Fellowships & Grants

  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
  • Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Research Grants
    • http://www.rsa.org/grants.php
    • RSA Research Grants (9 Grants)
    • RSA – INSR Grant for Florence (1 Grant)
    • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship in Renaissance Art History (3 Grants)
  • Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF)
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
    • The 2009-10 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. The most updated and comprehensive information on all ACLS programs is available on the ACLS website (www.acls.org/programs/comps). As in previous years, the majority of competition deadlines are in the early fall. During the 2008-09 cycle, ACLS awarded more than $10.2 million to 336 scholars based in the US and abroad working in the humanities and related social sciences. The new fellows, along with abstracts of their proposals, are posted on the ACLS website at: www.acls.org/fellows/new.
  • National Humanities Center Fellowships 2010- 2011
    • The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2010 through May 2011. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology. Deadline and Application Procedures. Applicants submit the Center’s form, supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. You may request application material from Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, Post Office Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256, or obtain the form and instructions from the Center’s website. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2009. Web site for additional information: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org Email inquiries to: nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org

    Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    • MULTILINGUALISM AND THE CITY, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships at Hampshire College, Hampshire College, supported by a grant through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “to make Hampshire College into a ‘language learning community’ where students are motivated to integrate the exploration of a world language into their individualized program of studies,” seeks to hire one or (depending on the candidate pool) possibly two postdoctoral fellows for a two-year term to begin in the 2009-10 academic year.
    • Applicants should be prepared to be on campus by August 15, 2009. (A third fellow or second and third fellows will be appointed for the 2010-11 academic year out of a competition to be run in spring 2010.)
    • To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or terminal degree in their field) between May 1, 2004 and June 30, 2009. Each fellow will teach one course per term and be available for student advising. S/he will have time to pursue scholarly and/or creative work and have access to a senior mentor. In addition to bringing foreign language material and foreign language competence to our students in courses and in advising contexts, fellows will contribute to each schools’ vision of how Hampshire faculty integrate world languages into their research and teaching.
    • Fields: Scholars in any field of the humanities whose work crosses the cultural boundaries of multilingual urban societies are encouraged to apply.
    • Overview: Candidates for this position should demonstrate a strong interest and preparation in multiple languages and comparative culture. We seek a scholar who can participate in cross-disciplinary discussion across the conventional divides of literature, cultural history, philosophy, art, architecture and film.
    • The successful candidate may be affiliated with the Humanities Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry (HCII), a program that supports research and exchange between faculty in the humanities and cognate areas in the arts, sciences and social sciences at Hampshire. HCII sponsors lectures, faculty seminars, symposiums, curricular experimentation, and will soon inaugurate an on-line journal of occasional papers, Sites and Citations. The fellow would have the opportunity to contribute to HCII activities. Focused on a rigorous examination of a changing topic over a three-year cycle, faculty and invited scholars in the Center examine texts, images, structures and spaces analyzed through the lens of critical theory. In all of the Center’s events and endeavors, the intention is to look at sites and citations as significant arenas of exchange, bringing together critical analyses and materiality in a way that combines the textual, pictorial, performative and the architectural with the historical, the theoretical and the philosophic.
    • In 2009-10, we intend to explore the topic “Marking Place: Text and the City,” a new project linking the Center to Hampshire’s broader strategy for engagement with world languages.
    • Candidates may explore, but are not limited to, historic topics such as the confluence of Arabic, Latin, and Hebrew in book and built culture in Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus), or Russian, German, Polish, Czech and Yiddish in the theaters of Prague or Warsaw. Modern or contemporary topics might include the interaction of spoken languages and visual culture in any urban setting, ranging from Paris to Johannesburg, Los Angeles to Tokyo. This could include the study of street literature (billboards, posters, signage, monuments, or graffiti) or literary translation. Language as a catalyst for cultural exchange, contention, and negotiation in urban spaces is of particular interest.
    • Result: The successful candidate will help incorporate world language(s) in innovative and interdisciplinary modes into a course cluster centered on issues of text in/and urban culture, urban societies are encouraged to apply.
    • Overview: Candidates for this position should demonstrate a strong interest and preparation in multiple languages and comparative culture. We seek a scholar who can participate in cross-disciplinary discussion across the conventional divides of literature, cultural history, philosophy, art, architecture and film. The successful candidate may be affiliated with the Humanities Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry (HCII), a program that supports research and exchange between faculty in the humanities and cognate areas in the arts, sciences and social sciences at Hampshire. HCII sponsors lectures, faculty seminars, symposiums, curricular experimentation, and will soon inaugurate an on-line journal of occasional papers, Sites and Citations. The fellow would have the opportunity to contribute to HCII activities. Focused on a rigorous examination of a changing topic over a three-year cycle, faculty and invited scholars in the Center examine texts, images, structures and spaces analyzed through the lens of critical theory. In all of the Center’s events and endeavors, the intention is to look at sites and citations as significant arenas of exchange, bringing together critical analyses and materiality in a way that combines the textual, pictorial, performative and the architectural with the historical, the theoretical and the philosophic. In 2009-10, we intend to explore the topic “Marking Place: Text and the City,” a new project linking the Center to Hampshire’s broader strategy for engagement with world languages.
    • Candidates may explore, but are not limited to, historic topics such as the confluence of Arabic, Latin, and Hebrew in book and built culture in Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus), or Russian, German, Polish, Czech and Yiddish in the theaters of Prague or Warsaw. Modern or contemporary topics might include the interaction of spoken languages and visual culture in any urban setting, ranging from Paris to Johannesburg, Los Angeles to Tokyo. This could include the study of street literature (billboards, posters, signage, monuments, or graffiti) or literary translation. Language as a catalyst for cultural exchange, contention, and negotiation in urban spaces is of particular interest.
    • Result: The successful candidate will help incorporate world language(s) in innovative and interdisciplinary modes into a course cluster centered on issues of text in/and urban culture.
    • Application Material Required: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of application (please indicate for which area you are applying and how you can contribute to making Hampshire a language learning community), a curriculum vitae, a description of research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a draft syllabus for a proposed course (these would not be language courses, but courses that incorporate non-English material), and at least three names and contact information for professional references. Actual letters addressing your teaching and research abilities must be sent separately from the recommenders to Pamela A. Shea, Global Education Office, 893 West Street, Hampshire College, Amherst MA 01002.
    • Application materials can be e-mailed to pasDO@hampshire.edu in a single PDF document. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2009. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Only applicants under serious consideration will be contacted.

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