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Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College announces a post-doctoral fellowship. The post-doc is expected to split his or her time between his or her own scholarship and administrative work at the center. One postdoctoral fellow will be appointed. The initial appointment is from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. A second-year appointment is expected to extend the postdoc through Spring 2017, but the extension of the initial term is subject to an annual review of scholarly productivity and satisfactory work performance at the center.

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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…)

Fellowships: LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2015-2016 (3.1.15)

LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2015-2016

The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for short-term and dissertation fellowship awards during 2015-2016.

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2015-2016. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016 or January 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016. (more…)

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Newberry Library Fellowship Opportunities (1.15.15)

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

The deadline for Short-Term Fellowships is January 15, 2015.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, or those who hold other terminal degrees. Unless otherwise noted, applicants must live and work outside of the Chicago area. Applicants must have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are required to spend the tenure of the fellowship in residence. The length of a Short-Term Fellowship is one continuous month, but scholars who have an extensive need for the collections may request up to two months. The stipend is $2,500 per month. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships.

New Fellowship Opportunity!

The John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship

This fellowship provides two months of support, one for work at the Newberry and another for work at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England. The proposed project must link the collections of both libraries; applicants should plan to hold the two fellowships sequentially to ensure continuity of research. All application materials should be submitted to the Newberry, but applications will be reviewed by both institutions. The stipend is $2,500 per month at the Newberry, £1,500 at the John Rylands Library, plus an additional $1,000 (or the equivalent in English pounds) for travel.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying: www.newberry.org/catalogs-and-guides

Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60610
312-255-3666 | research@newberry.org

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…)

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