Fellowships & Grants: October 14, 2013

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University, directed by Sven Beckert and Charles Maier, identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. We seek to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections--cultural, economic,  ecological and demographic--among world societies. We encourage  applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe  and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history. For further information about WIGH please consult our website at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu. The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, WIGH Fellows must receive their degree no later than May 2013. There is no limit on time since submission of the candidate?s degree; we are open to candidates at various stages of their careers. We expect that candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request. The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are ordinarily expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar. Applications are due January 10th, 2014. For additional information contact: Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator, jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu, Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923, http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Information Session, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 4-5pm Cobb 110
Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.65; Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year; Requires university nomination; One year, paid, full-time position ($37,000) plus benefits. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select 10-12 individuals to serve as research assistants at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington D.C. Fellows conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Projects available in: Democracy, Nuclear Policy, Energy and Climate, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, China Studies, Japan Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Economics and Russian/Eurasian Studies. For more information contact Robin Graham at rgraham1@uchicago.edu or visit: frogs.uchicago.edu. Application Deadline: November 18, 2013.

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. The Official Announcement and Application Form are available from: http://iphs2014.dcp.ufl.edu/prizes.html.

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The application is available online at http://www.clscholarship.org. Applications will be due November 15, 2013 by 8:00 pm EST. Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found on the website.