MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Grants and Competitions

To post a grant or competition, please complete the form found here. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

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Date Posted Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize Deadline
8/14/17 American Council of Learned Societies 2017-18 Fellowship and Grant Programs Vary by program.
08/14/17 Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies November 1, 2017
06/12/17 Institute for Advanced Study November 1, 2017
06/07/17 Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Awards August 31, 2017
04/19/17 Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 2018 Research Fellowship to Oman September 17, 2017
04/07/17 North Carolina State University, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies: Visiting Scholar Grants  

American Council of Learned Societies

2017-18 Fellowship and Grant Programs

We are pleased to announce that the 2017-18 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 27, 2017
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several joint and named awards)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)

October 25, 2017
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

November 2, 2017
African Humanities Program

November 8, 2017
Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding

November 15, 2017
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

January 10, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2018 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2016-17 competition year, ACLS awarded over $20 million to more than 325 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new. The 2017-18 season promises to be equally successful!

Contact: fellowships@acls.org

Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)

2017 Awards

The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites applications for its 2017 awards: Inaugural AGAPS Book Award, Dissertation Prize, and Graduate Student Paper Prize. The deadline for all submissions is August 31, 2017. Information about submission requirements may be found at http://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/.

Institute for Advanced Study

Opportunities for Scholars 2018-19

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. 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 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 https://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: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2017.

 

North Carolina State University, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Visiting Scholar Grants

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Visiting Scholar Grants. These grants provide funding for researchers working on topics relating to Lebanese and Arab diaspora and migration who wish to use the Khayrallah Center’s archive.

For more information and to apply please visit:
https://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/awards/VisitingScholar.php

For inquiries please contact Dr. Akram Khater at: akhater@ncsu.edu

Princeton University, Institute for International and Regional Studies

Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.  Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2018-19, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Interdependence.” Food, clothes, entertainment, and the security and health of the planet depend on what distant people do for, with, and against others.  Sometimes, recognition of interdependence has led to cooperation, other times to conquest or competition, and frequently to a mixture of all three.  Oftentimes, new social identities and movements, national, regional, and religious, emerge in response to rising interdependence and the convergences and inequities it has produced.  The goal of the 2018-19 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or world region and from any disciplinary background.

Applications are due on November 1, 2017.  To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2008.  Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record and ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, see http://piirs.princeton.edu/funggfp/.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

2018 Research Fellowship to Oman

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

DETAILS
Funding: Up to 20,000 OMR (51,000 USD) for one year of research.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or affiliated with an American university, and either a Ph.D. candidate or university academic.
Dates: Research must be carried out in 2018.

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

Applications due
September 17, 2017

 



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