Grants, Fellowships and Awards: April 18, 2016

4/18–This week's Grants, Awards and Fellowships includes postings from the American Folklore Society, College of the Holy Cross, University of Chicago–Center for East Asian Studies, the China Institute at the University of Alberta, Cambridge University, and the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University.


The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.  The award aims to foster and promote graduate and undergraduate students in the early stages of their careers, encourage advanced scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore subjects, and support AFS members who want to participate more actively in the Society.  The $500 prizewinner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.  It is expected that the award recipient will present his/her paper at the AFS annual conference. All completed applications must be received by June 1 and the winner will be announced on June 30.

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The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a two-year, postdoctoral teaching fellow in East Asian history to begin in August 2016. This full-time fellowship, which carries a 1-2 teaching load, seeks to develop scholars for tenure-track appointments at liberal arts colleges and universities. It offers a competitive salary and full benefits, as well as funds to support research and conference travel. Fellows also participate in a faculty development program that fosters excellence in teaching and scholarship. While we will consider all applicants with research interests in any period in East Asian history, preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach courses on modern China. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52713


The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A. thesis dealing with topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea). Starting in 2009, one prize will be awarded to a paper in the area of humanities and one in the area of social sciences.  Preference will be provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language. This prize is named in honor of Asada Eiji, the recipient of the first Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Chicago in 1893. Professor Asada went on to enjoy an illustrious career at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM CST on FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

For more information, please visit: https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/asada-eiji-ba-thesis-prize


The China Institute at the University of Alberta is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in Chinese studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars conducting research in China-related humanities and social sciences who have received their doctorate in the last four years or expect to receive their doctorate degree before August 31, 2016 are invited to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest which includes a research plan for the fellowship year, two reference letters and two writing samples (maximum 25 pages per writing sample) to the China Institute at china@ualberta.ca, under the subject heading “Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow." The application deadline is May 15, 2016.

For more information, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52859


Cambridge University’s Department of East Asian Studies is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships in Modern East Asian History. The funds for this post are available for one year, until August 31, 2017 in the first instance (with a possible short-term extension depending on funding). Applicants are invited to apply for fixed-term full-time posts as Research Associates to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965 to start on or after September 1, 2016.  Applicants are encouraged to look at the project website (www.warcrimesandempire.com) and contact the project director, Dr Barak Kushner, bk284@cam.ac.uk, ahead of time. The closing date for applications is May 6, 2016.

For more information, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52790


Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies 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 deadline has been extended: Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic copy- in one file- of their application to the address below, no later than May 3, 2016.

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