Fellowships and Grants: June 16, 2014

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2015-2016

The National Humanities Center invites applicants for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center welcomes individuals from all areas of the humanities and all parts of the world, regardless of citizenship. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area's many research institutes and universities. Visit http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm for more information. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) provide funds to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Eligible activities may include but are not limited to: 1) development of a global or international studies program that is interdisciplinary in design; 2) development of a program that focuses on issues or topics, such as international business or international health; 3) development of an area studies program and programs in corresponding foreign languages; 4) creation of innovative curricula that combine the teaching of international studies with professional and pre-professional studies, such as engineering; 5) research for and development of specialized teaching materials, including language instruction, i.e., business French; 6) establishment of internship opportunities for faculty and students in domestic and overseas settings; 7) development of study abroad programs. Applications are due on July 28, 2014.

Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship

Zukunftsphilologie is a Berlin-based research program, which supports research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself. For a detailed description of the program and its past and current activities, please visit www.zukunftsphilologie.de. Individual research projects should have a comparative perspective, whereby the plurality of textual practices, polyphonic textuality, and the trajectories and genealogies of philological traditions are explored. Research projects focusing on intellectual debates, polemics, correspondences, and transregional encounters are especially welcome.  For the academic year 2014-15, successful applicants will be fellows of the Dahlem Humanities Center at Freie Universität Berlin and the program Zukunftsphilologie at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies. Through this association they will have access to an academic milieu of transregional, literary and philological studies as well as to libraries and other research facilities. Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2014.

IIE Graduate Fellowships to China

Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program.  The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The program gives each student the flexibility to pursue his or her own research in collaboration with faculty at their host institution in China, and is representative of the larger aim of the Chinese Ministry of Education to promote intercultural and educational exchange. Students can be U.S. citizens or any non-Chinese citizens who are enrolled in graduate level programs at U.S. universities. To be eligible for the fellowship, students should be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, a dual Master’s Ph.D. program, or a joint Ph.D. degree program.  The fellowship will support research for a period of 6 months to 2 years. For details on eligibility and the application process, visit www.iie.org/ccsp. Applications are due by late January, 2015.

The 10th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available. Applicants must have: 1) sufficient Japanese language proficiency; 2) resided outside Japan for 10+ years or have non-Japanese national status; 3) the ability to stay in Japan continuously for the Fellowship period. For more information, visit: http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/program/. Only mailed applications will be considered. Applications must arrive by Oct 31, 2014.