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Sunday
Jan312016

New UCHRI Grant: Grad Student Dissertation Support

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for graduate student dissertation support grants during the 2016-17 academic year, contingent upon available funding. Funds are for the direct support of graduate student research in the humanities. All applicants must submit a budget that explains how funds will be used. UCHRI

Eligibility: UC grad students performing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences

Award: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 12

Applications are accepted online via FastApps. For more information, visit the UCHRI website.

Wednesday
Jan272016

Summer Funding Opportunity: Humanities in the Community

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts announce a new summer funding opportunity in public humanities open to HFA M.F.A. students and Ph.D. candidates.  The grant will provide summer funding in the amount of $5,000 to support projects that advance civic engagement through scholarly and creative work in the humanities and arts. Funding may be used either to support projects that will be executed in summer 2016 or to support the planning of projects that will be executed in the 2016-17 academic year. Interested students are highly encouraged to attend one of the informational sessions on developing community partnerships. IHC

Award: $5,000

Eligibility: HFA M.F.A. students and Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy

Information Sessions:

  • Jan. 27 at 5:15 p.m. in McCune Conference Room (6020 HSSB)
  • Feb. 2 at 4:00 p.m. in McCune Conference Room (6020 HSSB)

Deadline: Mar. 4 to ihcucsb@gmail.com

For more information on the application, please visit IHC’s website

Monday
Nov242014

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards: Upcoming Application Cycle

Fulbright logoPostdocs rejoice!

In order to better accommodate the interests and commitments of early career scholars, the Fulbright Program is now offering an additional application cycle for a select number of 2015-2016 postdoctoral awards. Check out the catalog of awards for these select opportunities.

Scholars who win the Fulbright will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, Fulbright winners will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 15

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who have completed their doctoral degrees within the past five years in the fields of STEM, arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Support: Stipend amounts vary, but all awards cover travel and living costs for the award winner and their dependents.

Duration: Between 3 to 12 months.

For more information: Read the program description.

STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences - See more at: http://www.cies.org/whats-new#sthash.TsIx6IH6.dpuf
Fulbright Arctic Initiative
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience - See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.7ts44uok.dpuf
WanThe Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience - See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.7ts44uok.dpuf
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience - See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.7ts44uok.dpuf
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience - See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.7ts44uok.dpuf
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience - See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.7ts44uok.dpuf
Monday
Oct062014

Dissertation Fellowships for Humanities and Social Sciences

For those of you in the social sciences and humanities who are working on your dissertations and are looking for funding while you are writing or researching them, here are some fellowships you should look at right now. The deadlines are all coming up in the next few weeks.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: Oct. 22ACLS logo

Support: $30,000 stipend plus $3,000 for research and $5,000 for university fees.

Eligibility: ABD student in the humanities or social sciences, who are no farther than the sixth year of their program.

More Info: See fellowship description for details.

 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Deadline: Nov. 4

SSRC logoSupport: $20,000 average support, but fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan.

Eligibility: PhD candidates who have completed all degree requirements except on-site research, which takes place out, in part or whole, out of the United States.

More Info: See fellowship description for details. 

 

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Deadline: Nov. 17

Support: $2,000 stipend per month, for a period of 9-12 months.CLIR Logo

Eligibility: ABD in the humanities or social sciences and planning to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination

More Info: See the fellowship description for details.

Friday
Mar082013

ACLS Public Fellows Program for Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D.s

ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.

ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Deadline: March 27, 2013

Participating Agencies and Positions

  1. American Antiquarian Society – Digital Humanities Curator
  2. Amnesty International – Policy Analyst
  3. BronxWorks – Program Analyst
  4. CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) – Policy Advisor
  5. Center for Investigative Reporting – Media Impact Analyst
  6. Center for Jewish History – Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs
  7. Chicago Humanities Festival – Program Manager
  8. City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs – Arts Manager
  9. Digital Public Library of America – Project Manager
  10. Feminist Press – Development Associate
  11. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Office of Global Education – Program Officer
  12. Internews – Development Officer
  13. International Student Exchange Programs – Associate Director for Special Projects
  14. JSTOR – Content Development Analyst
  15. The Nature Conservancy – Senior Coordinator, New Science Audiences
  16. North Carolina General Assembly – Program Evaluator
  17. Rockefeller Archive Center – Program Officer
  18. U.S. Agency for International Development  – Various
  19. U.S. Department of State – Various
  20. Vera Institute of Justice  – Planning Associate
Tuesday
Nov062012

James Smithson Fellowship Program 

The Smithsonian Institution offers the James Smithson Fellowship Program for early career scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and policy through a Smithsonian lens. The program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts.

Fellows will work in one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges:

  • Understanding the American Experience
  • Valuing World Cultures
  • Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

Specific fellowships will be tailored to each individual’s interests, field and talents. With such broad exposure, the James Smithson Fellowship Program graduates will secure, through personal experience, knowledge and understanding of how their work can contribute to decision-making in a broader context.  The new program is the Smithsonian’s first to combine the best of the Institution’s vast scholarship and collections and its unparalleled access to the nation’s capital in one year-long learning experience.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and not more than five years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degree by December 31, 2012. Candidates with professional degrees are also eligible to apply.

Applications must be received by January 15, 2013

Program Website

Tuesday
Nov292011

Grant and Fellowship Writing Winter Course

A key component of winning research grants and fellowships is knowing how to write a good proposal. If you'd like to beef up your grant writing skills, you may want to take advantage of an upcoming class in winter quarter that focuses on grant writing! Check out the details below:

 

WINTER QUARTER SEMINAR: INT 201GW: Grant and Fellowship Writing for the Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Humanities.

http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/int-201gw/

Instructors: Jude Mikal (Research Development Coordinator – IHC) and Barbara Walker (Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, Office of Research)

Mondays, 2-4

HSSB 6056

A graduate-level  six week course covering the fundamentals of funding searches, research design, and grant/fellowship writing for students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Through lectures, writing workshops, and presentations by the instructors and guest lecturers, students will learn and practice effective techniques for every step in the research funding process.

For enrollment information please contact Jude Mikal at jmikal@ihc.ucsb.edu

 

Friday
Nov042011

Nov 8th Humanities & Fine Arts Funding Workshop

workshop flyer

Saturday
Aug132011

Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Humanities & Social Sciences

If next year will be your final year of writing up your dissertation AND you are a humanities or social sciences student, you may want to check out the Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowship. This fellowship offers a stiped of $25,000 in addition to further research and tuition/fee stipends. Applications are due November 9th, so go ahead and read all about it here so you can start working on your application now!

Tuesday
Jan042011

UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Funding Opportunities

By Courtney Gosnell - GradDiv Funding Peer

The UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is currently accepting applications for two graduate student funding opportunities. The deadline is January 18th--so get started soon! Below are the details for both awards:

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Award Faculty & Graduate Student

(For projects taking place in the next academic year)

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center offers an annual award (up to $3,000) to support an innovative project in the visual, performing and media arts that engages creatively with issues of interdisciplinary concern. The competition is open to faculty and graduate students. Both individual and collaborative projects are eligible.
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Graduate Collaborative Award Graduate Student

(For projects taking place in the next academic year)

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center offers an annual collaborative project award (up to $3,000) to encourage graduate student collaboration beyond the confines and conventions of particular departments and disciplines within the Arts & Humanities, and between the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Groups of graduate students from at least two departments and academic programs are eligible to apply. A faculty advisor is recommended but not required. Eligible projects include conferences, symposia, exhibitions, and performances. Projects that experiment with a combination of dissemination formats are encouraged. Besides making a significant contribution to current scholarship and research practices, proposed projects should seek to (more…)