Jobs and Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new initiative to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities. The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities.
Inspired by the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which demonstrates the dynamic value of doctoral education by placing recent humanities PhDs in top nonprofit and government organizations, the Scholars & Society program will encourage faculty to explore connections between humanities research and broader society while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The fellowships also provide resources and training that will enable fellows to incorporate best practices of public scholarship into doctoral education on their campuses. ACLS developed the program in consultation with academic and nonprofit leaders with extensive experience in the realm of publicly engaged scholarship.
“Just as ACLS strives to increase funding for core humanities research through a variety of fellowship and grant programs, we also recognize the urgent need to promote the broader circulation of that knowledge across all sectors of society,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We look forward to supporting scholars who can be ambassadors for the humanities beyond their campus communities, and who will instill an ethos of reflective public engagement in their scholarship for years to come.”
The fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in PhD-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. In the pilot year of the program, ACLS will award 12 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs.
The goal of the fellowship year should be a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue in society, such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; environmental change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name just a few possibilities. Fellows will select host organizations based on their capacity to advance their research.
Fellows will participate in two workshops over the course of the fellowship year. These workshops will encourage collaboration between scholars and organizations engaged in public scholarship and will support institution-building efforts to train humanities faculty and doctoral students who are interested in developing research agendas that have purchase both inside and outside of the academy.
Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program, including eligibility criteria and FAQ, is available online at http://www.acls.org/programs/scholars-society/. The application deadline is October 24, 2018.
The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $20 million to over 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.
OAH RESIDENCIES PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Information on the OAH's residencies programs is now available on the OAH website: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians is pleased to continue the teaching seminar in the People's Republic of China, sponsored by the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC).
Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH is pleased to continue the Germany Residency Program at the University of Tübingen. The resident scholar will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design to twenty-five advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
New! Funding from the University of Augsburg will also enable an extension of the program to the University of Augsburg in 2019.
In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars.
Also, the 2020 Richard W. Leopold Prize announcement is available at: http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/
The Leopold Prize is given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship 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 purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research, and language training.
The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.
The deadline is October 8, 2018.
For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/world-politics-statecraft-fellowship.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org; do not mail a hardcopy.
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow in History- POW/MIA Research
Location: College of Arts and Sciences- History and Political Science- Tuskegee University
Status: Full Time
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Post-Doctoral Fellow in History will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Tuskegee University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan: https://www.tuskegee.edu/strategicplan
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The DPAA Research Fellow is a two-year position. The Fellow will work in collaboration with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), an agency of the Department of Defense whose mission is to account for missing personnel from past military conflicts.
- Collaborate with DPAA on research and analyses of historical and archival records, and related research activities that will contribute to DPAA’s mission, and which will contribute to the University’s research and programs .
- Collaborate with DPAA on archaeological investigations, field surveys and excavations.
- Attend joint meetings, travel to DPAA facilities or operational site.
- Provide regular written reports to the DPAA, offer oral presentations, and write historical narratives.
- Provide instruction to DPAA.
- Teach undergraduate course.
- Serve as a conduit between external organizations, researchers, families, students and the DPAA.
- Ph. D. in History by the time of appointment with a field in Military History
- Archival and field research experience a necessity
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Commensurate with education, training and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
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In partnership with the Fondation Napoléon in Paris, the Massena Society is pleased to sponsor one of the annual research grants (bourse) awarded by the Fondation for Ph.D. research on Napoleonic subjects of the First or Second Empire. The successful applicant will receive a grant of 7500€.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program with an approved dissertation topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the Napoleonic eras, including both the First and Second Empire. Students should be in their first year of research after qualifying examinations.
Applications must be received by August 30, 2018. Details of the application may be found at: http://en.fondationnapoleon.org/activities-and-services/furthering-research/research-grants/.
Complete the application in French and submit all required documents and your curriculum vitae as email attachments to Dr. Alex Grab, Bourse@MassenaSociety.org. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please email the Massena Society webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Massena Society will forward their candidate to the Fondation by September 30, 2018, and notify applicants of their preliminary selection. Final announcement of the award will be made after endorsement of the Massena Society’s proposed candidate by the Fondation Napoléon Research Grant Jury meeting in November 2018.
What Is Expected of Fellows
While the Ph.D. dissertation may be written in English, non-French speaking applicants must agree to spend half of the grant award either on research work in France or on French language instruction if the candidate has no French (receipts will be requested). The successful candidate will then be invited to the award ceremony in Paris in December 2018. As a condition of support, the recipient must recognize this award in their curriculum vitae as the “Masséna Society-Fondation Napoléon bourse” and acknowledge the support of the Masséna Society and the Fondation in any publications resulting from this sponsored research.
MASSÉNA SOCIETY DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
The Masséna Society is pleased to offer five Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards for academic year 2018-2019. The winners will receive an award of $2,000.00 for doctoral dissertation research on a topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Fellows will qualify for another $500 award to present their findings as part of a special Masséna Society panel at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History conference. Fellows may present at other nationally recognized scholarly conferences with board approval.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program with an approved dissertation topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Individuals who receive a Fondation Napoléon bourse in 2018 are ineligible to receive a Dissertation Research Fellowship in this cycle.
Applications should include a three-page, double-spaced proposal outlining research goals, methodology, and research budget; curriculum vitae; and a letter of support from the dissertation advisor. The proposal should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the historiography, a realistic research plan, and an overall promise of making an important contribution to the field. The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2018.
Applicants should send proposals and curriculum vitae as email attachments to Dr. Alex Grab, Fellowship@MassenaSociety.org. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please email the Massena Society webmaster at email@example.com. Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to the Chairman also at Fellowship@MassenaSociety.org. The winner will be announced on or about 15 October 2018.
What Is Expected of Fellows
As a condition of support, recipients must agree to present a conference paper of 10-12 pages to be presented at either the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History annual meeting the subsequent year. The additional $500 grants for conference travel will be awarded upon presentation of the conference paper. Recipients may present at a different scholarly academic conference with board approval.
Furthermore, the recipient must recognize this award in their curriculum vitae as the “Masséna Society Dissertation Fellow” and acknowledge the support of the Masséna Society in any publications resulting from this sponsored research. The Fondation Napoléon has offered to publish successfully presented papers of Masséna Society Dissertation Fellows in their online peer-reviewed journal, Napoleonica: La Revue, if they are of sufficient quality to warrant publication.
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.
The purpose of the grant is to support the researching and writing of a single-authored book in the above subject areas. An edited volume or a series of articles / essays will NOT be considered.
The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each.
The deadline is June 15, 2018.
For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org; do not mail a hardcopy.
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS A POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH FELLOW
NWC FELLOWSHIP, STRATEGY & POLICY DEPARTMENT
The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the Nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has four main goals: to educate future military and civilian leaders; to conduct research relevant to the Navy and the country; to ensure that naval officers are prepared to plan and lead joint and combined operations worldwide; and to strengthen international cooperation to ensure maritime security. More information on the College can be found at www.usnwc.edu.
Strategy & Policy Department: The Strategy & Policy Department courses use strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at http://www.usnwc.edu/Departments---Colleges/Strategy-and-Policy.aspx.
Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable by the Strategy and Policy Department for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2018. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall 0-2-0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval/Maritime History, or Military History is highly desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.
Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $58,323, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
Application Procedures: Applicants should reference VA#NWC-18-08 and forward their application package to: email@example.com. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by 20 April 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Pavković, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-841-7789.
Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering the following Grant Opportunities in conjunction with the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held November 1 - 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The ASMEA Research Grant Program (https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/7/pages/researchgrant) seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the five qualifying topic areas outlined on our website and constitutes new and original research. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded. Successful research grant applicants are required to present their research at the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference and provide ASMEA the right of first refusal for potential publication in our peer-reviewed Journal of the Middle East and Africa.
Separately, ASMEA is offering two conference Travel Grant (https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/7/pages/travelgrant) opportunities. The first is for scholars of the Middle East and the second is intended for scholars of Africa focused on the world of Islam, Islamism, and related issues in the continent. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference. Up to $750 will be awarded to successful applicants.
Applicants can apply for both grants but will only be awarded one. The application deadline for both grants is April 15, 2018.
Graduate Students - The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation has just established a new scholarship. The Military History Scholarship is open to any graduate student (MA or PhD level) that is conducting a study that directly relates to "the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and affiliated units, from 1941 through the current active-duty actions, or to the post WWII contributions of these soldiers." The award is for $5,000.
The deadline is April 30.
The scholarship is #3 on this list: http://www.tenthmountainfoundation.org/?page_id=18