Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fellowship: Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton

Deadline: December 1, 2014

During the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “In the aftermath of catastrophe.”  What happens in the wake of cataclysmic experiences:  war, civil war, genocide, imperial collapse, natural disaster?  The aim in part is to understand processes of reconstruction but not only that.  How was the experience of catastrophe remembered and memorialized; how was trauma conceived and dealt with; how was the post-catastrophic present understood in relation to the pre-disaster past?  As always, the center hopes to address these questions from a wide variety of periods and places, from prehistory to the present and from all parts of the world.
The Center will offer a limited number of research fellowships for one or two semesters, running from September to January and from February to June.  Early career scholars must have their doctoral degrees in hand at the time of the application.  

Fellows are expected to live in Princeton in order to take an active part in the intellectual interchange with other members of the Seminar.  Funds are limited, and candidates are, therefore, strongly urged to apply to other grant-giving institutions as well as the Center if they wish to come for a full year.
To apply please link to:, requisition #1400477.   The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships for 2015/2016 is December 1, 2014. Please note that we will not accept faxed applications. 

Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, cover letter, research proposal, abstract of proposal, and contact information for three references. For further information about the applying for a Fellowship:  please go to
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The purpose of the foundation is to promote science, research, and education. The foundation is mainly an operating foundation and funds only in exceptional cases those projects and events which comply with theobjectives of the foundation. 

The choice of the name for the foundation tells us that the founders' objective was to focus on the development in Europe. The curatorium is committed to preserving the objective of its founders and has drafted two goals in order to meet that objective:
- To develop an awareness and the understanding that there is no alternative to a united Europe.
- To mobilize civil societies while focusing on the great challenges in Europe and in the world now and in the future.

The projects and events must meet the following requirements for funding:
1. The projects receiving funding must incorporate the foundation's philosophy, strategy and objectives into their activities and complement current activities in the following four areas: "Europe in the greater SaarLorLux region", "Germany, France, and Europe", "European and international relationships", "Sustainable development" in a sensible manner.
2. The foundation reserves the right to actively participate in the conceptional design of the projects it funds.
3. The foundation takes up those topics and subject areas which are not or not backed enough by the Federal Government or other supporting agencies, institutions, or organizations. The projects must be non-profit making and have an innovative character. They must have sustainable effects in promoting the foundation's objectives.
4. The foundation sponsors dialogue forums, research projects and get-togethers between citizens from different countries that stimulate dialogue, discussion, and thought in and between the civil societies. The goal is to promote European awareness and a mutual understanding between elites and citizens.
5. The foundation funds projects only for a limited amount of time in order to to be able to address and influence current and future issues.
6. No project has a legal right to be funded by the foundation. Likewise, a legal right to funding cannot be based on previous multiple funding or reference to similar projects which have received funding in the past. Projects are evaluated for funding by the foundation according to the standards set and the discretion allowed for in its by-laws and subject to the financial means for funding provided for in the foundation's budget. 

A funding proposal for a project should be submitted no laterthan three months before the project begins. 

Prize: Question for Europe

Deadline: December 1, 2014


Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?

Europe attracts and divides. It makes us dream, but it also has a reality with boundaries that shape our lives. What are the dynamics of integration?
Whom does Europe sweep off their feet? Does European integration create community or does it lead to exclusion?
By asking this prize question, the Young Academies of several European countries are seeking insights into the motions of Europe, its destinies and processes, and the people affected by them. Answers can take all imaginable forms, from academic or literary to artistic, audiovisual, and musical submissions, provided they are accompanied by an explanatory text.
The prize question is open to everyone. Contributions are welcome in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, or Swedish.
The deadline for submission is December 1, 2014.

Grant: Jean Monnet Projects (Policy Debate With the Academic World)

Deadline: February 26, 2015

Erasmus+ - Jean Monnet Activities: 
Jean Monnet Projects (Policy Debate With the Academic World)

Erasmus+ is the result of the integration of the following European programmes implemented by the Commission during the period 2007-2013: Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action Programme, Erasmus Mundus Programme,Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, and Programmes of cooperation with industrialised countries in the field of higher education. Erasmus+ aims at going beyond these programmes, by promoting synergies and cross-fertilisation throughout the different fields of education, training and youth, removing artificial boundaries between the various Actions and project formats, fostering new ideas, attracting new actors from the world of work and civil society and stimulating new forms of cooperation.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Erasmus+ Programme implements the following Action:
Jean Monnet Activities
The Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures. The core subject areas are the following:
- EU and Comparative Regionalism Studies;
- EU Communication and Information Studies;
- EU Economic Studies;
- EU Historical Studies;
- EU Intercultural Dialogue Studies;
- EU Interdisciplinary Studies;
- EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies;
- EU Legal Studies;
- EU Political and Administrative Studies.

However, different subject areas (such as sociology, philosophy, religion, geography, literature, art, sciences, environmental studies, global studies, etc.) may also be associated with this field of study when they include an element of teaching, research or reflection on the EU and contribute, in general, to the Europeanization of the curricula. Comparative studies will only be considered where they relate to the different integration processes throughout the world.

Jean Monnet Projects support innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content:
- "Innovation" projects will explore new angles and different methodologies in view of making European Union subjects more attractive and adapted to various kinds of target populations (e.g. projects on Learning EU @ School);
- "Cross-fertilisation" projects will promote discussion and reflection on European Union issues and enhance knowledge about the Union and its processes. These projects will aim at boosting EU knowledge in specific contexts;
- "Spread content" projects will mainly concern information and dissemination activities.

Over their lifetime, Jean Monnet Projects may typically realise a broad range of activities, such as for example:
- development and testing newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics;
- development of academic content and tools specifically designed for students of faculties/schools not normally dealing with EU issues (e.g. EU consumer protection policy for students in veterinary/health care/medicine);
- creation of virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts;
- design, production and implementation of self-training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU;
- developing and delivering appropriate pedagogical content and new/adapted didactic material for the teaching of European Union issues at the level of primary and secondary education (Learning EU @ School);
- design and implementation of teacher training and continuing education for teachers, providing them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects;
- provision of specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions;
- boosting the level of knowledge and/or enhance the dynamic of a "department/chair/research team" in a given faculty/school which has expressed a specific interest/need via joint academic activities;
- Joint development of content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions. Participating institutions may organise common activities, preparation of tools supporting courses, delivery of courses on EU issues particularly in those disciplines not traditionally associated with this field of study;
- supporting information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole;
- organisation of conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues. 

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Fellowship: Paul Mellon Centre Fellowships

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowships

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals). The programme supports scholarship, academic research and thedissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective. The Centre does not offer fellowships and grants in the fields of archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts.

Senior Fellowships Grants

Two Senior Fellowships are offered annually to established scholars in the field of British art and architectural history to complete a manuscript or book for immediate publication. The fellowships are for senior scholars only and are for nine months each. Download full details and an application form.

The Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship

One Rome Fellowship is offered annually to allow a senior scholar three months at the British School at Rome to work on an Anglo-Italian or Grand Tour topic. Download full details and an application form.

Mid-Career Fellowships

Three Mid-Career Fellowships are offered annually for research in the field of British art and architectural history. These awards are specifically designated for academics and scholars at universities or other institutions who are established in their careers and whose doctorates were awarded over six years previously. Suitably experienced freelance and independent scholars are also eligible to apply for these four-month awards. Download full details and an application form.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Five Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered annually for the purpose of transforming doctoral research in the field of British art and architectural history into publishable form. The fellowships are for six months. Download full details and an application form.

Junior Fellowships

Four Junior Fellowships are offered annually to scholars in the advanced stages of their doctoral research in the field of British art and architectural history to pursue further study in the UK (based at the Paul Mellon Centre) or in the USA (based at the Yale Center for British Art). The fellowships are for three months. Download full details and an application form.

Educational Programme Grants

For lectures, symposia, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture.Download full details and an application form.

Research Support Grants

To contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture. Download full details and an application form.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fellowship: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Deadline: January 26, 2015

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2015 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.  
Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships will also be expected to participate in a number of professional development activities organized by the Council for European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development.  These activities include: publishing in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European studies; presenting at theInternational Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the Council for European Studies; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops.
The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students in the humanities working on Europe.

To be eligible an applicant must:
  • be ABD (year 5 and above);
  • be a US citizen or green card holder;
  • can have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by his or her dissertation advisor;
  • be enrolled at a higher education institution in the U.S. that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium. Students whose universities are not currently members of the CES consortium may apply, but they are encouraged to apply early in the application season so that every effort may be made to enroll the institution in the CES member consortium and, thus, establish the student's eligibility by the application deadline.
The applicant must also have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university, and he or she must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European Studies. 


Application period opens October 1, 2014.  Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2015.  

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Fellowship: Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

Deadline: December 20, 2014

Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

TischnerJózef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM. In his memory, fellowships have been awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish- American scholars since 2003.
The program is generously supported by grants from Pope John Paul II, Open Society Foundations and Kosciuszko Foundation.


The Józef Tischner Fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is strongly encouraged. The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2015 at the IWM.


The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 9,300 to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with a personal office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.
Józef Tischner Fellows are eligible for a grant under the Homing Program of the Foundation for Polish Science (for details see


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowship
  • must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland
  • must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD
  • must not be older than 35 years


Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including the following documents:
  • a concise research proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work
Deadline for Application:December 20, 2014

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