interns. If you require a visa, you may be eligible to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 visa program), by going through an outside agency that has been authorized by the State Department to sponsor a J-1 trainee visa. These sponsors are responsible for supporting and monitoring foreign nationals during their exchange programs in the United States. We recommend that you consult with the U.S. embassy in your home country to determine which visa will allow you to participate in this internship. Please be aware that obtaining a visa is usually a lengthy process and can cost upwards of US$1,500; it must be completed well in advance of the internship start date.

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Middlebury Language Schools

[from H-NET, 12/6/13]

Full scholarships are available for intensive language study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools. The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace will cover the full cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)from the beginner to graduate levelin any of the ten languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. The postmark deadline is January 14, 2014. See http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd for application details.

The Middlebury Language Schools have operated for nearly 100 years. Visit www.middlebury.edu/ls for more information on all ten Language Schools, the Language Pledge, activities, and the online application. Middlebury's Arabic and Italian programs take place exclusively at our West Coast Site at Mills College in Oakland, California. Spanish is also available at Mills. All other programs take place at the Middlebury College campus in Vermont.

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Ministry of Culture, PRC

[from MCLC, 4/29/14]

Visiting Program for Young Sinologists 2014

I. About the Program
Cultural exchange has long been a direct bridge to enhance the mutual knowledge and understanding between different nations, and a driving force for human progress in history. In today's China, profound changes are happening every day in all areas including culture, society and economy, which are closely related to the history, heritage and traditions of this nation, providing diversified resources, approaches and perspectives for the study of China and Chinese culture as an academic or professional pursuit. The Visiting Program of Young Sinologists, initiated by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, offers opportunities for young scholars, translators and promoters of Chinese studies around the world to visit China and forge research partnership with prominent Chinese academic, cultural and educational institutions, organizations, enterprises, scholars and artists. It aims to provide them with first-hand and in-depth experiences, enabling environment and substantial support to further deepen and enrich their studies about China and Chinese culture for both short and long terms.

II. Program Organizers
Host: Ministry of Culture, P. R. China, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Partners: Chinese National Academy of Arts, The Palace Museum, National Museum of China, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Communication University of China, University of International Relations, China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, China Writers Association, Translators Association of China, China International Publishing Group, China Cultural Media Group Limited, China Arts and Entertainment Group, China Film Group Corporation, etc.

III. Program Description
We look for 50-60 participants for two terms of the Program, the first from July 1 to 23, and the second from September 2 to 24, 2014 respectively at different venues, each term lasting for 21 days (weekends included) with no more than 30 participants, who will attend both group activities and individual seminars.Research topics:

  1. Contemporary China and the World, including the concept of "Chinese Dream," contemporary policies of China, cultural development, social management and social development modes, and studies on China's soft power. and its impact.
  2. Chinese humanities and social studies, including translation and promotion of Chinese books, literature, history and philosophy studies, art theories and practices, and history and contemporary development of China's external intellectual exchange.
  3. Inheritance and development of Chinese culture, including history of Chinese culture and philosophies, preservation, inheritance and development of cultural heritages, comparative studies about different cultures and their relationship, and cultural communications in the new era.

Program Features:

  1. Group activities, including the opening ceremony of the Program (half a day), workshops featuring renowned experts and scholars (2 days and a half), and a group tour (1 day)
  2. Seminars. According to their individual interest and research plans, the participants will join different partner organizations/institutes/companies for in-depth researches and studies in the following 14 days (including weekends).
  3. Review and experience sharing session. At the end of each term, we will organize a session for experience sharing and program review, including field tours with a hands-on approach to experience China and its development.

IV. Eligibility
Applicants must be between 30 to 45 years old. Specifically, they should be accomplished young scholars of Chinese studies who have published essays, books or translations on Sinology and Chinese studies; and talented young scholars who are interested in and dedicated to the promotion and translation of Chinese culture worldwide. The candidates will be recommended by Cultural Sections and Groups of the Chinese Embassies and Consulates abroad, together with overseas China Cultural Centers. The Ministry of Culture of China will determine the final participants through reviews by an expert panel. Download applications here:
http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/images/form1.docx
http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/images/form2.docx.

Application Contacts:
Ms. Lv Jia and Ms. Zhang Fanghua
Center of International Cultural Exchange
P.R. China
tel +86-10-59881856
fax +86-10-5988-1850, +86-10-5988-1890
e-mail <ysrp2014@culturalink.gov.cn>

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Henry Moore Institute

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

[from H-Arthist, 6/26/14]

The Henry Moore Foundation's Grants Programme supports a small number of two-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in the field of sculpture studies. Managed by the Henry Moore Institute, the Fellowships assist scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies to prepare a substantial publication or similar research output. The Foundation awards a grant of up to £21,000 per annum towards the fellowship.

Applicants must have an affiliation with a British university department, who will act as the host to the Fellow from January 2015. Fellows will be expected to present the development of their work quarterly to the Henry Moore Institute. Fellowships run for two years; however if the Fellow does not fulfil his/her obligations to the University in the first year, the second year's funding could, at The Foundation's discretion, be revoked.

Applications marked 'Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Grants' should be sent by 20 October 2014 to:

Kirstie Gregory
Research Programme Assistant
Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AH.

Applications should consist of:
- Curriculum vitae
- References from applicant's doctoral supervisor and one other academic referee, preferably an examiner
- Discursive outline of publication / other research output plans, with expected timetable
- Description from the host university of the resources, financial and other, to be made available to the candidate
- Details from the host university of arrangements for teaching, if any, which the candidate may be expected to undertake.

The host department must be asked to provide the following information, to be included with the candidate's application:
- The department must confirm that the candidate will be accepted as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow if the award is made, indicating a named academic contact.
- The Foundation welcomes evidence that the department would be a particularly conducive place for the Fellow to pursue the research project, for example details concerning the supervisor, research interests within the department, libraries, archives, and so on.
- The Fellowships are worth up to £21,000 per year, to be paid as a Grant direct to the Fellow. In the normal course of events the Foundation will expect the host department to make a part-contribution.
- Departments should make clear to the Foundation the contribution they intend to make.
- The department should describe what resources would be made available to the candidate in order to support their research (for example computer facilities, travel grants, conference support etc.).
- The department should indicate how much (if any) teaching will be expected of the Fellow, the nature of the teaching, and whether the Fellow will be paid for the teaching.

Dissertation and Essay Prizes

[from AAH, 8/1/11]

The Henry Moore Institute Dissertation and Essay Prizes are open to BA and MA students of all disciplines.

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

As part of the Institute's annual research programme, in 2011 two student prizes will be awarded for extended pieces of writing on any aspect of contemporary, modern or historic sculpture. The Henry Moore Institute Dissertation and Essay Prizes are open to BA and MA students of all disciplines.

Henry Moore Institute Dissertation Prize
MA Dissertation Prize: £250
BA Dissertation Prize: £150

Henry Moore Institute Collections Essay
MA Essay Prize: £250
BA Essay Prize: £150

The Henry Moore Institute manages the sculpture collection and archive of Leeds Museums and Galleries. This partnership has built one of the strongest public collections of sculpture in Britain. The Institute encourages researchers from across the country to explore our collections during the course of their graduate and post-graduate studies. The Henry Moore Institute Collections Essay specifically invites submissions of original essays that attend to works or archive material from the Leeds Museums and Galleries collections.

Over the last decade we have used the core of the collection, which is twentieth-century British (though we hold sculpture and archive material from the eighteenth and particularly nineteenth centuries), as a platform on which to build up a broader-based collection, representative of the practice of sculpture in Britain over the last century looking to work by neglected practitioners, as well as those more widely known. Amongst the many artists represented in the collection are: Keith Arnatt, Claire Barclay, Phyllida Barlow, Helen Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Tacita Dean, Jacob Epstein, John Flaxman, Gilbert & George, Eric Gill, Brian Griffiths, Barbara Hepworth, Phillip King, Langlands & Bell, Bruce McLean, Henry Moore, David Nash, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Eva Rothschild, and Bill Woodrow.

Collections essays should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words.
Both should be the result of original research. A coursework essay can be submitted.

Essays should be submitted by e-mail to Kirstie Gregorywith a cover letter indicating the applicant's academic institution and course of study and which prize is being applied for. Deadline: 30 September 2011.

Contact:
Kirstie Gregory
Research Programme Assistant
Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
tel +44 (0)113 246 7467

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musée du quai Branly

[from musée du quai Branly, 8/5/11]

Bourses des Collections

Le musée du quai Branly propose un programme de bourses d'étude pour la documentation de ses collections. Ces bourses visent à financer des enquêtes de terrain et /ou des travaux de documentation sur les collections de l'établissement, dédiées aux arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques.

Trois bourses sont offertes pour l'année 2011-2012. L'une d'entre elles, la bourse du Cercle Lévi-Strauss, est financée par le Cercle Lévi-Strauss de la Société des Amis; les deux autres sont proposées respectivement par le département de l'enseignement et de la recherche et par le département du patrimoine et des collections. Le montant maximal de chacune de ces bourses est de 6000 euros. Ce montant est destiné à couvrir, d'une part, les frais associés à l'enquête de terrain et/ou au travail d'archives nécessaires à la documentation des collections du musée du quai Branly et, d'autre part, le travail d'analyse et de rédaction nécessaire à la présentation et la mise en valeur des informations ainsi rassemblées. La recherche peut concerner une œuvre, une série d'objets ou d'images (estampes, photographies, etc.), une collection, des fonds d'archives (y compris sonores ou audiovisuelles) ou des ouvrages anciens. Ces bourses d'étude pour la documentation des collections sont attribuées sur appel international à candidatures. Les dossiers de candidature seront examinés par un comité scientifique composé de chercheurs et de conservateurs. Elles sont ouvertes aux chercheurs non statutaires et aux étudiants, à partir du niveau M2. Peuvent se porter candidates les personnes justifiant d'une compétence reconnue dans le traitement et l'analyse de collections extra-européennes ou possédant une expérience significative dans les domaines de l'histoire de l'art, de l'ethnographie ou de l'archéologie. Les lauréats seront associés au musée le temps de leurs recherches. Ils bénéficieront des ressources de la médiathèque et/ou de la muséothèque pour la consultation des objets ainsi que du soutien du département du patrimoine et des collections et de celui de la recherche et de l'enseignement. Les attendus sont les suivants : En concertation avec les responsables de collection concernés, chaque lauréat devra contribuer à l'enrichissement des bases documentaires du musée sur le corpus étudié. Au terme de sa bourse, et dans un délai de trois mois, le lauréat devra remettre une note de recherche présentant les résultats de son travail pour une publication en ligne (en français ou en anglais) sur le site du musée.

Le dossier de candidature devra comporter les pièces suivantes:

Le dossier de candidature et la lettre de recommandation devront obligatoirement faire l'objet d'un double envoi (1), avant le 15 septembre 2011:

Etablissement public du musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche et de l'enseignement
222 rue de l'Université
75343 Paris cedex 07
France

L'envoi par courrier postal est exigé parallèlement à l'envoi électronique pour des raisons d'ordre juridique et archivistique.

Le nom du lauréat sera communiqué sur le site web du musée lors de la première quinzaine du mois de Décembre.

Prix de thèse

Le département de la recherche et de l'enseignement du musée du quai Branly souhaite encourager et soutenir les travaux de recherche dans les domaines des arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, des patrimoines matériels et immatériels, des institutions muséales et de leurs collections, de la technologie et culture matérielle. Les disciplines concernées sont l'anthropologie, l'ethnomusicologie, l'histoire de l'art, l'histoire, l'archéologie, le droit du patrimoine, les arts du spectacle et la sociologie. A cette fin, deux prix de thèse pour aide à la publication d'un montant total de 8 000 euros sont attribués chaque année à deux thèses de doctorat qui se distinguent par leur intérêt scientifique et leur originalité. La répartition de la somme entre les deux prix sera décidée par le comité d'évaluation scientifique. Seront prises en compte les thèses rédigées en français ou en anglais soutenues depuis le 1er octobre 2009 (une seule candidature est possible). Cette thèse doit traiter d'un sujet lié aux champs de recherches privilégiés par le musée. La sélection sera effectuée par le Comité d'évaluation scientifique du musée du quai Branly.

Les propositions de candidatures doivent obligatoirement être présentées par le directeur de thèse ou par une personnalité scientifique reconnue. Pièces à fournir pour la constitution du dossier de candidature:

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures: 3 juin 2011, le cachet de la poste faisant foi. Le dossier est à adresser a:

musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche
222, rue de l'Université
75 343 Paris Cedex 07 France.

Il peut également être déposé à l'accueil du musée aux heures d'ouverture (222, rue de l'Université, Paris 7e).

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National Archives of Australia

[from H-ASIA, 12/16/04]

The National Archives of Australia is seeking expressions of interest for its 2005 Frederick Watson Fellowship and its Margaret George Award, both of which are offered annually to individuals interested in conducting scholarly research using the National Archives collection.

Successful applicants for the Frederick Watson Fellowship will have formal credentials with a postgraduate degree, or an established record of publication. They will also be very well established in their chosen profession. Applicants may be academics, post-doctoral scholars, or independent researchers with a history of publication. They could also be ex-politicians, or senior public servants with academic credentials or a record of publication.

Scholars who are still establishing a profile in their chosen career should consider applying for the Margaret George Award. Successful applicants for the Margaret George Award will have academic credentials and will have completed a postgraduate degree as a minimum. Applicants could be emergent historians, academics, independent researchers or journalists with a talent for research. It is desirable that applicants have an established record of achievement in their chosen field and the potential to excel further.

Both the Fellowship and the Award can be granted to international applicants provided their research focus is the National Archives of Australia collection.

Applications close on 24 June 2005.

For more information please contact:

Derina McLaughlin
Director, Accessibility Development
National Archives of Australia
tel +(02) 6212 3986 or +61 2 6212 3986
fax +(02) 6212 3699 or +61 2 6212 3699
e-mail derina.mclaughlin@naa.gov.au.

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National Central Library, Taiwan

[from CCS, 4/10/11]

Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant for Foreign Scholar in Chinese Studies

1. The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program.

2. This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies.

3. Assistance provided by the CCS includes subsidies of research expenses, research materials service, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc.

4. Research tenure is three months to one year.

5. Applications should be submitted to the CCS by May 31 of each year before the year in which grants are intended to be used; notification of the CCS's decision will be given by the end of August of the same year after a careful review. Applications should include the following documents:
1) Application form
2) Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
3) Research plan
4) Letter(s) of recommendation

6. Grantees are entitled to travel subsidies and research subsidies. Eligibility for travel subsidies is restricted to foreign scholars who currently reside abroad; those already in Taiwan are not eligible.

7. Subsidies available under the Research Grant Program are as follows:
1) Travel subsidies: One direct round trip economy class air ticket from the domicile of the grantee to Taipei will be provided by the CCS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon the grantee's arrival in Taiwan on the basis of the ticket stub and receipt.
2) Research subsidies: To be paid at the beginning of each month and divided into four levels: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and doctoral candidate. Researchers at academic/research institutes will also receive grants according to the above scale. The actual amount of research subsidies is determined by the CCS and any adjustments to those amounts will be decided upon by the CCS Advisory Committee.

8. Grantees must sign a contract with the CCS and observe the following regulations:
1) No outside employment will be allowed without the prior approval of the CCS. Concurrent acceptance of a grant from any other organization in the R.O.C. is not permitted.
2) Participation in all scholarly research activities arranged by the CCS is required.
3) All regulations must be observed when using CCS and National Central Library facilities.
4) A research report or paper must be submitted to the CCS by the end of a grantee's research tenure.

9. Grantees who fail to observe Article 8 will have their research subsidies terminated by the CCS.

10. Scholars who receive a grant under the Program must wait a minimum of three years after completion of their research projects before applying again.

11. Any additions to the above provisions will be handled by the CCS as authorized by the CCS Advisory Committee.

12. These provisions have been approved by the Ministry of Education. Any revisions hereto must be approved by the CCS Advisory Committee and reported to the Ministry before going into effect.

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National Coalition of Independent Scholars

[from NCIS, 1/16/11]

Prize for Best Scholarly Article

The Eisenstein-DeLacy Award is awarded annually for the Best Scholarly Article by an NCIS member. Applicants should send an electronic copy of the article to be considered to Christopher Robinson, Chair of the Awards Committee. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2011. Winners will be notified by September 15, 2011.

Conference Travel Grants

Three Conference Travel Grants of $200 each are available. These grants were established to encourage NCIS members to participate in the annual national meetings of their disciplinary societies (MLA, AHA, etc.). NCIS members who have had papers accepted for presentation at conferences in 2011 are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a c.v., a copy of the abstract or paper that was accepted, and the official notification of acceptance from the conference's program chair/coordinator. Applicants may apply for conferences they have already attended in 2011 or for upcoming conferences that will take place in 2011. The deadline for submissions is rolling. Send all application materials to Christopher Robinson, Chair of the Awards Committee.

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National Committee for the History of Art

[from CAA, 5/27/11]

The National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA) invites nominations of PhD candidates at American universities to receive partial funding to attend the International Congress of the History of Art (CIHA), July 15-20, 2012, in Nuremberg, Germany. NCHA will provide $1,500 for up to 25 students with the proviso that the nominee's department—either with its own funds or those secured elsewhere in the university—match the award.

Nominations should be a single paragraph from the department chair or director of graduate studies and a brief, one-page statement from the nominee explaining how CIHA will impact their dissertation research and writing. Students selected for awards will not be expected to present papers but should attend panels, participate in one NCHA reception, and engage other art-history graduate students from around the world. Visit www.ciha2012.de/en/home.html for more on CIHA and write to Frederick Asher about the fellowships.

Deadline: 15 September 2011.

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National Endowment for the Humanities

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship

See entry under "American Council of Learned Societies" above.

[from NEH, 11/1/14]

Collaborative Research Grants

Receipt Deadline: December 9, 2014 for Projects Beginning October 2015

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include:

Questions? Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at (202) 606-8200 and editions@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at (866) 372-2930.

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: August 13, 2015 for Projects Beginning January 2017

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program offers fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships. A list of currently funded institutions is available.

In evaluating applications consideration is given to the library holdings, archives, special collections, and other resources—either on site or nearby—that institutions make available to fellows.

FPIRI grants provide funding to programs for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months. The fellowships are held at the U.S. grantee institutions or—in the case of overseas research centers and organizations—abroad. Fellowship tenure must be fulltime and continuous. FPIRI-funded fellows must be selected by an external committee.

FPIRI grants support fellowship stipends at a rate of $4,200 per month and a portion of the costs of selecting the fellows, up to $7,000. Indirect costs are not allowed in this program.

Fellowships

Receipt Deadline: April 30, 2015 for Projects Beginning January 2016

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Summer Seminars and Institutes

Receipt Deadline February 24, 2015

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes:

An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system. The host site must be suitable for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers.

Prospective applicants to direct a Summer Seminar or Institute in the summer of 2016 (application deadline, February 24, 2015) are now encouraged to submit to program staff an optional preliminary sketch of their proposals (deadline, December 15, 2014). You can find the form for the preliminary sketch (in MS Word) under "Program Resources" in the sidebar on the right. NEH staff will also continue to provide feedback on partial or full application drafts (deadline, January 24, 2015). Both opportunities for receiving feedback are optional. Please note also that projects outside the U.S. and its territories are no longer supported. The revised application guidelines will be posted by December 1.

Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

[from NEH, 11/1/14]

Receipt Deadline: December 9, 2014 for Projects Beginning October 2015

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.

Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.

Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Translation projects should also explain the approach adopted for the particular work to be translated. Editions and translations produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition. This usually means introductions and annotations that provide essential information about the form, transmission, and historical and intellectual context of the texts and documents involved.

Proposals for editions of foreign language materials in the original language are eligible for funding, as well as proposals for editions of translated materials.

Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Questions? Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at (202) 606-8200 and editions@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at (866) 372-2930.

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National Gallery of Art

[from CAA Careers, December 2001]

Internships in the Museum Profession 2002-2003

Candidates from all backgrounds who have strong interest in museum work and have completed at least an undergraduate degree by September 2002 are encouraged to apply. The term is 17 September 2002 to 23 May 2003, and the salary is $20,000. More information and application instructions are available at http://www.nga.gov/education/interned.htm, or call (202) 842-6258. Application deadline: 1 February 2002.

Graduate Curatorial Internships 2002-2003

Candidates from all backgrounds who are Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply. The term is 17 September 2002 to 23 May 2003, and the salary is $24,000. More information and application instructions are available at http://www.nga.gov/education/interned.htm, or call (202) 842-6258. Application deadline: 1 February 2002.

Summer Internships 2002

Candidates from all backgrounds who have strong interest in museum work and have completed at least an undergraduate degree by June 2002 are encouraged to apply. One internship will be reserved for a candidate with a disability under the Careers in the Arts Internships Grant. The term is from 10 June to 9 August 2002, and interns will work full-time in an assigned Gallery department. The salary is equivalent to the GS-5 level in federal service, approximately $4200 for the nine-week term. More information and application instructions are available at http://www.nga.gov/education/interned.htm, or call (202) 842-6258. Application deadline: 1 February 2002.

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National Library of Australia

[from H-ASIA, 8/15/12]

Japan Study Grants

The National Library offers annual Japan Study Grants under the auspices of the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund. The Japan Study Grants were established to support interstate scholars and researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks commencing in January each year.

The closing date for applications is 30 September.

Japan Study Grants are open to postgraduates, honours students, academic staff or independent researchers in Australia. Applicants must be resident in Australia (Australian citizenship is not mandatory). Applicants living in Canberra are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates without access to Japan-related library collections.

Grant holders will receive an honorarium of $1,000 per week to cover accommodation and living costs in Canberra, together with a return economy class air fare or equivalent for travel between the grant holder's home within Australia to Canberra. They will be provided with a desk in the Asian Collections reading room, access to the book stacks and free photocopying. International travel will not be funded.

The principle selection criteria are:
Academic record of the applicant as shown in application
Referee reports

Priority consideration will be given to candidates:
- who are based in centres where there are few or no library resources in the Japanese language who can demonstrate a need to use the Library's Japanese or Japan-related collections for their research.
- whose proposed study is best able to be supported by the National Library's Japanese and Japan-related collections.

For further information, contact:
Mayumi Shinozaki
Head, Japanese Collections
National Library of Australia

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2014 MMCA International Research Fellowship

[from MMCA, 3/21/14]

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) hosts an international research program for the museum professionals including curators, conservators and educators. This program was initiated as a part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) project supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea. Participants of this program have been mainly curators of art museums from all over the world. This research program aims to provide a sustained platform for initiating dialogues; for developing a comprehensive network among museum professionals; and for furthering collaboration and joint programming among art museums in Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe.

1. Period: June 1 - November 30, 2014

2. Host Institution: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

3. Inviting Researchers: 3 professional

4. Program Description:
- Individual research in link with Korean modern and contemporary art
* Research fellow must present a final essay of his/her research before the research presentation to be held at the end of the fellowship (late November)
- Visiting MMCA Residenc[ies], museums, galleries and art institutions
- Meeting artists and museum professionals in Korea
- Attending art-related conferences
- Cultural field trips
- Korean language course (mandatory)

5. General Qualifications:
- Individuals who work in related fields of contemporary art such as museum professionals, curators, art historians, critics, conservators, educators, etc.
- Aged between 25 and 45
- Countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America
* Applicants from other countries than those mentioned above will NOT be considered
- Good use of English language
- Individuals who have high interest in cultural exchange

6. Financial Support:
- Round-trip airfare (economy class) from airport near the participant's place of residence to Seoul, Korea
- Accommodation will be provided by the host institution in a location suitable for the participants
* An individual studio unit inside the university campus will be given. Utility fees are not included. - 900,000 Korean won per month is provided to cover food, transportation, taxes, public utilities and etc. Living expense is deposited directly to the participant's Korean bank account every month. Participants may not receive additional financial support by the training institution.
- All participants are obliged to take the Korean language course for 200 hours as a part of the program
- A standard insurance coverage will be provided by the host institution. Detailed information will be provided upon participant's entry to Korea. Any supplementary insurance coverage can be arranged and covered by participants.

7. Application Process:
- Documents of Application:
Application form
CV with degree certificate
A copy of passport
Recommendation letter(s) *at least 1 letter required
- Deadline 15th April, 2014
*Application documents must be delivered to the museum office before the deadline
- Send documents to:
2014International Fellowship Program
Department of Development
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Korea 313
Gwangmyeong-ro
Gwacheon-si
Gyeonggi-do
427-701 South Korea
- The result of the final selection will be informed individually in mid May.

8. Commitments and Regulations:
Activities provided during the program must be in accordance to the original intent. Participants will be discharged from the program when participating in profit-gaining activities or other activities not related to one's intended purpose of visiting Korea. Participants generally may not be accompanied by family or friends. The final report must be submitted at the end of the program. Confirmation of training certificate will be issued by the host institution upon completion of the program and submission of required results.

1) Drafting Contract Agreement A contract agreement regarding managements and obligations between the host institution and the participants will be drafted for each party.
2) Additional Events sponsored by the CPI Secretariat The Secretariat will provide general orientations regarding the CPI project and living in Korea. Culture trips, international symposium, farewell party, and other events sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the CPI Secretariat are provided. All participants are expected to join the events.

9. Process upon Arrival for Selected Personnel:
1) Health examination documents required A health examination must be done at one's own expense in home country after notified to be selected as a participant of the program, and it must be submitted to the host institution by mail. The document is required for visa application. Doctor's statement is required for the participant with a long-term disorder such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, etc. Please note that the host institution shall arrange to have the participant's health examined with your arrival.
2) Documents for Visa issuance It is necessary to obtain a valid visa from Korean Embassy in the participant's country. At the time of visa application, the letter of invitation will be arranged by the host institution. However, selected participants are required beforehand to submit documents necessary in full for visa issuance.
3) Entry to Korea through Incheon International Airport Leaving and Re-entering later on during the program is generally not allowed. In case of an emergency, please discuss with the institution prior to departure.
4) Personal Items Personal items must be prepared upon entry into Korea. Any cost for shipment should be covered by the participants, both coming in and out of Korea.
5) Creating a bank account Upon arrival in Korea, the participant must open a bank account in one's own name, to receive living expenses monthly.
6) Foreigner Registration Card Foreigner registration must be completed within 90 days of entering the Republic of Korea and the issued registration card must be carried on person at all the time.

General Inquiries:
Young-in Lee
International Affairs Manager
Department of Development
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Korea
tel +82 2 2188 6063

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National Research Council

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs (formerly Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities)

[from NRC, 10/17/10]

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoral (deadline 1 November 2010), dissertation (deadline 8 November 2010)or postdoctoral (deadline 8 November 2010).

Contact information:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel (202) 334-2872
fax (202) 334-3419
e-mail <infofell@nas.edu>

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National University of Singapore

[from H-ASIA, 10/1/04]

ASEAN Research Scholars

The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore invites applications from ASEAN citizens (except Singaporeans) enrolled for an advanced degree at a university in an ASEAN country for consideration as ASEAN Research Scholars. These fellowships are offered to students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Asian topics, and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for a period of three months. The aim of the fellowships is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Scholars will be expected to commence on 1 April 2005.

Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

a. A monthly allowance of SGD$1,750 which will be subject to tax
b. A one time travel subsidy of up to SGD$1,000 on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
c. Access to library and computer resources on campus.

Applicants are invited to e-mail/facsimile/mail their curriculum vitae, a 2-page outline of their research proposal in English (this may be accompanied by a longer statement in a Southeast Asian language) to the address below by 15 November 2004. Arrangements should also be made by which at least two letters of reference, one of which is from your principal supervisor, are sent confidentially to the same address by the same deadline. The research proposal must include the following details:

1) how the fellowship will contribute to the research;
2) the types of sources to be consulted in Singapore;
3) proposed work plan during the fellowship.

You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS' main library and the library at the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS' main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS' library has 200,000 on South East Asian topics, half of which are in South East Asian languages.

Manager
Asia Research Institute
5 Arts Link
Level 4 Shaw Foundation Building, AS7
Singapore 117570
fax 65 67791428
e-mail: joinari@nus.edu.sg

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Needham Research Institute

Research Fellowship: History of science technology and medicine in China

[courtesy of EACS, 11/13/12]

The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge invite applications for a research fellowship, open to those intending to carry out research in original source materials relating to any topic within the broad field of the history of science, technology and medicine in China without limitation of historical period.

Applicants will be expected to hold the degree of PhD in a relevant area, and to be no more than three years from the time of the award of the degree at the time of taking up the fellowship. The fellowship is tenable at the Needham Research Institute, whose library offers unique facilities for research in the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia, located within a short distance of the rich resources of Cambridge University Library. Scholars will be expected to spend most of their time in residence in Cambridge during their tenure. The fellowship will be awarded for one year in the first instance, renewable annually for up to a total tenure of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. The fellow will be provided with a stipend within the range £27,428-£35,788, which will be subject to UK taxation.

The primary purpose of the fellowship is to enable the holder to pursue academic research. A unique and valuable feature of this fellowship is however a link with The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (ISF Academy) in Hong Kong. The ISF Academy is an independent school with the mission to be "a community of learners, independent in thought and action, deeply rooted in Chinese culture, global in understanding and experience, and excellent in all endeavors." As a condition of the tenure of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to assist in arranging and delivering a short experiential programme each summer in Cambridge for a small group of senior students of the school, who will be accompanied and supervised by staff of the Academy, and to visit the Academy by arrangement two or three times a year for further short periods of contact with students. Applicants should therefore be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills. All expenses for visits to Hong Kong will be paid by The ISF Academy, who will also provide accommodation. While the fellowship holder is not expected to act as a professional educator, or to teach any formal courses, they must be prepared to interact positively with intelligent and energetic school students who will be pursuing individual research projects in the broad field of the history and culture of China. The ISF Academy requires its students to be bilingual in both English and Putonghua (Mandarin), and the fellowship holder should therefore be able to operate in at least one of these languages to native or near native level, and to have good communication capabilities in the other. During the fellow's time in Hong Kong, he or she will be offered academic hospitality at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Science.

Further details, together with the application form which must be completed by all applicants, are available from The Institute Administrator of the Needham Research Institute, Susan Bennett.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the Institute Administrator as soon as possible, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two academic referees and one personal referee. The closing date for applications isations should contain a clear description, in up to 1,000 words, of the research to be carried out during the tenure of the fellowship. This description should state explicitly what research questions will be addressed by the research proposed, what relevant work has already been carried out by the applicant or by other scholars to date, and what source materials will provide the basis for the research. All applications will be acknowledged.

The Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology

[from H-ASIA, 12/12/13]

The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for a Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology.*The Award will be tenable from October 2014.

The Award may be held in either of two modes:
(a) A one-year post-doctoral research fellowship.
(b)The first year of a studentship to support research for the degree of PhD in the University of Cambridge, with the potential for renewal year by year thereafter.

Applicants must specify clearly under which mode they wish to hold the Award when making their application. Applications should be made by e-mail, using the application form available here. Closing date is January 31st 2014.

Priority in making awards will be given to applicants who propose to carry out research in the following areas, which are given in order of priority:
(1) The history of science and technology in modern Korea
(2) The history of science and technology in modern Japan
(3) The history of science and technology in modern China, or the history of modern medicine in any of the above three countries.

The word "modern" here designates the period after 1850, and "science" is taken to include mathematics, whether pure or applied. Strong preference will be given to projects centering on the 20th century or later.

Post-doctoral research fellowship mode: If the Award is to be held under this mode, the applicant must hold the degree of PhD in a relevant area of research. The award will consist of a stipend to meet the expenses of living in Cambridge, where the Award holder will be expected to reside during tenure of the award. The Award holder will be given office space in the Needham Research Institute, and will be expected to participate fully in the academic life of the Institute. Candidates should send the completed application form with a full curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, and the name of two academic referees who are prepared to report in confidence on the candidate's work.

PhD studentship mode: The purpose of the Studentship is to support students who have been admitted to work for a PhD degree in the University of Cambridge in the areas of study specified above. In the case of a student admitted directly to work for the PhD degree, the award shall be for three years at maximum. In appropriate cases, where the student is initially admitted to work for an MPhil preparatory to beginning work for a PhD, the Trustees may be prepared to consider making the award for up to four years at maximum. In all cases the continuation of the award from year to year will be conditional on the student making satisfactory progress in the view of the Trustees. The successful candidate will be given working space in the Needham Research Institute, which has unparalleled research facilities in the fields of the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia. The Studentship is associated with Darwin College, and the successful award holder will normally be admitted to full membership of the College for the tenure of the Studentship. The amount of the Studentship will consist of payment of university fees and college dues for the candidate, plus an amount for living expenses. Where appropriate, fees will be paid at the rate for non-EU students. It is expected that candidates will apply for admission to a department of the University that can provide the specialist supervision and disciplinary training appropriate to the particular topic chosen. Suitable departments might include the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, or the Department of East Asian Studies. Candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries of the relevant department at an early stage before making a formal application, in order to see whether their choice is appropriate. Candidates thinking of applying to a department other than the two named here should first contact the Needham Research Institute to discuss their plans. Any holder of a Studentship who wishes to make a substantive change in the topic of his or her research after taking up the Studentship must first obtain the agreement of the Trustees, failing which the Studentship may be withdrawn.

Applications for this award will be treated separately from applications for admission to the University of Cambridge. Candidates should therefore:

(a) Apply as soon as possible for admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way.For guidance, see the University website. Please address all queries about the University admission process to the appropriate part of the University, not to the Needham Research Institute. Candidates may however mention in their application that they are applying for this Studentship. Candidates should normally give Darwin College as their first choice of college. Candidates should note carefully the University's demanding requirements in regard to English language ability: for instance, in IELTS applicants must have a band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading.

(b) Apply simultaneously to the Needham Research Institute for the Studentship.Candidates should send the completed application form with a full curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, and the name of two academic referees who are prepared to report in confidence on the candidate's work.In most cases the best thing will be for the candidate to send the Needham Research Institute a hard printed copy of their University application, together with any further material necessary to give a clear impression of the research they intend to carry out. Candidates should ensure that they produce evidence that they possess the language skills required for the purpose of their research.

(c) The University offers other financial support for PhD applicants: candidates must also apply for any such schemes for which they are eligible at the same time as applying for this Studentship, and inform the Trustees of these applications and of their result.

All applications will be carefully considered. No announcement or notification of award of the Studentship will be made before University admission procedures have been completed and candidates have been told whether they have been given a place at Cambridge. The Trustees reserve the right to make no award if in their opinion no suitable candidate of sufficient merit applies.

All enquiries and applications should be addressed to:
The Institute Administrator
The Needham Research Institute
8 Sylvester Road
Cambridge CB3 9AF
UK
e-mail <admin@nri.org.uk>.

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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

[from H-GRAD, 1/10/13]

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of eighteen major cultural agencies, will offer at least twelve awards in 2013-2014. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight weeks of research at three or more participating institutions.

Participants include: Baker Library, Harvard Business School; Boston Athenaeum; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Connecticut Historical Society; Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; Harvard Law School Special Collections; Houghton Library; Maine Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Mystic Seaport; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society; Rhode Island Historical Society; Schlesinger Library; Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College; and Watkinson Library, Trinity College.

For information on the NERFC fellowship competition and to apply online, visit www.nerfc.org. Questions? E-mail fellowships@masshist.org.

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New York Foundation for Architecture

[from AIA New York, 6/20/04]

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

Purpose

Advanced study in any area of architectural investigation which will effectively contribute to the knowledge,
teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final
written work, design project, research paper or other form of presentation.

Award

$15,000. Typically the full award is made for a single project; however, the jury reserves the right to divide the
award between proposals. Total amount subject to change.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field and has a
professional background more advanced than five years of architectural training or its equivalent.

Submission Requirements

Provide 12 copies of the following:

Additionally:

Deadline

Address submissions to:

Arnold W. Brunner Grant
AIA New York Chapter
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Entries must be received at the Chapter Headquarters by 5 PM EST, Monday, November 8th, 2004.

Scholarship Committee/Jury

Michael F. Doyle, AIA (Acheson Thorton Doyle Architects, P.C.)
Emily Eastman, Assoc. AIA (Richard Dattner & Partners Architects P.C.)
Harold Fredenburgh, AIA (Fredenburgh Wegierska-Mutin Architects)
Alan Gordon, AIA (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)
Sophia Gruzdys, AIA (Sophia A. Gruzdys, Architect)
Everardo Jefferson, AIA (Caples Jefferson Architects)
Charles Linn, AIA (Architectural Record)
Peter Schubert, AIA (Hillier Group Inc.)
Claire Weisz, AIA (Weisz + Yoes)

Inquiries and Information

Angelo Monaco, (212) 358-6117 or amonaco@aiany.org

Douglas Haskell Awards for Student Journalism

Purpose

To encourage the study of fine writing on architecture and related design subjects and to foster a regard for
intelligent criticism among future professionals. This year's award will be given to one or more student writers or
student publications fulfilling these objectives.

Award

A single or multiple awards up to a total of $2,000. Total amount subject to change.

Eligibility

Any article in a current publication focused on design issues by a student enrolled in a NAAB accredited school of
architecture or related program such as art history, interior design, urban studies and landscape architecture.
Publications released before 2002 are ineligible for submission.

Submission Requirements

Submit 7 copies of the article, or if the article has not yet been published, submit 7 copies of the article and 7
copies of a letter from the editor stating the intended date and place of publication. Entries are to be accompanied
by a cover page (7 copies) containing a concise statement describing the purpose of the publication, its intended
audience, the entrant's contact information (name, address, phone and email address), and the school and degree
program that the entrant is enrolled. Each entrant is limited to two submissions. Submissions will not be returned.
NO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS PLEASE.

Deadline

Address submissions to:

Haskell Program
New York Foundation for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012.

Entries must be received at the Chapter Headquarters by 5:00 pm EST, Monday, 12 April 2004.

Jury: Monday, 19 April 2004.

Inquiries and Information

(212) 358-6117 or mailto:amonaco@aiany.org

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New York Public Library

For information on the New York Public Library Fellowships, please refer to the ACLS entry above.

Short-Term Research Fellowships

[from NYPL, 2/18/13]

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks and fellows must be in residence at the Library for a minimum of two weeks between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography are welcome to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.

Important dates:
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013.
Notification: May 3, 2013.
Award Period: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.

Questions about the Short-Term Research Fellowships should be directed to the curatorial staff in the area of the applicant's interest. Please visit http://nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library.

Application: Download the Application Guidelines to ensure Short-Term Research Fellowship applications are complete before submission. Complete applications consist of an abbreviated CV with current contact information, a research-project proposal, and preferred dates of residency sent as a single PDF or Word attachment no more than five pages in length. The application and a single letter of recommendation in support of the research project must be sent to short.term@nypl.org before the April 8, 2013 deadline.

Research project proposals: The research-project proposal is to include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format, i.e. dissertation/book/article. Applicants should then identify specific material(s) to be consulted during the desired dates of the fellowship period. Successful applications will also include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at the New York Public Library are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.

Fellowship Announcement: The awarding of the fellowships will be announced by May 3, 2013. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged on The New York Public Library website and in Library publicity.

Residency: Fellows must take up residency between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal. The maximum proposal length is four weeks.

Fellow's Report: Each fellow is required to write a brief statement about his or her project and work completed at the Library by the end of the award period.

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New York Conference on Asian Studies

[courtesy of K. Stapleton, 3/14/14]

Marleigh Grayer Ryan College Student Writing Prizes Competition
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students at a college or university in New York State. Papers from Fall semester 2013 are also eligible.

The New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) encourages the development of the skills of scholarly writing by awarding annual prizes for excellent student papers dealing with Asia. Two such prizes are awarded each year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Runners-up are named in each category. Field: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Asia in diaspora, and Asian American studies.

Awards: The First Prize winners in the Undergraduate and Graduate categories each will receive a $100 prize; up to $100 reimbursement for travel and expenses to attend the NYCAS 2014 Annual Meeting hosted by Hofstra University on September 18-20, 2014; and a waiver of the NYCAS 2014 registration fee, including conference meals at the NYCAS meeting. The Runner-up/Honorable Mention winners each will receive a waiver of the NYCAS 2014 registration fee, including conference meals at the NYCAS meeting. The winning papers will be published on the NYCAS website and considered for presentation in a panel at the NYCAS meeting. The prizes will be presented at NYCAS 2014.

For details on format, submission guidelines, and prior winners, visit http://www.asianstudies.buffalo.edu/nycas/mgr_awards/index.shtml. Entries are due no later than June 1, 2014. Winners will be announced by August 15, 2012. Submit papers by e-mail attachment to: Professor Tiantian Zheng, Chair, NYCAS Marleigh Grayer Ryan Prize Committee.

The prizes honor the outstanding service of Dr. Marleigh Grayer Ryan, former Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Japanese Literature, and Coordinator of Asian Studies at SUNY New Paltz, as well as longtime Executive Secretary of NYCAS.

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New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

The New York Tuition Assistance Program is awarded to residents of New York who are attending an approved postsecondary institution in New York full-time. To be considered for this award, you must be charged at least $200 for tuition per year and be in good academic standing. This award is based on financial need and type of postsecondary institution in which you are enrolled. This award is renewable, provided you meet certain criteria.

For further information, please contact the provider at the address listed. To apply, you must submit a FAFSA.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Attn: Scholarship Program Coordinator
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
http://www.hesc.com/

Applicable majors: all fields of study
Award value: $75-$4125
Deadline: 1 May 2001.

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Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

See the entry under Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation below.

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Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

[from NIAS, 10/11/09]

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during spring 2010 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!

The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.

SUPRA scholarships are primarily for students from NNC member institutions.

Deadline for application is extended until 16 October.

For more information, please contact Erik Svanström, SUPRA student Assistant.

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Northeast Asian History Foundation

[from H-ASIA, 12/22/11]

2012 NAHF Sponsorship Program for Book Publication

The Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF) wishes to announce a competition for publication support for a single author or co-authored book-length manuscript or an edited volume. Applications should be submitted according to the process outlined below.

Chung Jaejeong
President
Northeast Asian History Foundation

1. Subjects: Korea-Japan history, Korea-China history, shared historical awareness in East Asia, issues relating to Dokdo, East Sea, territorial rights, and similar topics; other subjects related to the Foundation's founding objective

2. Information for Applications

Type of Applications: Single author or co-authored manuscript, or edited volume

Qualifications: Overseas English-language publisher; South Korean publisher capable of English-language publishing overseas or holding a contract with an overseas English-language publisher
Please refer to the Foundation's homepage for further information. Upon opening the homepage, click "Notice." On the page that opens, look for item 043 in the list in the middle of the page and click on the title for item 043. The text of item 043 will then appear.

Required Documents:
- Application form "2012 NAHF Sponsorship Program for Book Publication" (see below)
- Manuscript file(s) (to be sent as attached files)

How to apply: submit documents by post or by e-mail:

Office of Public Relations and Education
Northeast Asian History Foundation
12F Imgwang Building
81 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120-705
Republic of Korea
e-mail <book@nahf.or.kr>

Submitted documents will not be returned. Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2012. The selected applicant will be notified by March 30, 2012.

3. Review and Selection Process
Examination Process: A deliberation committee will make a final decision following a three-stage review process.
First stage of review: confirm that the application meets the requirements
Second stage of review: subject review
Materials for review: application documents and manuscript chapters submitted
Focus of review: chapters are thorough and unique, possible contribution to relevant area (academic value), research content, previous research on the subject by scholars, and other factors
Third stage of review: overall deliberation: Overall review based upon the outcome of the second stage of review
The deliberation committee may not select a recipient if it is determined that there is no appropriate application.

4. General Information Related to Publication
Up to US$20,000, including postage for delivery of the required number of books to NAHF. The manuscript will be published as a book by October 31, 2012. Author(s) must recognize the Foundation's sponsorship in the publication. Details may be discussed with the Foundation following selection.

5. Cancellation of the "2012 NAHF Sponsorship Program for Book Publication" funding support:
Applicant publishes the manuscript through another organization(s) or company(ies)
Applicant illegally uses the theme and main contents of other publications
Content infringes upon intellectual property rights
The manuscript is a revision and enlargement of a previously published book(s)
Applicant is guilty of providing false research or other inappropriate behavior such as plagiarism

For further information, please contact the Northeast Asian History Foundation at book@nahf.or.kr.

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Open Society Foundations

[from OSF, 3/2/11]

Global Supplementary Grant Program

The Open Society Foundations offer supplementary grants to students from select countries of Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle/Near East, and South Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

Eligibility: The Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is available to nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Ineligibility: Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study include:
* Business Administration/Management Training
* Computer Science
* Finance/Banking/Marketing
* Engineering
* Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
* Mathematics
* Medical Sciences
GSGP grants are for students pursuing doctorate degrees only. Students admitted to master's programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a PhD program, are ineligible. Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.

Deadline: The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2011. The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 31, 2011.

Application Process: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System. Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-NA or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail (application available for download below) must be postmarked by April 1, 2011, and may be sent to the following New York address:

Global Supplementary Grant Program - North America
Open Society Institute-New York
1700 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, NY 10019
USA.

Applications for GSGP Europe (application available for download below) must be postmarked by May 31, 2011, and sent to the following London address:

Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
Scholarship Programs
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom.

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Organization of American Historians

[from OAH, 6/12/10]

Huggins-Quarles Award

Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the Ph.D. dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.

To apply, the student should submit a five-page dissertation proposal (which should include a definition of the project, an explanation of the project's significance and contribution to the field, and a description of the most important primary sources), along with a one-page itemized budget explaining travel and research plans.

Each application must be accompanied by a letter from the dissertation adviser attesting to the student's status and the ways in which the Huggins-Quarles Award will facilitate the completion of the dissertation project. Please also include email addresses for both the applicant and the adviser, if available.

One complete copy of each application (including cover letter, abstract, budget, and reference letter), clearly labeled "2011 Huggins-Quarles Award Entry," must be mailed to each member of the Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories listed below and received by December 1, 2010.

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Oriental Ceramic Society

[courtesy of OCS, 6/2/14]

The George De Menasce Memorial Trust for the OCS

The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, invites applications for the George de Menasce Research Grant. The grant of £1,000 is intended to promote new research in the field of Asian art and to support specialized studies. The successful candidate will be required to read a previously unpublished paper on his or her research results to the Society, of a level suitable for publication in the Society's Transactions. Applicants are invited to send a research proposal (maximum 200 words) with a short CV (maximum 100 words) to the Society, to arrive no later than June 30th, 2014. The winning candidate will be informed by September 1st, 2014 and will be asked to lecture to the Society in December of 2015.

Please send your application to Mary Painter at ocs.london@btinternet.com.

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Marilyn A. Papp Scholarship Trust

[from ACClist and Papp, 9/30/13]

The Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship for Study in Chinese Art and Culture

Deadline for proposals: October 11, 2013

The amount of the award is variable and may be renewable. Funds may be used for graduate school tuition or fees, room and board, travel for research purposes, travel to Phoenix, Arizona for viewing and research on paintings in the Marilyn and Roy Papp collection of Ming and Qing paintings, or for other purposes approved by the awards committee. The award is intended for graduate students in the history of Chinese art or related fields of Chinese cultural study (including Chinese history).

In order to qualify, scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens or have an existing green card, student visa (or similar credentials) at the time they apply for the scholarship, and must be admitted to an appropriate institution of graduate study in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate a bona fide financial need and demonstrate merit in their current or past studies, and must be reasonably anticipated to perform well in their graduate study. Applicants need to remain a student in good standing with their institution.

Applicants must submit the completed application form and attach the following:

- cover letter describing your study and progress to date as well as current funding and how you would use an award from the Marilyn A. Papp Scholarship Trust;
- curriculum vita;
- an official transcript;
- proof of citizenship/visa status;
- completion of the potential funding information.

Advanced students should also attach their dissertation proposal. Application materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to pappscholarship@yahoo.com.

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Perth USAsia Centre

[from H-ASIA, 1/15/14]

The Perth USAsia Scholarships

The Perth USAsia Centre is offering four scholarships for researchers based in the USA to attend the 20th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, to be held at The University of Western Australia, in Perth from 7-10 July 2014.

The scholarships will provide:
- Registration for the Postgraduate Forum (7 July 2014) and ASAA Conference (8-10 July 2014)
- Accommodation for 5 nights in a University college
- Attendance at the conference dinner
- Contribution toward travel expenses

Those awarded a scholarship will be required to obtain additional funding required to meet travel expenses. This may be from their home institution or personal resources.

To be eligible to receive a Perth USAsia Centre Scholarship, applicants must:
- Have successfully completed PhD studies in any aspect of Asian Studies
- Be early career researchers (maximum of 3 years since completion of post doctoral studies)
- Be currently based in the USA

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of high quality scholarship on any aspect of Asian Studies.

Scholarship winners are required to:
- Attend the ASAA Postgraduate Forum on Monday 7 July and the ASAA Conference from 8-10 July 2014.
- Present a paper at the Conference.
- Provide a brief written piece setting out their experiences and learnings from attending the ASAA Conference in Perth. This should be provided to the Perth USAsia Centre by 31 July 2014. It is anticipated that the written piece will be published on the Perth USAsia Centre website and used for future materials.
- Attend a reception to be hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia

Applications should be four pages maximum and include:
1. Short curriculum vitae including any publications
2. Confirmation that applicant meets the eligibility requirements
3. Confirmation that applicants will meet the expectations of the scholarship
4. One-page statement addressing the selection criterion
5. A copy of the proposed abstract for the paper to be presented

Applicants may include an example of their written scholarship (in addition to the four page maximum). Applications should be e-mailed to philippa.freegard@uwa.edu.au. Closing date for applications: 28 February 2014. Awards will be decided by 31 March 2014.

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Qatar Museums Authority

[from Curate, 8/3/13]

Curate

Curate, a unique award launched by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority, is a global search for curatorial talent.

The competition recognises that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning. Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media, by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter.

A world-renowned jury will judge ideas on their creativity and social importance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. They will be looking for an exemplary exhibition that is both far-sighted and critical of the future. The jury will select 20 finalists from which the overall winner will be decided.

The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy. There are no limits to the form or language in which your curatorial concept can be realised. Your exhibition can include any media. Enter the award by explaining your curatorial idea in a short video. Upload your proposal here.

To illustrate and celebrate the diversity of curatorial concepts, we have invited some of our community to curate their own digital exhibitions on Pinterest. Explore their ideas here throughout the duration of our competition. We hope they provide you with inspiration. What will you curate?

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Republic of China

[from Asian Studies E-newsletter, Spring 2014]

Taiwan Fellowship Program

Taiwan Fellowship is accepting applications through June 30, 2014. Akin to the Fulbright Scholarship, the Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to promote scholarship in the social sciences and humanities on topics related to Taiwan, cross-Strait relations, mainland China, the Asian-Pacific, and Sinology. Fellowship recipients will receive direct, round-trip airfare subsidy and a monthly stipend (three months to a year depending on duration of research) to pursue advanced studies at Taiwan's universities, colleges, or research institutes.

Qualified applicants are professors, associated/assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad. Alternatively, candidates may be recommended by ROC (Taiwan) overseas missions with a field of study on Taiwan's foreign relations or cross-Strait relations. Those who are currently conducting research, teaching, or studying in Taiwan are ineligible.

For comprehensive details on the Taiwan Fellowship, including information regarding the application process and an online application form, please visit the National Central Library's Taiwan Fellowship page at http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx.

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Republic of Korea

[from H-ASIA, 2/14/07]

Culture and Tourism Policy Research Fellowship

This program is funded by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea, to carry out comparative cultural and tourism policy research. To participate in this program, you should be a citizen of Asia (except Chinese and Japanese), Africa and Latin America and hold a Ph.D. degree or should have equivalent career and proficiency either in Korean or English language.

Benefits for 8 months:

You can check more specific information at the website or ask questions directly through e-mail (monika@kctpi.re.kr or sophie@kctpi.re.kr).

Korea Culture and Tourism Policy Institute
tel +82-2-2669-9820
fax +82-2-2669-9880

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Research Grants Council, Hong Kong

[from MCLC, 7/12/13]

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2013/14

Hong Kong Universities are looking for PhD students with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. The scheme pays for:

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS VERY COMPETITIVE!
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1, 2013 for a September 2014 start.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Identify and approach potential supervisors as soon as possible (see below);
- Develop a research proposal with interested supervisor;
- Submit application forms (incl. references) and research proposals by the deadline

University websites to start looking for departments and supervisors:
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
Hong Kong Institute of Education

From experience, the following are of help in the application process:
- Undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree from different universities, preferably in different countries;
- "Good" universities, very good GPA;
- Very good research proposal (incl. literature review, interesting and doable project, etc.);
- There is a preference for non-Chinese (there are different programs for Chinese students) to increase their ratio among Hong Kong students.

[More details on the application procedure are available at http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd or http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/hkphd/hkphd.htm.]

Dr. David Kurt Herold
Assistant Prof. for Sociology
APSS - GH325
HK Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
tel +852 3400 3015 fax +852 2773 6558

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Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

Malatesta Scholarship for Chinese-Western Cultural Studies

[from Ricci, 4/17/11]

The Ricci Institute awards Malatesta Scholarship(s) each year ($1000 to $4000) to honor the memory of Rev. Edward J. Malatesta, founding director of the Ricci Institute, for his contributions to the history of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, and to promote research by Chinese scholars on topics related to the history of Christianity in China.

Scholarships are awarded to young Chinese scholars in the People's Republic of China to assist them in the completion of advanced study (doctoral and postdoctoral level work) on the topic of Christianity in China. Scholarship awards may be used to cover research, travel, and lodging expenses in China and abroad. Funds may not be used for tuition or computer/camera equipment.

Eligibility
Under the terms of the endowment, applicants must be: (1) young Chinese graduate students studying at a university in the People's Republic of China (PRC) who will use the funds to assist them in the completion of doctoral level work on the history of Christianity in China or (2) postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a university or research institute in the PRC who will use the funds to assist them in the completion postdoctoral level work on the history of Christianity in China.

Selection Criteria
The scholarship is merit-based. Special consideration will be given to those young Chinese scholars from remote and economically disadvantaged places.

Application Process
Applications for the coming academic year may be submitted after April 15 each year. A complete application consists of:

• Cover letter (600-word maximum, in English and Chinese)
• CV (in English and Chinese)
• Two letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to the Ricci Institute
Application form

To submit the Application Form choose one of the following options:

1. Save the completed form as a PDF file (file name must include applicant's name in pinyin plus "EJM app", i.e., daiyihuaEJMapp.pdf) and e-mail as an attachment to: ricci@usfca.edu.

OR

2. Complete the form online, print it out, and send by airmail to address listed below.

Malatesta Scholarship Selection Committee
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim
2130 Fulton St., LM 280
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
USA.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
[1] For the required budget the daily limit is RMB150 or US$40 per day, depending on whether the funds are to be spent in or outside of China.
[2] If you are planning to conduct research in the United States but NOT at the USF Ricci Institute, you must obtain visa sponsorship from the institution where you plan to work. The USF Ricci Institute can only sponsor visas for fellows who will do the overwhelming majority of their work in residence at the Institute.

Deadline: All application materials must be received by June 1 each year.

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Roothbert Fund Scholarships

[from Roothbert Fund, 3/1/14]

$2000-$3000 scholarships for undergraduates and graduates of ability and character, especially those whose daily actions seem prompted by spiritual motives. Preference given to those considering teaching as a career. For applicants in all areas of study in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.

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Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Ambassadorial Scholarships

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$23,000 or its equivalent. The most common type of scholarship offered, more than 1,000 Academic-Year Scholarships were awarded for study in 1998-99.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$11,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program. Mainly offered by Rotary districts in Japan and Korea , 138 Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships were awarded for 1998-99.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements, up to US$10,000 and US$17,000 respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. For more information, visit the Rotary Foundation website.

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Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

[from RAS, 11/14/09]

The Professor Mary Boyce Prize for an article relating to the study of religion in Asia

The Royal Asiatic Society will again be awarding the Boyce prize for articles relating to the study of religion in Asia. Award-winning submissions will be published in the Society's peer-reviewed Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, which since 1834 has provided a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality on South Asia, the Middle East (together with North Africa and Ethiopia), Central Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia. The focus of the prize is any religion, anywhere in Asia and at any time, and the Society's main aim is to encourage the submission of pieces of research that make innovative contributions to understanding and learning within their own fields.

The Sir George Staunton Prize for an article by a young scholar

It will also be awarding, for a third time, the Staunton Prize, a new prize for essays produced by young scholars ('young scholar' being defined as either someone in the process of completing their PhD or someone who has been awarded their doctorate within the last five years) working on the history, archaeology, literature, language, religion, archaeology and art of Asia. The focus is not limited to any specific region within Asia or to any particular discipline, thus reflecting the broad remit of the Society's activities and interests. Award-winning submissions will be published in the Society's Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. No rigid limit is imposed on the length of the contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable length is c. 6,000 words. Submissions should be in hard copy on A4 sheets with double spacing accompanied by an electronic version. Alternatively scholars may submit as an e-mail attachment, providing a postal address is supplied, to:
Executive Editor
The Journal
The Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD
by 31st October, 2009.

The New Barwis-Holliday Award for Far Eastern Studies

Edward Barwis-Holliday instituted an annual monetary award for Far Eastern Studies in the early 1980s through the auspices of the Royal Asiatic Society. His purpose was to promote research into the anthropology, art, history, literature or religion of Japan, China, Korea or the eastern regions of the then Soviet Union. British universities with Oriental Faculties were informed of the initiative and the first award, of £100, was made in 1981 for a paper entitled "On the transmission of the Shen Tzu and the Yang-sheng yao-chi."

In January 2001 the Publications Committee of the Royal Asiatic Society agreed to update the award to £250. Universities throughout the English-speaking world are now informed and submisssions to the first two New Awards were received from seven different countries. The first New Award went to David Page Branner of the University of Maryland for his article, "On early Chinese morphology and its intellectual history." William South Coblin of the University of Iowa was the recipient of the second New Award for his article "Robert Morrison and the phonology of Mid-Qing Mandarin." James Huntley Grayson has been awarded the third New Award. The fourth has gone to Richard John Lynn. Scholars are invited to submit papers on the topics listed above. Award-winning and short-listed entries will be published in the Society's Journal, within the usual format. No rigid limit is imposed on the length of the contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable length is deemed to be around 6,000 words. Papers should be in hard copy on A4 sheets with double line-spacing accompanied by an electronic version. Alternatively scholars may submit by e-mail attachment as long as text is double-spaced and a postal address supplied.

Postal Submissions should be addressed to:

The Barwis-Holliday 7th Award
The Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

by 31st December 2009. Electronic submissions should be sent to cdb@royalasiaticsociety.org, subject "Barwis-Holliday Award."

The Charles Wallace (Pakistan) Trust Fellowship in conjunction with The Royal Asiatic Society, London

The Charles Wallace (Pakistan) Trust Fellowship in conjunction with the Royal Asiatic Society proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow from Pakistan who would benefit from pursuing research in the library and/or collections of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. Priority will be given to projects which will make use of material e.g. manuscripts, drawings etc) which are uniquely available at the Society. The tenure of the Fellowship is for three months and travel and subsistence costs will be covered. The scholar should have completed a PhD on some aspect of Asian studies (in the arts/humanities) and have a proven track record in research and publication. Preference will be given to young scholars (usually under 45) and those who have not had any previous opportunity to undertake study or research abroad. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed account of current research and plan of study of at least 3000 words, and copies of two pieces of recently published or unpublished written work. Please also arrange for two referees to send confidential references directly to Alison Ohta, Curator, Royal Asiatic Society. Closing date for applications: 20th March 2010. Applications should be sent to:

Alison Ohta, Curator
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London, NW1 2HD
tel +44 (0)20 73884539
fax +44 (0)20 3919429.

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Royal Institute of British Architects

[from jobs.ac.uk, 5/27/10]

RIBA Research Trust Awards 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects' Research Trust is offering four research grants of up to £7,500 each to architecture graduates. The scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matters relevant to the advancement of architecture and the arts and sciences connected therewith. The duration of the research projects cannot exceed 24 months.

The grants will be awarded towards closely defined pieces of architectural research and are not available to pay course fees and subsistence costs whilst enrolled on PhD/MPhil or Masters programmes.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 25 June 2010. The awards will be available from August 2010.

Further details of the scheme including information on projects awarded in the past as well as the application form are available at http://www.architecture.com/EducationAndCareers/PrizesScholarshipsandBursaries/RIBAResearchTrusts/RIBAResearchTrusts.aspx. Alternatively, please write to alex.nelia@inst.riba.org.

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Royal Ontario Museum

[from ROM, 10/19/11]

James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship

The James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship was established in 2009 to promote scholarly research as it relates to the Royal Ontario Museum's Chinese collection, with particular emphasis on the ROM's Menzies collection. The Fellowship is open to Ph.D. candidates, both junior and senior scholars, from Canada and/or China. The research of prospective candidates must make direct use of, or support, the ROM's Chinese collections, in particular archaeological materials from prehistory to the Bronze-Age.

James Mellon Menzies, a Canadian missionary based in the Henan province from 1923 to 1934, acquired a significant collection of oracle bones, bronzes, pottery and jade while in China. The large majority of objects date from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (16th - 3rd century BC). In 1960, Arthur Menzies, the son of James Menzies, donated the bulk of his father's collection of Chinese antiquities to the ROM. In 2009, the late Arthur Menzies made a bequest to the ROM's East Asian Section to establish this Fellowship endowment as a way of ensuring that the legacy of his father would be available for future generations.

Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles and Costume History

[from ASARCA-L, 2/27/12]

The Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship, supported by a memorial fund established in 1979, exists to promote research incorporating the textile and costume collections of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Applications are encouraged in all areas of textile and costume history. An annual fellowship of up to $9,000 CAD is available.

Eligibility : Available to Ph.D. candidates, junior and senior scholars, worldwide, whose research can make direct use of, or support, any part of the ROM collections.

I. Preliminary applications: It is advisable to confirm the relevance of ROM collections to your research in advance by writing to the Chair of the Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship Committee. We can provide overviews of our collection or complete catalogue records for specific areas. We can also provide information on places to stay, costs, etc. contact:

Chair, Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship Committee
Textiles & Costume
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Canada
tel (416) 586-5790
fax (416) 586-5877
e-mail <textiles@rom.on.ca>.

II. Final applications: Applications must be received by mail no later than March 31. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Completed application must include:

Notification: A committee of scholars from the museum and university communities select the successful application(s) and notify all applicants on or before May 31. The committee reserves the right to withhold the fellowship if none of the projects are deemed suitable.

Requirements of Successful Applicants: The successful applicant must spend all or most of the time in Toronto working with ROM collections. Fellows:

N.B. Any surplus of the fellowship at the end of the grant period reverts back to the Veronika Gervers Research Fund.

Rights and Reproductions: You should include in your budget the rights and reproductions administrative fee. This will the provide the candidate with copies of the images taken. These files can be used for personal use as well as public lectures. Future publication (either print or web based) use of ROM images is processed through our Rights and Reproductions coordinator, on a per use basis. Each publication needs to be registered with our rights and reproductions coordinator fees associated with this use are based on cost recovery (not for profit).

Rights and reproductions administrative fee =$35.00 - $75.00/ request; fee is determined by size and complexity of request.
Digital file retrieval = $6.00

For further information, including a list of past recipients of the Veronika Gervers Fellowship, see http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/pdf/gervers_application.pdf.

[Application forms in .pdf format available at http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/culture.php]

Department of World Cultures
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C6
Canada
tel (416) 586-5691
fax (416) 586-5877
e-mail <worldcultures@rom.on.ca>

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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Internships in East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Asian Art, Museum Conservation, and Museum Education. Preference given to candidates with knowledge of Oriental languages and/or background in Asian or Near Eastern studies. Contact:

Intern Coordinator
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560.

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Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

[from Sainsbury Institute and H-ASIA, 11/5/12]

Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. While working on their own publication and research projects, they contribute to seminars and conferences in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. The Sainsbury Institute's two principal fellowship programmes are designed to encourage scholars in the fields of Japanese art and archaeology to complete a substantive piece of research. Former fellows have subsequently achieved considerable success in their careers, as demonstrated by their publication records and the posts they go on to hold. They often return to the UK, to take part in Sainsbury Institute activities. Since 2001 over 26 Fellows have benefited from the Fellowship programmes, their subject specialisms ranging from prehistoric artifacts to contemporary art in every genre and medium of Japanese material and visual cultures.

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Research Fellowships
The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, established in 2000 through generous funding from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, are designed to strengthen academic ties with Japanese studies programmes in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The Institute offers one Fellowship for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term Fellowships, of three months to half a year each, to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American, Asian or European university, or who are currently employed by an academic institution or museum. Fellows are provided with office space at the Norwich headquarters. To date the Sainsbury Institute has hosted 16 Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows, who have contributed to the Japan Research Centre weekly seminar series at SOAS and given talks in the Department of Art and Archaeology seminar series. In Norwich, the Fellows give World Art Seminars in the School of World Art Studies and Museology at UEA, as well as Third Thursday lectures at the Sainsbury Institute.

Handa Research Fellowship
The Handa Fellowships in Japanese Archaeology are for scholars from Japan working with institutions affiliated with the Institute. The Fellowships are funded through the International Jomon Culture Conference, supported by Handa Haruhisa, a Japanese philanthropist and businessman. The Fellows are usually based at the Institute's headquarters in Norwich, and have unrestricted access to the collection of books, site reports and journals related to Japanese archaeology, unrivalled in Europe, housed at the Lisa Sainsbury Library. As well as undertaking their own original research while in the UK, Handa Archaeology Fellows past and present have worked with Institute staff on museum exhibition, conference and publishing projects sponsored by the Institute, and acted as ambassadors for Japanese archaeology in Europe.

Fellowship for Japanese Studies Young Scholars
Since its establishment one of the core objectives of the Sainsbury Institute has been to support young scholars in the furthering of their academic work and network, which in turn helps the Institute to extend its own research network. This scheme is designated specifically for young scholars who have already secured the financial means to pursue their research in UK, but are looking for a host institute and a mentor to conduct their studies in order to fulfill the criteria of their respective fellowships. It is expected that their research field would be related to the Institute's activities, but in order to keep the scheme flexible, there would be no restriction on the origin of the scholar or the length of time they would spend in UK to conduct their studies.

Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, although preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology or architecture, or research with a strong visual component. The annual Fellowship carries a value of GBP 23,500. The short Fellowships carry a value of between GBP 6,000 and 12,000 depending upon their length. The full Fellowship will commence in September 2013.

If you wish to apply for one of the short Fellowships, please indicate your preferred length of fellowship and start date. The actual date offered and fellowship stipend will be subject to negotiation. Fellowships are available for scholars who either hold a PhD, or who are currently affiliated with an academic institution or museum.

The application deadline is 1 March 2013.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
64 The Close
Norwich NR1 4DW
UK
tel +44 (0) 1603 597507
e-mail sisjac@sainsbury-institute.org

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St. John's College, University of Oxford

[from jobs.ac.uk, 1/24/11]

Visiting Scholarships 2011

St John's College intends to offer up to six Visiting Scholarships during the period mid-July to mid September 2011. Applicants must be academic teaching staff who hold a tenured post in a UK university and will do so for the duration of the scholarship. Scholarships are not available to graduate students or to research assistants.

The Scholarships will be tenable for up to six weeks and are intended to support the holders in a current programme of research. The successful applicants will be able to use the libraries of the University of Oxford, for example, the Bodleian, the Ashmolean, and the Taylor Institution Library.

The College will provide free accommodation and meals. Meals will be taken in the Senior Common Room, of which the Visiting Scholars will be made temporary members, and accommodation will be in single student rooms. The College is unable to offer parking facilities. Neither can it offer any facilities (including accommodation) to spouses, partners or family members.

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering applications for Visiting Scholarships:

There is no application form for these scholarships. Applications, in the form of a letter, should be posted to the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford, OX1 3JP, and should include a full CV and details of the proposed work to be carried out whilst in Oxford. The name and address of one referee who has agreed to give an opinion if requested to do so should also be included.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11th February 2011. It is likely that successful applicants will be notified during the first two weeks of May 2011.

Please note that e-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

St. John's College exists to support excellence in education and research, and is committed to equal opportunities.

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Leopold Schepp Foundation

[from Schepp Foundation, 10/10/05]

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Leopold Schepp established the Foundation in 1925. His objectives were to encourage young people to develop good character and to help them complete their high school education, an opportunity he never had.

The son of German immigrants, he had to stop school at age 10 to help support his widowed mother. He started by selling fans on horsecars; then with the help of his minister, he bought a pushcart and became a street peddler. By the age of 27 he built a successful business importing and selling coffee, tea, and spices. At the height of his career, he owned his own building in lower Manhattan and used his own sailing vessels to import coconuts from Cuba and the Caribbean. He was not only a wealthy man but a respected member of the business community and a well known philanthropist.

After his death in 1926, at age 85, the leadership of the Foundation passed to his only child, Florence. As a trustee, she devoted her life to the Foundation's work.

In 1932, in recognition of the changes in a society that made a high school education universally available, the Foundation changed its focus to include young men and women pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate study. The scope of the Foundation was further broadened following Miss Schepp's death in 1964 by a bequest she made for the purpose of establishing fellowships for post-doctoral study and research in specific fields.

Twenty-two trustees, all volunteers, and a small administrative staff now govern the work of the Foundation. Concern for the individual and emphasis on character remain the priorities as established by Mr. Schepp and interpreted by his daughter, Florence.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work at an accredited college or university. High school seniors are not eligible to apply.

The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Written requests for a formal application must be made in writing and include responses to the following 9 questions:

1. Your education to date.
2. Current year in college or university. Identify the name of the college attended or attending. Provide GPA - must be a minimum 3.0.
3. Length of course of study.
4. Vocational goal.
5. Statement of financial need.
6. Age.
7. Citizenship.
8. Indicate availability for an interview in New York City. A personal interview with a trustee and the Executive Director is required of all applicants. Therefore, before requesting a formal application, applicants must consider whether they can arrange to be present for an interview. The Foundation does not reimburse travel expenses.
9. Print your name, email and mailing address. If your initial letter of inquiry is approved by the Foundation, you will be emailed a password that will give you access to the formal application.

Correspondence should be mailed to the following address:

Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10176-2597.

Primary considerations for awards are:

1. CHARACTER. References are required from academic deans or advisors, employers, and personal associates.
2. ABILITY. Academic transcripts are required and must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.0.
3. FINANCIAL NEED. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need. The maximum annual award is $8,000. Applicants must submit copies of their and their parents' most recently filed income tax returns. A detailed estimate of expenses and resources is required.

Eligible scholars are expected to apply for financial aid from all possible sources including federal, state, college and university funding. The Foundation does not provide funding to cover debts already incurred.

APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS

1. At the beginning of the academic year for which the scholarship is sought the age restrictions are:

Undergraduates - 30 years old.
Graduate - 40 years old (Master's through Doctorate).
Post-Doctoral Research - no age limit.

2. Applicants who have only the dissertation to complete and are not enrolled in class full-time are not eligible.
3. Only one student in a family can receive a scholarship at the same time.
4. High school seniors are not eligible.
5. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States .
6. Students who are requesting aid for a second degree at the same level for which a degree has already been awarded are not eligible to apply, i.e. a second bachelor's degree or second master's degree.
7. Due to limited funds, the number of applications given to students enrolled in graduate study at medical, law or business school is limited.

TERMS OF AWARDS

Awards are granted for one year only. However, those who demonstrate their ability and continuing financial need may apply for renewal awards. All applicants will be notified by mail of the scholarship committee's decisions by late April or early May. Acceptance of an award require the recipient to maintain a high standard of work and of conduct, to use his or her funds prudently, to keep a close relationship with the Foundation through correspondence or visits, and to advise the Foundation promptly of any change in his or her financial situation. Every award is subject to revocation if, in the opinion of the Foundation, the holder fails to live up to these requirements.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

There is not a specific date at which applications are no longer accepted. The deadline is automatically imposed when a sufficient number of applications have been received. The Foundation will begin receiving requests for the 2006-07 academic year in July 2005 and will usually stop accepting applications in January, 2006 for the 2006-07 academic year.

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School for Advanced Research

[from the SAR, 9/20/12]

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.

SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. A six-month fellowship is also available for a female postdoctoral scholar from a developing nation, whose research promotes women's empowerment. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series.

Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year. The program is supported by the Weatherhead Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Weatherhead Fellowships
Up to two nine-month fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or social scientific in nature.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship
One nine-month fellowship is available for a Native American Ph.D. candidate or postdoctoral scholar working in either the humanities or the social sciences.

Henry Luce Fellowship
One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral Asian or U.S. scholar whose research focuses on East Asia or Southeast Asia.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar whose project relates to the humanities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have resided in the U.S. for three years.

Anne Ray Fellowship
One nine-month fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar, working in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research, the scholar serves as a mentor to two interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.

In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR's mission may be able to join the School's dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Interested scholars can contact SAR's Resident Scholar Program for more information.

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School of Oriental and African Studies

[from H-ASIA, 5/16/13]

Visiting Fellow

Please see the new initiative to support academics to spend three-month periods as a Visiting Fellow at SOAS, University of London. An academic at SOAS must nominate the person. The School invites nominations for a series of Centenary Visiting Fellowships of up to three months duration at SOAS. Closing date for nominations for October-December 2013 is the end of May 2013. Closing date for nominations for January-March 2014 through to the end of 2014 is the end of August 2013. Following this first call, an annual cycle will entail a closing date for nominations at the end of January for the four slots in the following calendar year.

Fellows will be provided with accommodation in the 4th floor apartment at 53 Gordon Square, and a contribution to their living costs of GBP 2000 for the three months (or less pro rata). Four periods per calendar year will be available: Jan-March, April-June, July-September, October-December. Departments, Institutes or Centres are invited to nominate an individual for one or other of the slots starting in October 2013 through to the end of December 2014.

Nominations for this first call should consist of a proposal from the SOAS academic unit accompanied by a current CV of the nominee. The proposal should be no longer than 2 pages and should outline the following:

A selection committee consisting of the Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise), the Head of the Doctoral School, the three Associate Deans of Research, will select the successful candidates.

Andrew Gerstle
Head of Department of Japan and Korea
SOAS
University of London
Russell Sq
London WC1H 0XG
UK
tel +44 (0)20 7898 4207
fax +44 (0)20 7898 4399

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Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

[from the Evalee Schwarz Trust, 3/1/14]

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need. High school seniors may also apply.

Students seeking to qualify for a loan from the Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education must:

Dates and Deadlines:
April 9, 2014: Application postmark deadline.
June 2014: Loan Committee Annual Meeting. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

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Shpilman Institute for Photography

[from AAH, 12/20/10]

The Shpilman Institute for Photography (The SIP) announces open calls for general research on photography and for research on philosophy and photography.

The SIP invites scholars and independent researchers from all over the world to submit their applications through its website,where guidelines, themes, the application process, and submissions can be found.

Grants are based on proposals for research leading to the completion within the grant period of a written document, whether an essay or extended research paper.Grants for individuals and group research will range from US $5,000 up to $15,000.All submissions and papers for both the calls must be in English. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011.

The SIP, founded by Shalom Shpilman in 2010, is a research institute whose mission is to initiate and support innovative scholarly work that will advance the understanding of the varied meanings, functions, and significance of photography and related media. Through its grant programs, The SIP commissions and sponsors individual and group research projects, with an emphasis on philosophical concerns, including scholarly papers and publications in print and online, conferences, symposia, and other events.

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Sino-British Fellowship Trust

[courtesy of K. McLoughlin, 7/25/12]

Katherine Whitaker Bequest: Postgraduate Grants for Sinological Studies

Dr Katherine Lai Po Kan Whitaker (1912-2003) taught Classical Chinese and Cantonese language at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and was for many years the only Chinese woman to hold senior rank in British academic sinology.

Educated at Oxford University, she was the first Chinese to obtain a teaching appointment in the University of Hong Kong's English Department, a post which she left shortly before the Japanese invasion of 1941, making her way back to Britain, where she subsequently became a special lecturer in Chinese at SOAS. She gained the PhD degree for her work on the modified tones of Cantonese, and published a considerable body of teaching material at a time when Chinese language textbooks were few, later turning her scholarly attention to Classical studies and to Tibetan Buddhism.

Dr Katherine Whitaker died in April 2003, leaving a bequest to the Sino-British Fellowship Trust.

The Trustees have decided that the Katherine Whitaker Bequest should be used to fund an annual grant or grants for scholars "pursuing studies in the fields relevant to the expertise of Dr Whitaker."

For further information please contact:

The Sino-British Fellowship Trust Office
23 Bede House
Manor Fields
Putney
London SW15 3LT
UK

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Smithsonian Institution

[from Smithsonian, 1/10/10]

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Fellowship awards under this program are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered to scholars who have held the degree or equivalent for less than seven years. Senior Fellowships are offered to scholars who have held the degree or equivalent for seven years or more. The term is 3 to 12 months. Both fellowships offer a stipend of $42,000 per year plus allowances.

Predoctoral Fellowships are offered to doctoral candidates who have completed preliminary course work and examinations. Candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct doctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution. The term is 3 to 12 months. The stipend is $27,000 per year plus allowances.

Graduate Student Fellowships are offered to students formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, who have completed at least one semester, and not yet been advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. Program. Applicants must submit a proposal for research in a discipline, which is pursued at the Smithsonian. The term is 10 weeks; the stipend is $6,000.

Postmark deadline: January 15th annually

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) Fellowships in Museum Practice

The Smithsonian's Fellowships in Museum Practice (FMP) program is an opportunity for mid- and senior-level museum personnel, researchers and training providers to spend time at the Smithsonian researching a particular topic of interest that is relevant to their work and the museum profession. The goal of the program is foster innovative scholarship and expand the availability of data that has the potential to contribute to improvements in museum operations.

Fellowships are awarded annually for a period of up to 6 months. An award consists of a stipend of $3,000 per month plus round-trip travel expenses between the recipient's home and Washington, DC.

Deadline: February 15, annually

Contact:
Program Manager

Fellowships in Museum Practice
SCEMS Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0427
fax (202) 357-3346
http://museumstudies.si.edu/fmp.htm e-mail <fmp@si.edu>.

Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Program

These fellowships are offered to recent graduates of masters programs in art conservation or the equivalent or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, who wish to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for a period of one year. Additional facilities may be available to museum or archives fellows for analytical work at the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI).

The fellowship begins in the fall of 2009. A stipend of $32,000 is being offered plus allowances. Deadline(s): January 15, 2009.

Contact:
Office of Research Training and Services
Smithsonian Institution
470 L'Enfant Plaza SW Suite 7102
MRC 902 PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
tel (202) 633-7070
http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/CFELL/CFELLapp.htm
e-mail <siofg@si.edu>

Minority Awards Program

The Office of Fellowships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices. Internships and Visiting Student appointments are full-time (40 hours per week), for ten weeks during the summer, fall, or spring. Stipends are $500 per week, with additional travel allowances offered in some cases and a small research allowance for Visiting Students.

Deadline(s): February 1 (for Summer and Fall); October 1 (for Spring).

Contact:
Office of Research Training and Services
Smithsonian Institution
470 L'Enfant Plaza SW Suite 7102
MRC 902 PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
tel (202) 633-7070
http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/CFELL/CFELLapp.htm
e-mail <siofg@si.edu>

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Social Science Research Council

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship

See entry under "American Council of Learned Societies" above.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program 2011

[from H-NET, 11/22/10]

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) supports early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in formulating doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, feasible for completion, and competitive in fellowship competitions. Funding for the program is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Early-stage graduate students, generally in their 2nd or 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by two research directors. Twelve fellows are selected for each research field. Fellows participate in two required four-day workshops, (June and September 2011) that frame their summer research experiences. The spring workshop emphasizes preparation for predissertation research; the fall workshop guides fellows through the synthesis of their summer research into dissertation proposals and applications for dissertation research funding. DPDF Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from the SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer of 2011.

2011 Research Fields:

Global Indigenous Politics
Migration & Gender Studies
Provincializing Global Urbanism: Critical Ethnographies of Urban Futures
Science/Art Studies
Bridging, Bonding and Bordering: Migrant Strategies and State Policies

Information about the DPDF program, including eligibility and selection criteria, is available through the DPDF website.

Application deadline: January 28, 2011.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
Social Science Research Council
tel (718) 517-3646
e-mail <dpdf@ssrc.org>

Workshops

DPDF annual cycles are organized around two workshops bracketing student summer research, and advising fellows on designing predissertation research and writing the dissertation proposal. These workshops include seminar discussions, collective and constructive critiques by research directors and fellow students, and presentations about securing research funding. They are structured to assist students in writing dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and fundable.

Next deadline is 1 October 2010.

"Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections"

[from SSRC, 2/17/13]

The SSRC has received additional support to continue the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program, and will offer another round of fellowships in 2013-2014. These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Open for applications, next deadline is March 29th 2013. Apply Now.

Contact:
Holly Danzeisen
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel (212) 377-2700 x3662
e-mail <transregional@ssrc.org>

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowships

[http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ipfp/, 10/6/02]

This program is no longer awarding fellowships.

International Dissertation Research Fellowships

[from H-GRAD and SSRC, 9/13/12]

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences--regardless of citizenship--enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2012 IDRF competition must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2013, whichever comes first.

The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, about non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Deadline: November 7, 2012.

Japan Studies Dissertation Workshop

[from H-ASIA, 9/18/07]

This annual event seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. Applications are welcome from students in all fields of the social sciences and humanities who have not yet begun field work, who are currently in the field, and those who are in the process of writing their dissertations. Full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions and have an approved dissertation prospectus are eligible. The 2007 workshop will be held Sunday, December 16 through Thursday, December 20, 2007, in Monterey , California . The application deadline is October 1, 2007.

For eligibility requirements and application instructions, please consult our website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/japan.

Social Science Research Council
Japan Program
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel (212) 377-2700
japan@ssrc.org

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship

[from H-ASIA, 10/26/11]

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for ABDs and recent PhDs provides promising and highly qualified researchers in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to conduct extended research at leading universities and research institutions in Japan. Fellowship terms are for single continuous stays from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 12 to 24 months (long-term). Short-term fellowships must commence between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, and long-term fellowships must commence between April 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012. Applicants for short-term fellowships must submit proof of a doctoral degree received no more than six years prior to April 1, 2012 or a letter from an advisor attesting to the fact that the applicant is within 2 years of completion of degree. Long-term fellowship applicants must submit a copy of a PhD diploma dated no more than six years prior to April 1, 2012. JSPS currently provides round-trip international airfare for fellows originating in the U.S., insurance coverage for accidents and illness, a monthly stipend of Y362,000 for PhDs (Y200,000 for ABDs), a settling-in allowance of Y200,000, and eligibility for an additional Y1,500,000 annually for research expenses for stays of 12 to 24 months.

The application deadline for both short-term and long-term fellowships is December 1, 2011.

For eligibility requirements and to download the application form, please consult http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/jsps-fellowship/.

Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

[from H-ASIA,3/11/13]

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased to announce the sixth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop.

July 1-5, 2013
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, CA
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

The Social Science Research Council Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged in research on Korea. The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress.

Individual students will lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. This year's mentor faculty are:
Jennifer Jihye Chun (University of Toronto)
Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin)
Serk-Bae Suh (University of California at Irvine)
Jun Yoo (University of Hawai'i at Manoa )

ELIGIBILITY
- Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at US or Canadian institutions are eligible.
- Participants may be in any social science or humanities field.
- Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus but cannot have completed writing for final submission.
- Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean Studies institutions.

For the application and more information, please visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/.

Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel (718) 517-3640
fax (212) 377-2727

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Society for the History of Technology 

[from H-ASIA, 3/5/07]

Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship

The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. This award is in memory of the co-founder of the Society, and honors Melvin Kranzberg's many contributions to developing the history of technology as a field of scholarly endeavor and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) as a professional organization.

The $4,000 award is unrestricted and may be used in any way that the winner chooses to advance the research and writing of his or her dissertation. Possible uses include underwriting the costs of travel to archival collections; photocopying or microfilming; translation of documents; and so on. The award may not be used for university tuition or fees.

Students from institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world who are working on projects in the history of technology are eligible to apply; doctoral candidates from outside the United States are especially encouraged to submit application materials. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for the dissertation by September 1, 2007. (Students from outside the United States, whose programs of study may follow a different pattern, are encouraged to contact the committee chair to review their standing and discuss their eligibility for the Kranzberg Fellowship.)

A complete application should be sent to each member of the Kranzberg selection committee. The application materials should include the following:

1. A curriculum vitae (all applications must be in English).

2. A 3­5 page (750­1250 words) summary or abstract of the proposed dissertation. In this summary, applicants should describe how their research contributes to the history of technology.

3. A 1­2 page (250­500 words) description of how the applicant intends to use the funds.

4. A letter of recommendation from the student's dissertation director. This letter should also attest that the student is currently enrolled and in good standing at a recognized university graduate program, and will complete all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by September 1, 2007.

All application materials, including the letter of recommendation, should be in English and should be in the hands of each member of the committee by April 15. The committee is charged with selecting the most promising proposal from among those submitted. The winner will be announced at the SHOT annual meeting banquet in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 20.

2007 Kranzberg Fellowship Committee

Mark Finlay
Department of History
Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Rayvon Fouché
Department of History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Ann Greene
Dept. of the History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
303 Logan Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304

Alexander Magoun
David Sarnoff Library
39 Humbert St
Princeton, New Jersey 08542-3312

Nina Wormbs (chair)
Division of History of Science and Technology
Royal Institute of Technology
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Amy Bix, SHOT Secretary, (515) 294-8469.

To repeat this information and see a list of previous winners, visit www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/kranzberg.html.

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Society for Utopian Studies

[from H-NET, 3/10/11]

Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Competition

Each year the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) presents the Kenneth M. Roemer Award for the best proposal for an undergraduate or graduate course on utopia, dystopia, utopianism, or a related subject. Kenneth M. Roemer is a former president of the Society, winner of the 2008 Lyman Tower Sargent Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and teacher in the field of utopian studies for more than two decades.

A $200 award will be presented to the winner, and he or she will be invited to submit the winning syllabus and supplementary materials for publication on the Society's website.

To apply for this award, send an electronic copy of your application as a single PDF file to the Teaching Committee Chair no later than August 1, 2011. The application must include the following to be considered:

Only submissions by current SUS members will be accepted. The winner of this award must wait one year after winning to apply again.

Please send your application to Jill Belli, Chair of the SUS Teaching Committee.

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Society of Architectural Historians

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

[from SAH, 8/26/14]

The Society of Architectural Historians' prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for the first time in 2013 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The Fellowship is *not* for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to:

1. see and experience architecture and landscapes first-hand
2. think about their profession deeply
3. acquire knowledge useful for the recipient's future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This Fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians' H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

In 2013 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments.

2013 Schedule
April 1, 2014: Application Period Opens
October 1, 2014: Application Period Closes at 11:59 pm Central US time
October 2 - Nov. 15, 2014: Jury Deliberations
December 1, 2014: Award Announced
January 1, 2015: Travel may begin as soon as this date

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2013 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism.

The Fellowship is intended to be a special honor for the recipient and is to be awarded to a truly outstanding candidate, based on distinguished academic achievement, leadership potential, personal motivation and promise. This is an international fellowship so candidates from any country may apply. All applicants must be current members of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Brooks Fellowship will be selected by the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Committee which is appointed by the President of SAH.

The Brooks Fellowship recipient will be expected to keep an online journal by posting at least once per month to a blog on the SAH website. The blog will document the Fellow's travels in text and images, including photographs, video, drawings or other media. This record will be used by the SAH office to approve payment distribution. One payment of $12,000 will be made at the beginning of the Fellowship and three subsequent payments of $12,000 each will made throughout the year. A final payment of $2000 will be made upon the submission of an SAH eNewsletter article reflecting upon the Fellowship recipient's travel (see below).

Fellowship recipients will write a summary article for the SAH eNewsletter (1000-2000 words) that documents their travel, explains how the Fellowship contributed to the recipient's understanding of the built environment and details how they anticipate the Fellowship will influence their future work. While travelling or shortly thereafter, the Fellowship recipient also will be expected to upload images to SAHARA, the SAH shared image archive. The recommended number of images to upload is 500. Upon their return, Fellowship recipients will make themselves available to their local SAH chapter, should the chapter wish to hear a presentation about the Fellowship year.

SAH/Mellon Author Awards

[from H-Arthist, 3/13/13]

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. Funded through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), the award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. The purpose of the award is to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproduction and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment.

Awards will be made once in 2014 and once in 2015 for print (hardcover, soft cover) and digital publications (eBook, DVD). Awardees will be selected on the basis of the quality and demonstrated financial need for their project.

The application deadline is June 1, 2014. 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. For more information on the SAH/Mellon Author Awards, please visit sah.org/fellowships-and-grants.

SAH Award for Film and Video

[from H-Arthist, 6/5/14]

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video. Established in 2013, the SAH Award for Film and Video recognizes the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment.

The topic of the film or video must be any aspect of the built environment including the history of buildings, interiors, monuments, landscapes, cultural landscapes, urbanism, designers, engineers, clients, preservation, conservation, citizen engagement, or other topics related to the history of the built environment. The most important criterion is the work's contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production.

The deadline to apply for the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video is Friday, August 1, 2014. To learn more about the award, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit sah.org/film-award.

If you have questions, please contact Beth Eifrig, SAH Assistant Director of Programs, or (312) 573-1365.

SAH International Travel Grant Program

[from H-Arthist, 5/8/14]

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2015 SAH International Travel Grant Program. Generously funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation, the program provides funding to scholars from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH Annual Conference to attend the 2015 conference in Chicago. The aim of the new program is to bring international academics, museum professionals and heritage conservationists to the SAH conference and to help them build upon their international professional networks.

SAH will award between 12 and 15 fellowships to practicing historians of the built environment in late 2014. The award covers the following:
- Travel expenses to and from the 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, April 15-19
- Hotel accommodations
- A per diem
- Conference registration
- Two years of membership in SAH

Professionals working in a college, university, museum or conservation organization located in a country that has not traditionally been represented at the SAH Annual Conference are eligible to apply. Such areas include, but are not limited to, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. SAH membership is not required to apply. The application deadline is September 1, 2014. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.sah.org/getty-travel-grants.

SAH Publication Awards

[from H-Arthist, 6/5/14]

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is accepting nominations for the 2015 SAH Publication Awards. The program includes five awards that will be presented at the Society's 68th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 2015. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 1, 2014.

The committees selecting winners for the 2015 awards will be considering books with copyright dates of 2012 and 2013. (Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the MacDougall Award.)

Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award: Presented for distinguished scholarship by a North American author in the history of architecture
Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award: Presented for excellence in published exhibition catalogues
Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award: Presented for an outstanding publication devoted to historical issues in the preservation field
Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award: Presented for distinguished scholarship in the history of landscape architecture or garden design
Spiro Kostof Book Award: Presented for work that focuses on urbanism and architecture and provides the greatest contribution to our understanding of historical development and change

To learn more about the awards, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit sah.org/publication-awards. If you have questions, please contact SAH Assistant Director of Programs Beth Eifrig or (312) 573-1365.

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Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand

[from H-Arthist, 5/23/11]

David Saunders Founders Grant

Aim: The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000.

Eligibility: Applicants are required to be financial members of SAHANZ at the time of submission and to maintain their membership during the period of the award. Applicants are required to be emergent or early career researchers, including postgraduate students, recent graduates and those in the first few years of full-time academic employment. Applicants must be resident in Australia or New Zealand or, if resident elsewhere, must be proposing to use the Grant to undertake research on or of relevance to the architectural history of Australia or New Zealand.

Submission and Award Conditions:

1. Project proposals must include an outline of the project, budget and its justification; proposed outcomes; and a brief CV (See Application requirements below).
2. The awarding of the Grant is decided by the Committee of SAHANZ.
3. Grant monies will be made available within two months at the announcement of the Grant.
4. The funded research should be able to be completed in one year from the date of the award announcement. Outcomes from research are expected within two years of the award.
5. At completion of the research, Grantees are required to report on the acquittal of the Grant against actual expenses, and on the status of the outcomes (i.e. the publication/s).
6. SAHANZ reserves the right to have first option to publish part or all of the research results in Fabrications.

Criteria:

1. The demonstrated ability of the applicant.
2. The likely significance of the research.
3. Evidence that the proposed project is achievable with this grant (i.e. not dependent upon securing additional funds).
4. The likely quality and impact of the proposed outcomes.

Submission date: 2nd June. E-mail submission, with hardcopy to follow by mail post dated no later than 2nd June. Announcement of award: At the SAHANZ Annual General Meeting to be held early July at the annual conference of the Society.

Address all submissions to:

Nicole Sully
Secretary of Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
School of Architecture
Zelman Cowan Building
University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, 4072
Australia.

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

[from Soros Fellowships, 8/26/10]

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals each year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Students already in graduate school are eligible, though not past their second year. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition to whatever school the Fellow attends.

Candidates must be holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizens.

The application deadline is November 1, 2010. Applications are available at the website, http://www.pdsoros.org/, and may be filed on-line. Those with questions or those needing paper applications should contact:

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel (212) 547-6926
fax (212) 548-4623
e-mail <pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org>.

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Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitzs

[from H-Arthist, 9/3/13]

International Fellowship Programme

The fellowship programme at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, which was launched in 2009, offers each year scholars from all over the world research residencies for one- to three-months at institutions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Funding is available for research projects related to the multifaceted institutions and rich holdings of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The programme aims to strengthen the international network of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and therefore addresses foreign researchers, whose place of residence is not in Germany. In addition, it promotes particularly researchers in the early stage of their career. The grants are intended to enable scholars to follow their own research project at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, make professional contacts and participate in the academic and cultural life of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Application deadline for scholarships in 2014 is September 20, 2013. Further information on details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under: http://www.smb.museum/smb/forschung/index.php?p=2&objID=23565&n=2&lang=en.

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Stanford University

Center for East Asian Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowships in East Asian Studies

[from CEAS, 3/26/10]

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University offers up to two postdoctoral fellowships in Chinese Studies each year. These awards are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. Fellowships may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. Each award carries a 12-month stipend of approximately $50,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

The postmark deadline for applications is January 15 each year. The application form will be available in late October 2010.

East Asia Library Travel Grants

[from H-ASIA, 3/6/12]

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2012-13 library travel grants. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collection for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Center will award up to six grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the Stanford East Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with University travel guidelines. The Stanford East Asia Library collection includes roughly 700,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and western languages. Further information about the library collections is available at http://lib.stanford.edu/eal or by contacting the relevant area librarian.

Eligibility: Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of East Asia at other U.S. institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the Stanford East Asia Library between April 6 and August 14, 2012. Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby. Please note that award travel must be completed before August 14, 2012.

Amount: Up to $500 per trip.

Application Procedures: Submit the following documents by e-mail (no paper applications accepted) to jgroschwitz@stanford.edu:

Deadline: Applications are due by April 6, 2012.

Contact:
John Groschwitz
Associate Director
Center for East Asian Studies
tel (650) 736-1759

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The Strong

[from H-NET, 8/24/12]

To encourage and support scholarship, The Strong invites researchers to use its wealth of resources on the history of play and playthings. The Strong awards research fellowships three times each year. Eligible research projects must benefit from access to collections held by The Strong, including:

The Strong encourages applications for research fellowships from academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the Masters or PhD level. All applicants must reside outside a 50-mile radius of The Strong.

The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
e-mail <researchfellowships@thestrong.org>
http://www.libraryandarchivesofplay.org/fellowships

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Text and Academic Authors Association

[from CAA, 12/10/10]

Academic Authors may apply for publication grants to cover out of pocket expenses not covered by either institutional funds or other grants for articles and monographs and collections already accepted by publishers. Submit an application found on the website www.taaonline.net, together with copies of receipts, to:

Richard T. Hull
Text and Academic Authors Grant Program
3241 Heather Hill Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32309.

Grants limited to US citizens.

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Triangle Center for Japanese Studies

[from H-ASIA, 8/29/11, and Triangle, 9/18/11]

The Triangle Center for Japanese Studies, newly established with assistance from the Japan Foundation, has grants available for scholars who wish to visit the Japanese studies collection in the Duke University library, the Japanese materials in the Ackland Museum of Art at UNC Chapel Hill, the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University, or another Japan-related resource in the Triangle region. Although these awards are primarily intended for scholars from universities in the southeast who lack regular access to such collections, applications from all interested scholars will be considered. For more information about this award or the Triangle Center for Japanese Studies, please see the TCJS website. Deadline: 26 September 2011.

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Trinity College

[from Trinity, 10/23/10]

Ann Plato Pre/Post-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship

Trinity College [Hartford, CT] invites applications for a one-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship to promote diversity at our nationally recognized liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. Ann Plato Fellows will join the faculty in one of our 30 academic departments or interdisciplinary programs, interact regularly with colleagues and students on campus, and work on their own research. Pre-doctoral fellows will teach one course during the year; post-doctoral fellows will teach two courses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will contribute to enhancing diversity at Trinity College by increasing ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students.

Pre-doctoral applicants must demonstrate that they will complete all terminal degree requirements (except the dissertation) before beginning the fellowship year. Post-doctoral (or post-MFA) applicants should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience before holding a fellowship.

Date of fellowship: September 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012.

Stipend: Between mid-$40,000 (pre-doctoral) to mid-$50,000 (post-doctoral), plus health benefits, office space, computer, conference travel expenses, and assistance in finding housing near campus.

Review of applications begins November 15th, and will continue until the position is filled.

For other questions, contact our administrative assistant via e-mail Nancy.Horton@trincoll.edu or phone (860) 297-2128).

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Trinity College Dublin

[from Long Room Hub, 10/23/10]

2011-2012 Visiting Research Fellowship Programme

The Trinity Long Room Hub intends to award a number of stipendiary and non-stipendiary fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012 in the arts and humanities at Trinity College Dublin.

Applicants for a fellowship should demonstrate how they would spend their time working one or more of the many rich collections within the Library, and/or collaborating with named individuals or groups of individuals within one or more of the constituent departments, schools or research centres linked to the Hub. Applications are welcome from across the entire range of arts and humanities research.

The funding for these Visiting Research Fellowships has been provided by the UK Alumni of Trinity College Dublin. As such, at least one of the long-term stipendiary fellowships will be reserved for a British citizen or a long-term resident of the UK (three years or more) who is not a British citizen.

Available fellowships are:

If you have a query about this scheme, please e-mail Dr Jason McElligott.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.00 p.m. (Irish time) on Friday 18 March 2011.

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La Unidad Latina Foundation

[from La Unidad Latina Foundation, 7/5/10]

Educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1000.

Application deadlines are the 15th of February and October. Applications are only accepted within 45 days prior to the deadline. Applications must be received by the deadline.

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U.S. Department of Education

[from Javits , 9/10/07]

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2007, the institutional payment was $12,627 and the maximum stipend was $30,000.

Closing date: October 15, 2007.

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U.S. Department of State

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Scholar-in-Residence Program
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Junior Faculty Development Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

[from the Fulbright website, 8/25/14]

The application system for the 2015-16 academic year opens May 1, 2014, and closes on October 14, 2014. Application procedures will vary slightly depending upon the type of applicant.

China: 60 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
Hong Kong: 1 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
Japan: 12 Fulbright Study/Research Grants for Graduate Students
Mongolia: 6 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
Singapore: 5 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
South Korea: 20 Fulbright Study/Research Grants + 10 Fulbright Korean Studies Graduate Degree Grants
Taiwan: 8 Fulbright Study/Research Grants + 5 Fulbright M.A. Degree Program Grants

Scholar-in-Residence Program

[from CIES, 9/13/09]

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program assists institutions historically underrepresented in international academic exchange and allows scholars outside the United States to gain experience in U.S. higher education.

Last year, 46 institutions took advantage of the opportunities provided by the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program to internationalize programs, develop curricula and faculty, and diversify student and faculty experiences.

This year's deadline is October 15, 2009. To apply for the Scholar-in-Residence Program, interested institutions must submit one original proposal by mail to:

Alma Ford
Program Officer
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel (202) 686-6252

In addition to submitting your proposal by regular mail, we encourage you to also send an electronic copy to Alma Ford.

[For foreign scholars who wish to participate in SIR], there is no formal process for applying to participate in the SIR Program. If you are interested in becoming a Scholar-in-Residence, you can submit your curriculum vitae along with a Statement of Interest, to the Fulbright Commissions or U.S. Embassy abroad in your home country. You can also express your interest by contacting administrators and faculty at Historically Black Colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, community colleges and small, liberal-arts colleges. Contacting Fulbright Visiting Scholars can also help bring perspective on the lecturing environments and needs of institutions targeted for SIR participation. SIR program staff can also offer information.

Critical Language Program

[from H-ASIA, 9/25/14]

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online. Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST. Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

Junior Faculty Development Program
Fellowship Opportunity for University Faculty Members from Eurasia & Southeast Europe

[from H-NET, 6/29/10]

The JFDP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State (ECA). American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, receives a grant from ECA to manage the JFDP and oversee each participant's successful completion of the program.

The JFDP provides university instructors with a semester-long opportunity to engage in curriculum development and explore alternative teaching methodologies; expand their knowledge in their fields of study; gather new teaching materials and resources; and, develop relationships between their U.S. host universities and their home universities. JFDP Fellows work with faculty members at universities in the United States. Individuals may apply for fields in the humanities and social sciences. Each JFDP Fellow will spend a total of five (5) months (January-May 2011) in the United States.

The competition is open to citizens from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In addition, to qualify for a JFDP Fellowship, an applicant must:

Applications and inquiries must be submitted to the local office of American Councils (or IRO in Zagreb). A list of office locations is available at the JFDP website: . The website also includes the application, the 2010-2011 calendar, academic field descriptions, a list of frequently asked questions, and information about past program participants and host institutions.

The due date for applications is 17:00, 9 July 2010, for all office locations.

Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel (202) 833-7522
fax (202) 293-0037
e-mail jfdp@americancouncils.org or sslack@americancouncils.or

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Universities' China Committee in London

[from GBCC, 3/26/10]

The Universities' China Committee in London (UCCL) gives limited grants to Chinese scholars who seek to make research visits to the UK or to British/EU scholars working on, or studying, relevant subjects at UK universities who wish to undertake visits to China for specific research or lecture reasons. It also supports academic conferences and the promotion and teaching of Chinese and other Chinese studies in the UK. Grants are given to cover flight and modest living expenses plus occasionally academic and research costs, but only if no other source is available. Grants are, however, given to support Bench Fees, etc. for Chinese Academics coming as Visiting Scholars or doing short-term research projects. The UCCL has to screen a large number of applications; those seeking grants will therefore help themselves considerably if they ensure that their applications are tidy and succinct. Allowance will of course be made for those for whom English is not the prime language.

Outline criteria

1. UCCL is able to provide limited financial support for university level research and advanced study, directly connected with China. The grants are normally given to postgraduates and for advanced research degrees only.

2. Normal maximum grants are for £1500, although £2000 can be allocated in exceptional cases.

3. China is deemed to mean the whole of the People's Republic of China, including Hong Kong (but see below), but not Taiwan.

4. Scholars from China, in any discipline in the arts, sciences or social sciences who wish to visit the UK, may be supported if the research they wish to pursue here has a demonstrable focus on China-related subjects.

5. Scholars based in universities in the UK who wish to visit China to conduct research, attend academic conferences or carry out similar work may also be supported.

6. PhD students may apply for funding for fieldwork which is programmed at least nine months after Initial Registration. Grants for Chinese students undertaking PhD studies in the UK NOT related to Chinese studies are handled by the Great Britain-China Educational Trust.

7. Grants are rarely given to applications from Hong Kong SAR which has its own sources of funds.

Guidelines for costing

In considering applications, the UCCL will use the following guideline costs (2006):
Return flights - Up to £600 from London/Beijing return.
Food/accommodation - up to £60/day in UK and £40/day in China for academic staff on short visits. £30 per day for students wanting to stay longer.
Conference, registration costs: up to £30 per day.

How to fill in the application form includes technical instructions. It is important that you read the information on this page before filling in the application.

Successful applicants will be asked to submit very brief reports on completion of the relevant work or trip.

Contact details:
The Chairman
Universities' China Committee in London
Swire House, 59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ
fax (020) 7828-6331 e-mail uccl@dsl.pipex.com>

The UCCL will only deal with enquiries and questions received by letter, fax or e-mail.

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University of California, Berkeley

2011 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism

[from H-ASIA, 2/8/11]

The Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism (or "Toshi" Prize) is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book in the area of Buddhist studies. The prize is administered by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

To be considered for the prize during the 2011 nomination period, a book must have a copyright date of 2010. Edited and/or coauthored books are eligible. Books focused primarily on Japanese Buddhism should be nominated for the Toshi Prize in Japanese Buddhism (administered through the UCB Center for Japanese Studies) rather than the Toshi Prize in Buddhism.

Nominations, consisting of the book and a nomination letter, must be received by March 1, 2011, and may come from scholars (including authors) or book publishers. Supporting documentation, such as readers' reports and reviews, may also be included.

Nomination materials should be sent to:

Toshi Prize in Buddhism
University of California, Berkeley
Center for Buddhist Studies
2223 Fulton Street, Room 512
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
USA

The annual prize is in the amount of $10,000. The committee has the discretion to split the prize among multiple books. The prize winner(s) are reimbursed for expenses related to their attendance at the prize presentation.

The prize is presented annually at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize is celebrated with a public lecture by the prize recipient, a symposium focused on the book's theme, and a presentation dinner.

For more information, please contact:
Robert Sharf
Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
2223 Fulton Street, Room 512
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
tel (510) 642-6369.

IEAS Residential Faculty Research Grants, 2012-13

[from H-ASIA, 3/10/12]

The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the second year of the IEAS Residential Faculty Research program, funded by a multi-year grant. This initiative creates a resident research community to engage in research projects concerning East Asia. Five themes, broadly defined, have been identified for the purpose of organizing research. Using these themes to set general emphasis, the IEAS invites Berkeley and non-Berkeley faculty members and scholars in all stages of their careers to submit research proposals grounded in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences (see Eligibility below). These proposals should be of East Asian content or relevance. Successful applicants will receive support to pursue independent research while in residence in Berkeley. They are expected to make at least one presentation on individual research topic during the course of a semester and to attend discussion meetings. These meetings may be open to visiting scholars, doctoral candidates and graduate students at Berkeley. The objective of the program is to facilitate the creation of clusters of researchers who engage in conversations with each other while actively pursuing individual research. All projects funded under the program are expected to result in publications in English.

Non-Berkeley scholars who plan to be in residence at Berkeley and who seek supplements to sabbatical awards while on leave from their home institutions are also invited to apply. Award amounts, program guidelines and application procedures for non-Berkeley scholars are the same as for UC Berkeley faculty members.

Awards will range from $10,000 (for one semester) to $20,000 (for two semesters), to $25,000 (for a full year) and may be used for any purpose that is consistent with UC research policy. Funded activities may begin as early as July 1, 2012.

The IEAS envisions a resident faculty research community that will function as the center of gravity of an extended community of visiting scholars, doctoral candidates and graduate students in the advancement of new approaches to East Asian studies. The first year for the funded activities under this initiative was 2011-2012. The initiative is expected to be continued into a third year (2013-2014) and possibly longer.

THEMES

Under this initiative the IEAS invites proposals in any discipline that bear relevance to any of the following themes, either with East Asian content or relevance, broadly conceptualized:

GUIDELINES for Proposals

Eligibility: Berkeley and non-Berkeley faculty members and scholars in all fields of humanities and social sciences, including those working in environmental, media, urban, legal and other studies, and in all stages of career are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a regular faculty position at UC Berkeley or another university, or otherwise be established scholars at least five years out from having received the PhD. Recent PhD recipients (less than five years) who do not hold a faculty position are not eligible for this program, but should explore other post-doctoral opportunities in East Asian studies at UC Berkeley. International scholars are also expected to be a regular member at an established research institution, and to have a home institution to return to at the conclusion of the award period. Ability to conduct research and engage in scholarly activities in fluent English is required for admission to this program. International scholars are also expected to meet all requirements to qualify for the necessary US visa (usually the J-1), such as minimum salary levels. The support provided through this program may be used to supplement funds provided by the home institution.

Applications should consist of the following:

1) Application cover page: project title and full contact information for applicant, including name, title, contact information (email, telephone, department/university postal mailing address);
2) Abstract of the research proposal (maximum 200 words);
3) Description of research proposal (maximum 2 pages, single spaced);
4) A bibliographical statement that places the proposed research in intellectual context (maximum one page, single-spaced);
5) Curriculum vitae not to exceed two pages;
6) A basic budget plan (see instructions below), not to exceed one page.

Applications should be sent by postal mail (unstapled) or email (preferred method, in one PDF file) to:

Martin Backstrom
Associate Director
Institute of East Asian Studies
2223 Fulton St., 6th floor
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
tel (510) 642-2815).

Questions about the program or the application procedures may also be directed to him.

BUDGET

Awards may be used for any standard and reasonable research expense that accords with relevant UC guidelines and policies governing research, including living stipends and salary supplements. Applicants must supply a budget statement that broadly outlines the categories and amounts of the intended use of the award.

Research travel may be included, but given the residential nature of the IEAS program, trips during the semester should be limited to no more than two weeks, or should otherwise take place during the summer months.

The maximum award for one semester is $10,000; for two semesters $20,000; with a maximum award of $25,000 for a full 12-month period.

DEADLINES and TIMELINE

The IEAS is currently accepting proposals for projects for 2012-2013. Those who seek affiliations in 2013-2014 will be invited to submit applications in fall 2012.

Applications for the 2012-13 academic year must be received at IEAS by Monday, April 23, 2012. Awards will be announced by early May. Funded activities may begin as early as July, 2012.

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University of Chicago Library

[from H-ASIA, 2/19/09]

University of Chicago East Asian Collection Library Travel Grant

With a total of 750,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, the East Asian Collection at the University of Chicago is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and distinctive East Asian collections in the United States. The Center for East Asian Studies sponsors a library travel grant for researchers in the Midwest who would like to take advantage of the University of Chicago's extensive East Asian library holdings.

Reimbursements of up to $250 are available. Applicants should submit a brief description of their research topic and a statement of the library holdings they hope to examine. Please contact Dianne Yurco, (773) 702-8647, at the Center for East Asian Studies for more information.

This grant is sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies.

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University of East Anglia

[from CAA, 2/2/08]

The Sainsbury Research Unit is pleased to offer two three-to five-month Visiting Research Fellowships during the academic year 2008-2009 for the study of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Applications are welcomed from scholars of appropriate standing in such fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences as Anthropology, Art History, Archaeology, History and related disciplines. The fellowship stipend is £1,500 sterling per month, plus return travel costs from home to Norwich, UK, up to a maximum of £750. Accommodation costs on campus range from £430 to £600 per month. Dependants are welcome. The main responsibility of Fellows is to conduct research for publication.

For further information, please contact:

The Admissions Secretary
Sainsbury Research Unit
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
UK
tel +44 (0)1603 592498
e-mail admin.sru@uea.ac.uk.

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University of Kansas East Asian Library

[from H-ASIA, 9/9/09]

University of Kansas East Asian Library 2009-2010 Travel Grants

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, a federally designated National Resource Center, is offering travel grants to scholars outside the Lawrence Kansas area who wish to use the University's East Asian Library collection during the 2009-2010 academic year through July 2010. A limited number of travel grants of up to $300 each will be awarded to cover travel and lodging expenses. Applicants at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages will be given priority consideration. The awards must be used before August 1, 2010. Applications will be reviewed by the travel grants committee based on merit to faculty members and graduate students engaged in dissertation research. The application deadline is February 15, 2010.

The East Asian collection has over 270,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, substantial periodical holdings, and electronic resources. The collection is especially strong in the fields of Chinese and Japanese art history, history, literature, religion, and Japanese women's studies. For further information about the collection please consult http://www.lib.ku.edu/eastasia/ or contact Vickie Doll, Head of the East Asian Library.

Applications for the grant, including a one page description of the research topic, the type/subject of materials you are seeking, an estimated budget, and a current curriculum vitae to the Center for East Asian Studies Travel Grants Committee at ceas@ku.edu:

Travel Grants Committee
Center for East Asian Studies
Bailey Hall, Room 201
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
tel (785) 864-3849
fax (785) 864-5034
e-mail <ceas@ku.edu>

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University of Maryland

[from H-ASIA, 9/24/13]

Twentieth-Century Japan Research Awards

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library's Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders of a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. The competition is open to scholars in all parts of the world and from any discipline, but historical topics are preferred. University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students may not apply. More information can be found on the Prange Collection website.

The application deadline is November 15, 2013. The grant must be used by October 31, 2014. Grant funds will be disbursed in the form of reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, reproductions, and related research expenses. Such costs as computers or software are not eligible. Reimbursement will require submission of receipts for processing by the University.

All applications must be submitted electronically by attachment to millercenter@umd.edu with "Twentieth-Century Japan Research Awards" in the subject line. Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a two-to three-page description (double-spaced) of the research project. Applications from graduate students must be accompanied by a letter from the principal faculty advisor attesting to the significance of the dissertation project and to the student's completion of all other degree requirements.

Materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection include virtually all Japanese-language newspapers, news agency releases, magazines, pamphlets, and books dating from the period of Allied censorship, 1945-1949, in addition to over 10,000 newspaper photos. There are also materials published by Chinese and Korean residents, most of which are written in Japanese. Related collections in English include the personal papers of Charles Kades and Justin Williams. Office correspondence documenting policies and decisions of the Publications, Pictorial, and Broadcast Division, Civil Censorship Detachment (Civil Intelligence Section), Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Japan, are complementary to official Occupation records housed at the National Archives, College Park. Japanese newspapers and magazines from the Prange Collection are available for research on microform in the East Asia Collection. Other Prange materials are made available for research in the Prange Collection reading area after consultation with the Prange Curator or Manager. The East Asia Collection contains Japanese-language books published during the wartime period, scholarly monographs on Occupied Japan, and a wide variety of reference works.

A one-page summary of research findings is required at the conclusion of the grant period.

For further information about the collections, consult the following websites: http:/www.lib.umd.edu/prange and http://www.lib.umd.edu/EASIA/eastasia.html.

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University of Michigan, Asia Library

Center for Chinese Studies

[from H-ASIA, 1/7/11]

The Center for Chinese Studies will award two grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo- duplication for scholars of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University and International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

The Asia Library collection includes over 756,949 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Further information about the library is available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia-library or by contacting the Library Assistant at 734) 764-0406.

Eligibility: Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library between January 10 and August 14, 2011.

Amount: Up to $700 per trip.

Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through May 31, 2011.

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit the following by e-mail to chinese.studies@umich.edu:

Contact: Gloria Caudill, Administrator, Center for Chinese Studies, tel (734) 647-1487.

Center for Japanese Studies

Grants up to $500 are available to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for Japan scholars at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library from 1 July 2001 until 30 June 2002. The Asia Library collection includes over 567,388 volumes in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Of these, 250,039 volumes, 9,670 microfilm reels and 7,323 microfilm sheets are in Japanese. An on-line access to the Nichigai databases from Japan is one of the newer acquisitions in electronic resources. The library is strong and well balanced in humanities and social sciences with growing collections in film and women's studies. Further information about the library is available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia/ or by contacting the Library Assistant at 734-764-0406.

Interested scholars should submit an application letter, a brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) to the center describing their research and the need to use the Asia Library collection. Additionally, scholars should provide a current curriculum vita, an estimated budget and proposed travel dates.

Please send e-mail to umcjs@umich.edu or write to:

Asia Library Travel Grants
Center for Japanese Studies
Suite 3603, 1080 S. University
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.

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University of New England, Australia

[from UNE, 3/27/10]

The Asia Centre has established a UNEAC Research Fellowship scheme aimed at attracting to the Centre sabbatical and other visiting scholars working on Asia. Under this scheme, potential visiting scholars are invited to apply for up to A$3,000 support per Fellowship. Fellowships would normally be offered to scholars visiting for 3 months or more and would not include any contribution to international airfares. For those visitors wishing to stay for a shorter period pro-rata Fellowship support may be considered. There will be several Fellowships awarded in 2006. Interested Scholars are invited to apply at any time for a UNEAC Research Fellowship, which will be awarded on a competitive basis.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Howard Brasted
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351
Australia
tel +(61-2) 6773 2081
fax +(61-2) 6773 3520

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University of Notre Dame

[from NDIAS, 10/28/12]

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study offers three types of fellowships:

Templeton Fellowships for distinguished senior scholars with extensive records of academic accomplishment, who have had a considerable impact on their discipline, as well as for outstanding junior scholars with academic records of exceptional promise and whose research agendas align with the purpose and parameters of the program. Templeton Fellowships provide the opportunity and the environment for distinguished scholars to rethink basic assumptions underlying their academic disciplines and to pursue advanced and creative research on one of the four major Templeton Fellowship Questions.

Residential Fellowships for faculty and scholars in all disciplines — including the arts, engineering, the humanities, and the social, life, and physical sciences — with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. The Institute also welcomes those who are beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects. Graduate students who will not receive their terminal degree before this fellowship period should apply for a graduate student fellowship.

Graduate Student Fellowships for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). As with residential fellowships for faculty and other scholars, artists, and scientists, the Institute encourages graduate student fellows to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute's academic community. To qualify for a graduate student fellowship, a student must remain in graduate student status between August 2013 and May 2014. Graduate students who will receive their terminal degree during this fellowship period and thereby no longer maintain graduate student status should apply for a residential fellowship.

The deadline for the 2013-2014 fellowship applications is Thursday, November 1, 2012.

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University of Oxford

[courtey of M. Richter, 2/17/10]

In addition to the general graduate scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and individual Colleges, there are a handful of full and partial scholarships dedicated to Chinese Studies at selected colleges. The major ones are listed below. For more information about programmes and admissions go to http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/ea/chinese/chinese_graduate.html.

Pembroke College: Stanley Ho Scholarship in Chinese Studies
Pembroke College proposes to award a scholarship of £9,000 per annum to a person in the area of Chinese studies in the academic year beginning 2010. Applicants should have been accepted to read a research degree at Oxford University and at Pembroke College and should indicate their wish to apply for the scholarship with their application.

Pembroke College: Gordon Aldrick Scholarship in Chinese Cultural Studies
The Gordon Aldrick Scholarship, associated with Pembroke College, offers £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years. This is open to graduates beginning research in an area of Chinese cultural studies.

University College: Edwin Arnold Scholarship in Chinese Studies> (in association with the Davis Fund of the Oriental Studies Faculty)
University College and the Oriental Studies Faculty are offering a joint graduate scholarship available to new applicants for the D.Phil or to the M.St. Applicants must work on either Traditional or Modern China in the Humanities. The total value of the scholarship is £9,000 per annum, for up to three years. Those wishing to be considered for the Edwin Arnold Scholarship must state this at the end of the research proposal section of their application, to be submitted in the usual way by the application deadline of 12 March 2010. The successful candidate will be offered a place by University College and membership of the College will be a condition of the award.

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University of Washington

[from Asian Studies Newsletter 46/1]

East Asia Center

In an effort to encourage educators outside the Seattle area to take advantage of events and resources at the University of Washington , the East Asia Center is offering small travel stipends to eligible individuals. Beginning 1 January 2001, funds will be available to those who attend any of the numerous East Asia-related symposia, conferences, seminars and other events that are offered on campus by UW East Asia faculty and guest speakers from around the world. Travel to the UW to use the East Asia Library collection is also reimbursable. Educators, scholars, and faculty teaching at post-secondary institutions within the United States are eligible to apply. The maximum reimbursement is $300 per person per year and is dependent on availability of funds. Travel must be concluded by 31 July 2003. The East Asia Center is a federally funded and designated National Resource Center . To receive a travel reimbursement form, please contact:

Diane Atkinson
East Asia Center
Jackson School of International Studies
Box 353650
Thomson 203-A
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
tel (206) 543-6938
fax (206) 685-0668
eacenter@u.washington.edu.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Memorial Library residential grants-in-aid

[from H-NET, 12/11/13]

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are pleased to announce their 2014 Call for Grants-in-Aid Application. The awards are generally for a one months duration for research in the humanities, sciences and related fields appropriate to the libraries collection strengths. Awards are made up to $2,000 each for recipients from North America and $3,000 for those from elsewhere in the world.

Applications are due February 1 of any year. For application forms or more information, go to http://www.library.wisc.edu/friends/grants-in-aid.html#grants, or:

Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rm. 990
728 State St.
Madison, WI 53706
tel (608) 265-2505
fax (608) 265-2754
e-mail <friends@library.wisc.edu>.

David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography, 2010-2011

[from H-NET, 8/27/09]

Applications are solicited for an annual two-month memorial fellowship in honor of David Woodward, a founding editor of The History of Cartography. The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet Holzheimer. The purpose of this fellowship is to attract a scholar to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus to research and write on a subject related to the history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2010-2011 academic year will focus on a period relevant to any of the last three volumes (Four through Six) of the History of Cartography series, which cover the modern era from ca. 1650 to 2000; preference will be given to work that compliments one of the three volumes.

The two-month residence, taken at any time between July 2010 and June 2011, will be at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, which will provide office space and will provide other facilities and support given to scholars at the Institute. Participation in the scholarly community of the Institute is strongly encouraged. The stipend is $3,500 per month for two months. The selection of the fellow will be made on the recommendation of the editors of Volumes Four and Six and of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research in the Humanities.

The Institute for Research in the Humanities, founded in 1959 as the first institute in North America devoted solely to the support and encouragement of humanistic scholarship, is located in the heart of the campus of the University of Wisconsin—Madison. The Institute supports research in the traditional humanistic areas of literature, history, and philosophy; it also promotes interdisciplinary scholarship, while cultivating methodological diversity and breadth.

The University of Wisconsin Libraries are particularly well suited to humanistic and cartographic scholarship. Memorial Library (with three million volumes) is the principal research facility on campus for the humanities and social sciences and has an excellent collection of historical monographs and reference books. It also houses an extensive periodical collection. The Department of Special Collections contains the Chester H. Thordarson Collection in the history of science and is strong in the history of books and printing. The Geography Library contains the University of Wisconsin—Madison's primary collection of geography and cartography. This library is in Science Hall, the location of the Geography Department and the Robinson Map Library. The History of Cartography Project, also housed in Science Hall, maintains an archive of articles and illustrations used in previous volumes, and its staff is available for consultation.

Applicants for the David Woodward Memorial Fellowship, who should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, should submit an application form and a proposal not exceeding four double spaced pages explaining what they intend to study during the two-month residence and what the end product is likely to be. A simple application form and further information about the Fellowship and Institute is available on request from:

Loretta Freiling
Institute for Research in the Humanities
University Club Building
432 E. Campus Mall
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
tel (608) 262-3855 fax (608) 265-4173.

The deadline for completed applications for the 2010-2011 Fellowship is 19 February 2010. Applicants will be informed of the committee's decision before the end of April 2010.

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Urban China Research Network

[from ASDP-L, 5/2/04]

The Urban China Research Network announces the ninth round of competition for its small grant program, with an application deadline of September 1, 2004. Grants are made for graduate student research by students from any country (up to $3000) and for research by new faculty members at Chinese institutions (up to $5000). The Network has supported a wide range of projects related to urbanization and urban life in China, without restriction to scholarly discipline.

Applications are submitted through the Internet. For information, consult http://www.albany.edu/chinanet.

Questions may be directed by e-mail to chinanet@albany.edu.

The website also lists the titles and abstracts of projects that have been supported in the past four years.

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Vernacular Architecture Forum

Ambassadors Awards

[from H-Arthist, 10/21/13]

The Vernacular Architecture Forum [VAF] Ambassadors Awards provide funding for student groups (undergraduate and graduate) from North American institutions, with a faculty sponsor, to attend VAF's annual conference. We hope through this program to enhance the VAF's recruitment of students, to diversify the membership and interest in the work of the VAF, to provide support to programs that teach vernacular architecture, and to increase the VAF's visibility on campuses.

The VAF promotes the study of ordinary buildings and landscapes. The 2014 Annual Meeting, with the theme "Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore," will be held in Galloway Township, New Jersey, May 7-10, 2014.

A selection committee will choose winning recipients based on the strength of the proposals, considering especially the goals of the award program outlined above. The amount of money awarded to each program is at the discretion of the selection committee, but shall depend on such factors as the distance needed to travel to the annual conference site, the number of students involved, the number of Award applicants, and the funds available to the Award program. The total Award amount per institution is limited to $2500 with a maximum of $500 per student. We encourage, but do not require, that Ambassadors apply for matching funds from their institutions.

During the conference, Award recipients are encouraged to use social media to communicate with a broader audience about their experiences as a participant in the conference. Following conference attendance, Award recipients are expected to act as "ambassadors" for the VAF, working to promote the study, documentation, and preservation of ordinary buildings and landscapes. Each group of Ambassadors must also submit a written summary of its experiences to the fellowship chair. The summary, as well as a group photograph, will be published in the VAF's newsletter. Schools awarded an Ambassadors Award will not be eligible for an award the following academic year.

To apply, please submit a two- to three-page proposal that helps us learn more about your program or department, its relationship to vernacular architecture, and your reasons for wishing to send students to the next VAF conference. The proposal may be submitted by the faculty sponsor or by a student or students. If the applicant is submitted by a student(s), it must be accompanied by a letter of support from the faculty sponsor.

The first page of your application should include: Institution and program or department applying, faculty sponsor, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the names of the student ambassadors, if possible. Consider the following questions in your proposal:

a) In what ways is your program involved in the study of vernacular architecture? Include course descriptions, lists of field studies, workshops, seminars, student initiatives, etc.

b) Why do you wish to send a group of students to the next VAF conference? How would conference attendance complement the activities, coursework and goals of your program? What other reasons motivate your program's interest in having students attend the conference?

c) How many students do you propose to send? By what process will you select them?

d) How do you envisage your students' attendance at the VAF will generate further interest in the VAF on your campus or in the local community? Please specify the ways in which selected students would act as “ambassadors” for the VAF upon their return to campus. (Ideas we have come up with include holding a departmental brown bag to share their experiences of the annual meeting, speaking at the local Rotary Club or preservation group, coordinating a day of fieldwork, and planning and working towards submitting paper proposals for the following year's annual conference. We look forward to reading your ideas.)

The selection committee requires a budget of your projected expenses and income related to sending students to the annual conference. An estimated budget should include travel to the conference site, housing, conference registration, and any miscellaneous expenses. Ambassadors Awards are designed to cover conference registration costs (basic registration, tours, VAF membership, banquet) or under special circumstances when conference registration is low in comparison to travel and lodging, other approved expenses. Full-time faculty, who act as sponsors accompanying the Ambassadors, are not eligible for funding. When estimating conference expenses, use registration and other fees from previous conferences as a guideline.

Please send complete proposals to Paula Mohr, or contact her for further information. Please send all elements of your proposal as a single file named as follows: NameofschoolAmbassador2014.

For the 2014 Conference in Galloway Township, New Jersey, the Ambassador Awards application deadline is January 15, 2014.

Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships

[from H-NET, 10/15/12]

In memory of Pamela H. Simpson, whose commitment to mentoring young scholars touched the lives of numerous students and colleagues, the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) Board of Directors has renamed the Annual Presenter's Fellowships the Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships. Since 1989, the VAF Board of Directors has allocated funding for financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers at VAF annual conferences. Awards are intended to offset conference and travel cost for students and to attract developing scholars to the organization.

Any person presenting a paper at a VAF annual conference who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who has received a degree within one year of the annual conference and merits financial assistance, is eligible to apply. The Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowship is a one-time award. For the 2013 annual conference, due to the location in the Gaspe, the award has been increased to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant. Previous awardees are not eligible to apply, even if their status has changed. Recipients of Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops. The VAF annual conference is an opportunity not only to learn about vernacular architecture, but also to establish professional contacts. The conference's unique structure lends itself to conversation and study.

To apply for a Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowship, please prepare a one-page document with the information:
Name
Institution or Company
Degree Program (if a student)
Date Degree Received (if a graduate)
Street Address
E-mail Address
Telephone Number
Paper Title

AND

An estimated budget for your travel to the conference: budget should include travel, housing, conference registration, tours, banquet, food and any miscellaneous expenses.

Please submit an electronic copy of your application in PDF format to Paula A. Mohr or mail three paper copies to:

Paula A. Mohr
Chair, Fellowships Committee
7005 Horton Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
tel (515) 783-2167.

For the 2013 Conference in Gaspé, Quebec, Canada, the Simpson Fellowship application deadline is January 11, 2013.

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

[from CAA, 6/1/11]

The VMFA Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as full-time students in the arts and art history who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline, and as awarded more than $4.4 million in fellowships to Virginians.

VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2012-13 Fellowships:

The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 10, 2011.

For detailed eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer, please visit www.VMFA.museum/fellowships.

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Max Weber Stiftung

[from H-Arthist, 6/14/13]

Die Gerald D. Feldman-Reisebeihilfen der Max Weber Stiftung–Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland ermöglichen ab 2014 wieder Forschungsaufenthalte für international orientierte Nachwuchsforscherinnen und -forscher. Insgesamt drei Monate können herausragende Geisteswissenschaftlerinnen und Geisteswissenschaftler in mindestens zwei und maximal drei Gastländern und -regionen der Institute der Max Weber Stiftung arbeiten.

Die bundesunmittelbare Stiftung mit Sitz in Bonn fördert mit der Vergabe der Reisebeihilfen jährlich länderübergreifende Forschungsarbeiten, die den Geisteswissenschaften neue und originelle Impulse verleihen. Gastländer der Institute sind zurzeit Ägypten, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Indien, Italien, Japan, der Libanon, Polen, Russland, die Türkei sowie die USA. Interessenten können sich bis zum 11. Oktober 2013 bei der Max Weber Stiftung bewerben. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.maxweberstiftung.de/foerderung/gerald-d-feldman-reisebeihilfen.html.

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Western Washington University

[from H-ASIA, 11/21/10]

The Center for East Asian Studies of Western Washington University is offering travel grants for research in the WWU Libraries on any subject dealing with Mongolia and the Mongols. Two grants of up to $500 each will be awarded in any one calendar year to scholars, including doctoral candidates, who at the time of application reside more than 500 miles from Bellingham. Applicants from institutions with no or few Inner Asian resources are given preference.

The grants, financed by the Henry G. Schwarz Endowment Fund for Mongolian Studies, are designed to help scholars use the more than 10,000 books and dozens of periodicals dealing with Mongolia and the Mongols. This large collection of materials, broadly representative of all parts of Mongolia and of every major group of Mongols elsewhere in the world, is known not only for its books on language, literature, the humanities and social sciences but also for its unparalleled resources in medicine and the natural sciences. It is supported by nearly 3,000 titles on Tibet and substantial collections on neighboring areas, such as Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang), and the indigenous populations of Eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East and Manchuria.

Applications must be submitted by January 1 for research during February through June. They should include a brief description of the research project, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget. When completed, they should be sent to:

Professor Edward Vajda
Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9057,

with a copy to Henry.Schwarz@wwu.edu.

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Williams College

[from Williams College, 3/27/10]

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching.

The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and up to three scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—or in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College's academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.

Gaius Charles Bolin was the first black graduate of Williams. The fellowship program was founded in 1985, on the centennial of his admission to the College.

Eligibility

The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominantly male fields, or disabled scholars.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. PhD candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the degree; only those with degrees granted in 2009, or to be granted in 2010, are eligible to apply.

Terms

The annual stipend for the position is $33,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, housing assistance, academic support including office space and computer and library privileges, and an allowance of up to $4,000 for research-related expenses.

During the period of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be affiliated with an appropriate department or program, and will be expected to teach one one-semester course each year, normally in the fall semester of year one and the spring semester of year two.

Application

Candidates should submit two full sets in hard copy (electronic applications will not be accepted) of each of the following materials, to be received by December 1, 2009:

- a cover letter with a description of teaching interests within one of the departments or programs at Williams
- a full curriculum vitae
- a graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of recommendation
- a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pp.
- a description of teaching interests within one of the departments or programs at Williams
- PhD applicants: a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pp., and a timetable for completion of the degree.

Apply to:

Andrea Danyluk
Acting Dean of the Faculty – GCBDF
Williams College
P. O. Box 141
Williamstown, MA 01267

Questions to Gail Burda

Notification

Candidates will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by early March, 2010.

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Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

[from CAA, 1/19/06]

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is now accepting applications from qualified individuals and institutions for innovative projects, which include research, publications, exhibitions, and other forms of public education, that advance the scholarly study and public recognition of the contributions made by women architects, designers, urban planners, as well as architectural historians and critics, active in the United States during the middle years of the twentieth century.

Funding is divided into three categories: Fellowships of up to $10,000; Grants of up to $3000; and, Travel Grants of up to $1500. Applications are considered once a year. The postmark deadline is March 15, and the awards are usually announced 90 days thereafter. The number of awards each year varies at the discretion of the Fellowship Committee. For application requirements, please visit http://www.bwaf.org/. For further information, contact mailto:www.BWAF.org.

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The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

[from H-NET, 10/4/12]

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The Wolfsonian's fellowship program is intended to support research on the museum's collection, generally for periods of three to four weeks. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields.

The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorativ