Program Officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities will be available to advise prospective applicants for NEH grants at the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014. 20-minute appointments are available on Saturday, March 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 406 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street (i.e., the main conference hotel).
The Wheaton College (MA) Department of History invites applications for a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Asian history, beginning in fall 2014. Candidates must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2014. The successful candidate may also be eligible for an additional one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor, budget permitting. The fellow will teach three courses.
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.
The China/Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies has funds for about twenty small grants to award to members. This money comes from generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are just now in the process of being solicited (we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).
The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin announces its 2014-15 theme, "Capital and Commodities." For the Institute’s 2014–15 program, we invite proposals for research into the history of capital and commodities. The co-development of financial and ecological crises, the global proliferation of mass consumerism, and ongoing social and military conflicts over access to natural resources suggest the critical importance of historicizing the study of capital and commodities. Indeed, over the last several decades, historians have compiled an imp