The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program

Sponsor:

The Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline:

Application Portal open April 14 – June 28, 2017

Summary:

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. Research carried out by Visiting Scholars constitutes an important part of the Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation’s current programs, a few scholars whose research falls outside these areas are occasionally invited as well. Descriptions of our prior Visiting Scholar classes along with summaries of their projects attest to the diversity of scholars, disciplines and projects selected.

Eligibility:

All scholar applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Most selected applicants are typically several years beyond the Ph.D. The Foundation does not accept applications to the Visiting Scholar program from doctoral or other graduate students. Individuals are allowed a maximum of two visits to the Foundation as a Visiting Scholar—the second visit may not occur within 7 years of the first visit.

Available Funding:

The Foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships to select scholars in the social sciences who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1st and ordinarily run through June 30th. Scholars are provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, and supplemental salary support of up to 50 percent of their academic year salary when unavailable from other sources (up to a maximum of $125,000). Scholars who reside outside the greater New York City area are also provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near the Foundation offices. Because this is a residential fellowship that requires significant Foundation resources, scholars are expected to be in residence at the Foundation throughout the scholar year.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/visiting-scholars-program

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

Deadline:

5 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Summary:

Through the dissertation fellowship, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and Spencer seek to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The NAEd and Spencer believe scholarly insight from many different disciplines can contribute to an understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor and advance our ability to address significant current issues in education. Therefore, the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Although the dissertation topic must centrally concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, communications, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, religion, and sociology. Eligibility is not restricted to these academic areas. Candidates should be interested in pursuing research on education once the doctorate is attained.

Eligibility:

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S. The fellowship is not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must confirm via the online application that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

Available Funding:

Up to 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded. Recipients of the fellowships will receive $27,500 to support completion of the dissertation. This amount must be expended within a time limit of up to two years and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate.

Link to Full RFP:

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program Guidelines

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)- NSF 17-537

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017-BIO, CISE, EHR

Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 20, 2017-ENG

Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 21, 2017-GEO, MPS, SBE

Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter

Summary:

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.

Eligibility:

A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $222,000,000

This annual amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Stephen Charney Vladeck Junior Faculty Fellowship

OVERVIEW

The Stephen Charney Vladeck Junior Faculty Fellowship assists junior NYU faculty in launching or completing substantial research in social justice, healthcare, labor law, labor history, and/or individual rights. The major emphasis of the research should be on urban problems. While the Selection Committee is particularly interested in work focused on New York City, it is not a requirement for consideration. The Fellowship is offered in honor of Stephen Charney Vladeck, who devoted his life to issues of labor, healthcare, social justice, and individual rights.

Each Fellow receives a one-time, non-renewable $26,000 research stipend. The 2017-2018 Fellow must use the award by June 30, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be full-time, tenure-track faculty members with the rank of assistant professor or above who have completed at least one year and no more than four years of full-time teaching (or its equivalent) at NYU.

A faculty member may submit only one proposal in a given academic year.

The Selection Committee will notify the winner by the end of April 2017.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  1. Relationship between the proposal and the Fellowship’s thematic emphasis areas.

  2. Clarity of conceptual definition, sound methodology, and a promise of significant contribution to the applicant’s field.

  3. Evidence of strong scholarly potential and commitment to teaching.

  4. Strength of evaluation letters.

HOW TO APPLY

DEADLINE: 5:00pm on Friday, March 31, 2017

Submit all materials to:
Christian Hansen
christian.hansen@nyu.edu

Application Components

  1. Standardized Cover Sheet
  2. Abstract – one page, single-spaced, succinctly describing the project and its objectives
  3. Project Statement – up to four pages, double-spaced, including the following:
    • Project description and rationale
    • Project design (methods and timeframe)
    • Project budget
  4. Evaluator Form (to be completed by a maximum of two evaluators)
  5. Appendix, including:
    • Curriculum vitae, including a list of honors, professional associations, papers, and publications;
    • Description of complete current support, including a resume of previous or pending funding;
    • Supporting materials, 20 pages or less (optional); and
    • Name of principal research adviser and/or doctoral dissertation adviser and/or mentor, and his/her university affiliation.
  6. Attachments
    • Current academic year salary (on a separate sheet); and
    • Letter of support from Department Chair or Dean.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner
  • Rajeev Dehejia, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy, NYU Wagner
  • John Billings, Professor of Health Policy and Public Service, NYU Wagner
  • C. Cybele Raver, Vice Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU

FULL RFP

http://wagner.nyu.edu/vladeck-fellowship

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

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Sponsor:

Mellon Foundation  & MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Deadline:

Friday, January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Online application will be available November 1, 2016.

Summary:

The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries

Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

The School of Humanities, Arts, and, Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Global Studies and Languages, Music and Theater Arts. Applicants must designate one of the four academic units in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2017. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2018 and one per semester the following academic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, we require an attached Letter of Certification from your institution’s Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or your Department Head, to confirm that you are expected to be formally awarded your degree by July 1, 2017. Please make sure that your letter writer specifies the date of your expected conferral date. Applicants who have not been formally awarded their degree by July 1, 2017 will not be considered. Fellows may not hold other appointments throughout the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. International scholars will be considered for the position, but fellowships are contingent upon eligibility to legally work within the United States. MIT will offer a J1 visa sponsorship if needed. The Mellon Selection Committee will announce the Fellows in April 2017.

Available Funding:

The salary will be $66,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Link to Full RFP:

http://shass.mit.edu/graduate/mellon_postdoctoral_fellowship

The Berlin Prize 2017-2018

Sponsor:

The American Academy in Berlin

Deadline:

Applications due by September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

The American Academy offers residential fellowships to emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences.

In addition to placing a high priority on the independent work of its fellows, the Academy is in a unique position to aid fellows in establishing professional and general networks both in Berlin and beyond. The Academy’s public outreach, which facilitates the introduction of a fellow’s work to a wider audience, serves its mission of fostering transatlantic ties through cultural exchange.

Candidates should explain how their projects will benefit from a residency in Berlin, but they do not need to be working on German topics.

Eligibility:

Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required, and American expatriates are not eligible.

Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields – such as journalism, law, filmmaking, or public policy – must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.

Available Funding:

Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year.

Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, Academy accommodations, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Academies Program CFDA Number 84.422A

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Education

Deadline:

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 30, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 15, 2016

Summary:

The American History and Civics Academies Program (Academies Program) supports the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history and civics (Presidential Academies); and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects (Congressional Academies).

Offering a wide array of perspectives in teaching and learning American history and civics is essential to acknowledging students’ rich and diverse perspectives and experiences, and to stimulating their long-term interest in these subjects. Accordingly, projects funded under this grant program might consider incorporating diverse historical perspectives and relying on an array of resources (e.g., historical documents, oral histories, and artifacts) that convey the full range of American experiences.

Through a competitive preference priority, we encourage applicants to consider projects that will focus on serving high-need students and students from underserved populations to help ensure that these students have access to high-quality, interactive instruction that will help them become college- and career-ready and be better prepared to participate fully in civic activities. In addition, applicants may want to consider projects that are designed to recruit teachers and students from the same schools and school districts in order to promote a seamless delivery of training and instruction into a target district and maximize project benefits.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Special district governments; County governments; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Independent school districts; For profit organizations other than small businesses; Private institutions of higher education; State governments; City or township governments

Available Funding:

Estimated Available Funds: $1,785,000

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $600,000 per year

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-31/pdf/2016-12738.pdf