Acel Moore Scholarship for Community Journalism for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Sponsor:

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Deadline:

April 14, 2017

Summary:

 The Acel Moore Scholarship for Community Journalism aims to continue Acel’s work as well as honor him as a journalist and a human being. The winners of the scholarship should reflect the qualities that set him apart: a deep regard for “regular folk” and the courage to speak truth to power through their stories.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current NABJ member.
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must major in journalism, a communications-related discipline or liberal arts, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing newsgathering across various platforms.
  • Must meet a cumulative G.P.A. requirement of 2.5 or higher, as verified by an official college transcript.
  • Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission.
  • Must provide a resume.
  • Must provide a cover letter (500-800 words) explaining your journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need.
  • Must write an essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 1,500 words).  The essay should tell a meaningful story of challenge, growth, change, celebration or sorrow from the perspective of an influencer or change-maker in the community. The objective is to showcase leadership and insight from “regular folk,” rather than focusing on elected or appointed officials, or other power-brokers.
  • Must provide at least three (3) and no more than five (5) work samples (articles, audio and/or video clips, podcasts, blogs, photos or personal website).
  • Must provide three (3) references, along with their contact information: name, title, email address and phone number. Letters are NOT required.
  • Documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

Available Funding:

  • Number of Awards Available: 2
  • Amount of the Award: $3,000

Link to Full RFP:

https://nabj.site-ym.com/page/Scholarshipsmoore

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