Tag: Social Sciences/RTC

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

The Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

Deadline Nov 15, 2011


NSF Docotral Dissertation Grants in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

NSF is soliciting applications for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) program. An estimated 200-300 grants will be awarded from a pool of approximately $2.5 million available annually across all programs. Grants are awarded to “doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.”  According to the notice, “the proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.” Among the programs that support dissertation research are:  archaeology, cultural anthropology, documenting endangered languages, economics, political science, and sociology.  For a full list of eligible fields, as well as detailed information on application deadlines, please see the solicitation at:  nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547.


Udall Foundation – Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: 2/24/2011

The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Dissertation fellowships are open to scholars in all fields of study whose dissertation topic has significant relevance to U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution.  Previous fellows’ fields of study include political science; economics; government; anthropology; environmental science, policy and management; ecology; environmental justice; regional planning; geography; natural resource policy; and environmental analysis and design.

Each applicant must:

  • Have completed all Ph.D. coursework and passed all preliminary exams;
  • Have approval for the dissertation research proposal by February 24, 2011;
  • Be entering the final year of writing the dissertation;
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or U.S. national

All complete and eligible applications are reviewed by an independent selection committee of past Udall Fellows and PhDs in the fields of environmental policy and/or environmental conflict resolution.

While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation is also seeking to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of:

  • Commitment to national environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution, as demonstrated through coursework, teaching experience, public and community service, field work, and career aspirations;
  • Quality of the dissertation project: project design, feasibility, originality, and scholarly significance;
  • Potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field;
  • Scholarly excellence;
  • The essay: quality of writing and critical analysis.

Cross or interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.

http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/ECRFellowship/ECRFellowship.aspx


Kettering Foundation Research ABD Fellowships in Democratic Theory & Practice

Deadline: 3/15/2011

The Kettering Foundation offers one-year fellowships to doctoral candidates with research interests in democratic theory and practice. Fellows participate in workshops and meetings. They also engage in research projects, writing reports and reviewing literature related to the foundation’s program areas.

The Kettering Foundation is an operating research foundation rooted in the American tradition of inventive research. The foundation studies practical strategies for strengthening democracy. The focus is on the ways that people go about solving their common problems, whether they act on them directly, through the cooperation of communities of citizens, or through governments and other institutions. Behind each program is the search for answers to a primary question: What does it take to make democracy work as it should?

The research is organized into six interrelated major programs: * Citizens and Public Choice * Community Politics and Leadership * The Public and Public Schools * Institutions, Professionals, and the Public * The Public-Government Relationship * International and Civil Society

Eligibility

The foundation seeks diversity in academic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. Previous associates have come from departments of history, education, philosophy, the social sciences, and journalism.

Compensation and Provisions

Research Associates receive excellent fulltime compensation and benefits including medical insurance. The foundation also provides office space, use of a computer, access to the Internet and the foundation’s network, and other research resources. Associates are also reimbursed for ordinary costs associated with a temporary relocation to Dayton.


Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Award Program

Student Award Program

The annual Student Award Program provides a $3,000 stipend to doctoral and medical students enrolled in Michigan universities to fund a wide range of applied health care research including pilot programs, demonstration and evaluation projects.


Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

This fellowship program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research. The program is open to United States doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Fellowship awards will not exceed $12,000 for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars and $8,000 for master’s students.

Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or disability.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification.
  • Must have a Ph.D., be a U.S. doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation, or be enrolled in a Master’s degree granting program.
  • Must be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences.
  • Must wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).

Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. CAORC member centers to which fellows may affiliate include
– the American Academy in Rome,
– the American Center of Oriental Research (Amman, Jordan),
– the American Center for Mongolian Studies,
– the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia),
– the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies,
– the American Institute for Yemeni Studies,
– the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies,
– the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies,
– the American Institute of Indian Studies,
– the American Institute of Iranian Studies,
– the American Institute of Pakistan Studies,
– the American Research Center in Egypt,
– the American Research Center in Sofia,
– the American Research Institute in Turkey,
– the American School of Classical Studies at Athens,
– the Center for Khmer Studies,
– the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute,
– the Mexico-North Research Network,
– the Palestinian American Research Center,
– the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq,
– the West African Research Association (Senegal), and
– the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (Jerusalem).


Native American Resident Scholar Lamon Fellowship

The School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy.

The Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship is available for a Native American scholar, either pre- or postdoctoral, working in either the humanities or the sciences.

For more information please visit: http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholars


UNESCO/ Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme

With a view to promoting international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology, and to enhancing friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO, under the sponsorship of the organization, 25 fellowships for advanced studies and two more fellowships on agriculture-related subjects specially at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States.

The fellowships, tenable in a selected number of Chinese universities, are of one year duration or less. These fellowships, which are in most cases to be conducted in English, are offered to senior advanced students wishing to pursue higher studies or intending to undertake research mainly independently with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language prior to taking up research/study in their field of interest.

When completing the form, each candidate is requested to specify three possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as personal preference. Applicants may wish to visit the China Scholarship Council website (www.csc.ed.cn) for details regarding these host institutions. In addition, fields of studies proposed in selected universities can be found at the following URL:
http://portal.unesco.org/unesco/ev.php?URL_ID=44172&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1236180904#1


TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship

The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory and outstanding work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA trustee. Professor Hamilton was a TIAA trustee from 1989 to 2003 and during her 35-year career at Michigan State University, she was a highly regarded sociology professor and a faculty member of the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora – the study of the dispersion and settlement of African peoples once they left the African continent.

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora

Deadline: January 3, 2011

If interested, please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu)


Humanistic Fellowships

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.

SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. A six-month fellowship is also available for a female scholar from a developing nation, whose research promotes women’s empowerment. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series.

Six types of fellowships are available:

Weatherhead Fellowships

Up to two nine-month fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or social scientific in nature.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a Native American PhD candidate or post-doctoral scholar working in either the humanities or the social sciences.

Henry Luce Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral Asian or American scholar whose research focuses on East Asia or Southeast Asia.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar whose project relates to the humanities.

Anne Ray Fellowship

One nine-month fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar, working in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent Native graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar serves as a mentor to two Native interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.

Campbell Fellowship

One six-month fellowship is available for a female social scientist from a developing nation, either a PhD candidate or post-doctoral scholar, whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.

In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR’s mission may be able to join the School’s dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Interested scholars can contact SAR’s Resident Scholar Program for more information.

Please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu) if interested in applying for a fellowship position.