Fellowships & Grants: November 4, 2013

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) invites applications for a short-term (4 month) post-doctoral fellowship in Asian Governance. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD within the last 4 years and will be developing a research and publication program related to contemporary local, national or transnational governance in Asia. "Governance" is taken to mean the institutional forms that shape social, political, economic, environmental or cultural life. Applications are welcomed from a range of relevant disciplines, including: Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Law, Management, Political Science and Sociology.  The possibilities for developing close collaborative relationships with York researchers, and generating published research output during the period of the fellowship, will be important selection criteria. There are no citizenship restrictions on this position. The fellowship will last for 4 months and will be accompanied by a total stipend of C$13,500 (plus statutory benefits).  The Centre will also provide a desk, computer facilities, and library access. We regret that travel/relocation assistance is not available. Applicants should provide the following materials: a current CV; a statement (no more than 500 words) outlining their current research projects, how they relate to issues of governance in Asia, and the work that they would undertake as a postdoctoral fellow at YCAR. Both documents should be provided in PDF format. The name and contact details of two academic referees should also be supplied. Review of applications for the 2014 fellowship will begin on November 22nd 2013.  The expectation is that the postdoctoral visitor appointed will likely take up the fellowship in 2014, preferably in the Winter term (January-April). For further information, please contact: ycar@yorku.ca. Applications should be emailed to ycar@yorku.ca with the subject line Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance.

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute proposes to award up to six Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences for a period of up to five years, beginning October 10, 2014. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Yearly renewal of the Fellowship will be contingent upon demonstrated progress in research. Fellows will be expected to be physically present at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award. Although these are postdoctoral fellowships, other candidates may be considered in those fields in which a doctoral degree is not a prerequisite for career progress. Candidates should submit the following documents in English, in separate files, to polonsky@vanleer.org.il: statement of research plans (3-5 pages, with title); summary of your previous research (3 pages); one published article or equivalent unpublished work; curriculum vitae, including list of publications; names and contact information, including phone numbers, for 3 possible recommendations. The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 1,2014.

Applications are invited for a one-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014.  The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled "Critical 'Silk Road' Studies,"  funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History).  Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply.  The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community.  Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area. The goals of the seminar are to provide an interdisciplinary and interregional platform in order to investigate the invention and development of the concept of the Silk Road as well as its on-going impact, its potential and limitations for framing fields of academic inquiry, and even its role in policy-making.  By inviting the participation of scholars representing research specializations ranging from ancient and modern history, art history, religious studies, literature, musicology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as foreign policy academics and practitioners in an interrogation and exploration of the notion of the Silk Road, the seminar will furthermore address the challenges of seeing beyond the chronological, regional, linguistic, and disciplinary compartmentalization of specialists in order to better understand the workings of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road as a broader phenomenon.  For further information about the seminar, please visit silkroadseminar.georgetown.edu. Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship.  Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered.  The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space.  Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in the Silk Road, CV, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3277. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted.  Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Questions regarding the postdoctoral position should be directed to Yelizaveta Raykhlina at silkroadseminar@georgetown.edu.  The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013, and the successful applicant will be notified by mid-April 2014.

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. 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: Available on line: http://stanford.edu/dept/IUC/documents.html. Deadline: December 13, 2013.