Monday, August 11, 2014

Funding: Fellowships/Grants to Study in Scandinavia

Deadline: November 1, 2014

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.
Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.
First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.

Language Requirements
The ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country, even if it is not essential for the execution of the research plan.
For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.

Terms of Award
Projects should not begin before April 15th, following the decision announcement date.

Grants are considered especially suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.

Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, trans- Atlantic round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies).
ASF awards may require supplementation from other sources, but they should not duplicate the benefits of additional awards (and vice versa). Candidates must notify the ASF if they have received other award offers. The ASF will not provide funds if, in its judgment, a proposal can be carried out without its assistance.

Applicants are urged to arrange their academic or professional affiliations as far in advance as possible. Applicants must secure these placements or affiliations on their own; the ASF cannot assist in establishing contacts.
The ASF requires confirmation of invitation or affiliation from the institution or individuals detailed in the proposal.
Since July and August are traditionally holiday months in Scandinavia, many people may not be available for consultation. Applicants are cautioned to plan their projects accordingly.
Applicants are expected to devote full time to their proposed study or research, and must justify the length of time needed to complete their project.
Awards are based on the application submitted; subsequent changes in the proposal are discouraged and may not be considered.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Funding: Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe's historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however.

Stipends are funded up to $75,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow's home institution. Radcliffe works with fellows who have families to help with relocation issues for a smooth transition. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2015 through May 31, 2016. Visual artists and film, video, sound, and new media artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $37,500. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, Radcliffe expects fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community. 

Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. Scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment (by December 2012) in the area of the proposed project are eligible to apply. Only scholars who have published at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections are eligible to apply.

Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Hans Rosenberg Book Prize The Central European History Society (CEHS) solicits nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best book in central European history published in English by permanent residents of North America. This year’s award considers books with an imprint of 2013.
Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy. The CEHS discourages submissions of reprints, second editions, multi-authored anthologies, and document publications. The award will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City, on 3 January 2015.
Nominated books should be received by July 31, 2014, by each of the following persons:
Prof. Pamela Swett
Department of History
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L9
Prof. William Hagen
2806 Anza Avenue
Davis, CA 95616.
Prof. Michael Meng
Clemson University
Department of History
120 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
For further information see

Funding: Fulbright Schuman Program

Deadlines: August 1, 2014 or late October
The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. It funds projects exclusively dealing with U.S.-EU relations, EU institutions, or EU policy.
There are grants for
  • Graduate Study
  • Pre-Doctoral Research
  • Post-Doctoral Research
  • University Lecturing
Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training – decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration – who wish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to US-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states; projects that do not meet this requirement should be submitted through the Fulbright Program in the applicant’s primary country of interest.
Candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center. Preference will be given to applicants with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor’s degree who plan to carry out their project in at least two EU member states. However, project proposals including only one city or university program with significant ties to European Union institutions and studies will be considered.
Grants are for six to nine months with a minimum period of three months in each EU member state. For candidates without a PhD, preference is given to those who will complete one academic year.
For information about the Chair at the College of Europe/EUI, please click here.
Value of Award:
  • A monthly stipend of € 3,000
  • An allowance of € 2,000 for travel and relocation costs
  • Sickness and accident insurance
  • Participation in a one-week “EU Seminar” in Brussels and Luxembourg with other American grantees in Europe
The maximum grant to any one candidate is set at € 29,000. No candidate may receive Fulbright Schuman funding in concurrence with other EC funding (i.e. Marie Curie) for the same activity.
August 1 for individuals in possession of a doctoral degree or comparable professional experience. Complete information from the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars:
Late October for candidates without a doctoral degree or limited professional experience. Complete information from the website of the Institute of International Education:
Please note that there are many EU agencies outside of Brussels in the other Member States. Please consult the following link which provides information on other agencies that might be appropriate host institutions for your research:
For information about the Chair at the College of Europe/EUI, please click here.
For more information about the program visit:

Funding: Research Support Grants for British Art

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.  The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination 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.

Research Support Grants are offered in Spring and Autumn each year to assist with research travel costs. They are offered to scholars already engaged in research involving the study of British art or architectural history. Grants may be used towards the expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites with the United Kingdom or abroad for research purposes.

These grants are offered for specific research visits and individuals may claim for the following costs in line with the limits given below:
Fares (in full)
Accommodation (up to a maximum of £100 per night)  
Daily subsistence (£40 per day)

The maximum award given in this category is £2,000.

For more information visit:

Funding: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research Support Grant

Deadline: September 15, 2014
The Barns-Graham CharitableTrust was established by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in 1987 and came into effect following her death in January 2004. It was created to secure her life’s work and archive for future generations.
The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research Support Grant was instigated by the Trust in 2009 and is administered by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. One grant is awarded annually to a scholar or researcher in the field of twentieth-century British painting.
The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research Support Grant is for £2,000 and is awarded to assist with travel, subsistence and other research costs.
The Trustees of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust require the successful applicant to submit a short report on completion of the research which they helped fund. They also require a copy of any resulting publication.
Please complete the application form online and send it as a Word document or PDF attachment to:

For more information visit:

Funding: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: October 25, 2014
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2015 for the academic year 2015/16. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.
Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:
  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.
More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSCAS web site.
Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. They are expected to actively participate in the academic life of the Centre and to contribute to the activities of the project or programme they are associated with. They can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with PhD students, other postdocs and EUI academic staff. 
Those prospective applicants who would like to work with academics based in the RSCAS but who obtained their doctorate less than five years ago (i.e. between 1 September 2010 and 1 September 2015 for the academic year 2015/16) should apply to the Max Weber Programme.
The annual deadline for applications is 25 October .
For more information visit the EUI website.