Research Fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library (2016-2017)

October 1, 2015 – 8:01 am

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The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Library contains one of the world’s premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period.

Short-term Fellowships are for two to four months with a monthly stipend of $2,100. Open to US and foreign citizens who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.

Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include two to four NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a US citizen or have lived in the US for the three years preceding the application deadline, and other long-term JCB awards for which all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible for long-term JCB Fellowships.

Recipients of all fellowships must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence at the JCB for the full term of the award. Rooms are available for rent at Fiering House, the JCB’s Fellows’ residence, a beautifully restored 1869 house just four blocks from the Library.

Biannual Cultural Constructions Conference

March 2, 2015 – 8:53 am


The Biannual Cultural Constructions Conference, hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and The UT Arlington Library, will be held on Thursday, April 23 and Friday April 24, 2015.  Cultural Constructions brings together student and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. The conference planning committee invites 500 word abstracts for scholarly presentations on the 2015 theme of ³Image/Text/Meaning.²  Proposals in all fields of scholarly inquiry are welcome, as long as they address the topic of visuality in relation to representation, identity and meaning. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, comic strips and comic books, graphic fiction, photography, Art History, illustration, digital visualities (gaming, virtual worlds), film, television, theater arts, and design.

The conference organizers also welcome contributions from the sciences, education and social work which highlight the theme of visuality.  The planning committee will judge abstracts for both posters and oral presentations for clarity (states central issue to be investigated), originality of research, indication of significance of research within discipline or topic, and whether or not the abstract will be accessible to a broad audience.

Actual oral presentations and posters will be juried for awards during the conference. Presenters will be selected in early April.

Submission of Abstracts:

IRB Mini-Conference Registration Due

February 9, 2015 – 1:07 pm

Don’t forget to RSVP for the upcoming IRB Mini-Conference to be held on Friday, February 13th by the Office of Regulatory Services! If you conduct human subject research, please join us – this is an excellent educational opportunity! There will be a series of sessions covering a variety of topics: the basics (regulations), the IRB review process, how to prepare a protocol for submission, a mock IRB full board meeting, and a panel discussion from experienced researchers. The first session of the day can even earn you credit for human subject training requirements! Please RSVP today for all the sessions you will attend. Open to all – faculty, staff, and students. See you soon!

FEEGI Bienniel Research Grant Applications Due March 2, 2015

February 4, 2015 – 10:11 am

Recognizing the significant material and financial challenges inherent in multi-sited studies, The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) awards a biennial research grant of $1000 to support travel to archival or other field sites.  This award is open to all FEEGI members but is intended especially for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars at the beginning of their careers.

A complete application will include:
• A research statement, of no more than 1500 words
• A proposed one-page budget
• A current c.v., and
• One confidential letter of reference, sent separately by recommender

Please email your portion of the application in a single document (preferably as a PDF), copying EACH of the three selection committee members listed below.  In addition, have your recommendation letter (signed and on letterhead) also submitted by email, again preferably as a PDF, to the same three committee members.

The selection committee members are:

Willem Klooster (committee chair),
Gayle Brunelle,
Jorge Flores,

Please use the subject heading “FEEGI Travel Award application” in all correspondence. The application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015.  Award will be announced by the end of March or beginning of April.
Applicants must be FEEGI members in good standing at time of application and award. To join FEEGI, or learn more about the organization, visit our website at

Early American Economy and Society Fellowship – Deadline is March 1, 2015

January 26, 2015 – 8:48 am

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society invites applications for dissertation and short-term fellowship awards during 2015-2016. These research fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Possible research topics include Atlantic and global connections of the American economy; its commerce, business, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal development, or political economy; the history of race and the economy, capitalism, households, or gendered economies.  All fellows are expected to be resident in Philadelphia and conduct research in the area for the duration of awards. Applicants for the dissertation fellowships may submit proposals based not only on the extensive collections at the Library Company, but also on the printed and manuscript materials of other institutions in the Philadelphia area. Short-term fellows should spend a continuous month of research in the collections of the Library Company. Fellowships will be awarded as follows:

One dissertation research fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, tenable for nine consecutive months of residency from September 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016; or it may be divided between two scholars, for the periods September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, or January 15 to May 31, 2016. Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is March 1, 2015.

Four one-month fellowships will also be awarded, carrying stipends of $2,000 each and tenable for one month of continuous residence and research at the Library Company between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.  Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is March 1, 2015.

Applicants must fill out a required electronic cover sheet, and submit a brief résumé and a 2-5 page description of the proposed research.   For short-term awards please submit one letter of recommendation, and for dissertation awards please submit a writing sample of about 25 pages and two letters of recommendation.   For more information about PEAES and its fellowships please contact Cathy Matson, Program Director, at

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Washington DC Archer Internships in Public Policy open to ALL Graduate Students

January 12, 2015 – 9:58 am


The Archer Center in Washington, named for retired Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer of Texas, is sponsoring the sixth annual summer Program in Public Policy exclusively for graduate students.  Applications for this program are now being accepted from UT Arlington graduate students for a limited number of positions this coming summer. The 9-credit program consists of two courses:

POLS 5392: Federal Policy-making; and
POLS 5692: Archer Internship, at a venue of the student’s choice (typically on Capitol Hill, in an Executive Branch agency, or other Washington governmental or non-governmental organizations)

Credits may be applied to degree plans in participants’ home departments and programs with permission from each student’s chair and graduate faculty. Potential participants are strongly urged to determine in advance how the credits earned will be applied to their particular degree plans.

This is an intensive 12-week program; the dates for the 2015 session are May 20-August 16. The cost is $3,900 in lieu of nine graduate hours of tuition and all fees. Housing in comfortable town-homes on Capitol Hill is available for $3,309). The UT Arlington central administration anticipates being able to provide a generous subvention to assist UT Arlington students in defraying the cost of the program.

All UT Arlington students at the master’s or doctoral level in any academic discipline who have an interest in public policy are encouraged to consider this excellent program. Students in political science, economics, and urban and public affairs will find this a splendid opportunity to learn firsthand about the workings of the federal government; those in education, nursing, the sciences, the media, and healthcare administration will find it especially relevant to their understanding of the implications of federal policy for their respective fields.

Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the office of Dr. Karl Petruso, Dean of the Honors College (College Hall 108) by 5:00 pm, January 23, 2015 without exception. Questions may be addressed to

Detailed information on the program as well as application forms) can be found at

Global Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications

January 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm

The Program invites applications for the Graduate Fellows Program from graduate students who are actively engaged in activities directly related to completion of final degree requirements (including thesis, dissertation, portfolio,performance) and which relate to the current theme of Global Communities:  Healthcare, Access and Education.

Applications:  2015-16 Global Fellows Program PACKET

Newberry Library Short Term Fellowships Due January 15th, 2015

December 19, 2014 – 10:16 am

A variety of opportunities to have a short term residency at the Newberry Library.  Carefully read each Fellowship as some require Chicago residency, while others do not.  One application due January 15th, 2015

Click here for information on each Fellowship opportunity.

Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship on Francophone Cultures – Due January 15th, 2015

December 19, 2014 – 10:02 am

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts.  It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities.    Established more than 40 years ago by Jerome Hill, the Camargo Foundation welcomes artists and scholars from all countries, nationalities, and career levels to work on specific projects or areas of inquiry. Applicants must be fluent in English.  Fellows may work individually or with a collaborator.

Fellows are housed in private apartments with kitchens on the Foundation’s campus, all with views of the Mediterranean and the Port of Cassis. A stipend of 600US$ per month is available, as is coverage of basic travel expenses to and from Cassis.   Spouses, partners, and children over six are welcome. Children must be enrolled in and attending school or off-campus activities.

Camargo Foundation welcomes applications for Fellowships in Fall 2015 (eight weeks from September 1 to October 26) and Spring 2016 (applicants may choose four, eight or eleven weeks from January 27).

Applications must be in English, although recommendations and work samples may be in English or French.

For information and application, click here.  Due January 15th, 2015.

Boren Fellowships for International Study (Language Proficiency) Due January 27th, 2015

December 19, 2014 – 9:48 am

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellowship applicants design their own programs and may combine domestic language study with overseas study or research. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country or region must be an integral part of each application proposal.

Follow this link for more information and application material.  Due January 27th, 2015.