Chateaubriand Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: January 16, 2018
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries. The program is divided into two subprograms: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health; and Humanities and Social Sciences.
For more information, and to apply, visit the program website here.
LankaCorps Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
LankaCorps is a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to professionally engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. The program aims to foster the involvement and understanding of young members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community who have limited in-depth experience with the country of their heritage. Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of LankaCorps Fellows to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka, granting them the unique chance to “explore their roots while giving back.”
More information is available on the program website here.
Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: November 7, 2017
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Sixty-eight fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
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Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship:
InterAsian Contexts and Connections
Global Summer Semester Residency
at the University of Göttingen
Applications due September 27, 2017
The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on four successful grants cycles, through which more than sixty-five individual fellowships totaling nearly 2.5 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately fifteen grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects.
In addition, working closely with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a short-term fellowship opportunity in 2018—the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen (approximate residency dates: April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).
These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars support at critical junctures in their careers, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.
The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2018 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, and illicit flows).
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:
- Afro-Asian Connections
- Environmental Humanities
- Religious Networks
- Resources & Archives
This does not preclude proposals on other topics.
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:
- Movements of Knowledge
- Transregional Populisms
- Religious Networks
This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.
Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in late fall 2017. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen-month period between May 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.
Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in late fall 2017.
The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship.
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UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics
Postdoctoral Scholar Positions for Academic Years 2018-2020
Ethics and Implications of Active Genetics
The Institute for Practical Ethics, a newly founded interdisciplinary research unit at the University of California, San Diego, is dedicated to the pursuit of socially responsible science. Forming connections among ethicists, social scientists, natural scientists, health professionals and the community, it seeks to address ethical and social issues facing society, from ethical issues in clinical trials, environmental conservation, stem cell research, engineering and big data, and much more. Further information about the Institute can be found at ipe.ucsd.edu.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Tata Trusts, one of the Institute’s projects over the next few years will be focused on the Ethics and Implications of Active Genetics. “Active genetics” refers to new advances in genetic engineering, advances associated with more precise editing methods (e.g., through CRISPR-CAS9) combined with faster and more powerful ways of driving mutations through populations (commonly called a gene-drive). This emerging ability aspires to make progress in disease reduction, agriculture, and cancer research. For example, scientists are working on modifying a species of mosquito so that it cannot transmit malaria, along with a gene drive to ensure that this new mosquito quickly replaces the wild one. This technology’s power to transform raises ethical issues and questions about social impact. The goal of this project is to anticipate and study these new issues. We are particularly interested in projects that will focus upon this technology’s possible use in India.
To this end, the Institute will assemble and support an interdisciplinary research team of dissertation fellows, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and UC San Diego faculty who will work both with one another and with distinguished visiting scholars, journalists, policy makers, and other public figures. Members of the research team will plan and participate in a monthly meeting devoted to the science and ethics of active genetics; organize lectures, colloquia, round-tables, or other public events exploring the topic; and convene at least one major international conference. Postdocs are also expected to be working on their own major project that concerns active genetics. We intend to make the results of our work public in a range of possible formats, from academic publications, interventions in popular media, white papers or policy proposals, or other forms of creative expression. We anticipate successful applicants being from, but not limited to, the fields of philosophy, ethics, bioethics, sociology, science studies and anthropology.
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Cornell University’s South Asia Program welcomes applications from scholars, writers, curators, and artists based in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka) to visit Cornell University for a fellowship period of one-to-three months to undertake research, artistic productions, and/or collaborations related to South Asian Studies. Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cornell faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, and to involve themselves in South Asia Program activities.The South Asia Program will award four fellowships for residence at Cornell University between January and December 2017. Each Fellow will receive $5,000 and a formal letter of award suitable for visit visa application purposes. All travel, housing, health insurance, and visa arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the Fellow.Cornell University’s South Asia Program is an interdisciplinary hub for Cornell students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic visitors. It has over 50 affiliated faculty from across Cornell’s colleges and professional schools, in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The South Asia Program has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI, South Asia National Resource Center, one of only eight in the United States.Application
Review of proposals will begin on December 1, 2016. The South Asia Program will consider applications submitted after this date, if sufficient funds remain available. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of the Cornell University South Asia Program.Applications must include:
1. A two-page CV including institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, and key publications/works produced.
2. A two-page narrative explaining the work to be undertaken during the fellowship period and its relevance to the applicant’s scholarly/artistic development.
3. Two letters of reference. References may be mailed separately to this address or included with the application.Send applications, and any questions, to: email@example.com