Fellowships & Grants: January 20, 2014

The Forum on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri invites applications for the Claudia Kren Post-Doctoral Fellowship in History for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Kren Fellow will teach three courses per year on subjects appropriate to the Forum’s mission, as well as conduct research. The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the University of Missouri during the academic year, contributing to the life of the department and participating in Forum on Constitutional Democracy events. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research would be augmented by drawing on the university’s intellectual resources and especially in scholars who would be interested in collaborating or consulting with one or more current MU faculty members. Candidates are encouraged to consult the department’s website, http://history.missouri.edu, for information on current faculty research interests and to contact potential faculty collaborators directly or through the Forum on Constitutional Democracy. The Kren Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 plus full benefits, and be provided with office space and staff support in the Department of History. Additional funds for travel and research are also available from the Forum and the university. A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2014. Please send a letter of interest, research proposal (no more than 10 pages), curriculum vitae, two emblematic examples of your written scholarly work, teaching evaluations (including a summary and some samples), and three letters of recommendation (sealed or under separate cover) to: Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director, Forum on Constitutional Democracy, Department of History, University of Missouri, 102 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6030. Email: PasleyJ@missouri.edu.

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to support the academic and career development of doctoral students, and promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus by offering a Dissertation Year Fellowship that will support PhD candidates in the completion stage of their dissertation. This one year assignment will provide a $14,000 stipend, research and travel funds of up to $1,000, room & board, benefits, access to our facilities and resources, as well as professional development opportunities. Dissertation fellows are welcome to participate in most aspects of school life, and to share their work/research with the community during their residency. Fellows do not have prescribed duties during the residency, and shall not have any other full- or part-time job. The fellowship is open to all disciplines. Candidates who are interested in potentially teaching in an independent school setting, and who are underrepresented in higher education, are particularly encouraged to apply. Requirements: Applicants should have completed their research and be prepared to devote full time to writing their dissertation; A Curriculum Vitae; Two letters of reference, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor; A brief statement of purpose (500 words) testifying to the appropriateness of the Fellowship; A two to three page synopsis of the dissertation; Completed Application for Dissertation Year Fellowship. If you are sending your materials electronically, PDF format is preferred to preserve document formatting, or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).  Please email them as attachments to teaching_opportunities@exeter.edu. You may also fax your documents to (603)777-4393. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2014.

The East-West Center is now accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on issues of key relevance to the US-Japan partnership, including diplomatic, politico-security, economic, social and international fields. We especially welcome applicants specializing on Japan’s economy or US-Japan collaborative economic ties. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and a ten-day research trip to Japan. Residency at the Center's Washington, D.C., office may begin as early as May 2014 and extend until January 2015. Applicants must have a minimum of a M.A. degree in a relevant field. Applicants without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience (though a minimum of an M.A. is required, academic degrees will be one but not the only selection criteria). Applicants must be of either American or Japanese citizenship and based in the United States. Under exceptional circumstances, non-American or non-Japanese nationals with permanent residency in the United States and who specialize on Japan will be considered. Finally, under rare circumstances, American or Japanese citizens residing in Japan may be considered for a fellowship. The length of tenure granted under the program would be either three OR six months; exceptions for tenures of other lengths will be considered only on a compelling basis and would need approval of the Selection Committee. Successful applications will include a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of ten pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review and short bibliography of the relevant literature, plans for fieldwork (if any), and project time frame. Research proposals will be judged on 1) the basis of the proposed topic’s relevance to the overall US-Japan partnership in the diplomatic, security, economic, social and international fields, and 2) the benefit to the fellow and project of residence and work in Washington, D.C., and opportunity to do fieldwork in Japan, to facilitate interaction with policy-makers and the policy-influencing community. All materials must be received by February 1, 2014. Apply at https://secure.jotformpro.com/ewc/fellowship.

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2014-15 post-doctorate fellowship program. The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the interplay between scientific and technological developments, politics, and ethics. The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines and fields, including humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and bioethics. Grant Amount: $28,000. Candidates must have a PhD from a recognized institution in Israel or abroad, and must have received their degree after February 1st 2011. Candidates with permanent positions at universities or colleges are not eligible. Additional funding for travel for non-Israelis fellows is available. The Research Fellows will be part of the Center’s research group and will take part in the Center’s activities. While in residence, the fellows are expected to dedicate their full time to research. Applicants must submit: Approval indicating eligibility for a doctorate degree, or certification of the submission date of their dissertation; Three letters of recommendation. Preferably, at least one recommender should not belong to the academic institution where the applicant was a doctorate student.; Summary of the dissertation and brief description of the research plan (both up to two pages); CV, including a list of publications (if applicable). Deadline for submission of all application materials: Feb 15, 2014.  Application materials should be sent by mail to: safracen@post.tau.ac.il. Additional information about the Center, research fellows and activities can be found at: http://ethics.tau.ac.il/en.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society. We are now inviting applications for the fellowship in 2014/15. The intellectual objective of the Mellon Fellowship programme is to mobilise an integrated mode of urban research that connects early and mid-career humanities scholars more closely to urban research and teaching at the heart of LSE Cities, and to open up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between the humanities and urbanism. Spending nine months at LSE Cities, the Mellon Fellow will develop his/her own research in the context of the work on the urban environment carried out by the department. Selection will be made on the basis of original contributions to the field including interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and future cultures of the city through writing, curating, public engagement or other narrative means. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2014. For full details about the Fellowship, and how to apply, visit the LSE Cities website: http://lsecities.net/about/mellon/.

The Friends of the University of WisconsinMadison 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 WisconsinMadison Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 330H Memorial Library, 728 State St., Madison, WI 53706, or contact the Friends at 608-265-2505; fax: 608-265-2754, E-mail: friends@library.wisc.edu