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Deadline

Sponsored by APSA

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_3284.cfm

Description: 

In 2009, APSA celebrated 40 years of the American Political Science Minority Fellows Program (MFP) success! The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) in efforts to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. To mark this occasion, MFP Alumni and former APSA Staff members who worked with the program gathered at the 2009 Annual Meeting for a Roundtable entitled: ’The 40th Anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Promoting Scholarship and Diversity’ and for a 40th Anniversary Reception.

Since 1969, the APSA Minority Fellowship has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. The Association has refocused and increased efforts to assist minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on minority recruitment, but also assisting with the retention of these groups within the profession.

The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments--one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second--provided that they remain in good academic standing. APSA can disburse some of the funds at the start of the academic year by request of the student. Awards are based on students’ undergraduate or graduate course work, GPA, personal statement and resume, extracurricular activities, GRE scores, personal and recommendations from faculty.

Additional Contact Information:

Shaunda Ragland
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_3031.cfm?navID=41

Description: 

Founded in 1953, the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship. More than fifty years later, the program remains devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress.

For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain ’hands on’ understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs. Through this unique opportunity, the Association enhances public understanding of policy-making and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_9222.cfm

Description: 

The APSA Small Research Grant Program supports research in all fields of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research and further the careers of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D.-granting departments in the field.

Prior grant recipients have been able to publish several books and book chapters, journal articles, working papers, and conference presentations as the result of the grants. They also report benefits to students, who have been able to serve as co-authors or research assistants on the grant-funded projects. Several recipients were also able to use the APSA grant as ’seed money’ to gain additional funding.

A small number of these grants are awarded annually by the Council on the basis of a peer-review process. Individual grants may not exceed $2,500 and are not renewable. Funds may be used for such research activities as: travel to archives, travel to conduct interviews, administration and coding of instruments, research assistance, and purchase of datasets. While this list is merely illustrative, certain research activities are specifically excluded from funding: travel to professional meetings, secretarial costs except for preparation of the final manuscripts for publication, and salary support for the principal investigator. Overhead or indirect costs are not allowable expenses. Funds must be expended between the time they are received (usually in May) and the end of the following fiscal year (September 30).

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Scholarship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_6327.cfm

Description: 

While Latinos are the fastest growing subgroup in the United States and already comprise more than 12 percent of the total population, less than 2 percent of all political scientists are Latinos or Latinas. This significant underrepresentation within our discipline seriously limits our ability to adequately assess the political incorporation and impact of this increasingly important minority population. The Fund for Latino Scholarship was established to address this situation.

The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics.

The fund will award grants to initiatives that: 1) identify promising Latino/a undergraduates and encourage them to enter the profession of political science; 2) provide professional opportunities and financial assistance to Latino/a graduate students in political science programs; 3) support the teaching, research and publishing activities of junior-level, tenure track Latino/a political science faculty; and 4) support activities that advance our knowledge of Latino/a politics.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsored by APSA Sections

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

APSA Organized Section: yes

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_6340.cfm

Description: 

The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

As a part of the APSA Centennial Campaign, support from the Volcker Endowment can, but need not, involve research residencies at the Centennial Center in Washington. Recipients may conduct research on issues affecting or relevant to public administration at any level (or levels) of government, in any nation (or across nations), and from whatever locale is most useful or appropriate for their research purposes.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsored by Non-APSA Organizations

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows

Description: 

The William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings and conversely gives influential practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to work in research settings.

Deadline
The 2012-2013 Distinguished Fellows Application Guide is now available. Letters of inquiry are now accepted three times per year, in January, April, and August. The next deadline is August 1, 2012.


Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
•Be influential mid-career practitioners, policymakers, or researchers (see the Application Guide for definitions of terms);
•Submit a proposal that advances the William T. Grant Foundation’s Current Research Interests; and
•Propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organizations that are willing to ’house’ and mentor the Fellow.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.soros.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

Description: 

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit. Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the foundations’ focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Fulbright New Zealand

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/usscholar/usscholar/

Description: 

Fulbright US Scholar Awards are for American academics, artists or professionals to lecture and/or conduct research at New Zealand institutions. A small number of awards valued at up to NZ$32,500 plus travel are granted each year, towards three to five months of lecturing and/or research.

Additional Contact Information:

Stefanie Joe
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Fulbright Israel - United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

Website: http://j.mp/Fulbright_polsci

Description: 

he United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015-2017 academic years. Application Deadline is 1 August 2014.
For full announcement: http://j.mp/Fulbright_polsci

Additional Contact Information:

Jordanna Enrich
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Fullbright Taiwan (Foundations for Scholarly Exchange)

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

Website: http://www.fulbright.org.tw

Description: 

Fulbright Scholar Research Grant Studying Cross-Strait Issues
Call for Applicants: Academics and qualified professionals conducting research on a current contemporary issue concerning the relationship between mainland China and Taiwan are invited to apply. The grant period is from 3 to 10 months and the grantees spend a portion of their grant period in Taiwan and a portion in mainland China. The applicant should be three years beyond the receipt of the PhD (or other terminal degree) and possess Mandarin language fluency sufficient to complete the research project.

Applicants are encouraged to contact CIES program staff to discuss their proposed research before applying. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Anthropology, Area Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Journalism, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Sociology, Urban Planning.

Applicants must demonstrate in the project statement why residency in both Taiwan and China is necessary. Projects that involve collaboration with host country colleagues and institutions and that contribute to Cross-Strait cooperation are encouraged.

Mandarin language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required. Applicants must submit a language proficiency evaluation. If the applicant does not have Mandarin language skills, he/she should explicitly address the issue when discussing the feasibility of the project in the project proposal.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

Additional Contact Information:

William C. Vocke, Jr.
[email protected]
Fullbright Taiwan (Foundation for Scholarly Exchange)
  
Taiwan  

Sponsor: Law School Admission Council

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Other deadlines: 09/01, 02/01

Website: http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Grants/lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp

Description: 

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. Projects will be funded for amounts up to $200,000.

The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project. Eligible investigators need not be members of law school faculties. Proposals from interdisciplinary teams of law faculty and researchers from outside law schools are strongly encouraged.

LSAC’s membership includes law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Comparative proposals about topics outside the United States, Canada, and Australia are welcome, but they must include some explicit connection to legal education or the legal profession within those countries.

A meritorious project could be informed by any disciplinary perspective and be guided by any of a variety of methodologies. Applicants may use methodologies derived from many disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, demography, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Projects may be qualitative or quantitative, cross-sectional or longitudinal. They may involve any of a variety of research techniques such as surveys, experiments, correlational methods, systematic observations, and ethnography. The program, however, requires that any project that is funded be planned and conducted in accordance with the best social scientific standards that are applicable to the type of research in question.

Some types of projects are not eligible for funding under this research grant program. Examples of projects that would NOT be funded include doctrinal studies (e.g., investigations into points of substantive law), curriculum development or evaluation for a particular law school, preparation of casebooks, and other course-specific material. Others include projects that do not meet the criteria stated above, for example, evaluation of programs by the program administrators or researchers at the host law school, projects with an international focus that do not include or directly relate to LSAC member-school countries, projects whose conclusions would be too narrow to inform LSAC’s broad membership, and studies that do not have a demonstrable relationship to LSAC’s mission.

Who Is Eligible to Apply
The program is open to applicants from all countries. Principal investigators need not be based in law schools; proposals are welcome from social, behavioral, and educational researchers of all kinds. The Grants Subcommittee encourages collaborations between those who know legal education most intimately (i.e., legal educators and administrators) and those who know most about how to design and conduct empirical research.

Grants must be made to an institution or organization, not to individuals. Entities outside the United States, Canada, and Australia are encouraged to collaborate with an institution within those countries to satisfy issues such as concern about humans as research subjects (e.g., institutional review boards).

Not eligible to receive grants from this program are members of the LSAC Board of Trustees, members of the LSAC Test Development and Research Committee or its Grants Subcommittee, and persons who had been members of one or more of those bodies within one year prior to applying for a grant.

Additional Contact Information:

Ann Gallagher
[email protected]
Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street PO Box 40
Newtown   PA   18940   

Sponsor: American Educational Research Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/ResearchGrants/tabid/12813/Default.aspx

Description: 

AERA invites education-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that:
•develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues
•include interdisciplinary teams with subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning
•analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources
•include the integration and analysis of more than one data set

Research projects related to at least one of the strands above and to science and/or mathematics education are especially encouraged. Other topics of interest include policies and practices related to student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education, and postsecondary education. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets supported by NCES, NSF, or other federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.


Proposals must be submitted electronically. Applicants should read carefully the entire Call for Proposals and the Submission Instructions prior to starting the online submission process. Applicants will be asked to enter specific information in text boxes and upload documents that have been saved in PDF. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline. Submission must be made electronically on the AERA Research Grant submission web page.

Contact [email protected] if you have questions regarding the application or submission process. All awards are contingent upon AERA’s receiving continued federal funding.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Educational Research Association

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx

Description: 

AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that:
•develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues
•incorporate subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning
•analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources
•include the integration and analysis of more than one data set

Research projects related to at least one of the strands above and to science and/or mathematics education are especially encouraged. Other topics of interest include policies and practices related to student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education, and postsecondary education. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets such as those supported by NCES, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.


Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects. Grants are not renewable. In accordance with AERA’s agreement with the funding agency, institutions may not charge indirect costs on these awards. Approximately 15 Dissertation Grants will be awarded per year.

In addition to the dissertation grant award, grantees will be invited to participate in a 2-day conference in Washington, DC. The conference will provide unique professional development experiences for grantees, including highly qualified speakers on topics of education policy and career development, presentations of dissertation research by former grantees, and interaction with the Governing Board and federal agency staff. This conference is specifically for AERA grantees, and travel expenses will be paid by AERA.

Another professional development meeting for dissertation grantees will be held for one day in conjunction with the AERA Annual Meeting. Grantees must include travel funds in their grant budget to attend the AERA Annual Meeting held in Spring.

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Applicants should read carefully the entire Call for Proposals and the Submission Instructions prior to starting the online submission process. Applicants will be asked to enter specific information in text boxes and upload documents that have been saved in PDF. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline. Submission must be made electronically on the AERA Dissertation Grant submission web page.

Contact [email protected] if you have questions regarding the program or the application/submission process. NOTE: all awards are contingent upon AERA’s receiving continued federal funding.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-senior-fellowship-program/senior-fellowship-application-informa

Description: 

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, journalists, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.

Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year.

Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.

Applications are invited from all disciplines and professions.

Applicants should propose projects with clear policy relevance. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be comeptitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both.

Senior Fellow awards may not be granted for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington   DC   20037   

Sponsor: Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.lbjfoundation.org

Description: 

The Harry Middleton Fellowship supports scholarly work in Presidential studies and honors former LBJ Library director and Johnson speechwriter Harry Middleton. Fellowship recipients must conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other facility of the National Archives and Records Administration. Post-doctoral fellows may apply, but preference is given to doctoral students whose dissertation research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.

The Foundation generally awards two $5,000 fellowships annually. A larger amount may be awarded when special circumstances, such as international travel, warrant it.
• Fall Term: June 1 – December 31. Application deadline is March 15
• Spring Term: January 1 – August 31. Application deadline is September 15

Additional Contact Information:

Stephanie Savage
[email protected]
2313 Red River Street
Austin   TX   78705   

Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp

Description: 

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel, living, and photocopy expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for the costs of travel between their home country and North America. The grants only cover travel within North America.

Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.

How do I apply?
You may download the application in Microsoft Word format. Before you apply, please contact the Library for information about holdings related to your project. To apply, please send the application form, a vita, and a two or three-page project proposal to the Library by mail, fax, or e-mail. The proposal should provide both a description of the project and the ways in which Ford Library resources can advance the research. Ask three professional references to send supporting letters of recommendation by mail, fax, or e-mail. Letters of recommendation must be received by the first day of the month after the application deadline (April 1 for the spring round and October 1 for the fall round). Grant applications lacking the full complement of recommendations by these dates may be deemed incomplete and held for consideration in a later round.

When are the application deadlines?
Awards are made twice yearly. Application deadlines are MARCH 15 and SEPTEMBER 15. If you submit your application by mail, it must be postmarked by the deadline. You may submit applications at any time, and those received too late for one round will automatically be considered in the next.

How and when are grants awarded?
Selection criteria are pertinence of ’open’ Library holdings, project significance, appropriateness of project design, and applicant qualifications. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation typically authorizes $30,000-$35,000 for grants each year.

The Grants Coordinator will notify grant recipients about two months after the deadline. Grants must support research conducted after the awards are announced and will not be awarded retroactively for research already conducted. The Library staff presents the grant check when the recipient arrives to begin research.

Grant recipients must begin Ford Library research within one year of receiving an award notice, acknowledge Foundation support in the resulting publication(s), and donate to the Library a copy of the publication(s).

Additional Contact Information:

William H. McNitt, Grants Coordinator
[email protected]
Gerald R. Ford Library
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor   MI   48109   

Sponsor: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

Website: https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Description: 

2015 SQCC Research Fellowship Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral scholars.

DETAILS
Funding: Up to 20,000 OMR (51,000 USD) for one year of research.
Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and either a Ph.D. candidate or a post-doctoral scholar.
Dates: Research must be carried out in 2015.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website at
https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Complete applications due September 15, 2014

Additional Contact Information:

Emily Voight
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/

Description: 

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2013-2016 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for the academic year 2013-14 will be approximately $78,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources.

Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time.

All candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by the end of January 2013. Interviews will take place in early February. The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview. Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2013.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
10 Joseph Henry House
Princeton   NJ   08544   

Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/annual-grant-competition

Description: 

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress. USIP’s mandate is to help prevent and resolve violent conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with awareness, skills, and resources, engaging in peacebuilding initiatives, and funding research and applied projects.

What is the Annual Grant Competition? _
Since 1986, USIP’s Grant Program has awarded more than 2,100 grants to practitioners, policymakers, scholars, educators, journalists, and filmmakers around the world.
The work of grantees has helped USIP to advance, professionalize, and consolidate the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

A central part of USIP grantmaking is the Annual Grant Competition. The long-standing mission of this competition is to improve the theory and practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. During the coming years, the Annual Grant Competition will continue to favor methods and activities able to achieve effects that are meaningful, positive, lasting, and measurable. When assessing applications in these regards, the Grant Program draws on USIP’s extensive experience over the past three decades.

The Annual Grant Competition continues to development the field via grantmaking that stresses innovation. Preference is given to those projects that will (1) generate and aggregate original knowledge; (2) design, implement, and evaluate creative and novel techniques for research, training, education, information collection, and outreach; and/or (3) involve distinctive efforts to prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflict and consolidate post-conflict peace, stability, and development. The spirit of the competition remains broad and inclusive: all projects that fall within USIP’s mandate are eligible to be considered for funding.
The awards made under the Annual Grant Competition are expected to serve as a catalyst for important progress and as a means for leveraging successful approaches to achieve greater impact.

Additional Contact Information:

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Grant Program - United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington   DC   20037   

Sponsor: Stanford Humanities Center

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/

Description: 

The Humanities Center offers approximately twenty-five residential fellowships for the academic year (September - June) to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community.

The Center also brings distinguished scholars to Stanford for shorter visits to foster dialogue between Stanford researchers and scholars based in other regions around the world.

Fellowships are for one full academic year, and require the fellow to be in residence during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters (mid-September to mid-June). We do not consider applications for different amounts of time.

Since we are a residential center, where intellectual life depends on collegial interaction, external fellows are required to live within a ten-mile radius of Stanford University. Fellows are also expected to attend lunch regularly and to participate in weekly research presentations.

During the year, faculty fellows are required to make an intellectual contribution to the Stanford community, usually by participating in a Geballe Research Workshop at the Humanities Center. Precise details regarding the intellectual contribution will be determined with the Center’s Associate Director after fellowships are awarded.

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Sponsor: IBM Center for the Business of Government

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends

Description: 

The aim of the IBM Center for The Business of Government is to tap into the best minds in academe and the nonprofit sector who can use rigorous public management research and analytic techniques to help public sector executives and managers improve the effectiveness of government. We are looking for very practical findings and actionable recommendations - not just theory or concepts - in order to assist executives and managers to more effectively respond to mission and management challenges. Read our research announcement.

Description of Stipends
Individuals receiving a stipend should produce a 10,000- to 12,000-word report. The manuscript should be submitted no later than six months after the start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates. The report should be written for government leaders and public managers, providing very practical knowledge and insight.

Eligibility
Individuals working in universities, nonprofit organizations, or journalism.

Size of Stipends
$20,000 for each report

Deadlines
There are two funding cycles, with deadlines of:
October 1, 2012
March 1, 2013
Applicants will be informed of a decision no later than six weeks after the deadlines. Applications must be received online (by midnight EST) or postmarked by the above dates.

Submitting Applications
Interested individuals can read the research announcement and apply online at: https://www.gooddonegreat.com/grants/IBMCenter/login.php.

New applicants will first need to create a username, password, and profile before completing the online application.

Applicants will then fill-in a series of fields that include the proposal title, proposal summary (700 character limit), the research report proposal (9,000 character limit) to include the (i) purpose, ii) methodology, and (iii) results of the proposed report, a category for the proposal, and a resume for each author (9,000 character limit per author).

Though it is not a requirement, we encourage all applicants to submit applications and supporting documents online. Attachments are permitted, but should adhere to the constraints outlined in the guidelines.

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Sponsor: Social Science Research Council - DPDF Program

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/

Description: 

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Faculty Field Competition is open to tenured humanities and social sciences faculty interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary fields of study through the training of the next generation of researchers. Selected research directors guide the development of effective doctoral dissertation proposals within innovative fields by helping fellows sharpen the focus of their research and identify appropriate methods of investigation and analysis.

Annually, the DPDF program selects up to five research fields, each proposed by two senior faculty with different institutional affiliations and, as relevant, different disciplinary specializations. Faculty selected as field research directors design and lead two workshops for student fellows, in coordination with DPDF staff, and serve as mentors to the fellows during the course of their summer pre-dissertation research.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.casbs.org/new-fellows-individual-residential-fellowship-guidelines-and-selection-process

Description: 

About the Program
The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

We expect Fellows to ask challenging questions of themselves and others. We also expect Fellows to work hard on their scholarly pursuits. Individuals who have been here often describe their center experience as productive, transformative and the best year of their entire career. In addition, we expect members of group projects to define metrics for ’success,’ and periodically to evaluate their progress according to those metrics.

Fellows Program Activities
Many activities offer Fellows significant opportunities to engage with one another (as well as with other accomplished scholars on Stanford campus):
•a symposium series in which Fellows are invited to present and discuss their work
•informal work groups that emerge during the year, which give Fellows with broadly overlapping interests a basis for sustained conversation
•public meetings of special projects in residence, which give Fellows a chance to learn more about these projects and to engage with participants on substantive issues of mutual interest
•daily lunches at the Center, which often result in one-on-one meetings between potential collaborators
•special events and recreational activities organized by the Center
•Stanford campus colloquia and seminars provided by the Psychology Department, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the Humanities Center, etc.

Center Services
The Center provides a range of services designed to make Fellows more effective and efficient while in residence, including:
•library assistance
•network and personal computer maintenance and support
•fax and mail services
•administrative services
•pleasant work spaces at the Center
•housing information for relocating to the Palo Alto area for the fellowship year

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Sponsor: National Academy of Education

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Dissertation_Fellowship.html

Description: 

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and about 25 fellowships will be awarded.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
- Fellows will receive $25,000 for one academic year.
Fellowships must begin during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Fellows will be included in professional development retreats with members of the National Academy of Education and other senior scholars.
- Approximately twenty-five dissertation fellowships will be awarded in 2013.
- Selection will be made by a committee of NAEd members and other senior scholars.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
National Academy of Education
500 5th Street NW
Washington   DC   20001   

Sponsor: University of Notre Dame

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/

Description: 

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research in all academic disciplines that is directed toward or extends inquiry on ultimate questions and questions of value. Fellows are encouraged to reflect on broad questions that link multiple areas of inquiry and to explore the relationship between the descriptive and the normative in an engaging academic community of scholars, scientists, artists, and professionals.

NDIAS offers three types of residential fellowships. Each fellowship offers a stipend, funds for research expenditures, participation in NDIAS weekly seminars, computer, printer, and office space. Residential Fellows receive stipends of up to $60,000. Graduate Student Fellows receive stipends of up to $25,000. Distinguished scholars with extensive records of accomplishment are invited to apply for Templeton Fellowships at the NDIAS. Templeton Fellows must address one of four major questions, as detailed on the NDIAS website, and they receive stipends of up to $100,000. Applicants may submit proposals for one type of fellowship only per year.

Application deadline for all fellowships is October 15, 2013. Awards will be announced in spring 2014.

NDIAS is committed to excellence and diversity. All those with promising and appropriate projects are invited to apply.

Details are available at http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
1124 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame   IN   46656   

Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

Description: 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The programme is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The programme provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious programme builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.

During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the fellow’s respective field of interest. The fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance fellows’ careers and professional development. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence – all essential qualities for future professional leaders.

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this sponsorship programme, which is financed by the Federal Foreign Office. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 30 German Chancellor Fellowships annually, with up to ten prospective leaders selected from each of the three countries.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/.

Description: 

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research in all academic disciplines that is directed toward or extends inquiry on ultimate questions and questions of value. Fellows are encouraged to reflect on broad questions that link multiple areas of inquiry and to explore the relationship between the descriptive and the normative in an engaging academic community of scholars, scientists, artists, and professionals.

NDIAS offers three types of residential fellowships. Each fellowship offers a stipend, funds for research expenditures, participation in NDIAS weekly seminars, computer, printer, and office space. Residential Fellows receive stipends of up to $60,000. Graduate Student Fellows receive stipends of up to $25,000. Distinguished scholars with extensive records of accomplishment are invited to apply for Templeton Fellowships at the NDIAS. Templeton Fellows must address one of four major questions, as detailed on the NDIAS website, and they receive stipends of up to $100,000. Applicants may submit proposals for one type of fellowship only per year.

Application deadline for all fellowships is October 15, 2013. Awards will be announced in spring 2014.

NDIAS is committed to excellence and diversity. All those with promising and appropriate projects are invited to apply.

Details are available at http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/.

Additional Contact Information:

Carolyn Sherman
[email protected]
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
1124 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame   IN   46556   

Sponsor: Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship-program

Description: 

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive 9-to-12 month professional development program in Germany.

Bosch Fellows participate in an intensive German language training program (as needed), complete two customized work phases at leading German institutions in the public and private sectors, and meet with leaders across Germany and Europe while traveling on three professional seminar programs.

Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application, however, a strong willingness and commitment to learn the language are essential.

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://healthpolicyscholars.org/about-program

Description: 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Scholars in Health Policy Research Program is intended to foster the development of a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. In the 2013 - 2015 cohort, the program will enable up to 9 highly qualified individuals to undertake two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities -- Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California-San Francisco); and The University of Michigan. Scholars have access to the full range of university resources and receive a stipend from the university of $89,000 per year. Limited financial support is available for research-related expenses. Scholars will be free of teaching, consulting and administrative responsibilities during their time in the program.

Recent graduates of Ph.D. programs in economics, political science and sociology, including junior faculty, are invited to apply. At each site, the program brings together talented individuals—each rooted in one of the three disciplines—to learn about health, health policy, and the perspectives of the other two disciplines. Our hope is that the Scholars will pursue careers within their disciplines, making important research contributions to future health policy in the United States.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21405

Description: 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program develops and supports a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php

Description: 

The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce a new annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.

The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.

The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.

Additional Contact Information:

wo[email protected]
World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship Program, Smith Richardson Foundation
60 Jesup Road
Westport   CT   06880   

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Nov 01, 2014

Website: http://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement

Description: 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2015-2016. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at http://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: [email protected]). Deadline: November 1 2014.

Additional Contact Information:

Marian Zelazny
[email protected]
School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton   NJ   08540   

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Study

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.hs.ias.edu

Description: 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2014-2015. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies= principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School=s web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: [email protected]). Deadline: November 1 2013.

Additional Contact Information:

Marian Zelazny
[email protected]
School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton   NJ   08540   

Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://fcd-us.org/our-work/new-american-children/young-scholars-program-ysp

Description: 

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a competitive program which annually selects up to four early career researchers (tenure-track or tenured in the last four years) to support their scholarly development and research on the education and health of young children (from birth to age 10) living in low-income immigrant families.

The Scholars are connected with senior mentors and national networks. FCD usually sponsors two networking meetings annually. The goals of these meetings are for Young Scholars to: (1) network with each other as well as with senior researchers and funders—public and private; and (2) develop skills to communicate findings from their FCD-funded work to policymakers and community organizations.

This growing cohort of Scholars, now totaling 37, is creating a greater understanding of the lives of immigrant children, addressing questions such as: What are the consequences of early exposure to multiple languages? What factors contribute to the higher obesity rates in children of immigrants? And how did welfare legislation affect immigrant children’s access to health services in different states?

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: East-West Center

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/gdf

Description: 

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. The fellowships cover the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, health insurance, and partial funding toward meals and incidental expenses.

Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study. Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants seeking degrees in fields of study related to research themes at the East-West Center, focusing on topics in economics; environmental change, vulnerability and governance; politics and security; and population and health, at a local, national and/or regional level in the Asia Pacific region. The Center also welcomes applications in other fields of study on issues of common concern among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States. Visit the East-West Center website www.EastWestCenter.org/research for information regarding research themes.

All EWC degree fellow awards are granted on an annual basis. These grants are made initially for twelve months but may be renewed annually to the allowed maximum grant time, subject to funding availability, and timely and satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree and fulfillment of East-West Center requirements.

Fellowships may be renewed up to a maximum of 24 months for the master’s, 36 months for the Juris Doctor, and up to 48 months for the doctorate. The total award length may be less than the maximum allowable depending upon the academic status of the student at the time the award is given and the time necessary to complete degree requirements.

The scholarship provides substantial funding during the award period, including tuition and fees up to the equivalent of the tuition charged for post-baccalaureate students at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa, housing in an East-West Center residence hall based on single occupancy, book allowance, health insurance, and a stipend to partially cover food and incidental expenses. Estimated expenses beyond the fellowship are noted in the application packet, to help students anticipate and budget for their flight and living expenses not covered by the fellowship. The Center strongly encourages applicants to seek financial support from other institutions, funding agencies, or personal funds to prepare to cover these estimated additional costs. Refer to the application materials for additional details.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
1601 East-West Road
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
Honolulu   HI   96848   

Sponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp

Description: 

The Fung Global Fellows Program, a program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University, is currently accepting applications for the 2014–15 academic year from international scholars working on new, innovative ways to study “Global Diffusion,” the program’s theme for that year. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world other than the United States who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years are invited to apply. For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process go to www.princeton.edu/funggfp. Applications are due on November 1, 2013.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Additional Contact Information:

Beate Witzler
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Study

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Nov 01, 2014

Website: http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications

Description: 

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and must commit to the full academic year. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries. The application deadline is November 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the Institute?s online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

Additional Contact Information:

Donne Petito
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Research Institute in Turkey

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

Description: 

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2014-2015. ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2014-2015. ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one to three months up to one academic year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2013. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2014.

ARIT LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2014.

ARIT – Princeton Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2014. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 1.

Additional Contact Information:

Nancy Leinwand
[email protected]
3260 South Street
Philadelphia   PA   19104   

Sponsor: National Academy of Education

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Postdoctoral_Fellowship.html#TopOfPage

Description: 

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
- Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time.
- Fellowships must begin during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Fellows take the equivalent of one year’s teaching leave during the fellowship term.
- Fellows will be included in professional development retreats with other fellows and NAEd members.
- Up to twenty postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2013.
- Selection will be made by a committee of NAEd members.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
National Academy of Education
500 Fifth Street NW #307
Washington   DC   20001   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

Description: 

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August (specific dates are available and updated at www.nsfsi.org).

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Institute of International Education

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Grant/DRG-APS

Description: 

USAID’s Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) program, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), has just published a new grant opportunity for researchers to support USAID’s work in democracy, human rights, and governance. We wanted to let you know about the grants, since your research and expertise may be relevant, and hope that you will review the grant solicitation.

The DFG program is interested in grant applications from the wide range of academic disciplines whose research can be useful to international development in democracy, human rights, and governance—both by supporting USAID’s theoretical understanding and by generating findings that can inform its foreign assistance. You can learn more about USAID’s work in DRG through the grant solicitation and Attachment 1 (http://www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Grant/DRG-APS); in USAID’s Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1866/USAID%20DRG_%20final%20final%206-24%203%20(1).pdf); and on the website of USAID’s Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center, http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance/center), which funds the DFG program.

The grant solicitation is open from October 18, 2013 to October 17, 2014, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, we encourage researchers to submit their applications by the deadline for the first review, November 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST, as funding may not be available beyond this first review. Successful applicants will receive grants of $10,000 – $100,000, for a maximum of 12 months.

Any questions on the grant solicitation should be emailed to [email protected]; IIE will publish all questions (without attribution) and answers on the DFG website, so that all applicants may benefit.

Additional Contact Information:

DFG Democracy Grants
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Nov 26, 2014

Website: http://cattcenter.las.iastate.edu/catt-research/catt-prize/how-to-apply/

Description: 

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is pleased to announce the competition for the 2014 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Research projects submitted for prize consideration can address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, may apply. The prize includes a $1,500 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $750 per project may also be awarded. Proposals must be postmarked by November 26, 2014.

For application information, visit the center’s website at http://cattcenter.las.iastate.edu. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 515-294-3181.

Additional Contact Information:

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Dec 01, 2014

Website: http://www.aisls.org

Description: 

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies announces the continuation of its fellowship program. AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by scholars who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals in other areas that contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society are also invited. Scholars with little or no experience in Sri Lanka as well as specialists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens. This program is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US State Department.
For details, go to www.aisls.org

Additional Contact Information:

John Rogers
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.aisls.org/diss-plan.html

Description: 

AISLS dissertation planning grants are designed to enable graduate students intending to do dissertation research in Sri Lanka to make a pre-dissertation visit to Sri Lanka to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research. A list of previous recipients of these awards is available. Although language instruction is not the primary focus of these awards, successful applicants may simultaneously hold an AISLS language instruction grant. Awards are funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US State Department.

Eligibility Guidelines
Applicants will normally be enrolled in a PhD program (or equivalent) in a US university. All applicants must be US citizens.
Applicants should have completed most of their graduate coursework by the time they take up their grant. The grant is especially intended for students who are in the process of completing their dissertation proposals and preparing applications for funds to support their dissertation research, but other purposes may be proposed.
Applicants should normally plan to spend at least six weeks in Sri Lanka. Applicants whose research will also require spending time in libraries or archives in a third country may request funds for up to two weeks for this purpose, beyond the time spent in Sri Lanka.

Benefits
A per diem of $425/week, for a period up to eight weeks.
Reimbursement for roundtrip airfare between the United States and Colombo, for an amount up to $2,000. All travel must be consistent with the Fly America policy.
Reimbursement for any visa fees paid to the Sri Lankan government.

Competition Criteria
Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the dissertation research to strengthen scholarship on Sri Lanka.

Additional Contact Information:

John Rogers
[email protected]
155 Pine Street
Belmont   MA   02478   

Sponsor: East-West Center

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/aplp/

Description: 

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning.
APLP graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.

In short, APLP alumni are navigators of change.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
Award Services - APLP
1601 East West Road
Honolulu   HI   96848   

Sponsor: Freie Universitat Berlin

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/bprogram/index.html

Description: 

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

The program offers a stimulating academic environment that combines research opportunities with intellectual and cultural interaction. An integral part of the program is a biweekly interdisciplinary colloquium where fellows present their work. The Berlin Program is administered in partnership with the German Studies Association (GSA).

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin and is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

Description: 

Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2010–2011 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $330,000 to 62 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

Awards
Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2012. Grants are not retroactive.

Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

Additional Contact Information:

Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://virginiahumanities.org/fellowships/

Description: 

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities.

The maximum fellowship stipend is $15,000 per semester. Fellowships are awarded for one semester or a full academic year.


Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but the VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Former VFH Fellows must wait three years before applying for another fellowship. Former Fellows are welcome to apply for space (without stipend) at any time.

The VFH reserves the right to award or deny fellowships on the grounds of merit, relevance to VFH goals, and availability of funds or space.

A selection committee consisting of VFH administrators and outside evaluators will choose a list of finalists, who will be interviewed by telephone. Fellowship recipients must be approved by the VFH Board of Directors. Applicants will receive notice of their acceptance or rejection in March.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville   VA   22903   

Sponsor: Newberry Library

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://newberry.org/apply-fellowships

Description: 

The application deadline for Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships is quickly approaching! Additionally, we offer Short-Term Fellowship opportunities for smaller-scale research projects. Please read on for more information.

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We offer a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s online catalog before applying.


LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
http://www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships

These fellowships support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from four to twelve months with stipends of up to $50,400.

Deadline: December 1, 2013


SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Most stipends are $2,500 per month.

We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend.

Deadline: January 15, 2014

More information is available on our website: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Newberry Library

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Description: 

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2013-14

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We promise you remarkable materials; a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s core collection before applying.

LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
http://www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships

These fellowships support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from four to twelve months with stipends of up to $50,400.

Deadline: December 1, 2012.

Additional Contact Information:

Research and Academic Programs
[email protected]
Newberry Library
Illinois   Chicago   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Description: 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

So that the nation can build fully upon the strength and creativity of a diverse society, the Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, under-represented minorites and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Those with disabilities are additionally accommodated by the Foundation to provide for the most successful graduate experience possible.

The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote a sincere effort to their application. See the Tips for Applying section for more information.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
1818 N Street NW
Suite 600
Washington   DC   20036   

Sponsor: SSRC Eurasia Program

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

Description: 

EURASIA PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS COMPETITION

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

DEADLINE:
December 1, 2012

PRE-DISSERTATION AWARDS (PDAS)

Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early-stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to four weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other feasibility studies related to their dissertations. We anticipate awarding six young scholars the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of their proposed field sites, establish contacts within local communities, meet with local scholars, and gain insight into how their dissertation topics resonate with regional intellectual, political, and social currents. Proposals should reflect a clear plan for initial field assessment, require a budget of less than $3,000, and clearly articulate the policy relevance of the proposed project.

DISSERTATION DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (DDAS)

Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs) are intended to provide one year of support to enable the prompt completion of a PhD dissertation. We anticipate offering approximately ten DDAs (with stipends of up to $20,000) to advanced graduate students who have completed their fieldwork. Fellows will participate in professionalization activities and a fall workshop and contribute to the Eurasia Program’s new working paper and policy brief series. Applicants should pay serious attention to the policy-relevant aspects of their research. All DDA applicants must have obtained ABD status (meaning they have completed all requirements for the PhD except for the dissertation) by the application submission deadline.

ELIGIBILITY

Proposals and research must pertain to one or more of the regions and countries currently supported by the program: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. We will consider comparative projects if one or more of the countries/regions under consideration are supported by the program.

The funding for these fellowships is provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).

Additional Contact Information:

Denise Mishiwiec
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://pembrokecenter.org/research/postdoc.html

Description: 

The Pembroke Center annually supports three or four postdoctoral research fellows in residence for an academic year. Candidates who do work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature are drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. Fellows may not hold a tenured position. The Center has an annual research focus.

We welcome applications from scholars from any field. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority scholars to apply. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health and dental insurance if coverage is needed.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Description: 

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an internwith PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

Activities:
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Requirements:
Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:
1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
2. Excellent research and writing skills;
3. Demonstrated financial need; and
4. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: The Asia Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship
Award
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.asiafoundation.org/developmentfellows

Description: 

The Asia Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program is designed to be a multifaceted experience, involving intensive learning modules – short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the U.S. – to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure. The program provides the flexibility for Fellows to design their own professional development component and to stay in their current occupations while participating in the program’s rigorous modules.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The inaugural cohort of Asia Development Fellows will consist of 10 Fellows. The 2014 program is comprised of the following five components:
1) April 4-8, 2014 : The Leadership Training Program offered in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore;
2) April 9-13, 2014:The Workshop on Asian Development, held each year in a different Asian nation (the 2014 Workshop will be in the Philippines);
3) September 7-19, 2014: A two-week leadership dialogue and study tour opportunity in the U.S.;
4) A flexible professional development stipend/award of US$5,000; and
5) A mentoring component allowing Fellows to tap into The Asia Foundation’s extensive human resources and thematic expertise.
For more information on this program, please visit www.asiafoundation.org/developmentfellows.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Asia Development Fellows must:
• Have a demonstrable record of high achievement, and must show evidence of outstanding potential for professional advancement and significant impact in their chosen field;
• Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation’s fields of expertise – governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
• Have outstanding personal character and integrity;
• Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
• Be under 40 years of age by the time of selection: January 1, 2014;
• Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
• Be available and able to participate in all program components on April 4-13 and September 7-19, 2014; and
• Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan, Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and Vietnam.
For further information on eligibility, read our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website. You may also direct inquiries to the Asia Development Fellows staff (contact information below).

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
All program expenses are covered, including costs for coursework and programming, airfares and local transportation, accommodation, visas, and insurance. Fellows are also provided a per diem during program activities. Providing proof of financial means is not necessary.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted online. Deadline for applications (including letters of recommendation) is on December 15, 2013. For more information, please visit www.asiafoundation.org/developmentfellows for comprehensive instructions, important dates, and further general information.

Additional Contact Information:

Davey Kim
[email protected]
465 California St., 9th Floor
San Francisco   CA   94104   

Sponsor: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Dec 31, 2014

Website: http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants

Description: 

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for 2014 Travel Grants. Scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues on a national or international scale will be interested.

The Travel Grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute. This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Additional Contact Information:

Sarah D'Antonio
[email protected]
2350 Petefish Dr.
Lawrence   KS   66045   

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-apsa

Description: 

Career Grants for Grad Students and Untenured Faculty


Don’t let your scholarly potential be limited by the depth of your pockets!

The Hayek Fund awards grants up to $750 to aspiring academics pursuing careers and educational initiatives that further advance classical liberal ideas and a free society beyond the standard curricula.

Grants for students and untenured scholars can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Plus, eligible career-advancing activities including (but not limited to):

• Presentations at academic or professional conferences
• Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
• Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
• Travel to archives or libraries for research
• Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
• Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Successful projects vary greatly from a paper presentation at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting to a job interview in New Zealand. All, however, will help further your understanding of the classical liberal tradition.

Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of your activity. And please note: you’ll need to create an IHS account to apply.

More details and the online application can be found at: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-apsa

Additional Contact Information:

Ruth Kappes
[email protected]
3351 Fairfax Dr.
MSN 1C5
Arlington   Virginia   22201   
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Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Award
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars-apsa

Description: 

Funding for Prospective Grad Students

No doubt you’ve noticed some students with an amazing promise for a career in academia, who are dedicated to furthering the ideas of individual and economic liberty. Well, maybe the Institute for Humane Studies can help them achieve their goals, by offsetting the costs of applying to a doctoral program with an award from the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars. Named after Nobel Prize winning economist F.A. Hayek, this award was established to help continue his tradition of rigorous scholarship in defense of a free society by giving the next generation of classical liberal scholars a greater chance of getting into the program that’s right for them.

The Fund is for students applying to full-time PhD programs within the United States for the 2013-2014 academic year. And the idea is to help a student apply to as many programs as possible in order to increase their chances of admission.

•Awards of up to $300 for application fees
•All disciplines are considered, but preference is given to the humanities and social sciences
•No minimum GPA required, but past academic performance will be considered

For more information and application instructions, please visit: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars-apsa

Additional Contact Information:

Ruth Kappes
[email protected]
3351 Fairfax Dr.
MSC 1C5
Arlington   Virginia   22201   
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Sponsor: The Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/HayekFundAPSA

Description: 

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula.

Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to:

•Presentations at academic or professional conferences
•Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
•Travel to archives or libraries for research
•Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
•Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
•Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Successful projects vary greatly, from a paper presentation at the Association of Private Enterprise Education’s annual meeting to a job interview in New Zealand, all however are seen to further an understanding of the classical liberal tradition.

Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of your activity. Please note you will need to create an IHS account to apply.

More details and the online application can be found at: www.theihs.org/HayekFundAPSA

Additional Contact Information:

Ruth
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://rap.wustl.edu/dissertation-completion-fellowship/

Description: 

Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in American Religion and Politics

The John C. Danforth Center at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to offer one or two fellowships to support completion of a dissertation on religion and politics in the United States. Fellows will spend the 2013-2014 academic year in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. Most of their time will be devoted to research and writing on their dissertations. Fellows will also be asked to contribute to the Center’s intellectual life by organizing a small conference or other event of interest to the wider University and the general public. They will be expected to share in the Center’s ongoing colloquium and some of its other programs.

Compensation: Fellows will receive a stipend of $28,000 and an allowance for relocation. They will be given additional support for organizing public events. Some funds may also be available for professional travel. Fellows will be expected to continue their medical and other benefits through their home institutions.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in religious studies, politics, history, or another relevant field. They should be at work on a dissertation that is centrally concerned with historical or contemporary topics in the religious and political experience of the United States. By the time of application, prospective fellows should have received approval for the dissertation prospectus from their home institutions and satisfied all other requirements for doctoral candidacy there. The fellowship appointment is for a single year, and the Center expects that a fellow will have completed the dissertation by its conclusion. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and it especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. The fellowship is not open to students enrolled in a doctoral program at Washington University.

Application Instructions: Applicants must send the following items to the Center’s e-mail address, [email protected], by January 6, 2013:

A current curriculum vitae
A cover letter that includes a description of a conference or other public event to be organized during the fellowship year
A 500-word description of the dissertation
A copy of the approved dissertation prospectus
A sample of writing, not to exceed 3000 words, from the dissertation or from another piece on the dissertation’s topic

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the Center from scholars who are familiar with their work. One of these letters should come from the applicant’s dissertation director or supervisor. The letters are due by the application deadline, since review of the applications will begin immediately.

Invitations to fellows for 2013-2014 will be announced by February 15, 2013.

For more information, contact the Center at (314) 935-9345 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Newberry Library

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Description: 

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014–15

Our Short-Term Fellowship Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. We offer intriguing and often rare materials; an interdisciplinary research community; individual consultations with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly programs. All applicants should examine the Newberry’s online catalog before applying. More information is available at http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Short-Term Fellowships are available to eligible PhD candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and holders of other terminal degrees who live and work outside of the Chicago area. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend. Terms are usually one month with a stipend of $2,500. More information is available on our website: http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Newberry Library

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Description: 

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2013-14

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We promise you remarkable materials; a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s core collection before applying.

SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Stipends are $2000 per month.
We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend.

Deadline: January 15, 2013.

Additional Contact Information:

Research and Academic Programs
[email protected]
Newberry Library
Illinois   Chicago   

Sponsor: Weather Center for International Affairs at Harvard University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/application/postdoc_application.htm

Description: 

We seek applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan’s relations with the rest of the world in the broadest sense. Thus, we welcome applicants from anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among other fields. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan’s external relations or problems that it shares with other countries, and we encourage projects that compare Japan’s experience cross-nationally.

During their term of appointment, Advanced Research Fellows will be expected to contribute to the teaching program at Harvard, normally by offering one undergraduate course during the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Areas of particular interest include Japanese popular culture; Japanese imperialism/ war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to, Japan are especially encouraged.

Additional Contact Information:

Program on US-Japan Relations
61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge   MA   02138   

Sponsor: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/postdoctoral.html

Description: 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2014-15
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines. Participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, present at least one public lecture. Annual stipend of $52,500 plus a $3,000 research & travel fund. Benefits-eligible.
Applications due January 15, 2014.
Learn more at http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/postdoctoral.html
For further info, call 781-736-2154 or email [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Anina Selve
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://healthpolicy.unm.edu/fellowships/doctoral-fellowship

Description: 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the Doctoral Fellowship program. Up to four new doctoral fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. students in the social sciences with educational and research interests that include health and health policy analysis and research. The RWJF Center for Health Policy seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., Hispanic, Native American, Black, etc.) in the nation in the development, implementation, and analysis of health policy. At the core of the Center’s mission is the education of a new generation of leaders in health and health policy studies, leaders whose diversity reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population. Fellows will receive up to five years of funding support including paid tuition, a $27,000 annual stipend and health insurance. Fellows also have access to travel funds for research or conferences, as well as statistical and writing support staff, office space and the use of a laptop computer for the duration of their fellowship.

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Contact: Nancy Lopez at [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Nancy Lopez
[email protected]
MSC02 1645
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque   NM   87131   

Sponsor: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/gradStudent.html

Description: 

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University sponsors full and partial fellowships for doctoral candidates focusing on Israel Studies. Eligible disciplines include History, Politics, Sociology, Middle East Studies, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Literature. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students accepted into the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Brandeis University.
• Full and partial tuition scholarship
• Up to a $24,000 stipend per year
• Renewable for up to five years
• Health care benefits, estimated at a value of $1,500
• Biweekly seminars with visiting speakers, public intellectuals and Israel Studies faculty in a variety of disciplines
Learn more here:
www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/gradStudent.html

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/SIIS/index.html

Description: 

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2013 – Now Accepting Applications for its Tenth Year
June 17 – July 11, 2013, at Brandeis University and in Israel

A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel Studies, or the enhancement of existing ones. Over 180 faculty members from 160 universities around the world have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. This is the 10th anniversary of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS). Applications due January 21, 2013.

Fellowships include:
• Seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the United States
• Stipend of up to $2,500 for full course; $1,500 for Brandeis seminar only
• Travel, meals, and accommodations at Brandeis and in Israel
• Access to vast Israel Studies online resource center and Brandeis University’s online library resources
• Annual workshops and year-round webinars
• Membership in an ever-growing international community of Israel scholars with opportunities for networking and professional collaboration

Learn more and apply online:
www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/SIIS/index.html

Questions? Contact Keren Goodblatt at [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Keren Goodblatt
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/SIIS/index.html

Description: 

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2014
June 16 – 30, 2014 at Brandeis University & July 1 – 10, 2014 in Israel

A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute (SIIS) helps college & university professors design new courses on Israel. Over 200 faculty members from 180 universities worldwide have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. Applications due by January 21, 2014. Watch the video and learn more at: www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/SIIS/index.html

SIIS Fellowships include:
• Multidisciplinary seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. exploring Israeli society, politics, culture, economics, diplomacy & more (Two weeks)
• Israel study tour with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts (Nine days)
• Travel, accommodations, and most meals at Brandeis and in Israel
• Stipend of up to $2,500 for full course or $1,500 for Brandeis seminar only
• Access to vast Israel Studies resources online and in Brandeis University library
• Annual workshops and year-round webinars
• Membership in an active, international community of Israel scholars with opportunities for networking and professional collaboration

Additional Contact Information:

Keren Goodblatt
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Association for Israel Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.aisisraelstudies.org/hal_diss.ehtml

Description: 

The Association for Israel Studies awards the Ben Halpern Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the various fields of Israel studies approved during the 2011 calendar year. This award honors the memory of Ben Halpern, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Israel Studies. His book, The Idea of the Jewish State, is still seminal in the study of Zionism. An inspiring teacher at Brandeis University, Ben Halpern left a powerful and distinctive intellectual legacy including a commitment to the study of Israeli society in accordance with rigorous scholarly and scientific norms.
To submit a dissertation for consideration, a candidate should send each member of the Halpern Award Committee a copy of the dissertation and two recommendation letters by scholars familiar with the candidate’s work. Recommendations should explain how the dissertation has advanced knowledge in the field of Israel Studies (including the Yeshuv period). Candidates for the award must be members of the Association for Israel Studies prior to submitting their dissertation for consideration.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.hr-up.net

Description: 

“Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics” – HR-UP is an international, interdisciplinary doctoral and post-doctoral study, research training group under the joint auspices of Freie Universität Berlin and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Providing a platform for cutting edge research on the most pressing contemporary challenges for the realization of human rights, HR-UP offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct original research.

The program is interdisciplinary, welcoming candidates whose research is in relevant fields of Law, Social Sciences or the Humanities, including social work and educational sciences.

Doctoral researchers will be jointly supervised by participating researchers from Germany and Israel. In principle, Doctoral degrees will be awarded by the institution serving as the Doctoral researcher’s home institution.

In the first round, HR-UP offers 14 doctoral fellowships (7 in Berlin and 7 in Jerusalem). Doctoral fellowships include a monthly stipend of 1365 € plus 103 € for material expenses and will be awarded for a period of max. 36 months.

For further information, and to apply, please visit www.hr-up.net

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: National Security Education Program

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship
Award
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Other deadlines: 02/05/2014

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/

Description: 

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at [email protected] or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Additional Contact Information:

Boren Awards Staff
[email protected]
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington   DC   20005   

Sponsor: Consumer Movement Archives Kansas State University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/consumer-movement-archives-research-award

Description: 

The CONSUMER MOVEMENT ARCHIVES (CMA) at Kansas State University is providing an exciting opportunity in 2014 for faculty and graduate students, consumer advocates, and independent researchers by offering a $3,000 RESEARCH AWARD to study the consumer movement. The recipient is expected to complete a scholarly product that would include a visit to the CMA next year to use its multidisciplinary holdings (it is anticipated that the recipient will use sources at other archives as necessary). The CMA is located in the Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. For information and how to apply please go to: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/consumer-movement-archives-research-award

Additional Contact Information:

Anthony R. Crawford
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/HumaneStudiesFellowship

Description: 

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards $2,000-$15,000 per year to each participant, and provides individual advising and a support network to foster academic success.

The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world with research interests related to liberty in society and advanced undergraduates with solid plans to pursue an academic career.

Ideal applicants are relating their work to the humanities (even if the core discipline falls outside the humanities) and dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through research and teaching.

See more information at http://www.theihs.org/HumaneStudiesFellowship

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship
Award
Scholarship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-apsa

Description: 

Humane Studies Fellowship: Up to $15,000 for Grad Students

The Humane Studies Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies provides annual scholarships of up to $15,000 toward your studies. It is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

The Fellowships, however, are more than just another monetary award. Unlike other scholarships, an HSF also provides individualadvising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success both before and after you receive your degree.

Plus you’ll also be joining an impressive network of scholars, including David Schmidtz at the University of Arizona, Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, Jayme Lemke at Brown University, and Randall Kroszner at the University of Chicago. And Fellows will be able to attend invitation-only colloquia and Advanced Topics weekend seminars.

Learn more and apply: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-apsa

Additional Contact Information:

Ruth Kappes
[email protected]
3351 Fairfax Dr
MSN 1C5
Arlington   VA   22201   

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/ihs-scholarships

Description: 

Last year we awarded more than $750,000 in scholarships to more than 150 recipients from around the world who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.

Fellowships are open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Select winners and finalists are invited to present and discuss their research at the annual Humane Studies Research Colloquium and attend other colloquia throughout the year. Fellows also join a growing network of over 10,000 IHS academics who are committed to the ideas of liberty and intellectual freedom.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-career-grant-apsa

Description: 

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula.

Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to:

Presentations at academic or professional conferences
Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
Travel to archives or libraries for research
Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers
Successful projects vary greatly, from a paper presentation at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting to a job interview in New Zealand, all however are seen to further an understanding of the classical liberal tradition.

Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of your activity Please note that preference will be given to graduate students and academics affiliated with American universities.

More details and the online application can be found at: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-career-grant-apsa

Additional Contact Information:

Ruth Kappes
[email protected]
3351 Fairfax Dr
MSN 1C5
Arlington   VA   22201   

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.theihs.org/HayekFund

Description: 

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula.

Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to: presentations at academic or professional conferences, travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences, travel to archives or libraries for research, participation in career-development or enhancing seminars, distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field, and submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.

See more information at http://www.theihs.org/HayekFund

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Heidelberg Center for American Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/forschung/ghaemian-scholar_en.html

Description: 

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for a full-year Ghaemian Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship to be awarded to candidates at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Owing to the generous assistance of The Ghaemian Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, the HCA is able to fund this residential fellowship with a substantial stipend.

The HCA is a central academic institution of the University of Heidelberg, encouraging higher education, promoting advanced research, and facilitating public debate. Ten disciplines provide the institutional framework of the HCA: American literature, economics, geography, history, law, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. Proposals in all specializations listed above are eligible. Cross-disciplinary proposals are also welcome, as are proposals concerned with U.S.-German or U.S.-European relations. The ultimate aim of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work that will take the form of a monograph or seminal article in a leading academic journal.
Candidates should be permanently based in the United States and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have completed their Ph.D. prior to September 30, 2006. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the HCA during the entire term of award (2012-13: September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013). In the course of the fellowship, the fellow is also expected to teach one two-hour course, usually as part of the HCA’s Master in American Studies (MAS) program. In addition, the fellow is encouraged to present her or his research in the colloquium of either the HCA’s MAS or Ph.D. program and/or in a more formal presentation to the public. We expect our fellows to participate in relevant meetings organized by the HCA , and to immerse themselves in the daily life of the Center in order to foster a true community of scholars. The position does not require any German language proficiency.

Additional Contact Information:

Dr. Tobias Endler
[email protected]
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Haupstr 120
Heidelberg   D-69117   
Germany  

Sponsor: Heidelberg Center for American Studies/ Ghaemian Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/forschung/ghaemian-scholar_en.html

Description: 

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for a full-year Ghaemian Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship to be awarded to candidates at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Owing to the generous assistance of The Ghaemian Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, the HCA is able to fund this residential fellowship with a stipend of 40,000 EUR (tax-exempt under German law).

The HCA is a central academic institution of the University of Heidelberg, encouraging higher education, promoting advanced research, and facilitating public debate. Ten disciplines provide the institutional framework of the HCA: American literature, economics, geography, history, law, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. Proposals in all specializations listed above are eligible. Cross-disciplinary proposals are also welcome, as are proposals concerned with U.S.-German or U.S.-European relations.
The ultimate aim of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work that will take the form of a monograph or seminal article in a leading academic journal. The position does not require any German language proficiency.

Applications for the 2013-14 Fellowship must be submitted via email by January 31, 2013. Applications must include:
- Project proposal (not to exceed 10 pages, double spaced, using 12-point font)
- Timetable (indicating the progress the applicant anticipates to make while at the HCA and how this progress relates to the overall schedule of the project)
- Curriculum vitae
- Publications list (no more than 2 pages)
- Two letters of support

Additional Contact Information:

Dr. Tobias Endler
[email protected]
Hauptstrasse 120
Heidelberg   Baden-Württemberg   69117   
Germany  

Sponsor: Humanity in Action

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.humanityinaction.org/diplomacy

Description: 

Humanity in Action is now accepting applications for the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship will take place from May 17 to June 14 in Washington, DC and Paris. The fellowship is a highly selective and fully funded educational program for graduate students on the subject of foreign affairs and diversity issues. In each city, the Fellows will meet with leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector to discuss and research the intersection of foreign affairs and diversity. Applications are due on January 31, 2014.

www.humanityinaction.org/diplomacy

This fellowship will explore how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international and national diversity issues. The Fellows will meet with leaders in government, business and NGOs to explore and research topics such as the impact of the economic and environmental crises on minorities, human trafficking, Roma issues in Europe, global LGBTQ rights and women’s issues.

In addition, the Council on Foreign Relations will host the Fellows for multiple sessions in Washington, DC focused on building skills, networks, and knowledge for foreign policy careers.

Additional Contact Information:

Anthony Chase
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

Description: 

The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Eligibility
Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have received Lewis and Clark Fund grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

Applicants should ask their academic advisor to write one of the two letters of recommendation, specifying the student’s qualifications to carry out the proposed work and the educational content of the trip. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.

Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.

The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

When appropriate, the applicant should provide assurances that safety measures will be taken for potentially hazardous projects. When necessary, the applicant and his or her supervisor should discuss the field training that will be provided and the provisions for experienced supervision. Funding is contingent on successful applicants demonstrating that required permits and permissions have been secured.

Awards
Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Lewis and Clark Fund grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

Additional Contact Information:

Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/opportunities#lbap

Description: 

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites scholars, practitioners, innovators and others committed to understanding and remedying institutional corruption to submit proposals to join our community.

What we do
In 2010, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics led by director Lawrence Lessig launched a five-year research project to study the causes and consequences of institutional corruption. The project is being conducted by the Edmond J. Safra Research Lab. The aim of the Lab is to study institutional corruption with both an empirical and normative focus. The empirical research project will explore whether and when institutional corruption exists. The normative project will develop tools to address institutional corruption when it is found to exist. To learn more about the Lab’s work, watch an introductory lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig, or read more about the work of the fellows.

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We are concerned with widespread or systematic practices that undermine the integrity of an institution or public trust in an institution. Unlike more frequently studied examples of individual corruption (such as bribery), institutional corruption tends to involve practices that are legal. For our purposes, the term ’institution’ refers to public and private organizations and professions such as medicine, government, academia, law, regulatory agencies, and businesses.

Corruption within public and private institutions is a widely acknowledged and yet insidious problem, due largely to the fact that many corruptive practices are legal, and not necessarily considered unethical by members within the institution. Practices such as promising future employment, consulting work, campaign contributions, research funding, gifts, or offering other incentives are not explicit bribes, yet in some cases they can be used to legally divert the purpose of an institution, which can result in the loss of trust and harm to the institution or those who trusted in it.

Consider the relationship between academia and pharmaceutical companies. Academic institutions have long been valued for producing scientific research that policymakers and the public can trust as independent. At the same time, pharmaceutical companies often fund academic research to demonstrate the efficacy of their own products. Findings suggest that such research studies are more likely to show their treatment is clinically effective compared to those funded by other sources. As a result, doctors may unknowingly be prescribing treatments based on research that is distorted, potentially resulting in patient harm. Furthermore, this distortion threatens to undermine the credibility of academic research, particularly in the biosciences, such that doctors may become hesitant to rely on research that is potentially biased. In other related examples, Children’s Hospital of Boston found that when studies linking beverages to health are funded entirely by industry, the conclusions are four to eight times more likely to support the sponsor’s commercial interest than studies with no industry funding. Evidence from the airline industry suggests that a revolving door of employment between the FAA and the airlines may have, in certain cases, led to substandard inspections of planes.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
124 Mount Auburn Street
Suite 520N
Cambridge   MA   02138   

Sponsor: New York University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/coldwar/fellowships.html

Description: 

New York University’s Tamiment Library announces the Center for the United States and the Cold War Fellowships and travel grants and the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Fellowship for 2012-2013.

The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2011. A dissertation fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 for a nine-month academic year; a stipend for post-doctoral fellow is $45,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. This year there are at least five travel grants, one post-doctoral fellowship, and one dissertation fellowship available.

Applicants for the Frederic Ewen fellowship should submit proposals that seek to explore the ways that fear of enemies abroad, and/or anxieties over perceived threats at home, have jeopardized the university as an institution that depends on free inquiry and expression. The fellowship offers a $45,000 stipend for a nine-month academic year. Post-doctoral scholars, public historians and documentary media makers (film, video, etc.) working on projects that seek to understand the connections between academic freedom and the broader fabric of democracy are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maxi-mum), a statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project, and two letters of recommendation. Writing samples are welcome (10 pages maximum).

Additional Contact Information:

Zuzanna Kobrzynski
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Behavioral & Social Sciences College, University of Maryland, College Park

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx

Description: 

The Summer Research Initiative (SRI) was created in 1999 by the Office of the Dean in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and is supported by the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College. The program is designed to encourage and enhance the diversity of scholars working in the social and behavioral science fields.

The goals of the program are to provide rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 1st - July 26, 2013. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments: African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government & Politics, Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. We will also supplement their research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700.

Basic eligibility requirements include junior or senior status by Fall 2013; U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status; and a strong intent to immediately pursue a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree. We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

The application deadline is February 15, 2013.

Additional Contact Information:

Amanda Allen
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Collegio Carlo Alberto

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Other deadlines: 06/15, 02/15

Website: http://www.carloalberto.org/jobs/visiting-research-fellows/

Description: 

Visiting Research Fellowships are being offered to PhD-holding junior and senior scholars for a period of one to twelve months. Scholars who have not received a Visiting Research Fellowship in the previous five years are especially encouraged to apply.

Visiting Fellows are expected to fully contribute to the exciting research life of the Collegio, by being in residence full-time at the Collegio, working on their research project(s), interacting scientifically with the Collegio’s scholars, and attending seminars and lectures. The fellowship does not carry any teaching or administrative responsibilities. However, if a Visiting Fellow is interested in teaching a mini course or a seminar course, this can be arranged by mutual agreement.

Recipients are offered the possibility of carrying out research on a subject of their choosing within the social sciences, in an environment that enables them to interact on a daily basis with faculty, research staff, and students.

The amount of each fellowship depends on the candidate’s curriculum and on the available budget. The Collegio covers the cost of an economy round-trip ticket from the place of residence of the Visiting Fellow, and provides logistical assistance in finding accommodation in Torino for the period of stay.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/isdf/isdfawards.html

Description: 

The Israel Scholar Development Fund of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise is pleased to offer awards to encourage students to pursue academic careers in fields related to the study of Israel. Awards will be available to undergraduates and college graduates who have already been accepted to a graduate program, graduate students who have received master’s degrees in Middle East related fields who wish to pursue a doctorate and doctoral students who are writing dissertations related to Israel.

Each award will be for $15,000. The grants are renewable if funding is available based on the following benchmarks:

1. Undergraduates and college graduates who are accepted into MA programs related to Israel (paid in the fall of entering the MA program).
2. Acceptance into a Ph.D. program (paid in the fall of entering the Ph.D. program).
3. Passage of comprehensive exams.
4. Approval of dissertation topic.
5. Grant for research in Israel after either presenting two conference papers or giving two public lectures.
An individual may receive only one award in a calendar year.

Doctoral dissertation awards may be used for tuition, books, living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses to enable dissertation research. All other awards will be for tuition and books (any excess received over qualified tuition and related expenses may be taxable income to the recipient).

Only five new awards will be offered each year, so the process will be highly competitive. Award recipients will be invited to participate in two conferences each year for Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professors.

Proposals from candidates in all disciplines are welcome.
The competition is open only to U.S. citizens.

Selection Criteria:
Applications will be judged on a number of criteria, including:
- Candidate’s record of achievement and leadership potential.
- Commitment to scholarship and an academic career.
- Originality and creativity of the research proposal (for doctoral candidates).
- Importance of the proposed dissertation to the applicant’s field (for doctoral candidates).
- Competence of the applicant to complete the dissertation (for doctoral candidates).
- Extracurricular activities related to Israel.
- Language skills, with a preference for knowledge of Hebrew.

Application Process:
- Complete application form
- Submit transcripts
- Submit two letters of recommendation that evaluate the student’s potential to contribute to Israel studies.
- Undergraduates and masters students must also submit a 1,000 word essay that explains how they plan to translate their background and interests into an academic career in Israel studies. The essay should discuss why the student wishes to pursue an advanced degree, what area of research they are interested in, and what they hope to do with this knowledge.
- Doctoral students should write an essay that describes their dissertation topic and methodology and how their research will advance the field of Israel studies.
- Submit evidence of proficiency in Hebrew and/or Arabic.

Additional Contact Information:

AICE
2810 Blaine Dr.
Chevy Chase   MD   20815   

Sponsor: Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.congresscenters.org/awards

Description: 

The Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant is awarded annually to support graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). An award of up to $1000 may be used to underwrite travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses incurred from July 1- June 1 of the award year. Each application will be evaluated on its merits. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to the study of Congress. Each proposal should be aimed at a discrete end product such as a book, dissertation, thesis, article, documentary, film, exhibit, Web site or social networking site. Budgets may be approved in whole or in part. Each award recipient is required to acknowledge the award in any resulting published work(s) and donate a copy of the work(s) to ACSC and the sponsoring archival repository. The recipient may also be requested to submit a brief article summarizing their findings and research experience for publication by ACSC. The Baker Award honors ACSC founding member and U. S. Senate Historian Emeritus Richard A. Baker. Generally, applications will be made available in January, accepted until early March, and award notifications made by early April.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, University of Toronto

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/index.htm

Description: 

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) and Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at University of Toronto is accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2013-2014. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.
Description:
The Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While at CERES, the Fellow will be expected to devote his/her time to preparation of her/his dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. He/she is also expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine (possibly from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective). The Fellow will also be expected to spend a period of time in Ukraine (normally 4-6 weeks and preferably, but not necessarily, in May-June of the fellowship period) based at the National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy. The Centre will make one appointment for the calendar year of twelve months beginning July 2013.
Eligibility:
The Fellowship is open to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a teaching and research focus on contemporary Ukraine. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD not more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship period and before taking up the Fellowship. There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship.
Funding:
The Fellowship holder will receive $40,000 Canadian funds plus an allowance for research and travel expenses.
Application deadline is March 1, 2013. For more details, call for applications, and application forms, please visit http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/call%20for%20applications.htm
Inquiries may be sent by e-mail at [email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Svitlana Frunchak
[email protected]
Ukrainian Programs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affair
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto   Ontario   M5S 3K7   
Canada  

Sponsor: Cornell University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Other deadlines: Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Website: http://lrc.cornell.edu/falcon/About

Description: 

The Department of Asian Studies’ FALCON (Full-year Asian Language CONcentration) Program enables beginning students of Mandarin Chinese or Japanese to study in a concentrated manner over a period of time long enough to gain working proficiency.

Participants have ranged from high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, to professionals outside the academic world. FALCON is a rigorous and intensive program, so all applicants should be highly motivated to learn Chinese or Japanese and be ready to put steady effort into the endeavor.

A number of students who pursue degrees in Asian Studies complete FALCON, finding it helpful to reach a high level of proficiency in Chinese or Japanese without previous study. To pursue graduate work in the language, you would need to continue your studies after FALCON. The advantage of FALCON is that you would be able to do so on your own, using the understanding of the language that you gained here.

Applications are welcome from anyone, regardless of citizenship or student status. Applicants do not need to be enrolled at Cornell University to enroll in FALCON.

All FALCON students earn a certificate of completion and Cornell University credit.

Some students enroll in FALCON in order to satisfy the language requirement for a degree program such as the M.A. in Asian Studies or the B.A. in CAPS (China and Asia-Pacific Studies). You should talk with your adviser about whether FALCON would satisfy your language requirement.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
FALCON Program
388 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca   NY   14853   

Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.usip.org/fellows/scholars.html

Description: 

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.

Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

The JR Program for International Peace awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict and international security.

Proposals from all disciplines are welcome.

Proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mandate and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both.

Peace Scholar awards may not be made for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

Eligible Candidates
Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.

Selection Process
Peace Scholar applications are vetted through a rigorous, multi-stage review that includes consideration by independent experts and professional staff at the Institute. The final authority for decisions about Peace Scholar awards rests with the Institute’s Board of Directors.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington   DC   20037   

Sponsor: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://imprs.mpifg.de/index.asp

Description: 

The IMPRS admits up to seven students a year. Students are selected by the MPIfG and the University of Cologne in a joint process that takes into account the areas of expertise of available thesis supervisors.

Eligibility
To be admitted students must hold an MA, Magister or Diploma in a discipline relevant to the School’s program (sociology, political science, economics, organization studies or related disciplines). Degrees must be received by September of the year starting the fellowship. Candidates must have a proven record of academic excellence.

The IMPRS aims to have a high share of international students. While students may write their thesis in German, they must be able to present their work at workshops and conferences in English. They must also be able to participate in courses during their first year that are taught in English and are based on literature that is only available in the English language. Special training in English writing is provided if required. A list of successful proposals of preceding years is published on our website.

The IMPRS-SPCE is an English-language institution situated in the German academic context. While doctoral students can meet the curriculum requirements without any knowledge of German, they will be in a bilingual work environment in a German-speaking city. We strongly recommend that international students learn some German, since this will enhance their everyday lives, give them greater access to German culture, and enable them to participate more fully in the intellectual and social life of the institute and the university.

Benefits
Students receive a monthly scholarship of 1465 EUR covering their living expenses. The IMPRS aims to expand the program to four years. No tuitions will be charged. Upon acceptance into the second phase the scholarship will be extended for another two years. Doctoral students at the IMPRS have a fully equipped shared office, full access to the libraries and research facilities of the MPIfG and the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, and research funds to conduct their projects.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://pembrokecenter.org/research/graduate.html

Description: 

The Pembroke Seminar is an interdisciplinary research seminar meeting weekly throughout the academic year. Graduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and benefits or critique from an exciting group of Pembroke Center Faculty Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and distinguished Visiting Fellows.

Graduate students who have research interests related to the upcoming Pembroke Seminar topic may submit a proposal. Up to three students will be selected. Each Graduate Student Fellow will receive a research stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation. Graduate Student Fellows may also receive course credit by registering for GNSS2010G (Fall), and GNSS2020G (Spring).

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
Pembroke Center Box 1958
172 Meeting Street Room 111
  

Sponsor: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://dolearchive.ku.edu/research/fellowships/

Description: 

Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole’s extensive collections which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

Research Fellowship
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for this $2,500 award which will support substantial contributions to the study of Congress, politics, or policy issues on a national or international scale. The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archive for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Applications are due March 15, 2013, with notification by April 15, 2013.

Travel Grants
The Travel Grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute. This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars. Awards may be used after July 1, 2013. There is no deadline to apply and applications will be reviewed until funds are exhausted.

For more information: http://dolearchive.ku.edu/research/fellowships/

Additional Contact Information:

Sarah D'Antonio, Archivist
[email protected]
Sarah D'Antonio
2350 Petefish Dr.
Lawrence   KS   66045   

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