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Women’s International Study Center (WISC)

Deadline: March 15, 2017

The group residency is meant to support a group of collaborators in need of a period of residency to engage in teambuilding and/or work on a project together. WISC seeks proposals aligned with its focus areas, broadly defined, as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy. 

Scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in those areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women. Residencies are typically up to four weeks long. Applicants will be asked to suggest up to three choices of residency dates, in order of preference. These periods should fall within 12 months beginning no sooner than 90 days after the relevant review date (March 15 and November 15). For example, those proposing under the March 15 review date should suggest residency periods beginning no sooner than June 15 of the year in which they are applying and no later than June 15 of the following year. 

http://wisc-amh.org/programs/residency-program/

 

Barakat Senior Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

One visiting scholarship of £10,000 to enable an established Muslim scholar from the Islamic world to come to Oxford for three months to carry out a specific program of research and to deliver a lecture on their research.

http://barakat.org/grants/

 

Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI)

Deadline: March 31, 2017

BFI invites innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life on Earth to enter to win this prize. For the past decade, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge has been widely regarded as socially-responsible design's highest award, contributing to advancing whole-systems approaches to solving humanity's most pressing problems while highlighting and nurturing countless such initiatives. Entries are welcome in many fields, including science, design, architecture, engineering, education, contemporary art, urban planning, healthcare, socially responsible business, communications, economics, finance, information technology, agriculture, and food systems. People from all over the world are all welcome to enter the Challenge. The $100,000 grand prize will support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy, but the Fuller Challenge offers more than a single financial award.

https://www.bfi.org/challenge

 

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship:

Applications Open: Spring 2017

The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide women journalists with a transformative experience by offering them opportunities to complete research and coursework at leading academic institutions and build reporting skills through internships at major U.S.-based media outlets. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and/or Internet-based media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

https://www.iwmf.org/programs/the-elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/apply-for-the-neuffer-fellowship/

  

MAY

Wenner-Gren Foundation:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Final decisions are made six months after deadline. http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

 

Wenner-Gren Foundation:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. The maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant is US $20,000. Please note: the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement. Grants are for research expenses. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Decisions are made six months later after deadline.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants

 

Wenner-Gren Foundation:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships

 

Mama Cash:

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Mama Cash helps build a strong global architecture of women's funds so that local and regional women's movements can grow in scale, influence, and collective power. The women's funds we support:
•    build the emerging movements of the most invisible and marginalized women and girls
•    develop local leadership, activist networks, and donor communities
•    bring international attention to local and regional issues
•    respond quickly to urgent local needs
•    build the infrastructure of the international women's movement

http://www.mamacash.org/apply-for-a-grant/womens-funds/

 

JUNE

Wenner-Gren Foundation:

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend. Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication. The June 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than January of the following year.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/conference-and-workshop-grants

 

Queen Rania Foundation (QRF):

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

PhD Research Fellows: QRF will offer one GBP 4,000 grant per annum (pa) for three years to an individual intending to commence a PhD in education with Jordan as the country of focus (and topic linked to one of QRF’s five thematic areas). During their PhD studies, the fellow would be expected to come to Jordan for their fieldwork (for a minimum of 6 months), be based at QRF and expected to provide a limited amount of research training to QRF staff. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their ability to finance the full cost of their PhD. After completing their PhD, the individual would commit to working at QRF for one year (and be paid a local salary during this year).

Position Title: Visiting Research Fellow (during PhD); Research Fellow (for the one year following PhD completion).

http://www.qrf.org/page/fellowships-0

 

Global Fund for Women:

Application Deadline: June 2017

invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women-led groups based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change. To maximize our impact in defending and expanding hard won gains in women’s rights, Global Fund for Women’s grantmaking will focus on three critical areas:

https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant/

 

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (International Applicants Only)

Deadline: 30 June 2017

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia's reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field. 
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for individuals to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia. Support is available to international applicants.  To be eligible to receive an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship, applicants must:  
- be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme  
- be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country  
- commence their proposed programme after January 1, 2017, and no later than November 30, 2017. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to apply  
- provide all relevant supporting documentation 
- not currently hold or have completed, after January 1, 2015, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government).  
- not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship. 

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour%20program/scholarships-and-fellowships/about/pages/default.aspx

  

JULY

Gleitsman International Activist Award

Deadline: June 3, 2017

The Gleitsman Program for Leadership in Social Change encourages individual commitment and leadership by recognizing the exceptional achievement of innovators who have sparked positive social change. The program seeks those individuals whose vision and courage inspire others to join with them in confronting and challenging injustice. Nominees are recognized for accomplishments outside of the United States, with citizens from all countries eligible. The award will be given in the Fall of 2015 and includes a $125,000 prize and a specially commissioned sculpture designed by Maya Lin, the creator of the Vietnam War Memorial.

http://cpl.hks.harvard.edu/gleitsman-international-activist-award

 

Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe/ University of Rijeka

Deadline: July 20, 2017

The programme offers up to five months residencies. For the Spring 2016 academic year, CAS SEE Rijeka offers 40 fellowship months. CAS SEE Rijeka Fellows are invited to spend two to ten months in Rijeka in accordance with the length and the complexity of their research project. Funding will support a living allowance in the range of € 1,100 per month for a fellow, support for accommodation expenses, a research budget in accordance with the research proposal, and travel expenses (one round trip). 

The Fellowship Programme CAS SEE Rijeka is an international researcher mobility programme that offers residencies in Rijeka and in the countries of the Balkans region (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania).  At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree. Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme. There is no age limit for applying to CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Programme. The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and socialsciences. It also welcomes applications from scholars in the arts and the life and exact sciences provided that the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work (does not require laboratory facilities) and the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences. 

http://cas.uniri.hr/projects/fellowships-program/

  

SEPTEMBER

Koneen Saatio/ Kone Foundation

Deadline: September 30 2017

The Foundation's Researcher Grants are awarded for research in the humanities, social sciences, for environmental research and for artistic research. The grants are generally not intended to support research in the fields of education, psychology, theology, law, or applied economics without a cross-disciplinary dimension. Priority is also given to subjects and fields of research which are either multi- or interdisciplinary, or even marginal or outside the mainstream. The Kone Foundation Language Programme is taken into account in funding decisions during the period 2012-2016. Furthermore, the foundation appreciates activities that cross national borders: Finnish applicants doing research abroad or foreigners researching in Finland are given priority. Geographically, the focal point of the Foundation is the Baltic region. In the decisions for the allocation of researcher grants, the Foundation will emphasize both the postdoctoral research of recent doctoral graduates as well as researchers with career experience.

http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/formsofsupport/

 

Technische Universitat Berlin (TU)

Deadline: September 30, 2017

The following are available:
1. 12 Fellowships for PhD Candidates (1,365 Euro/month for a maximum of three years)
2. 1 Post-doc Position (Salary determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years)

The DFG-sponsored International Graduate Research Program (IGK 1705/1) "The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present" is now accepting applications for fellowships for PhD candidates and one post-doc position during its second phase, beginning May 1, 2015. Young scholars working in the disciplines of history, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, political science as well as from related fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning are welcome to apply. PhD candidates must complete their qualifying degree (MA, Magister, Diplom) by May 2015. Postdoctoral applicants must have successfully completed their PhD (degree in hand) by May 2015. The program languages are English and German. All applicants must be proficient in English. Applicants must also be proficient in any other languages necessary for their proposed research projects.

 

Staatsbibiothek zu Berlin

Deadline: September 30, 2017

The Research Grant Program of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitzis primarily intended to enable scholars living abroad to come to Berlin in order to make use of the rich collections of the Library and the other institutions of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation for their research work, and to make professional contacts in Germany. With its unique collections, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library at Berlin) is a research library of international ranking, which offers excellent working conditions to scholars especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, in Law and in the History of Science.

http://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/en/extras/spezielle-interessen/stipendien/

 

OCTOBER

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto / Finnish Cultural Foundation

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Grants are intended for larger, preferably international research groups for interdisciplinary scientific cooperation. The funding enables the workshop leader or leaders to gather a group of ten to twenty researchers, which can include scientists from several fields of science. The group would undertake research into the selected research topic, which would benefit from wider cooperation combining different competences. The applicant can be an individual scientist or a group of scientists representing several different scientific fields or research groups. One or two grants of €50 000 per year are awarded for two-year workshops. The group would meet for a few days two to three times per year. Funding can cover only the meeting costs of the group. Funding for the research work itself must come from other sources.

http://www.skr.fi/en/grants/grants-available-application/central-fund-application-period-1-31-october/science-workshops

 

Newnham College University of Cambridge

Deadline: October 28, 2017

There is no age limit, but the Research Fellowship is intended to support women with high potential, at an early stage of their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to those who have recently submitted or are near to submitting their PhD or who have no more than a few years of full-time postdoctoral research experience, and who will expect to go on to hold posts in institutions of international standing. Research Fellows are expected to be resident in Cambridge during Full Term, unless (with leave from the Council) they are undertaking fieldwork or other work away from Cambridge.

- Research Fellows, stipendiary and non-stipendiary, are entitled to single accommodation in College (including a sitting-room/study and a bedroom).

- Resident Research Fellows, stipendiary or non-stipendiary, are entitled to free meals. If non-resident they are entitled to 7 free meals per week.

- Stipendiary and non-stipendiary Research Fellows may apply for additional support towards certain research, IT or conference expenses.

- Research Fellows living out of College, whether stipendiary or non-stipendiary, will receive a supplement, currently £4,266 per annum; this is taxable and subject to National Insurance.

- If non-resident they are entitled to the use of, or share in the use of, a study, free of charge, in College.

- Research Fellows are eligible for assistance with childcare costs.

http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships

 

NOVEMBER

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Final decisions are made six months after deadline. http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

 

Wenner-Gren Foundation:

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. The maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant is US $20,000. Please note: the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement. Grants are for research expenses. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Decisions are made six months later after deadline.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants

 

School for Advanced Research (SAR)

Deadline: November 7, 2017

These residential fellowships are available for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Weatherhead Foundation. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Two nine-month residential fellowships are available. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus.

http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholar_apply

 

Roddenberry Foundation

Deadline: November 16, 2017

The best five ideas for a boldly better future - whether rooted in art, science, technology or another domain of human ingenuity - will win a total prize of $1 million to implement their world-changing solution.

The Roddenberry Prize is seeking all types of solutions that deliver on the promise of innovation, captures the spirit of discovery and embraces the power of diversity to benefit all humanity. There are infinite possibilities for a boldly better future, some of which may include, but are not limited to, solutions that address the following: 
- Arts, Culture, Media 
- Education 
- Environment 
- Health 
- Human Rights 
- Science & Technology 

The Roddenberry Prize welcomes applications from individuals, businesses, and non-profits from around the world. 

https://roddenberryprize.org/about-the-prize/

 

DECEMBER

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend. Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication. The June 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than January of the following year.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/conference-and-workshop-grants

 

International Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2017

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2017, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline: December 1, 2017

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

  

New School for Social Research

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Advanced doctoral students and faculty in the humanities and social sciencesare invited to apply. The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) at the New School for SocialResearch is now accepting fellowship applications for rhe 2017 Summer Seminars. Founded and directed by Ann Laura Stoler, ICSI offers individuals from around the world the opportunity to participate in a weeklong fellowship, during which they work closely with eminent scholars who have shaped how we think today. There are 60 available Fellowships (20 per seminar). Tuition includes the weeklong seminar (including 5 Master Classes and 5 Workshops), one public lecture by each of the three faculty, one communal lunch, and the opening and closing receptions. Tuition does not cover travel, housing, or food. Tuition fees for all Fellows are below-cost, thanks to funding from the New School's Board of Trustees and private gifts. Priority for reduced-tuition scholarships will be given to applicants from the Global South (Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East), though in some cases ICSI may consider scholars at institutions in Southern and Eastern Europe, and in very rare cases, scholars at resource-poor institutions in the United States and Canada. http://www.criticalsocialinquiry.org/apply

 

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Individual post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers are invited to conduct research related to Iraq in any field of the humanities or social sciences. While the TAARII mission emphasizes support for the humanities and social sciences, proposals for related work in the natural sciences will also be considered. Requests should not exceed $4,000. The final amount awarded will depend upon the merit of the proposal and the budget justification.

http://www.taarii.org/fellowships/iraqi-scholars

 

NO DEADLINES/CONTINUOUS:

Queen Rania Foundation (QRF):

Application Deadline Rolling basis

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows: QRF will offer one GBP 5,000 research grant to a recent PhD graduate to undertake postdoctoral research on education in Jordan (and topic linked to one of QRF’s five thematic areas – see below). They would be expected to use the grant to travel to Jordan for a minimum period of three months, to undertake a piece of agreed research, and provide training to QRF and affiliation staff. Position Title: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow

http://www.qrf.org/page/fellowships-0

 

Arab Human Rights Fund:

Applications now open!

The Fund is open for grant applications to support all human rights issues in the Arab region. The Arab Human Rights Fund has a three-step application process. Interested applicants begin by submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI) that includes their contacts details and a brief about their project objectives. If the projects objectives are eligible according to AHRF standards they will be invited to submit a Request (template available on the portal) that summarizes information about the applicant and the proposed action for which they seek funding. After reviewing the request, the grants program team will invite promising applicants to apply for a full grant application. The application packet will be sent to these applicants at that time.

http://www.ahrfund.org/csoon/index.html

 

The American Institute of Iranian Studies:

Dealine for application: 8 months prior to desired travel dates and should be e-mailed to aiis@nyc.rr.com

Conference Attendance Fellowships for Iranian Scholars AIIrS offers fellowships for short visits for Iranian scholars with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to deliver papers at conferences in the U.S. Applicants must be Iranian citizens resident in Iran and preference will be given to tenured faculty members and museum staff with English fluency, a record of research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran, and publications in scholarly journals. Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in the form of a curriculum vitae and a letter explaining the paper topic and how the opportunity of attending the conference would benefit the research and the conference. The applicant must include a letter of invitation from the conference mentioning the topic of the paper to be delivered.

http://www.simorgh-aiis.org/

 

Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Continuous

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through grants and risk capital, they support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, international organisations, researchers, and government agencies. Anyone may apply, including teams from social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country. GIF offers grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million USD. http://globalinnovation.fund/apply-to-gif

 

The American Institute of Iranian Studies:

Application Deadline: 8 months prior to desired travel dates and should be e-mailed to aiis@nyc.rr.com

Senior Fellowships for Iranian Scholars AIIrS offers senior fellowships for a period of up to three months for established scholars in Iran with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to acquaint themselves with the range of academic activities and resources in the U.S. and work collaboratively with U.S. scholars. Applicants must be Iranian citizens resident in Iran and preference will be given to tenured faculty members and museum staff with English fluency, a record of research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran, and publications in scholarly journals. Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in the form of a curriculum vitae and a letter explaining the proposed project and how the opportunity of pursuing research in the United States (citing names of specific libraries, archival collections and/or conferences that will have a direct bearing on the research) would enhance the results. The applicant should also include three letters of reference from colleagues well-acquainted with the research project, including at least one reference from the home institution. Preference will be given to applicants providing the names of relevant contacts in the U.S. who have extended an invitation and permission to conduct research, and copies of such letters of invitation/permission should be submitted along with the application. Please specify preferred dates of travel.

http://www.simorgh-aiis.org/

 

Wellcome Trust

Deadline: Continuous

This scheme is for small-scale humanities and social science research projects, scoping exercises or meetings in any area of human or animal health, including projects relating to research resources.

 

Applicants must be based in, or travelling to, the UK or the Republic of Ireland. International applicants needing to travel to the UK or the Republic of Ireland will be considered, but candidates must be highly competitive. Awards can provide a contribution towards research expenses, such as transport, accommodation, subsistence and photocopying costs. They may include the costs of overseas visits.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk//Funding/Humanities-and-social-science/Funding-schemes/Small-grants/index.htm

 

FOR NEXT YEAR (2018)

School for Advanced Research (SAR)

Deadline: 11 Jan 2018

Summer scholar residential fellowships are awarded to several scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Fellowship are available for doctoral level scholars and PhD candidates. Summer scholars are provided with a small stipend, a rent-free apartment and office on campus, an allowance account, library support, and other benefits during a seven-week session, which starts in mid-June.

http://sarweb.org/index.php?summer_scholars

 

American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS)

Deadline: Jan 31 2018

The Institute annually holds two competitions for fellowship programs supporting research on Yemen, one for U.S. citizens, presently limited to venues other than Yemen, and one for citizens of the Republic of Yemen. Both are funded by grants from the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Proposals are invited from American and Yemeni scholars in all disciplines. Collaborative or group projects are also invited. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are post-graduate professionals. Projects are not normally funded above $6,000. Applicants may need to secure additional funding for other expenses or for extended research periods, but in the case of multiple awards AIYS reserves the right to modify or cancel its fellowship offer. http://www.aiys.org/fellowships.html

 

University of Cambridge/ Selwyn College

Deadline: 20 November 2018

Applications are invited for the fellowship in certain Arts subjects (Anglo Saxon, Architecture, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, English, History of Art, Linguistics, Modern & Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theology). The function of these Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career. Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. One fellowship is available. The initial pensionable stipend for a Research Fellow with a PhD (and who does not already have a salaried position) will correspond to the first step of an incremental scale, currently £17,487-£18,254-£19,025. The non-incremental stipend for a Research Fellow without a PhD is currently £15,575. Accommodation in College is provided for a single Fellow, for which a charge (currently £104 p.a.) is made.

http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/selwyn-college/employment

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