Fellowships & Grants: October 7, 2013

Harvard University's Program on U.S.-Japan Relations offers postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology. Projects that focus on Japan or Japans international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome.  Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. The postdoctoral fellow is required to teach one undergraduate course during the academic year. Awards are for the academic year and provide $50,000 over 10 months. The application deadline is 15 January. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree by 1 August, prior to the start of the academic year. Application forms are available at http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan, or by contacting: Program on U.S.-Japan Relations/61 Kirkland Street/Cambridge, MA  02138-2030 (e-mail: us_japan@wcfia.harvard.edu). Website: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/apply-become-postdoctoral-fellow.

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. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. The CLS Program will be planning outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2013. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page for updates! For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.

Applications are now available online for Pre-dissertation grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the second competition of the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation. Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one -- to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research; Postdoctoral Fellowships, for scholars who are revising their Ph.D. dissertations for publication or embarking on new research projects. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013. To start your application register at ofa.acls.org/ or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the programs page. More information on the program may be found on the ACLS website at acls.org/programs/china-studies/. Please send all inquiries to chinastudies@acls.org.