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Deadline

Sponsored by APSA

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]
  

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]
  

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: Pi Sigma Alpha

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/content_6110.cfm

Description: 

Pi Sigma Alpha awards four Washington Internship Scholarships annually to members participating in political science internship programs in Washington, DC, for either the summer term or fall semester. Each scholarship is $2,000.

At least one of the scholarships is reserved for a member participating in a program of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC.) Nominations are due May 1. The recipients are announced by June 1.

The internship must take place in Washington, DC. It may be under the auspices of the candidate’s own institution or any other recognized internship organization, and the home institution must award academic credit for the internship.

NOTE: The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars(TWC) will also provide $2,500 toward housing costs for any of the 3 winners of the Pi Sigma Alpha intern scholarship who participates in a TWC internship program. The Washington Center, founded in 1975, is the largest full-time internship program in the nation’s capital, serving over 1500 students each year. Its housing is located in high-rise apartments in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. For further information, contact: The Washington Center, 3333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. ([email protected]; www.twc.edu). 202/238-7900.

The intern scholarships will be awarded by a national selection committee solely on the basis of academic merit and service to Pi Sigma Alpha, the member’s university or college, and the community. Pi Sigma Alpha welcomes applications from any member without regard to race, gender, or ethnicity.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington   DC   20036   

Sponsor: Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

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

Description: 

The CPR Pre-Conference Scholarship is an annual award of $500 to provide financial assistance to an individual or individuals, attending the annual CPR pre-conference meeting at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. The award was created by the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress in 2011 to acknowledge the Congressional Papers Roundtable’s role in promoting the preservation and use of congressional collections. Generally, applications will be made available in January, accepted until early April, and award notifications made by early May.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/content_6112.cfm?navID=669

Description: 

Howard Penniman Scholarships for Graduate Study are awarded annually to up to 5 members entering graduate school in political science in the upcoming academic year. Nominations must come from the chapter advisors, accompanied by an official application and supporting documents as specified in the program announcement. Nominations are due by May 1, and the winners are announced by June 15. Each scholarship is $2,000.

How to Nominate
Each chapter is invited to nominate one candidate for the scholarship. A completed application package should be submitted to the National Office by the candidate’s Chapter Advisor, and must include three (3) copies of each of the following (one original and two photocopies are acceptable):
• Completed individual application form
• A statement by the candidate describing his or her involvement in the local chapter and related voluntary activities in the department and/or the university
• A statement by the candidate describing how graduate study in political science relates to his or her career goals
• Letter of nomination from the nominee’s Chapter Advisor
• Letters of recommendation from (2) two other faculty members
•Official school transcript
•Passport-style, black and white photograph of the applicant, not larger than 2’ X 3’, suitable for publication in the Pi Sigma Alpha Newsletter.
Applications must by received by May 1. The recipients of the Graduate Scholarships will be announced by June 15. The scholarship funds will be transferred with proof of enrollment in graduate political science programs within the current year.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington   DC   20036   

Sponsor: Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/ASEN/Awards/PhD%20Scholarship.aspx

Description: 

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is an interdisciplinary student-led research association based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Members of the organisation currently enrolled in doctoral research at universities in the UK and Ireland and working in the ields of ethnicity and/or nationalism are invited to apply for a scholarship worth £1000. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and the result will be announced in early July 2012.

Please e-mail the following information to [email protected]| along with a cover letter:

- Your ASEN Membership Number;
- A copy of your CV;
- A 1000-word research proposal;
- A 500-word statement explaining how the scholarship would contribute to yourprogramme of research*;
- a reference letter from your supervisor.

*Some examples may be: language tuition; conference costs; dieldwork funds; acquisition of research materials. Proof of expenditure will be required in all cases.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: American Society for Legal History

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.legalhistorian.org/

Description: 

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has generously funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2012 will be eligible for this year’s prize. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History.

To be considered for this year’s prize, please send one hard-copy to each of the following members of the subcommittee for the dissertation prize by May 31, 2013.

Cromwell Dissertation Prize Advisory Subcommittee

John D. Gordan, III, Chair, Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee
1133 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10128

Christian G. Fritz, Chair, Cromwell Dissertation Prize Advisory Subcommittee
Professor of Law
University of New Mexico
School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
MSC 11 6070
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Joanna L. Grisinger, Senior Lecturer, Legal Studies Program,
Center for Legal Studies
1-111 Crowe Hall
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Dr. Maeva Marcus, Director
Institute for Constitutional History
The New York Historical Society and
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052

Michael Ross, Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Maryland
2115 Francis Scott Key
College Park, MD 20742

Additional Contact Information:

Christian Fritz
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Humboldt Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

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

Description: 

Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers are the instrument with which the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in
Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.
Research projects are carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in
Germany. Candidates choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their own research plan. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.

Fellowship specifications
The fellowship is worth 2,250 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance.

Application requirements
1. Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than four years prior to the date of application. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
2. Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
3. Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
4. Expert references from the doctoral supervisor and two other academics qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s eligibility, preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant’s own institute.
5. Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.

Applications may be sent to the following address at any time:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany

Please be sure to only use valid application documents, which can be downloaded at the
programme’s website or obtained from the Foundation directly. The complete application should be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection date.
The Humboldt Foundation will confirm receipt of the application by email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Applications not submitted as a single entity will take longer to process. Grossly incomplete applications will be returned to applicants unprocessed.
After providing all the documents and receipt of the host’s statement, applicants will be notified about the proposed selection date. The application documents will then usually be forwarded to two independent reviewers for written review. On the basis of these independent peer reviews a selection committee composed of about 50 academics from all disciplines reaches a decision on approving research fellowships. The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November. If an application has been approved a fellow arriving from abroad may start the fellowship two months after the selection meeting at the earliest. Fellows must start their fellowships within twelve months of the selection meeting; otherwise the fellowship will be forfeited.

Additional Contact Information:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
Bonn   53173   
Germany  

Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies

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.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

Description: 

For almost 50 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India.
•Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India.
•Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree.
•Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India.

The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year.

Applications from scholars who are part of a collaborative project involving other scholars are welcome, though AIIS fellowships are granted to individuals, not to teams. Amounts awarded to successful applicants who are members of group projects will be equivalent to fellowships awarded to scholars who submitted applications for individual projects.

Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and the Smithsonian Institution. Some fellowships for non-U.S. citizens and artists are supported by AIIS Rupee funds in India. Fellowships for six months or more may include support for dependents.

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Fulbright Scholar Program

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.cies.org/NEXUS/

Description: 

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

At its core, the Fulbright NEXUS Program will foster collaborative and multidisciplinary research to address challenging regional issues and produce tangible results.
• Up to twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as Fulbright NEXUS Scholars to participate in the program through an open competition. Approximately one-third of grantees will be selected from the United States. Approximately two thirds of the grantees will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the United States.

• Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of three inter-related topics:
• Science, Technology and Innovation
• Entrepreneurship
• Sustainable Energy

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
1400 K Street NW Suite 700
Washington   DC   20005   

Sponsor: Society for Romanian 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.society4romanianstudies.org/awards-prizes

Description: 

The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject. The 2013 prize, consisting of $300, will be presented at the ASEEES National Convention in Boston. The competition is open to current M.A. and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2012-2013. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2012-2013. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages double spaced, including reference matter. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. If you have questions, contact Roland Clark at [email protected]

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee below. Submissions must be sent no later than July 1, 2013.

Dr. Roland Clark
[email protected]

Prof. Margaret Beissinger
[email protected]

Dr. Oana Armeanu
[email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Roland Clark
[email protected]
Eastern Connecticut State University, 350 Webb Hall
83 Windham Street
Willimantic   CT   06226   

Sponsor: The Rotary 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.rotary.org/rotarycenters

Description: 

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/SiteTools/ClubLocator/Pages/ridefault.aspx. Completed applications are due to The Rotary Foundation by July 1st.

Contact information:
The Rotary Foundation
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-3698
USA
(847) 866-3000
[email protected]

Additional Contact Information:

Niki
[email protected]
The Rotary Peace Centers
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston   Illinois   60201   

Sponsor: The Rotary 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: Jul 01, 2014

Website: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

Description: 

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships. All applications are due 1 July 2014.

Additional Contact Information:

Rotary Peace Centers
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: William Nelson Cromwell Foundation

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.legalhistorian.org/awards.shtml#fn1

Description: 

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation* has generously funded a prize of $2500 for dissertations accepted in the previous calendar year. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History. The Society announces the award after the annual meeting of the Cromwell Foundation, which normally takes place early in November.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: East Asia Institute

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.eai.or.kr/type/p2.asp?catcode=1614000000

Description: 

The “Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia” was established in 2005 by EAI, as an international exchange program for scholars with expertise in peace, governance, and development in East Asia. Funded by the Japan Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange of Taiwan, and YBM/KIS, an education institute of Korea, it invites established and next-generation East Asia specialists of the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other non-Asian regions to give seminars and lectures based on unpublished articles submitted exclusively for the Fellows Program during their visit of three weeks to two or more institutions of higher education in East Asia. The EAI welcomes seminars and lectures based on interdisciplinary articles on current issues with comparative perspectives to transcend country case studies into genuinely regional East Asian studies. By providing its Fellows with opportunities to interact with East Asia’s leading scholars and major institutions through seminars and lectures, the EAI endeavors to develop a dense transnational epistemic community of East Asia specialists across the Pacific.

The Fellows Program is designed to give the Fellows the flexibility required to bring out the best of their expertise in seminars and lectures. The EAI Fellows choose the subjects of their research within the broadly defined themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia in order to make the visit an integral part of their on-going projects. The Fellows are free to decide how they will divide their time among two or more Partner Institutions, giving a seminar and a lecture at each site chosen. The Partner Institutions are the East Asia Institute in Seoul, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, Peking University in Beijing, and National Taiwan University in Taipei. The Partner Institutions will provide each of participants an opportunity to develop a strong network of East Asian scholars and practitioners. To reach a wider audience as well as compile high-quality scholarly work for the future generation, the articles presented at seminars and lectures will be posted on our website and circulated as part of the EAI Fellows Program Working Paper.

Eligibility: Application is open to tenured, tenure-track as well as non-tenured East Asia specialized professors based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other non-Asian regions, conducting research in the fields of political science, international relations, and sociology. Seminars and lectures will be conducted in English.

Grant: The Fellows Program provides ranging from USD 8,000 to 10,000 for each of the EAI Fellows. The grant covers an honorarium for the articles, seminars and lectures, as well as the cost of ground transportation, round-trip economy-class international air transportation, hotel accommodation, meals, and a per diem for a three-week stay in East Asia. The EAI and the Partner Institutions that the Fellows visit, will help in supporting the fellowship travel, including transportation, hotel accommodation, and other research activities.

Additional Contact Information:

Executive Director Young-Hwan Shin
[email protected]
  

Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
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: Rolling

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

Description: 

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring and established academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula. The two-fold aim is to help scholars advance their careers, and to innovatively connect students with the ideas of liberty.

Hayek Fund for Scholars
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
Please note, Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

Hayek Fund for Faculty
Student educational enhancement grants up to $5,000 for full-time faculty (including tenured) and teaching fellows working to share the ideas of liberty with undergraduate and master’s students. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
• Reading groups
• Class trips
• Guest lectures
• Research Fellowships
• Seminars/Colloquia
• Debates
• Movie Viewings and Discussions
• Developing a new course

Additional Contact Information:

[email protected]
  

Sponsor: National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503424&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39

Description: 

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Research Starter Grants in an effort to increase the diversity of researchers who participate in NSF programs in the social, behavioral and economic sciences and thereby increase the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the United States. These activities (postdoctoral fellowships and follow-up research starter grants) support training and research in the areas of social, behavioral and economic sciences within the purview of NSF.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
This program provides educational opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows . This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: Princeton University Center for Human Values

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: https://uchv.princeton.edu/fellowships_awards/lsr_visiting_fellowships.php

Description: 

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving ethics and human values. They are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.

Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic year salaries (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship period, which extends from September 1 to July 1. Ordinarily their home institutions also provide a portion of their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a requirement for the fellowship. Adjustments may be made in the cases of faculty members at non-U.S. institutions where salary scales are significantly lower than in the U.S. Stipends for independent scholars will not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments elsewhere.

The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are the following:

• The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values;
• The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing about ethics and human values;
• The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.
For some fellowships, preference may be given to applicants with research interests related to the Democracy and Human Values Project.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their stage of career. Typically fellows hold faculty appointments at other institutions; in exceptional cases we will consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship program; we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.

Additional Contact Information:

  

Sponsor: The Institute for Historical Studies

APSA Organized Section: no

Type of opportunity:

Other

Who is eligible to apply for this?

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

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Other deadlines: Rolling

Website: None provided

Description: 

The institute also welcomes visitors who have their own funding and wish to work at the univeresity for any period of time from a month to a year. Please send queries and requests for consideration to the Director Julie Hardwick at [email protected] Please also include the following with your request:

1. Full name
2. Current title, for ex. ’Assistant Professor,’ ’PhD candidate,’ ’Emeritus,’ etc.
3. Institutional affiliation
4. Title of current project or dissertation
5. Permanent Mailing Address
6. Web page if available
7. Expected Date of Arrival
8. Current CV

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Additional Contact Information:

  

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.

Additional Contact Information:

  

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

Additional Contact Information:

  

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:

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

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: 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:

bosch@cultural[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 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:

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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]
  

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