Monday, June 6, 2016

Funding: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

DEADLINE: August 31, 2016

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 consecutive 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
  1. Foreign and Domestic Policy
  1. 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.
For more information on qualifications and the application procedure, please check http://www.aicgs.org/employment/daad-aicgs-research-fellowship/ .

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: 2017 CES Conference on "Sustainability and Transformation"

DEADLINE: October 4, 2016
(Proposals may be submitted between the period of August 15, 2016 to October 4, 2016)

CES has announced the theme for its 2017 conference. To be held in Glasgow from July 12-14, 2017, the 24th International Conference of Europeanists will explore Europe's potential for sustainability: the capacity to remain diverse and productive in the long run, rather than focusing on short-term fixes.


CES welcomes paper, panel and mini-symposium proposals, as well as mixed-media projects, particularly those that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. For more information, consult the Call for Papers.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Research Grant: State Library at Berlin

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016


With its unique collections, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library at Berlin) is a research library of international ranking, which offers excellent working conditions to scholars especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, in Law and in the History of Science.
The holdings of printed items alone comprise more than ten million volumes of historical and modern literature, with an additional substantial offer of electronic resources. Furthermore, the researchers’ interest is particularly attracted to the library’s important special collections such as rare prints, outstanding occidental and oriental manuscripts, autographs and literary estates, music autographs, maps, historical and current newspapers. The Library also possesses a substantial collection of international children’s and young people’s literature as well as regionally defined collections on Eastern Europe, the Orient, and East Asia.
The Research Grant Program of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz is primarily intended to enable scholars living abroad to come to Berlin in order to make use of the rich collections of the Library and the other institutions of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation for their research work, and to make professional contacts in Germany.
Must be a graduate student, postgraduate student, doctoral candidate, or post-doc to be eligible. 

Traineeship: European Commission

DEADLINE: August 31, 2016

The European Commission Traineeships Office offers paid five-month traineeships with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

You will receive a monthly grant of some €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.
Every year, there are about 1.300 places available.
If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in the international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.
For more information and to apply, check out 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Award: Fullbright U.S. Scholar Austrian-Hungary Joint Research Award

Deadline: August 1, 2016

The sponsor provides a research award to conduct research in the humanities and social sciences on topics of regional or bilateral relevance in collaboration with Austrian and Hungarian specialists. A PhD (or equivalent terminal degree such as MFA, JD, or MD) is required and this program is open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia. Grants are 2 months in Austria and 2 months in Hungary.

Research should be completed between September 2017 and June 2018. 

All appropriate disciplines are considered, but the following are preferred: Art, Economics, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Political Science.

Award Requirements: 

  • Must have a Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) 
  • Open to faculty of all academic ranks
  • Applicants from professionals outside of academia are welcome
  • Language requirement: commensurate with the nature of the proposed project which may be conducted in English, German, or Hungarian.  Some knowledge of German and/or Hungarian is desirable, and advanced knowledge of German and/or Hungarian may be required contingent upon the nature of the project. 
  • Feasibility of conducting research must be demonstrated in the project statement
  • A letter of invitation is required.  See website link for further guidance. 
  • Applications should state intended institutional affiliations and include corresponding letters of invitation. 


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CFP: 5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

Deadline: Jun 30,2016 and August 31,2016

1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENERAL CONFERENCE TALKS, POSTERS, AND ELECTRONIC POSTERS

Proposal deadline: August 31, 2016

Topics
We especially welcome abstracts that address the conference theme, “Vital Voices: Linking Language and Wellbeing” (see description above). In addition, we warmly welcome abstracts on other subjects in language documentation and conservation, which may include but are not limited to:
  • Archiving matters
  • Assessing success in documentation and revitalization strategies 
  • Community experiences of revitalization
  • Data management
  • Ethical issues
  • Language planning
  • Lexicography and grammar design
  • Methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality
  • Orthography design
  • Teaching/learning small languages
  • Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls
  • Topics in areal language documentation
  • Training in documentation methods – beyond the university

Presentation formats
Papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes of question time.

Posters will be on display throughout the day of presentation. Poster presentations will run during the lunch. Poster presentations are recommended for authors who wish to present smaller, more specific topics, or descriptions of particular projects. 

Electronic posters (e-posters) are opportunities for presentations of software, websites, and other computer-based projects, in an environment that allows face-to-face interaction with the audience. Similar to a traditional poster session, e-poster presenters will use their own laptop computers to display their projects while the audience walks around, watching demonstrations and asking questions. E-poster sessions will take place during lunch in a room with tables and internet access.


2. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NSF-SUPPORTED WORKSHOPS AND TALK STORY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (pending final approval of funding)

Proposal deadline: June 30, 2016

As a special addition to our program this year, we are including a 90-minute block on ThursdayFriday and Saturday to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Workshops and Talk Story roundtable discussions. These activities will run concurrently, and participants will pre-register for Workshops and Talk Story roundtable attendance on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We invite submissions for Workshops and Talk Story roundtable discussions topics/facilitators addressing the conference theme of “Vital Voices: Linking Language and Wellbeing.” These are described below, as well as the nature of the travel support from the NSF.
                                
Talk Story roundtable discussions 
In response to feedback from attendees of previous ICLDCs, this year we are providing a forum for small facilitated discussions about topics related to the conference theme. We invite proposals for 90-minute “Talk Story” (a Hawai‘i Creole English term referring to the sharing and preservation of culturally relevant stories) roundtable discussions. These discussions will be led by an expert discussant and limited to 20-30 attendees per session. Each Talk Story roundtable will be repeated on three days of the conference, allowing ample opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the Talk Story Sessions of their choice. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of information. We feel this format is particularly appropriate for more sensitive topics dealing with wellbeing, as well as for intragroup sharing of past successes. 
                    
Workshops
We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to language revitalization and wellbeing. Each 90-minute workshop will be held twice over three days of the conference, allowing multiple opportunities for interested attendees to participate. Workshops will accommodate 60–100 participants and are intended to be more presentational and instructional in style than the Talk Story sessions. Appropriate workshop topics will be related to the conference theme and may include instruction in techniques or methods, hands-on activities, etc.
                
NSF support details - Pending final approval of funding
Thanks to generous support from the US National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages Program, we are able to offer travel assistance up to US$2000 for each selected Workshop and Talk Story Session. Funds will be provided as (partial) flight reimbursements, hotel nights, or per diem payments, to be determined by the ICLDC Executive Committee. In the event that a Workshop or Talk Story Session is jointly presented by more than one individual, the presenter team will inform the ICLDC Executive Committee how to divide the award across the presenters. 

AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE, WORKSHOP AND TALK STORY ROUNDTABLE PRESENTERS MUST ACKNOWLEDGE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND FUTURE ITERATIONS OF THEIR RESEARCH.


3. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Rules for submission in all categories:
  • Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages of the region discussed. 
  • Authors may submit no more than one individual and one co-authored proposal (including participation in a Workshop or Talk Story Session proposal), or no more than two co-authored proposals. In no case may an author submit more than one individually-authored proposal.
  • Proposals for the NSF-sponsored Workshops and Talk Story Sessions are due by June 30, 2016, with notification of acceptance by July 31, 2016.
  • Proposals for general papers, posters, and electronic posters are due by August 31, 2016, with notification of acceptance by October 1, 2016.
  • We will not be accepting any proposals for panel presentations or colloquia.  
  • Because of limited space, please note that the Abstract Review Committee may ask that some general abstracts submitted as papers be presented as posters or electronic posters instead. 
  • Selected authors will be invited to submit their conference papers to the journal Language Documentation & Conservation for publication.

For more information or to submit an online proposal, visit http://icldc5.icldc-hawaii.org and click on "Call For Proposals."

CFP: European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

Deadline: May 30,2016

The Council for European Studies (CES) is calling for nominations for its European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. This prize honors the best advanced research paper on any subject in European Studies written as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one in the Humanities and one in the Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. 

Each prize winner will receive $500 and public recognition on the Council’s website and in its newsletter. Nominations due May 30, 2016. 

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