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9/11 Memorial Museum Mellon Foundation Fellowship

In Fall 2015, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will launch its scholarly programs with the award of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation post-doctoral fellowships to qualified candidates whose scholarly work reflects an engagement with issues related to or emerging from the 9/11 attacks. Eligible fields of study include: American studies, anthropology, architectural history, area studies, art history, education, history, international relations, literature, memory studies, museum studies, performance studies, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, or related fields. 

This award provides a resident Fellowship for a two-year term (Fall 2015 Spring 2017) at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, including two years of salary and benefits. (more…)

Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of San Diego)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to support scholars who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished academic career in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and/or Social Sciences. Through this fellowship, we are committed to support the early development of scholars whose research/creative activity, teaching, mentoring or service advances the perspectives of African Americans. (more…)

Fellowships: Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh University (3.15.15)

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2015. Please apply athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5320. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: edw204@lehigh.edu (more…)

Grants and Fellowships: Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (Deadline 11.30.14)

Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (2015)

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Lincoln, NE, for four consecutive weeks, in order to conduct research on Willa Cather using Cather resources in Nebraska and at UNL.

Applications are invited from early career scholars, advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and faculty not yet tenured. Projects should reflect the need for research at the UNL Archives and in Nebraska. Each Woodress Research Grant is $3,000 and each scholar is expected to be in residence in Lincoln for four consecutive weeks during January 1 – August 31, 2015. The Cather Project will assist with advice about travel, lodging, and a trip to the Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska (2 ½ hours away) to enable the scholar to research materials in the Foundation’s archives and visit the area of Cather’s childhood.

The Cather Project produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. The Archives and Special Collections of the UNL Libraries hold the largest collection of Cather letters to and from her, edited typescripts, manuscripts, multiple editions of her works, and many other Cather-associated materials.  (more…)

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Maine Women Writers Collection (Deadline: 11.21.14)

I’m pleased to announce that the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England will again be sponsoring research grants to support visits to the collection in 2014-2015.  Please see the call for applications here:  http://www.une.edu/mwwc/research/research-support-grants-recipients

The grants are intended for faculty members, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires, or would benefit from, access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection. 

MWWC Research Support Grants range between $250 and $1000, and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.

The deadline for applications is November 21, 2014.

FMI about the collection: http://www.une.edu/mwwc/collection

Please share this information with colleagues and graduate students who may not be a member of this list.

Thank you.

I’d be happy to answer any questions about the grant off-list, if you email me at ebischof@usm.maine.edu

Best Wishes,

Libby Bischof

Associate Professor and Chair

Dept. of History and Political Science

University of Southern Maine

Grants and Prizes: The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

Applicants, who must be current members of RSAP when they submit their books, should download and submit a completed registration form (http://www.periodicalresearch.org/?p=421) and THREE hard copies of their work by December 1, 2014 to:

Timothy Helwig
010 Simpkins Hall
Department of English
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

Please direct any questions to Book Prize Committee Chair, Timothy Helwig, at TW-Helwig at wiu dot edu.

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