Fellowships & Grants: November 11, 2013

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting applications for up to three Post-Doctoral fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center.  The FCHI Fellows Program offers research opportunities to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others seriously interested in humanistic issues; research projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline.  We especially seek applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of Fellows and the work of the FCHI. Post-Doctoral Fellows, who must have the Ph.D. in hand before the submission of their applications, are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship. Besides being an active member of the Centers intellectual agenda through the academic year, Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar on a subject of their choice during the spring of the fellowship year.  Stipends of $40,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows, along with a research budget of $2,000, shared office space in the Center, and library access.  The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 15, 2014; awards will be announced in mid-April 2014. Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu, on the web at www.chi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong (EUAP) is inviting applications for a PhD Scholarship in the fields of European Union Studies / EU Relations with China / East Asia. The EUAP is a consortium of four universities in Hong Kong, co-financed by the European Commission. It is dedicated to strengthening research expertise on the European Union and its engagement with and in East Asia. The EUAP welcomes cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research proposals from prospective candidates. The Scholarship Scheme is an excellent opportunity for outstanding Master degree students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to conduct doctoral research at one of the EUAP member universities in Hong Kong. Applications are now invited in the following areas: Trade and economic relations; Comparative Law; Civil society relations; Security and/or foreign policy. The successful candidate will be awarded the scholarship in the form of a monthly studentship sufficient to cover tuition fee, accommodation and sundries for a maximum period of three years (approx. 14,100 HK$ p.m. for the 2013-14 academic year). Applicants should possess first-class undergraduate (with honours) and postgraduate degrees and display excellent command of the English language. Additional proficiency in Chinese and a second European language may be an advantage. Applicants are welcomed from diverse academic and disciplinary backgrounds. There are no restrictions on nationality. Application Procedure: The application deadline is 13 December 2013 (The deadline may extend until the position has been filled). The applicant needs to submit the following documents: Detailed CV; Academic transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores; Personal statement (1,000 words) indicating the candidates motivation for conducting doctoral research in the proposed area of research; Detailed research proposal (3,000 words) indicating the proposed research question to be pursued, its relevance and contribution to the research literature, as well as the methodology and research materials (sources) to be used. Selection and Review: Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be shortlisted by a selection committee and interviewed via Skype. The selected candidate will be nominated for admission to read for a PhD at his/her selected EUAP partner university. He/she will then have to submit a formal online application. The respective university (Graduate School) reserves the right to make the final decision on admission. The successful candidate will receive written confirmation of the scholarship and a written admission offer that is conditional on the candidates attainment of the predicted academic qualifications. 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 (one year). Envisaged commencement of the scholarship period is from January/February 2014. You may find more information on scholarship opportunities in the following webpage: http://europe.hkbu.edu.hk/euap/scholarship.html. All application documents and a portfolio of previous written work or other documented achievements should be sent by air mail to: European Union Academic Programme, c/o Hong Kong Baptist University / Rm 515 David C. Lam Building, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you have further questions regarding the EUAP please contact Mr. Martin Ho, EUAP Programme Coordinator at euaphk@hkbu.edu.hk.

"Networks" is pleased to announce a call for application for 2 doctoral research fellows (third party funding) at Humboldt University Berlin for 36 months, starting at the earliest opportunity. "Networks. Textile Arts and Textility in a Transcultural Perspective (4th-17th Centuries)", directed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf, is a new research project situated at the Department of Art and Visual History at Humboldt University Berlin. Funded by the German research Foundation (DFG), "Networks" is part of a joint research project with the University of Zurich ("An Iconology of the Textile in Art and Architecture", directed by Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen). Its aim is to study the migration of textiles, including raw materials, techniques and patterns, as well as their representation in other media, from China to the Mediterranean, from Late Antiquity to the early modern period. The project which can draw on the excellent collections in Berlin seeks to reconstruct the role of textiles as agents of cultural interaction and the transmission of knowledge: easily transported and of high esteem in Asian and Mediterranean societies, textiles were a privileged field for the elaboration of cross-cultural artistic languages The project will study textiles in regard to materiality, ornaments and figuration, including notions of framing, fragmentation and seriality, as well as performativity or motility. It will concentrate on the intertwining of aesthetic dimensions with religious, political or domestic functions of textiles, wrapping bodies and articulating spaces. Apart from writing his/her dissertation, the appointee will be expected to contribute to the project, its publications and events in content, conception and organization. Requirements: Academic degree in one of the following disciplines: art history, textile studies, cultural history, Islamic studies, East Asian studies, African studies. We are looking for an excellent candidate with a PhD project within thematic horizon of the project. We expect a good knowledge of languages relevant to the doctoral project (German is welcome but not a requirement) and an interest in transcultural research and methods, as well as in methodological and practical issues relating to textiles. Applications in German or English language should include a letter of motivation, names and contact details of two referees; a doctoral research proposal (3-5 pages); cv with copies of diplomas and one writing sample (for ex.: publication, chapter of the MA thesis, or essay). Please send your electronic application (pdf file) by November 30, 2013 to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf, Department of Art and Visual History, Faculty of Philosophy III, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: dirwolf@khi.fi.it

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Program in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a one-year full-time postdoctoral teaching fellowship in East Asian Religions, beginning in August 2014.   The successful candidate will be asked to teach three courses, one in the fall and two in the spring, and be prepared to offer an introductory course in Buddhist Traditions, as well as undergraduate survey and/or topic courses in one or more of the religious traditions of East Asia. Applicants should also have broad training in the study of religion. Teaching interests that include modern and contemporary religious movements in East Asia and/or East Asian religions in the global context would be highly desirable.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, and must have a Ph.D. in East Asian Religions or related field prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website: https://jobs.wustl.edu/  Job ID number: 26891.  Applications must include a cover letter, descriptions and/or syllabi of the courses you would be prepared to offer, a CV, and a statement of up to 1,500 words describing your research interests; all material must be uploaded to the online application. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover directly to Beata Grant, Search Committee Chair, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Campus Box 1111, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Application review will begin by February 1, 2014. .

2014 Chinese Object Study Workshops: Call for Student Applications
Chinese Object Study Workshops is a pilot program that will provide graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of objects-in particular, those belonging to the great collections of Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler). There will be two workshops in 2014: Seeing Chinese Paintings, June 9-13, 2014, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Zhe School Painting, August 25-29, 2014, Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution. Workshop members will spend the week engaged in intensive object study, discussion, and research with a small group of other graduate students, two faculty members, and curators and conservators from the host museum. Afterward, they will complete a research project based on an object or objects they encountered and present it at the final student conference in November or December 2014. To Apply: The program is open to students enrolled in a graduate art history program at a North American university and pursuing a doctoral degree in Chinese art. Graduate students from other art history-related programs and/or working closely with Chinese art objects are also welcome to apply, although the priority will be given to those in art history programs. Applicants may be of any nationality and may apply for more than one workshop. Transportation, lodging, and some meal support will be provided. For detailed information about workshop descriptions and application instructions, please see http://www.asia.si.edu/research/workshops/chinese-object-study.asp The application deadline is January 15, 2014, with decisions announced by February 28, 2014.

The International Planning History Society (IPHS) invites applications for the East Asia Planning History Prize. Application documents have to be submitted between October 1st and December 31st 2013. The aim of this Prize is to encourage young scholars of East Asia to engage in planning history and to publish their work in English. It is also meant to expand IPHS membership in East Asia. The Prize is awarded for outstanding research in the planning history of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, the two Koreas, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan) published in English in the form of a refereed article in an academic journal, in the previous two calendar years before an IPHS Conference (from January 2012 to December 2013), by a native, citizen, and resident of a nation in East Asia under 45 years old as of the deadline date. The Prize winner shall be an IPHS member at the time of awarding the Prize and should attend the 2014 IPHS Conference (to be held at St. Augustine, Florida, USA, on July 20-23), in order to receive the Prize and to present his/her work at the Conference. The Prize includes a cash award of 250 GBP. Website: http://iphs2014.dcp.ufl.edu/. Further information about the Prize may be obtained from Professor Shun-ichi J. Watanabe (shun.watanabe@nifty.com).