Fellowships & Grants: December 2, 2013

The European Research Council (ERC) project "Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering PhDs and Visiting PhD's fellowships beginning in 2014-15 for outstanding candidates fluent in Chinese, Arabic and Persian (at least one of the above) and with a sound knowledge of the history of the Mongol Empire. The successful candidates will s will take part in a team work, which creates a prosopographical database of people active under Mongol rule, and can use the  accumulated data for their own research. For detailed announcement see http://mongol.huji.ac.il/fellowships-and-funding-opportunities. For more info about the project visit http://mongol.huji.ac.il/ or contact Michal Biran at biranm@huji.ac.il. Note that the project is also offering Post-Doctoral fellowships. Deadline: February 3rd 2014. 

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomes applications for postdoctoral study at the University of Illinois funded by the Korea Foundation's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applicants will apply simultaneously to the Korea Foundation and the University of Illinois; selection by the University of Illinois does not guarantee Korea Foundation selection, but the University of Illinois will advise the Korea Foundation of its selected candidate(s). To be eligible: Scholars must be from the humanities and social sciences; Scholars' Ph.D. research must be in a subject related to Korea; Scholars must not currently hold a regular faculty position; Scholars must have received their Ph.D. degree prior to the start of their fellowship period but within five years of January 2, 2014. Korean Nationals wishing to apply must also be permanent residents of a foreign country in order to be eligible. The post-doctoral stipend is for a 12-month period and will be determined in accordance with University of Illinois regulations. This fellowship cannot be combined with other sources of support, including other fellowships and grants. For information on required Korea Foundation application materials and application procedures go to: https://apply.kf.or.kr/main.nk (Korea Foundation accepts applicationsfrom January 2 to February 2, 2014.) For applicants who wish to be hosted by the University of Illinois, please also submit your application materials to the University of Illinois NO LATER THAN January 28, 2014.  Please send your application materials as a single PDF to: yimwang@illinois.edu<mailto:yimwang@illinois.edu> with: "Korean Post-Doc Fellowship Application" in the subject line OR a hard copy to: Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 230 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St., University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820. For more information contact Yimin Wang, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, yimwang@illinois.edu.