The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is now offering Short-term Travel Fellowships to further research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences. Special Collections at the Daley Library houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts with particular strength in the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections documents Chicago's rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. The University Archives at both locations is the depository for historical records of UIC and contains selected papers of prominent faculty, staff, students, and alumni. More information is available at: library.uic.edu/home/collections/special-collections-university-archives. FIELD OF STUDY: All academic disciplines are eligible. ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to individual researchers, teachers, and writers of any nationality to do research in Special Collections and University Archives. Preference given to those applicants who might make best use of UIC political manuscript collections. Applicants must live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area and more than 100 miles from the UIC campus. AWARD: $3,000 - $6,000. Stipends will be $3,000 per month for a maximum of two months between June 1 and August 31, 2016. The stipend will be paid in two installments - one before travel and one after the fellow submits the midterm report. Up to three Fellowships will be awarded. DEADLINE: April 1, 2016.
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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in modern Chinese literature and culture to begin in August 2016. This position is co-sponsored by Taiwan Ministry of Education and Washington University to promote Taiwan studies. The course load will be three courses over two semesters. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature and culture or in comparative literature with modern Chinese literature and culture as the major field. Candidates who are able to teach Taiwan literature and/or culture related courses will be given preferable consideration. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment, should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate, and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, as well as evidence of an active research agenda. Application review will begin March 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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The American Academy of Religion (AAR) invites applications for AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs. The program places scholars with PhDs, from the humanities or related social sciences, at the US Department of State, under the Department’s Franklin Fellows Program. Fellows will participate in substantive work of the Department involving religion and international affairs. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 per month plus up to $1,500 as a relocation subsidy. Funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Fellowship program seeks to bring scholarly knowledge and critical perspectives to the analysis of contemporary issues and the shaping of policy; and to offer scholars opportunities to contribute their expertise while learning about the functioning of a US government agency. Please see the AAR's website for more information and to apply: https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/call-for-applications-for-aar-l.... Deadline: March 31, 2016.
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The University of New Orleans is offering an opportunity for students to study in Japan at Doshisha University during a 6-week summer program (5-weeks in Japan) designed for participants to learn about Japanese Culture, Cinema, History, and Language while living in Kyoto. The program runs from May 29th to July 2nd, 2016. The cost of the program is $4,995.00 (USD). Includes: Tuition, Housing, Weekday Lunches, Field Trip, Cultural Activities, Study Abroad Health Insurance, 1-Month Buss Pass for the city of Kyoto, and more. Earn 6 college credit hours. No prior Japanese language knowledge required. Apply today!
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The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for a Doctoral position in Extra-European History. Successful candidates are expected to write a PhD thesis in a field relating to the main research foci of the chair History of the Modern World (i.e. transnational history, the history of imperialism / colonialism and postcolonial studies) within the three years under contract. Furthermore, they are expected to support the ongoing research activities with the update of the chair’s website, to assist with editorial work, the organization of workshops and the proof-reading of all English language manuscripts produced by members of the research unit. It is tenable from May 1st, 2016, or, by arrangement, and can be extended up to three years. Applications are welcome from applicants with a background in history and/or area studies with a focus on a non-western region. Applicants of English mother tongue (or near-native speakers) with sound knowledge of at least one relevant non-European language, and with advanced experience in information technologies and web design are given preference. The application deadline is March 30, 2016.
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The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2016-2017. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one term with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than October 2016. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,500, paid in Israeli NIS and linked to the “representative rate of exchange.” Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their hometown to Israel and back. Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic copy- in one file- of their application to the address below, no later than April 12, 2016.
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