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Fulbright – Robertson Visiting Professor In British History Award

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on September 19, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

Closes: 31st October 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 Robertson Visiting Professor in British History Award

This award provides a career-development opportunity for an exceptional, British historian to teach at Westminster College, Missouri, a small, selective liberal arts college for one academic year. The modest lecturing requirement will allow time for establishing a collaborative relationship with the US National Churchill Museum and Churchill Institute and for conducting personal research.

‘British Historian’ is inclusively defined: we welcome applications from historians of all time periods, thematic areas, and geographical regions of the British Isles, candidates with a specialisation in British Imperial or Colonial history and historians in interdisciplinary fields, such as art history, music history, or the history of science. The applicant should have at least one year’s experience of teaching undergraduates.

The Fulbright-Robertson Award offers the following benefits:

A grant of $52,500, plus travel allowance of up to $10,000

A number of memberships

Sickness and accident benefit coverage

Visa sponsorship

Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July)

Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen (resident anywhere) and hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the time of application, may not apply for an Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Newton International Fellowships

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 12, 2013

Deadline: 10th April 2013

A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.

The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 April 2013. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: http://www.newtonfellowships.org

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PostDoc: Dept of Asian Studies University of British Columbia

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture (see www.asia.ubc.ca). The Department seeks applicants in the fields of Indo-Persian Literary Culture and/or South Asian Islam.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to:

Dr. Ross King, Head
Department of Asian Studies, UBC
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX: 604-822-8937
Email: jrpking@interchange.ubc.ca

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted above.  Complete applications received by March 21 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

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The Global South Scholar-In-Residence program

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010
The Global South Scholar-In-Residence programme is a programme which aims at developing an intellectual exchange between academics from Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Graduate Institute’s faculty. Three candidates per semester will be selected to spend one semester at the Institute in order to take advantage of the programme to update their teaching curricula, participate in teaching courses, further their research projects and contribute to enriching the intellectual life of the Institute. Priority will be given to university teachers – with a preference for women and junior academics – who will seek to apply the benefits of their stay at the Institute upon returning to their own institution.

Conditions for application:
– PhD holder working as a university teacher;
– Specialization in one of the domains or disciplines of the Institute:
International Affairs, Development Studies, International Law, International Economics, International Relations, International History and Politics.

Candidates satisfying the above criteria are invited to send an application with:
– a letter of motivation indicating the semester the candidate is applying for;
– a work plan detailing the activities to be completed during the time at the Institute;
– a curriculum vitae and a list of published works;
– Two letters of recommendation.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2010 for the Autumn Semester.

Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
PO Box 36
1211 Geneva 21
Email: in-residence@graduateinstitute.ch
Visit the website at http://graduateinstitute.ch/in-residence

Post Grad Research Project – University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.

Available studentships 2010-11:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships


3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

In addition, the committee awarding studentships for the project will be able to allocate some funds towards maintenance.

Closing date: Friday 30 April

Code: RPAS2009NOV03

Please ensure that you quote this code on your application form under ‘Intended Source of Funding’ if you wish to be considered for funding under this research theme

For further details of the bid, and potential supervisors across the named disciplines, please visit:


Informal enquiries should be sent to a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk (Dr Andrew Dilley, Lecturer in History)


Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 16, 2010


SAGE instituted THE TEJESHWAR SINGH MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS in 2009 to honour Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of the publishing industry in South Asia.

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN 2010: SAGE is pleased to announce the addition of a third fellowship in the SOCIAL SCIENCES in 2010. Proposals in the areas of social justice–including individual rights, changing lifestyles and the significance of an expanded educated class would be preferred. Preference will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. For the purposes of this award social sciences comprise economics, economic and social history, political science, psychology, sociology and social anthropology.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including those currently resident overseas. Candidates must be below 40 years of age on 1 April 2010.

All applications should be addressed to: Ms Smrithi Sudhakaran, Public Relations Executive, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, B-1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, Post Bag 7, New Delhi 110 044. e-mail: smrithi.sudhakaran@sagepub.in

Further details : http://www.himalmag.com/THE-TEJESHWAR-SINGH-MEMORIAL-FELLOWSHIPS_dnw247.html

CISA Mellon Doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellowships

Posted in PhD Studentship, Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 16, 2010

Mellon Fellowships: Doctoral (2) and Postdoctoral  (2), on themes of the Indian Ocean and Histories of the Global South, The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and the Mellon Chair in Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg calls for applications for two Post doctoral and two Ph.D. fellowships around the themes of the Indian Ocean and Histories of the Global South. The Centre( http://www.cisa-wits.org.za ) is interested in promoting interdisciplinary and comparative transnational work looking at the connected histories of colonialism, capital, labour, religion as well as post colonial ideologies and formations in Africa, Asia and South East Asia. Selected candidates will work closely with the Director of the Centre and the Chair in Indian Studies on their own research and the intellectual agenda of the Centre in terms of workshops and conferences.

To apply: Submit applications with a detailed CV, a statement of proposed research (1500 words maximum) and three letters of reference to:

Merle Govind, The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa c/o African Literature Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3 Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa. or electronic applications can be sent to: Merle.Govind@wits.ac.za

Further details: www.cisa-wits.org.za Closing date: 15 March 2010


Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 28, 2009

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships on the topic “Religion and Politics in the Context of Modernity” for the academic year 2010-11.

The program targets young Romanian and international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities and social studies. Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title. Duration of the Fellowship: a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or (only for the international Fellows) b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July). Location: New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable. The deadline (the arrival date, not the mailing date) for the international candidates to submit the application both by regular mail and e-mail is February 1st, 2010. The applications will be evaluated by the Academic Board of the NEC. The applicants will be notified by e-mail and regular mail on the results of the evaluation process at the beginning of the month of March. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview organized at the NEC, in Bucharest, on April 9-10, 2010.

The application form, the instructions for the application and additional information on the New Europe College can be downloaded from http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/nec_intl_2010.htm. or requested by e-mail at applications@nec.ro.

Distinguished Visiting Fellowships 2010-2011

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 28, 2009

 Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for up to eight Distinguished Visiting Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to appeal to senior scholars from the UK or overseas who wish to spend a period, for the purposes of research, in one of the most stimulating intellectual environments in London. They have been created by the College in response to a substantial donation from the Westfield Trust to build on-campus residential accommodation specifically for this purpose. The accommodation, part of a new student village, opened in September 2004.

The Fellowships are attached to the Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, to which ten academic Schools and Departments contribute: Business and Management; Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Drama; Economics; English; Geography; History; Languages, Linguistics & Film (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Linguistics, Film); Law; and Politics. 

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise placed Queen Mary in the top tier of research-led British universities, ranking 11th in the Guardian league table. The Graduate School currently has more than 1,400 students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences.

Fellowships cover the four-month period September-December 2010 or January-April 2011. Fellows may by arrangement and at their own cost extend residence over a longer period if they wish, subject to the availability of accommodation. Each Fellow is expected to contribute to a seminar programme in a relevant academic department and to participate in the intellectual life of the Graduate School and the College more generally.

Further particulars and the application form are available at: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/hss/fellows/index.html   All applications should be sent in electronic format by midnight 28th February 2010 to Linda Grant, Administrator, Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences on l.grant@qmul.ac.uk.

ASIA Fellows Awards for the year 2010-2011

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on October 7, 2009

Applications for the Awards are accepted from now until January 15, 2010.
The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing.  The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.

Further information: http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/index.php

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2010 India Research Fellowship

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on July 3, 2009

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society invites applications from Indian scholars for a visiting research fellowship appointment at the University of Victoria.

Topics: Applications are welcomed for projects that meet the Centre’s mandate of promoting the interdisciplinary study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include but are not limited to examinations of religious themes within the areas of ethics, health, environment, technology, public policy, human conflict, art, literature, the media, law, philosophy or the natural sciences. The fellowship is particularly targeted at scholars working on religion in modern India, though other topics will also be considered. Applications from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

Eligibility: Indian citizens who are completing their doctoral work, are engaged in post-doctoral research, or who have regular academic appointments in India.

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2 CANADA

Deadline: September 9, 2009

This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Office of the Vice-President Research at the University of Victoria. For more information about the CSRS and its fellowship programs visit http://www.csrs.uvic.ca, or phone 250-721-6325.

Visiting Research Fellowships at ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) in Berlin

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on June 19, 2009

ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) in Berlin is advertising Visiting Research Fellowships for 2010, for researchers engaging in projects relevant to ZMO’s research profile (see webpage at http://www.zmo.de). ZMO is an interdisciplinary research institute with an international community of researchers pursuing research with regional and trans-regional focus on societies in Africa, the Middle East, and South- and South-East Asia and their interrelations (as well as their relations to Europe).

The call is open for senior researchers and recent postdocs as well as finishing PhD students in the humanities and social sciences.

ZMO also welcomes researchers who have already secured their own monies to pursue research at the centre, and encourage inquiries and applications along these lines as well. For selected projects and candidates, we will be able to supply office space and a highly stimulating research environment. For any further information, please consult our website, or contact us directly at zmo@rz.hu-berlin.de. Website: http://www.zmo.de/index_e.html

Deadline: 1 September 2009

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