Jobs and Fellowships

RESEARCH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
State Historical Society of Iowa
2017/2018 Research Grants
 
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro­gram for the 2017/2018 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previ­ously ne­glected topics or new approaches to or inter­pretations of pre­viously treated topics. SHSI invites appli­cants from a variety of backgrounds, including aca­demic and public historians, graduate students, and indepen­dent re­searchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publi­cation in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s schol­arly journal.
 
Applications for the 2017/2018 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2017. Download application guidelines from our web site (https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/research-grant-authors) or request guidelines or further informa­tion from:
 
Research Grants
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City  IA  52240-1806
 
Phone: 319-335-3931
e-mail: marvin-bergman@uiowa.edu


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Library Research Fellowship Program, 2017-2018
 
Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The fellowship application deadline is February 24, 2017. No late applications will be considered.
 
Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos.
 
For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp.html. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).


INTERNSHIPS
PAID SUMMER 2017 MARINE CORPS HISTORY DIVISION INTERNSHIPS

The Marine Corps History Division offers internship opportunities for college students to learn while working on a historical project. The program's intent is to give promising and talented students meaningful work and a learning experience.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be registered undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university. Interns seeking academic credit for the internship must apply through their school.

Academic majors for successful interns are usually history, American Studies or political science. Computer literacy is essential. Most History Division branches use the Microsoft Office program suite. The nature of the internship program and the wide variety of opportunities provided by the division allow an internship experience which may draw upon academic and nonacademic skills not usually associated with the historical field. Each internship is the product of an agreement between the intern, History Division and when credit is sought, the sponsoring institution.

Internship Opportunities
The History Division offers internships in six areas. They are:

  • reference historians (servicing information requests from public and official sources);
  • historical writing (primarily researching material to support writing projects, largely in primary source collections, although opportunities to compose original pieces are presented);
  • oral historian assistants (cataloging and servicing collections);
  • archives (cataloging and servicing collections);
  • film and video assistants (cataloging and servicing collections); and
  • editing and design (preparing manuscripts for publication, checking for presentation and visual appeal).
There is an emerging requirement for an intern with webmaster skills.

Internships may lead to a published monograph, catalog or finding aid. Students indicate area preference on application form.

Location
All internships are served at the Marine Corps History Division, Simmons History Center (Building 2044), Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. Quantico is approximately 35 miles south of the Washington D.C area. Interns are responsible for living arrangements and transportation. Depending upon the internship, there may be opportunities to use research facilities and collections elsewhere in the Washington D.C. area, including the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress and the archival resources of the other armed services. History Division will assist interns in gaining access to archival and library resources necessary to accomplish their assignments. There is no reliable public transportation to Quantico from the north in the mornings nor going north in the afternoon. The Virginia Railway Express on the Fredericksburg line stops regularly at the station on Quantico (easy walking to our offices) during the morning and evening commutes. Parking near our facility is available for those who drive.

Intern Supervision and Standards
Internships are regarded as entry level professional historian positions. Interns are assigned to an experienced member of the Division's staff for supervision, instruction and evaluation. Most supervisors, both civilian and military, have advanced professional degrees and extensive practical experience in their fields.

Interns are expected to work productively while they learn; meeting the same attendance requirements as a regular employee on the days and times they agree to work. Interns will comply with the Division’s standards of appearance and decorum. An internship is a privilege, subject to termination if not regarded as a serious and valuable work experience.

Although normally scheduled during the traditional summer break from school, interns may work at any time during the year and should schedule at least one day per week.

Expenses
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation provides a grant of $9.00 per hour to interns. The intern bears all other costs. Interns are limited to a maximum of 29 hours per week.

Applications
Applications are due no later than 24 February 2017. Selection letters will be sent out the by 21 March 2017.

Send applications via mail to:
Internship Coordinator
History Division
111 South Street
Quantico VA 22134

Or via e-mail to history.division@usmcu.edu.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of History at Temple University seeks to fill a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in United States Military History. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course per year and will conduct research in partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). DPAA is an agency of the Department of Defense that provides the fullest possible accounting in cases of missing United States armed forces personnel. The fellow will perform primary source research in relevant archives and serve as a conduit between external organizations, researchers, families, Temple students and the DPAA staff. Because of the nature of the work, evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills is desirable.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a syllabus for a course the applicant proposes to teach. Email materials to Djuna Witherspoon at djuna@temple.edu or mail to:

DPAA Postdoc Search
Department of History
Temple University 1115 W. Berks St Rm 909 Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

In order to ensure full consideration, please submit your application by February 15, 2017.  Review will remain open until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gregory J. W. Urwin at gurwin@temple.edu.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intelligence Studies

The Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) of the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law will grant a postdoctoral fellowship in intelligence studies to a promising young scholar. This unique fellowship is intended to support the next generation of scholars and educators in the field of intelligence.

Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears on national security intelligence are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to work on research and writing projects of their own design, while taking advantage of the academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. The Fellow will be expected to play an active role in programs and activities organized by the ISP, Clements and Strauss centers. Any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the ISP Director. The Fellow accepted for this program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and workspace. Depending upon qualifications and interest, the Fellow may have the opportunity to teach a course at UT-Austin. The fellowship
appointment is for one year, but in an exceptional case may be renewed for a second year. For more information, please contact intelligencestudies@austin.utexas.edu.

Application Instructions:
Complete the online application by clicking the "Apply Now" button at http://bit.ly/2gwLhh5;
Send graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation directly from your university and your recommenders to intelligencestudies@austin.utexas.edu or via a dossier service such as Interfolio or Vitae.

Applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship year are due on March 1, 2017.

**Note that applicants must have received their doctorate by August 14, 2017, the date the postdoctoral fellowship will commence.


SUMMER SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT
Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft
For Advanced Doctoral Students July 23-28, 2017
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Policymakers frequently attempt to draw on historical knowledge to gain perspective on contemporary national security issues. Meanwhile, historians and other scholars frequently comment on present-day decision-making problems and sometimes aspire to influence policy debates. Yet policymakers and scholars generally occupy separate intellectual and institutional universes. Especially in recent years, they have had little to say to one another. The result, arguably, has been the impoverishment of both communities.

From July 23-28, 2017, the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin will convene a weeklong seminar for doctoral students focused on the connections between statecraft and history. Several sessions will examine the ways in which policymakers have used or misused historical knowledge in the past, and how different scholarly disciplines approach history. Sessions will also ask how policymakers should use history and what methods might be available for refining the use of the past in decision-making.

But the seminar will also examine the problem from the other direction, examining how scholars might be more productive and influential voices in deliberations on foreign and defense policy. When have historians and other social scientists played a useful role in the past? What insights might be drawn from those cases?

The Clements Center invites applications to participate in this program, which will take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at the Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students in history, political science, or related fields interested in careers in either academia or policymaking. The seminar will feature in-depth discussions with top scholars and senior policymakers and intelligence officials, as well as sessions devoted to academic publishing and strategies for approaching the academic and policy job markets. Each day will also have recreational time for participants to enjoy the mountain surroundings.

The Clements Center will cover all travel and related expenses for participants. Applicants should visit the Clements Center’s website for complete application instructions (see https://goo.gl/sbh7ma). The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017. Please direct questions to Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Clements Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component (ancient or modern). Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. In some cases Fellows will be welcome to teach a course at the University of Texas. Each appointment is for one year, and in exceptional cases may be considered for renewal for a second year.

Applicants should submit a current c.v., a letter of application, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Please visit the Clements Center’s website for complete application instructions (see http://goo.gl/dPqilM). Applications are due no later than March 3, 2017. Note that applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 14, 2017, the date the Postdoctoral Fellowship will commence. Please direct any questions to Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Clements Center Predoctoral Fellowship

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from current PhD candidates for its Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component (ancient or modern). This fellowship is designed to help expedite dissertation completion, so applicants should be in the dissertation writing phase and within one year (or in exceptional cases two years) of anticipated dissertation submission. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Each appointment is for one year.

Applicants should submit a current c.v., a letter of application, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Please visit the Clements Center’s website for complete application instructions (see https://goo.gl/Rwd5bs). Applications are due no later than March 3, 2017. Please direct any questions to Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
2017 Dissertation Grant, Cold War Military History

The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute will award a $3,000 grant to a graduate student in history or related field working on a dissertation in the area of Cold War military history. The award is intended to promote innovative scholarship on Cold War topics. The Adams Center invites proposal in all subject areas—including international security affairs, military strategy, leadership, and operations. All periods of Cold War history are welcome. The prize is made possible through the generous support John A. Adams and George J. Collins Jr.

To be considered, graduate students must submit a brief proposal (prospectus) describing their doctoral research, a project timeline, and curriculum vitae with list of references. Applications should be delivered, electronically, to the Adams Center at adamscenter@vmi.edu by 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday, March 3, 2017. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman.

Deadline for submissions: March 3, 2017

Submissions to: adamscenter@vmi.edu

Questions to:

Dr. Bradley Lynn Coleman
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
colemanbl@vmi.edu
540-464-7447

or

Ms. Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
shaferdp@vmi.edu
540-464-7338
Fax: 540-464-7246

Online at: http://www.vmi.edu/adamscenter

On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/acmhsa


GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
LTC John William Whitman Research Grant

The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant.  This grant of up to $1,750 is designed to provide monetary support to unfunded independent researchers who are working on under-explored topics of military history.  Funded research is to be conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pa. 

Funds to support a grantee’s research is calculated on the following basis – up to $1,750 to cover lodging and meals for any nights spent in the local area when conducting research, mileage reimbursement or airfare to USAHEC and an allowance for photocopying. Upon the submittal of vouchers and receipts, the Foundation will reimburse grantee for expenses related to research.

Grantees retain intellectual property rights for the materials develop as a result of this research.  The Foundation may use your name and likeness on our website and in promotional materials for the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Applicants interested in the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant should submit the attached applications including a proposed project budget, to the Army Heritage Center Foundation not later than March 1, 2017.  Awarding of the grant will occur not later than April 1, 2017.  The application packet is available on the Army Heritage Center Foundation website at www.armyheritage.org.

Application Package
Competitive proposals will evidence a clear understanding of the existing research in the field and how the proposed work examines an under explored topic of military history. Applicants are expected to demonstrate both an analytical and descriptive grasp of the project and its ability to use the resources of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education collection. Application packages must include the following:

  • Completed Research Grant application
  • Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Project description and justification (2 pages maximum)
  • A list of specific holdings that might support on-site research
  • Two letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s scholarly work; Letters must be received by the deadline and mailed or emailed directly to the Army Heritage Center Foundation.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Robert L. and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship

Graduate students in good standing may apply for the annual Ruth Fellowship. One student will be selected to receive a $1,500 research fellowship to engage in a concentrated 3 week summer research program with the Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCF) at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Funding for the award is graciously provided by AHCF Board Member, Christopher Gleason, in memory of and to honor the service of two members of his family.
 
Applicants are not limited to topics of military history but may apply to work on any topic that can be supported by the USAHEC collection. Applicants are encouraged to consult USAHEC's online catalog and identify resources they would like to utilize for their research and include in their application.  To apply, please submit an application packet containing the following:
 
- A letter of interest including:
     - Your full name and contact information
     - Your current educational level and educational institution
     - Your academic field and concentration
     - Name and contact information
     - Desired time period of Fellowship (3 week period in the summer)
     - Area of research
     - Descriptions of resources you intend to utilize, should you receive a fellowship
- A recommendation from your advisor
- A writing sample
 
Please email you application to Jeff Hawks at eddirector@armyheritage.org.  Applications are due to the Foundation by February 28 for review.  Recipients will be notified by April 15.