MSK Lymphoma SPORE 2017-2018 Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Awards

Sponsor:
Hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

July 28, 2017

Summary:

The aim of this RFA is to identify, train and/or develop talented individuals to become successful translational investigators in the field of lymphoma. The program will support 1 or 2 individuals per year for up to two years per awardee, based on competitive renewal. Awardees will be integrated into the SPORE in order to monitor their progress and ensure successful outcome of their research projects, and will be prepared to obtain independent peer-reviewed funding.

Eligibility:

Investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU, are eligible.
Funds from this program may be used to support junior faculty or established investigators who wish to enhance or refocus their careers on translational research. Eligible candidates will include individuals with the following qualifications:
a) M.D. (or D.O), PhD, or MD/PhD degree. This program is not a training program and does not support pre- or post-doctoral fellows, either pre-clinical or clinical. However, advanced post-doctoral or clinical fellows who provide a letter from an institution stating that the candidate will be joining its faculty within the year are eligible for this program.
b) Commitment to a career path in translational lymphoma research. Candidates must have demonstrated a strong aptitude for and interest in biomedical research, as evidenced by experience in the laboratory or other relevant research.
c) Exceptional clinical candidates that do not currently have an active laboratory program may also apply, provided they have a strong scientific/laboratory background, and are working with a laboratory mentor who can provide them with the necessary guidance and resources to develop a hypothesis that can be tested in the clinical setting
d) Investigators supported by NCI career development awards (K series) may also be eligible for support through this program. Investigators with previous R01 or equivalent level of funding related to lymphoma translational research are not eligible

Anticipated Funding Amount:

The program will support 1 or 2 individuals per year for up to two years per awardee, based on competitive renewal. The maximum award will be $50,000 for one year. Applicants will be funded for a maximum of two years with funding for the second year contingent on documented significant progress during the first year of funding, and peer review evaluations.

PROPOSAL PROCESS:

Proposals cannot be currently funded by an extramural agency or foundation. The budget is limited to $50K/year (direct costs. No indirect costs). Proposals must be submitted to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org by July 24th, 2017.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

Research proposals must be no longer than 5 pages (excluding budget) and should follow the format for an R01 grant application; the length of the final proposal are limited to 6 pages. The proposals will require the following standard NIH format:
Format: Applications must be in 11-point Arial. Margins must be at least 0.50 inches wide on all sides of each page.
1) Face Page (including Title, Name of Applicant, and Names of Key Collaborators)
2) Abstract (250 words max)
3) Research Plan (5-page limit). Include the following content: Specific Aims, Preliminary Studies, and Research Strategy (a. Significance, b. Innovation, c. Approach)
4) Research environment (1 page)
5) Include up to 6 Literature Citations
6) Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals. (Please follow the NIH guidelines)
7) NIH Biosketch for all key personnel (5 pages each in NIH-specified format)
8) Budget and Budget Justification. Include a detailed NIH-format Budget for one year totaling $50,000 direct costs. The application must include a detailed budget for the initial year, a summary budget, and a budget justification.
9) The application should include a statement of long-term career goals, letter of support from the mentor with the Mentor’s CV, and 3 letters of recommendation.
REVIEW CRITERIA:
Applications will be reviewed and scored by the CEP Committee, which is composed of a diverse pool of experienced individuals with laboratory and clinical expertise. The CEP Co-Directors will assign two reviewers from the CEP Committee (one primary and one secondary reviewer) for each proposal. The initial selection will be based on the following criteria:
1. Scientific merit of the proposed project
2. Innovation
3. Approach
4. Qualifications of the investigator
5. Qualifications of the mentor
6. Research environment
IRB approval (or waiver) will be required before funding if the study involves human subjects.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE:
The CEP Co-Directors will assign two reviewers from the CEP Committee (one primary and one secondary reviewer) for each proposal.
FUNDING CYCLES:
Awards will begin in August 2017
Authors must cite the MSK Lymphoma SPORE (P50 CA192937) in the funding acknowledgements when submitting a manuscript based on research supported, in whole or in part, by this SPORE-Career Enhancement Program.
Written progress and final reports will be required at the end of funding period. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org or to the CEP directors; Dr. Riccardo Dalla Favera rd10@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Andrew Zelenetz Zelenetz a-zelenetz@ski.mskcc.org.
KEY DATES:
• Applications are due on July 24th, 2017
• Award Announcements by August 18th, 2017
• Award Start Date: August 30th, 2017
SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Proposals must be submitted electronically to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org. Proposals must be submitted as a compiled PDF document.
ADDITIONAL BUDGET INFORMATION:
Up to $50K direct costs for one year, may be renewable for an additional year based on review
Expenditures allowed
1 Research supplies and animal maintenance.
2 Technical assistance.
3 Publication costs, including reprints.
4 Data analysis.
5 Special fees (pathology, photography, etc.).
6 Stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The following expenditures will not be considered:
1 Secretary or administrative personnel.
2 Office equipment or supplies.
3 Laboratory equipment or computers.
4 Tuition.
5 Foreign travel.
6 Honoraria and travel expenditures.
7 Recruitment.
8 Patient care charges (requires justification if a clinical trial is proposed).
9 Non-medical or personal services to patients

 

MSK Lymphoma SPORE 2017-2018 Developmental Research Program (DRP) Awards

Sponsor:
Hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

July 28, 2017

Summary:

This RFA is designed to support young investigators as well as established investigators focusing on basic, translational, or clinical research of lymphoma. The primary objective of this DRP Award is to support pilot projects that explore innovative ideas in basic and translational research in lymphoma. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Pathogenesis
• Experimental therapeutics, including mechanism based combinations, and biomarker driven treatment strategies
• Immunology and immunotherapies
• Circulating tumor DNA

Eligibility:

Investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU, are eligible.
Applicants must hold academic rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, or higher.
Applicants must possess an MD, DO or a PhD degree in a relevant area of research. The pilot projects may be collaborative among scientists within one or more SPOREs, or with scientists outside the SPORE community including the international scientific community. High risk/high payoff pilot projects are especially encouraged. These pilot projects do not need to reach a human endpoint during the project period as do full projects, including the Developmental Research Program. Letters of collaboration (if if applicable)

Proposals cannot be currently funded by an extramural agency or foundation. The budget is limited to $50K/year (direct costs. No indirect costs).

Anticipated Funding Amount:

Each year, 3-4 applications will be funded. The maximum award will be $50,000 for one year. Applicants will be funded for a maximum of two years with funding for the second year contingent on documented significant progress during the first year of funding, and peer review evaluations.

PROPOSAL PROCESS:

Proposals cannot be currently funded by an extramural agency or foundation. The budget is limited to $50K/year (direct costs. No indirect costs). Proposals must be submitted to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org by July 24th, 2017.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:
Research proposals must be no longer than 5 pages (excluding budget) and should follow the format for an R01 grant application; the length of the final proposal are limited to 6 pages. The proposals will require the following standard NIH format:
Format: Applications must be in 11-point Arial. Margins must be at least 0.50 inches wide on all sides of each page.
MSK Lymphoma SPORE
2017-2018 Developmental Research Program (DRP) Awards
1) Face Page (including Title, Name of Applicant, and Names of Key Collaborators)
2) Abstract (250 words max)
3) Research Plan (5-page limit). Include the following content: Specific Aims, Preliminary Studies, and Research Strategy (a. Significance, b. Innovation, c. Approach)
6) Research environment (1 page)
7) Include up to 6 Literature Citations
8) Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals. (Please follow the NIH guidelines)
9) NIH Biosketch for all key personnel (5 pages each in NIH-specified format)
10) Budget and Budget Justification. Include a detailed NIH-format Budget for one year totaling $50,000 direct costs. The application must include a detailed budget for the initial year, a summary budget, and a budget justification.
REVIEW CRITERIA:
All proposals will be reviewed by the scientific review committee and ad hoc reviewers, according to the following criteria, as relevant:
1. Scientific merit of the proposed project
2. Innovation
3. Approach
4. Qualifications of the investigator
5. Research environment
IRB approval (or waiver) will be required before funding if the study involves human subjects.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE:
The DRP Review Committee will include 3 ad hoc members of the SPORE Internal Advisory Board Committee, and 3 ad hoc members of the SPORE External Advisory Board Committee, and 3 additional external reviewers from other lymphoma SPORES
FUNDING CYCLES:
Awards will begin in August 2017
Authors must cite the MSK Lymphoma SPORE (P50 CA192937) in the funding acknowledgements when submitting a manuscript based on research supported, in whole or in part, by this SPORE-Developmental Research Program.
Written progress and final reports will be required at the end of funding period. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org or to the DRP directors; Dr. John Leonard jpleonar@med.cornell.edu or Dr. Anas Younes younesa@mskcc.org.
KEY DATES:
• Applications are due on July 24th, 2017
• Award Announcements by August 18th, 2017
• Award Start Date: August 30th, 2017

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Proposals must be submitted electronically to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org. Proposals must be submitted as a compiled PDF document.
ADDITIONAL BUDGET INFORMATION: Up to $50K direct costs for one year, may be renewable for an additional year based on review
Expenditures allowed
1 Research supplies and animal maintenance.
2 Technical assistance.
3 Publication costs, including reprints.
4 Data analysis.
5 Special fees (pathology, photography, etc.).
6 Stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The following expenditures will not be considered:
1 Secretary or administrative personnel.
2 Office equipment or supplies.
3 Laboratory equipment or computers.
4 Tuition.
5 Foreign travel.
6 Honoraria and travel expenditures.
7 Recruitment.
8 Patient care charges (requires justification if a clinical trial is proposed).
9 Non-medical or personal services to patients.

HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

Sponsor:
Hosted at Fordham University – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

March 15, 2017 – subject to availability of funds

Summary:
– Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and
lodging beginning July 13 – 21, 2017 in New York City
– Receive a $20,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that
will contribute to evidence-­based HIV & drug abuse research ethics
practice
– Join an international network of scholars examining current
challenges in HIV & drug abuse research ethics

Eligibility:

Early-Career Professionals

Applicants must have: (a) a medical or doctoral degree awarded between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2016 in social, behavioral, public health or related fields, (b) demonstrated scholarship in HIV and drug abuse prevention research; (c) no more than 10 years post-doctoral experience; and (d) meet requirements to apply for NIH funding. Special attention will be given to those applicants whose proposed research ethics plan includes drug-using populations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities when proposing research topics.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $20,00000

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.fordham.edu/ethicsinstitute

Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

Sponsor:

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Deadline:

December 12, 2016

Summary:

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship supports visionary leaders by giving them boundless space to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a world-changing reality.

The Fellowship awards three individuals up to $150,000 each to pursue an innovative project that seeks to address a challenge related to climate change or inequality – or within the intersection of these two major issues. An NCF Fellowship must align with at least one of the Foundation’s core focus areas: Inclusive Clean Economy; Racial and Economic Justice; Corporate and Political Accountability; and Voice, Creativity and Culture.

Eligibility:

The NCF Fellowship welcomes a diverse pool of applicants representing practitioners in a variety of fields. Applicants should hold a deep understanding of their subject area, possess a clear analysis of their field and be able to demonstrate a proven history of professional accomplishment and risk-taking.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Anticipated Funding Amount: $150,000 per award

Link to Full RFP:

http://ncf.org/what-we-fund/nathan-cummings-foundation-fellowship?utm_source=NCF+Conversations&utm_campaign=224f09ecec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c1f69d1b3-224f09ecec-11414609

 

 

Kimmel Scholars

Sponsor:

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Deadline:

December 1, 2016 (3:00 pm EST)

Summary:

In many respects, the Kimmel Scholars Program is the fulfillment of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation’s commitment to cancer research.  The Program bridges the funding gap for gifted young cancer researchers at the very outset of their careers.  With the pressure to secure resources eased, Scholars are emboldened to pursue innovative, imaginative investigations and to establish their models in independent research, a necessity for obtaining government grants and other backing.

Eligibility:

A researcher and/or physician scientist who meets the following eligibility criteria may apply:

  • Engaged in basic, clinical or translational cancer research.
  • Holds an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent graduate degree and performs research in an American not-for-profit institution.
  • Appointed at the assistant professor level (or equivalent) on or after July, 2013. A physician engaged in research who also has clinical responsibilities is eligible if appointed at the assistant professor level on or after July, 2012.
  • No current R01 funding
  • No concurrent scholar award for the same project

Available Funding:

$200,000 for each of 15 awards

Link to Full RFP:

kimmel.org/kimmel-scholars/

 

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) – Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Sponsor:

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Deadline:

January 17, 2017 (4:00 pm ET)

Summary:

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).
PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.

Funding through PDEP expressly supports participation in the following activities:

  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoctoral fellow to enhance their research productivity. Examples include travel and attendance to workshops, courses, and trainings in new techniques; or meetings and events that launch new collaborations and knowledge transfer.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to develop and provide mentoring resources at their home institution, to increase the research productivity and long-term career success of the postdoctoral fellow. Examples include career guidance discussions, research management trainings, or professional development in grant writing, communication, and other skills demanded of future principle investigators.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to attend an annual workshop of PDEP mentors hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoc-mentor pair to participate in a national peer network of PDEP fellows to foster inter-institutional collaboration and greater community engagement.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Enrichment Award:

  • must have no more than 36 months of postdoctoral research experience (in a research laboratory) at the time of application and not be more than 5 years from his/her Ph.D.
  • must be nominated by a qualified mentor at the degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions) where the applicant will conduct the postdoctoral/fellowship training. Applications must be approved by an official responsible for sponsored programs (generally from the grants office, office of research, or office of sponsored programs) at the degree-granting institution
  • must have secured a postdoctoral position with funding (including support by the mentor’s existing research grants) at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada and must begin the postdoctoral position on or by the designated award commencement date
    n must be underrepresented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • must be citizens of the United States or Canada (at the time of application)
  • must devote at least 75% of time to research
    Individual underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows conducting biomedical or medical research are eligible to apply. The program targets postdoctoral fellows with Ph.D.s in the biomedical or medical sciences. Applicants with M.D. degrees who have secured a postdoctoral research appointment beyond clinical fellowship will be considered for this program. DDS, DVM, and PharmD candidates may be eligible, but should contact BWF prior to applying. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.

Available Funding:

$60,000 over three years

Link to full RFP:

http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/diversity-science/postdoctoral-enrichment-program

Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Summary:

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research in plant genomics that addresses challenging questions of biological importance and of relevance to society. The Program encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that push the boundaries of research capabilities and permit the community to answer seemingly intractable and pressing questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the creativity of the approach and the scale and depth of the question being addressed. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training and career advancement in plant genomics is featured as an essential element of scientific progress. The PGRP continues to focus on plants of economic importance and biological processes and interactions that will have broad impact on the scientific research community and society in general.
Four funding opportunities are currently available:
1. Genome-scale plant research and/or tool development to address fundamental biological questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale (RESEARCH-PGR);
2. Plant Transformation Challenge Grants to overcome constraints in plant transformation through breakthrough discoveries (TRANSFORM-PGR);
3. Data Mining Challenge Grants to mine, reuse and unleash new information from available large-scale datasets (MINE-PGR);
4. Career Advancement to build new careers in plant genomics as early career awards (ECA-PGR) or midcareer awards (MCA-PGR).

Eligibility:

For Early Career Investigator Awards (ECA-PGR) only: Individuals must hold an appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor (or equivalent) at a U.S. academic or non-profit research institution within 6 months of submission of the proposal and may submit for up to four years from the start date of the appointment.
For Mid-Career Investigator Awards (MCA-PGR) only: Individuals must hold a tenure track position (or equivalent) at a U.S. academic or non-profit research institution and have an active research program that would benefit from genomics approaches. Eligible individuals must be post-tenure and pre-retirement (or at an equivalent career stage).

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:
An investigator may submit only one proposal as PI within a 12-month period, counted from the date of submission, whether a proposal is declined or awarded. Proposals submitted in excess of this limit within the 12-month period will be returned without review. There is no limit to the number of proposals submitted by an investigator as co-PI or senior personnel.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 20
Anticipated Funding Amount: $15,000,000
Up to $15 million is available for the fiscal year, pending availability of funds.

Webinar Available:

To address any questions about this solicitation, the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) will host a Webinar on Tuesday November 1, 2016 starting at 2:00 PM EDT.  Information on how to join the webinar via WebEx can be found below.  Additional details, FAQs https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17017/nsf17017.jsp and links to the Webinar will be available soon on the IOS blog https://iosblog.nsfbio.com/ and the PGRP website https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5338.

 

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16614

 

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey, 2017-2018

Sponsor:
American Research Institute in Turkey

The fellowship program of the American Research Institute in Turkey is funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs , with the support of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and the Friends of ARIT.

Deadline:

November 1, 2016

Summary:

The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the 2017-2018 year.  Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration are also supported. ARIT provides lodging, research, and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Eligibility:

Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply.  Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2017, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.  Non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.   Scholars who have completed their formal training may also apply for ARIT fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For questions of eligibility, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: not listed

Anticipated Funding Amount: ARIT provides lodging, research, and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Research Permission:

ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.  In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. For archival and library research with tenures of less than three months, some foreign scholars may enter on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or they may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

Application Procedure:

In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information.   Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2016.  Please refer to the application format and cover page appended here (.pdf).  Submit your application by e-mail to aritoffice@gmail.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by either mail or e-mail. Letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Graduate student applicants must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Supporting documents in paper form may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324.  For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or e-mail to aritoffice@gmail.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2017.

 Link to Full RFP:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study

Sponsor:
American Research Institute in Turkey

The intensive advanced Turkish language program of the American Research Institute in Turkey is funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University

Deadline:

February 6, 2017

Summary:

For summer 2017, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer approximately 15 fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul.  This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.

Eligibility:

Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 15

Anticipated Funding Amount: The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

Application Procedure:

Application form is available for download and completion on the website (see below). Complete and save the .pdf form and submit electronically to the e-mail address provided or as a paper form to the mailing address. The application deadline is February 6, 2017. The application includes:

  1. Application form and statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

 Link to Full RFP:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

Sponsor:
National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline:

November 1, 2016

Summary:

The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships tenures range from four to twelve continuous months during 2017-2018.  Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

Eligibility:

Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply.  They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S.  Please consult ARIT U.S. office for questions of eligibility.

ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.  In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this including most libraries housed within Turkish museums.  Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country.  Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums.  If the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research.  The permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT Research Permit Page.  ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,200/mo

Application Procedure:

In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2016.Submit your application by email to aritoffice@gmail.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by either mail or e-mail. Letters should support the proposed research and your capacity to carry out the project.  Supporting documents in paper form may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324.  For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email to aritoffice@gmail.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January, 2017.

 Link to Full RFP:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html