Monday, July 21, 2014

Funding: Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, generously donated funds for one to two Kingdon Fellowships to scholars outside UW-Madison who are engaged in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of Judeo-Christian religious traditions and their role in society from antiquity to the present, broadly understood. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome.

Fellows must be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The award provides a stipend of $51,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

For more information visit: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=4

Funding: Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute offers four to five Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The award provides a stipend of $51,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

For more information visit: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=5

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CFP: International Conference on Politics & International Affairs

Deadline: November 17, 2014

The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the  Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 13th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 15-18 June 2015, Athens, GreeceFor further details (including previous programs), please go to the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2015/FORM-POL.doc toDr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (gtp@atiner.gr), President, ATINER.  

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 350 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 150 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fulbright Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2014

The core Fulbright Scholar Program has started its 2015-2016 application process for teaching and research awards in countries across Eastern Europe. Although the Fulbright Scholar Program is open to both academics and professionals, approximately 80 percent of available awards require a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

More information can be found at: http://www.cies.org/

A searchable catalog of all Fulbright awards and positions is available at: http://catalog.cies.org/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Funding: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

Deadline: August 31, 2014

AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships for Spring 2015. The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant; transportation to and from Washington; and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.
DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s targeted analysis newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.
Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas:
  1. Business and Economics
  2. Foreign and Domestic Policy
  3. Society, Culture & Politics
Special consideration will be given to research projects addressing the Institute’s current issue agenda. Projects should also be compatible with and supportive of the AICGS mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analysis of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.
Qualifications
  1. Applicants must be German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies.
  2. Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a PhD. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an MA, who are not PhD students.
  3. All application materials MUST be received by AICGS by the deadline in order to be considered for fellowships in the specified period.
  4. Individuals who have received a grant or other support from the DAAD within three years of the starting date of the fellowship are not eligible to apply [this does not apply for applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies].
Application Procedure
There is no formal application form. To apply for the DAAD/AICGS fellowship program, please submit the following materials:
  • A brief cover letter (please indicate your citizenship in the cover letter and how you have heard about the fellowship)
  • A curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant)
  • A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS and in Washington, DC
  • Two recent letters of reference (for Ph.D. students and recent PhDs (received in the last five years) only).

Please send all application packets via e-mail to:

Susanne Dieper, Director of Administration and Grants Management

Conference: International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural in Baar, Switzerland

Extended Deadline: July 25, 2014

We are glad to invite you to the coming International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue organising by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD. SA will take place in Baar, Switzerland during the 17-27 August, 2014.

This event will be useful to get academic knowledge by involved experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Switzerland.

The main goal of the international summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peace-building skills and intercultural dialogue of the international society.

Within the international summer academy we plan to include different workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming on conflict places, mediation operations and peace negotiation activities as well as case studies on ongoing-fragile conflicts in the world (depends experts availability).
Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts who are working on peace building, mediation, negotiation, conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue and non-violence and other correspond fields at the research centers, universities, INGOs and state organs. 
In the training, both visual/dynamic methods will be used, such as schedules, tests, surveys, direct interviews, distribution of questionnaires and other methods of observation. Every expert will take 1-2 days for his lecture and workshops. We will send educational materials and daily programs of the summer academy to the selected participants.
Class topics include:
  •  Arms Proliferation: Challenges and Responses
  • The “Great Divide” between the cultures
  • Mechanisms and proposals for Transnistria conflict resolution: problems and perspectives
  • Social movements and social conflicts in anti-regime activities, disobedience and rebellions - challenges for development, peace and stability
To register SA you need to fill the application form and send us by email with your passport page (only photo page) to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch.

Participants from all over world countries who working in State Organs, INGOs, IOs, Companies, Universities or Individual Researchers andwho are interested on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, intercultural-interfaith dialogue, mediation, negotiation etc. related topics are welcome to join our coming summer academy.

Useful links on SA:




Summer Academy location Baar Region- http://www.baar.ch/de/englishsites/livingbaar/          

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright-Logo-1Deadline: September 8, 2014

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has opened its application for placements starting in September of 2015. The Fulbright program offers study/research grants as well as English teaching assistantships in countries across Eastern Europe. More information on specific placements, awards, and the application process can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-4.

The internal deadline through the University of Michigan is September 8, 2014. Information on the University's application process and upcoming information sessions can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/school/6746?view=school.